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Hotel Lincoln

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Why We Love It

  • A classically chic boutique right next to Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan
  • The rooftop bar is one of the city's best, with great views of the skyline and the park
  • Free extras include loaner bikes and a pedicab service
  • Guests can get away from the touristy downtown and live like a local 

One of Chicago's Best Boutique Hotels -- Travel + Leisure
84%
Enjoyed This
(31 Member Ratings)
"The atmosphier the staff was awesome. "
Billie
Jul 09, 2017
Onalaska, TX, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is 30-45 minutes by taxi from Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Valet parking is available at the hotel (extra charge).

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

We love the Hotel Lincoln for being one of the best options for travelers to really see the Chicago that exists outside of downtown -- it sits in one of Chicago’s most desirable neighborhoods, next to Lincoln Park and Old Town. Frommers even calls the hotel "among the most fun, lighthearted and quirky hotels in town ... in one of the best neighborhood locations." 

The funky-retro rooms are on the smaller side but all come with 42-inch flat-panel TVs, free high-speed internet, coffeemakers and a variety of local artwork on the walls; some feature kitchenettes. Opt for a room facing east on the ninth floor for the best views over the park and the lake. Suites are a better option for families with sleeper sofas and more space.

Location is a huge draw for the Hotel Lincoln. Guests can be sunning themselves on North Avenue Beach or wandering the Lincoln Park Zoo in just minutes, and the Chicago History Museum and the famed Second City are both also a short stroll south. Steppenwolf Theater, DePaul University and dozens of top restaurants, bars and clubs around Lincoln Park and Old Town are also within a quick walk, and you're still about a ten-minute cab ride from the Mag Mile. 

Closer to home, the hotel's J. Parker cocktail bar and restaurant is regularly named one of the city's top rooftop bars. The 13th-story views of downtown and Lincoln Park are "some of the best in the city," per Fodor's. It's also known for its mixologist-driven list of signature cocktails, and seats can be very hard to get in summer -- but even in winter, guests can comfortably enjoy the view from the rooftop's glass-enclosed terrace. 

There is a limited fitness center on site, and day passes to the Equinox health club next door are also available for purchase. Borrow a bike (free of charge) to get around, or catch one of the hotel’s free pedicabs, which run to nearby landmarks. 

From the press:
  • "This historic property has a fresh, cool, kitschy vibe" -- Fodor’s
  • "The rooftop bar dazzles with sweeping views of Lake Michigan, Lincoln Park and the zoo" -- Travel + Leisure


Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • ADA compliant rooms

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 17 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). There is no extra bed available; infant's cot/crib (Pack and play) available on request, free of charge.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $50 per night on checkout.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Overnight valet parking is available for $57.00 (subject to tax) per night.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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84%
Enjoyed This
(31 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Lincoln over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location
Other Comments
Comfortable for overnight stay
Brian Aug 21, 2017 Milwaukee, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The atmosphier the staff was awesome.
Other Comments
Would be nice if overnight guests had a roof top table reservered.
Billie Jul 09, 2017 Onalaska, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location. Fun rooftop bar. Friendly staff.
Ronald Jul 08, 2017 Fernandina Beach, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Good locations if you are going to the Lincoln Park Zoo. Bed and pillows were very comfortable.
Other Comments
Our room with a queen bed was very small, not even room for a small comfortable chair. It was warm and stuffy in our room even though we kept lowering the temp on the thermostat and had the fan on high. We were on the 7th floor and it took a long time to get an elevator, usually 4 to 5 minutes. The door on one elevator literally took 10 seconds to close. We rode down with two employees who said it had been like that for over a week and management had not called to fix it. We choose this hotel because the TravelZoo description said the Hotel Lincoln offered free shuttle service to Wrigley Field for games and concerts. This was not the case. My fault for not double checking with the hotel before booking,. There is a CTA bus stop right across the street from the hotel and it was fine going to Wrigley. Coming back was another story! We had to walk a mile south on Clark to catch a bus because the city closes the street near Wrigley after events until the crowd disperses.
Duane Jul 01, 2017 Moline, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Rooftop bar and attached coffee shop
Other Comments
Small room size, wall unit air and heat, thin walls/floors.. could hear everyone around me
Deborah Jun 01, 2017 Livonia, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location is terrific, right across the street from Lincoln Park and the zoo, and a short stroll to the lake. The staff could not have been kinder or more helpful.
Other Comments
Hotel Lincoln is an older hotel with a relaxed and artsy feel. The rooms are small with older fixtures, but the first rate location and service override this.
Robin May 22, 2017 Annapolis, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Hotel decor, hotel staff and the affordable price
Vamsi May 17, 2017 Minneapolis, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Good location.
Other Comments
Small rooms, no fridge and very noisy.
Katie Apr 07, 2017 Utica, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, coffee shop
Other Comments
Size of the room, hot water want working in the shower.
Thomas Dec 19, 2016 Chicago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything!!! I rate a hotel on three major things for me when staying away from home. Comfort of the bed, the quality of the towels and the service of the staff. The Lincoln hotel would get a 15 on a scale of 1-10. The bed was so comfortable, the towels were soft and plentiful and the staff...well outstanding!!!!! From the time we booked with Brittney, parked our car with the Valet until the last day when the bell hop helped us pack our car.....we were treated like we were part of the Lincoln hotels family. The diverse personalities and the interest in our well being was very comforting for us. Our daughter's wedding was across the street and they helped us make our arrangements with ease. Cant say enough of how happy we were to have stayed there. Looking forward to coming back!!!
Mary Ann Oct 02, 2016 Oak Park, IL, USA

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