Hotel Lincoln is located on North Clark Street, right across this bustling thoroughfare from Lincoln Park. Guests of Hotel Lincoln will find themselves with easy access to world-class shopping and dining, acclaimed cultural attractions, and the splendor of Lake Michigan—in short, all the things that make Chicago such a beloved place to live and visit. Numerous amenities are available at Hotel Lincoln. In fact, each night it charges every guest a “Guest Amenity Fee” of $15 to cover the many benefits it offers. These amenities include such highlights as complimentary bottled water, a complimentary drink at one of its in-house restaurants, complimentary pet-boarding, a fitness center, business center, and much more.
Hotel Lincoln Ambiance
Hotel Lincoln manages to come off as a youthful and quirky, yet refined space. The main entrance has that classic movie-marquee feel to it, whereas the lobby is a swirl of colors. The name of the establishment is on a large sign hanging above the front desk that resembles the license plate of a classic car that might have been racing down Route 66 some 70 years ago, while the front desk itself has been made to look like a sculpture of cabinet drawers each one stacked on top of another. Nearby blue couches sit on vibrant carpet adorned with red, yellow, and white geometric shapes. Almost every inch of the walls is covered with artwork, and the light fixtures are as exotic as they are bright. The effect is a lot, but most people seem to think it works well.
Hotel Lincoln Rooms
There are many different kinds of rooms available at Hotel Lincoln. Typical rooms come with your choice of 1 queen bed, 2 double beds, or a junior suite with 1 king bed. The same accommodations are also available with views of either Lincoln Park or Lake Michigan—you’ll just need to specify that you want a “lakeview” or “parkview” room.
There are also several suites available at Hotel Lincoln. 1-bedroom suites come with a single king bed and a distinctive sitting area with a couch that has a hideaway bed. These suites have either “neighborhood” or “interior” views. However, you may also request suites that have views of Lake Michigan or Lincoln Park.
In-room décor at Hotel Lincoln is fun and funky, with just the right amount of flair. Think plenty of warm yellow walls with bold blue bedspreads, red pillows, and teal armchairs. Colorful abstract paintings and framed pictures of Chicago’s many wonders adorn the walls. Many of the rooms at Hotel Lincoln have large windows that let in generous light and offer nice views of Lincoln Park, which is situated just across the street. Some rooms on higher floors even have views of Lake Michigan.
In-room amenities include complimentary bottled water, flat-screen LCD televisions, and high-speed Wi-Fi. Each room also comes with a CubieBlue alarm and Bluetooth speaker, as well as a small chair and desk. The bathrooms are modern, up-to-date, and functional. Each one comes fully stocked with a complimentary supply of Jonathan Adler bath products, too.
Hotel Lincoln Amenities
Hotel Lincoln has three different dining options right on-site for your convenience. Located right off the main lobby, The Kennison serves up innovative takes on classic American dishes like burgers, sandwiches, steaks, and more. It is open for breakfast from 7:00am to 11:00am on Mondays through Fridays, and brunch on weekends between the hours of 9:00am and 2:00pm. It serves dinner beginning at 5:00pm 7 days a week.
If you’re looking for a quick bite or a tasty drink with a view, then head to the J. Parker Rooftop Bar. This delightful bar sits on the very top of Hotel Lincoln, providing guests with wonderful views of Lincoln Park and North Avenue Beach. The food menu is small but heavy on favorites like sweet potato fries, chicken wings, and charcuterie boards, while the drink menu features an assortment of beer, wine, spirits, and cocktails.
Elaine’s Coffee Call is the smart choice for guests needing a quick caffeine boost, or a pleasant place to get some work done while traveling. Open every day between the hours of 6:30am and 5:00pm, this charming coffeeshop also serves tea, juice, breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and more.
Other amenities available at Hotel Lincoln include a 24-hour business center where you’ll have access to computers and printers, and a 24-hour fitness center that comes complete with treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, and more. The hotel considers itself pet-friendly, and valet parking is available on-site at a rate of $60 per night. When the weather allows, you can even access complimentary bike rentals directly from Hotel Lincoln—and each guest receives a voucher for one complimentary happy hour drink at The Kennison!
Hotel Lincoln Neighborhood
Hotel Lincoln is located in the heart of Chicago’s lovely Lincoln Park neighborhood. You’ll find so many of Chicago’s most famous landmarks just a short distance from this prime spot. Leafy Lincoln Park is situated just across the street from Hotel Lincoln, and popular attractions like Lincoln Park Zoo, North Avenue Beach (along beautiful Lake Michigan), the Chicago History Museum, and comedy institution The Second City are just a few blocks away. Beyond that, neighborhoods like the Gold Coast, Old Town, and River North are a couple minutes’ drive down the street, as are tourist favorites like Michigan Avenue, John Hancock Building, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Additional nearby lodging options include the Warwick Allerton, Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile, Club Quarters Hotel Central Loop, Majestic Hotel, Hotel Felix, Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Hotel Chicago West Loop, among many others.