Hotel Lincoln, Chicago

1816 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614, USA (show on map)

Expert reviews

Fodors review:

“Across from Lincoln Park, this historic hotel’s cool, kitschy vibe still feels authentic, thanks to details like the original Hotel Lincoln sign in the lobby. Guest rooms combine vintage and modern elements, including original art.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Chicago.

Frommers review:

“Not only is Hotel Lincoln plopped in one of the best neighborhood locations in town (right in Lincoln Park, across from Lincoln Park Zoo and Lake Michigan), it’s also among the most fun, lighthearted, and quirky hotels in Chicago.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Chicago.

Telegraph review:

“Hotel Lincoln is an oddball, but in all the best ways. It takes pride in its eccentric design and unusual location in a leafy district of brick homes and corner bars. The relaxed, cheeky vibe lures holidaymaking couples and families.”

Guest rating

This an aggregated customer review rating of Hotel Lincoln, Chicago. We have taken customer review ratings from hotel booking sites, search engines, the official hotel website and other travel platforms. This is the average of all those ratings. We only list places that have a customer review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5.0

4.3 out of 5.0

Ranked 12th in Chicago


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All you need to know

The four-star hotel is located on 1816 North Clark Street in the Lincoln Park district of Chicago where it offers high-quality hospitality services and facilities. The hotel is located across the street from the famous Lincoln Park and offers some of the comfiest and coziest room to tourists and travelers in the city. Hotel Lincoln is located close to some fascinating and interesting places which makes it even more attractive to guests – as if it needs more attraction than it already has!

For a satisfying and comfy resting place while visiting one of the most amazing cities in the United States, the Hotel Lincoln is just the place for you. The hotel offers chic and lush room options such as Standard Queen Room, Double Room with Two Double Beds, Queen Room with Park View, King Room with Lake View, Junior Suite and Queen Room with Lake View. Other room options available in the hotel include the One-Bedroom King Suite with Sofa Be, Double Room with Park View and Junior Suite with Lake View.

Landmark places and buildings in Chicago located close to the hotel include Lincoln Park Zoo which is just 400 m away, the Chicago History Museum which is about 500 m away and the Noble Horse Theatre which is about a kilometer away.

Rooms in Hotel Lincoln are fitted with standard amenities such as free Wi-Fi for high-speed internet access, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, air conditioning and a comfy sofa.


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Recent guest reviews


27 November 2023


Room size, location

no coffee machine refills and cups updated daily and called to ask for some and never delivered. Your fitness room too small and no cups for water and no paper towels or spray to clean equipment (have not seen a hotel in 2 years that does not do that).


27 November 2023

Location saves the Lincoln!

Can’t beat this location! Rooftop bar and restaurant super cool.

Unimpressed with set-up and service. I get that it’s an old hotel, but as a guest, I shouldn’t have to unplug the TV to make coffee or vice versa bc there aren’t enough outlets for all the appliances. Ice bucket but no water cups. No housekeeping services our entire stay so had to ask for coffee/cups and TP. TP and walls were about the same width, so heard our neighbors all the time.


12 November 2023

Great stay, will book again

I liked the feel of the hotel and the look of the building

I was informed that next year they expect a remodel and I would love to come back and see the updated version.


31 October 2023

Very good



17 October 2023

Enjoyed it

Convenient location for my colleague. Price this time was acceptable. Normally it’s too expensive.

Everything fine. Music in the roof bar too loud outside.


17 October 2023


Safe location, clean, modern, quirky decor. Fun spot. Rooftop bar and coffee shop on site.

No refrigerator in room. Rooms very small. Parking $68 for less than 24 hours.


17 October 2023

Had a great time in a great location would for sure stay here again.

Location and roof top bar

The AC system in the room was a bit dated


12 October 2023

Positive stay

Good sized room(junior suite),comfortable bed,good view from room, staff helpful.

Some of the decor was a bit tired looking


11 October 2023

Great 'average' place to stay and a decent price for the area. Really needs

Great location. Across from Lincoln Park and the lake. Quiet and central for Lincoln Park location. Really decent cafes nearby, and great for daily outdoor exercise / walks.

The lobby was not clean. Way too many dogs and dirty furniture. Felt 'grubby'. There were treats on the ground for dogs...where were the treats for the paying guests? So odd. Elaine's cafe needs to clean up a bit. Food needs to be served from a very clean place in my opinion - and it does not feel clean. Parker Rooftop restaurant is fantastic. Food was super and the drinks / cocktails also. View is top notch. Great vibe.


8 October 2023

Would stay again - all we needed

Great location, nice amount of space in the room, tea and coffee making facility, comfy bed. We arrived early and appreciated being able to leave our bags there while our room was prepared. Lovely helpful staff.

air con units seemed a bit noisy, though we did manage to get used to them.


3 October 2023

Good stay and room with nice view and helpful staff.

Good room and view and quiet


28 September 2023

Good but could be a lot better.

Location, Roof top bar & restaurant, comfortable bed, good bedding

Communal areas scruffy particularly the lifts, no tea available in the evening, room a bit dark needs a lift. Wall colour not good.


27 September 2023

The things I didn’t like did not over power the entire experience but I am not high maintenance.

The staff was really nice and helped out my cousin as she was having problems. Hopefully she apologized. The location of the hotel is awesome. I loved the old timey retro atmosphere of the building. The rooftop bar ? INCREDIBLE. I loved the refillable water bottles and the fitness room was great. I also fell in love the with the spinning front door.

the food is super expensive at the rooftop bar . On the pull out mattress there were cough drop wrappers that didn’t get cleaned. Didn’t have a mini fridge though it was specified in the room description as that is the reason we upgraded because we were staying for about 5 days. The bed and pillows could be more comfy. Some pillows were A1 but others weren’t. I guess that’s preference. The bathtubs didn’t seem super clean. The bottom of the tub looked “dirty” although was probably scrubbed.


18 September 2023


It was my first time staying there and I really like the location. It's convenient to my friends in Old Town and right on the Lake where I enjoy recreating.

For some reason the water was switched off in the middle of the night - couldn't get water out of the tap or flush the toilet. There was no notification before or after.


17 September 2023


Liked the size of the junior suite. It was very quiet.

Furniture in the suite was a bit worn.


14 September 2023

Great value and location even if the rooms are a bit stuffy.

We love being close to Lincoln Park and several bus lines that can get you downtown. Seth with housekeeping was exceptionally friendly.

Rooms are a bit odd in configuration and musty.


12 September 2023

Lovely hotel in a GREAT location. Easy access to coffee shop and rooftop deck was a treat!

The room was very nice, clean and comfortable. The bathroom was a little small but that is just the sign of it being an older hotel.

Size of bathroom.


4 September 2023

Very good

The rooftop bar was amazing. Great views at the bar and our room.



3 September 2023

Loved location, and roof top bar right on premises. Also Elaine’s coffee shop

Great location. Convenient and parking at history museum across street very convenient

Strong pervasive msrijuana fumes stinking up hallways. Security staff were trying to correct


29 August 2023

Stylish and distinctive hotel.

Pleasant lobby and coffee shop

Air conditioners were very noisy. One of window shades wouldn’t open more than half-way.


15 August 2023


Wife and I have stayed here at least 10 times for multiple nights. We love the location.


11 August 2023

Overall, great location and clean/comfortable accommodations.

Location was excellent

Dated-especially the carpet


5 August 2023

Excellent location.

Location was awesome. So close to old town, museum, Lincoln Park, beach, 2nd City improv, and excellent breakfast spot around the corner, Nookies. Oh and that roof top view....

Smelled a bit funny. Shower over a bath not my favorite.


5 August 2023

Just what we needed during our stay in Chicago.

friendly service. free drink on the rooftop. excellent view up there

bumped into bed platform too many times.


25 July 2023


The staff was very friendly and easy to communicate with. They were very accommodating. The Parker restaurant was delicious with friendly wait staff. The security guard Micheal was super friendly, and we felt like we made a friend.

The bed was too firm for my tastes. I prefer a softer bed. The pillows were comfortable.

Hotel facilities

Food & Drink

  • - Restaurant
  • - Bar
  • - Kid meals (additional charge)
  • - Wine/champagne (additional charge)
  • - Coffee house on site

Business facilities

  • - Meeting/banquet facilities (additional charge)
  • - Business centre
  • - Fax/photocopying

Reception services

  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Express check-in/check-out
  • - Tour desk
  • - Luggage storage
  • - Concierge service
  • - Invoice provided


  • - Fitness centre
  • - Golf course (within 3 km) (additional charge)
  • - Cycling
  • - Stand-up comedy (additional charge)
  • - Walking tours
  • - Bike tours (additional charge)
  • - Happy hour (additional charge)
  • - Live music/performance
  • - Live sport events (broadcast)
  • - Bicycle rental


  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Facilities for disabled guests
  • - Family rooms
  • - Lift
  • - Heating
  • - Allergy-free room
  • - Non-smoking throughout
  • - Air conditioning
  • - Vending machine (drinks)
  • - Vending machine (snacks)
  • - Paid WiFi
  • - Pet basket
  • - Pet bowls

Cleaning services

  • - Dry cleaning (additional charge)
  • - Ironing service (additional charge)
  • - Trouser press (additional charge)
  • - Daily housekeeping


  • - Accessible parking


  • - Wheelchair accessible
  • - Toilet with grab rails
  • - Higher level toilet
  • - Lower bathroom sink
  • - Visual aids: Braille


  • - Picnic area


  • - Key card access
  • - Security alarm
  • - Smoke alarms
  • - Fire extinguishers
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