Smitten Travels: Hotel Lincoln – Chicago

hotel lincoln ChicagoOver the holidays Rupe and I went back to Michigan but we also fit in a little trip to Chicago. We happened to stumble across the Hotel Lincoln on and decided to stay there for a couple nights for a vacation from our vacation. Come to find out it is a Joie de Vivre hotel which is based out of San Francisco and is the same company responsible for the colorful Saguaro hotel in Palm Springs among many other unique California places to rest your head.

From the minute we walked in the lobby I knew this was my kind of place. It’s the kind of inviting lobby that makes you want to sit around and hang out for a while. My favorite part was the mix of patterns, colors, and textures. I snapped these photos of a few that were just in the lobby alone!

Get a peek into the lobby and read more after the jump.

hotel lincoln lobby

hotel lincoln roomFrom the front desk made of mis-matched old drawer fronts (find the one with the dog handle and it will reveal a little treat for your furry friends), to the plaid carpeting in the hallways, to loads of original art, it is easy to spend a few days just taking it all in. With super cozy rooms, 3 great food options, and a roof top bar with amazing views of the city and Lake Michigan you hardly have to leave its four walls (thankfully, because it was freezing when we were there)! However we did venture out to enjoy the great neighborhood shops and restaurants, oh and the park and free zoo that is right access the street.

Tips to stay: Rooms on the highest floors 9 – 12 have the best views (ask for a view. you’ll be happy you did). // One drawback was that our room was right next to the elevator so we would hear people coming and going A LOT. My ear plugs took care of that problem and was happy I had them. // Make sure to hit up the rooftop bar. J. Parker, it has great bites, drinks and views!

  • i’m always on the hunt for cute boutique-y hotels when i travel. i’ve been to chicago a couple of times, but i never came across this gem! so much character. LOVE IT!

    • Hi Justine, Yes me too! Was so happy to have found this one. ps. I just popped over to your blog and it looks so great!

  • I’m heading to the US this year for the first time so reviews like this are so exciting / helpful. I just cant wait!

  • Great tip. I’ll definitely check it out when I’m back in to Chicago. Cheers to Michiganders!

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