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Frequently Asked Questions


What is check-in/checkout time?

Check-in time is 3 p.m.; check out is 12 p.m.

Do you allow pets?

We welcome your pets. Upon check-in, a signed pet agreement will be required. There is a $50 per stay pet cleaning fee.

How much do you charge for high-speed/Wi-Fi Internet access?

Our Wi-Fi, complimentary to all guests, is available in public spaces and guest rooms.

Do you have a fitness center? What kind of equipment does it have? What are the hours?

Our fitness room is open 24 hours a day, accessible only by a guest room key. It includes cardio equipment, free weights and a stretch area.

Do you have a business center?

Our complimentary 24-hour business center features one desktop station and a laptop station. Charges apply.

Do you have a pool?

We do not have a pool.

Do you have a spa?

Equinox, just a 1/2 block away, offers spa services.

Which prep schools, colleges and universities are nearby Hotel Lincoln?

Hotel Lincoln is near Loyola University, Northwestern University and many other colleges and prep schools. Learn more.


How do I get to the Hotel?


  1. Follow airport signage and merge onto I-55 N. /Stevenson Expy. toward Chicago
  2. Take the US-41 N. /Lake Shore Dr. N. exit on the left
  3. Merge onto US-41 N. /S. Lake shore Dr.
  4. Take the exit toward IL-64/LaSalle Dr./North Ave.
  5. Turn left onto LaSalle Dr.
  6. Turn right onto N. Clark St.
  7. Hotel Lincoln will be on the right


  1. Follow airport signage and take ramp onto I-190 E.
  2. Merge onto I-90 E.
  3. Take Exit 48B for SR-64 E. /W. North Ave.
  4. Turn left onto N. Well St.
  5. Turn right onto N. Lincoln Ave.
  6. Turn right onto N. Clark St.
  7. Hotel Lincoln will be on the right

Access to the front of the hotel is heading south on Clark St.
The hotel does not offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport.

Other transportation options include:

From O’Hare airport:

  1. Catch the Blue Line at O’Hare Airport from below the ground floor, where tickets are purchased
  2. Take the Blue Line from O’Hare and get off at Damen (This will take about 20 minutes).
  3. Take a taxi to Hotel Lincoln, which will only take 10-15 minutes. In total, this option will run about $20.


  1. Take the Blue Line downtown to the Clark/Lake stop, about 30 minutes.
  2. Exit the station and take either the Northbound #22 Clark or #36 Broadway bus, both of which will take you directly to our front door.

From Midway Airport:

  1. Take the Orange Line from Midway and get off at the stop Clark/Lake.
  2. Get on the #22 northbound bus, which will drop you off right in front of the Hotel. This option will cost about $5 and take 1 - 1.5 hours OR catch a cab to the Hotel. This option will take about 45 minutes and cost about $20.

What is the best address to put into my GPS?

1816 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614

Do you have on-site parking? How much is parking? Is it included in my room rate?

The hotel offers valet parking, with in and out privileges. The cost of valet is $60 per night.
There is a self-parking lot located one block south of Hotel Lincoln, at the corner of LaSalle Drive and Stockton Drive. The cost is $35/night and does not include in and out privileges.


What is your restaurant’s cuisine?

The Kennison: an elevated, chef driven, neighborhood restaurant serving contemporary American cuisine.
Elaine's Coffee Call: A grab and go coffee shop.
J. Parker Rooftop Bar: A restaurant and bar serving American cuisine. Reservations are not accepted.

What are the hours of the restaurant/bar/lounge?

The Kennison
Sunday - Thursday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Elaine's Coffee Call
Daily: 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

J. Parker Rooftop Bar
Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Monday - Thursday: 5 p.m. -1 a.m.
Friday: 1 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 1 a.m.

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