When most people think of Chicago hotels, they think of River North, and with good reason. Both the Elysian and the Hotel Palomar just made TripAdvisor's list of the 25 best hotels in America. And while Lincoln Park isn't a hospitality desert--it is, after all, home to the historic Belden-Stratford--visitors will soon have a brand new (well, newly refurbished) place to call home.
The Hotel Lincoln will replace the former Park View Hotel at 1816 North Clark (google maps), just below the South Pond and across the street from the tree-lined paths of Lincoln Park proper. If that address sounds familiar, you may have dined on the building's first floor, at Perennial Virant, one of the neighborhood's many Michelin-starred restaurants. In case you're wondering: Yes. You will be able to order room service from Paul Virant.
The new Hotel Lincoln will open this March, with 184 rooms available for booking on March 30 at $199. The design has been described as "a quirky nautical vibe" by Hotel Chatter, but judging from the images on Joi de Vivre Hospitality's website, I would describe it as "dorm rooms of the not-too-distant future." But wow...just look at those views.
Image via Google Street View.