Home to an eponymous park, a golden sand beach and one of the country’s last free zoos, the opportunities for adventuring outdoors in this verdant Chicago neighborhood are endless. Put yourself in the thick of it all with a stay at one of Lincoln Park’s best hotels.
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Experience Lincoln Park at this eclectic hotel named after its location where Clark Street meets Diversey. Rooms pay tribute to iconic Chicago destinations with wallpaper featuring photos of Wrigley Field, the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel and the city’s timeless restaurants. Original Art Deco features from the 1920s are still very much present but fuse seamlessly with the more modern renovations. An excellent option for business travelers, executive rooms have useful extras, such as microwaves and ironing boards, to make your stay more convenient.
Double down on a luxury retreat inside a top-notch gym at this hotel just outside of Lincoln Park. Enjoy access to a world-class athletic club complete with indoor and outdoor lap pools, whirlpools, tennis courts, a yoga studio, a boxing gym, cycle studio, golf simulators and almost 200 weekly group fitness classes with your stay. Urban-luxe rooms feature wood floors and cool concrete walls, and the on-site spa will rejuvenate your both your mind and body.
Lincoln Park is mainly a residential neighborhood, so consider booking a stay in a condo by Sonder. The company is reconsidering the art of hospitality with amazing apartments that come complete with hotel amenities such as 24-hour self check-in and stashes of artisanal coffee. Bring the kids along to this three-bedroom condo, and take advantage of the full kitchen and barbecue grill before hopping on a bike for a ride over to the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Eccentric in the best of ways, Hotel Lincoln is full of unusual design elements that inject fun into the interiors. From a ceramic lion greeting you at reception to a wall crammed with funky art pieces, it sets the tone for the rest of your stay. After depositing your bags in your equally playful room, head to the rooftop bar J. Parker to sip a cocktail while admiring the Chicago skyline.
The Willows Hotel is housed in a historic 1920s building along an idyllic, leafy street. Details like a fireplace in the lobby and complimentary afternoon cookies make the place feel homey, and a brisk Chicago evening would be well spent nestled in the enormous fireside armchairs. The 19th-century furnishings complement the exterior, and guest rooms are just as snug. It’s the perfect option if you’re looking for a bed-and-breakfast experience with the amenities of a hotel such as luxuriously soft robes and a minibar.