Just 3 miles from downtown Chicago, this Lincoln Park hotel sits within walking distance to multiple restaurants, the zoo, and the lakefront
Hotel at a Glance: Hotel Versey
The old adage “location, location, location” rings especially true at Hotel Versey, whose idyllic Lincoln Park address feeds off of Chicago’s vibrant intersection at Diversey Parkway, Clark Street, and Broadway Street. The hotel is just a couple of miles away from downtown, which means all of Chicago’s major attractions are just a short cab ride away. This sleek urban hotel is also within walking distance of Wrigley Field, DePaul University, the free Lincoln Park Zoo, countless restaurants, clubs, shops, and parks.
- Avoid city parking headaches by taking advantage of the onsite valet parking.
- Update your profile pic easily thanks to the free high-speed WiFi throughout the building.
- Digs with everything you need: Guest rooms are equipped with modern amenities such as Nespresso coffee machines, upgraded linens, 50-inch TVs with premium channels, and SoniCast which allows you to stream your favorite TV shows, movies, and music.
- Formerly known as the Rock & Roll Days Inn: The hotel had been renovated to feature bold and bright artwork from Chicago-based artists and was also featured in the Architectural Digest article, “The 12 Best-Designed Hotels Opening This Year” from June 2017.
- Stay in shape: Guests have complimentary access to LA Fitness, a full-service health club, located next door.
Chicago’s Lincoln Park: Historic, Upscale Neighborhood Along Lake Michigan
A fashionable enclave 2 miles north of the Loop, Lincoln Park is known for its historic brownstones, quaint boutiques and cafés, and tree-lined boulevards. This Chicago neighborhood is perhaps most famous for its namesake park, which sprawls across 1,200 acres adjacent to Lake Michigan. Here, joggers and bicyclists frequent the paved pathway that runs parallel to the shoreline. When it’s warm, North Avenue Beach attracts a flurry of activity from swimmers, sunbathers, and beach-volleyball players.
Another must-see attraction is the Lincoln Park Zoo, which dates back to the 1870s, when park commissioners bought their first animal inhabitant, a bear cub, for $10. Today, the zoo—open daily and free to the public—houses more than 1,200 animals, including gorillas, bears, giraffes, tortoises, and pythons. Just outside the zoo’s entrance, the Lincoln Park Conservatory showcases exotic, tropical plants year-round. Chicago’s public transportation system is among the best in the nation, making it easy to visit other neighborhoods; check out our CTA guide for helpful tips on navigating it like a local.