ABRAHAM LINCOLN HOTEL A HISTORIC HOTEL OF AMERICA

100 North 5th St., Reading, PA 19601 United States (USA)
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3.5 Star Downtown Hotel in Berks County
40.33708-75.92784
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3.5/ 5

Based on 432 guest reviews

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  • Avg. Group Discount of 27.7%!
  • Fitness center on property
  • Hotel has 150 rooms
  • Hotel has 12 floors
  • Hotel has 37 suites
  • Check out time: 11am
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Group friendly rating of 10.0/10
  • Hotel has 7 meeting rooms

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Check Rates Business Travelers Bed Breakfast Premium Bedding Over Sized Desk A Microwave and Refrigerator
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Check Rates Discover Reading Oversized King Room Large Bathroom with Whirlpool Tub
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Check Rates Discover Reading Spacious and Open Suite Ideal For Family
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Check Rates Discover Reading Spacious Room Premium Bedding Over Sized Desk A Microwave and Refrigerator
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Check Rates Oversized King Room Large Bathroom with Whirlpool Tub
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Check Rates Spacious Extended Stay Suites Are Perfect For Guests Spending Time in The Reading Area
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Check Rates Spacious Room Premium Bedding Over Sized Desk A Microwave and Refrigerator
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Local Attractions

Oulet & antique shopping, Day Spas, Reading Symphony & Sovereign Performing Arts Center, Reading Phillies Baseball Park, Maple Grove Raceway, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading Railroad Heritage Museum, WWII living history event, Daniel Boone Homest

Verified Reviews of Abraham Lincoln Hotel a Historic Hotel of America

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Excellent Group Event Location"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The Abe Lincoln was a great location for our schools weekend retreat. The staff was easy to work with, took care of everything we needed, was friendly and accommodating. If you need a hotel venue that won't break your bank, I would strongly suggest considering the Abe Lincoln Lincoln.
(Meeting planner, booked 35 rooms), from US flag
22-Nov-2015 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Nov 20 to Sun Nov 22 2015 at a $67.00 group rate.
"Not Impressed"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
This hotel has so much potential however they are not good with business meetings. The room they put us in was very tight and awkward when moving around in although no other meetings were in the hotel and I know they have larger meeting rooms. We had two dinners and they were both very poor. Fatty, bones and dry meat. Some of our guests would not eat at all. The portions were very small for the price. The breakfast and lunches were fine though and that was probably due to their employee Andrea, she was very helpful and she was the only one who was. No one who set our meeting up came to find me and see how we were doing. I had to find help when I had a problem or question. Our executives will not come back to this hotel.
(Meeting planner, booked 35 rooms), from US flag
07-May-2015 Verified Review, stayed from Mon May 04 to Wed May 06 2015 at a $94.00 group rate (23% discount).
"Very Friendly People Working Here"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Very cool looking hotel. Real nice people that work here. Price was right for what you got.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
18-Feb-2015 Verified Review
"Hotel Services"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Room could be better organized and breakfast was poor.
(Meeting planner, booked 22 rooms), from US flag
13-Oct-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Oct 11 to Mon Oct 13 2014 at a $74.00 group rate (45% discount).

Summary of Verified Reviews

Summary of 360 verified reviews

72
Fair

Fair budget hotel. Views are great and hotel buildings are well looked after. Affordable parking.

“Decent reasonably priced food and drink” “Lobby is beautiful”

Great Budget Hotel Top 14% in city

Good to know

  • Pleasant entrance area

    “Elaborate lobby” “Lobby is beautiful”

  • Accessible parking

    “Parking was available” “Parking garage is very easy”

  • Nice building

    “A gem of a property” “Old style stair case”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Worn out mattress” “Iron damaged”

Review highlights

Location

76/100
58 reviews

Great location. Parking is good and affordable.

“In the middle of downtown” “Close to restaurants” “Parking was available”

Service

70/100
134 reviews

Reception is OK with acceptable service professionalism, although restaurant service is lacking. Service and bar service are friendly.

“Front desk personnel were helpful and efficient” “Front desk staff was helpful” “Staff was very friendly”

Vibe

67/100
68 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Pleasant entrance area. Hotel is outdated. Stylish Hotel. Hotel is plain. Fine for a budget trip.

“Enjoyable experience” “Modern conveniences” “Old world character”

Food

56/100
45 reviews

Food is all right.

“Nice assortment of food” “Ugly Oyster” “Decent reasonably priced food and drink”

WiFi

56/100
9 reviews

WiFi is good value.

“Free Wi-Fi” “No wifi connection in the room” “Free wifi”

Bar

56/100
36 reviews

Standard bar. Good bar service.

“Charming bar area” “Bartender was friendly” “Decent reasonably priced food and drink”

Room

55/100
144 reviews

Rooms are decently clean with okay beds and TVs, but bad furniture. Rooms are old but spacious, with great views, but bathrooms are unpleasant. Poorly-maintained rooms with bad kitchenettes.

“Modern conveniences” “Large flat screen” “Toiletries not available”

Breakfast

44/100
29 reviews

Breakfast affordable but not so tasty.

“Breakfast opens late” “Did not have breakfast” “No breakfast”

Ranked top 60% by couples, with a score of 76

Good to know

  • Accessible parking

    “Parking was available” “Parking garage is very easy”

  • Bad breakfast

    “Breakfast opens late” “Did not have breakfast”

  • Friendly atmosphere

    “Enjoyable experience” “Historical hotel Friendly”

  • Great view

    “Spectacular view” “Great views of the city”

Review highlights

Location

75/100
13 reviews

Great location with good parking availability.

“In the middle of downtown” “Close to restaurants” “Parking was available”

Service

71/100
31 reviews

Friendly, more-or-less professional service, and so-so reception.

“Hotel staff was friendly and attentive” “Front desk personnel were helpful and efficient” “Front desk staff was helpful”

Vibe

68/100
19 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel is outdated. Pleasant entrance area.

“Enjoyable experience” “Modern conveniences” “A lot of charm”

Comfort

66/100
20 reviews

Large rooms with average comfort and standard beds.

“Quiet stay.” “Large flat screen” “New pillows”

Room

55/100
40 reviews

Okay beds and somewhat clean, big rooms with excellent views. Rooms in need of maintenance, with bad bathrooms and furniture.

“Modern conveniences” “Large flat screen” “Toiletries not available”

Food

54/100
10 reviews

Food is all right.

“Ugly Oyster” “Excellent food” “Not even a menu of the restaurant”

Breakfast

41/100
5 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“Breakfast opens late” “Did not have breakfast” “No breakfast”

Good to know

  • Pleasant entrance area

    “Elaborate lobby” “Lobby is beautiful”

  • Nice building

    “A gem of a property” “Old style stair case”

  • Friendly service

    “Front desk personnel were helpful and efficient” “Front desk staff was helpful”

Review highlights

Amenities

72/100
9 reviews

Great hotel buildings and entrance area.

“A gem of a property” “Old style stair case” “Lobby is beautiful”

Comfort

71/100
6 reviews

Comfortable rooms and beds.

“Quiet stay.” “Large flat screen” “New pillows”

Service

69/100
11 reviews

Service is average, but very friendly.

“Front desk personnel were helpful and efficient” “No breakfast service” “Smell of cleaning”

Vibe

64/100
10 reviews

Decent vibe. Pleasant entrance area.

“Enjoyable experience” “Modern conveniences” “Old style stair case”

Cleanliness

60/100
6 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable.

“Stained carpeting” “Stained bed” “Hotel was clean”

Room

54/100
12 reviews

Awesome beds, and reasonably clean rooms.

“Modern conveniences” “Large flat screen” “Toiletries not available”

Review highlights

Service

72/100
11 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Hotel staff was friendly and attentive” “Front desk personnel were helpful and efficient” “Front desk staff was helpful”

Comfort

67/100
7 reviews

Beds are decent and generally comfortable.

“Quiet stay.” “Large flat screen” “Flat screen TV was fairly old but large”

Room

56/100
8 reviews

Average rooms with standard beds.

“Modern conveniences” “Large flat screen” “Toiletries not available”

Food

51/100
4 reviews

Food is all right.

“Nice assortment of food” “Ugly Oyster” “Decent reasonably priced food and drink”

Good to know

  • Great location

    “In the middle of downtown” “Close to restaurants”

Review highlights

Location

74/100
4 reviews

Great location.

“In the middle of downtown” “Close to restaurants” “Parking was available”

Service

73/100
7 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Hotel staff was friendly and attentive” “Front desk personnel were helpful and efficient” “Front desk staff was helpful”

Amenities

66/100
4 reviews

Ordinary amenities.

“Old style stair case” “Elaborate lobby” “Old building”

Bar

57/100
4 reviews

Standard bar.

“Bartender super nice” “Decent reasonably priced food and drink” “Bar not ready”

Room

55/100
8 reviews

Room is all right.

“Modern conveniences” “Large flat screen” “Toiletries not available”

Good to know

  • Pleasant entrance area

    “Elaborate lobby” “Lobby is beautiful”

  • Accessible parking

    “Parking was available” “Parking garage is very easy”

  • Nice building

    “A gem of a property” “Old style stair case”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Worn out mattress” “Iron damaged”

Review highlights

Location

76/100
58 reviews

Great location. Parking is good and affordable.

“In the middle of downtown” “Close to restaurants” “Parking was available”

Service

72/100
131 reviews

Service and bar service are friendly. Reception is OK with acceptable service professionalism, although restaurant service is lacking.

“Hotel staff was friendly and attentive” “Front desk personnel were helpful and efficient” “Front desk staff was helpful”

Vibe

68/100
67 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Pleasant entrance area. Hotel is outdated. Stylish Hotel. Hotel is plain.

“Enjoyable experience” “Modern conveniences” “Old style stair case”

Cleanliness

65/100
57 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable. Clean hotel facilities.

“Stained rugs” “Stained bed” “Hotel was clean”

Bar

58/100
36 reviews

Standard bar. Good bar service.

“Bartender was friendly” “Decent reasonably priced food and drink” “No service at the bar”

Food

57/100
44 reviews

Food is very cheap and OK quality.

“No resturant” “Ugly Oyster” “Decent reasonably priced food and drink”

WiFi

56/100
9 reviews

WiFi is good value.

“Free Wi-Fi” “No wi-fi” “Free wifi”

Room

55/100
142 reviews

Rooms are decently clean with okay beds and TVs, but bad furniture. Rooms are old but spacious, with great views, but bathrooms are unpleasant. Poorly-maintained rooms with bad kitchenettes.

“Modern conveniences” “Large flat screen” “Toiletries not available”

Breakfast

44/100
29 reviews

Breakfast affordable but not so tasty.

“Breakfast opens late” “Did not have breakfast” “No breakfast”

Good to know

  • Accessible parking

    “Parking was available” “Parking garage is very easy”

  • Bad breakfast

    “Breakfast opens late” “Did not have breakfast”

  • Friendly atmosphere

    “Enjoyable experience” “Historical hotel Friendly”

  • Great view

    “Spectacular view” “Great views of the city”

Review highlights

Location

75/100
13 reviews

Great location with good parking availability.

“In the middle of downtown” “Close to restaurants” “Parking was available”

Service

73/100
28 reviews

Friendly, more-or-less professional service, and so-so reception.

“Hotel staff was friendly and attentive” “Front desk personnel were helpful and efficient” “Front desk staff was helpful”

Vibe

68/100
18 reviews

OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Pleasant entrance area. Hotel is outdated.

“Enjoyable experience” “Modern conveniences” “Old world character”

Comfort

65/100
18 reviews

Large rooms with average comfort and standard beds.

“Quiet stay.” “Large flat screen” “New pillows”

Room

55/100
38 reviews

Okay beds and somewhat clean, big rooms with excellent views. Dilapidated rooms and bathrooms.

“Modern conveniences” “Large flat screen” “Toiletries not available”

Food

55/100
9 reviews

Food is all right.

“Nice assortment of food” “Ugly Oyster” “Decent reasonably priced food and drink”

Breakfast

41/100
5 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“Breakfast opens late” “Did not have breakfast” “No breakfast”

Good to know

  • Pleasant entrance area

    “Elaborate lobby” “Lobby is beautiful”

  • Nice building

    “A gem of a property” “Old style stair case”

  • Friendly service

    “Front desk personnel were helpful and efficient” “Front desk staff was helpful”

  • Fantastic service

    “Hotel staff was friendly and attentive” “Front desk personnel were helpful and efficient”

Review highlights

Comfort

71/100
6 reviews

Comfortable rooms and beds.

“Quiet stay.” “Large flat screen” “New pillows”

Amenities

70/100
9 reviews

Great buildings and decent entrance area.

“Charming decor” “Old style stair case” “Old building”

Service

69/100
11 reviews

Service is average, but very friendly.

“Front desk personnel were helpful and efficient” “Staff are very friendly” “No breakfast service”

Vibe

64/100
10 reviews

Decent vibe. Entrance area is ok.

“Enjoyable experience” “Modern conveniences” “Old style stair case”

Cleanliness

60/100
6 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable.

“Hotel room was clean” “Stained carpeting” “Stained bed”

Room

54/100
12 reviews

Awesome beds, and reasonably clean rooms.

“Modern conveniences” “Large flat screen” “Toiletries not available”

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Hotel staff was friendly and attentive” “Front desk personnel were helpful and efficient”

Review highlights

Service

72/100
11 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Hotel staff was friendly and attentive” “Front desk personnel were helpful and efficient” “Front desk staff was helpful”

Comfort

67/100
7 reviews

Beds are decent and generally comfortable.

“Quiet stay.” “Large flat screen” “New pillows”

Room

56/100
8 reviews

Average rooms with standard beds.

“Modern conveniences” “Large flat screen” “Toiletries not available”

Food

51/100
4 reviews

Food is all right.

“Ugly Oyster” “Excellent food” “Not even a menu of the restaurant”

Good to know

  • Great location

    “In the middle of downtown” “Close to restaurants”

  • Fantastic service

    “Hotel staff was friendly and attentive” “Front desk personnel were helpful and efficient”

Review highlights

Location

74/100
4 reviews

Great location.

“In the middle of downtown” “Close to restaurants” “Parking was available”

Service

73/100
7 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Hotel staff was friendly and attentive” “Front desk personnel were helpful and efficient” “Front desk staff was helpful”

Amenities

66/100
4 reviews

Ordinary amenities.

“Old style stair case” “Old building” “No vending machines”

Bar

57/100
4 reviews

Standard bar.

“No bottled water” “Bartender was friendly” “Decent reasonably priced food and drink”

Room

55/100
8 reviews

Room is all right.

“Modern conveniences” “Large flat screen” “Toiletries not available”

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Customer Reviews of Abraham Lincoln Hotel a Historic Hotel of America

3.5 out of 5. Based on 432 guest reviews , Average

Property Description

RISE above the ordinary...stay at The Abraham Lincoln Reading Hotel, Est 1930 Located in the heart of Reading’s business, entertainment and government district and minutes to Wyomissing, The Abraham Lincoln, A Historic Hotel of America offers a rare glimpse of the service of the past while providing guests with a wealth of modern amenities. This historic property includes a practical business center along with an exercise facility and a gift shop offering a variety of snacks, drinks and toiletries. The hotel’s onsite restaurant, The Abe Saloon offers an eclectic menu while surrounding diners with artwork by notable area artists and features an extensive selection of craft beer. The property also includes convenient covered parking as well as a business center with copy, print and fax service. Each of the 150 welcoming guest rooms offers a relaxing environment with thoughtful touches for the traveling executive or tourists to the Reading area. Each room provides stunning views of the city skyline or rolling hills of the suburbs, with luxurious bedding, comfortable desk chairs, free Wi-Fi, 32-inch flat panel HDTVs, mini-refrigerators, microwaves and coffee makers. Executive Suites offer a sleeping area and a sitting area while the Two-Room Suites contain a full-size sleeping room, living room and two-person whirlpool bathtub.

Green Sustainability

Green Matters - IOD

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3pm
Check Out: 11am
Year of Last Renovation: 2014
Floors: 12
Rooms: 150
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 100
Handicap Rooms: 4
Suites: 37
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 7
Meeting Space: 11000 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 350 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24 hours for individual rooms 30 days for group blocks
Nightly Parking: 0
Total Taxes: 11.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 6.00%
City Tax: 5.00%
Food and Beverage Tax: 6.00%
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Some Pets are accepted


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Licensed bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Allentown/Bethlehem ABE & Lancaster approx 30 miles $60.00 flat up to 7 persons Philadelphia & Harrisburg approx 50 miles $100 flat rate up to 7 persons

Local Shuttle Info: Yes, upon prior notice

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Complimentary continental for groups

Previously known as:
The Abraham Lincoln a Wyndham Historic Hotel, The Abraham Lincoln a Wyndham Hotel

Seasonality and Projections at Abraham Lincoln Hotel a Historic Hotel of America

Rate fluctuations of Abraham Lincoln Hotel a Historic Hotel of America

The chart above shows fluctuations of prices for both group quotes and the best individual traveler prices our system could find at the time the group/meeting bid was entered. The lowest group or meeting displayed is 56.1% in the month of March 2014 and the highest average individual rate is $126 in the month of July 2014. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Abraham Lincoln Hotel a Historic Hotel of America in a month when rates are lower.

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