Oh dear, will not make this mistake again.
We're not really keen on leaving a bad review but this place really needs to look at it's standards.
We booked a "Deluxe" room months in advance and paid £197 for this, for one night, inc of bed, dinner and breakfast. Firstly there was confusion at check in, when apparently we didn't have a reservation, got that sorted eventually and made our way to the room which was at the end of a corridor with stained carpets that walked with you, dusty bowler hat light shades, and a general smell like a nursing home.
We were pretty much disappointed as soon as we opened the door to be honest... It certainly wasn't a "Deluxe" room in our opinion. The paint on the skirting boards and door frames etc was badly chipped, and the furniture was very tired, but the worst thing was the lack of basic cleanliness, I actually found an empty wine bottle from the previous occupants in the corner, there were stains on the outer bed soft furnishings, (I wasn't actually brave enough to look at the mattress, and we slept in joggers and t shirts as weren't convinced the bedding was actually fresh.) The skirting boards, top of tv, mirrors etc were thick with old dust, actually thick enough to write in in some places, and the light fittings were full of dead insects. I could have taken more pictures but frankly I didn't want to look any further... You can expect a basic level of housekeeping in even a £70 a night B+B, but The Lincoln Hotel did not even achieve this, and certainly not for £197. We have to say the bathroom was quite clean, but again, very tired, chipped glass shelf, mouldy silicone seal etc.
We did mention the basic lack lack of cleanliness when we went down for dinner, and were told they would have a word with housekeeping, but nothing was done.
Dinner was a bit hit and miss. We had to pay extra for some items, including the vegetables to accompany my meal, so the room rate wasn't actually fully inclusive of dinner. We wouldn't have minded so much, but the starters were almost cold, although to be fair the mains and deserts were nice, but not up to the standard they were built up to be, but the waitress was lovely.
We don't get away very often, and are used to nice, up market, clean surroundings and fine dining hotels whenever we do manage an overnight escape, and the Lincoln Hotel certainly didn't provide this, and in our opinion, pretends to be something it's not.
Never the less, we made the best of what we had, and enjoyed Lincoln itself, but personally we would definately not recommend this hotel.