70.0% Based on 1051 reviews TripAdvisor traveller rating 4 out of 5

Enter dates to see availability

Hotel Description

The sightseeing around Holiday Inn Lincoln gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from University of Lincoln. Features include free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a fitness centre. This 4-star hotel has 98 rooms over 5 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs and coffee/tea makers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Options for a bite to eat or a relaxing drink include a restaurant, a coffee shop and a bar/lounge
  • Buffet breakfast served weekdays for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Amenities include a front-desk safe, meeting rooms and conference space
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre
  • Guests like the accommodation for the cleanliness, overall comfort and low noise level
  • Steps from University of Lincoln and 13 minutes on foot from Lincoln Cathedral
  • Cats and dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Double Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Double Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Lincoln ratings based on 8 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Lincoln

Everyone (4) Couples (3) Family (1) Friends (1)
2 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Apr 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
3 out of 5
We arrived and was offered an upgrade to an executive room which we accepted for £25. This gave us a larger room and a waterfront room which was nice. The room was really quiet but the bed could have been more comfortable. The downside was breakfast. We waited nearly 10 minutes for the buffet to be restocked,the staff kept bringing items out which meant that it was difficult to get a full breakfast as guests took what was there so it was never stocked up fully. The staff whilst friendly hadn’t really got a clue and it seemed that there was no planning on how many guests would want breakfast. It was a Sunday morning and the restaurant was only half full. I mentioned this to the staff 3 times and eventually two managers came and tried to resolve this but still the staff seemed to struggle. It appeared that other guests complained and on check out the £25 was great fully refunded which was a nice gesture but we would have preferred a stress free breakfast v

Posted by on 15 Apr 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
3 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Mar 2019

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5
Comfortable and clean, great staff. View from room was excellant

Posted by , from England on 20 Aug 2018

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

Nice and. Central for all requirements.

Pros: Everything.
Cons: Nothing could. E faulted
Location: My son is at the University, and needed accommodation, as he was staying over for the night. The hotel is right by the campus so was perfect .
Excellent location, perfectly situated for all venues visited. Excellent value.

Posted by , from Sleaford on 4 Mar 2018

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5

Just 1 night

Stayed for one night in an exec room. Room was a good size and very nicely appointed. Only downside was the mattress on the bed was a little on the firm side.

Posted by on 2 Nov 2015

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5

Happy to recommend despite problems

We had a few problems but the staff were friendly and responsive, so we were ok about them. We were cold at night (thin duvet for chilly May nights) and asked for a second duvet which was forthcoming straight away. The room heater was problematic to begin with and then failed completely, but staff responded quickly with 2 plug-in convector heaters. Our hotel bill was wrong but the staff were helpful in sorting it out. Problems aside the room was comfortable and the hotel location is great, close to restaurants, odeon cinema and less than 5 minutes walk to town centre. For the energetic the up-steep-hill walk to the cathedral takes about 20 minutes.

Posted by on 11 May 2012

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5

Great location and very clean

The first thing to say is don't be put off by the no entry sign at Brayford Quays - ignore it and you can drive around to the hotel car park. My sister and I received a warm welcome on arrival, although were slightly surprised to find that our room was not ready despite a 4.40pm arrival! So we went to the bar and had a G&T each and a packet of roasted peanuts - very expensive!! Looking at the menu we were horrified at the prices. I'm not sure how they think they'll compete with all the other reasonably priced establishments surrounding the hotel. On entering the room we were very pleasantly surprised. Scrupulously clean, a waterfront view, very comfortable beds, bath with shower over and (the holy grail) iron AND ironing board!!! We only stayed for one night but the positives far outweighed the negatives and I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Posted by on 9 Mar 2011

Was this review helpful to you?

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 1546 square feet (144 square metres) and includes conference rooms. A fitness centre, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn Lincoln. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Lincoln hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 98 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 1546 sq ft of conference space
  • 144 sq. m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: East Midlands (EMA) (79.3 km / 49.3 mi)
  • Train station: LINCOLN ST MARKS (Station) (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Lincoln offers 98 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with free newspapers and coffee/tea makers. A pillow menu is available. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Lincoln hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

The Sports Bar – This sports bar serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

The Brayford View – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Starbucks – On-site Cafe. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: GBP 20 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 14.95 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 5.00 per night
  • Pet fee: GBP 20 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Hotel Lincoln
  • Holiday Inn Lincoln
  • Lincoln Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Lincoln Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Lincoln Hotel Lincoln

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.