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Ambassador Chicago

2,022 reviews
+1 312-787-3700

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center

Eclectic Style and Elegance Are Yours at PUBLIC Chicago in the Gold Coast

What Does a PUBLIC Chicago Room Include?

One-of-a-kind furniture, fabrics, artwork, and lighting fixtures adorn each exquisitely appointed room of this Ian Schrager concept hotel. Each bathroom features details such as mosaic tile floors and Corian tubs and sinks. A fully stocked mini-bar, down comforter, and large-screen TV are the modern conveniences available in every guest room and luxury suite.

What Amenities/Features are Available?

You’ll feel like a celebrity when you stay at PUBLIC Chicago. The Pump Room serves farm-to-table dishes prepared by award-winning chefs. In the evenings, the Pump Room transforms into a nightclub reminiscent of the swing era. At the Library & Coffee Bar, a throwback to the 1950s, you can relax by the fire with a good book and a glass of wine. Treat yourself to a movie in the Screening Room, which is also available for private events.

How Much Will a Stay at PUBLIC Chicago Cost?

Accommodations at this unique hotel run from $180 per night for a guest room to $345 per night for a loft and $445 for a one-bedroom suite.

What activities are popular near PUBLIC Chicago?

Nestled in the Gold Coast, PUBLIC Chicago provides quick access to the beaches of Lake Michigan, shopping on the Magnificent Mile, and historical architecture. Museums, performing arts theaters, live music, and comedy clubs are all within reach of PUBLIC Chicago.

What’s the Bottom Line?

PUBLIC Chicago is one of the most unique Chicago hotels you’ll find. Revel in eclectic design and go back in time to experience the eras that made American history. You’ll be treated like nobility on a commoner’s budget.

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Gold Coast
1301 North State Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
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User Highlights
"Prime location for the beach" "Close to the beach"
"Excellent neighborhood" "Superb location"
92% liked the proximity to shopping.
98% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
"Contemporary furnishings" "Awesome background music"
95% said it was a stylish hotel.
90% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
"Superb staff" "Attentive staff"
93% found the staff to be very friendly.
74% said the reception staff was great.
"Complimentary Wi-Fi" "No usb"
78% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.
"Fabulous public spaces" "Building is old"
65% thought the building was acceptable.
71% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
"Contemporary furnishings" "The loudest ac unit"
Only 58% said rooms were clean enough.
Only 51% said rooms were big enough.
"AC didn't work" "Air conditioner noisy"
Only 51% said rooms were big enough.
Beds were acceptable for 67%.
"Bathtub was not clean" "Drafty lobby"
Only 58% said rooms were clean enough.
51% thought it was rather dirty.
"Complimentary bike rental" "Complimentary Wi-Fi"
The price was too high for 91%.
60% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"No comp breakfast" "There should be continental breakfast"
60% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Gym was small" "Exercise bike doesn't work"
68% didn't like the fitness area.

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Pleasant entrance area
Rooms need regular maintenance
Bathroom could be optimized
Stylish hotel
Expert Reviews
These days, its new role is to redefine not only Chicago'€™s hotel scene, but the boutique hotel world --- at least, that'€™s what hotelier Ian Schrager set out to do when he took over.
The PUBLIC Chicago is a 285-room, four-pearl property on the city’s Gold Coast, in walking distance to many downtown attractions. Reopened in 2011 by designer Ian Schrager, the circa-1926...
Afar Magazine
In 2011, hotelier Ian Schrager reopened the iconic but faded Ambassador East Hotel as the Public, instantly infusing Chicago's Gold Coast with some flash. Its Pump Room restaurant was the...
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Spa or Sauna
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Parking Fee: USD 67 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet Fee: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 30.0 per day
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 9.00 and USD 75.00 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible