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PUBLIC Chicago

1,348 reviews
+1 312-787-3700

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
Airport Shuttle

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 N State Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60610
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User Highlights
"Gorgeous surrounding areas" "Close to Magnificent Mile"
97% liked the proximity to shopping.
98% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
"Comped meal" "Amazing coconut"
Only 63% were satisfied with the menu.
The price was too high for 68%.
"Unobtrusive staff" "Superb staff"
89% found the staff to be very friendly.
55% said the reception staff was ok.
"Modern AC" "Modern fixtures"
52% criticized the unstylish hotel.
91% said it was a stylish hotel.
"Excellent venue" "Loved the lobby area"
70% thought the building was wonderful.
77% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
"Carpeting cleaned" "Carpets stained"
Only 64% said rooms were clean enough.
58% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average.
"Had to pay for computers" "Slow network"
69% said the wifi quality was bad.
84% thought it was a great value.
"New AC unit" "Spacious corner room"
54% said rooms were small.
72% complained about the bathroom.
"New AC unit" "Quiet neighborhood location"
54% said rooms were small.
Beds were acceptable for 66%.
Wellness Area
"They have a fitness room" "Great gym"
For only 54%, the fitness area was satisfactory.
"Breakfast offerings expensive" "Minimal breakfast"
62% said the breakfast was too expensive.

Good to know...

Pleasant entrance area
Stylish hotel
Nice building
Hotel could use some updating
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
Airport Shuttle
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 125.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 50.0 per day
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 9.00 and USD 25.00 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible