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Ambassador Chicago

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8.1
Excellent
1,874 reviews
+1 312-787-3700

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
Restaurant

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
Rooms & Rates
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User Highlights
8.1
Excellent
Beach
"Close to the beach" "Close to beach"
Location
"Gorgeous surrounding areas" "Close to magnificent mile"
Not enough parking facilities, according to 69%.
98% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
Vibe
"Gorgeous lobby area" "Lovely old building"
94% said it was a stylish hotel.
69% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so.
Service
"Unobtrusive staff" "Superb staff"
91% found the staff to be very friendly.
65% said the reception staff was ok.
WiFi
"Complimentary Wi-Fi" "Relying on internet access"
63% said the wifi quality was bad.
91% thought it was a great value.
Room
"Superb fixtures" "Spacious corner room"
Only 50% said rooms were big enough.
76% complained about the bathroom.
Comfort
"Sheets luxurious" "Spacious corner room"
Only 50% said rooms were big enough.
Beds were acceptable for 64%.
Cleanliness
"Musty smell in the hall" "Stains on the carpet"
Only 54% said rooms were clean enough.
54% thought it was rather dirty.
Breakfast
"Delicious brunch" "No comp breakfast"
56% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Wellness Area
"They have a fitness room" "Gym was small"
For only 52%, the fitness area was satisfactory.

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Rooms need regular maintenance
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Expert Reviews
Gayot
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.
oyster.com
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
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
285
Fees
Add-ons
  • 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