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Ambassador Chicago

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8.4
Excellent
2,022 reviews
+1 312-787-3700

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
Restaurant
Ambassador Chicago is located in Chicago's prestigious Gold Coast area, 2 blocks from Lake Michigan. Rush Street restaurants and bars are positioned 3 blocks away. The Magnificent Mile and North Avenue Beach are a half-mile away. Amenities at this Ian Shrager-designed hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, a 24-hour fitness center, onsite bicycle rentals, a screening room for private parties and live performances, and a 24-hour front desk. An around-the-clock business center is available to guests in addition to 10 large conference rooms with 8,600 square feet of space. The multi-function Living Room has intimate seating areas, computer stations, and work tables. Guests can dine at The Pump Room restaurant and bar, serving regional cuisine created by award-winning Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, as well as updated classics from the original Pump Room's 1938 menu. At night, the bar transforms into a glamorous supper club. Coffee, pastries, and light fare are available in The Library during the day; at night, specialty cocktails and small plates are provided. This 17-story property offers 285 minimalist-styled guestrooms. Beds feature Frette Italian linens, down comforters, and pillows. Bathrooms contain bathtubs, custom sinks, and marble tile. Rooms include customized minibars, iPod docks, and 42-inch LCD televisions. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.
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Gold Coast
1301 North State Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
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User Highlights
8.4
Excellent
Beach
"Prime location for the beach" "Close to the beach"
Location
"Excellent neighborhood" "Superb location"
92% liked the proximity to shopping.
98% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
Vibe
"Contemporary furnishings" "Awesome background music"
95% said it was a stylish hotel.
90% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
Service
"Superb staff" "Attentive staff"
93% found the staff to be very friendly.
74% said the reception staff was great.
WiFi
"Complimentary Wi-Fi" "No usb"
78% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.
Amenities
"Fabulous public spaces" "Building is old"
65% thought the building was acceptable.
71% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
Room
"Contemporary furnishings" "The loudest ac unit"
Only 58% said rooms were clean enough.
Only 51% said rooms were big enough.
Comfort
"AC didn't work" "Air conditioner noisy"
Only 51% said rooms were big enough.
Beds were acceptable for 67%.
Cleanliness
"Bathtub was not clean" "Drafty lobby"
Only 58% said rooms were clean enough.
51% thought it was rather dirty.
Value
"Complimentary bike rental" "Complimentary Wi-Fi"
The price was too high for 91%.
60% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Breakfast
"No comp breakfast" "There should be continental breakfast"
60% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Wellness
"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
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
Golf
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