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PUBLIC Chicago

3.1 km from Chicago centre
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1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610
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North Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed yesterday NEW

excellent venue and location. while I might not choose this location for a business trip it was perfect for a leisurely stay. Walks to main business and shopping area were easily doable, about 1 mile; and Uber is all over the place, never had to wait more the a 3-4 minutrs

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Architecturally tasteful boutique hotel. Friendly service with comfortable social spaces. Breakfast option as are limited and priced high. The Pump Room restaurant was lovely - rich in decor matched with a good food selection. Would not hesitate to return.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was excellent, decor elegant, service staff was gracious. A tablecloth was overlooked but the oversight was rectified and was put in place before the company came. Guests and family came for our wedding ceremony, guests left while our family had a private dinner. After a 2 hour dinner, guests returned for a Cake and Champagne party. Music was performed...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

PUBLIC Chicago has changed hands. It is no longer an Ian Schrager company and is now managed by the company that owns the prestigious and oldest L.A. property, The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (Of note, Ambassador East, which was the original property's name, was also built in 1926). Since Schrager's 2011 acquisition, my girlfriend and I have been staying at PUBLIC...

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Travis H, Guest Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Hi Tenzopolis! Thank you so much for your detailed review! I am so happy we were able to make this a special trip for you and your girlfriend over Valentines weekend. I was jealous over the movie marathon you guys had in the screening room- I saw you brought some great flicks. Let us know the next time you're coming...

Astoria, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I had a great experience at that hotel. It is well located, has a great bar and restaurant downstairs and the rooms are classy, comfy and clean. Travis at the front desk made my stay even more comfortable by upgrading me to a junior suite. He was very accommodating, really courteous and friendly and I received excellent service. I travel...

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Travis H, Guest Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Hi Marjorie, Thank you for the 5 star review! We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit Chicago.

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hands down the best hotel I've stayed at in Chicago and the only one I will return to! The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable! I only travel once a month but everyone remembers me, makes me feel at home! The room is always perfectly clean. The bed is comfortable and there is actually enough pillows on the bed!

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Travis H, Guest Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Hi Felicia! Thank you very much for the five star review and kind words regarding our staff and clean rooms- you can never have enough pillows! As you know, we are always happy to see you and your team. See you soon!

Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Book a loft room! You won't always get a good city view, but these suites are spacious, have comfortable beds and sofas and generally are well-appointed. If you feel like treating yourself, the Pump Room, while pricey, is very good

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Travis H, Guest Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Hi Nathan, Our LOFT rooms are one of my favorite categories as well- I really like the open floor plan. Thank you for the review and we look forward to welcoming you back the next time you visit Chicago!

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love everything about this hotel. The staff is always helpful and friendly. Love the location and the price. Also, the lobby bar is so pretty and has such a warm atmosphere. The whitedecor of the hotel is so elegant and I love the fragrance of the lobby. Will continue to stay in this hotel and continue to recommend to...

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Travis H, Guest Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Hi 921nanez, Thank you for your kind words and 5 star review! Our signature sent that we use throughout the hotel is Santal 26 by Le Labo. We appreciate your recommendations and can't wait to have you back.

West Dundee, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a great location. It is a nice place to relax and unwind. The lounge/bar area was nice. The beds were comfortable. The rooms were older, but nice. This is a hidden gem. I would highly recommend staying here.

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Travis H, Guest Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

339carmelitac, Thank you for the review and kind words. We also like to think of ourselves as a "hidden gem"- it's hard to find a somewhere so close to Michigan Avenue but still quite residential. We look forward to having you back!

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is located just minutes off the CBD in a residential area which gives it a homy vibe. Chic rooms and overall design. The team was nice and the wait staff on evening time at the bar were friendly...great cocktails btw! If looking for a low key hotel will definitely recommend

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Travis H, Guest Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Eolopinion, I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Our bartenders work very hard on their cocktails and love to hear guest feedback- I'll make sure they get your message! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

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Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
PUBLIC, conceived by Ian Schrager, is an entirely new class of hotel. Its fundamental attributes are innovative, sophisticated, authentic style; spot-on, personalized, empathetic "essential" service; lasting comfort with complete functionality, all at an affordable price and offering tremendous value. For the first time, this type of hotel experience will be available for everyone and anyone who wants it ... more   less 

Additional Information about PUBLIC Chicago

Address: 1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610 (Formerly Ambassador East Hotel)
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast , Near North Side
Price Range: €119 - €340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — PUBLIC Chicago 4*
Number of rooms: 285
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Also Known As:
Public Chicago Hotel Chicago
Ambassador East Hotel Chicago
Hotel Ambassador East
Ambassador East Chicago
Hotel Style:
#52 Business Hotel in Chicago
#55 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#63 Family Hotel in Chicago
#74 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
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“Keep all shiny shoes and soft materials in drawers and closets as vents blow white particles that cling to everything.”
 of 5 bubbles Tenzopolis, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The hotel is tucked away in a neighborhood, it is very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 339carmelitac, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Loft Room is beautiful! Lots of natural light and space to spread out.”
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 of 5 bubbles V6417BDmattp, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“no view unless you like to look in your neighbors windows or attempt to see the lake - good luck with that”
 of 5 bubbles HJandDJ, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“request a room with a patio”
 of 5 bubbles JordanR83, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
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