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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed yesterday 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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West Dundee, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed here with my husband for the weekend and the room we booked was too small to accomodate two massage tables. Travis at the front desk assited us in finding a larger room at no additional cost that met our needs and booked a same day massage for me. noticeably pregnant he was even able to find a massage...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'll preface this by saying I stayed here about two years ago with my boyfriend. Things could have changed since then, but we had an amazing stay at the time. We love to do Chicago staycations for special occasions and chose to give PUBLIC Chicago a try. We love rehabs of historic buildings and PUBLIC did a wonderful job with...

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

Matt P, Thank you for your detailed review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at this place for a night doing a work meeting and it was worth the stay. I didn't booked it here but due to the Hilton over booked they bounced me to this hotel and at the time I was upset, once I arrived to my amazed it was better then the Hilton I booked for.

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

Jed J, Sorry to hear that your night started out badly, however, I am happy we were able to turn it around. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I recently stayed at the Public for one night while I was in Chicago on business. Overall ambience is really cool, clean and modern. I really liked the overall aesthetic of the room. In town for just one night, I needed a place to dine at alone and still feel comfortable, Trevor Howard, who works at front desk, recommended an...

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

Hi Barbara, Thank you for the five star review. I am so happy you enjoyed 2Fun Chinese, it is one of my favorites! Next time you are in Chicago email me directly as I would love to put together an itinerary for your stay. I can be reached at Thoward@publicchciago.com. I look forward to your next visit!

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is great for restaurants, shopping and being a local. Close to the lake. Warm, hospitable, great coffee bar in the morning and drinks bar in the evening. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

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

Windolee K, There is nothing better then when a guest recognizes us for our service! The location is great- you get the local experience, yet are only a few steps from Michigan Ave and Oak street beach. Thank you for your review and kind words, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place. The building and decor are just our style, the Pump Room is a superb restaurant where we had another fabulous meal, and the staff as a whole are knowledgeable and friendly. Thanks!

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

P2448BHstephenm, We love you too! Thank you very much for your 5 star review. The Pump Room has been a neighborhood favorite and celebrity hot spot since the 40's. You clearly have good taste, no pun intended. We would love to welcome you back the next time in Chicago!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this hotel! Rooms are elegant and comfortable. Food is spectacular, obsessed with the breakfast sandwich and the flatbreads. Pump Room is the best!!! Great and affordable happy hour too. It is such a lovely neighborhood and I am able to walk to work every day.

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GRAfromNYC, The Public is one of my favorite places too....and I work here! It's rare that I am not seen holding a breakfast sandwich in the morning or flatbread in the afternoon. The neighborhood cannot be beat! Thank you for your 5 star review. I am glad that we have become a "home away from home" for you and we...

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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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  • 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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • 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: $159 - $464 (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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“The hotel is tucked away in a neighborhood, it is very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 339carmelitac, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
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“no view unless you like to look in your neighbors windows or attempt to see the lake - good luck with that”
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