Public Chicago Hotel

ex. Ambassador East Hotel

1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, United States, 60610  show map
 4 stars
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Public Chicago Hotel

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

USD 67 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Verified Reviews:

  • Baby sitter service was superb - Large sitting area with fireplace and a piano - Bed and pillows were alright
  • Red line subway is four long city blocks away - Employees are all very friendly - Nice linens - Clean bathroom
  • Within walking distance of numerous restaurants, museums - Clean room with great space - Staff was extremely courteous
  • Staff was the friendliest - Walking distance to gibson's and shopping - Lobby was warm and welcoming
  • Valet parking rates $36/day - Free internet access while staying - Tubs are huge

Overview

The elegant 4-star Public Chicago Hotel is set in Gold Coast district and offers modern guestrooms with a view over the coast. With accents of European architecture, the hotel was built in 1926 and renovated in 2011.

The property is notable for the magnificent setting close to convention centers and trade fairs as well as Michigan Avenue, Lincoln Park Zoo and Art Institute of Chicago. It is about 4 km away from the center of Chicago.

Nearby points of interest include a theater, a tower and a museum.

Clark/Division subway station is just 10 minute walking distance from the hotel. Public Chicago Hotel is located within 20 km from Midway airport.

Rooms

Renovated suite, large guest room and loft have personalized décor along with a mini-fridge, wireless internet, a work area, individual climate control and iPod docking station. Some rooms offer a beautiful view over Chicago's Gold Coast. Room facilities include private bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and bath sheets as well as contemporary custom-made furniture.

Eat & Drink

A renowned on-site restaurant serves dishes of international cuisine. Guests can try coffee and cocktails served in the lounge bar. Pump Room and Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante are situated in a downtown area, about 50 meters away of the property.

Services

The hotel offers bicycle rentals to all guests.

Relax

Cots, a mini club and video games are available for children. Such sports activities as mountain biking, volleyball and baseball are provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 67 per day.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   17.  Number of rooms:   285.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Game console
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Voice mail
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, United States, 60610

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City Center
  • Chicago
    3.1 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Millenium Station
    2.5 km
  • Millennium Station
    2.5 km
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    3.4 km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Pump Room (cuisine: International)
    20 m
  • Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante (cuisine: Italian)
    100 m
Beaches
  • Oak Street Beach
    610 m
  • Ohio Street Beach
    1.9 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    17
  • Number of rooms:
    285

Rooms and availability

Public Chicago photos Room Standard Room
Standard Room
Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons or Bed assigned on arrival or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 43 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Classically decorated room has a sleeping area and a large workspace.

Room facilities
    Public Chicago photos Room Superior Room
    Superior Room
    Bed type: King-size bed or Queen-size bed or Double beds
    Size: 275 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Airy and light room offers more space. It has a small rest area and a practical workspace.

    Room facilities
      Public Chicago photos Room Deluxe Room
      Deluxe Room
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 37 m²
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Spacious room offers a work area, a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

      Room facilities
        Public Chicago photos Room Lift
        Loft
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 43 m²
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        Elegant and airy room has a comfy sleeping area and a rest area with sofa.

        Room facilities
          Public Chicago photos Room One Bedroom Suite
          One Bedroom Suite
          Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed
          Size: 56 m²
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          Luxurious room has a bedroom and a living room with a sofa, armchairs and table. The bathroom has all modern amenities.

          Room facilities
            Public Chicago photos Room Deluxe One Bedroom Suite
            Deluxe One Bedroom Suite
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            Elegant room with luxurious furniture consists of a bedroom and a large living room with sofa.

            Public Chicago photos Room Celebrity Suite
            Celebrity Suite
            Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed
            Size: 56 m²
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            • Free Wi-Fi
            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            Gorgeous room has a luxurious bedroom and a large living room with rich furniture.

            Room facilities

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Public Chicago Hotel Chicago location
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              Hotel Address:

              1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, United States, 60610

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Chicago
                3.1 km
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Millenium Station
                2.5 km
              • Millennium Station
                2.5 km
              Underground stations
              • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
                3.4 km
              • Bus stop
                300 m
              Restaurants
              • Pump Room (cuisine: International)
                20 m
              • Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante (cuisine: Italian)
                100 m
              Beaches
              • Oak Street Beach
                610 m
              • Ohio Street Beach
                1.9 km
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2011
              • Number of floors:
                17
              • Number of rooms:
                285

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              • The Noble Horse Theatre - 700 m
              • Second City Etc - 700 m
              • John Hancock Observatory - 800 m
              • Second City - 800 m
              • John Hancock Center / Observatory - 900 m

              Convention centers

              • Oak Street Beach - 500 m

              Sport related

              • Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place - 900 m

              Shopping areas

              • Charnley-Persky House Museum - 100 m
              • Chicago History Museum - 600 m
              • American Girl Place Chicago - 900 m

              Monuments and Landmarks

              • 360 Chicago - 800 m
              • John Hancock Center Observatory - 800 m

              Museums

              • Three Arts Club - 100 m
              • Charnley-Persky House Museum - 100 m
              • International Monetary Market - 400 m
              • Palette and Chisel Acad-Fine Art - 500 m
              • Mimi International - 600 m
              • Chicago Historical Society - 600 m
              • Bethel Cultural Arts Center - 700 m
              • Museum Shop of the Art Inst - 800 m

              Universities, Institutes

              • Illinois Wesleyan University - 400 m
              • Ruth Page Foundation School - 500 m
              • Quigley Preparatory Seminary - 800 m
              • Moody Bible Institute - 900 m

              Theaters

              • The Noble Horse Theatre - 700 m
              • Second City - 800 m

              Business areas

              • Oak Street - 900 m

              Casinos

              • Venetian Casino Resort - 700 m

              Food and meals

              • Old Town Ale House - 800 m

              College Campuses

              • Loyola University Chicago School of Law - 900 m

              Local attractions

              • The Magnificent Mile - 1.6 km
                N Michigan Ave, Chicago
              • Lincoln Park - 1.7 km
                2045 North Lincoln Park West, Chicago
              • Tribune Tower - 1.8 km
                435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
              • Lincoln Park Zoo - 1.7 km
                2001 N Clark St, Chicago
              • Lake Shore Place - 1.7 km
                680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

              Near the hotel

              • Charnley-Persky House - 170 m
                1365 North Astor Street, Chicago
              • Oak Street Beach - 610 m
                1000 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
              • John Hancock Center / Observatory - 910 m
                875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
              • The Moody Church - 730 m
                1635 North LaSalle, Chicago
              • International Museum of Surgical Science - 510 m
                1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
              • Chicago History Museum - 640 m
                1601 N Clark St, Chicago
              • The Newberry Library - 710 m
                60 West Walton Street, Chicago

              Restaurants nearby

              • Pump Room - 20 m

                Address: 1301 N State Pkwy
                Phone: 312-787-3700

                66% likes this, based on 178 reviews
                Cuisine: International

              • 3rd Coast - 130 m

                Address: 1260 N Dearborn St
                Phone: (312) 649-0730

                72% likes this, based on 73 reviews
                Cuisine: American
                Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 15

              • Hash House a Go Go - 160 m

                Address: 1212 North State Parkway
                Phone: 312-202-0994

                71% likes this, based on 77 reviews
                Cuisine: American
                Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 20

              • Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante - 100 m

                Address: 21 W Goethe St
                Phone: 312-944-0199

                79% likes this, based on 67 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian
                Price Range: GBP 4 - GBP 18

              • Third Coast Cafe and Wine Bar - 130 m

                Address: Dearborn and Goethe

                83% likes this, based on 8 reviews
                Cuisine: American

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2011
              • Number of floors:
                17
              • Number of rooms:
                285
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              2 km

              Public Chicago Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Public Chicago

              Average guest rating

              7.2out of 10
              Very good
              Based on 42 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Location
              9.0
              Rooms
              7.5
              Value
              7.0
              Service
              9.0

              Guest reviews

              • 0.6

                The Lobby is neat and classy. The Pump Room is a fun and interesting restaurant.

                The Hotel services are lacking. No help with luggage, we had to request to get our room cleaned at 4:00 PM, we requested a room service menu and 2 not get one the 2 days we were there. We were charged twice for breakfast the day we checked out. The staff, especially the "manager" we spoke lacked professionalism. On the day our room was being cleaned at 4:00 PM the "manager" said he would take care of the beverages we had in the Library Bar while we waited for a clean room, but we were charged for those. The manger called my cell while we were at dinner and said he sent a note to our room. When we returned to the room there was not note. Poor follow thru and poor communication. They call themselves a 4 star hotel but have 1 star service.

              • Couple
                9.6

                Location great and staff really friendly and helpful.

                Think $12.95 for in room internet access (2MB) is not good value for money - especially considering the speed provided. Although there was free internet access in the business centre but this gets very busy.

              • Single
                6.6

                Staff services and location was excellent.

                Wash Basin was broken. No locker in the Room.

              • Older travelers
                8.2

                The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and did their best to assist while we were trapped abroad due to the volcanic eruption. The hotel is generally quiet and well-kept. Very good value hotel in a prime location

                The rooms could be a little better maintained and there was a leak in the toilet ceiling.

              • Single
                5.4

                The location was excellent.

                The hotel room was on the line of a LaQuinta Inn, low budget, very very old unclean carpet, bathtub was old, dirty, and the water wouldn't drain from running the shower so I couldn't take a shower and let that nasty water(fungus, bacteria, ect) build up around my feet and ankles. The room and entire floor was a big disappointment. Additionally, the hotel phone in the room did not work at all. I had to call the front desk from my cell phone. What a dump of a place! I absolutely would not recommend this place ever.

              • Single
                7.4

                Nice hotel close to centre of town and also close to beach which is nice for walking or jogging. Half a mile from Rush street which has nice restaurants.

              • Single
                10.0

                Room was beautiful quiet relaxing

                Hotel elevator slow. Lots of construction going on.

              • Family with children
                9.6

                The hotel lobby is beautiful, the room was clean and comfortable and in a perfect location for my needs - 2 blocks from family.

              • Single
                6.2

                Apart from the fact that they told me they cannot take the accommodation cost from the credit card that I submitted to Booked.net unless I sent them the credit card payment approval form and the second day they locked my door, they were fair in service as everywhere in the United States.

                The method of communication was strange.

              • Couple
                9.2

                I liked how there wasn't any noise from an "el" train. The room was nice for me and my boyfriend.

                There was nothing bad about the hotel

              • Group of friends
                9.0

                Checking into the hotel was easy and the staff were very helpful and courteous. The bell and valet men were super helpful and always very kind. The mini bar in the room was fabulous, and the food in the restaurant was good as well. Internet/wifi was free which is a huge plus especially if you don't want to go down to the lobby which also has free internet/wifi. The location was perfect, close to restaurants and shopping, and the neighborhood at night felt safe and very cozy.

                The room service was not 24/7 and neither was the bar/lounge area food.

              • Group of friends
                9.0

                Checking into the hotel was easy and the staff were very helpful and courteous. The bell and valet men were super helpful and always very kind. The mini bar in the room was fabulous, and the food in the restaurant was good as well. Internet/wifi was free which is a huge plus especially if you don't want to go down to the lobby which also has free internet/wifi. The location was perfect, close to restaurants and shopping, and the neighborhood at night felt safe and very cozy.

                The room service was not 24/7 and neither was the bar/lounge area food.

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Public Chicago Hotel Chicago location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, United States, 60610

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Chicago
                3.1 km
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Millenium Station
                2.5 km
              • Millennium Station
                2.5 km
              Underground stations
              • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
                3.4 km
              • Bus stop
                300 m
              Restaurants
              • Pump Room (cuisine: International)
                20 m
              • Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante (cuisine: Italian)
                100 m
              Beaches
              • Oak Street Beach
                610 m
              • Ohio Street Beach
                1.9 km
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2011
              • Number of floors:
                17
              • Number of rooms:
                285