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

Cafe

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • 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

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Public Chicago Hotel Chicago location
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Hotel Address:

1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, United States, 60610

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City Center
  • Chicago
    1.9 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Millenium Station
    1.6 mi
  • Millennium Station
    1.6 mi
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    2.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Pump Room (cuisine: International)
    100 ft
  • Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante (cuisine: Italian)
    400 ft
Beaches
  • Oak Street Beach
    2100 ft
  • Ohio Street Beach
    1.2 mi
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

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Large Guest Room
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 475 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
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Room facilities
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    Run Of House Room Assigned On Arrival
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons or Bed assigned on arrival or King-size bed
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      King Room
      Bed type: King-size bed
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      Standard|King Bed - Free Wifi

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        King Suite
        Bed type: King-size bed
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          Renovated Suite
          Bed type: King-size bed
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          Queen Room
          Bed type: Queen-size bed
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          Triple Room
          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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          Loft
          Bed type: Double bed
          Size: 465 sq. feet
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          Standard|Loft

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            One-Bedroom Suite
            Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed
            Size: 605 sq. feet
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              Quadruple Room
              Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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              Family Run Of House Room Assigned On Arrival
              Bed type: Double bed
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              Public Chicago photos Room Superior Room
              Superior Double Room
              Bed type: King-size bed or Queen-size bed or Double beds
              Size: 2965 sq. feet
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              Superior|Superior Room, 2 Double Beds

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                Public Chicago photos Room
                Superior King Room
                Bed type: King-size bed
                Size: 305 sq. feet
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                Superior|Superior Room, 1 King Bed

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                  Superior Queen Room
                  Bed type: Queen-size bed
                  Size: 2965 sq. feet
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                  Superior|Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

                  Public Chicago photos Room Deluxe Room
                  Deluxe Double Room
                  Bed type: King-size bed
                  Size: 400 sq. feet
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                  Deluxe|Deluxe King

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                  Deluxe King Room
                  Bed type: King-size bed
                  Size: 400 sq. feet
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                    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
                      1.9 mi
                    Airports
                    Train Stations
                    • Millenium Station
                      1.6 mi
                    • Millennium Station
                      1.6 mi
                    Underground stations
                    • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
                      2.1 mi
                    • Bus stop
                      1000 ft
                    Restaurants
                    • Pump Room (cuisine: International)
                      100 ft
                    • Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante (cuisine: Italian)
                      400 ft
                    Beaches
                    • Oak Street Beach
                      2100 ft
                    • Ohio Street Beach
                      1.2 mi
                    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

                    Popular areas

                    Sport related

                    Shopping areas

                    Monuments and Landmarks

                    Museums

                    • Charnley-Persky House Museum - 400 ft
                    • Three Arts Club - 400 ft
                    • Charnley-Persky House Museum - 400 ft
                    • International Monetary Market - 1400 ft
                    • Palette and Chisel Acad-Fine Art - 1700 ft
                    • Mimi International - 2000 ft
                    • Chicago Historical Society - 2000 ft
                    • Bethel Cultural Arts Center - 2300 ft
                    • Museum Shop of the Art Inst - 2700 ft

                    Universities, Institutes

                    Theaters

                    Casinos

                    • Venetian Casino Resort - 2300 ft

                    Food and meals

                    College Campuses

                    Local attractions

                    • The Magnificent Mile - 1.0 mi
                      N Michigan Ave, Chicago
                    • Lincoln Park - 1.0 mi
                      2045 North Lincoln Park West, Chicago
                    • Tribune Tower - 1.1 mi
                      435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
                    • Lincoln Park Zoo - 1.1 mi
                      2001 N Clark St, Chicago
                    • Lake Shore Place - 1.1 mi
                      680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

                    Near the hotel

                    • Charnley-Persky House - 600 ft
                      1365 North Astor Street, Chicago
                    • Oak Street Beach - 2100 ft
                      1000 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
                    • John Hancock Center / Observatory - 3000 ft
                      875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
                    • The Moody Church - 2400 ft
                      1635 North LaSalle, Chicago
                    • International Museum of Surgical Science - 1700 ft
                      1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
                    • Chicago History Museum - 2100 ft
                      1601 N Clark St, Chicago
                    • The Newberry Library - 2400 ft
                      60 West Walton Street, Chicago

                    Restaurants nearby

                    • Pump Room - 100 ft

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

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

                    • 3rd Coast - 500 ft

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

                      72% likes this, based on 73 reviews
                      Cuisine: American
                      Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

                    • Hash House a Go Go - 600 ft

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

                      71% likes this, based on 77 reviews
                      Cuisine: American
                      Price Range: USD 8 - USD 26

                    • Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante - 400 ft

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

                      79% likes this, based on 67 reviews
                      Cuisine: Italian
                      Price Range: USD 6 - USD 24

                    • Third Coast Cafe and Wine Bar - 500 ft

                      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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                    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
                      1.9 mi
                    Airports
                    Train Stations
                    • Millenium Station
                      1.6 mi
                    • Millennium Station
                      1.6 mi
                    Underground stations
                    • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
                      2.1 mi
                    • Bus stop
                      1000 ft
                    Restaurants
                    • Pump Room (cuisine: International)
                      100 ft
                    • Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante (cuisine: Italian)
                      400 ft
                    Beaches
                    • Oak Street Beach
                      2100 ft
                    • Ohio Street Beach
                      1.2 mi
                    Hotel information
                    • Check-in:
                      from  3 pm
                    • Check-out:
                      until  11 am
                    • Year renovated:
                      2011
                    • Number of floors:
                      17
                    • Number of rooms:
                      285