Ambassador Chicago in Chicago, IL

1301 N State PkwyChicago, IL 60610
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Offering 285 oversized accommodations, the Public Chicago lets guests enjoy highly luxurious amenities while staying just a few blocks from the Lakefront Trail and the El train. Guests can enjoy contemporary decorations, complimentary Wi-Fi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, a coffee lounge, loaner bicycles, and an on-site bar and restaurant created by the celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Business Center
  • Coffee Shop or Café
  • Concierge Services
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Facilities (24 Hours)
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Nightclub
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Porter/Bellman
  • Restaurant on Property
  • Smoke-free Property
  • Valet Parking
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Check-In: 3:00pm Check-Out: 12:00pm

Property Location
With a stay at the Ambassador Chicago in Chicago (Gold Coast), you'll be minutes from International Museum of Surgical Science and Hancock Tower. This 4-star hotel is close to Millennium Park and Art Institute of Chicago.

Make yourself at home in one of the 285 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as a nightclub and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Breakfast is available daily for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and express check-in. Planning an event in Chicago? This hotel has 8600 square feet (799 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms.

•Breakfast fee: between USD 9.00 and USD 25.00 per person (approximately)
•Valet parking fee: USD 56.00 per night (in/out privileges)
•Pet fee: USD 125.00 per accommodation, per stay, 1 pet per room (up to 50lbs)

Minimum check-in age is 21 years.

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denise k
Bonita Springs, Florida
"A definite difference from the PUBLIC"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 21, 2017 NEW
I stayed at the Ambassador East for years until it became the Public and then after 2 bad experiences moved elsewhere. The new owners of the Ambassador Chicago seem to be trying very hard - rooms were still sparse, hallway carpet needed cleaning, and hallway walls needed to be livened up. Beds were very comfy and really liked the addition of window shades. A/C worked fairly well - you needed to shut it down and then start it back up otherwise it became a little too cold. What was missing? Dining options in the hotel (especially for bkfst or a nite arrival), a coffeemaker in the room, a nonslip mat in the tub, and an option of a blanket & sheet on the bed vs the lightweight but warm duvet.
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San Francisco Area
"Great Price, Great Location, Meh Room"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2017 NEW
I booked the PUBLIC Chicago (now once again, the legendary Ambassador Chicago) for many reasons. Firstly, because of it's storied past as one of the finest hotels of 20th Century America, I wanted to experience walking the same halls as did many of the famed and immortal (Sinatra, Monroe, Bacall, Kennedy and the like). Secondly, I found availability on relatively short notice (using the fantastic app, Hotel Tonight) at an attractive rate - especially for a boutique hotel in Chicago mid-town. Thirdly, for location.... Positioned in the "Gold Coast" neighborhood, it's walking distance to Chicago's Miracle Mile and the city center's bustling business district. Lastly, the hotel was in the past 5 or so years purchased and thoroughly refurbished by legendary architect/design icon/Studio 54 co-owner, Ian Schrager. I've stayed in Mr. Schrager's New York hotels in the past and love the aesthetic and vibe. My stay took place in May, 2017 - a month before Schrager fully divested himself of the hotel. It is now owned by the company that purchased and refurbished the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. In terms of the public, open spaces, the hotel is beautifully appointed and designed. Low level lighting, minimalist, yet comfortable and functional furnishings abound. The historical architectural aspects are well preserved and have been restored to their original glory - I was hoping this was the case and was not disappointed. The lobby has several long library-like tables with plenty of electrical sockets and USB ports for charging your various devices. The Pump Room restaurant has also been refurbished and is particularly well-known for brunch, but sadly I did not partake. The bar and restaurant are a great choice for happy hour cocktails, pre-theatre drinks and appetizers or perhaps a date. I also did not use the public facilities - such as the workout room or library - I don't believe the hotel has a pool. Check in was quick, efficient and hassle-free. In terms of the room - welllll....I had read that Schrager's concept in reviving the hotel was to create an affordable "boutique hotel" experience option for those of us that are usually priced out of the category. In my opinion, that affordability comes across especially in the spartan quality guest rooms. They're extremely basic - with a bed, small chest of drawers a desk and a television. Bland would be a good adjective to describe it - almost to the point of resembling a hospital room. The furnishings are of the Ikea-type pressed wood veneer ilk and didn't seem very durable. There were already many signs of significant wear and tear with scratch marks and stains visible. In my room, there was an inexplicable large pressed wood contraption precariously attached to the wall underneath the television. It was about 15 feet wide, had thin chained loops attached to it on opposite sides and only had one small strip across the top of it. Could have possibly been a shelf for perhaps very flat or tiny vases...not sure. It actually came unattached from the wall during my stay. The bathroom was fine, but mold or water damage was present and there was a warp and rust-stained patch clearly visible. Bathroom appeared to be remodeled using stock fixtures, tiles and plumbing from Home Depot. The Miracle Mile shopping district is approximately a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel, and there are grocery and convenience stores - as well as tons of restaurant options within a few blocks. It's a pleasant albeit residential neighborhood and walking was quite lovely. There are tons of lodging options in Chicago and I would therefore likely not return rather quickly to the Ambassador unless the rates were $100/night or less. However, if you're a history buff, boutique hotel afficionado and are not looking for a resort-like experience - It's worth checking into.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
"Fabulous location, desperately needs upgrading "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2017 NEW
The ambassador hotel is a beautiful historical hotel in an absolutely fabulous location. I like what they've done in the downstairs bar area but it is very hot down there in the summertime, especially because they're doing construction in the restaurant. We stayed in a suite, which was basically just two regular size rooms adjoining. Our bathroom was absolutely tiny so do not expect anything grand if you stay in a suite. My biggest complaint is that the INTERNET IS TERRIBLE, I literally could not download anything. I had to go to the Starbucks down the street to download something that I tried to download for three full days at the hotel, and at Starbucks it downloaded in five minutes.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 17, 2017 NEW
Though this is not the most modern hotel in the city of Chicago, you simply cannot beat the location. Walking distance to Gibson's steakhouse. Walking distance to the magnificent mile. 2 blocks from Lake Michigan. The bathroom in my suite was a tad small. Totally livable, but some people will find it to be too compact. If you know anything about the history of this hotel, you will understand and appreciate just how cool this place really is. The amount of celebrities who frequented this place back in the day is just unimaginable. Richard Pryor. Frank Sinatra. And the list just keeps on going. It has and will continue to be a hot spot. I can't wait to get back!
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Lawrie W
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
"Updated and great location"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 16, 2017 NEW
In a residential area but close to everything - the Lake - restaurants and shops- great walking area and top restaurant in the hotel with inventive menu and a great bar to meet and greet new and old friends
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