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PUBLIC Chicago

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I attended a wedding and stayed here. It was a great hotel with accommodating amenities and services. The only issue is that the fridge is so stocked with things the hotel wants you to buy that there is no room to bring back leftovers or other things you may have purchased for drinking or eating.

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Columbus, United States
Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a very basic hotel, nice bar. All good, nothing spectacular. The room is ok and practical. I can walk to several restaurants or all the way to Portillo's, which is not clse, but I love to walk. We enjoyed some drinks in the bar and it was all goo.

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Findlay, United States
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Worse experience ever. Rude check in Dirty and shabby suite Technology device usage limited Forget about iPad or laptop charging few electrical outlets to use WIFI access limited unless daily fee paid . Poorly equipped rooms Bathroom prehistoric Bed sits almost to floor. No Box spring and lumpy Overall Just awful!!!!!!!

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed in a room off the mail hall, across a small side-hall from another room. Between 1 and 4 am, my neighbor came home and left and came home again. The walls were extremely thin, and so I was awake between 1 and 4 am. It was an appallingly loud property. I was incredibly disappointed, because in all other...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room we stayed in was in poor condition for a four star hotel. While the lobby and library/lounge are truly lovely, the room did not feel like it was part of the same hotel. We really enjoyed The Pump Room restaurant, but would not recommend the hotel, only because of the condition of the room.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good overall stay. Bed was very comfortable and room was cozy. Apart from little bit of construction going at the hotel back didn't have any issues with the stay. We were also told about the construction while we were checking in and hotel staff clearly mentioned if we faced any issues they would work something out for us. But, it...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love love love the decor and ambiance at The Public. Price is excellent. But the walls are thin. Service is not as on point as at Four Seasons, etc. But for the price, it is best in class. The Pump Room and Library bar are fantastic. Rooms are spacious. The Public is my go-to in Chicago. I love the Gold...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

*They currently give a warning at check-in that they're under construction, but for our room and waking up as early as we do, we did not notice it at all. If you like large rooms and firm mattresses, this is the hotel for you. It only cost us $10 to upgrade to the superior king bed room and it was...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My brother and sister-in-law live right next door the Public, so overflow friends and family always stay here when visiting. Great location, can walk to dozens of great restaurants and shopping is off the charts. Hotel is very reasonably priced and has cool bar scene and nice rooms for the money. Will stay here again in a heartbeat.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I plan on going back there for the weekends for sure. The location is amazing, and while I did not use all amenities I was happy with the room and service. I did not spend a lot of time at the hotel as I was out and about shopping (I live in Michigan and we don't have any of these...

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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
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610-2334 (Formerly Ambassador East Hotel)
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast , Near North Side
Price Range: $209 - $569 (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
#54 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#63 Family Hotel in Chicago
#74 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
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