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PUBLIC Chicago

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#91 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 11 May 2016

We spent the weekend in the Chicago at the Public and we'll stay there again! We used to live in the neighborhood, so we are familiar with how easy it is to get around from the hotel. The Public staff is very friendly and welcoming. The bar and library bar are excellent. The rooms can be on the smaller side,...

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PUBLIC H, Public Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Dear hotelwhiskey 06 Thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled that the staff made an impression in welcoming you back to your old neighborhood! We hope to see you again soon! STAYPUBLIC David Freiberger Director of Operations PUBLIC Chicago

Vail, Colorado
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I recently stayed at the Public this past weekend, May 5-8. The customer service when we come in from the beginning was very unwelcoming and cold. I am a concierge/front desk person in Vail and to come to a city and feel unwanted was terrible. From the valets and bellman to the front desk and concierge to the accounting personnel....

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PUBLIC H, Public Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Dear JRGAWRYSIAK Thank you for taking the time to review PUBLIC. I am terribly sorry to hear of your experience with us. If you would consider giving us another chance please do reach out to me direct at StayPublic@publichotels.com STAYPUBLIC David Freiberger Director of Operations PUBLIC Chicago

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is my favorite hotel to stay in while in Chicago. It's in the Gold Coast neighborhood, mere blocks from lovely Lake Michigan. The neighborhood itself is beautiful - brownstones and dog walkers. There are great restaurants and bars within walking distance to Public (like Hash House a Go Go, Mario's and The 3rd Coast). The hotel itself is so...

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PUBLIC H, Public Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Katie F We love that we are your favorite hotel in Chicago, as there are many to choose from! Thank you for the mention regarding the staff as well as our wonderful neighborhood. We look forward to welcoming you in the future. STAYPUBLIC David Freiberger Director of Operations PUBLIC Chicago

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The hotel seems newly renovated. The bedroom was big and comfy, all new as well as the bathroom. We used the conference rooms for some days and the room was really good and so was the concierge who would come everyday to check if everything was ok. I definately recommend for business meetings. The location is a plus plus plus!...

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PUBLIC H, Public Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Dear angelfirebrazil Thank you for the lovely review and mention regarding the attentive banquet staff and comfy guest rooms. We hope to welcome you back soon to host future meetings. STAYPUBLIC David Freiberger Director of Operations PUBLIC Chicago

Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed 8 May 2016

The location of the hotel is close to everything you might need. Just a few blocks to the "L" and a 24 hour CVS. There are several little gems of breakfast joints very close by. The staff is amazing and very knowledgeable about the local area and things to do as well as very accommodating. Public Chicago is extremely clean,...

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PUBLIC H, Public Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Dear jmontavon We are honored to become your “Chicago home” and love to hear you explored our gem of a neighborhood as well. Thank you for the mention regarding our amazing staff and we look forward to welcoming you in the future! STAYPUBLIC David Freiberger Director of Operations PUBLIC Chicago

Palmetto, Florida
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We were here for a wedding reception. That being said I was pleased with the hour d'oeuvres and the service except for one server who was very rude to my wife and a few other guests. Other than that the service was top notch. The dinner entrees were average at best. Often times presentation is great and taste is over...

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PUBLIC H, Public Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Phil G Thank you for taking the time to review PUBLIC. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the cuisine and thought the service was “top notch” with the exception of one. We hope you will return in the future. Please reach out to me direct at StayPublic@publichotels.com to elaborate on the experience with your server. STAYPUBLIC David Freiberger...

Reviewed 1 May 2016

Beautiful property. Comfy beds and quiet rooms. Good location, lots to do within walking distance of the hotel and close to public transportation. It would be nice to have coffee in the room. Otherwise no complaints!

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PUBLIC H, Public Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Loring f Thank you for taking the time to give us a wonderful review and making mention of the great location as well as the comfortable beds. We hope to welcome you back in the near future! STAYPUBLIC David Freiberger Director of Operations PUBLIC Chicago

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I recently stayed at Public and it was great. They preregistered me for check in and actually did text me when the room was ready, unlike the Waldorf that I stayed at a day earlier. The front desk staff is very accommodating and friendly. My room was well appointed, almost a dreamy feel to it. The bathroom was a bit...

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PUBLIC H, Public Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Dear mk0712 Thank you for taking the time to review the PUBLIC. We are happy you found the staff to be very friendly. Our mini bar items are actually priced just as you would find them at a convenient store without 100% mark up. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. STAYPUBLIC David Freiberger Director of Operations...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 28 April 2016

The Public offers many must haves to a visit to Chicago: It's location is in a Neighborhood filled with Brownstones, Walking distance to the Lake and to Michigan Ave. It is a very elegant and quite location. The lobby is very trendy in design but the trend is rich and very tasteful. No you will not be awed with the...

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PUBLIC H, Public Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Dear lewklein Thank you for the great review of PUBLIC! Our location in the Gold Coast is indeed a hidden gem! Our design is the creation of the famed firm Yabu Pushelberg. It’s so great to hear that the staff made your stay an overall incredible experience! We hope to welcome you back soon! STAYPUBLIC David Freiberger Director of Operations...

Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This is a nice hotel with so much history. The decor is great. The room was nice. Not too small. The only thing is that the bathroom was small but taking into consideration that this hotel is really old, it wasn't too bad. Had a special occasion to attend at the hotel and reserved a room for the weekend. It's...

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PUBLIC H, Public Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Cell15 Thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear you loved the décor as well as our rich history! We look forward to your next visit! STAYPUBLIC David Freiberger Director of Operations PUBLIC Chicago

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Staying in Gold Coast

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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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  • 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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  • 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 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610-2334 (Formerly Ambassador East Hotel)
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast , Near North Side
Price Range: $217 - $575 (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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