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PUBLIC Chicago

4.0 of 5 1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610 (Formerly Ambassador East Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I emerge from the cab, the bellman is already pulling my luggage out of the trunk, "can i have these delivered to your room?" he brings my bags inside and a tall gentleman offers me a taste of something fantastic... my stay was extended by 2 days, they kept me in the same room, not even a hiccup. the service.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wd loved our getaway. Stay in Chicago a few times a year. This is our new favorite. Loved the ambience, vitality and friendliness. The style of classy and modern makes for a very welcoming and comfortable place to linger, have drinks, read some of the books and soak up the atmosphere. We spent quite a bit of time reading and... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There should be an extra category for these hotels....you walk in and immediately feel welcome & @t home. From there, it only gets better....spacious & comfy rooms with very pleasant design....dining in the Pump room is simply unforgetable and the staff gives you the feeling that you really matter...that's how a business trip becomes pleasure

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love love PUBLIC! This is my 1st time to Chicago. As I descended downstairs in the morning, I was greeted by the friendliest gentleman with a bow tie. David directed me to the coffee bar for go and grab options, or the PUMPROOM for brunch. The menus was full of delicious items. Breakfast was amazing!! Brandon part of the... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After bouncing around the east coast for a few weeks, I stopped in Chicago for 3 days before heading home. My friend recommended PUBLIC and I am so thankful I took their advice. The hotel was perfect. The staff was amazing. Jonathan and Brian at the front desk were delightful. This was my first trip to Chicago and they took... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quite, great location, walking distance from Rush St., Lake Shore and the Mag Mile. Very chic and cozy lobby, lounge and dining areas. Nice modern rooms, comfy beds and large bathrooms. Great atmosphere and excellent service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Used a groupon so the rate was great. The hotel is in a perfect location...close to fun bars as well as the lake front. Everything about this hotel was well above average! Room was nice, bed very comfortable, bathroom large, and anyone we asked for help was very courteous and immediately helpful. Honestly cannot find a negative here! Coffee bar... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW. What a wonderful hotel. From the beautifully adorned rooms and lobby to the caring and attentive staff, this hotel is truly one of the best I have stayed at around the globe. David, "the Bow Tie Man" as some here call him, truly puts every effort forward to making the Public your home during your stay. Each time I... More 

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PUBLIC H, General Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Jana_O_123, Thank you for such a great review! We try to make our hotel accessible and inclusive to everyone, without sacrificing quality and luxury. We appreciate all of your kind words regarding our staff, décor, and food options. I’ll be sure to pass your comments off to David! Our staff is truly passionate about our brand, so it shows... More 

New York City, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighting in the dining area is fabulous - and you sometimes might run into a couple celebrities at the famous lounge but other than that, the hotel itself isn't grandiose or luxurious. It is is functional, clean with a modern look and does the job. Th staff was great and the location is fantastic too!

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PUBLIC H, General Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Shruto, Thank you for your recent review of PUBLIC! I’m glad that you found both our staff and design to be enjoyable! We hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back soon! STAYPUBLIC David Miskit General Manager PUBLIC Chicago More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am in love with PUBLIC! I travel a lot and I can say without hesitation that I have had the best sleep ever! I need this mattress in my room asap! From my arrival Saturday night until my departure today, I have to say that each employee that I encountered always greeted me with a smile! I am in... More 

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PUBLIC H, General Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Robin N, What a lovely review, thank you! I’m happy that you found your stay (and sleep) to be very comfortable and that our staff was beyond friendly and inclusive! We, too, love David “Mr. Bow Tie”, and I’ll be sure he reads your comment! Also, thank you for the compliments on our PUMP ROOM food and your server,... More 

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  • Pump room(64)
  • Very nice(10)
  • Gold coast(8)
  • Magnificent mile(4)
  • Great location(4)

Additional Information about PUBLIC Chicago

Address: 1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610 (Formerly Ambassador East Hotel)
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Near North Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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:
#39 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#58 Business Hotel in Chicago
#73 Family Hotel in Chicago
#76 Romantic Hotel in Chicago

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