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PUBLIC Chicago

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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My first stay at PUBLIC Chicago was so amazing I didn't want to leave! The hotel is located in a convenient neighborhood and was walking distance to a number of great bars and restaurants. The staff are fantastic everyone was so helpful with any and everything I need it. I had dinner at the PUMP room the food this is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just stayed at the Public for three nights while searching for an apartment in the area. I will never stay here again. The walls are paper thin and you can hear EVERYTHING going on next door, sometimes on both sides of the room. Even casual conversation. You might as well not have walls. When I called the front desk to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Public over the weekend and had a fantastic time! The hotel is located in a convenient neighborhood and was walking distance to a number of bars and restaurants. The room itself was spacious, comfortable with modern and tasteful accents (I kind of fell in love with the automatic light in the closet), it... More 

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

Dear Olivia C, Thank you for the review! It’s great to see that you and your boyfriend enjoyed your time spent here (we wouldn’t mind if you didn’t leave, either!) We love to make each one of our guests feel as if our space is just like their home (but with some fun, non-traditional art thrown in). David will love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my first time staying at the PUBLIC, it did not disappoint. I have utilized the Pump room multiple times since I live around the corner and it offers some of the best brunch in the city. The atmosphere and the decor from the lobby to the rooms was excellent.

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

Dear Jonathan S, Thank you for leaving us a review about your first visit! I’m glad that you’re already an avid Pump Room fan on your way to being a fan of PUBLIC! We look forward to having you stay with us again! STAY PUBLIC David Miskit General Manager PUBLIC Chicago More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I checked into this lovely hotel on Tuesday morning for business I had such a wonderful stay. From the beginning to the last day It had the most wonderful staff. Everyone was so happy and outgoing I wish I never had to leave. A man named John helped me with checking in and also recommended a wonderful restaurant when I... More 

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

Dear Tarin R, Your review was so kind; thank you! We wish you never had to leave either. Our staff works so hard to make sure that our guests feel welcomed and cared for, and it seems that we have done our jobs. John, Zach, and Brian from the front office will greatly appreciate your recognition of them. The singing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not only did PUBLIC chicago surpass succeeding at making it feel like a home away from home, the hotel and its employees brilliantly crafted an experience that will long live in my heart for many years to come. Be it, the beautiful blank canvas rooms, the second to none restaurant The Pump Room, or the refreshingly friendly employees, PUBLIC Chicago... More 

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

Dear elfin187, Thank you! It’s nice that we are able to say you’d love to revisit the hotel and restaurant! It seems as though you have a true appreciation for the overall design of PUBLIC. Thank you for your comment about our employees and how they “crafted an experience that will long live in [your] heart.” That’s an incredible compliment... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

PUBLIC is a fantastic hotel! Great location close to the Lake, close to shopping and restaurants, in the heart and soul of Chicago. From the moment we arrived on the curb of the hotel, to the moment we checked out, we had a wonderful stay. We were there to finalize plans for our wedding at the hotel in April 2015.... More 

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

Dear Kyle G, What a great review! We at the hotel love weddings and couldn’t be more thrilled that you plan to share that special occasion with us! I’m glad you and your fiancée were able to try out the PUMP ROOM (who can resist doughnuts?) and Library Bar and found the staff to be friendly and helpful during both... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to take the time to mention this wonderful establishment. I was fortunate enough to fly to Chicago for business and stay at Public. I immediately was welcomed & greeted by the wonderful staff here with bubbly personalities. There was always a tall handsome gentleman that would have different bowties for everyday of the week in the lobby making... More 

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

Dear AvelMendoza, Thank you for such a kind review! We truly appreciate any time we get to hear from our guests. Our staff is constantly looking to make connections with the guests and to make everyone feel comfortable and at home. From the sound of it, it appears as though you got to really know Zach, Eric, and Ben! I’ll... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the past three years I had the good fortune of being able to travel to Chicago for business. I've stayed at Public almost exclusively and I have to say that I have never been disappointed. From the moment you enter you a warmly greeted and taken to your room. The views are fabulous the rooms are spotless and the... More 

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

Dear Moro17, I’m thrilled that you have PUBLIC as your exclusive Chicago hotel of choice! We believe our location and level of service are really what sets us apart, so it’s great to hear that you think so, too! We can’t wait to have you come back again soon! STAY PUBLIC David Miskit General Manager PUBLIC Chicago More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Writing this from the hotel. My wife and I booked this hotel for a long weekend getaway from home. Our room is clean, spacious and beautiful, as is the rest of the hotel. The lobby and Pump Room are simply gorgeous. All that said, our enjoyment of the property and the weekend has been somewhat ruined by the valet parking... More 

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

Dear PTVMan, Thank you for writing us about your visit. I’m happy to see that you appreciate our hotel facilities – from your room, to the lobby, to the Pump Room. I am terribly sorry about the issue you experienced with the valet pricing. I understand where your frustration would come from. We hope that you will return to stay... More 

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  • Gold coast(6)
  • Great location(4)
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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:
#41 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#47 Business Hotel in Chicago
#75 Family Hotel in Chicago
#77 Romantic Hotel in Chicago

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