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PUBLIC Chicago

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610 (Formerly Ambassador East Hotel) (Gold Coast)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Traverse City
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at the public for business but would also recommend for social travel. They had clean, comfortable rooms and a nice blend of modern while also staying in touch with the historic past. The location on the north end is only a couple of blocks from Lake Michigan but still walking distance or a bike ride to great shops and... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Public staff are all very nice and so incredibly helpful. I had a very odd request of needing 100 custom stitched hats in 24 hours and they called numerous places and helped me make it happen. I also needed 100s of pages printed and they helped out with that as well. Every request, small or unusual, they do what... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent 4 nights at The Public and had a terrific time. It is a small boutique hotel in a terrific location......just 2 very short blocks to the Michigan Ave waterfront. We walked most places .......high end shops on Michigan, the Zoo in Lincoln Park, the Art Institute Museum, etc. A handy downtown # 150 bus runs frequently and the... More

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Cupertino, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a delight the Public was ...loved loved it!! Chic lobby, lounge and the Pump Room lived up to its historical reputation:) I loved the historical neighborhood -- joy to take many strolls! Walking distance to the lake front as well to Mag Mile -- many restaurants & bars nearby. Will stay again:)

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

Dear Bonnie D, Thank you for reviewing PUBLIC. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! We certainly appreciate your compliments on our lobby, lounge, and neighborhood. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed the Pump Room, as well as the history behind it. We look forward to your return! STAYPUBLIC David Miskit General Manager PUBLIC Chicago More

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

From start to finish we had great service all weekend long! The brunch at the Pump Room was amazing! Thanks to our waitress, Joy, we ate the most amazing french toast and had fresh hot coffee throughout the meal! Our room was large and clean and the corner view was amazing thanks to Elizabeth Story! We plan to stay here... More

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

Dear Natalie R, We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at PUBLIC! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your compliments on our service and we cannot wait to share your kind words with both Joy and Elizabeth. We look forward to accommodating you during any future trips to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't stay in any other hotel in Chicago. The Public has a relaxed elegance that can't be duplicated, and the crisp, spotless, all cotton sheets and feather pillows definitely make it "home". And the last little bit of perfection, the neighborhood is beautiful.

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

Dear melinda s, Thank you for sharing your experience at PUBLIC. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your feedback with regard to the uniqueness of PUBLIC Chicago! We hope to see you again soon. STAYPUBLIC David Miskit General Manager PUBLIC Chicago More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at the Public. Staff was exceptional, the room was terrific, overall just a great time. We highly recommend it! And they are dog friendly too!!! We were in Chicago for a wedding weekend and our stay at the hotel was the icing on the cake. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we... More

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

Dear Dsrdvm, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for writing a review! We appreciate your compliments on our staff, as well as our rooms. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon! STAYPUBLIC David Miskit General Manager PUBLIC Chicago More

Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After staying in the Paramount NYC over 20 years ago, Ian is going to yet a higher level of fashion and function. I've been to all of his properties some now owned by the Morgans Group. Looking forward to seeing how this chain goes and I understand a few Public Hotels will pop up in NYC soon. Certainly a place... More

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

Dear DFrydenlund, Thank you for reviewing PUBLIC; we are pleased to learn you enjoyed your stay! We appreciate your compliments on the property and we look forward to your return. STAYPUBLIC David Miskit General Manager PUBLIC Chicago More

Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wedding weekend: we were on the fifteenth floor (we were 'upgraded'); the fan in the air conditioner unit was very loud, all night. The rooms are small (think chic charming) and the 2 small elevators in the building cannot accommodate a full hotel. During the weekend, both elevators broke and we used the service elevator. Sunday checking out with the... More

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

Dear 856Marykay, We certainly appreciate your review on TripAdvisor! We realize it is gracious, candid feedback which drives success. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your room and valued the original fixtures on the bathtub. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you experienced due to our elevators temporarily being out of service. We hope you will consider giving PUBLIC... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here while in town for IMTS. IMTS is the second biggest trade show in North America so suffice it to say, the entire city is booked solid. I knew I made the right choice when I arrived about 11:00 pm (flight was late) and they had not given away my room, which happens a lot in similar situations... More

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

Dear TraciAB_13, Thank you for taking the time to write such an incredible review! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at PUBLIC! We also appreciate your kind words regarding our staff. At PUBLIC, we believe service matters most and we will be certain to share your compliments with our team! Thank you for your... More

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Additional Information about PUBLIC Chicago

Address: 1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610 (Formerly Ambassador East Hotel)
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast , Near North Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — PUBLIC Chicago 4*
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Also Known As:
Public Chicago Hotel Chicago
Ambassador East Hotel Chicago
Hotel Ambassador East
Ambassador East Chicago

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