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1301 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 12/28/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 12/28/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#13 of 220 in Chicago
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.5
Value
4.3
Travelers' Choice
PUBLIC Chicago, an Ian Schrager Hotel, is a new breed of hotel. Its fundamental attributes are innovative, sophisticated, authentic style; with spot-on, personalized empathetic service that makes people feel special; lasting comfort with complete functionality, all at a tremendous value.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Iron
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
50Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
19Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Cherie W wrote a review Yesterday
Melbourne, Florida2 contributions
I had such a pleasant experience at this hotel. The staff was so friendly and helpful. My room was so beautiful, clean, well decorated, updated and nice. This location was perfect and within walking distance to restaurants, bars and shopping. I felt very safe here. I felt the price was reasonable for the area. I will definitely be staying here for my next visit to Chicago!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Brett wrote a review Feb 2022
Brooklyn, New York4 contributions2 helpful votes
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The Ambassador is the perfect hotel for both leisure and business travel. Service, Rooms, and the FOOD are all top notch. Also in a great area (historic gold coast). I've stayed here multiple times and cannot see myself staying anywhere else in Chicago
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Bre Smith , Guest Services / Front Office at Ambassador Chicago
Responded Feb 19, 2022
brettwQ9794ST, We love that you've come back with us, as time and time again it's our return guests that truly make us love what we do here. Please let us know when your next visit is so that we can make sure you have another fabulous stay!
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Natetg96 wrote a review May 20
Sarasota, Florida1 contribution
Ambassador Chicago is a wonderful hotel in an amazing part of Chicago. It is right in the middle of the city that's within walking distance from the beautiful Lincoln Park and is within a 15 minute drive to nearly anywhere else in the city
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m s wrote a review May 17
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The lobby and such are nice. While the rooms were updated , you could still tell that the rooms were old and the walls had bad spackle jobs. The TV and bed etc. were updated which was nice. Unfortunately my room had a musty smell and because I couldn’t open the window I only got recycled air from the air conditioning which was a little gross. This is definitely the case of an old lady that was probably grand and is just aging in okay condition. The rooms were also pretty small at only 180 ft.² which for the price was a little bit lame.
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Response from Melvin Joaquin, Guest Services / Front Office at Ambassador Chicago
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your comments and regret to hear that you were disappointed with the value of our rooms. We aim to provide all of our guests with a high-quality experience when visiting our property. We are planning on doing renovations to our rooms in the near future so hopefully we can invite you back with better accommodations.
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dlaukkonen wrote a review May 17
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The entire staff went out of their way to be accommodating and were always friendly! The restaurant and bar was great with an outstanding staff. The area was a great place to take an evening stroll, was convenient to the heart of Downtown and other areas we visited. We'd definitely stay again!
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Response from Melvin Joaquin, Guest Services / Front Office at Ambassador Chicago
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for choosing us for your stay. We’re glad to hear that you were satisfied with your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to in the near future!
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tcourtn20 wrote a review May 16
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Evie cleaning person was great, nice room, great location, great staff Price daily was ok sometime a little on high side but due to events but mgmt tried to accommodate, great for dogs would recommend
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Melvin Joaquin, Guest Services / Front Office at Ambassador Chicago
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for leaving a review. We’re so glad you were able to visit us. Our team is always working to offer the best to our guest and we will let Evie know about your wonderful review. We are heading into a much bussier season so we are glad to hear that we were able to accommodate you and your furry friend! We hope to see you again soon.
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Russell N wrote a review May 16
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From the moment we met the valet it was a great experience. Jasmine and Kenzie were spectacular checking us in and out. The Ambassador is beautiful hotel built in 1926. Everyone was friendly and great at their jobs. The room was a queen. It had a living then a separate bedroom with a Walkin closet. The bathroom was huge also. My wife loved that it had separate air conditioning for each room. It was my wife's birthday, and they went above and beyond giving her a complimentary breakfast. When we checked out, they were just as wonderful as when we arrive.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Melvin Joaquin, Guest Services / Front Office at Ambassador Chicago
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your great review. At the Ambassador, we work hard to offer high-quality service to every guest. We made sure to share this feedback with Jasemine and Kenzie to give them the recognition that they deserve. They were delighted to hear your feedback and were so happy your wife enjoyed her birthday. We hope to see you again soon!
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dawsonk480 wrote a review May 16
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I was in town for business and booked the Ambassador. So happy I did. The overall experience was amazing - easy check-in, beautiful lobby/restaurants, the most friendly staff, and it had a very clean room. Location was also a big plus! I would stay there again the next time I'm in town!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Melvin Joaquin, Guest Services / Front Office at Ambassador Chicago
Responded 6 days ago
With so many great places to choose from, it’s an honor that you decided to give us a try, and it sounds like we made a great first impression. We agree that our location is a big advantage when it comes to enjoying everything that Chicago has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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MorganHorseLover wrote a review May 15
Hermiston, Oregon5 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautiful old charm hotel with modern updates and amenities. Lovely neighborhood and close walking distance to the lake front Oak Street, Lincoln Park and downtown. The lobby was comfortable, the staff were very friendly amd although I didn't eat at the restaurant, it was well attended.
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Response from Melvin Joaquin, Guest Services / Front Office at Ambassador Chicago
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for choosing us for your stay. We’re glad to hear that you were satisfied with your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future an hopefully you can enjoy a nice dinner at our restaurant!
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sohandsomebtw wrote a review May 14
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Stayed in the queen room. Nice comfy bed and linens. Dated bathroom with no ventilation. Poor soundproofing. Front desk and restaurant service were exceptional. Valet parking appeared to lose the keys of the people ahead of us and then tried to physically pull me out of my car to look for them — truly a bizarre and uncomfortable experience. Night Valet was a little rough putting the car in park and rolled his eyes when I asked for assistance. Day valet was great and friendly. Bathtub wouldn’t drain and one of the towel hooks fell out of the wall — seemed like a hasty flip of a renovation. Location is great and close to tourism and restaurants. Very walkable neighborhood. Good price.
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PRICE RANGE
$194 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
public chicago hotel chicago, ambassador east hotel chicago, hotel ambassador east, ambassador east chicago
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
PUBLIC Chicago
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentral / Gold Coast / Near North Side
NUMBER OF ROOMS
285
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ambassador Chicago
Which popular attractions are close to Ambassador Chicago?
Nearby attractions include The Lodge (0.2 miles), Charnley-Persky House (0.1 miles), and LUXBAR (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ambassador Chicago?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Ambassador Chicago?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ambassador Chicago?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ambassador Chicago?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ambassador Chicago?
Conveniently located restaurants include 3rd Coast Cafe, Velvet Taco, and Lou Malnati's Pizzeria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ambassador Chicago?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ambassador Chicago?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ambassador Chicago?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Ambassador Chicago offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ambassador Chicago?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.