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Ambassador Chicago

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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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#71 of 214 hotels in Chicago
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With a rich history rooted in Chicago’s Jazz Age, Ambassador Chicago is the city’s original boutique hotel dating back to 1926. Located in the heart of the Gold Coast, the iconic property has hosted the who’s who of the 20th and 21st centuries having served as a local beacon to countless celebrities. Uniquely individual, Ambassador Chicago is nestled among graceful mansions in a quiet, gilded neighborhood tucked into the center of the Windy City offering incredible views of Lake Michigan with easy access to Chicago’s main shopping boulevard, Michigan Avenue. With 285 spacious guestrooms, a 24-hour fitness center, two restaurants, thoughtful programming and amenities curated by local artisans and chefs, Ambassador Chicago maintains its distinct and legendary character while offering guests an authentic Chicago experience.
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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
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Nightclub / DJ
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
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
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Iron
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Grade: 100 out of 100
53Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
19Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Raja B wrote a review Today
New York City, New York2 contributions
Had a great stay here, very accommodating and helpful. I had a leg injury and the team here went above and beyond to help me with anything needed. Very friendly, always smiling, and great vibes. Kay and Bre were particularly helpful from guest services for any specific requests I had during my stay. Hotel has a nice lobby, with some open workspace, cozy feel. Rooms are comfy and well appointed. Great location. Overall would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Safari399082 wrote a review May 12
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This hotel is truly a gem. Elegant, chic, and luxurious. This landmark hotel is in an exceptional location. (If YKYK) The staff are absolutely wonderful. Not just because of their high quality of service and discretion, but because they truly look after their guests. I travel a lot, and this type of service is disappearing. They posses a knowledge of the city that is first rate, and work hard to make your stay as seamless as possible. I must single out one it’s terrific staff members in particular, Bre, who was delightful. She truly knows the city and had wonderful suggestions. More importantly, They made sure. I was properly looked after. She and her colleagues took wonderful care of me, and are the main reason I will stay here when I am in Chicago. Highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Daniel B wrote a review May 12
New York, United States2 contributions
Love this Hotel! My second time to stay there. My husband and I were visiting from CA, and I wanted us to stay there. The location is amazing, high end neighborhood, close to the Gold Coast. It was the first week they were opened after closing due to COVID. I called to see if the bar and restaurant were open? I spoke with Bre, who followed up with an email of her favorite restaurants. When we checked in, she was the one who checked us in for our 3 night stay. She and the staff are so friendly and very professional. The Ambassdor is definitely our Hotel of choice, when traveling to Chicago again. The down stairs of the lobby has all the black and white photos of celebrities that have stayed or attend a party there. NOSTALGIA! Trust me you will no be disappointed. Tell Bre, Daniel of the FAB DUO sent you!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Maxwell G wrote a review May 11
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I choose this hotel again because of the great service I received last year. I'm glad I did because my wife became ill after a night out and Ms Kay was on duty. She was very sympathetic and suggested a couple of drug stores in the area. I was very impressed with her knowledge of the area and the events going on in the city.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Laurie1052 wrote a review May 9
Los Angeles, California35 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely hotel. Just perfect and convenient when visiting with family but not wanting or being able to stay with them. Only suggestion... we checked in later in the evening and did not get any explanation of what services were available or how the elevator worked.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$137 - $362 (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 3 Arts Club Café, 3rd Coast, and Velvet Taco.
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.