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PUBLIC Chicago

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful hotel in a beautiful neighborhood. Very sleek and stylish. Great service at the front desk and at the curb. The rooms are beautiful, comfortable and elegant in a modern, minimalist way. Just a block or so from the Lake. I did not visit the restaurant there but I understand it is great. The coffee/breakfast bar was... More 

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Miami, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved staying at this hotel , great service and beautiful design and comfortable. Really close to the beach and beautiful neighborhood. The pump room Restaurant is by far one of my favorite in Chicago and it's located in this hotel . Very happy overall .

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Karachi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great hotel to stay at and my go to hotel for when I have a short trip to Chicago. Its a few blocks away from the main drag at Michigan Ave, so its nice and quite there, but it is at the same time a convenient walk to the Magnificent mile, and also conveniently located near a... More 

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Vallejo, California, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a blast to the past! I cannot tell you how excited I was to stay here when I found out it was where the Rat Pack stayed/visited while in the Windy City. The two bed rooms were great, sleek, trendy, comfortable, and let the mind wonder as to who could've stayed their in the past. They did a great... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I travel to Chicago frequently and have stayed at a different hotel each time. After my stay at The Public I won't be going elsewhere. Simplicity and Comfort is the best way to describe it. The rooms have clean lines that give it a modern feel. The bed was big for just me (which was nice) and comfortable. The bathrooms... More 

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Thank Kelly D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the Public because of favorable pricing on hotels.com and its location. It did not disappoint. We love the interior design and the casual hipster vibe. Rooms are nice, albeit on the small side but we didn't come to Chicago to stay in our room so that is fine. They could improve the bathrooms with fans and make-up mirrors.... More 

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Dunwoody, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Public is in a nice location and has an interesting history and a welcoming staff, and its price and architecture lead you to believe you are checking into a fine hotel. But overall, it felt stingy. Upon check-in they hasten to tell you about the lounge and the library with a full-service coffee bar. But there is no coffee... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here several times. And will stay again. Why? Hotel changed quite a bit from the time it opened, and now has more "down to earth" style (I used to question whether all service staff was hired straight from the modeling agency...). The staff is polite and professional. Rooms are a true modern minimalist design - white, cool... More 

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Thank Olga P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my hotel of choice in Chicago - even though they don't have a loyalty programme! The rooms are a really great size, even the standard. I have visited so much over the last couple of months, i have my 'regular' room - it has a walk-in wardrobe, which I love! The beds are comfy, the staff are lovely... More 

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PUBLIC H, Guest Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Viciousb You are an official FAN!!! We appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely review highlighting the “understated style as well as our fantastic staff. We will have your favorite room waiting for your return! STAYPUBLIC David Freiberger Director of Operations PUBLIC Chicago More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Liked the overall style of the room-- we had a Loft-- which was very white, very well furnished with comfortable bed and sofa. but bathroom was tiny. Hotel needs to spruce up hallways as carpets were stained and many areas need repainting. items like soap dish and container for cotton swabs were chipped and needed replacing. Still a nice hotel,... More 

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PUBLIC H, Guest Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Jean R We appreciate your feedback regarding your stay at PUBLIC. As an older historic building, there are only a handful of spaces we can restructure. Thank you for your mention regarding the lovely style of the room as well as the comfort of the bed. We hope to have you return for another great night’s sleep with us!... More 

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Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
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Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
PUBLIC, conceived by Ian Schrager, is an entirely new class of hotel. Its fundamental attributes are innovative, sophisticated, authentic style; spot-on, personalized, empathetic "essential" service; lasting comfort with complete functionality, all at an affordable price and offering tremendous value. For the first time, this type of hotel experience will be available for everyone and anyone who wants it ... more   less 

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: $218 - $481 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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:
#52 Business Hotel in Chicago
#55 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#63 Family Hotel in Chicago
#74 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
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