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PUBLIC Chicago

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#92 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
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06/06/2017 06/07/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Telluride, Colorado
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great hotel with excellent prices ...Food and Service Majestic...The Pump Room was a delight and all the staff friendly and very helpful...The location was great...Walking distance from the lake and great restaurants...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rooms were very small. Doors rattled, walls were thin and neighbors were loud. Cleanliness was subpar- bathtubs were stained and dirty, sink did not drain. There were bugs on the curtains by the windows. Wifi was difficult to use and didn't always work. Hotel guest service staff was spectacular and location was great.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Did you change the room for us by the suit was the same problem location was great was horrible I hope somebody was paying attention to what it what I said maybe somebody can give me a call regarding this issue

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here when they first opened and thought I had found a diamond in the rough...well, the rough won. The rooms, and we had three, are now nothing more than rundown tired looking rooms with torn curtains, pictures propped up on desks, and crappy beat up beds and chairs. Time to blow it up and start over, or atl least...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

A very nice hotel that is currently under a 'beautification process' (they are decorating at the moment). I have certainly been to a number of hotels that are in far more desperate need of decoration. The room was very minimalist in its style, everything is white. The amenities are were all there with a great shower and a heavily stocked...

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel offered a unique experience with lovely rooms and hospitable front desk staff. Would recommend to anyone traveling on business or pleasure. The only challenge was Library Bar was closed for a private event. Instead, went to the Pump Room in hotel.

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quiet location in upmarket area, easily accessible to most downtown attraction by foot or local transport. Recommend if you obtain discounted rate, otherwise overpriced for what you get - "free" internet connectivity only at 1-5mps, after hours room service abysmal in quantity and presentation, TVs in loft rooms don't swivel so awkward viewing angle from bed.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a nice and memorable stay at PUBLIC-- a hotel of the people. The service was wonderful, the room was aesthetically pleasing, and the location was absolutely perfect. I look forward to staying at this incredible hotel again in the future.

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is a jewel. It is in a wonderful location and offers beautiful common spaces, amazing food and fun bar. The rooms are smart and relaxing and the staff make you feel at home. Who could ask for anything more?

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Woodstock, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a great time. Staff is helpful and courtiers. Love my room simple and clean. Small issues of wear and tear like rips in carpet etc. Great location, nice neighborhood, great Restaurants, close to the beach of Lake Michigan.

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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
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610-2334 (Formerly Ambassador East Hotel)
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast , Near North Side
Price Range: $164 - $415 (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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“Make sure you check the construction schedule. They will not inform you of it on their own.”
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“High floor is best”
stubbs25, Mar 20, 2017 | Read review
“Corner loft rooms have great views.”
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“Keep all shiny shoes and soft materials in drawers and closets as vents blow white particles that cling to everything.”
Tenzopolis, Feb 23, 2017 | Read review
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