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Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed today NEW

Great little spot NOT on Michigan Ave. Sometimes it is great to stay off the main drag... and this is the spot. You can walk to tons of restaurants and shopping. The valet parking is expensive, $65 a day! So be prepared.

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Davenport, Iowa
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I loved this hotel, it was located just within walking distance to shops, food or even the waterfront. It was my fiances birthday & he was to arrive before me, I contacted the hotel to see if something fun could be done to the room. I was put in contact with Faith, and she helped make it happen! She had...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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We visited for 3 nights, hotel is very nice, clean and modern. Great service also. Room was quite small but nice. Only fault not much storage space or drawers. Only a short walk from the main area. Would stay again.

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Goleta, California
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Great location; close enough to restaurants, the shore line, etc. without the massive bustle of middle of downtown. Clean, well-appointed, comfortable rooms. Good internet. Pleasant staff. An excellent value. I always stay at this hotel when visiting Chicago. Highly recommend!

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My stay at Public was even better this year than last year. I appreciated the new management and the improvement in the rooms (paint, and a carpet upgrade). Dinner at The Pump Room was first class. We will stay at the hotel often.

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Marion, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very gracious staff and cared about y your stay from time of arrival to departure. Very close walking distance to restaurants and lake Michigan. Would recommend the PUBLIC Chicago whenever visiting downtown - Gold Coast area!

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel has done an excellent job of preserving aspects of the old hotel with nice updates. Rooms are quiet albeit a little tight. Great to be away from the more hectic areas of downtown but still close enough to walk, as long as the weather is mild. Appreciated being so close to the lake shore path.

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Garrett R, Director of Operations at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Dear 601sandy2015, Our hotel has been here for many years and yes it still has its old charm. Thank you so much for the great review. I am happy that you enjoyed your room and your stay. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Garrett Rogacki Director of Operations

Marco Island, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is in an excellent location. Every time I have been here the staff has been friendly and welcoming. It is the only place we stay when coming to Chicago. The location couldn't be better. Close to restaurants, parks and the lake.

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Garrett R, Director of Operations at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Linda S, I am so happy that you only will stay here with us. We are glad to host you anytime. our location is prime and staff very friendly. Whether here for business or play we truly are in the best of locations. Thank you for the wonderful review. I will share this with the entire team. Kind regards,...

Saint Paul
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful room with a great view of downtown Chicago. The Library bar is fun anytime of the day and the Pump Room is great for people watching. The staff is always welcoming and helpful, making the stay a lot of fun.

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Fayth A, Public Relations Manager at PUBLIC Chicago, responded to this review

Dear PaulSaintPaul, Happy to hear you enjoyed both the Library Bar and the Pump Room. I must agree, the Pump Room is a great place for people watching. You're nice words are highly appreciated and will be shared with our team! We hope to see you soon! Best, Fayth Allison

Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place had great rooms and always clean. The food was also amazing. The staff got out of their way to help you out when you needed it. I felt really welcome to Chicago and Public Hotel. The no breakfast on the guest room though is such a bummer! I thought the hotel would have topped it all by having...

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Dear DeejayDj, I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We take all suggestions to heart and I will pass this along. I hope you do come visit again soon and hope to get a chance to personally welcome you. Kind regards, Garrett Rogacki Director of Operations

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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)
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast , Near North Side
Price Range: $153 - $488 (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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“If you can upgrade to a suite on a promotional rate, I highly recommend it.”
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