Public Hotel - Chicago

ex. Ambassador East Hotel

1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, United States, 60610  show map
 4 stars
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Public Hotel - Chicago

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

Verified Reviews:

  • Baby sitter service was superb - Large sitting area with fireplace and a piano - Bed and pillows were alright
  • Red line subway is four long city blocks away - Employees are all very friendly - Nice linens - Clean bathroom
  • Within walking distance of numerous restaurants, museums - Clean room with great space - Staff was extremely courteous
  • Staff was the friendliest - Walking distance to gibson's and shopping - Lobby was warm and welcoming
  • Valet parking rates $36/day - Free internet access while staying - Tubs are huge

Overview

The functional Public is a 4-star hotel and offers a nightclub, a basketball court and a library. Since 1926 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 17-story European building.

The property lies within 850 meters from Water Tower Chicago, 360 Chicago and Water Tower Place. Guests can get to Chicago city center, which is 4 km away.

Enclosed by a theater, a tower and a museum, the hotel offers a beautiful view over the coast.

Within a 10-minute walk guests will find Clark/Division subway station. The hotel is located within 20 km distance of Midway airport.

Rooms

The property offers 285 guestrooms appointed with a personal safe, a minibar, free Wi-Fi, an iPod dock and a living area. Guests will enjoy a view of Chicago's Gold Coast and Lake Michigan from their rooms. They are fitted with marble bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

The award-winning restaurant offers delicious international cuisine. Guests can try coffee and cocktails served in the lounge bar. The venue is set next to a metro station and just 50 meters from Pump Room and Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante.

Services

There are a conference room, computers and a photocopier available on site.

Relax

Public Hotel offers a playground, a mini club and video games for guests travelling with children. The property provides a fitness center, a gym and bicycles along with mountain biking, volleyball and baseball.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 56 per day.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   17.  Number of rooms:   285.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Free safe at reception
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Game console
  • Video games
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Down comforter

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Voice mail
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, United States, 60610

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City Center
  • Chicago
    3.1 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Millenium Station
    2.5 km
  • Millennium Station
    2.5 km
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    3.4 km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Pump Room (cuisine: International)
    20 m
  • Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante (cuisine: Italian)
    100 m
Beaches
  • Oak Street Beach
    610 m
  • Ohio Street Beach
    1.9 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    17
  • Number of rooms:
    285

Rooms and availability

Public Hotel photos Room Standard Room
Standard Room
Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or King-size bed
Size: 43 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Classically decorated room has a sleeping area and a large workspace.

Room facilities
    Public Hotel photos Room Superior Room
    Superior Room
    Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds or Queen-size bed
    Size: 275 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Airy and light room offers more space. It has a small rest area and a practical workspace.

    Room facilities
      Public Hotel photos Room Deluxe Room
      Deluxe Room
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 37 m²
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Spacious room offers a work area, a sleeping area and a cozy sitting area. Bathroom has all modern amenities.

      Room facilities
        Public Hotel photos Room Lift
        Loft
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 43 m²
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        Elegant and airy room has a comfy sleeping area and a rest area with sofa.

        Room facilities
          Public Hotel photos Room One Bedroom Suite
          One Bedroom Suite
          Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed
          Size: 58 m²
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          Luxurious room has a bedroom and a living room with a sofa, armchairs and table. The bathroom has all modern amenities.

          Room facilities
            Public Hotel photos Room Deluxe One Bedroom Suite
            Deluxe One Bedroom Suite
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            Elegant room with luxurious furniture consists of a bedroom and a large living room with sofa.

            Public Hotel photos Room Celebrity Suite
            Celebrity Suite
            Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed
            Size: 58 m²
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            • Free Wi-Fi
            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            Gorgeous room has a luxurious bedroom and a large living room with rich furniture.

            Room facilities

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Public Hotel - Chicago Chicago location
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              Hotel Address:

              1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, United States, 60610

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Chicago
                3.1 km
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Millenium Station
                2.5 km
              • Millennium Station
                2.5 km
              Underground stations
              • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
                3.4 km
              • Bus stop
                300 m
              Restaurants
              • Pump Room (cuisine: International)
                20 m
              • Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante (cuisine: Italian)
                100 m
              Beaches
              • Oak Street Beach
                610 m
              • Ohio Street Beach
                1.9 km
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2011
              • Number of floors:
                17
              • Number of rooms:
                285

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              Convention centers

              Monuments and Landmarks

              Museums

              • Three Arts Club - 100 m
              • Charnley-Persky House Museum - 100 m
              • International Monetary Market - 400 m
              • Palette and Chisel Acad-Fine Art - 500 m
              • Mimi International - 600 m
              • Chicago Historical Society - 600 m
              • Bethel Cultural Arts Center - 700 m
              • Museum Shop of the Art Inst - 800 m

              Universities, Institutes

              • Illinois Wesleyan University - 400 m
              • Ruth Page Foundation School - 500 m
              • Quigley Preparatory Seminary - 800 m
              • Moody Bible Institute - 900 m

              Theaters

              Business areas

              • Oak Street - 900 m

              Casinos

              • Venetian Casino Resort - 700 m

              Food and meals

              • Old Town Ale House - 800 m

              College Campuses

              Local attractions

              • The Magnificent Mile - 1.6 km
                N Michigan Ave, Chicago
              • Lincoln Park - 1.7 km
                2045 North Lincoln Park West, Chicago
              • Tribune Tower - 1.8 km
                435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
              • Lincoln Park Zoo - 1.7 km
                2001 N Clark St, Chicago
              • Lake Shore Place - 1.7 km
                680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

              Near the hotel

              • Charnley-Persky House - 170 m
                1365 North Astor Street, Chicago
              • Oak Street Beach - 610 m
                1000 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
              • John Hancock Center / Observatory - 910 m
                875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
              • The Moody Church - 730 m
                1635 North LaSalle, Chicago
              • International Museum of Surgical Science - 510 m
                1524 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
              • Chicago History Museum - 640 m
                1601 N Clark St, Chicago
              • The Newberry Library - 710 m
                60 West Walton Street, Chicago

              Restaurants nearby

              • Pump Room - 20 m

                Address: 1301 N State Pkwy
                Phone: 312-787-3700

                66% likes this, based on 178 reviews
                Cuisine: International

              • 3rd Coast - 130 m

                Address: 1260 N Dearborn St
                Phone: (312) 649-0730

                72% likes this, based on 73 reviews
                Cuisine: American
                Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 26

              • Hash House a Go Go - 160 m

                Address: 1212 North State Parkway
                Phone: 312-202-0994

                71% likes this, based on 77 reviews
                Cuisine: American
                Price Range: CAD 10 - CAD 34

              • Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante - 100 m

                Address: 21 W Goethe St
                Phone: 312-944-0199

                79% likes this, based on 67 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian
                Price Range: CAD 8 - CAD 32

              • Third Coast Cafe and Wine Bar - 130 m

                Address: Dearborn and Goethe

                83% likes this, based on 8 reviews
                Cuisine: American

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2011
              • Number of floors:
                17
              • Number of rooms:
                285
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              Public Hotel Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Public Hotel

              Average guest rating

              7.2out of 10
              Very good
              Based on 42 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Location
              9.0
              Rooms
              7.5
              Value
              7.0
              Service
              9.0

              Guest reviews

              • 0.6

                The Lobby is neat and classy. The Pump Room is a fun and interesting restaurant.

                The Hotel services are lacking. No help with luggage, we had to request to get our room cleaned at 4:00 PM, we requested a room service menu and 2 not get one the 2 days we were there. We were charged twice for breakfast the day we checked out. The staff, especially the "manager" we spoke lacked professionalism. On the day our room was being cleaned at 4:00 PM the "manager" said he would take care of the beverages we had in the Library Bar while we waited for a clean room, but we were charged for those. The manger called my cell while we were at dinner and said he sent a note to our room. When we returned to the room there was not note. Poor follow thru and poor communication. They call themselves a 4 star hotel but have 1 star service.

              • Couple
                9.6

                Location great and staff really friendly and helpful.

                Think $12.95 for in room internet access (2MB) is not good value for money - especially considering the speed provided. Although there was free internet access in the business centre but this gets very busy.

              • Single
                6.6

                Staff services and location was excellent.

                Wash Basin was broken. No locker in the Room.

              • Older travelers
                8.2

                The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and did their best to assist while we were trapped abroad due to the volcanic eruption. The hotel is generally quiet and well-kept. Very good value hotel in a prime location

                The rooms could be a little better maintained and there was a leak in the toilet ceiling.

              • Single
                5.4

                The location was excellent.

                The hotel room was on the line of a LaQuinta Inn, low budget, very very old unclean carpet, bathtub was old, dirty, and the water wouldn't drain from running the shower so I couldn't take a shower and let that nasty water(fungus, bacteria, ect) build up around my feet and ankles. The room and entire floor was a big disappointment. Additionally, the hotel phone in the room did not work at all. I had to call the front desk from my cell phone. What a dump of a place! I absolutely would not recommend this place ever.

              • Single
                7.4

                Nice hotel close to centre of town and also close to beach which is nice for walking or jogging. Half a mile from Rush street which has nice restaurants.

              • Single
                10.0

                Room was beautiful quiet relaxing

                Hotel elevator slow. Lots of construction going on.

              • Family with children
                9.6

                The hotel lobby is beautiful, the room was clean and comfortable and in a perfect location for my needs - 2 blocks from family.

              • Single
                6.2

                Apart from the fact that they told me they cannot take the accommodation cost from the credit card that I submitted to Booked.net unless I sent them the credit card payment approval form and the second day they locked my door, they were fair in service as everywhere in the United States.

                The method of communication was strange.

              • Couple
                9.2

                I liked how there wasn't any noise from an "el" train. The room was nice for me and my boyfriend.

                There was nothing bad about the hotel

              • Group of friends
                9.0

                Checking into the hotel was easy and the staff were very helpful and courteous. The bell and valet men were super helpful and always very kind. The mini bar in the room was fabulous, and the food in the restaurant was good as well. Internet/wifi was free which is a huge plus especially if you don't want to go down to the lobby which also has free internet/wifi. The location was perfect, close to restaurants and shopping, and the neighborhood at night felt safe and very cozy.

                The room service was not 24/7 and neither was the bar/lounge area food.

              • Group of friends
                9.0

                Checking into the hotel was easy and the staff were very helpful and courteous. The bell and valet men were super helpful and always very kind. The mini bar in the room was fabulous, and the food in the restaurant was good as well. Internet/wifi was free which is a huge plus especially if you don't want to go down to the lobby which also has free internet/wifi. The location was perfect, close to restaurants and shopping, and the neighborhood at night felt safe and very cozy.

                The room service was not 24/7 and neither was the bar/lounge area food.

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Public Hotel - Chicago Chicago location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, United States, 60610

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Chicago
                3.1 km
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Millenium Station
                2.5 km
              • Millennium Station
                2.5 km
              Underground stations
              • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
                3.4 km
              • Bus stop
                300 m
              Restaurants
              • Pump Room (cuisine: International)
                20 m
              • Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante (cuisine: Italian)
                100 m
              Beaches
              • Oak Street Beach
                610 m
              • Ohio Street Beach
                1.9 km
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2011
              • Number of floors:
                17
              • Number of rooms:
                285