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

Massage

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

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 contemporary Public is a 4-star hotel and offers a nightclub and a library. Since 1926 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 17-story colonial building.

The property is notable for the secluded setting close to convention centers and trade fairs as well as Michigan Avenue, Lake Michigan and Navy Pier. The hotel is 650 meters away from Water Tower Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art and Oak Street Beach.

The venue is a short walk to shops and fairgrounds.

A 10-minute walk will take you to Clark/Division subway station. Midway airport is 20 minutes' drive from away.

Rooms

Public Hotel offers 100 rooms fitted with a personal safe, a minibar, free Wi-Fi, an iPod dock and a seating area for a comfortable stay in Chicago. Many rooms come with a stunning view on the coast. They also comprise separate bathrooms appointed with a hairdryer, a bathtub and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

The designed restaurant serves delicious local meals. At the spacious lounge bar guests will enjoy a selection of coffee and tea.

Services

Guests can rent cars and bicycles to discover the area.

Relax

The hotel provides cots, video games and a mini club for families with children. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and fitness center.

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
  • Wake up 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/Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Video games
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Night club
  • Massage
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • 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
  • Direct dial telephone
  • 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Public Hotel - Chicago Chicago location
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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
  • Ogilvie Transportation Center
    2.9 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 Standard Room
Standard Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds
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 Superior Room
    Superior Room
    Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds or Queen-size bed
    Size: 28 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 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 Loft Lift
        Loft
        Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
        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 One Bedroom SuitePublic Hotel One Bedroom Suite
          One Bedroom Suite
          Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or Twin beds
          Size: 83 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 Deluxe One Bedroom Suite
            Deluxe One Bedroom Suite
            Bed type: Double bed
            Size: 77 m²
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            • Bathtub
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            Elegant room with luxurious furniture consists of a bedroom and a large living room with sofa.

            Room facilities
              Public Hotel Celebrity Suite
              Celebrity Suite
              Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or Twin beds
              Size: 83 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
                • Ogilvie Transportation Center
                  2.9 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

                Places of interest

                • J. Parker - 1.1 km

                Shopping areas

                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
                • Chicago History Museum - 600 m
                • Mimi International - 600 m
                • Chicago Historical Society - 600 m
                • Bethel Cultural Arts Center - 700 m
                • Museum Shop of the Art Inst - 800 m
                • City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower - 1.0 km

                Universities, Institutes

                Theaters

                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 7 - CAD 31

                • 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

                7.4out of 10
                Very good
                Based on 41 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Location
                9.0
                Rooms
                7.5
                Value
                7.0
                Service
                9.0

                Individual guest reviews

                • 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
                • Ogilvie Transportation Center
                  2.9 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