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Ambassador Chicago

4-star4 stars
1301 N State PkwyChicagoIL60610United States of America

4-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near John Hancock Center
  • Free WiFi
Very Good8.2
Beautiful beach
Great location
Awesome vibe
Quite clean
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Ambassador Chicago

from £134
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Guest)
  • Superior Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Loft
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 Large Double Bed
  • Suite (Celebrity)

About Ambassador Chicago

Ambassador Chicago is located in Chicago's prestigious Gold Coast area, 2 blocks from Lake Michigan. Rush Street restaurants and bars are positioned 3 blocks away. The Magnificent Mile and North Avenue Beach are a half-mile away.

Hotel Features.
Amenities at this Ian Shrager-designed hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, a 24-hour fitness center, onsite bicycle rentals, a screening room for private parties and live performances, and a 24-hour front desk. An around-the-clock business center is available to guests in addition to 10 large conference rooms with 8,600 square feet of space. The multi-function Living Room has intimate seating areas, computer stations, and work tables. Guests can dine at The Pump Room restaurant and bar, serving regional cuisine created by award-winning Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, as well as updated classics from the original Pump Room's 1938 menu. At night, the bar transforms into a glamorous supper club. Coffee, pastries, and light fare are available in The Library during the day; at night, specialty cocktails and small plates are provided.

This 17-story property offers 285 minimalist-styled guestrooms. Beds feature Frette Italian linens, down comforters, and pillows. Bathrooms contain bathtubs, custom sinks, and marble tile. Rooms include customized minibars, iPod docks, and 42-inch LCD televisions. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 285 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 17 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance for details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Up to 3 children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room (up to 22 kg)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Valet parking *

  • Discounted off-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 10
  • Conference space size (feet) - 8600
  • Conference space size (meters) - 799
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Built in 1926
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Pay films
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping (daily)
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Booth One – This restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

The Library – This coffee shop specialises in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.


On Site

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site


  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Ambassador Chicago’s small print

Also known as

  • PUBLIC Chicago Hotel
  • PUBLIC Hotel
  • PUBLIC Chicago
  • Hotel Ambassador East
  • Public Chicago Hotel Chicago
  • Ambassador East Hotel Chicago
  • Ambassador East Chicago
  • Public Chicago Hotel Chicago
  • PUBLIC Chicago Hotel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 67 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per day

Breakfast costs between USD 9.00 and USD 75.00 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 34.00 per person (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Ambassador Chicago

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Navy Pier (21-minute walk)
  • DePaul University-Lincoln Park (29-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) 26-min drive
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) 36-min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) 38-min drive
  • Millennium Station 6-min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station 9-min drive
  • Chicago McCormick Place Station 11-min drive
  • Clark-Division Station 6-min walk
  • Chicago Station 13-min walk
  • Sedgwick Station 17-min walk
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Discounted off-site parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 1,014 reviews

Ambassador Chicago
Very Good8.0
Pleasantly surprised.
We felt a bit dubious arriving at the Ambassador Hotel (recently changed hands into the Journal Hotel group and changed name from The Public) as we had read recent negative views. I can thankfully say that our stay was great and one to remember for the right reasons! Check in was quick and efficient and the room we had on the 9th floor was spacious with a great view. Decor is interesting and perhaps will take more shape now the hotel has changed hands as cream carpets and upholstery and hotel rooms don’t match! Great neighbourhood- close enough to all amenities whilst also having its own local feel. For us the Ambassador was perfect for our stay and we would definitely return on a visit to the city.
Matthew, gb5 night romance trip
Ambassador Chicago
Very Good8.0
Good quality hotel
Great level of service. We had a problem when we arrived in the room but it was quickly sorted by reception and housekeeping. Good area to stay
A Traveller, gb2 night family trip
Ambassador Chicago
Very Good8.0
Great hotel
We chose this hotel to be close to family and we were certainly not disappointed! Although we only used the bar once during our stay the public areas are really inviting and well-used. The location is great (walking distance to the lake and bar area, and close to Cta station) and we were able to use it as a base to explore all that Chicago has to offer Our room was very clean, comfortable and came with a well-stocked mini-bar. Would have liked a coffee maker in room as this seems to be standard at most USA hotels.
A Traveller, gb7 night romance trip
Ambassador Chicago
Comfortable and stylish stay
We had a great stay at the Public - really stylish and comfortable hotel with great restaurant and bar attached. Would highly recommend.
A Traveller, gb2 night romance trip
Ambassador Chicago
Beautiful contemporary room
Lovely calm stay - great bar
keith, gb1 night family trip

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Ambassador Chicago

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