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PUBLIC Chicago

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I'll keep it short and sweet. We had our annual Christmas at the pump room in the lobby Great food, experienced bartenders, clean rooms, and exceptional hotel staff. Are you looking for a low key high end hotel room that is centrally located in downtown Chicago? If yes, than the Public is for you!!

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Windsor, Canada
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great hotel location and price. looked around for a while and this was best combination of price, location and rating! room service was very good but pricy. they offer parking at the hotel but for a very steep price. that seems to be the norm for Chicago hotels but you can find parking much cheaper a block or two away....

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Love the property and the vibe. Boutique hotels of this type live hard so maintenance and upkeep are key to maintaining the level of experience. Other than a little obvious wear and tear the hotel is still a gem, and can't be beat for the balance of style and value. Always a great choice.

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Chicago
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel staff was great and the lobby was beautifully decorated. We had drinks at the pump room bar and experienced great service, followed by breakfast the next morning but breakfast doesn't open until 10. The library bar was good to hold us over though, rooms need darker shades though as the sun started coming in way too early.

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Chicago ill
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our stay was nice enjoyed the room. The kids just wanted some Extra blankets without any hastle. They said the delivery person was rude. The location was necessary for the occasion. We had a family wedding.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This stay was a fabulous experience. Love the hotel. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.i recommend this to everyone. Please keep up your great service. Can't wait to stay there again. A special thanks to Garrett.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked our room last minute due to a new baby that was born in our family. The staff was accommodating, the location is great, enjoyed the modern finishes and the beds are so comfortable! Will def stay here again.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are traveling to Chicago and want a quiet place to stay off the main streets of the city, stay at the Public Hotel. Do not confuse it with the Public House restaurant (many people do). The history in this hotel from the secret tunnels in the basement to the pictures of the celebrities from the 50's and 60's...

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Euless, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel has been recently renovated. The style is amazing, relaxing and relevant. There are two bars, a coffee bar, an outstanding restaurant with an amazing aesthetic. Plenty of space for group meet ups and casual conversations. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The location is convenient for working, shopping and the lake if you want to walk or run.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel building itself is a very cool mix of old and modern, but the service all around was poor. All staff members I encountered seemed brand new - not knowledgeable, not accommodating, inefficient, and inexperienced - but on top of that the attitude and customer service were poor. Will not be returning to PUBLIC for this business trip next...

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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 )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610-2334 (Formerly Ambassador East Hotel)
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast , Near North Side
Price Range: ₹ 8,533 - ₹ 25,013 (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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