PUBLIC Chicago

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 14 publications
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Top 7% in Chicago About the TripExpert Score

14 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Drop-dead gorgeous rooms elegantly infuse the pre-WWII architecture with white stuffed couches, bronze textiles, and white sheepskin throws for an effect of lush minimalism. Full review →



Having created the monster that is boutique hotel culture, Ian Schrager has now revived Chicago's storied Ambassador East in a decisively anti-glamour manner.


Condé Nast Traveler 99.6

A renovated 285-room hotel in a prime Gold Coast location, a short walk from Lake Michigan and the Magnificent Mile. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

What was once the slightly faded Ambassador East is now hip and sleek; the location's as stellar as always. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Located in the Gold Coast, surrounded by million-dollar mansions, the property has managed to woo its neighbors, with whom you’ll rub elbows at the popular Pump Room restaurant. Full review →


Gayot 46

These days, its new role is to redefine not only Chicago'€™s hotel scene, but the boutique hotel world --- at least, that'€™s what hotelier Ian Schrager set out to do when he took over. Full review →



Gold Coast hotel is pretty revolutionary: Offer topnotch service and accommodations without the pretense or hefty price tag. Full review →



A streamlined, sophisticated reno of a Neo-Georgian Gold Coast landmark by boutique hotel veteran Ian Schrager. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Today people still come to admire the celebrity photos, grab a round booth and dig into golden-age classics at the restaurant. Full review →


Michelin Guide

The arrival of Ian Schrager's latest hotel breathes new life into the Gold Coast landmark Ambassador Hotel and brings style to the masses.


Oyster 4.0

The PUBLIC Chicago is a 285-room, four-pearl property on the city’s Gold Coast, in walking distance to many downtown attractions. Full review →


Star Service Tick 4

Clean and contemporary guest rooms are outfitted in white linens and drapes, and light wood furnishings with deep cushioning and fashionable side tables. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Hotelier Ian Schrager knows glamour, and The Public is a re-imagined Gold Coast hotspot—an au courant transformation of the historic see-and-be-seen  Ambassador East Hotel. Full review →


Zagat 3.8

This “stunning” Ian Schrager boutique “tucked away” on the Gold Coast is an “elegant redesign” of the old Ambassador East.

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PUBLIC Chicago

4 Star Hotel publichotels.com
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1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610

Contact (312) 787-3700
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conferences
  • Tennis Court
  • Air Conditioning
  • Family Friendly
  • Breakfast Available

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