$195 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 5, 2014 Check-out: Oct 6, 2014

PUBLIC Chicago

4 stars
1301 N. State Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
35 reviews
Great Hotel

It was my first time in this hotel but I'm sure not the last one. See full review

  • misha2665
  • Sep 11, 2014
great and easy hotel

great energy, historic building near the center of town which was walkable. atmosphere was fantastic. See full review

  • tfp1
  • Mar 7, 2014
Stylish accommodations in downtown Chicago

Public Chicago, an Ian Schrager hotel, offers discerning visitors understated glamour, sophisticated setting and deluxe accommodations in the heart of downtown Chicago. The central location of Public Chicago Hotel makes for an ideal starting point for exploring the shopping and nightlife options along Michigan Avenue, Oak Street and Rush Street. Tourists can frolic on Lake Michigan Beaches or venture to The Magnificent Mile and marvel at the impressive architecture of Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center, Chicago Water Tower and Tribune Tower.

To ensure personalized service and relaxing comfort, Public Chicago features The Living Room, Library & Coffee Bar and Screening Room for in-house socializing, dining and drinking opportunities. The trendy atmosphere of Pump Room Restaurant and Pump Room Bar serves as a backdrop while diners savour sumptuous cuisine based on the food concept by James Beard Award-winning Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Valet parking is available for a fee.
3 Reasons to Stay
  • Chic and contemporary accommodations
  • Near the Loop business district, shopping areas and The Magnificent Mile
  • Pump Room Restaurant and Bar with food concept award-winning chef
Public Chicago Rooms

The 285 spacious rooms and suites are designed with comfort and relaxation in mind and effortlessly combine classic and modern pieces for a soothing environment. All of the units are done in warm color palette and appointed with Frette linens, 42-inch HD TV, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and custom drapery and lighting.

Transportation
  • O'Hare International Airport (16 miles)
  • Midway Airport (13 miles)
  • Closest train stops: Blue Line (Clark/Lake to O'Hare) and Orange Line (State/Lake to Midway)
  • McCormick Place Convention Center (10 minutes)
Things To Do
  • The Magnificent Mile (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art (0.7 mi / 1.12 km)
  • Civic Opera House (1.7 mi / 2.72 km)
  • Navy Pier (1.8 mi / 2.88 km)
  • Grant Park (1.9 mi / 3.04 km)
  • Art Institute of Chicago (1.9 mi / 3.04 km)
  • The Field Museum (2.8 mi / 4.48 km)
  • United Center (2.9 mi / 4.64 km)
  • Wrigley Field (3.2 mi / 5.12 km)
  • U.S. Cellular Field (5.3 mi / 8.48 km)
Policies and fees

  • Valet parking fee is $56 USD per night.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

41.9063 -87.6284
Area served
Chicago
Nearby airports
O'Hare International Airport - 16 miles. Midway International Airport - 13 Miles.
Area description
Centrally located in the heart of the exclusive Gold Coast at the intersection of Goethe Street and North State Parkway. Within walking distance from the shopping and restaurants on the Magnificent Mile and Michigan Avenue, the nightlife and restaurants on Rush Street, Lincoln Park and the beaches of Lake Michigan. Just a short distance to Millennium Park, museums and cultural centers, and the Loop business district.

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PUBLIC Chicago Rooms

Standard Queen
Standard Queen room offers 1 Queen Sized Bed with air conditioning, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, color TV, en-suite / private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron / ironing board, mini bar, non-smoking rooms, pay-per-view movies, room service, safe in room, telephone and voice mail. Standard Queen: 225 sq ft - Classic city view - light and airy - soothing monochromatic palette - mix of custom and iconic handpicked pieces of furniture - large work area - custom lighting and drapery - 42" LCD high definition TV - Complimentary WiFi - Frette Linens - Down comforters and pillows - Bathrooms with bathtubs, custom corian sinks and marble mosaic floors - customized minibar - ipod docking stations - sincere chic.
Standard King
Standard King room offers 1 King Sized Bed with air conditioning, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, color TV, en-suite / private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron / ironing board, mini bar, non-smoking rooms, pay-per-view movies, room service, safe in room, telephone and voice mail. Standard King: 275 sq ft - Classic city view - light and airy - soothing monochromatic palette - mix of custom and iconic hand picked pieces of furniture - large work area - custom lighting and drapery - 42" LCD high definition TV - Complimentary WiFi - Frette linens - Down comforters and pillows - Bathrooms with bathtubs, custom corian sinks and marble mosaic floors - customized minibar - ipod docking stations - sincere chic.
Superior Queen
Superior Queen room offers 1 Queen Sized Bed with air conditioning, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, color TV, en-suite / private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron / ironing board, mini bar, non-smoking rooms, pay-per-view movies, room service, safe in room, telephone and voice mail. Superior Queen: 275-295 sq ft - Classic city view - light and airy - generously scaled - soothing monochromatic palette - mix of custom and iconic hand picked pieces of furniture - large work area - custom lighting and drapery - 42" LCD high definition TV - Complimentary WiFi - Frette linens - Down comforters and pillows - Bathrooms with bathtubs, custom corian sinks and marble mosaic floors - customized minibar - ipod docking stations - sincere chic.
Superior King
Superior King room offers 1 King Sized Bed with air conditioning, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, color TV, en-suite / private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron / ironing board, mini bar, non-smoking rooms, pay-per-view movies, room service, safe in room, telephone and voice mail. Superior King: 300-325 sq ft - Classic city view - generously scaled - light and airy - soothing monochromatic palette - mix of custom and iconic hand picked pieces of furniture - large work area - custom lighting and drapery - 42" LCD high definition TV - Complimentary WiFi - Frette linens - Down comforters and pillows - Bathrooms with bathtubs, custom corian sinks and marble mosaic floors - customized minibar - ipod docking stations - sincere chic.
Superior Double
Superior Double room offers 2 double Beds with air conditioning, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, color TV, en-suite / private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron / ironing board, mini bar, non-smoking rooms, pay-per-view movies, room service, safe in room, telephone and voice mail. Superior Double: 300-325 sq ft - Classic city view - generously scaled - light and airy - soothing monochromatic palette - mix of custom and iconic hand picked pieces of furniture - large work area - custom lighting and drapery - 42" LCD high definition TV - Complimentary WiFi - Frette linens - Down comforters and pillows - Bathrooms with bathtubs, custom corian sinks and marble mosaic floors - customized minibar - ipod docking stations - sincere chic.
One Bedroom Suite
One Bedroom Suite offers 1 King Sized Bed with air conditioning, bathroom amenities, cable / satellite TV, color TV, en-suite / private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access, iron / ironing board, mini bar, non-smoking rooms, pay-per-view movies, room service, safe in room, telephone and voice mail. One Bedroom Suite: 600-650 sq ft - Classic city view - generously scaled - light and airy - separate living room - many with pull out sofas - soothing monochromatic palette - mix of custom and iconic hand picked pieces of furniture - large work area - custom lighting and drapery -55" LCD high definition TV - Complimentary WiFi - Frette linens - Down comforters and pillows - Bathrooms with bathtubs, custom corian sinks and marble mosaic floors - customized minibar - ipod docking stations - sincere chic.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Michigan Avenue: 0.2 mi
  • Chicago Historical Society: 0.2 mi
  • Oak Street Beach: 0.4 mi
  • History Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.5 mi
  • Water Tower: 0.5 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 0.6 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.7 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.7 mi
  • North Avenue Beach: 0.8 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.8 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.9 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.9 mi
  • Michigan Avenue: 0.2 mi
  • Chicago Historical Society: 0.2 mi
  • Oak Street Beach: 0.4 mi
  • History Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.5 mi
  • Water Tower: 0.5 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 0.6 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.7 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.7 mi
  • North Avenue Beach: 0.8 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.8 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.9 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.9 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 1.1 mi
  • Second City: 1.1 mi
  • Lincoln Park Zoo: 1.1 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 1.1 mi
  • Steppenwolf Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 1.2 mi
  • Kendall College: 1.2 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 1.2 mi
  • Marina City: 1.3 mi
  • Lake Point Tower: 1.3 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 1.3 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 1.4 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 1.5 mi
  • Peggy Notebaert Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Children Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Lincoln Park: 1.5 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 1.5 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 1.5 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 1.5 mi
  • Navy Pier: 1.5 mi
  • Macys: 1.6 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 1.6 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 1.6 mi
  • City Hall: 1.6 mi
  • Harris Theater: 1.6 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 1.6 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 1.6 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 1.7 mi
  • State Street: 1.7 mi
  • Opera House: 1.7 mi

Dining

The Pump Room
The new food concept was created by world-renowned and James Beard award winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The restaurant will offer reasonably priced, delicious favorites in a relaxed, comfortable environment. A selection of the original Pump Room classics from 1938 will be re-created by Jean-Georges. He will also support local purveyors, regional flavors and offer a "farm to table" experience as well as a daily special chef's tasting menu of the most unique creations. At night, the restaurant's bar will be transformed into a supper club recapturing the glamor of the 30's and 40's with a modern twist. Offerings will include light tapas style food including Asian, Indian and other global specialties, exotic cocktails, international and domestic bottled and draught beer and great music. Guests can enjoy the Pump Room for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, after work Happy Hour, Dinner, Late Night Supper and midnight omlettes.
Library
Reminiscent of 1950's American and European coffee houses and French patisseries, The Library houses a coffee bar during the day offering coffee drinks from around the globe (cafe con leche, latte, cappuccino, cafe au lait and more) with La Colombe Coffee's wide variety of traditional and exotic coffees from Brazil, Columbia, Honduras, Mexico, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Sumatra, Tanzania and Rwanda as well as housemade, morning and afternoon baked goods, pastries, sandwiches, sushi, and other specialties by Jean-George Vongerichten. Custom blackened steel coffee tables with custom handmade concrete tops and bleached oak cocktail tables with oil-rubbed bronze bases are perfect for enjoying coffee and a snack or an evening drink and light meal.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (35)

Ratings and reviews for PUBLIC Chicago

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 35
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.5

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
valentine couple
mn
Feb 16, 2014

valentines couple

awesome, enjoyed it and great location close to everything

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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1
5.01.0
Cheryl A.
monte sereno ca
Sep 9, 2013

Minimal is right!

This used to be the beautiful Ambassador East and was renovated. The room was the biggest disappointment! It looks like someone threw an Ikea bed in and walked away! There are no amenities: no bathrobe, no makeup mirror, no conditioner, no bed quilt, no artwork on the plain white walls, no alarm clock, radio! Anyone who likes this place is used to Motel 6! Also, the sink faucet was broken and the towel hook fell off the wall. We were only given 2 bath towels. There is no coffee and the coffee bar in the lobby charged $9.00 for a latte. We will never go back and when the Sutton Place reopens as the Thompson we will head over there!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anna1242
Chicago, IL
Aug 20, 2013

Lovely Room

We stayed here for a weekend, and it was wonderful. Only thing we missed was a pool or some sort of rooftop to hang out in. Other than that it was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Spoiling Girflriend
Chicago, IL
Jul 1, 2013

Romantic Weekend

My boyfriend and I had a fantastic weekend and they even upgraded us to a King Standard Room for free! PUBLIC is in a fantastic location... bars, food, shopping! It was great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SpencerMac
Boston, MA
Jun 17, 2013

Great old world style mixed with modern chic

They have taken a Hotel that has been around since the 20's and updated to create a chic place. the rooms were comfortable and the concierge was very accommodating. Overall a very pleasant experience. I would definitely go back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Near Old Town, which is hopping!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mc and bh
Winnetka, IL
May 27, 2013

Night in the city

The service was fabulous. Everyone was over the top helpful. Loved the action at the bar at night and the quiet morning coffee and breakfast. Classic games in the lobby adds a nice touch.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
real real
New York, NY
Feb 25, 2013

Cool hotel in Chicago

Very recommendable. The restaurant was excellent, but Bar was to noizy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Very nice steak.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BJBJ1
Lowell, MI
Feb 11, 2013

Nice for couples

Average-sized modern rooms with a great location that can't be beat. Not kid friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
por que importa
Toronto
Jan 15, 2013

Beautiful hotel, not so nice staff!!

The staff were not very helpful at all. Even when you asked for help, they didn't provide very much and sent you away quickly. When asked to rent the bicycles we were told no, they didn't have them at the time. Only upon pressing further they gave them to us, but each time with resistance. Also, when entering the hotel the concierge would ask if you needed anything (while sitting down) and was generally rude and short with his response. In addition to this, the hotel is extremely beautiful but it turns into a night club with security and loads of drunkenness on the lower level. I felt invaded because you no longer have access to the bar or anywhere to sit in the lobby area to relax.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NikkiGuti
Mokena, IL
Jan 6, 2013

Mommy and Daddy getaway Jan 2013

We checked in early at 2:30 and hesitantly agreed to a Queen room instead of a King. The queen room on the fifth floor was small and had a disappointing North facing view. After the 3:00 check-in rush I asked Phil if he could move us into a King room like I had initially booked. I also requested a city view at that time. The only thing available was a handicap room (without a bathtub). This room was much larger and had an awesome view of the Hancock tower as well as the lake. The shower was slightly less than ideal, but manageable. We had dinner at the Pump Room on Thursday night. We were able to get in without a reservation. The service was top notch. The waiter was very helpful in choosing an entree. He recommended the lamb chops which were incredible! He also comped us a side of mashed potatoes since I wanted those instead of the french fries my husband ordered. It was a 5 star dining experience! Overall, I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a classy adult getaway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Best pancakes in town are at the Bongo Room in Wicker Park

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