$155 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 9, 2015 Check-out: May 11, 2015

PUBLIC Chicago

4 stars
View map of 1301 N. State Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610

Hotel Overview

4/5

Overall score

87%

Would recommend

Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8
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.

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

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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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for PUBLIC Chicago

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
46 out of 46
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.8

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tgm228
New York
Apr 27, 2015

Beautiful hotel

Really lovely hotel. Beautiful room, great amenities, awesome location. It was a little weird to have such a hopping public bar in the lobby...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Maggie M.
santa rosa
Apr 23, 2015

Vacation

Beautiful accommodations. Great! location much better than any hotel I've stayed at in Chicago.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ilayda S.
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Family trip

The hotel was great , especially the location was close to everywhere popular .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
bones55
N/A
Mar 4, 2015

wonderful trip in the city

loved the room, the staff, and the location. the pump room is really really nice - very romantic. gets hoppin at night, but its a very diverse crowd. bartenders are all really nice and take care of their customers. food was good too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jenlynne
Stamford
Feb 9, 2015

Great location

In town for business, it was a great location. The staff was really nice. Seems like a place that even the local like to come and hang out. The room was a bit dirty and there were some stains on the carpet but other than that it was a nice place to stay and I would definately come back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Justavisitor2013
Elk Grove Village
Jan 26, 2015

Birthday Celebration

Guys working the front desk were really nice & accommodating view from the room was great - 2 of the walls were basically all windows! Housekeeping was quick to bring up some toiletries I had forgotten and extra towels!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of bars and restaurants within a 3-4 minute walk!

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Review of PUBLIC Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Iceman52
Business
Tampa, FL
Nov 30, 2014

Fantastic rooms

I really enjoyed this hotel. The rooms were spacious with large bathrooms. The bar in the lobby was a great place to grab drinks and meet new people. Good times!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of PUBLIC Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sultan of Style
Business
Manhattan NY
Nov 28, 2014

My Favorite Hotel in Chicago

Everything about this hotel is perfect for me as a designer and a business traveler. The staff is superb, the decor chic and fun, the rooms small but chic and comfortable, the bed was firm and I slept well. The restaurant and bar are literally not beatable. I used to always choose the Sofitel. No more.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The food in the restaurant is superb. The bar and the staff are perfect. We stayed for hours in both.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
morgan7222
Royal Oak, MI
Sep 28, 2014

enjoyable

Great restaurant and bar. Very modern, simple rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Buckeye Class of 1975
Columbus, OH
Sep 19, 2014

No longer an upscale prime hotel.

Have stayed at what was once Ambassador East over the years since 1983. Now called Public Hotel. That new name seems to be a continuing joke among Chicago taxi drivers - all hotels are public. Is there such a thing as a "private" hotel? Just tell them Ambassador East and they will know where you want to go. Physical attributes of refurbished hotel mostly fine. Although all fine lobby wood paneling now trashed by being painted white. Individual rooms 90% fine except new edgy euro sort of IKEA furnishings leave you with one upholstered chair designed for dwarves, being so low to the floor, and one cane back chair that strains your back. Except for maids, uniforms for entire staff consist of blue jeans and black tops - frat house or barrista chic?? Bottom line: I shall stay there again. Fine old Gold Coast neighborhood close to Lincoln Park. The strange aesthetics and social agenda of the current owner can be ignored if you put your mind to it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: In Hotel

On FRI & SAT evenings, beware former "Pump Room" and "Library Bar". They become a sort of eurotrash nightclub with a bouncer at front door of hotel. What a shame.

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