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Really fun older hotel right outside of downtown Chicago. We walked to so much and the staff was amazing.

Friendly staff, very clean. Would stay here again.

Did not stay as comfy as I was expected. No microwave or coffee inside the bedroom.

We enjoyed the staff very helpful. The view from our room was positively breathtaking

Loved the history, location, and friendly staff. The pillows were too flat even if you piled them on each other. And no in room coffee!

Thin walls, Room had no amenities. Bath had one towel.

Great location! No really nice view from hotel window.

Ideal especially for business travel. Breakfast and dinner menu lacks variety but there are restaurants walking distance from the hotel. Far enough to enjoy some quiet time away from downtown Chicago yet near enough to walk to most attractions.

Started off bad right away at check-in. Got there right at check-in time. Gave them my CC info and the woman at the front desk said it would be a few minutes for them to have the room ready so I sat down in the lobby thinking they would get me. Twenty minutes later I walk back up and ask if there was an ETA and a different woman tells me "no eta" and says it will be another couple minutes. At the point I've been sitting in the lobby for 40 minutes I decide to go back up for some follow up questions because what the actual hell is going on and I have to coax her to tell me any kind of information she radios someone and my room is miraculously ready. Everything else was ok but started off on a pretty irritating foot so I definitely wouldn't stay here again.

N State Pkwy Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to John Hancock Center and Water Tower Place
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Near North Side, The Ambassador Chicago, a Joie de Vivre Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Chicago History Museum and 900 North Michigan Shops. This 4-star hotel has 285 guestrooms and offers a 24-hour fitness center, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Our Restaurant, which specializes in American cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


Rooms

The Ambassador Chicago, a Joie de Vivre Hotel's 285 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and safes. 42-inch LCD TVs come with digital channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport Frette Italian sheets. Other standard amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

Guests of The Ambassador Chicago, a Joie de Vivre Hotel enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Valet parking is available for USD 67 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and express check-in.

Room options

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Bathtub

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Shower)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Ambassador Chicago, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Everyone (88) Couples (26) Business (6) Family (6) Other (10) Friends (10)
5
Partner Couples

Really fun older hotel right outside of downtown Chicago. We walked to so much and the staff was amazing.

By , from Lakeland, Fl on Mar 18, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 18, 2020

Thank you so much for your review Tara! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.

2
Everyone

By on Mar 16, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 16, 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to share your rating with us. We are sad to see we did not earn your 5 out of 5 and would love to know what areas we missed on.

5
Business Business

Friendly staff, very clean. Would stay here again.

By on Feb 12, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 14, 2020

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5
Everyone

By on Feb 10, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 11, 2020

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

3
Business Business

Did not stay as comfy as I was expected. No microwave or coffee inside the bedroom.

By on Jan 28, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 3, 2020

we appreciate you spending some time to share your thoughts about your recent experience with us. I wish we would of known your needs as we would of been happy to place a micro and coffee maker in your room to make you more comfortable. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the future!

2
Everyone

By on Jan 15, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 15, 2020

Good Evening, We apologize for the poor experience. Please reach out to the hotel directly if you would like to discuss your experience further. We would like to address any issues you experienced. Kindly,

5
Family Family

We enjoyed the staff very helpful. The view from our room was positively breathtaking

By on Dec 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 17, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

4
Friends

Loved the history, location, and friendly staff. The pillows were too flat even if you piled them on each other. And no in room coffee!

By on Dec 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 9, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

2
Everyone

Thin walls, Room had no amenities. Bath had one towel.

By on Dec 8, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 8, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5
Everyone

By on Nov 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 21, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

The Ambassador Chicago, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

1301 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610
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