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PUBLIC Chicago

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nothing spectacular about the place but nothing terrible either

Dirty carpets, stain on the beds cover, peeling paints in the bathroom room looked like a motel, great Lobby dirty room I'll never stay there again even if it's free.

Great location. Very nice hotel especially in the common spaces. Professional and friendly staff. The decor in the rooms is a little "strange" for my personal taste - everything feels tiny. Also, the window AC units are less effective than desirable AND loud. Overall, the rooms are nice and tasteful - so much more good than bad here.

I got a deluxe room with king bed and it was not as I expected. The room had the king bed and other things, but it was 2 maybe 3 stars not really what I thought. The view was pretty bad. I think the bigger disappointment was the bathroom - the bathtub that I expected to be huge and good for baths was not big, just a typical small tub for showers. In general the hotel was clean and so was the room, but it was not deluxe for sure. The staff was polite and allowed for early check in, which was the reason I did not ask to change the room. The bar downstairs was cute and the decor was very cool, but only downstairs, I wish any of that carried to the rooms.

Truly enjoyed my stay, was in a king bedroom suite. The room is comfy. The library room lounge is ideal for coffee, adult beverage, work, reading, just lounging by the fireplace, play board games, a very nice area to spend quality time alone or with others as they pipe in awesome background music. The location is in nice proximity to restaurants- up Main Street, or to Olde Town, a few blocks away. Hotel summons taxis instantaneously. It is also a couple of blocks from the train station and water in the other direction. Entire staff was there to help.

Beautiful lobby and common areas. Rooms super basic, nothing too fancy.

Classic Chicago Hotel with impeccable service and staff. One block from Rush Street, great restaurants, and Clubs. So many restaurant choices! Parking is at a premium so prepare for high$. Very updated. I always look for 4 things. Security, cleanliness, TV, bed. Public Hotel Chicago delivered! The staff and location were a bonus. Thank you Thomas and the parking staff.

I have stayed at Public before and I was so happy to return. Set in the historic and beautiful Gold Coast neighborhood, Public is a seamless blend of old world charm and a clean, modern esthetic. We love the Zen decor of the rooms, the library for a relaxing breakfast and the beautiful bar and Pump Room for drinks and dinner. The staff is friendly and welcoming... I can't wait to return!!

We had some issues with the room - loud heater fan, tv remote not working, bad wifi connection and the bathroom door didn't close properly. However, the staff were very helpful and we were given a another room. We were there over the Christmas weekend and didn't realise that the restaurant was booked out for Christmas dinner. Since most restaurants were closed on the day, we had to spend a lot of time finding an alternative. It would have been appreciated if we were encourage to book a table while checking in to avoid disappointment.

Public is a beautiful hotel located in the Gold Coast, walking distance to shopping, restaurants, bars and Oak Street beach. This hotel has a hip, cool vibe, with modern amenities. We loved the coffee shop in the Library, Pump Room for cocktails and the hotel staff was friendly and helpful. We used valet service and that process was efficient as well. Check out the new Restoration Hardware Store located one block West of hotel... We enjoyed a glass of wine while touring the 5 floors of furnishings and had lunch in the atrium which was a really cool experience. Carmines is a local Italian restaurant which offers amazing choices. Overall, we will return to Public because it's off the beaten path, quiet yet walkable to everything we love about Chicago.

Nice quiet hotel still within walking distance to lots of the city's hot spots. Staff goes above and beyond for guests. Would definitely come again.

The Public Hotel impressed me with the style and ambience throughout the entire building. We wanted to just relax and enjoy the immediate surroundings which was easy to do at this property. Can't wait to celebrate again so we can return here...

Elegant clean and comfy. I never stayed in a room with so much white in it! Even though I was in downtown Chicago I didn't want to leave my room ;)

Hotel was good but I thought the overnite parking at $56 was high for a hotel guest

Good location comfortable and the staff was excellent

This was my fourth time staying at Public. I have always found it clean friendly and super convenient in location! Would recommend it to anyone!

It was World Series weekend at Wriglwy field so place was packed so service was a bit slow. One morning only one person available at desk with many people needing service. Very clean, quiet rooms except for a very loud hearing/at system which went on and off frequently.

The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was very small and the bed was almost like sleeping on the floor. The bathroom was very small and there was no counter space. We were very uncomfortable.

Great location - near lake , transit , shopping ; very helpful hotel staff .

1301 N State Pkwy Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to John Hancock Center
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub

Located in Gold Coast within a short walk of John Hancock Center, PUBLIC Chicago is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Chicago Water Tower. This 285-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like a 24-hour fitness center and free in-room WiFi. In the historical district, it's also near Millennium Park and Art Institute of Chicago.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at Pump Room, the hotel's onsite restaurant. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee.


Rooms

The 285 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Beds sport Frette Italian sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Desks are also standard.


Property features

Guests staying at PUBLIC Chicago enjoy a nightclub, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is available for USD 67 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 10 meeting rooms, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed (Guest)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for PUBLIC Chicago

Everyone (28) Couples (23) Business (6) Family (3) Other (10) Friends (10)
3
Everyone

Nothing spectacular about the place but nothing terrible either

By on May 29, 2017

3

broken lamp

Everyone

Dirty carpets, stain on the beds cover, peeling paints in the bathroom room looked like a motel, great Lobby dirty room I'll never stay there again even if it's free.

By , from skokie IL on May 14, 2017

5

public - where staying is a pleasure

Everyone

Great location. Very nice hotel especially in the common spaces. Professional and friendly staff. The decor in the rooms is a little "strange" for my personal taste - everything feels tiny. Also, the window AC units are less effective than desirable AND loud. Overall, the rooms are nice and tasteful - so much more good than bad here.

By on May 13, 2017

3

good location, cute bar, rooms are so so

Everyone

I got a deluxe room with king bed and it was not as I expected. The room had the king bed and other things, but it was 2 maybe 3 stars not really what I thought. The view was pretty bad. I think the bigger disappointment was the bathroom - the bathtub that I expected to be huge and good for baths was not big, just a typical small tub for showers. In general the hotel was clean and so was the room, but it was not deluxe for sure. The staff was polite and allowed for early check in, which was the reason I did not ask to change the room. The bar downstairs was cute and the decor was very cool, but only downstairs, I wish any of that carried to the rooms.

By on Apr 30, 2017

5

weekend and trade show

Everyone

Truly enjoyed my stay, was in a king bedroom suite. The room is comfy. The library room lounge is ideal for coffee, adult beverage, work, reading, just lounging by the fireplace, play board games, a very nice area to spend quality time alone or with others as they pipe in awesome background music. The location is in nice proximity to restaurants- up Main Street, or to Olde Town, a few blocks away. Hotel summons taxis instantaneously. It is also a couple of blocks from the train station and water in the other direction. Entire staff was there to help.

By , from SoCal & NY on Apr 6, 2017

4

beautiful hotel

Everyone

Beautiful lobby and common areas. Rooms super basic, nothing too fancy.

By on Mar 7, 2017

4

very nice +

Couples

Classic Chicago Hotel with impeccable service and staff. One block from Rush Street, great restaurants, and Clubs. So many restaurant choices! Parking is at a premium so prepare for high$. Very updated. I always look for 4 things. Security, cleanliness, TV, bed. Public Hotel Chicago delivered! The staff and location were a bonus. Thank you Thomas and the parking staff.

By on Feb 25, 2017

5

staying at public is a first rate experience...

Everyone

I have stayed at Public before and I was so happy to return. Set in the historic and beautiful Gold Coast neighborhood, Public is a seamless blend of old world charm and a clean, modern esthetic. We love the Zen decor of the rooms, the library for a relaxing breakfast and the beautiful bar and Pump Room for drinks and dinner. The staff is friendly and welcoming... I can't wait to return!!

By , from H. Boston on Feb 22, 2017

4
Everyone

We had some issues with the room - loud heater fan, tv remote not working, bad wifi connection and the bathroom door didn't close properly. However, the staff were very helpful and we were given a another room. We were there over the Christmas weekend and didn't realise that the restaurant was booked out for Christmas dinner. Since most restaurants were closed on the day, we had to spend a lot of time finding an alternative. It would have been appreciated if we were encourage to book a table while checking in to avoid disappointment.

By on Dec 31, 2016

5

gold coast neighborhood hotel

Everyone

Public is a beautiful hotel located in the Gold Coast, walking distance to shopping, restaurants, bars and Oak Street beach. This hotel has a hip, cool vibe, with modern amenities. We loved the coffee shop in the Library, Pump Room for cocktails and the hotel staff was friendly and helpful. We used valet service and that process was efficient as well. Check out the new Restoration Hardware Store located one block West of hotel... We enjoyed a glass of wine while touring the 5 floors of furnishings and had lunch in the atrium which was a really cool experience. Carmines is a local Italian restaurant which offers amazing choices. Overall, we will return to Public because it's off the beaten path, quiet yet walkable to everything we love about Chicago.

By , from Grand Rapids, Michigan on Dec 9, 2016