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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.
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.
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.
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.
- Walking distance to John Hancock Center
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
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Amenities at PUBLIC Chicago include The Living Room, outfitted with work tables, computer stations, and seating areas. The Library houses a coffee bar during the day and a full bar and lounge at night. The property also offers 24-hour fitness facilities, bicycle rentals on site and an around-the-clock business center. Multiple large conference rooms are available, including a meeting space of 8,600 square feet. A screening room is available for private functions and live performances.
The Pump Room restaurant and bar features a menu designed by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, including a selection of original Pump Room classics from 1938. At night, the restaurant’s bar transforms into a glamorous supper club reminiscent of the 30s and 40s, but with a modern approach.
- Multilingual staff
- 24-hour front desk
- Number of floors - 17
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Number of bars/lounges - 2
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Conference space
- Fireplace in lobby
- 24-hour fitness facilities
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Express check-in
- Total number of rooms - 285
- Luggage storage
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Meeting rooms 10
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- 24-hour business center
- Conference space size (feet) - 8600
- Conference space size (meters) - 799
- Long-term parking (surcharge)
- Offsite parking discounted rates available
- Smoke-free property
- Coffee shop or café
- Wedding services
- Concierge services
- Computer station
- Free WiFi
- Year Built 1926
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Long-term parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge), Offsite parking discounted rates available
PUBLIC Chicago offers 285 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. 42-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.
- Air conditioning
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- Cable TV service
- Premium bedding
- In-room safe
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Free WiFi
- Frette Italian sheets
- LCD TV
Where to Eat
The Pump Room - The restaurant’s food concept was created by world-renowned and the James Beard Award-winning Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and features regional flavors, local products, and a selection of classics from the Pump Room’s original 1938 menu. At night, the restaurant’s bar is transformed into a supper club and offers a light tapas-style menu, exotic cocktails, and international and domestic bottled and draught beer.
The Library - During the day, The Library offers a variety of coffee drinks from around the globe as well as house-made pastries, sandwiches, and other specialties by Chef Jean-George Vongerichten. By night, the space is transformed into a lounge, wine bar, and beer garden combination, offering domestic and international bottled beer, a wide selection of wines from around the world, specialty cocktails, small-plated exotic food and desserts from the Pump Room created by Chef Jean-Georges.
Nearby Things to Do
Lake Michigan's 35-mile-long path for running, walking, bicycling, or in-line skating is two blocks from the hotel. Bikes, in-line skates, and recreational equipment can be rented at several beachfront locations. In summer, Oak Street Beach and North Avenue Beach, both a half-mile from the hotel, are open for swimming.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Boat tours nearby
- Golfing nearby
- Rafting nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Water skiing nearby
- Free bicycles on site
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Kayaking nearby
- Scooter/moped rentals nearby
- Rowing or canoeing on site
- Golf lessons available nearby
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age is 21
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.0 per day.
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 125.00 per accommodation, per stay
- Dogs and cats only
- 1 per room (up to 50 lb)
- Restrictions apply
- For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
- Breakfast fee: between USD 9.00 and USD 25.00 per person (approximately)
- Valet parking fee: USD 67 per night (in/out privileges)
- Pet fee: USD 125.00 per accommodation, per stay
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.0 per day
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Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).