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John Hancock Center is a short stroll from PUBLIC Chicago, and other popular attractions like Chicago Water Tower are within a mile (2 km). 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. For your convenience, breakfast is served for a fee each morning.

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 offered for USD 56.00 per night. 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.

Highlights

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

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Number of floors - 17 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Restaurant 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Conference space 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Express check-in 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Total number of rooms - 285 
  • Meeting rooms 10 
  • Nightclub 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 799 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 8600 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Year Built 1926 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Minibar 
  • In-room safe 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • HDTV 
  • 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 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

  • 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 hotel 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

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 9.00 and USD 25.00 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 56.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 125.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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  • PUBLIC Chicago
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  • PUBLIC Hotel Chicago
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  • Public Chicago Hotel Chicago
  • PUBLIC Chicago Hotel

We should mention

Children 15 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).


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