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Ambassador Chicago, Chicago

4-star4 stars
1301 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL, 60610, United States of America

4-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Chicago History Museum
  • Free WiFi
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From 742 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Nice stay. Very comfortable room. Breakfast very limited. Great neighborhoodSep 7, 2019
  • Elevator waits were horrific - it was like this for three days straight. The superior…Sep 5, 2019

Ambassador Chicago, Chicago

from $158
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Guest)
  • Superior Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Loft
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Suite (Celebrity)

What’s around Ambassador Chicago, Chicago

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Chicago History Museum (8-minute walk)
  • 900 North Michigan Shops (8-minute walk)
  • North Avenue Beach (11-minute walk)
  • Navy Pier (21-minute walk)
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (23-minute walk)
  • DePaul University-Lincoln Park (29-minute walk)
  • Wrigley Field (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 30 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 3 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 4 min drive
  • Chicago Union Station - 4 min drive
  • Clark-Division Station - 6 min walk
  • Chicago Station (Red Line) - 13 min walk
  • Sedgwick Station - 16 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 285 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 17 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Up to 3 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room (up to 50 lbs)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Valet parking *

  • Discounted offsite parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 8600
  • Conference space size (meters) - 799
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1926
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Our Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

The Library - This coffee shop specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Ambassador Chicago, Chicago’s small print

Also known as

  • Chicago PUBLIC
  • Ambassador Chicago Hotel
  • Ambassador Chicago Chicago
  • Ambassador Chicago Hotel Chicago
  • Ambassador Chicago Hotel
  • PUBLIC Hotel
  • PUBLIC Hotel Chicago
  • Ambassador East Chicago
  • Ambassador East Hotel Chicago
  • Hotel Ambassador East
  • Public Chicago Hotel Chicago
  • PUBLIC Chicago Hotel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 100.00 per day

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 67 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per day

Breakfast costs between USD 9.00 and USD 75.00 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 1,264 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Great service. The valet and bell men went above and beyond. The room was nice size with 2 double beds and 3 sisters for a 3 day weekend. The bathroom is really small but that was really the only downfall. Great location near the beach and only a few blocks from rush
Mary, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Family visit to Chicago.
I enjoyed a two night stay at the Ambassador. My room was quiet, comfortable and very clean. The bedding is wonderful! The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. I will stay here again, for sure.
Mary, us2 night family trip
Good 6.0
A Bittersweet Stay
The location was ideal for us — perfect for a stroll or a bicycle ride (the hotel offers complimentary bike rentals) at any time of the day. The atmosphere and decor of the hotel was charming and transports you to another time period. However, the service there is not great. Our flight was extremely delayed, 5 hours delayed in fact, and we were not able to check-in until 5am, but we still had to pay the price of a full night. I spoke to a manager about our concern and he did not even offer a free coffee to make our stay more pleasant. Aside from that, housekeeping did not make our room on back-to-back days. We had to call the front desk after our afternoon stroll to put in a request for housekeeping to come and make our room. We would still recommend simply because of the location and the comfy bed, but don’t expect much from the service and hospitality end.
Alexander, us3 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Not worth what you pay!
For the price we paid it was a huge let down, and we would not stay again. The room is TINY! No space to open a suitcase bigger than a carry on and still be able to walk around. No cover on the quilt, only a sheet-quilt-sheet, and the top sheet had rips in it!! The air-conditioner was incredibly loud, and the curtains didn’t block any light. The ‘fitness center’ is a joke - it is a cross trainer, two pieces of equipment and a pile of dumbells with two treadmills taking up most of the space - one of which completely shut down on my partner in the middle of our workout, he went to speak to staff and was told ‘engineering would be down in 10 minutes’ - 20 minutes later, still no engineering in sight.....the only thing good about this place is the location and the staff were friendly.
Caitlin, us6 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Nice property in a good location
A comfortable, friendly place just off Lake Shore Drive. The staff was terrific—cordial and helpful. Location was good for us. We had classes at Second City—a fifteen minute walk—and also were relatively close to shopping on Michigan and Riverwalk. Room was comfortable and reminded me of a Manhattan hotel in size of room and bathroom. Bathroom could have used a ventilation fan and more hooks (in closet, too). Could hear folks talking in adjacent rooms. Glad we brought a white noise machine. But these are quibbles. Overall I give it s big smile.
Paul, us6 night romance trip

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