Ambassador Chicago

ex. Public Chicago

1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, IL, United States, 60610show map
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Very goodBased on  73 reviews
Overview

Ambassador Chicago Hotel provides 285 rooms with a beautiful view of the coast. Ambassador Chicago Hotel was opened in 1926 and offers modern rooms.

Major Chicago sights, such as Museum of Contemporary Art and Millennium Park are located nearby. The property lies within 4 km from the city center.

Business opportunities at trade fairs and convention centers nearby as well as computer equipment, a conference room and a catering service on-site are available.

Well connected to many sights, Ambassador Chicago Hotel is close to Clark/Division subway station and Clark & Burton bus station. Guests can reach Midway airport within 25 minutes' drive.

Rooms

The rooms in Ambassador Chicago Hotel come with individual climate control, wireless internet, a dressing room, a personal computer and a stereo system. The property offers views of Lake Michigan and Chicago's Gold Coast from the rooms. The rooms combine sophisticated décor with custom-made furnishings creating a casual atmosphere.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the lobby. Guests can dine at the renowned on-site restaurant serving international cuisine. The hotel’s award-winning Library Houses A Coffee bar welcomes guests for exotic drinks. Situated 50 meters from the venue Pump Room and Mario's Gold Coast Ristorante serve a variety of food.

Services

The on-site bicycle rentals are also available.

Relax

Ambassador Chicago Hotel provides guests with a mini club, cots and video games for their children. On-site fitness amenities include a gym, a fitness centre and a jogging trail.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at USD 67 per day.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   17.  Number of rooms:   285.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 67 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Cycling
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Video games
  • Children's menu
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 17 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
17 years or adults
Extra bed
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
International Monetary MarketInternational Monetary Market1400 ft
Palette and Chisel Acad-Fine ArtPalette and Chisel Acad-Fine Art1700 ft
Mimi InternationalMimi International2000 ft
Museum Shop of the Art InstMuseum Shop of the Art Inst2700 ft
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityIllinois Wesleyan University1400 ft
Ruth Page Foundation SchoolRuth Page Foundation School1700 ft
Northwestern UniversityNorthwestern University2700 ft
Moody Bible InstituteMoody Bible Institute3000 ft
Loyola University of ChicagoLoyola University of Chicago3300 ft
Oak Street BeachOak Street Beach2100 ft1000 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Water Tower Place Water Tower Place 3300 ft835 N Michigan Ave
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Pump RoomPump Room100 ft1301 N State Pkwy
Mario's Gold Coast RistoranteMario's Gold Coast Ristorante400 ft21 W Goethe St
3rd Coast3rd Coast500 ft1260 N Dearborn St
Third Coast Cafe and Wine BarThird Coast Cafe and Wine Bar500 ftDearborn and Goethe
Hash House a Go GoHash House a Go Go600 ft1212 North State Parkway
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Arts and Business CouncilArts and Business Council1.4 mi
Chicago Athenaeum at SchamburgChicago Athenaeum at Schamburg1.4 mi
Illinois Alliance For Arts EDIllinois Alliance For Arts ED1.4 mi
Cinema ChicagoCinema Chicago1.4 mi
Hellenic Museum and Cultural CtrHellenic Museum and Cultural Ctr1.4 mi
Career Academy IncCareer Academy Inc1.4 mi
Career Works IncCareer Works Inc1.4 mi
Harold Washington LibraryHarold Washington Library1.4 mi
Family Golf CtrFamily Golf Ctr1.4 mi
Wrigley BuildingWrigley Building1.1 mi410 North Michigan Ave
Marina CityMarina City1.2 mi300 N. State St.
Michigan AvenueMichigan Avenue1.7 mi Chicago, IL 60656 ‎
Chicago Board of Trade BuildingChicago Board of Trade Building1.9 mi141 W Jackson Blvd La Salle Street
Wrigley FieldWrigley Field3.2 mi1060 W Addison
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Getting around
Airports
Midway (MDW)10.5 mi
Train
Millenium Station1.6 mi
Millennium Station1.6 mi
Underground
LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)2.1 mi
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  73  reviews
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    It was within walking distance to lake shore drive and the L-way

    We were not told about the renovation going on so we had to carry our bags up and down two sets of stairs to get into the hotel. There was only one working elevator. We were under the impression that it had a nice restuarnt and swimming pool.that would be available but was not. The room had no chairs to sit in other than a desk chair and the beds were 12" from the floor so that made them uncomfortable to sit on in place of the chairs.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Close proximity to beach and Gold Coast bars/restaurants yet it was in a serene area.

    We were there during renovations so of course the lobby will eventually be nicer.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    The location.

    Although the booking advice mentioned renovation was taking place, it did not advise that there were no refreshment facilities available. The room was very basic, toiletries were almost non existent. The bed was extremely uncomfortable and we managed little sleep. No coffee or tea making facilities in the room. More fool me for chosing this hotel - the only reasons were that the location looked good and we were with friends who had already booked this hotel at a rate, so I found out afterwards of 1/4 of the exorbitent rate we paid. How they had the audacity to charge the full rate given the condition of the hotel is unbelievable.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    I loved the friendliness of the staff and how they did everything to accommodate my needs. The location was great too! In the heart of Chicago and it was so nice to wake up in the morning and experience the quietness ... it was unbelievable!

    The halls are very dark.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Just about everything! They were renovating hotel but gave no perks to customers. They sold mufffins & juice because nowhere to go for breakfast- 1 elevator working-charged for internet services-

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The staff was friendly and helpful. The location was excellent. The newly refurbished room was clean and fresh.

    The hotel is under a major renovation. There are no food or beverages available at the hotel as the restaurant and room services are closed. We were unaware of this when we booked our nonrefundable reservation. We were also disappointed that we couldn't eat at the Pump Room as we had planned. There are several delivery services for food, but pizza didn't cut it. Construction noises in the hotel start around 8:00 am, and we had to wait between10-15 minutes for 1 of 2 very small elevators every time we wanted to leave/enter our room. Oh Yeah - no fans in the bathrooms!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The staff was very helpful and nice. We had a wheelchair that had to be carried up and down stairs at the entrance and there was always a willing hand to help. The area was lovely for walking around and central enough to get everywhere in a short time.

    I did not like the appearance of the renovated hallway we stayed on. The walls and ceiling were painted dark brown including the beautiful wood wainscoating and the lighting was very subdued as the fixtures were also dark brown. The room was a very bright white - almost too white with very little decoration although I suspect there will be artwork added when the renovations are finished. There was only one chair - a bentwood chair at the desk which needed a bed pillow to make it comfortable enough to sit in for any length of time.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Location! Parking was also a good deal (for Chicago) at $29 per day, although no in/out so you had to use other modes of transportation during the stay (which worked for us).

    No alarm clock in the room and no refridgerator in the room. Also had to ask for ice, no access to the machine (made me feel like I was bugging the staff).

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Comfortable bed, and a great location.

    Lobby, restaurant and many guest rooms under renovation. Had to enter through basement. Guest room smelled of fresh paint which bothered sinuses. No coffee maker, ironing board or wastebasket in guest room.

  • 3.0
    Guest rating

    Chicago area is always great to go to.

    Rooms floor was not properly vacuumed. Glass slivers around bed area. Not cleaned up for 2 days. Pollows are very hard although they where nice and large. Valay praking lied about the pricing for their use. Was charged $40.00 aday.. Better to use local perking lots. I do not recommaned this hotel to a dog.

  • 6.6
    Good

    location

    lobby under construction and did not know this. Cigar smoke in first room before we were moved. Came from someone outside of main entrance smoking a cigar and either a parking attendant or freind.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Classy place, lots of history, needs a bit of a face lift - hope new owner keeps the ambiance.

    uncertainty among seasoned staff about jobs and plans for property with new owner.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    nice hotel in the old style, faded glory maybe, but clean and easy,not somewhere to spend much time, its short walk from Astor Street, the beach and the mile.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    - staff in lobby and conceirge were very helpful and friendly. The hotel was beautiful. very clean.

    The bathtub in our room needed replacing. It had been painted and the paint was peeling off-impossible for a bath and a little weird when showering too.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Excellent location for our needs (visiting family in Lincoln Park and sightseeing). Hotel is very quiet. Staff are welcoming and friendly.

    The furniture and carpet in our room were worn and beat up. Guest ice machines did not work. I've stayed at this hotel multiple times since April 2007 and it seems tired and run down compared to my first visit.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  73 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 17 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
17 years or adults
Extra bed
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Midway (MDW)10.5 mi
Train
Millenium Station1.6 mi
Millennium Station1.6 mi
Underground
LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)2.1 mi
Bus
Bus stop1000 ft
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