Get an overview of this hotelModern Gold Coast hotel near Chicago's Magnificent Mile

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Pets allowed
24-hour business center
Smoke-free property
24-hour front desk

Lake Michigan: 2 blocks

Ambassador Chicago's Gold Coast location is within a short walk or cab ride to the finest shopping and dining as well as the majority of downtown Chicago businesses, while being nestled in a quiet and exclusive residential neighborhood.

Impeccable service

An onsite restaurant and bar offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Library houses a coffee bar during the day and transforms into a lounge at night, serving specialty cocktails and plated exotic fare.

Free Wi-Fi

Ambassador Chicago’s 285 spacious and oversized guest rooms and suites are individually furnished with integrity, taste, and superb functionality.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

With a rich history rooted in Chicago’s Jazz Age, Ambassador Chicago is the city’s original boutique hotel dating back to 1926. Located in the heart of the Gold Coast, the iconic property has hosted the who’s who of the 20th and 21st centuries, having served as a local beacon to countless celebrities. Ambassador Chicago is nestled among stunning mansions in a quiet, gilded neighborhood tucked into the center of the Windy City, offering incredible views of Lake Michigan and with easy access to Chicago’s main shopping boulevard, Michigan Avenue. With 285 spacious guest rooms, a 24-hour fitness center, two restaurants, thoughtful programming, and amenities curated by local artisans and chefs, Ambassador Chicago maintains its distinct and legendary character while offering guests an authentic Chicago experience.

  • Express check-in 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 10 
  • Year Built 1926 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Computer station 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 799 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Long-term parking (surcharge) 
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 8600 
  • Concierge services 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 285 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 17 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge), Offsite parking discounted rates available

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Minibar 
  • In-room safe 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • In-room climate control (heating) 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Frette Italian sheets 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

The Library - features original wood moldings that have been restored to interpret a traditional English Gentleman's Club, with 20-foot ceilings of exposed, reclaimed wood beams and Douglas Fir wood columns. Breakfast and Lunch available.

Booth One - a classic Chicago restaurant being re-introduced in the heart of the Gold Coast neighborhood from founder Rich Melman. Drawing inspiration from the legendary restaurant at the former Ambassador East Hotel, Booth One is a modern American restaurant with a vibrant, social dining scene.

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.

  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Rowing or canoeing on site 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 

Accessibility

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 

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

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 30.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 2 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
Union Pay

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Valet parking fee: USD 67 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Chicago PUBLIC
  • 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

We should mention

Up to 3 children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. 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. 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).

Awards & Affiliations

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

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