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The Public

1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610, USA

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  • 73%
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  • 62%
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  • 62%
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  • 51%
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  • 51%
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  • 51%
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  • The Public
    Raf Miastkowski
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    4 Jan 17, 2014

    Formerly known as the Ambassador East, this hotel—and its lounge, The Pump Room—was a veritable hotspot for big-time celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Paul Newman, and Eddie Murphy. Extensive renovations have updated both the hotel and lounge, but even a facelift hasn’t rubbed off all the old-school glam and mystique from this Gold Coast charmer of a hotel.

    In a time when jeans are worn in the workplace, The Public remains stubbornly elegant. Seriously, I feel like the people dining and drinking here are some of the best-dressed in town. The hotel is also smack-dab in the middle of the Gold Coast (Chicago’s old-money neighborhood) and down the street from the former Playboy mansion, so there’s an air of timelessness throughout. As for the hotel, it has a pretty lobby, and even prettier restaurant and bar, and appropriately nice rooms. If you got the dough to stay here, you won’t regret it.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFoodiesLuxury Travelers
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  • The Public
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    5 Nov 04, 2013

    Foodie options at this swanky hotel include the Pump Room restaurant headed by James Beard award winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and the lobby minibar, which features samplings of local favorites like Garrett popcorn and Cora Lee candies. If you book a suite, you get a $100 food and dining credit.

    Recommended for:Foodies
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  • The Public
    Courtney Regan
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    4 Dec 19, 2012

    I stayed at this hotel during it's opening night about a year ago. As I strolled up to the hotel in my jeans & sneakers, I was immediately embarrassed by my wardrobe. There was a massive line of people dressed in their best, waiting to get into to grand opening party. The hotel staff had a great sense of humor about it and we enjoyed a few laughs while in my grubs. I got changed as quickly as I could and met my friends in the lobby for few glasses of champagne. While this is an upscale, trendy hotel I met very down to earth, friendly people. I loved the location, in a suburb close to downtown. Of course the rooms are brand new and very comfortable. I would highly recommend The Public to patrons looking for a swanky yet comfortable experience.

    Recommended for:TrendstersLuxury Travelers
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  • The Public
    Kimberly Fisher
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    4 Mar 12, 2013

    Beautiful boutique hotel was a great lobby bar.

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4.5 out of 5
4 member's reviews
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    (312) 787-3700

Description:

Sophisticated yet playful, The Public offers guests a luxury stay near to the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan. Rooms are classic and homey with a fireplace, cream-colored furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Take a turn around the lake on one of the hotel's complimentary Trek bikes or curl up with a book in the lobby's stately Library and Coffee Bar. Be sure to visit the Pump Room - a glamorous, darkly-lit restaurant accentuated by low-hanging orbs - for late-night tapas. Pets are welcome as long as they are kept on a leash and visitors pay a pet fee.
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