The Ambassador Chicago – a Joie de Vivre Hotel

1301 North State Parkway, Magnificent Mile, Chicago (IL), United States, 60610 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
8.7
Excellent
/10
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Housekeeping3
Car Park2
24-hour front desk1
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The Ambassador Chicago – a Joie de Vivre Hotel

"I would definitely stay there again."

Armando - September 25, 2018

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Popular landmarks
360 Chicago Observation Deck 890 m
The Magnificent Mile 1.27 km
Navy Pier 2.48 km
Cloud Gate 2.61 km
Millennium Park 2.64 km
The Art Institute of Chicago 2.95 km
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower 3.08 km
Shedd Aquarium 4.4 km
Wrigley Field 5.22 km
Museum of Science and Industry 13.36 km
Nearby landmarks
Zebra Lounge 130 m
First Playboy Mansion 140 m
Charnley-Persky House 210 m
Leg Room 250 m
The Lodge Pub 250 m
Astor Street 300 m
Flight 001 320 m
Clark/Division Subway Station 330 m
PS: Accessories 340 m
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts 410 m
9.2

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Location rating score

190 meters from city center
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Exceptional cleanliness
9.1 rating for cleanliness
Excellent service
8.9 rating for service

Hotel staff was excellent especially Natalie at the front desk, so helpful, sweet and kind.

Neil | August 13, 2019

We loved the hotel, the restaurants are good and the rooms have everything you need.

Armando | September 25, 2018

The lady at the counter was super nice and comped us a drink.

Destiny | August 12, 2019

Will definitely stay here for my next trip to Chicago.

Tamie | July 30, 2019

All in all a good visit and an fantastic location.

Destiny | August 12, 2019

It is located in a very walkable area.

Judith | July 25, 2019

  • 330 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • 420 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money8.5
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportMidway International Airport (MDW)
Distance to airport16.1 km

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What people love about The Ambassador Chicago – a Joie de Vivre Hotel

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location
    "Perfect location."

    Gary | January 30, 2020

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    "Great neighborhood."

    Subramanya | August 5, 2019

  • 10.0
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    "Great location ."

    Tamie | July 30, 2019

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8.9/10
Value for money score
8.6/10
Cleanliness score
9.1/10
Location score
9.3/10
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Overall rating:
8.7
Excellent
75 reviews
Cleanliness
9.1
Facilities
8.0
Location
9.2
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What travelers say they love:
A beautiful hotel in a great area.
Carol from South Africa
Family with older children
More about The Ambassador Chicago – a Joie de Vivre Hotel

More about The Ambassador Chicago – a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Just 4 blocks away from the shopping, dining and entertainment on Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, this downtown Chicago hotel features an on-site restaurant, bar and coffee shop. Free WiFi is available. Every room at PUBLIC Chicago provides a flat-screen HDTV with premium cable channels and a large work area with an oversized desk. A mini bar and in-room safe are also provided. The Pump Room offers locally-sourced seasonal dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the evening, the restaurant transforms into a 30’s-themed supper club, offering late night tapas-style small plates and specialty crafted cocktails. The hotel also offers quick gourmet in-room food delivery services. Guests can work out at the 24-hour fitness centre or relax and watch a movie in the Screening Room, which offers oversized couches and intimate seating are a 110-inch movie screen. Lincoln Park Zoo is less than a mile away from PUBLIC Chicago. Navy Pier and Millennium Park are both a 10-minute drive away.

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Most talked about facilities

Breakfast
3 mentions
Housekeeping
2 mentions
Car Park
1 mention

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
"Hotel has aged well."

Gary | January 30, 2020

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Restaurants on site

Booth One Restaurant
Cuisine:American
Menu:Buffet

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8.7
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10
Cleanliness9.1
Facilities8.0
Location9.2
Service8.9
Value for money8.5
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9+ Exceptional (11)
8-9 Excellent (9)
7-8 Very Good (2)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
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8.8
Excellent
Leah from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Good hotel”

If you are a traveller who is moving in to another state with lots of things in your car and stopped by Chicago, the location of the hotel is a safe place. Near to safe parking garages. Location is at the Uptown and if you like to walk, it is a little bit far from tourist attractions. Staff were nice and hotel is clean. Near to stores and restaurants as well.

Reviewed August 29, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Tamie from United States
Family with teens
Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

Exceptional”

Great location ..nice staff...comfy beds..will definitely stay here for my next trip to Chicago..

Reviewed July 30, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Tracy
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

Nice area within walking distance ”

The hotel was clean and the staff was wonderful however, the bathroom was super small with a gas station toilet you use your foot to flush. I can deal with the platform bed but the bathroom would make me choose a different hotel altogether. The value for what we paid is definitely there but the bathroom leaves me totally put off

Reviewed August 24, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Destiny from United States
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Exceptional”

The check in process was a little slow. Check in was at 3, we arrived a little after 3 and there were no rooms available yet. This comes after wandering around the city for a few hours because our train arrived at 1230, we knew it would be to early to Check in. They did let us store our luggage while we waited which was nice. The lady at the counter was super nice and comped us a drink. The room was very plain and small. We did have an issue with the a/c but it was resolved quickly. The bar service was terribly slow. We waited for 30 minutes for someone to take our order,20 more minutes for a drink and never could get her to come back so we could pay and leave. We ended up putting money on the table and walking out. All in all a good visit and an fantastic location.

Reviewed August 12, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Yvonne from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Luxurious stay”

Pros - clean, beautiful, luxurious, room near Rush Street and delicious restaurants provided umbrellas during a heavy rainfall Cons - no coffee in the room, water was $4 a bottle, and an unnecessarily huge selection of hard liquor instead Waited too long for an elevator because they were only two and they were too small and already full Walls are thin and we could hear someone snoring next door during the middle of the night and people talking and kids crying late at night Overall, the room is beautiful and luxurious, and the neighborhood is residential, gorgeous and calm. You can reach popular establishments within a five minute walk. I recommend that you bring earplugs and water bottles.

Reviewed August 19, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Ashley from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Perfect weekend away”

We were able to get to the hotel with ease. Parking, check in and location was so easy. The hotel was older but very beautiful inside. Our room was clean, cool and the perfect size for us. We will be back to this hotel, as the neighborhood was perfect to walk around in.

Reviewed June 10, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Dennis
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Exceptional”

A beautiful, historic hotel in a beautiful, historic neighborhood. Convenient to all the cultural, sports, and entertainment attractions (like the Art Institute, Wrigley Field, Navy Pier, etc.), as well as all the fashionable stores and restaurants.

Reviewed May 27, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Neil from United States
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in August 2019

Great visit, great location to Lake Michigan, Old Town...more of a neighborhood feel.”

Hotel staff was excellent especially Natalie at the front desk, so helpful, sweet and kind. Only weird thing was, hotel charges your credit card 100.00 a day for incidentals and then reimburses your card the balance of the 100.00 in 5-7 business days.

Reviewed August 13, 2019
6.8
Good
Nash from United States
Business traveler
Stayed 5 nights in June 2019

A Bit Tired”

The staff is excellent and we enjoyed the location. The lobby is beautiful and there are many beautiful design elements. That said, the room was a bit tired. We had a damaged ceiling, chipping paint and missing veneer from much of the furniture. The concept is strong but the Ambassador needs a refresh.

Reviewed June 11, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Christopher from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Zero parking unless you pay 65 ”

You can’t park at the hotel unless you pay 65.00 usd per night . Zero parking on the street. You will be towed and ticketed. Besides parking the hotel is Perfect the staff are super friendly and really enjoyed the stay. Really close to everything!!!

Reviewed August 30, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Armando from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

Laver Cup weekend ”

The hotel is in quiet area. We loved the hotel, the restaurants are good and the rooms have everything you need. I would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed September 25, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Carol from South Africa
Family with teens
Stayed 5 nights in August 2019

Excellent hotel”

A beautiful hotel in a great area. Large rooms but very small bathrooms.

Reviewed August 26, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Subramanya from United States
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Exceptional”

Excellent hotel. Great neighborhood. High quality hotel. However, didn’t find too many vegetarian options for breakfast.

Reviewed August 05, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Judith from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

Exceptional”

The location was excellent; it was close to restaurants, the L and many other places. It is located in a very walkable area. Unfortunately, the beds were rather low and on the soft side.

Reviewed July 25, 2019
6.8
Good
Brent from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Ambassador Chicago is just okay.”

Room was great. Location is great. I enjoyed this experience more than my last experience here when it was an Ian Schrager hotel however, the staff sort of ruined it at the end. Doubt I will be back...but who knows.

Reviewed November 07, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
LING from China
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

location is best, price is better”

location is best , price is better

Reviewed July 29, 2019
8.4
Excellent
David
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

Excellent”

Great location, room was adequate, nice lobby and the bar area with Pump Room pictures was fun....

Reviewed August 30, 2019
7.6
Very good
Nick from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Back to the Hotel”

Not the same as when The Public but similar. No The Pump Room is a real shame. Otherwise, same lovely location and real estate.

Reviewed August 27, 2019
6.4
Good
raked from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Location good , bathroom plumbing and aircon too loud. ”

nice location shower handle kept falling plumbing too loud can hear next door Airconditioner dated and too loud had to switch off as could not sleep staff friendly hotel rooms do not provide complimentary water lobby nice beds ok modern touches need to be improved for the rates i paid

Reviewed June 15, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Cynthia
Group
Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

Excellent”

Con, no good breakfast. Everything was an extra cost. If you don't drink coffee or tea why on earth would you have to pay extra for orange juice? Bar food was good.

Reviewed July 16, 2019
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