We stayed for 3 nights in July. As mentioned in most other reviews, the lobby area is both visually stunning and functional. Watching the Olympics on the projector screen in the screening room was a treat. We had a reservation at the Pump Room for a large party but only wanted drinks, and the manager was kind enough to overrule the uppity hostess and give us a table (it was 11, and there were multiple empty tables).
The hotel accommodated our request for a higher floor room, and that made a difference -- our friends who stayed on the 4th floor had a view of the fire escape and the corridor felt dank. Our room was adequate...
Pros: fairly spacious, airy with a sliver of a view of the lake, walk-in closet, better than expected bathroom, no noise.
Cons: somewhat noisy AC unit, the full length mirror was inside the closet...both minor complaints.
The location was perfect for us. You're fewer than 5 blocks from the lakeshore (go on a run), the Red line, and the north end of the Mag Mile.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. Uniquely individual, Ambassador Chicago is nestled among graceful mansions in a quiet, gilded neighborhood tucked into the center of the Windy City offering incredible views of Lake Michigan with easy access to Chicago’s main shopping boulevard, Michigan Avenue. With 285 spacious guestrooms, 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Public Chicago Hotel Chicago
- Ambassador East Hotel Chicago
- Hotel Ambassador East
- Ambassador East Chicago