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Ambassador Chicago

1301 N State Pkwy State and Goethe | Chicago, IL 60610  [SEE MAP]Chicago, IL  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Gold Coast location with easy access to attractions
Recent guests reported slow service
Ambassador Chicago occupies a historic building in the Gold Coast neighborhood of the city, but don't expect the Old World ambiance that often comes with older hotels. Rather than feature tinkling chandeliers and heavy tapestries, the lobby at this Preferred outpost feels crisp with all-white decor and simple, elegant furniture. Meanwhile, rooms offer 300-thread-count Frette linens, complimentary Wi-Fi access and minibars in addition to a sleek, modern design. Some of Chicago's top attractions (such as The Magnificent Mile and the Lincoln Park Zoo) are located within walking distance, and recent guests say they prefer this boutique property to the larger chain hotels throughout the city. Perhaps an even bigger draw than the eclectic design is the Booth One  restaurant, a favorite celebrity watering hole. For this restaurant, James Beard Award-winner Jean-Georges Vongerichten created a menu full of regional flavors based on farm-to-table cuisine.
Chicago, IL
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 285 rooms
Primary View
City center, Lake



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 799 have reviewed the Ambassador Chicago, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 799 reviews 4.0 (based on 799 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms are minimalist, especially in comparison to the bling of the property's public areas. Accommodations feature a neutral palette of black, white and gray in modern shapes and a variety of textures, such as sheepskins thrown over the desk chairs. Bathrooms are white-on-white with stainless steel finishes.
  • In-room Wi-Fi is complimentary
  • 42-inch flat-screen HD TVs

Standard room size225 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Ambassador Chicago is located near Lake Shore Drive in Chicago's upscale Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel puts guests within walking distance to nightlife on Rush Street, recreation at Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan, and luxury shopping on Oak Street and North Michigan Avenue.
  • 17 miles southeast of O'Hare International Airport; 15 miles northeast of Midway International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($56)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The Booth One restaurant, a celebrity magnet when part of the Ambassador East, has retained its popularity and good reviews thanks to a renovation and a reinvented menu by 2011 James Beard Award-winner, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. American farm-to-table dishes are served all day; small plates and specialty cocktails fuel the late-night crowds. Meanwhile, the hotel’s Library & Coffee Bar offers espresso drinks, smoothies and baked goods by day, and transforms into a wine bar with tapas and desserts in the evening.
  • In-room dining offers full meals, snacks and desserts brought to guest rooms in paper bags
  • Private dining available

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Although there are no kids amenities per se, children's menus are available at the on-site restaurant and for in-room dining. Also on weekends, the hotel screens children's movies and Saturday morning cartoons; candy and popcorn are for sale at the front desk.
  • Suites include sofabeds
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The 24-hour fitness center on the 11th floor has an array of fitness equipment and TVs, plus natural light and city views. Guests also have complimentary access to a David Barton Gym, which is less than 2 miles west in the River North neighborhood
  • Complimentary adult Trek bicycles available
  • Guests may schedule sessions with a personal trainer; fees vary
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


Ambassador Chicago has 8,600 square feet of event space, including dedicated boardrooms and a 17th floor meeting room with an outdoor terrace. Banquet menus and other elements can be customized for specific needs. A business center offers computers, copying, faxing and other services 24 hours a day, and additional equipment is available through the front desk.
  • The hotel’s Screening Room, Library, suites and private dining room can all be booked for special events
  • Some rooms include fireplaces

Number of meeting rooms7

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Ambassador Chicago welcomes up to two dogs that weigh 50 pounds or less (combined) per room. The property requires a nonrefundable fee of $125 per stay and the owner's signature on a waiver at check-in.
  • Dogs must be on a leash while inside the hotel and are not permitted in the restaurants
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


Wedding packages at Ambassador Chicago include a suite for the wedding night, upgrades on rooms for the couples' parents, exclusive access to wedding photography in public spaces, coat check, a valet parking discount for the event and some decor. A dedicated event specialist can assist with vendor selections.
  • Customized banquet menus by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Maximum wedding guest capacity120

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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