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Ambassador Chicago Hotel

Address

1301 N. State Pkwy.
Enter at the front door under the lighted awning.

Neighborhood

Near North Side

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Long Lines Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available

Built

1926

Description

Upon its 1926 completion, the Ambassador was among the city’s first boutique hotels, and perhaps its most prominent. Over the years, the hotel has hosted a wide array of celebrities, including Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe, David Bowie, Bill Murray and Harry Caray, many of whom ate at the hotel’s Pump Room Restaurant. Photos of these celebrity guests remain on view in the basement. Following a brief period when it was re-branded as the "Public Chicago," the Ambassador regained its historic name in 2017.

Visitor Experience

Maps provided in the lobby detail several historic spaces within the building which guests are invited to explore at their own pace. Hotel ambassadors will be available in each location to provide information and answer questions.