Step into the elegant Jazz Age at the Ambassador Chicago, and follow in the footsteps of the Hollywood legends who have savored its Art Deco flourishes, impeccable service, and VIP attention to detail. This luxury boutique hotel, established in 1926 and beautifully renovated with modern amenities, is home to 285 stunning guestrooms, fine dining that takes you back to the Roaring Twenties, and breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. Head to this Windy City hideaway for a stylish stay. For a stylish stay, head to this Windy City hideaway.
- Chicago’s original boutique hotel has been host to celebrity guests since 1926
- Surround yourself with Art Deco character blended with contemporary chic decor
- Dine in legendary style at Booth One, with modern American cuisine and libations
- Work out in the 24-hour gym, and a spin outside on a complimentary hotel bicycle
- Hold your next special event or business meeting in unique rooms including The Screening room with comfy couches and a 110-inch screen
- Explore the Gold Coast’s charming architecture, Magnificent Mile boutiques, and soft sand of Oak Street Beach
Follow in the footsteps of 20th century icons like Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, and David Bowie, who all wined and dined here. Explore the equally classy neighborhood, with its tree-line streets and brick and brownstone houses. Pets are welcome, too, so bring your furry companion for their own luxury stay.
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Relax in style in one of the 285 guestrooms at Ambassador Chicago with designer furnishings, outstanding art, and a collection of curated photography by Jean-Baptiste Modino. Expect a luxurious stay with 300 thread count linens, upscale toiletries, soothing palettes, and cool marble bathrooms with custom Corian sinks. Adapt the lighting as you wish and take in the sparkling lights of Chicago from the ceiling-to-floor windows.
Book the Loft with its airy comfort and 465 sq ft of space, extra-large double bed and sofa bed, or choose a Superior Double Room with two double beds. The Ambassador Chicago’s relaxed vibe is ideal whether traveling alone, with a friend or loved one, or with your family. You can bring your dog, too — the hotel is pet-friendly, with delightful lakeside walks outside the door.
The widely renowned restaurant at the Ambassador Chicago has attracted some of the world’s biggest names. Find star quality in dishes from award-winning Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and channel your inner Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall with a whiskey cocktail in The Library.
Booth One – Formerly the iconic Pump Room, adored by stars of stage, screen, and sport, the restaurant at the Ambassador Chicago takes its inspiration from a golden age in history, and serves classic American dishes with a modern twist. Rediscover beef Wellington, fresh seafood platters, and one of the best cheesecakes around.
The Library – Relax in front of the fire or sink into a sumptuous, Alice in Wonderland-inspired Chesterfield sofa for morning La Colombe coffee and pastry, or a pre-dinner cocktail. The Library echoes 1950s American and European coffee houses, with striking 17th-century Venetian-style windows and Christian Liaigre lamps casting a subtle glow.
Fit in your workout whenever you like — the hotel’s fitness center is open around the clock. For soft sand between your toes, hit Oak Street Beach. Go for a dip, hire a jet ski, test your wakeboard skills, or play beach volleyball. Take one of the hotel’s complimentary bikes, and explore 18 miles of the Chicago Lakefront Trail, a paved route that hugs Lake Michigan.
Head deeper into the city for a Chicago River boat trip, and see the city skyscrapers from a different angle. Or hire a kayak, and paddle instead. A half hour drive takes you to Millennium Park, which is packed with public art, and a favorite spot for outdoor performances, movies, and acres of verdant gardens. Or take in one of the city’s fascinating museums and galleries — Smart Museum of Art is around 10 mi / 16 km away in Washington Park, and showcases inspiring works by Degas, Picasso, Rodin, and Matisse.
Sitting in the heart of the upscale Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, Ambassador Chicago is in a star-studded hotspot of the city. The downtown location is known for its glitz and glamour, and the area is home to elite retailers along Michigan Avenue and just blocks away from the coast of Lake Michigan.
O’Hare International Airport is 18 mi / 29 km from the hotel and under an hour by train. Midway International Airport is 14 mi / 23 km away with good rail and road links.
Chicago Union Station’s rail hub is 3 mi / 5 km and around 10 minutes by car.
West Harrison Street Greyhound bus station is close by.