Emily Evans

Ambassador Chicago

  • Where:
  • Why:Winter Staycation
  • When:Febrary 2018
  • Who:Me and my partner in crime.
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Ambassador Chicago Rooms are clean, modern and very comfortable.

Rooms are clean, modern and very comfortable.

Ambassador Chicago Classic Chicago vibes at Booth One.

Classic Chicago vibes at Booth One.

Ambassador Chicago The hotel dates back to 1926!

The hotel dates back to 1926!

Ambassador Chicago Don't mind if I do...

Don't mind if I do...

Ambassador Chicago Bathrooms are small but clean and bright.

Bathrooms are small but clean and bright.

Ambassador Chicago There are many a cozy spot in the Library.

There are many a cozy spot in the Library.

Ambassador Chicago The hotel lobby is beautiful and romantic.

The hotel lobby is beautiful and romantic.

Ambassador Chicago And some more!

And some more!

Ambassador Chicago Pre-made cocktails and hip swag available in the minibar.

Pre-made cocktails and hip swag available in the minibar.

Ambassador Chicago This room makes a little work look good.

This room makes a little work look good.

Ambassador Chicago Beds are very comfortable.

Beds are very comfortable.

Ambassador Chicago Not ready to go home!

Not ready to go home!

Highs & Lows

  • The rooms are clean, beautiful and modern.

  • Fresh apple cider in the lobby to warm you up on a snowy winter day.

  • Booth One is a quintessential Chicago spot for dinner serving a beautiful backdrop and tasty American fare.

  • The Library is as cozy as they come and the perfect spot for your morning coffee and croissant by the fire.

  • Keep in mind this boutique hotel is historic and with rich history comes small bathrooms.

The Barometer

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  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 44/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Good-sized boutique hotel.

  • Vibe

    Built in 1926, the hotel’s vaulted ceilings, crown moldings and original mail chutes are reminiscent of the city’s Jazz Age but somehow still blend seamlessly with the contemporary art and furniture.

  • Location

    In the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood.

  • Rooms

    285

  • Music

    None noticeable.

  • Year Opened

    1926. But it was just acquired by Journal Hotels and rebranded last year!

  • Health & Wellness

    No pool, but there is a small gym and the hotel is pet friendly.

  • Restaurant

    Booth One Restaurant is fantastic…the Library is open daily for breakfast and for lunch on the weekends.

  • Bar

    Yes, great bar in Booth One that was bumpin’ on the Thursday of our stay.

  • Minibar

    Mini bar is fully stocked plus six ready to drink craft cocktail options to choose from.

  • Children

    The hotel’s historic charm feels more romantic than family-friendly. But bring your dog! I befriended two beautiful golden doodles in the lobby.

  • Price

    Affordable luxury.

  • Website

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