Emily Evans

Ambassador Chicago

with Emily Evans
  • Where:Chicago, Illinois

  • Why:Winter Staycation

  • When:Febrary 2018

  • Who:Me and my partner in crime.

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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

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

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


  • Music

    None noticeable.

  • Year Opened

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

  • Pool/Gym

    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.

  • Wifi

    Yes and its free.

  • 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.

With a lunch excursion to the close by 3 Arts Café.

Keep the Instagrams flowin’

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With a lunch excursion to the close by 3 Arts Café.

Have a dog!

You’re in downtown Chicago

Portillo's Hot Dogs, West Ontario Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Have a dog!

The Ambassador’s ambiance is bound to get you in the mood for this.

Take in some of the city’s best jazz.

Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, North Broadway Street, Chicago, IL, USA

The Ambassador’s ambiance is bound to get you in the mood for this.

Made for walkin’


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Made for walkin’

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