Gold Coast

Ambassador Chicago

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • This chic Gold Coast hotel is steps from shopping on the Magnificent Mile and people-watching on Oak Street beach
  • The vibrant, living room-style lobby and bright guest rooms feature complimentary basic Wi-Fi throughout
  • Enjoy coffee and snacks in the morning at the Library

"Friend and I went for girls trip. No problems with our reservation and it was a great hotel for the price. Our $25.00 basically was nice to put toward our breakfast. Thank you Travelzoo!"
Sep 27, 2019 - Rockwall, TX, USA
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Located in the Gold Coast, the stylish Ambassador Chicago hotel is in "a great neighbourhood to stay in and feel like a wealthy Chicagoan" (Frommer's). Guest rooms at this hotel are outfitted in a minimalist cream-and-white colour palette with bright pinewood accents, and features plush bedding, flat-panel TVs, marble-accented bathrooms and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Close to the hotel you'll find the clubs and lounges of Rush Street, the high-end boutiques of Oak and Walton Streets and during summer, the see-and-be-seen Oak Street Beach -- but thanks to being a couple blocks removed from main thoroughfares, the Ambassador Chicago still delivers a calm, relaxed neighbourhood feel when you walk out the front door.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

A nightly incidental hold of $100.00 (subject to tax) will be placed on the credit card presented upon check-in. Any unused portion of the hold will be released upon check-out and, based on your bank or financial institution, could take 7-14 days for the funds to be completely released. The incidental hold amount is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra bedding available upon request: US$50 plus tax, per night.

Extra bed available on request (and based on availability) in the Deluxe King, Loft, One Bedroom Suite and Celebrity Suite only.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at US$125 per pet per stay.

The hotel's pet agreement must be signed.

Fees: Valet service fee: US$67 plus tax per day.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: High speed internet is available for $9.99 (subject to tax) per day. Charges will be applied by hotel.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(18 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Ambassador Chicago over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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For an old building, it’s very nice. Current amenities with historic charm. Staff was more than helpful. Really enjoyed walking back and forth to my training a bit south.
Kelly Sep 27, 2019 Muskegon, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friend and I went for girls trip. No problems with our reservation and it was a great hotel for the price. Our $25.00 basically was nice to put toward our breakfast. Thank you Travelzoo!
Other Comments
Service was professional and accommodating. Room updated, very clean, and comfortable beds. Bathroom could use more storage space, but doable. Easy to get coffee downstairs. Great location!
roger Sep 27, 2019 Rockwall, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The neighborhood was nice. There were plenty of places within walking distance. The bed itself was comfortable, which was the only thing that redeemed my stay.
Other Comments
My room overlooked some sort of weird courtyard that was enclosed by other buildings/apartments. It was extremely hot and humid the day I arrived and the heat was on when I first entered the room. I turned the A/C on, but no air was flowing. I realized it was because the floor-length curtains covered the only A/C vent in the entire room. The options for nighttime/sleeping were: close the curtains and sleep in a boiling hot room or keep the curtains open and have lights from other apartments/sun in the early morning shining right in my face. (I tried buying a sleep mask, but don't find them comfortable at all.) The bathroom was also exceptionally tiny. The "fitness center" was in the basement in an extremely small room. There were two treadmills and a single elliptical machine. There also were pretty much zero dining options actually at the hotel. I had to go off-site to eat.
Jessica Sep 22, 2019 Henderson, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
This is a very nice, historic hotel near great restaurants and high-end shops. The location is walking distance to the train station and far away enough for a quiet, peaceful stay. The room is a bit small but do you really need a big room when you're out exploring the city? The room is clean, the bedsheets are soft, no coffee machine or free coffee in the lobby. My only complaint is the white curtains which doesn't keep the room dark enough if you want to sleep in. Overall, I would recommend this charming hotel.
Alan Sep 18, 2019 Irvine, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great Boutique style hotel. Staff was efficient and welcoming.
Other Comments
Rooms via Travelzoo were a good value. Purchases at the hotel were very expensive. $67 overnight parking and $5.00 coffee. Would have like a coffee maker in the room.
Raymond Sep 13, 2019 LANCASTER, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great Location in Gold Coast...
Regina Aug 28, 2019 Fontana-on-Geneva Lake, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was clean, and I liked the soaps they used at the hotel.
Other Comments
Our room was on the 9th floor. We tried to adjust the temperature in the room several times, because it was hot. Despite changing the temperature setting to cooler on the thermostat, the room temp stayed at 75 degrees the whole 2 days we stayed. We mentioned this to the front desk, but they didn't offer a solution or apologize for the inconvenience. Also, there are not ample signs to know where to park or where the valet is upon arrival near the hotel.
Emily Aug 01, 2018 Plainfield, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location in a quiet area but only 2 blocks from Lake Shore Drive. Also really enjoyed getting drinks at the bar at Booth One in the hotel.
Greg Jul 30, 2018 Cary, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The neighborhood was very nice and close to shopping. The hotel is older but well maintained. We asked for extra towels and a repair in the bathroom and housekeeping responded immediately.
Debbie Jul 26, 2018 Fullerton, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
All was great! Would have liked better menu in the restaurant.
Monte Jul 24, 2018 Columbia, IL, USA

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