$149 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 5, 2014 Check-out: Oct 6, 2014

The Palmer House Hilton

4 stars
17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
666 reviews
Delivered as promises

Palmer house lived up to our expectations ! Beautiful and well located See full review

  • Rhstravel
  • Sep 11, 2014
Iconic hotel.

Great location.. Great location. Right off the red line subway stop. Very friendly staff. Really... See full review

  • Antisnowhere
  • Sep 2, 2014
Step into the lobby of Palmer House® A Hilton hotel and gaze at the famous frescoed ceiling of this landmark Chicago, Illinois hotel. This AAA four-diamond rated hotel has been hosting visitors to the Chicago Loop for over 140 years. Today, the Palmer House Hilton continues to thrive in the heart of the theatre and financial district, just steps from the Art Institute, Millennium Park and State Street shopping. A short walk away is Grant Park where summer festivals take place. Family attractions like the Chicago Children’s Museum and Navy Pier are just a quick cab ride away.Enjoy comfort and elegance in your Guest room or suite at this Chicago hotel. Amenities include flat-screen TVs and wireless internet access. Elegant suites feature abundant space with comfortable seating and wet bar areas, creating an ideal setting for entertaining. On the Executive Level you can enjoy private check-in, complimentary continental breakfast, hot and cold beverages, and an honor bar with evening appetizers.This Chicago hotel features 130,000 sq. ft. of function space with over 77 meeting rooms, seven ballrooms and two exhibition halls. Lockwood Restaurant and Bar, located just off the lobby, is open throughout the day serving contemporary American cuisine. Small plates and classic cocktails are served in Potters Lounge. Balance Spa features 14 treatment rooms including hydrotherapy services for the ultimate pampering. The fitness center offers over 10,000 sq. ft. of cardio and free weight equipment, an indoor pool, whirlpool, and saun

Hotel Map

41.8801 -87.6269
Nearby airports
O`Hare Intl Airport, (ORD), 18.00, MI, SE; Chicago Midway Airport, (MDW), 11.16, MI, NE; Gary RegionalAirport, (GYY), 25.00, MI, SE;

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Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

Nearby points of interest

  • Bank of America Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Symphony Center: 0.1 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 0.1 mi
  • State Street: 0.1 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 0.2 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 0.2 mi
  • Macys: 0.3 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 0.3 mi
  • Harold Washington Library: 0.3 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.3 mi
  • Auditorium Building: 0.3 mi
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 0.3 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 0.3 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Symphony Center: 0.1 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 0.1 mi
  • State Street: 0.1 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 0.2 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 0.2 mi
  • Macys: 0.3 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 0.3 mi
  • Harold Washington Library: 0.3 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.3 mi
  • Auditorium Building: 0.3 mi
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 0.3 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 0.3 mi
  • City Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.4 mi
  • Harris Theater: 0.4 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.4 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Willis Tower (Sears Tower): 0.4 mi
  • Printers Square: 0.5 mi
  • Buckingham Fountain: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 0.6 mi
  • Marina City: 0.6 mi
  • Yacht Club: 0.6 mi
  • Opera House: 0.6 mi
  • Grant Park: 0.6 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.6 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.7 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 0.7 mi
  • Union Station: 0.7 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.7 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.8 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.9 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 1 mi
  • Field Museum of Natural History: 1.1 mi
  • Lake Point Tower: 1.1 mi
  • Shedd Aquarium: 1.1 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 1.1 mi
  • Children Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Seneca Park: 1.2 mi
  • Hull House Museum: 1.2 mi

Dining

Restaurant
onsite

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (666)

Ratings and reviews for The Palmer House Hilton

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
666 out of 666
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wllis
Seattle, WA
Sep 12, 2014

Fancy Stuff!

We got a super cheap last minute deal at the Palmer House and it's such georgeous place to stay. Spend some time in the lobby even if you never stay there. It's spectacular. The overall experience is fairly fancy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Rhstravel
Business
New York , ny
Sep 11, 2014

Delivered as promises

Palmer house lived up to our expectations ! Beautiful and well located

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KC Big Daddy
Kansas City, MO.
Sep 4, 2014

3-day vacation

Beautiful lobby in this historic hotel. Great location, subway entrance just outside front door. Excellent restaurants in the hotel. Room was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Great Sunday brunch

Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hairgal33
Mn
Sep 2, 2014

Wonderful hotel

Beautiful hotel. Great breakfast on executive level. Awesome rooms. Friendly staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Antisnowhere
Cincinnati
Sep 2, 2014

Iconic hotel.

Great location.. Great location. Right off the red line subway stop. Very friendly staff. Really enjoyed our stay there, and would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KHPosey
Business
Alexandria, VA
Aug 24, 2014

Great location

Generally helpful staff. Taxis make dropping a car a little difficult, but that's more on the taxis than the hotel. External view rooms are great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Millennium Park is so close.

Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Acmestyled
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Aug 20, 2014

Gorgeous historic hotel

This is where I stay every time I'm in Chicago. The lobby is stunning, the history is enchanting and the staff is super friendly. They (somewhat) recently added a Starbucks and a Freshii on the street level, which is helpful (you can access them from within the hotel), but doesn't distract from the grandeur of the property. The location is great -- a block from Target and other shopping, close to the train and a couple of blocks from the lake. The rooms are showing a bit of wear, but it's an old historic hotel so that's to be expected. The room was still clean and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Be sure to stop and read the plaques about the hotel's fascinating history, such as the ornate gold Peacock doors at the hotel's entrance.

Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kate E
St. Louis Missouri
Aug 19, 2014

Lovely hotel

This hotel was lovely. Staff was efficient and friendly and the amenities were exactly what we needed. Close proximity to many great restaurants and parks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dean the Travelin Machine
Monroe Michigan
Aug 15, 2014

Guilded Aged Gem

If elegance is your thing, then the Palmer House is the place for you. It is old; remodeled to not lose its grandeur. Centrally located to Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, Marshall Fields. Rooms were small but very clean and accommodating. A great place to remember the great celebrities who have stayed there..Jack Benny, Jerry Lewis, Frankie Avalon, Carol Channing to name only a few to new faces such as Joe Kennedy and family. Numerous Governors have stayed in the hotel. The Lockwood restaurant is very high quality as is the Potter Room. The Palmer House offers our very own Cisteen Ceiling. Bring your camera. Remodeled in 1996. A very pleasant stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Lockwood is an elegant restaurant and high quality.

Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sleepy mother
Arkansas
Aug 14, 2014

Very pleasant stay

Had a really nice time here. The staff was excellent. Very good location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Beware of the prices provided on the list the hotel provides for local restaurants. Some of them are a little pricey. There are good I expensive restaurants close by. There is a really good Mediterranean restaurant around the corner in the same building. The proximity to shopping was excellent!

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