$209 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 11, 2014 Check-out: Jul 12, 2014

The Palmer House Hilton

4 stars
17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
1,085 reviews
Enjoyable couple overnight

What an enjoyable time at an historic yet updated Palmer House. The staff and facilities were... See full review

  • pecos billy
  • Jul 5, 2014
Little Bit of History

I really appreciated the good deal on this hotel via An online deal. On a teacher's salary, I don't... See full review

  • Mystery Onward
  • Jul 5, 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 (1085)

Ratings and reviews for The Palmer House Hilton

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
1085 out of 1085
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TravelerJuly4
Georgia
Jul 7, 2014

Weekend Getaway

Great location. Great amenities. Steps away from museums and attractions, public transit, restaurants and shops. Shops and food within the building as well. Overall, a wonderful weekend.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JW and EDTDR
Peoria, IL
Jul 7, 2014

Great getaway

We had a wonderful stay. The location was terrific and spent a day exploring the Art Institute. The only thing missing was a coffee pot in the room. Had stayed in this hotel many times a few years ago and it met our expectations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Had a delightful dinner at Catch Thirty-Five at Wacker and Michigan. Short cab ride.

Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pecos billy
Goshen, In
Jul 5, 2014

Enjoyable couple overnight

What an enjoyable time at an historic yet updated Palmer House. The staff and facilities were wonderful and the corner cafe served a great breakfast.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mystery Onward
North Fork, CA
Jul 5, 2014

Little Bit of History

I really appreciated the good deal on this hotel via An online deal. On a teacher's salary, I don't stay in Hilton's much. I could sense how old the building was by its architectural style and detailed craftsmanship however it has been kept up well and modified with new technologies in tasteful ways. It was a little problematic not having complimentary wifi in the rooms. Being on the 19th of approximately 23 floors, it was hard to connect well with my cell carrier. All things considered, this was a very comfortable place to be located in the heart of Chicago.

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

I enjoyed getting around to Chicago attractions by using the blue bike share called Divvy which are racked up at many locations. $7 for 24 hrs and no extra charge if you rack the bike at another location within 30 minutes. Chicago is a great biking city, especially more towards the lake front.

Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Visits Chicago to see mom
Knoxville,tn
Jul 4, 2014

Close to it all

Staff was lovely, room was clean--the hotel is beautiful and historic...loved the location, it was close to many "l" lines and buses. Also walking distance to many shops and restaurants. Quite a value without sacrificing amenities.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LBJwade
Business
WI
Jul 3, 2014

OK

the room is fine. but the boys ask for more tips is not fine, they ask for more

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
aprilszoo2
Battle Creek Michigan
Jun 26, 2014

Historic Charm

This is our 4th stay at the Palmer House. It is not the cheapest hotel but it is the best value for us. Perfect location, beautiful hotel, and easy to upgrade to Excutive level if you want to enjoy those amenities. Easy walk to Millinium Park and train station. I would love to see a discount for return guests (aside from the Hilton Honors program)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

We live in Michigan. We drive to Michigan City and take the Southshore train. It is $8.50 each way and takes you right to Millinium Station. No need to mess with driving/parking and there are many time slots to ride.

Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Daisy Jade
Joliet, Illinois
Jun 24, 2014

Excellent Family Overnighter

The hotel was so pretty and clean. It was perfectly located for everything we wanted to do in the city and the staff was excellent.

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

The bakery on the corner of Wabash and Monroe is not a good choice but Vapiano on the other side of the street is amazing and pretty inexpensive.

Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jorgeman
Business
Connecticut
Jun 21, 2014

Great location

Desk person very helpful. Rooms were very comfortable especially after delayed flight problems into Chicago.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Using Subway from O'hara the stop is near hotel. Fast way to get into loop

Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Abigail Elizabeth
Montpelier, VT
Jun 19, 2014

Anniversary getaway

The location couldn't have been better! We were able to explore the whole city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
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