$159 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 30, 2014 Check-out: Oct 31, 2014

The Palmer House Hilton

4 stars
17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
678 reviews
Awesome

Great place to be. Two thumbs up. Great service and staff. See full review

  • BB Riley
  • Oct 5, 2014
MLB Getaway

The Palmer House Hotel was a great deal! Parking garage very convenient! Rooms, staff, and location... See full review

  • JayDT
  • Sep 21, 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 (678)

Ratings and reviews for The Palmer House Hilton

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
678 out of 678
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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Preciousss77
Business
Colorado
Oct 16, 2014

Historic Chicago

The Palmer House was a very large and well located hotel in downtown Chicago. Our room was quite big with two double beds and a spacious sitting area. The hotel is older but well maintained and updating has kept with the historic style. Very quiet and convenient.

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

Business

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Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Blader
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Oct 15, 2014

Excellent hotel with beautiful lobby.

Great experience. Upgraded to a mini-suite on executive floor. Beds are very comfortable, furniture us nice, but not luxurious Bathrooms well equipped, but typical Hilton. Very attentive staff. Perfect location - very central but minimal traffic noise.

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

Business

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Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Augie53
Business
indianapolis
Oct 12, 2014

Palmer house

Quick and easy check-in. One of the quietest rooms we have ever stayed in while visiting Chicago. Easy access to public transportation. Great experience.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Use bike share to move quickly around the city

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Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CincyQ
Business
Cincinnati, OH
Oct 6, 2014

if you enjoy history and architecture, this is a great hotel in a very good location.

my wife and I have stayed here on multiple occasions and the hotel was very clean and in a great location. Seeing that we only spend 8 hours a day in the hotel, we have never been the type turned off by smaller rooms. We dont need an enormous room to enjoy our stay. Our room had recently been updated and very clean. And if you enjoy it history and a little bit of nostalgia this is a great place to stay. Having a drink in the lobby on a Friday or Saturday evening makes you remember why you chose this location.

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

Business

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Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Smokey mountain
Business
Detroit
Oct 6, 2014

Get Away

It wasn't what I expected, the room was very small, the bed was by the door. The elevators was crazy, I mean it was three couples on three different floors, and I had to take three different elevators! And the parking cost $75.00! Ordered some food later on that night, and the security wouldn't let the delivery guy up so t had to get dressed and go down stairs to get the food! I don't think I will go back there!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Good Pizza!

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Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BB Riley
Business
Indianapolis
Oct 5, 2014

Awesome

Great place to be. Two thumbs up. Great service and staff.

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

Business

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Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
lmm3c
Business
Charlottesville, VA
Oct 3, 2014

Beautiful facility, rooms and service are so-so

Gorgeous building and lobby. Grand is the word for this. The location can't be beat. It took me (I timed it) 25 minutes to check in at 1:15 in the afternoon. It was crazy. The room needed updating and the elevator system is so convoluted you can't get to your room. My room was connected to an elevator wall and I heard the dinging and the elevator going up and down all evening. I had four other colleagues staying there as well and we all commented on how sub-par this facility was for the price.They too all had check in issues. I should have stayed at a Marriott.

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

Business

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Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mamalu411
Business
ottawa, il
Oct 1, 2014

Girls Night

Room was beautiful, could have been a little cleaner. Friendly staff, great location.

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

Business

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Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Irish Monarchy
Business
Chicago Suburbs
Sep 28, 2014

Heart of the Park

Walking distance to Millenium park was perfect - lakefront is right there. breakfast amazing, entire hotel had cozy charm you just can't get with modern hotels - but never felt short changed. Enjoy & shall be back!

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

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Bag check - got there early & left after check out & our luggage was in great hands!

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Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Silencedogood
Business
New York
Sep 27, 2014

Venerable Old Hotel

It's overall ok. Lobby is spectacular. Check-in can get backed up. They do not have check-in kiosks for some reason. Rooms are clean, but walls are thin and may of the rooms are so interior your phone will barely work. WiFi is ok, but have to pay. Location is good but a bit sparse at night. Also keep in kind it is one of the few hotels with a pool in Chicago. Small, indoors but nice and clean. Overall, not bad, but there is much better in Chicago. Just comes down to your budget.

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

Business

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