$149 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 11, 2014 Check-out: Aug 12, 2014

The Palmer House Hilton

4 stars
17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
1,100 reviews
weekend fun

The hotel was great. The location is good. The room was large and very clean. Modern bathroom. Fun... See full review

  • premo1
  • Jul 27, 2014
Lovely hotel

We stayed at the Palmer House 35 years ago and were anxious to see if it still had the same feeling... See full review

  • Pops RPS
  • Jul 22, 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

Amenities

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

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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;

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 (1100)

Ratings and reviews for The Palmer House Hilton

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
1100 out of 1100
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

3
5.01.0
TriSB
Midland, Michigan
Jul 28, 2014

Debacle

Not a great experience. While the front desk staff was professional and friendly, the restaurant staff was snooty and slow to provide service. Our room wasn't ready until 2 hours after check-in, forcing us to lose our reservations in town. The front desk simply said their hands were tied. Not happy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
premo1
farmington michigan
Jul 27, 2014

weekend fun

The hotel was great. The location is good. The room was large and very clean. Modern bathroom. Fun bar. Beautiful lobby. Nice place to stay.

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

Great architecture store right around the corner for unique gifts. I go there whenever I am in Chicago.

Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pops RPS
Kalamazoo michigan
Jul 22, 2014

Lovely hotel

We stayed at the Palmer House 35 years ago and were anxious to see if it still had the same feeling of luxury and comfort. We are happy to tell you that it does. We had a lovely experience and are looking forward to staying again in the near future.

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

It is a medium length walk to Navy Pier.

Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Big Boy Tex
Michigan
Jul 21, 2014

Perfect Chicago Hotel

Amazing hotel and location! Only suggestion would be to have more bellman on staff for a sold out weekend! Will definitely be staying again!

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ktbke
Rockford, il
Jul 21, 2014

Fun great location

I actually used to live in this neighborhood. Every time that I was near this hotel I admired the doormen as well as any of the staff that I encountered. I had an overall wonderful experience and felt like I was at home the entire time.

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

Take the public transportation. All forms are foot steps away and user friendly, as well as affordable.

Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Lee Vi
Chicago
Jul 13, 2014

Overpriced...smelled like tobacco and elevators were slow and squeaky. Our ac rattled. $300 a night

Could have been more sanitary. Elevators were sticky and had a bug that looked like a roach. Not my kind of Hotel for $250 a night. Room was tiny and AC rattled all night no cofee maker, microwave etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LAJJACKSON
Bay Area
Jul 11, 2014

Historic Hotel - Great Experience

Hotel is well-maintained and the rooms are very clean. It is well-adorned with lots of nostalgic photos and great artwork. A good location for seeing downtown Chicago as well as Millennium Park and Navy Pier.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Pookyone
Business
Falls church, va
Jul 11, 2014

Wonderful hotel in a great location

Staying at the executive floor has great advantages. For one thing, you get daily breakfast and evening snacks that can substitute for dinner. All day refreshments are there for enjoyment and they have loads of fruits for the taking. Staff was so litigious and wonderful too. Grant Park is close by and they have open air concerts every evening. Free!

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Grant park is great as is the millennium park.

Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bev the explorer.
Barberton, Ohio
Jul 10, 2014

Perfect in everyway.

Was really impressed with staff very friendly. The hotel was beautiful and very clean. Restaurants close by. enjoyed site seeing and museums.This was a memorable vacation. This hotel was one of the best we have stayed in.

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

Not real fancy close by but a good variety.

Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ScarlettSun
Madison, WI
Jul 10, 2014

weekend getaway

best hotel ever. nice facilities, location, and service

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

Millenium park

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