$149 Avg/night
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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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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Louise and Me
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
Jan 21, 2013

Great Weekend Fun

We enjoyed our weekend stay at this lovely historic hotel. One cannot see buildings like this at such an affordable price. Sitting in the main hall and enjoying drinks and the grand architecture was fabulous. It was great being close to the Magnificent Mile, and enjoying the Chicago lakefront area. We decided to make this a winter weekend retreat every year. Thank you, Palmer House!

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

5
5.01.0
Not Summer
Shreveport,LA
Jan 15, 2013

Wonderful stay

This an absolutely beautiful hotel. Great staff! They were very professional and accomodatin. Great shopping around hotel. Look forward to staying with them again

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

The North Face store was a lifesaver considering. It was 17 degrees in Chicago. Our home was 75 when we left so they helped is out with cold weather attire

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Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Old fashioned
Business
Chicago
Jan 13, 2013

Classic

Beautiful landmark classic hotel, like stepping back in time. Loved the charm.

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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ron G
Rockford, IL, USA
Dec 31, 2012

War Horse weekend

The staff was great, location excellent, room pretty small but very nice and bed was very comfortable. I would stay there again for sure but maybe opt for a larger room.

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

Millenium Park was a great place to see!

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Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Wellwellwell
East lansing, mi
Nov 25, 2012

Great location

One block away from the art institute of chicago. You can find meals around the building. No free wifi, that's suck.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Depositions Visit
Business
New Orleans, LA
Nov 10, 2012

Convenient location for business meetings

The hotel was convenient to the offices at which I had meetings.

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

3
5.01.0
NYY Giants Fan
Belleville
Nov 5, 2012

1-2 Nov Stay

This was a very nice hotel. The room was a bit small and the bathroom did need some attention to detail. The wall paper was peeling and the shower head needed fixing. It would have been nice to have a couple of chairs and a table to just sit. For the price, I think the room could have been bigger. The location for our trip was perfect. We were able to walk to everyplace we wanted to go. We had a massage and that was great. The hot tub did not work and was a bit dated.

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

Lots of good food all close to the hotel. Train station is close too.

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Review of The Palmer House Hilton

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sam Kumar E
Minneapolis
Aug 12, 2012

Best Place to stay with Family

This is the best place to stay if you are visiting Chicago on a family vacation. As this is in downtown you will enjoy the night view of the city also at no cost.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pavimd
Chicago, IL
Aug 11, 2012

Great romantic stay

Great romantic stay. The executive floor has great amenities!

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
LueyC
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Jul 30, 2012

bait and switch

When we arrived at the hotel they tried to give us a room other than the one we reserved. The room was the size of a closet and the bed was only a full size vs. the king size that was promised in our reservation. They were very understaffed at the front desk, but they did finally manage to put us in a room with a king size bed. The bath was still extremely small and the elevators were incredibly slow. The historic lobby and breakfast dining area were the only redeeming qualities of this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to Millennium Park and the Chicago Art Institute. Also, Miller's Pub very near by was great for casual dining and drinks and is open until 4 a.m.

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