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Palmer House a Hilton Hotel

6,832 reviews
+1 312-726-7500

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center

Glitz, Glamour, and Grandeur at the Palmer House Hilton

What Do the Rooms Include?

All 1,641 rooms are classically decorated with beautiful drapes and cozy furnishings, and they feature breathtaking views of Lake Michigan or Chicago's glittering skyline. Modern conveniences like WiFi, HDTV, and climate control, ensure a comfortable stay.

What Amenities/Features Does the Palmer House Hilton Offer?

Palmer House Hilton is full of amenities including a 10,000-foot spa, heated indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, and fully stocked fitness room. The on-site Lockwood Restaurant and Bar is a famous downtown dining destination that offers American favorites made from fresh, locally sourced produce and honey harvested from the rooftop aviary. For a delicious handcrafted cocktail, guests can head to either the opulent Lobby Bar or the more informal Potter's Bar.

What Are the Room Rates at the Palmer House Hilton?

Room rates are reasonable compared to other similar Chicago hotels, with rates starting at $259 for a guest room with two double beds, or $309 for a more spacious room.

What's There to Do Nearby?

A stay here places you just across the street from the much-loved Oak Street Beach, which provides the perfect spot to relax, soak up the sun, or enjoy a stroll. Shopaholics can get their fix at the boutique-filled streets of the Magnificent Mile, while the nearby Art Institute of Chicago and the Field Museum of Natural History are excellent ways to learn more about the rich local history.

What's the Bottom Line?

The 70 meeting rooms and dedicated business center make this a hotspot for business travelers; however, couples looking for a romantic stay will adore the luxurious decor and incredible amenities found in this 1925 beaux-arts style hotel.

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17 E Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
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User Highlights
"Location is phenomenal" "Superb location"
97% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Not enough parking facilities, according to 55%.
"Elegant old-world charm" "Hotel lobby is amazing"
89% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
90% said it was a stylish hotel.
"Gorgeous lobby level" "Hotel lobby is amazing"
78% thought the building was wonderful.
89% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
"Cleaning staff exceeded my expectations" "The friendliest staff members"
82% found the staff to be very friendly.
54% indicated the reception staff was not good.
"Best Eggs Benedict" "There is NO continental breakfast"
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 65%.
"Pristine decor" "Stained towels"
Only 55% said rooms were clean enough.
75% said the bathroom was dirty.
Value for money
"Was charged for mini bar" "Were charged for valet"
62% thought it was overpriced.
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 65%.
"Burned out light bulbs" "Bathtub was clogged"
69% said rooms were small.
80% complained about the bathroom.
"Tiny hotel room" "Walls were paper thin"
69% said rooms were small.
Beds were acceptable for 66%.
"There was no swimming pool" "Pool area was small"
Dirty pool, said 96%.
"You have to pay for wifi" "Paying for wifi"
88% said the wifi quality was bad.
62% thought it was overpriced.

Good to know...

Pleasant entrance area
Nice building
Bathroom could be optimized
Reception should be more attentive
Expert Reviews
Although standard rooms tend to run small, they were rejuvenated with the Palmer House's history in mind, so that each is individually decorated with turn-of-the-century details and art.
The Telegraph
The elegant lobby here draws a stream of visitors to view its fresco ceilings and gold Tiffany chandeliers. It’s easy to get lost – this one of America’s few remaining grand hotels and...
Michelin Guide
From spacious, attractive, and updated accommodations to fine dining at the lovely Lockwood restaurant, the Palmer House lives as comfortably within the 21st century as it did in the 19th.
Hotel Information
Airport Shuttle
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Spa or Sauna
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Microwave Fee: USD 40 per stay
  • Internet Fee: USD 15.00 (rates may vary)
  • Refrigerator Fee: USD 40 per stay
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 7 and USD 11 per person (approximately)
  • Parking Fee: USD 47.00 per night
  • Pet Fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay
Some smoking-allowed rooms
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible