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The Palmer House Hilton

4.0 of 5 17 East Monroe Street, Box 75845, Chicago, IL 60603
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It had been 8 years since I had stayed at The Palmer House, but I got a pretty good rate on a last minute stay. We were coming to the city to do touristy things, so it was a good choice with a central location and easy access to both red and blue lines of the L. The lobby remains... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So to start off, let me just say my husband and I stayed at this hotel when we got engaged back in 2007 and they were very nice to us by giving us a room upgrade for this trip. The room was amazing and had a great view. This time my husband had booked this hotel for a work training... More

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I haven't stayed in The Palmer House in many years and really love the beautiful, elegant lobby. The room was sumptuous and comfortable, though the bathroom was way too small. The room was very quiet and offered a great night's sleep. It is only blocks from the Art Institute, good restaurants and very close to other sites along the lakefront.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The rooms are well appointed, well styled, and very small. Travelling alone and with just one suitcase and tote, I didn't imagine space would be an issue. And then I opened the door. Also, I forgot one shoe in the room, which was not turned in by housekeeping. So long, left shoe. The linens and bathroom were well cared for.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel while visiting Chicago on business. Very nice hotel, but small rooms and beds. From reading other reviews a lot of hotels in the downtown loop area of Chicago is small. The room service was outstanding and so was the front desk clerk. I was able to check in at noon. Which is three hours before... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Palmer House tries for opulence and elegance, but the veneer doesn't make up for deficiencies. I prefer the Chicago Hilton. Bigger rooms, view of lake, even from the side, nice services, and far less confusing elevator system. In the Palmer house, you can't get to the spa from your room without changing elevators, and it isn't immediately clear how... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here to conduct a seminar and was given an absoutely sumptuous two-bedroom suite. Unfortunately, I was traveling alone and couldn't really enjoy all the space, so when I discovered that the training room window had a hole in it, I moved everyone into my suite for the duration of the day. I had a blast and so did... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love historical places, and The Palmer House is a jewel. We live in the suburbs, and came to see the Magic Show and spend the evening. I was expecting a tired, well worn hotel, but the rooms and lobby are beautiful after having been totally remodeled in 2005. The doorman who was hailing cabs, etc. was efficient but not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's really one of the more stunning hotel lobbies you'll ever see... a full floor above street level. Nothing like it would be built today, and that alone makes it stand in it's own class. Rooms are lovely (though my bathroom was miniscule) and comfortable, and the location (1 block from the Art Institute) is a huge perk. All that... More

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Springfield, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here for a business meeting and while the hotel is truly beautiful I found it lacking in the basics I seek in a hotel. The room was very small, as was the bathroom. In fact, the bathroom was so small you couldn't have the door open and get into the shower. I didn't eat at any of thr... More

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  • Very nice(72)
  • Art Institute(69)
  • Great location(55)
  • Executive floor(30)
  • Millennium park(27)
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Address: 17 East Monroe Street, Box 75845, Chicago, IL 60603
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > The Loop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Palmer House Hilton 4*
Number of rooms: 1640
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