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The Palmer House Hilton

#94 of 182 Hotels in Chicago
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17 East Monroe Street, Box 75845, Chicago, IL 60603
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is stunning, beautifully renovated! Great location near the Art Institute and other downtown Chicago attractions. Service in hotel, bar, and restaurant were great, concierge very helpful. Can't wait to return.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You cannot but love the great hallway and bar area. Stunning. Service is good and cordial. Location is quite convenient for downtown Chicago. WiFi is strong and fast, good for business travelers. Room has decent size, but the bathroom is truly small (the price you pay for a classic style place).

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whenever we find ourselves staying in downtown Chicago (which even as locals, we often do), there is only one option and that's the Palmer House Hilton. We love everything about this hotel and have stayed here many times, and each time we find a new reason to love it. Our only regret is not reviewing it sooner since it has... More 

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Carmel, California
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270 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a classic... two story main lobby with a nice lobby bar and plenty of seating/conversational areas. Well located in the heart of the city. Rooms are comfortable, and recently updated. Not large rooms, but just fine. Meeting areas are plentiful, and service for lunch/coffee well done. WiFi is very good.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the best hotels we've stayed in downtown Chicago. It's right in the middle of everything. We stayed during the Taste of Chicago and it was in walking distance of Grant Park. The rooms were really nice and the service we received was great. The only downside is the valet parking charge but that's the same everywhere in Chicago... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful old charm hotel, excellent location in Chicago. The staff is another story..make you feel like you are just a room number, some of them are actually very rude.Would not recommend this hotel.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love....love.....love this property. I am definitely impressed with corporate travel putting me here. Great food and soft beds. The only thing is that you may want to make sure that on cold days that the air conditioning is off lol....A little too cold when it's -8 outside and the room is 40°.....But overall great place!!!!

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is a remodeled historic hotel from the 1920's and very large. The lobby is impressive and check in, concierge were very good. The restaurant bar was a bit weak on service attentiveness but they try hard. I only had an appetizer so can't comment on food quality. Room cleanliness was above average and the room was fairly comfortable.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a great hotel. Paid $120 for the night. Had a concert to go to at the Chicago Theater and it was about a 5 minute walk. Highly recommend just sitting in the lobby and hanging out and grab a drink or 3

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This art nouveau gem hearkens back to a more elegant and refined time--when America defined its own culture. The lobby is one of the most impressive in the US (check it out decorated for Christmas) and its Empire Room has been host to every great American entertainer of the 20th century. The rooms are pretty standard Hilton but they do... More 

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