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The Palmer House Hilton

#97 of 184 Hotels in Chicago
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17 East Monroe Street, Box 75845, Chicago, IL 60603
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O'Fallon, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed my stay at the Palmer House! The lobby is absolutely beautiful with old world charm. A bar sits in the middle with couches and chairs all around. Check in was a breeze but they did charge a $25 early checkin fee. My room was on the 20th floor (no view) but was quaint. I will say the bathroom was... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hats off to Earnest in the Executive Club. You are a true gem! Hotel lobby is busy but worth the view. Rooms were larger than expected. Executive club was definitely worth it. Family of five had a grey stay hear for a long weekend. Would surely again!

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is very old, and the lobby ceiling is gorgeous. Bed is comfortable, nice sheets. Bathroom is another story - extremely small. Difficult to close door when standing in it. Understandably this is an old hotel so it would be if they modernized the bathroom. Pipes are loud. I was woken up at 3 am because the person next... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I like staying in old hotels and this is an iconic one. You don't see too much love but the staff is nice when you need any help. Otherwise a cold hotel but in the main business district so everything is very accessible. Stayed her twice but if given a option I would stay somewhere nearby.

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Carbondale, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking distance from the train which I needed to access throughout the stay. A Brick Crossfit right around the corner which made working out convenient, even though they have their own family in the hotel.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful old hotel! Love the lobby for cocktails! Comfortable rooms, fantastic architectural elements! I just love this hotel. The rooms are large Enough for 5 adults (all girls) to spread-out and enjoy the big city! We missed Afternoon tea which was a disappointment , so we will return to the Palmer House in future! Can't wait to return to lovely... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Palmer House lobby is world class, always lively and beautiful. The hotel is a historic landmark and architecturally interesting. The location in the loop is close to Michigan ave., the Art Institute and Millenium Park. My wife and I have stayed there several times and will definitely go back.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Palmer House is a iconic hotel, that has been a landmark in Chicago for years. I used to go there for lunch with my Dad 60 years ago, at the Swiss Chalet Restaurant. That doesn't exist anymore, but the hotel does and has maintained its glamour. The rooms are nice, but don't expect a view. This is downtown Chicago... More 

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New Brunswick
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A full service Hilton with lots of old world charm. The lobby area has a big bar with lots of seating and music to make your evening cocktail before dinner very pleasant. It is extremely busy however so don't expect quiet but the lively atmosphere is great if it's what you are looking for. Rooms are nice and service at... More 

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LaFayette, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In town on business. Staff was very helpful. Room was clean and quiet. Breakfast buffet was very good with many choices. Concierge very helpful in helping to locate places around town and making travel arrangements.

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
North America’s most established hotel, the Palmer House Hilton first opened its doors in 1871 and has remained the place to "see and be seen" in downtown Chicago. We continue evolving to serve you with the latest conveniences and comforts in meetings, accommodations and dining - a hip and historic blend of modern nuances and Chicago cultural significance. Whether you’re holding a gala in the famed Empire Room or an intimate gathering in one of our hospitality suites, your event is sure to be a success. Here, you’ll be the host in the Chicago hotel that’s been the venue of choice for celebrities, politicians, and royalty for more than a century.When you come to the Palmer House Hilton, you don’t just stay here. You live here—even if it’s only for a night. That’s why all of our guest rooms and suites have just the right touches to make you feel right at home. You’ll sleep well on our Hilton Serenity Dream bed featuring a plush top mattress and crisp linens, lathering up with Peter Thomas Roth bath products, perceptual service and a full host of amenities to keeping you connected – from flat screen HD televisions, wired and wireless high-speed internet to alarm clocks with auxiliary ports, you’ll find everything you need to rest easy. Lockwood Restaurant, your Farm to Fork, AAA 4 Diamond destination open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as afternoon tea. The Lobby Bar at Lockwood is a favorite for locals and travelers alike for craft beers and craft cocktails with Palmer House private reserves and labels. Potter’s is the hip spot to enjoy a retro mix of perfectly poured libations and delectable light fare while reminiscing about the hotel’s history. The hotel is walking distance to the Blue Line and the Orange Line “L” stations for quick transport to O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport, respectively. The Palmer House Hilton is steps to all the action along State Street including Macy’s, Nordstrom Rack, American Apparel, H&M, Block 37 Mall and the Chicago Theatre. The hotel is also a short walk to The Art Institute, Joffrey Ballet, Cadillac Theatre, Jeweler’s Row, Millennium Park, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and Adler Planetarium. ... more   less 

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Address: 17 East Monroe Street, Box 75845, Chicago, IL 60603
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $172 - $540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Palmer House Hilton 4*
Number of rooms: 1640
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Also Known As:
The Palmer House Hilton Hotel Chicago
Hilton Hotel Chicago
Hilton Hotel Palmer
Palmer House Chicago
Chicago Palmer House Hilton
Palmer House Hilton Chicago
Palmer Hilton House
Hilton Chicago
Chicago Hilton
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#26 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#32 Green Hotel in Chicago
#55 Family Hotel in Chicago
#56 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#71 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#75 Business Hotel in Chicago
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