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Palmer House A Hilton Hotel
Ranked #103 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Class, tradition, character, elegance, location. I love the Palmer House!! I feel like a big shot whenever I stay there. The lobby is grand and particularly awesome. The ceiling reminds me of the Sistine chapel.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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HiltonPalmerHouse, Manager at Palmer House A Hilton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing a review on the Palmer House. We appreciate you sharing a review and value your feedback. It is wonderful to hear you had a delightful experience at our hotel. We look forward to your next visit and wish you a safe travel to your next destination.

Thank you,
Dardan Mehmeti

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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Beautiful hotel with many great places nearby, such as the art musuem, restaurants, and Route 66 start/end. Rooms were very nice. Recommend the rooms in the newer section as they are more spacious. 18th floor+

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

This hotel has a great vintage feel but updated in nice and yet historically correct way. Helpful note - if you have Hilton Honor status there is a check in line far to the right that is often shorter and by far the fastest.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

This was my first trip to Chicago. Stayed here 2nights. Attended a business meeting in one of the conference rooms. Hotel is located in an older city building, but has been nicely updated. There appears to be multiple room layouts (as compared when talking with my coworkes). My room was not huge, but very comfotable. Bathroom was a little on the small size, but that was offset by the walk-in closet. Matress was very comfortable, and liked the feather pillows. I was amazed on how quite my room was - especially in the heart of the city. Room price was very reasonable ($160+25 tax). Bar/restaurant area was nice, but pricey. All workers were very pleasant/helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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HiltonPalmerHouse, Manager at Palmer House A Hilton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I’m confident that your conference went well and I also hope you enjoyed your stay with us. I look forward to your next visit. Again thank you—we appreciate you sharing a review.

Kind regards,
Dardan Mehmeti

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

This was my fifth stay at Palmer House but first time staying on Executive Level. The room was spacious with two baths and complimentary robes (nice touch!) There is a nice lounge area with a small office area with computer access, a concierge desk and a bar/snack area. Soft drinks and fruit are available at all times with cash bar service and free hors d'ouerves in the evening and a nice continental breakfast in the morning. There is a Starbucks downstairs for those of us needing our latte fix. The in house restaurants/bars are nice and of course the place is very beautiful, art noveau style--Classic Chicago.

Room Tip: Go Executive Level!!
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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HiltonPalmerHouse, Manager at Palmer House A Hilton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share a review on the Palmer House—we truly appreciate your feedback. I’m pleased you enjoyed the executive level, along with snacks that were provided. We hope you will have the opportunity to visit again, and relive the beauty of the hotel.

Thank you,
Dardan Mehmeti

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Great place, great location, nice bar, good rooms. Nothing to say negatively, although there are plenty of options to check out, but this hotel is never disappointing, to me. You can walk to many restaurants and bars from this location.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

On February 23, 2013, my son married his best friend in the Empire Room of the Palmer House. The entire wedding and accommodations were superb! Everything was perfect! The wedding itself was beautiful, the cocktail reception on the mezzanine was wonderfully done. The dinner in the Empire Room could not have been better. The food was great and service impeccable. Jane, the Palmer House wedding coordinator was absolutely amazing!! A beautiful evening in the classic old Chicago style. Thanks for everything you (Jane) and your staff did to make this the wedding of the century for our friends and family!

Room Tip: I had a suite and it was comfortable as well as beautiful.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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HiltonPalmerHouse, Manager at Palmer House A Hilton Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your review on the Palmer House Hilton. I’m so delighted to hear that your son’s wedding was a major success. We appreciate you sharing and we wish you and your family the best. We hope you will have the opportunity to visit again and relive the excitement.

Thank you,
Dardan Mehmeti

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Additional Information about Palmer House A Hilton Hotel

Address: 17 East Monroe Street, Box 75845, Chicago, IL 60603-5608
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#32 Green Hotel in Chicago
#48 Family Hotel in Chicago
#62 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#71 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#75 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range: $101 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Palmer House A Hilton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 1640
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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Hilton Hotel Palmer
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