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​"The epitome of a grande dame" -- Fodor's

The Palmer House Hilton

The Loop, Chicago
  • One of the most famous and historic hotels in Chicago, one block from Millennium Park 
  • The stunning Gilded Age lobby features a beautiful ceiling-wide mosaic
  • A $215 million renovation in 2014 brought the hotel into the modern age
  • Famous past guests include Mark Twain and Charles Dickens 
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Location

17 E Monroe St
Chicago, IL, 60603
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If you want historic grandeur, you want the Palmer House Hilton on Chicago's storied State Street. One of the longest continuously operating hotels in North America, the original Palmer House dates to before the Chicago Fire. While the hotel has been rebuilt multiple times, a recent $215 million renovation in 2014 brought the hotel into the modern age. 

As the property is older than most, many of the hotel's 1600+ rooms tend to be on the small side, but are appointed with Hilton Serenity Dreams mattresses and flat-panel TVs. Suites are available for more space, and executive-level rooms include a complimentary breakfast, hors d'oeuvres in the afternoon and a private bar. 

The Lockwood restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and an afternoon tea, while Potter's Bar features a happy hour menu with beer, wine and cocktails. Even if you don't have much of a sweet tooth, you should probably order the brownie -- the Palmer House was where it was invented. 

There's an indoor pool, a three-level fitness center and Balance Spa providing massage, facial and nail treatments. Double down on your historical Chicago trip with a shopping day at the Marshall Field's building (it's actually a Macy's now, but we don't talk about that part much) or see a show at the famous Chicago Theater. The Art Institute, Grant and Millennium Parks and the Mag Mile are all also within walking distance as well. 

From the Press: 
  • "Comfortable and elegant ... service is top-notch" -- Zagat
  • "The lobby still has an 'Oh my God' opulence that makes a look-see imperative" -- LonelyPlanet

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Video games on request

Internet

  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Pets

  • Pets allowed

Cancellation

  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
    • Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

    Fees

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Breakfast fee: between USD 7 and USD 11 per person (approximately)
    • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 15.00 (rates may vary)
    • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 15.00 per night (rates may vary)
    • Self parking fee: USD 42 per night
    • Valet parking fee: USD 75.00 per night (in/out privileges)
    • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay
    • Refrigerator fee: USD 40 per stay
    • In-room microwave fee: USD 40 per stay

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Renovations and Closures
    The following facilities will be closed from 04 April 2016 to 15 August 2016 (dates subject to change):

    • Swimming pool
    • Spa tub


Getting there

Located in the heart of the Loop, the Palmer House Hilton is easily accessible to both airports via the city's Blue Line (to O'Hare) and Orange Line (Midway). As this is Chicago, parking is pricey -- self-parking is $51 per night and valet is $75, though other surrounding parking options do exist. 

Address

  • 17 E Monroe St
  • Chicago, IL, 60603
  • United States

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

Questions? Check out our FAQs or give us a call.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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