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The Palmer House Hilton

17 East Monroe Street, Box 75845, Chicago, IL 60603
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    (312) 726-7500

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  • The Palmer House Hilton
    Kait
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    5 Oct 10, 2013

    My friend and I were road tripping across America and our second to last night was in Chicago. We booked The Palmer House as we wanted a nice place because we were tired of staying in random hotels along the way. We also needed a place that was pet friendly and to our surprise this gorgeous hotel was! The puppy traveling with us even received a golden doggy tag to wear on his collar. Many hotel guests were surprised that The Palmer House was pet friendly too and even one guest approached us to say he "didn't know it was pet friendly" and he "couldn't wait to bring his golden retriever here" on his next trip to Chicago.

    Beyond just the fact that our doggy companion could stay with us, we throughly enjoyed this hotel. The hotel staff was very friendly and helped us pick out a restaurant for some deep dish pizza. The room was lovely and after a long day (8 hours) of driving from South Dakota we were thrilled to slip into our comfy queen beds. The decor in the room was delightful and the downstairs lobby and bar area were stunning! We would have loved to have a drink downstairs before 'hitting the hay' but we were exhausted as we had already been driving for 10 days so we opted out.

    On our next planned trip to Chicago we are definitely planning on staying at The Palmer House, having our long anticipated drinks and spend a little more time marveling the beauty of this hotel!

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    Maan @Travel Binge
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    5 Nov 27, 2013

    Spent a few days in this luxury hotel since we attended a major event held here. What else can I say but the rooms are spacious with enough luxury, pricey of course but we were given a slight discount as delegates. Right at the centre of the city with all the shops around. Very accessible and ideal place to stay.

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  • The Palmer House Hilton
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    5 Feb 27, 2013

    This is one of my favorite hotels I've ever stayed at. It's simply stunningly gorgeous. So much detail in all of the decor and what a cool history. The location is great too and makes it easy to explore the city. The concierge service was top notch and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I highly recommend this hotel.

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  • The Palmer House Hilton
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    4 Oct 14, 2013

    I've never stayed here, but stopping by to see the beautiful lobby is worth it. It's also the home of the first brownie. They have afternoon tea which I've been meaning to try. The hotel itself is pretty historical.

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  • The Palmer House Hilton
    Liz Behler
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    5 Feb 17, 2014

    Aside from housing the rich and famous during the 1893 World's Fair, the Palmer House also shares another piece of history with the exhibition. It was here that a pastry chef was charged with creating a new confection to wow fair-goers, resulting in the birth of the brownie. The hotel still serves their chocolate creation at their in-house Lockwood Restaurant.

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  • The Palmer House Hilton
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    4 Dec 28, 2013

    rooms are dated but that is what you expect with a hotel from the 1800's. Halls are cool to browse and see photos of stars playing the Empire in the 50's - 70's and what years they were there. Easy walk to parks, navy pier, mueseums, etc. Our room was very small but apparently they vary greatly.

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  • The Palmer House Hilton
    Deanna Stockweather
    4 May 30, 2013

    We like the location of this hotel if we are going to shows. In the heart of the Chicago Loop area, it is close to theaters, shops, restaurants and the "L" train.

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    5 May 13, 2013

    We really enjoyed this hotel. The lobby has a famous frescoed ceiling. It also has well decorated rooms and excellent style. The hotel bar is a great place to have a drink, it also has very delicious drinks and food. I would recommend staying here.

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  • The Palmer House Hilton
    Hannah Stella
    4 Sep 25, 2013

    The bell hop took more than 20 minutes to bring up our luggage. However the concierge was very helpful. All of the staff were very friendly.

    Our room was beautiful, definitely request a room with a view. Bathroom was a but small, but the luxury of the living area made up for it

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  • The Palmer House Hilton
    Jen Knoedl @GogobotChicago
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    5 Jan 03, 2014

    Gorgeous hotel! Did you know this is where the brownie was invented? Bertha Palmer asked the hotel chefs to create a sweet treat for the women's Pavilion at the world's Columbian exposition of 1893.

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Description:

Set in the heart of Chicago, this hotel is close to the Haskell Building and Millennium Park, as well as the Willis Tower. Additional attractions include the Art Institute of Chicago.

Features:
Dining options at The Palmer House Hilton include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool and a health club. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and audio visual equipment. High speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Chicago property has 110000 square feet of event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. For a surcharge, the property offers an airport shuttle at scheduled times. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff.

Guest Rooms:
There are 1, 639 guest rooms at The Palmer House Hilton. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses and premium bedding. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. In addition to in room safes, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. Televisions have premium cable channels, video game consoles, and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, electronic check out, electronic/magnetic keys, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request a turndown service, refrigerators, and microwaves. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.



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Reviews Summary

Very Good!5131 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
  • Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
  • Location
    94% liked the proximity to shopping.
  • Ambiance
    89% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Service
    88% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Hotel
    82% thought it was clean.
  • Food
    77% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
  • Hotel Building
    Conference area was excellent, according to 70%

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