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Palmer House a Hilton Hotel

4-star4 stars
17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL, 60603, United States of America

4-star hotel with spa, near Art Institute of Chicago
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Very Good8,2
Great location
Beautiful beach
Tasty breakfast
More comfort would be nice
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Palmer House a Hilton Hotel

from ZAR 1,419
  • from ZAR 1,419
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Hip & Historic)
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking (Hip & Historic)
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking (Hip & Historic)
  • Executive Room, Non Smoking, Business Lounge Access
  • Executive Room, Non Smoking, Business Lounge Access
  • Room, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll-in Shower)
  • Room, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll-in Shower)
  • + 13 more

What’s around Palmer House a Hilton Hotel


  • In The Loop
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 0.2 mi / 0.4 km
  • Millennium Park - 0.2 mi / 0.4 km
  • Willis Tower - 0.6 mi / 1 km
  • Chicago Theatre - 0.7 mi / 1.1 km
  • Grant Park - 0.9 mi / 1.4 km
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 1.2 mi / 2 km
  • Water Tower Place - 1.3 mi / 2.1 km

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 34 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 42 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 4 min drive
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 5 min drive
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 5 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

About Palmer House a Hilton Hotel

The Palmer House a Hilton Hotel is located one-half block from Millennium Park, on State Street within the Chicago Loop business and theater districts. The Art Institute of Chicago is two blocks from the hotel. Within one mile are the Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, and Sears Tower.

Hotel Features.
Known as the longest-running hotel in North America, the hotel offers professional catering and event planning assistance for all flexible meeting spaces throughout the hotel, including several ballrooms and exhibit halls. The business center provides notary public services, office rental and print, photocopy and fax services, and WiFi (surcharge). The hotel also features a 10,000-square-foot health club with an indoor lap pool and cardiovascular equipment; fees apply. Personal trainers are available on-site. Balance Spa offers 12 treatment rooms and a hair salon.

The 1,641 guestrooms are elegantly furnished with dark wood and French Renaissance décor. Signature bedding features ornate European-style linens with pillowtop mattresses. Rooms include cable television, video game consoles, desks, and wireless Internet access (surcharge). In-room safes are provided. Bathrooms feature designer toiletries. Executive rooms include complimentary breakfasts and evening receptions, a private concierge and $50 gift certificates to Landau.

Hotel Expert's Tip. Two 24-carat gold angels greet guests as they walk into the grand lobby of The Palmer House a Hilton Hotel. The ceilings of this lobby feature candelabras designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, 14-carat gold leaf paint guilds, and Greek mythology frescoes restored by Lido Lippi, who helped recondition the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 1 641 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 25 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed *

  • Up to 75 lb


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Valet parking *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Health club
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 110000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 10219
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built 1872
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • Video-game console
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Balance Spa offers massages, facials, and beauty services. This full-service health spa includes 12 treatment rooms and a hair salon.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.

Palmer House a Hilton Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Hilton Palmer
  • Palmer House Hilton Hotel Chicago
  • Chicago Palmer House Hilton
  • Hilton Hotel Palmer
  • Palmer House Chicago
  • The Palmer House Hilton Hotel Chicago
  • The Palmer House Hilton
  • Hilton Palmer House
  • House Hilton
  • Palmer Hilton
  • Palmer Hilton House
  • Palmer House
  • Palmer House Hilton
  • Palmer House Hilton Chicago
  • Palmer House Hilton Hotel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests under 13 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 50.00

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 46.00 per night

Valet parking costs USD 82.00 per night with in/out privileges

Microwaves are available for USD 40 per stay

Refrigerators are available for USD 40 per stay

Rollaway beds are available for USD 40.0 per stay

Breakfast costs between USD 7 and USD 11 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per accommodation, per stay

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 12.95 per night (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for USD 12.95 per night (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8,2 From 3,466 reviews

Palmer House a Hilton Hotel
Beautiful hotel.
Loved our stay! The hotel is beautiful and rich with history. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was a bit dated, but very quiet, huge and, to our surprise, it had two separate bathrooms!
Frances, us5 night family trip
Palmer House a Hilton Hotel
Very Good8,0
Overall great stay
Location location location. In the heart of the loop and within walking distance to everything. The location was the best! The pillows were the worst! Pillows were paper thin so bring your own if want a good nights sleep. The only thing thinner than the pillows was the walls. We could hear the cell phone ring in the room next to us along with everything being said in the room. Other than that, the hotel was great. This will be our place to stay in all future trips. Next time, we’ll just bring pillows and ear plugs
Johnny, us3 night family trip
Palmer House a Hilton Hotel
Very Good8,0
Small bathroom, but otherwise a wonderful hotel.
David, us1 night romance trip
Palmer House a Hilton Hotel
Great place to visit
Love this very clean historic Hotel . breakfast buffer was well worth the money . if I had one complaint .. bar service was below average was around 12 noon maybe the older gentleman still wasn't awake to give awesome service like the breakfast waiter did .
Stan, us1 night romance trip
Palmer House a Hilton Hotel
Very Good8,0
Hotel is reasonably priced for such a great location! The only complaint I have is that there is no free wifi in the room (you have to be a Hilton Honors member), which was not advertised to me beforehand. However, there is free wifi available in the lobby and in the Starbucks on the ground/street level.
A Traveller, us2 night business trip

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