The Palmer House Hilton

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 14 publications
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Top 8% in Chicago About the TripExpert Score

14 expert recommendations


Atlas Obscura

This historic hotel invented the chocolate brownie.  Full review →



The updated Palmer House features more comfortable and contemporary rooms, a new spa, the Lockwood Restaurant, while preserving what Chicagoans loved most about the historic hotel.



The epitome of a grande dame, this bustling and massive property in the center of the Loop has a lobby ceiling mural that wows and lots of gold, marble, and tapestry. Full review →


Frommer's 35

The Palmer House caters overwhelmingly to business travelers, but because it's so big, you can snag good deals here when there are no conventions in town. Full review →


Gayot 48

Although standard rooms tend to run small, they were rejuvenated with the Palmer House's history in mind, so that each is individually decorated with turn-of-the-century details and art. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Today the Palmer House lobby still has an ‘Oh my God’ opulence – Tiffany chandeliers, ceiling frescos – that makes a look-see imperative. Full review →


Michelin Guide

From spacious, attractive, and updated accommodations to fine dining at the lovely Lockwood restaurant, the Palmer House lives as comfortably within the 21st century as it did in the 19th.


Not For Tourists

A Chicago classic. Rooms are a little frayed. Full review →


Oyster 4.0

This 1,639-room historic hotel in the Loop has a storied past, and a breathtaking lobby with a painted ceiling and glittering chandeliers. Full review →


Rough Guide

One of the city’s most historic hotels, the Palmer House is in the centre of the Loop, and perfect for visits to Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago.


Star Service Tick 4

Situated at State Street, one block from Grant Park, this is the oldest hotel in Chicago, and it claims (as do a dozen others) to be the longest continuously running hotel in North America Full review →

Avoid rooms with direct views of the building's neighboring brick walls and ask for a high floor with lake view.

The Telegraph 8.0

The elegant lobby here draws a stream of visitors to view its fresco ceilings and gold Tiffany chandeliers. Full review →


Time Out

The opulent Beaux Arts lobby showcases museum-worthy frescoes and displays a mural by 19th-century artist Louis Pierre Rigal. Full review →


Zagat 3.8

“The grande dame of Chicago hotels” is renowned for the “spectacular” decorated ceiling in its Gilded Age lobby (“worth seeing even if you’re not a guest”) but “not the rooms” so much.

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The Palmer House Hilton

4 Star Hotel palmerhousehiltonhotelcom

17 East Monroe Street, Box 75845, Chicago, IL 60603

Contact (312) 726-7500
  • Family Friendly
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa
  • Conferences
  • Tennis Court
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar

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