Chicago Hotels

The Palmer House Hilton

  • 17 E. Monroe St. Map It
  • Loop
Check Rates


  • Within walking distance of almost everything most visitors want to do


  • Some rooms are quite small
  • Steep parking fees and daily charges for fitness center
  • You can hear the El train from some rooms

Published 08/31/2015

Fodor's Review

The epitome of a grande dame, this massive property in the center of the Loop underwent a $215-million renovation in 2014, but the lobby—with its wow-worthy ceiling mural and lots of gold, marble, and tapestry—preserves the original splendor. Guest rooms, which aren't quite as glitzy, have a boutique-hotel feel. This is the longest continually operating hotel in the United States; it's also the place where brownies were invented in 1893, thanks to socialite Bertha Palmer. The Palmer House celebrates its history along with its more modern attributes, among them a 10,000-square-foot fitness center and spa.

Hotel Information


17 E. Monroe St., Chicago, Illinois, 60603, USA

Map It


312-726–7500; 800-445–8667

Hotel Details:

  • 1,588 rooms, 53 suites
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 08/31/2015

Book A Hotel


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all hotels in Chicago

Add Your Own Review

When did you stay?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?





No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.