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The Palmer House Hilton

  • 17 E. Monroe St. Map It
  • Loop
  • Grande Dame
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  • 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

Updated 06/11/2013

Fodor's Review

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; the rooms aren't as glitzy, but the location's hard to beat. It's the longest continually operating hotel in the United States, and 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: a 10,000-square-foot

fitness center and spa.

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Hotel Information


17 E. Monroe St., Chicago, Illinois, 60603, United States

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312-726–7500; 800-445–8667

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 1,639 rooms, 40 suites
  • No meals

Updated 06/11/2013

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