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Get an overview of this hotelHistoric grandeur in Chicago's theater, business district


Close to shopping

This 1925 Beaux Arts-style Chicago hotel is steps from Millennium Park, 2 blocks from Macy's and the Art Institute, and 1 mile from Lake Michigan, Magnificent Mile shopping, and Wrigley Tower.

Health club, spa

The Palmer House Hilton's 10,000-square-foot spa and health club includes an indoor pool. A business center offers wireless Internet access, copying, and faxing services.

High-speed Internet

All 1,641 guestrooms at the Palmer House Hilton feature antique-style decor, pillowtop mattresses, marble bathrooms, complimentary premium channels, and high-speed Internet access.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Located in Chicago's theater district, Palmer House Hilton's 110,000 square feet of conference space features a range of venues, including exhibit halls, salons, private dining rooms, and several ballrooms with crystal chandeliers and Beaux Arts decor. Event catering and audiovisual equipment are also available. A business center provides printing, faxing, copying, and wireless Internet access (surcharge) also available in the lobby area.

The fitness center offers Precor fitness equipment, group exercise classes, and an indoor pool.

Several clothing and gift boutiques are located on the hotel's lower level.

  • Indoor pool 
  • Health club 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Restaurant 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 1641 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Number of floors - 25 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Year Built 1925 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 110000 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Express check-in 
  • Sauna 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Concierge services 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 10219 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Hair salon 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  
  • Microwave (on request)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 15.00 USD )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 15.00 USD per night )


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Video-game console 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Climate control 
  • Free newspaper 

Where to Eat

Lockwood - Contemporary menu inspired by traditional French and Italian cuisine. Upscale setting. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Potter's - Lobby-level bar and lounge offering cocktails and appetizers.

Nearby Things to Do

The Palmer House Hilton's 10,000-square-foot health club (surcharge) features a fitness center with free weights and cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, personal trainers, an indoor pool and exercise classes.

This Hilton hotel is a mile from Lake Michigan, where guests can walk, jog, or bike along a 20-mile lakefront path. Oak Street Beach, 1.5 miles away, is popular for sunbathing and swimming in the summer. Within six miles of the hotel, the Sydney R. Marovitz golf course offers a challenging and scenic nine-hole course along Lake Michigan.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Spa Services

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

  • Number of treatment rooms 12 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 13 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Braille or raised signage 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


Pets allowed, Pet maximum weight in lb is 75

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Awards & Affiliations

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