The Palmer House Hilton

17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, 60603, IL

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Overview

The Palmer House is an upscale hotel located in the heart of downtown Chicago. Guests enjoy lavishly decorated European-style rooms and suites with dark wood accents and marble bathrooms. More than 1,600 renovated units offer standard amenities such as desks, bath products and comfortable bedding. Suites also present a separate sleeping room, a parlor area and a dining area. Connecting rooms are optional and video game consoles are available for a surcharge. Lockwood Restaurant & Bar is an onsite restaurant that specializes in American creations. The eatery offer children’s menus and kids usually eat for less than five dollars. Potter’s Lounge showcases light fare and drinks, also providing kids menus. An onsite health club features an indoor pool that families will love. Nearby, families should check out the Navy Pier, Chicago Children’s Museum and Millennium Park.

The hotel has recently launched a children’s program, called the Peacock Club after a child guest of the hotel nicknamed the hotel the Peacock Hotel due to its ornate peacock sculptures and artwork found throughout the hotel. The Peacock Club begins even before kids arrive, assigning a “kid’s program champion” to a family to make sure all of their favorite snacks, books and movies are available when they get to the hotel. VIP’s (Very Important Peacocks) get a special check-in area where kids receive a backpack containing a coloring book with crayons, travel journal, underwater camera and lobby magnet. VIPs also have a robe and slippers waiting in the room, along with a stuffed peacock and a variety of bath accessories, including a rubber duck and water-grow dinosaur, and shampoos and soaps just for kids.

Every Friday evening, “Splash Screenings” of movies at the pool are played for families. A Children’s tea service featuring pastries and sandwiches, as well as a trunk of dress up clothes, are available by appointment. Kids can also borrow a Red Flyer wagon, and enjoy a special children’s menu at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Lockwood.

Our Editor Loves

  • Indoor pool
  • Children's meal discounts
  • Lockwood Restaurant & Bar

Family Interests

  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Sailing

Family Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Cribs
  • Laundry

Reviews

Location! Location! Location! & beautiful place to stay

by Jennifer R

Really enjoyed my stay at the Palmer Hotel - stayed here for 3 nights. The front desk hotel staff were super friendly. They offer a check bag luggage service free of charge which was so helpful considering we got to the hotel at 7:30 a.m. and could not check in until 3:00 p.m.

The location of this hotel is the best part! Right in the heart of downtown Chicago, walking distance to all major L-trains, bus routes & bike stations! Also a short distance to major attractions & restaurants! Got a beautiful room on the 21st floor looking out into the streets, the room was very clean, housekeeping was great. The lobby is just stunning, historic and takes your breath away.

Did not dine at the hotel restaurant or have breakfast there either. LOVED that they had a Starbucks on the street level of the hotel, did not have to go far to get my morning coffee.

I booked this hotel through a Southwest vacation bundle & it was great. I would stay here again next time I visit.

Excellent location, fantastic room & great service

by 168heatherb

One travel agent suggested this hotel to us & we were definitely not disappointed. We have travelled to Chicago once before from Australia & stayed on the ‘north side’. The Palmer House is on the south side, near (walking distance) to the Chicago ‘Bean’ & arts area. Our room was 10122 (10th floor, room 122). Everything is historic & absolutely gorgeous...but with modern conveniences. This room was huge with 2 queens, but also the advantage of a large sitting area. I would have to say the bathroom was very small...but one at a time was ok! Amenities supplied were high quality. The checkin/out was great and the hotel was convenient to many stores eg Macy’s and eateries. If you arrive late, there is a convenience store right across the road for supplies if you need. There is a formal restaurant, but also a Potters restaurant (casual burgers etc) & an exquisite bar area in a huge auditorium...one can imagine it as a ballroom in days gone by! Starbucks are downstairs, but of course, step out the door & food & drinks immediately become cheaper & are readily available. We’d definitely stay here again. Highly recommended!

Family Activities

The hotel has recently launched a children's program, called the Peacock Club after a child guest of the hotel nicknamed the hotel the Peacock Hotel due to its ornate peacock sculptures and artwork found throughout the hotel. The Peacock Club begins even before kids arrive, assigning a "kid's program champion" to a family to make sure all of their favorite snacks, books and movies are available when they get to the hotel. VIP's (Very Important Peacocks) get a special check-in area where kids receive a backpack containing a coloring book with crayons, travel journal, underwater camera and lobby magnet. VIPs also have a robe and slippers waiting in the room, along with a stuffed peacock and a variety of bath accessories, including a rubber duck and water-grow dinosaur, and shampoos and soaps just for kids.

Every Friday evening, "Splash Screenings" of movies at the pool are played for families. A Children's tea service featuring pastries and sandwiches, as well as a trunk of dress up clothes, are available by appointment. Kids can also borrow a Red Flyer wagon, and enjoy a special children's menu at the hotel's signature restaurant, Lockwood.

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