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

Historic Palmer House

by bigred1949

Classic hotel with nice surprisingly large rooms. Helpful staff, nice lobby bar, excellent buffet breakfast. Near Hamilton theater and millennium park and art institute. Helpful concierge. Good WiFi. Good service for a very large hotel

A great place to stay with a historic vibe.

by Travel4funnMichigan

We really enjoyed our stay at the Palmer House. The lobby is beautiful and service in the hotel is outstanding. It's location is close to the theatre to see Hamilton, a 5 minute walk tops. The restaurant was very good before the theater and the server asked us if we were going to ensure promptness of our meals. Afterwards drinks and dessert was available and very relaxing in the lobby, which has such a great vibe. Staying on the " executive level" 23rd floor was nice because of breakfast in the morning and snacks at dinnertime were included. The afternoon/evening bar was cash but the rest was included. Our room was facing the lake and was very roomy. Sure it could use a few touch ups but nothing terrible.

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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