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

Very Nice Business Hotel with a great Lobby

by Indianapolisalex

This hotel is in the Jewelry district. It has 2 good places to eat bar bites or Hilton breakfast. I was impressed with the location IF you don't mind a walk to the Magnificent Mile. The rooms are clear and the property is pretty cool. Didn't use the Gym but I believe they have one and a Pool. This is a no Frills historic hotel.

Look, but don’t stay

by ABD119

An “old charm” hotel, but charm has left the building. Instead came negligence and downright depressing ambience.

“Hip & historic king room” was below minimal size. There was no room to place an open suitcase. Historic was the coffee stain from 1986 on the lamp and hip was the peeling wallpaper. No coffee machine, no glass in the tiny bathroom, no little fridge.

Location on State St. is good but there are many beggars constantly harassing in all hotel entrances. The place feels like a railway station, with massive traffic of people. Some were really loud: twice I was woken after midnight by people shouting at the corridor.

The only ray of light is the amazing fitness facility: really huge and very well equipped.

Come to see the impressive lobby but stay somewhere else

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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