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A historic home in the heart of downtown Chicago

An icon of downtown Chicago for over 150 years, the Palmer House sits at the heart of the Theater District. We're two blocks from the Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. State Street shops are just outside our door. Sip a cocktail in our famed lobby and bite into a brownie at the hotel where it was invented. Enjoy our fitness center, spa, and renovated pool.

Rooms & Suites

From elegant guest rooms to spacious suites, each of our 1,641 rooms at Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel provide a glimpse into our extraordinary legacy. You’ll find all the comforts and conveniences you need for a memorable stay in Downtown Chicago.

Business Class King Guestroom with Bed and Lounge Area

The Palmer House Story

A destination of choice for world leaders, dignitaries, and celebrities for over 150 years, Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel is the longest continuously operating hotel in North America. Gifted by Potter Palmer to his new wife on their wedding day, the story of Palmer House is one of romance and undeniable charm.

Crest Hill Room
Lockwood Restaurant with tables and chairs

Dining & Drinks

From live entertainment to expertly crafted cocktails and tasty food, Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel has it all. Gather with friends under the awe-inspiring frescos in Lockwood Restaurant and Bar or sample the mouthwatering burgers and shakes in Potter’s Burger Bar.


Soak up the unique energy of Chicago and discover a range of things to do during your stay at Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel. With many of Chicago’s attractions right on our doorstep, you’ll be spoiled for choice when deciding on your itinerary.


Located on the fifth floor, our spa provides the ultimate retreat. Let stress melt away with exclusive treatments and beauty salon services.


Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel will transform your event – large or small – into one that’s not only talked about but remembered.

Meetings & Events


Honoré Ballroom Wedding


Grand Ballroom

Social Events

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