A Chicago landmark for over 125 years, the Palmer House Hilton is the longest continuously operating hotel in North America. The highlight of the property is its turn of the century ceiling which contains 21 large paintings and murals, recently restored by Lido Lippi. The lobby level features classic fixtures reminiscent of France's Fontainebleau, Versailles and Compiegne. The property is located on State Street near Chicago tourist attractions such as the Shubert Theatre, Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Adler Planetarium, and the Museum of Natural History.

There is an indoor pool and a fitness club. Business travelers can take advantage of modern amenities and privacy offered on the Executive Level. The Lower Arcade houses the Hair Salon which offers a barber, hair styling, manicure, and shoe shining. The 25-story property has 1,641 guest room and 88 suites.

The lobby level features the Windsor's Lobby Bar and Cafe for cocktails. The third and fourth floors are home to remodeled meeting, exhibition and ballroom facilities. The Crystal Room, with mirror walls and opulent chandeliers, can be hired for special occasions, such as weddings. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate more than 870 guests at a sit-down banquet.


Guests can dine at three different restaurants. Trader Vic's serves South Pacific Fare and exotic drinks. French Quarter is an American-style cafe with a lavish buffet and New Orleans-inspired cuisine. The 1940s-style Big Downtown offers new world cuisine: steaks, chops, burgers, pizza, pasta dishes, soups, salads, and desserts.


The hotel has been a favorite spot for wedding n Chicago since it first opened. In fact, the property itself was a wedding gift from Potter Palmer to his bride, Bertha Honoré. Choose from seven elegant ballrooms which can accommodate from 80 to over 1,000 guests for a wedding, reception, rehersal dinner, brunch and other events. You will be assigned a wedding coordinator who will help you with all the details.

Ask about the wedding package which includes a 4-hour bar, champagne, dinner and a wedding cake. Accommodate your guests in stylish rooms, suites, executive level rooms and accessible accommodations.

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Rooms & Suites

  • Guest Rooms: Guest rooms feature a plush bed, desk, internet, 37-inch flat screen tv and luxurious bath amenities.
  • Suites: The suites offer more living space and additional amenities. Each suite has separate bedroom with king bed.
  • Executive Level Rooms: These rooms were recently renovated and offer guests amazing amenities as well as key-only access. Access your room via a private elevator, skip past the line by using the private check-in, consult the private concierge to get the best theater tickets and enjoy complimentary breakfast.
  • Accessible Rooms: The hotel offers fully-accessible rooms, many of which include wheelchair accessible showers.

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Plan This Trip:

The property is 18 miles and 35-60 minutes by car from O'Hare International Airport, 12 miles from Midway, and 2 miles from Maigs Field. Transportation options include a taxi, limousine, or subway.

Doubles start from $149 per night, depending on season and availability.

Location: 17 East Monroe Street , Chicago , Illinois , United States , 312-726-7500