The Palmer House Hilton

17 East Monroe Street, Box 75845, Chicago, Illinois, 60603, United States
(4.5 star hotel)
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by written on October 3, 2002

The Palmer House is the longest continuously operating hotel in North America. The first hotel was built on the same site in 1871 and destroyed 13 days later in the Chicago Fire. Two more Palmer Houses have been built on this site.

The guest list has included such distinguished figures as Rudyard Kipling, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Buffalo Bill and Mark Twain.

Unique Quality: The breathtaking lobby ceiling features 21 individual oil paintings of figures from Greek mythology. It was immortalized as a symbol of urban opulence in the classic musical "Showboat."

Up in the 1,640 guest rooms and 83 suites, the decor is more updated and subdued. All have the new Suite Dreams beds with luxury linens. The hotel's vintage charm remains, however, in the bathrooms' deep tubs.

Among the high-tech gadgets is Palmer House Golf, a full-swing virtual golf course. There is a fitness room, pool and the rooms have high-speed Internet access for a fee.

Directions: Around the block from Marshall Fields. Near the Art Institute and Grant Park. Close to the EL and buses.

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Address: 17 East Monroe Street, Box 75845, Chicago, Illinois, 60603, United States

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Amenities at The Palmer House Hilton

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Kids Activities
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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