Palmer House®, A Hilton Hotel

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Awards & Accolades

NRHP & HHW
2018 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence
2016 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence
2015 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence
2014 Historic Hotels of America Awards of Excellence

Distinctive & Notable

Presidential

Presidential

Art

Art

Tours

Tours

Movies

Movies

Memorabilia

Memorabilia

Celebrating well more than a century of history, Palmer House®, A Hilton Hotel, is both listed in the National Register of Historic Places and a Chicago landmark designated by the Chicago Landmarks Commission. The original structure, built by Potter Palmer as a wedding present for his bride, was 13 days old when it burned to the ground in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Palmer immediately rebuilt the hotel across the street sparing no expense, and reportedly tiled the floor of the hotel’s barber shop with silver dollars. The current Palmer House was built over a three-year period in successive stages and remains the longest continually operating hotel in North America.

Location Map

Discover the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Center, Grant Park, and Millennium Park within walking distance of the hotel.

Discover

Discover the Beaux-Arts-style façade of Palmer House®, A Hilton Hotel.

Explore

Explore the Field Museum, one of the largest natural history museums in the world.

Experience

Experience Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile.

Taste

Taste the Palmer Hotel Brownie, whose current recipe is the same as the very first brownie, created right in the Palmer House Kitchen in the late 19th century.

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