Palmer House®, A Hilton Hotel

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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

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Celebrating nearly 150 years, Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, as well as 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 property 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.
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Location Map

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

Historic image of Exterior of Palmer House®, A Hilton Hotel, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in Chicago, Illinois, Discover

Discover

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

Image of Dining Area at Palmer House®, A Hilton Hotel, Member of Historic Hotels of America, in Chicago, Illnois, Explore

Explore

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

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Experience

Experience Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile.

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Taste

Taste a classic Chicago-Style hot dog at Portillo’s, a Chicago mainstay since 1963.

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