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The Palmer House Chicago - Where You Want to Be

A city within a city, the Palmer House encapsulates the very essence and energy of Chicago. Have your mind read at the Magic Parlour, sip on our specialty label bourbon or raise a glass of Palmer Pilsner at Lockwood Lobby Bar, recharge at The Spa at Palmer House, splash at the new pool or re-energize at the Fitness Center.

Walk to countless Chicago attractions outside the hotel. The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel is steps to the hustle & bustle of State Street including Macy’s, Nordstrom Rack, H&M, Block 37 Mall and the Chicago Theatre District. Walking distance to The Art Institute, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Joffrey Ballet, Cadillac Theatre, Jewelers Row, Millennium and Maggie Daley Parks, Cloud Gate (The Bean), the Chicago River Walk to see an evening display at Art on the Mart and more.

For more information about things to do when visiting the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel please see below:

Lobby Live Entertainment

Live Entertainment & Classic Cocktails at the Lockwood Lobby Bar.

Thursday through Sunday | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Celebrate Women in History - Chocolate Lover Brownie Package

Bite into history where the brownie was invented.

Sesquicentennial Celebration

Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel celebrates 151 years, continuing a legacy as the most iconic and famed hotel in North America.

150th Anniversary Experiences 

Learn more about our history


Earn + Redeem Hilton Honors Points as you Explore Chicago

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Dennis Watkins’ The Magic Parlour

Make it an unforgettable evening! Award-winning, third-generation magician, Dennis Watkins delivers an extraordinary performance of up-close magic and mind reading for an intimate audience of 50 guests per performance. Performing 5 shows weekly on Fridays and Saturdays at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel.

Call us Old Fashioned

Take a moment to enjoy the simple things.  Sip a really good cocktail, share small plates, gather with friends & colleagues in the famed lobby of the Palmer House and be a part of the 150th Anniversary Year Celebration.

Join us at Lockwood Lobby Bar for cocktails and bites and enjoy live entertainment on select evenings.

Open daily

4pm-9pm – dining menu available
4pm-11pm – libations menu available


Lockwood Express - Gourmet Grab & Go

The perfect place, located just off of the lobby, to pick up on-the-go favorites. Enjoy Lavazza coffee and cold brew, savory breakfast sandwiches, house made pastries and parfaits. In the afternoon enjoy freshly prepared artisan sandwiches, salads, and snacks along with a selection of local craft beer, wine and small batch cocktails.  For a sweet indulgence enjoy a Palmer House brownie, originally created in our pastry shop for the World’s Fair in 1893.


Indoor Pool

Make a splash at our new $1.8MM indoor, heated pool. Located in the Fitness Center on the 8th floor of the hotel, use of the pool is complimentary to registered hotel guests. Take a refreshing dip or relax poolside, either way let the stress of the day float away…


Fitness Center

Located on the 8th Floor, the Fitness Center features cardio and free weights allowing you to stay fit on the road. Enjoy a personalized workout regime in our 10,000 square foot facility on three interconnected levels.

The Spa at Palmer House

The Spa at Palmer House, located on the 5th floor, is where tradition meets modern health and beauty combining all aspects of spa, beauty, and wellness to create a full service menu with both classic and trending services.

If these walls could talk

Take a walk through time and learn more about the history of Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel