The Palmer House is located in downtown Chicago (i.e., the Loop) at 17 E. Monroe Street, between State and Wabash. The phone number is (312)726-7500. A link to make a hotel reservation for the MPA Hotel Block will be available in January. 

Trains To/From Airport

From O’Hare International Airport, take the Blue Line train to Monroe/Dearborn stop. Take Monroe east to the hotel, about three blocks. The Palmer House is on the south side of the street. One-way fare is $5.

From Midway Airport, take the Orange Line from Midway to downtown. Get off at the Adams/Wabash stop. The Palmer House is located on the west side of Wabash right next to the Adams/Wabash stop. One-way fare is $2.25.


If driving from 90/94: Take I-90/94 to Monroe Street exit, turn left on Monroe Street (east), approximately 8 blocks to the Palmer House. Hotel is on the right. If driving from 55: Take Stevenson Expressway (I-55) northeast to Kennedy Expressway (I-90) west. Exit Monroe Street, turn right (east), 8 blocks to the Palmer House. Hotel is on the right.

Parking is available at the Mid-Continental Plaza (55 E. Monroe, across Wabash from the Palmer House). Please contact the Palmer House for the daily rate. Two-way valet parking is also available at the Wabash entrance to the hotel. Rates include in/out privileges. Vans can be parked if their height is 6’7” or less. Larger vans can be parked in the surface lot at Van Buren and Wabash (2 blocks south). Additional lots are also available south of the Palmer House. Rates are subject to change.