The original Palmer House was built just before the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and perished in flames during the conflagration. Shortly afterward, Potter Palmer rebuilt his hotel more opulently than the first. Years later, during the mid-1920s, the Palmer House was once again rebuilt to what it is today. The hotel is right in the heart of the Chicago Loop and offers comfortable rooms at slightly high rates. This cradle of comfort is sure to make you feel at home with the staff catering to every need. Also featuring an in-house dining spot named Lockwood restaurant, you will not go hungry when staying at the Palmer House. Even if you are not staying here, the elegant hand-painted ceiling in the lobby is a must-see.