"Old-school elegance, right in the middle of things"
We stayed at the Palmer for a birthday weekend getaway to Chicago. It was a tremendous location to be touristy from - we walked everywhere (except when we were on a boat!) we wanted to see.
The hotel is obviously very old, but at the same time very comfortable and elegant. One of the elevators for our bank of floors was out, which is the only thing I can remotely complain about with respect to the facilities. The room was great, the location was great, the staff was great... highly recommended.