The Talbott Hotel in Chicago was rated as a 4 star hotel, but I'd give it 5 stars. From the minute we walked through the door (held open by the door man) and went to the Reception Desk we were treated like royalty. Our room was up-graded to a
Deluxe room without asking and were given free breakfast buffet vouchers for the length of our stay when I asked if their restaurant was open for breakfast. Our bed was turned down each night and chocolate candy placed on our pillows. The bedding was luxurious with a beautifully thick duvet and even the bathroom was spacious and offered Molton Brown products. We love to cruise and I would say this room was as lovely and well equipped as a suite on a Celebrity Cruise Ship . We will stay at this hotel again and have already recommended it to friends.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
This hotel is located right off of the Magnificent Mile. It is also located near the train and elevated lines.
The 4.6 rating on this hotel is spot on. Great location, staff, value, room comfort. Apple TV in the room was cool and easy to use as I'd never tried it before. Access to the Equinox (full gym) in the bottom of the Bloomingdales' building on
Michigan Ave a few blocks away beats almost every other hotel gym I've been to. However, bring warm ups to get there in the winter. I will definitely return.
This is a generally lovely hotel, and has an absolutely spectacular location - very convenient for shopping the Miracle Mile and visiting museums at the north end of downtown. Staff were generally friendly and accommodating, although occasionally
misinformed (we were told when we checked in that Sunday brunch was available until 3:30 pm and discovered at 1:00 pm that it had actually ended at 11:30 am - oops!). Parking was terrifyingly expensive, but not out of line with other downtown hotels.
I called and spoke with the manager, Alicia, before our family trip to Chicago. We were traveling with small children and had a few special needs. She ensured that we were treated to a nice room and the entire staff could not have been more polite
and warm. We will definitely be back. Thank you!