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The Talbott Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Talbott was recently renovated, so all features and systems are modern. Our King room - 1407 - was quite large, but it had no closet, just a coat rack. Strange, since we know smaller rooms did have closets. Also, the renovation did not apparently include soundproof windows, as we heard every possible street noise. Beyond that, the hotel was clean, the service was excellent and the restaurant ("20 E") is surprisingly good. The lobby is chic and sleek, with helpful staff and free coffee and tea in the mornings. The location can't be beat - the Near North Side at the top of Michigan Ave. Within a block or two there are a lot of restaurants, excellent shopping, Red Line "L" subway station, Amorino gelato shop, Pizano's deep dish pizza place, Potlatch food market, and Pain Quotidien restaurant (good for breakfast).

This hotel is very nice and the location is great. The staff is wonderful and the food at the restaurant is health and very innovative. We would stay there again during a future trip to Chicago and would recommend it to friends.

We purchased the American Girl Dream package for my daughter's 8th birthday, and it was above and beyond. The staff greeted us by name and often wished my daughter a happy birthday. The room was clean and huge, and the restaurant was delicious. The location is amazing - just a short walk to the American Girl store and the Hancock Tower. We will stay here again soon!

We were very happy to return to the new refurbished Talbott Hotel. We do miss the one bedroom suites but overall our room was very comfortable especially the king size bed. The staff is over the top friendly and housekeeping was prompt in cleaning our room each day. If you prefer no street noise then request a room not facing E. Delaware. The location is close to many restaurants, shops, grocery.

new owners/management, joie de vivre, have ruined the delightful warm and deliciously comfortable old talbott hotel-our previous favorite in chicago. we checked out after just one night of our 4 night stay. staff was indifferent, hotel look so different that we were almost shocked by the lack of judgement of the ownership to commit such a heinous act of destroying the talbott hotel. never again will we stay there and urge you not to as well.

We had an outstanding overnight getaway at the Talbott. The front desk was helpful and accommodating despite it being a busy weekend. Our room (with a Delaware St. view) was large, clean, and quiet (except for the unavoidable city noises). The hotel bar serves delicious cocktails, and the morning coffee bar was unfussy and easy. I strongly recommend the Talbott for a couples' trip.

I've never stayed in a hotel that literally meet every expection until we checked into The Talbott. From check-in to check-out, the staff, the rooms, even the towels, were absolutely top notch. It's kinda one of those things where you want it to be a down low secret so it doesn't get out. But it's so good that you have to say something.

What can I say, I am absolutely giddy about my stay at the Talbott! From the reservations to check in and even room service- every detail was perfection. Their attention to detail and customer care was on point and we were always met with a smile. All of the interior design is decorated to the nines in an understated modern twist on the past. The guest rooms are simple, beautiful and feel like home. You can tell the operations and behind the scenes staff really but ambition into their product. The location is also spot on- smack dab right next to the Magnificent Mile and close to hundreds of shops and restaurants. I will be recommending the Talbott to all of my friends and family and cannot wait to return.

We have stayed at The Talbott Hotel for years and it was our favorite. We stayed there in mid June and were disappointed with the renovation-it appears they have added rooms, making each smaller. We had two rooms booked for 2 nights. The problem is that we picked up our car from the valet and the park assist went off on my husband's Yukon XL Denali. We were late for a college tour so he spoke with the attendant when we returned. We got back to Michigan and he got a quote from the dealer of $1,200. They will not even return his calls. Do they think we drive an expensive car and are looking for FREE repairs? NO! The person who parked it cracked the front end which made the park assist go off. I am beyond disappointed and will not return there. The Talbott was a charming boutique hotel and now it's nothing special with terrible service. If you stay here, expect a small room and to be treated poorly. If you park your car, expect them to damage it and ignore you. My car got damaged at the Westin Hotel on Michigan Ave and they took care of the repairs right away. I know where to stay now.

Myself and my Boyfriend stayed here recently for our 5th anniversary. I could not have asked for nor imagined more. From pre-stay emails between myself, Rebecca and Alex to every onsite encounter with staff, I could not praise them more. From the moment we arrived (before I ad departed my taxi in fact) we met Charles. He was wonderful and full of smiles. Our check in was very smooth with no hassle. Our room was ready on arrival which was a huge plus. Perry took our bags up and showed us the ins and outs of our room and gave us some wonderful advice on the city. He really and truly was a wonderful example of everything a hotel staff member should be. We met him on many occasions during our three night stay and he always went out of his way to help with anything we needed. Or even just to say hello. We spent every moment in the hotel feeling very special and genuinely welcome. Perry really is an incredible asset to the Talbott. The location of the hotel could not be beat. Close to all the main spots that we were looking for or a very short Lyft/taxi. We didn't try the restaurant but it looked lovely. Our room was located on the 12th floor - Very quite. Spacious. Huge TV. Everything you could ask for and nicely decorated with a very comfortable bed. The staff wished us a Happy Anniversary and delivered a bottle of Prosecco to our room to help celebrate. On checking out we encountered Alicia (I believe the front office manager) and as expected she was wonderful. Smiling and happy and really wonderful. I know I am gushing here but the staff really made everything so amazing. At the end of the day a hotel is a hotel but it is the little things and the staff that push everything past the line of excellence. Any chance we get to go back to Chicago and the Talbott will quickly be taken. P.S The Cow/Ladybird on the front of the hotel was a fantastic way of knowing that it was our hotel and a really brilliant touch.

20 E Delaware Pl Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to John Hancock Center and Chicago Water Tower
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Near North Side, The Talbott Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of John Hancock Center and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Chicago Water Tower. This 4-star hotel has 149 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Located in central Chicago, the hotel is also near Millennium Park and Art Institute of Chicago.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


The Talbott Hotel's 149 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport Frette Italian sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Free local calls, safes, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of The Talbott Hotel enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. Valet parking is available for USD 60 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a business center, a porter/bellhop, and wedding services.

Room options

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed (Deleware)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Studio, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2808 reviews