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The Talbott Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Our visit at the Talbott was fantastic. Free coffee in the morning and Jonathan Adler products in the bathroom are just a couple of the perks to highlight here. One thing that Talbott really excels in is giving all of their visitors the best possible experience. We had heaps of questions for the concierge who always took his/her time to explain. When we checked out, we unfortunately forgot a power chord that had been sitting in a USB outlet. We were running late so we had to leave it behind - to our great surprise, Dwayne caught up with us at Chicago/State with the power chord! Thats a three block sprint! We were amazed, speechless and super thankful for the gesture... thanks for saving the day, Dwayne.

Good location on a tree lined street with a residential atmosphere.Walking distance to Magnificent Mile. Newly remodeled rooms are very clean. Friendly staff. Easy check in with parking garage across the street.

We were treated like royalty from the moment we arrived at the property. The entire staff went out of their way to make our stay pleasant and fun. We would definitely return and highly recommend this hotel to others

Stayed here last year and the year prior. LOVED it. No idea why they thought they had to renovate, but they did, and it has completely lost its charm. Registration desk is not even within view when entering the hotel and the whole thing looks like a mini Hilton. Rooms are cold and lacking any sort of thought into design. Precisely what we were trying to escape when we stayed at the Talbott. Not sure we will return.....

The Talbott has been recently renovated which means great linens, huge towels, updated bathrooms etc etc. They managed to merge "old school" and "hip" in a way that makes many types of people comfortable. It feels fresh and sophisticated yet warm and welcoming. The staff is very friendly! They have coffee and tea in the lobby (which is more like a library ) in the morning and the bar glows at night with pretty bottles. The restaurant is very good as well - delicious fresh ingredients, updated options, swiftly and attentively served. The whole experience was excellent. Highly recommend.

Our first visit and couldn't be happier. The location and remodeled rooms were wonderful but the service was standout. From Rosemary in housekeeping to David in valet and everyone in between we were welcomed and offered service and help. Great job everyone. We'll be back!!

The Talbott was awesome. Wasn't expecting such good quality because we got such a great deal on the room. The staff, from the front desk staff to housekeeping staff we encountered, were all extremely friendly, asking about our stay, if there was anything we needed, etc. We arrived early and our room was ready. They even sent up a complimentary bottle of champagne for our anniversary. Room was small but spotless and had a mini-bar, which is an amenity that is harder and harder to come by. The hotel is in an excellent location--nice neighborhood and a short walk to the Red Line. Will definitely stay here again!

We enjoy staying here when we come back to Chicago. Friendly staff , clean rooms and helpful staff Great location. Enjoyed the coffee each morning in the lobby. Appreciated the allergy free room in the hotel.

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Talbott. Alicia at the front desk was very welcoming and made a very nice impression on us. Everyone we interacted with was positive, upbeat and helpful. The room was nice and we really appreciated the decor. I've seen several reviews that commented on the updates not being appreciated, don't let that deter you from staying here. This is a nice boutique hotel in a great part of Chicago. We fully intend to stay here in our future visits to Chicago.

The gist: both good and not as good. And please understand, we have a love for the Talbott, but after the renovation and the new management, I'm not sure it will be our go to hotel when we visit next year. For the price (~500 a night) it was a lukewarm experience overall. LET ME EXPLAIN: Every year or so we visit Chicago and when we found the Talbott it became our go-to hotel. [Before the renovation] we loved the one-bedroom suite, with its separate bedroom and 'living room,' as well as its large, luxurious bathroom with two sink areas, as well as both shower and bathtub. This year, I called the hotel desk before making the reservation (on the hotel website) and asked what room would be similar. I was told the junior suite. I looked at a picture and saw one large-ish room with a bed and a couch. Okay, not perfect, but we thought we'd try it, and I made that reservation. WE WERE GIVEN WRONG TYPE ROOM at first: When we were showed to a room, it was much smaller than the picture, it had no couch, only chairs. It had a smallish bathroom with NO bathtub. This seemed wrong. I called the desk and said that this did NOT look like the picture. I was told it was another kind of junior suite (which it was not I discovered--it was a KING room), but that they'd move us. And to their credit, they did, to a room which looked like the picture. It was much larger, another whole window area, and the bathroom was larger with both a shower and a bath. It's not a suite anymore, but it was a comfortable one-room hotel room. STILL, to have to demand the room you paid for is NOT a good thing--it puts the customer in an unnecessarily uncomfortable position. In addition: No turndown service: given the prices have gone up, it's odd to stay at a hotel for that much money and have no turndown service nor room service (to be fair, room service was starting the week after we left). We tried the hotel restaurant--and we enjoyed the food and wine (some things more than others), but mostly, we loved the positive energy of the young women who served us. But that's the Talbott's great strength: it's people. Or at least the regulars we have come to know. People like Gene (I think his last name is Murray). He's a wonderful concierge and every trip we have found him to be friendly, kind, and helpful (especially compared to the other concierge, a woman who was there--she was a bit sharp). Also, their bellmen are splendid. Don't know all their names--think the head is named Parry--but they are well trained, friendly, and wonderfully helpful. The front desk are also friendly folks and accommodating, but that first room was not a junior suite--that's a mistake that shouldn't happen. If we return to the Talbott, it will be for the good people they've kept on from the Talbott's earlier iteration. Your people are your greatest advertisement. But given our price point is flexible, we may decide to up the ante and stay where we have more amenities for the money (turndown service, one free bottle of water in the room, a club floor, etc.) We'll see if we'll return. As I said, the good people who have worked at the Talbott for a long time deserve all good praise. And if we return, it will be because of you.

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.


Dining

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.


Rooms

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, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2730 reviews