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The Talbott Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I had the opportunity to stay at this property while traveling on business and was blown away by the service levels! I never had the chance to stay pre-renovation, but the new product was on par with some of the much more expensive options in Chicago and the location was centrally located to great restaurants, shopping, etc without being on the busy street. The door staff greeted me by name each time I came back to the hotel and the Director of Sales stopped in to say hello as I had breakfast. Glad I found a new home away from home in Chicago!

From the moment you walk up the sidewalk (as we did, took EL from airport and walked 3 blocks) you feel like you have arrived home. The doorman and Dwayne (not sure what to call his role) as well as the concierge and front desk are all charming, helpful and warm. We got tickets to see Hamilton from the concierge and we were so pleased. The weather was amazing and the Cubs won so we were happy all around. We loved the location, close to Lou Manattis, Pancake House and the lake. It could not have been a better stay. I love Chicago!

I only stayed for two nights but I was well taken care of. Every one was friendly and ready to help in any way they could. I left my glasses at the hotel and they sent them right away to my house. Very good customer service!!!!

I stayed with a friend for a few days...and upon arrival, I noticed the hotel is located in a great part of the downtown core close to the John Hancock building. The front door staff is so welcoming and friendly. Dan the Doorman is great! Didn't get to enjoy the hotel cuisine because my stay was short but overall, a great experience...in the city and the hotel.

Let me first say that the staff was extremely accommodating!! Very welcoming. And we were happy to see that many of the old staff returned. THAT much made us feel as if we were "back home" at the Talbott since we've been coming here for years! But that's where the warmth of the "old" TALBOTT came to a halt. While the new entry/lounge/bar area is a vast change from the "old world" Talbott of the past, it IS beautifully appointed. Up the elevator and into the room however is where the decor turned for the worse. Upon opening the door to our room, I felt as though I was walking into an IKEA showroom. The warmth of the old guest rooms is gone and instead there was a sea of white walls, sheer white drapes and an unrenovated bathroom. Very disappointing. Very obvious that the money spent on this new renovation was used downstairs in the lobby/lounge area, and NOT in the guest rooms. There was no desk or notepaper in the room as before, no large chair to sit in.... only a slim sofa. No coffee maker either. Towels in the bathroom were kept to a bare minimum, as was the toilet paper supply. Air conditioning seemed to shut down after midnight as both nights we were there, it was quite warm whenever we woke up. Not sure if we will try finding another hotel the next time or not. We enjoy the staff, the location, but wow did they ever disappoint with their guest rooms!!!

We stayed here for 6 nights and loved it. - fantastic location up near the Hancock building end of the magic mile. It's an easy 10-15 min walk down toward the Michigan ave bridge. 5-10 min walk to a red line stop at Chicago ave. We thought the location was great - good size room and comfy bed - helpful staff - cool setup for the bar/restaurant out on the sidewalk

Pleasant, comfortable stay. Fabulous location. Delicious coffee. My room was spacious though it had a bit of an odd layout with tons of open floor space but no closet (the clothes rack was an open design). Upgrades were really well done. Will definitely be back.

We stayed a week at 'The Talbott' in a comfortable Double Queen Room on the tenth floor. We enjoyed our stay, the always friendly staff, the excellent room keeping. We liked the modern minimalism of the interior design, just the light provided bu the ceiling lamp, was not appealing, as wasn't the lack of daylight, due to the room location. We tried the breakfast once as well and enjoyed it, as we did the complimentary good tasting coffee early in the morning. The hotel location is great, right in the neighborhood of 'Magnificent Mile', the John Hancock Tower and Museum for Contemporary Art.

The Talbott Hotel is our favorite place to stay in Chicago. We have stayed there about a dozen times. They did a great job on the renovations. It's more bright and modern. The rooms have a European feel. We love the staff and the exuberant welcome we always get as well as the attention and care they provide during our stay. It's an easy walk to Michigan Avenue shopping. Thumbs up!

We had to book a room at Talbots's because of early arrival of our reborn granddaughter. The price was exorbitant: $400 a night plus $65 parking plus taxes. I know, expensive area in Chicago, but rooms were scarce, and we didn't want a 2 star in area we weren't familiar. Staff was friendly, especially Dwayne. Room was just average and older. Bed was nice. No food at all in the morning. Worst part was getting our car in the morning. 37 minutes! We were told there was one in front of us but really long. Won't stay here again. We don't mind spending money for a nice hotel, but this was NOT a good value.

Room options

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed (Delaware)

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 2864 reviews