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The Talbott Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed with my family at the Talbott in August 2016, and gave it a solid 5 star review at that time. I knew that the hotel had been renovated since then, but assumed this would only make things better when we visited again in August 2017. I was wrong. I much prefer the decor and style of the old Talbott to the spare, modern look of the new one. This wouldn't bother me too much, however, if it weren't for the fact that some things just make no sense, and seem not to have been considered from a practical standpoint. Top on this list is that instead of a closet, our room had a metal bar clothing rack that stuck out from the wall right into the room. The rack was ugly, and when filled with clothes it was even uglier. Who wants to have their dresses, pants, coats - even the hotel bathrobes - hanging in the open in the middle of the room? This was also the only place to put things like bags and shoes, thus adding to the clutter. Plus, if you have a full room like we did (four people in two queen beds), the person sleeping on that side of the bed risks hitting the sharp edge of the rack every time she gets in and out of bed. Other things about the room were similarly impractical. Seating was available at two armless upholstered chairs next to a small round table, but the chairs were child-size with short, uncomfortable backs. There was a large metal ice bucket on this round table but ice was only available on request, and it was brought each time in another ice bucket, leaving us with two (one full and one empty) taking up most of the space on the little table. We were also disappointed with the hotel restaurant, where we were charged extra after complaining about a weak drink, and with housekeeping, which failed to replenish toiletries and repeatedly forgot to leave the number of towels we requested. These mistakes shouldn't happen in a hotel like the Talbott, which considers itself a first class property. As before, the bell staff was welcoming, friendly and professional - a welcome positive note in an otherwise disappointing visit. To the credit of the Talbott, we were given a voucher for a complimentary one night stay after we wrote and complained about the things mentioned above. We now need to decide if we want to use it.

I had an Awesome experience at this hotel. The rooms were nice and comfortable, the customer service was A1, the food was good, and the location is in a good spot. The welcome we received when we got to the hotel was one of a kind. Everything was great. I will be back to stay there again.

We stayed at the Talbott for our wedding weekend and it was wonderful! Jennie was amazing at coordinating a room block for our out of town guest. The service was AMAZING! Special thanks to Dwayne and Charles for the well wishes and going the extra mile! We hosted an intimate brunch at 20East and the staff went above and beyond (be sure to try the monkey bread!). Every single thing that we needed or could've asked for, the staff was happy to help without any worries! The location is great so our guest found prime tourist attractions within walking distance (Michigan Avenue, John Hancock, etc). HUGE THANK YOU to everyone for helping create the perfect weekend!!!! You will always be our first recommendation for out of town guest!!

Beautiful Hotel, Very friendly staff and The best food on the street. I highly suggest the Monkey bread with the homemade whip cream. Shout out to Dwayne for keeping an eye on us all weekend and making sure we got to the airport on time. A must to stay at or dinner!!

From the moment we stepped out of the uber, we were greeted by the nicest doorman. The front desk staff was informative and nice and throughout our stay we got the best service. The hotel is extremely clean. The gym was small but had everything you needed to make a great workout. The location of the hotel is perfect. I would go back tomorrow.

From arrival to departure, the professional front desk and bell captain service, the contemporary and comfortable furnishings and the excellent location near Rush Street and Michigan Avenue made my stay at the Talbott first rate. My 16th floor queen bed room had quality linens, large flat screen television and very recent updates to furniture, carpet and bath. With the exception of one of the two elevators being out of order during my one night stay, the overall experience was definitely worth a repeat visit when needing a hotel in Chicago.

Great location in Chicago, solid restaurant, and quite excellent bar drinks and espresso. Usually espressos made at hotels are pretty poor, but I had two quite good ones (and I'm a pacific northwest coffee snob :) Also, the cocktails at the bar were great.

Stayed 2 nights for a birthday weekend. The king room was spacious and clean. Front desk staff quite efficient and the bell staff went out of their way for us several times. Dwayne is an all-star!!! The location is perfect and close to shopping and restaurants.

Fix the elevators. Do not close the only bar/ restaurant in the hotel for private parties. Too much outside traffic noise and interior hall noise. Limited Cable channels. My daughter in law reported no children's programming on the TV for our young grandchild. The main floor ladies bathroom was not handicap accessible.

I have stayed at this hotel several times on business. The rooms are at times small, but well updated and generally no issues. the fax machine is always out but they have a sister hotel they'll ask you to walk to, to use. Starbucks is right across the street that is never busy. The restaurant it is attached to is okay but the breakfast really isn't worth it.

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 178 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. Start each morning off right with cooked-to-order breakfast served for a fee.


The Talbott Hotel's 178 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 65 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 2

Room, 1 King Bed (Delaware)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Studio, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2932 reviews