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What We Love

  • Within walking distance of nightlife and shopping
  • Sipping a blood orange Bellini at the hand-carved wooden bar
  • Dining alfresco at Little Market and taking in the view of the John Hancock Tower
  • The lobby, with its fireplace-equipped sitting rooms
  • Keurig coffee machines in the guestrooms and free WiFi and Mac Mini computer
  • The Goddess and Grocer, a gourmet shop across the street

What To Know

  • The hotel was built in 1927
  • The elevators are on the slow side
  • No gym, but access to the Equinox fitness club a block away
  • In-room massages are available
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Overview

The Review

As you pass through the revolving doors into the Talbott’s lobby — which is decked out in mahogany paneling, coffered ceilings, twin sitting rooms with fireplaces framed by hand-carved mantels, and plush brown leather sofas — you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into an English country manor house dropped into downtown Chicago.

The 149 spacious rooms, spread over 16 floors, offer more of the same, with caramel-colored wall-to-wall carpeting, crown molding and framed prints of hunting dogs and horses. While the decor is conservative, the technology is cutting-edge. All the rooms are equipped with WiFi, 42-inch LCD televisions with HD channels, and Mac Mini computers, so you can plug in and catch up on Netflix or listen to your favorite music. Frette linens, comfy robes, Molton Brown bath products and 24-hour room service from Little Market, a take on French brasserie fare, round out the experience.

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For nightlife and people watching, Rush Street is the place to go. Book a table at Gibson’s, which is known for its steak and its storied past — Frank Sinatra and Barbara Streisand used to perform here. When you’ve had enough, head back to the Talbott for a nightcap at the stunning hand-carved mahogany bar.

How to Get There

Talbott
20 East Delaware Place
Chicago, IL 60611 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 3669 Reviews
Great Hotel and Staff
Reviewed 12 hours ago

The hotel was great and the staff as well. Dwayne and Charles at the front door made the stay even better. Both gentlemen remembered details about our plans and remembered to ask us how it went when we returned to the hotel.

Great Boutique Hotel in the heart of the city
Reviewed 1 day ago

The Talbott is a great little boutique hotel. Excellent, friendly service and very clean. Breakfast at the restaurant was fantastic. The bellmen were very accommodating with rides, advice, and directions.

Tasteful Talbott
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just back from a night at the Chicago Boat Show and an evening at the Talbott.
The small hotel is just terrific. The remodeled rooms and public spaces are fresh and nicely done. The staff is attentive, warm and friendly. The bar is delightful and the drinks are a good pour.
My advice is to book here now!

A Fine Hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very worth the reasonable price. Charming decor and very clean. The staff were very helpful and friendly. I had a personal incident, and the attendant was very gracious and kind in assisting me; not something one experiences too often. I was thoroughly impressed. I had a delightful time.

Great hotel, great location, and great staff
Reviewed 6 days ago

My stay at the Talbott was over a period of 3 nights and it was great. They had a great price and the rooms were also pretty amazing. I had a really bad view, but it was one of the back rooms. They have a great little gym for this size hotel. Dumbells, treadmills, and a peloton spin bike. The staff was also really great, especially the doorman, Dwayne. Always greeted us with a smile and a well wish on our way out and a welcome on our way back.