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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 3756 Reviews
Great Visit
Reviewed 5 hours ago

Weekend trip with extended family. Great hotel, great location. The staff was very attentive and helped accomodate our large group. We have scheduled another visit in July.

The only very minor negative was only one working elevator with the other being down due to maintenance.

Cozy, great location, good value
Reviewed 9 hours ago

We loved the old decor at the Talbot. Sad to see all of the pretty old hotels stripping down to appear modern like the others. However, The Talbot is centrally located, clean, comfy and the staff are so kind. It is a smaller hotel and feels like a home away from home. The food is very good in the restaurant and room service. The lobby is cozy. A great value in the city.

Awesome experience!!
Reviewed 9 hours ago

I came to town, 3/11-3/13, to see the Blackhawks and Bulls play. I was debating on staying in River North or deeper into the gold coast. I had lived in Chicago almost 20 yrs prior, and of course the choice was easy... Where to stay??? I saw the Talbott pop up on suggestions to stay. I decided to give it a try. I was extremely happy with my stay. The friendliness of the staff, professionalism of house keeping, front door service by Dwayne, and how nice the room was and comfort of the bed. I will definitely stay here again next time in Chicago. A true hidden gem in a boutique hotel. Thank you to the staff!

Fantastic first visit to Chicago!
Reviewed 15 hours ago

Stayed at the Talbott for three nights from 14-17March and we were not disappointed. From our first entrance into the hotel until our exit on Sunday we were treated with friendliness and courtesy by all the staff. The hotel is situated in the heart of Chicago and we would definitely stay here again. We were in a queen room on the 15th floor and the room was fantastic - plenty of space and spotlessly clean. We had breakfast one morning and it was to a high standard and reasonably priced. We loved the idea of complimentary tea or coffee in the hotel lobby in the mornings as the hotel did not provide tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms.

One of the hotel elevators was out of use during our stay and this did mean that queues for the lift at times were quite long which was slightly annoying, however it’s didn’t ruin the enjoyment of our break away. Would definitely recommend this hotel for a Chicago break.

Would definitely stay again!
Reviewed 1 day ago

Excellent! Beautiful hotel in an ideal location. Rooms are lovely and the service is fantastic. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Food is a bit pricey, but delicious. I would definitely stay here again. Highly recommended!