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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 3895 Reviews
Not Globalist Quality
Reviewed 14 hours ago

Give it some time for the growing pains to be over if you are a Globalist and make sure you check your bill for erroneous charges.

Service in the restaurant is horrible and multiple charges made to bill that should not have been included with no notice and no update of folio after stay.

Talbott No Mas!
Reviewed 17 hours ago

Clean but very small room....( I suppose since I went thru Priceline I was given a big closet for a room)....The $15/day Urban Amenity Fee at checkout was little more that price gauging.....Paid $1,000 for 4 nights....Too many choices in Chicago to think about returning here....for that price point.

Beautiful and Tranquil
Reviewed 1 day ago

We have stayed twice at the Talbott and will be back a third time in October. The whole place just has a wonderful feel to it. The staff is top notch and the rooms are elegant. One wishes for a better option for parking but it is in heart of downtown so what do you expect? We got two free drink vouchers for the bar which was a nice touch. The location is great for walking all around the city.

Excellent Stay
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Talbott was excellent in both service and value. The tea selection in the morning was a nice touch, and the overall property was very clean and well maintained. Look forward to my next Chicago trip!

Great Place and the BEST STAFF
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place for a meeting or for Fun.
Had a business meeting all week and then stayed for fun.
Staff were professional and friendly and just amazing with the team and for myself personally.
The hotel was clean and lovely - great room.
The restaurant was REALLY GOOD