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The Talbott Hotel
Ranked #5 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Cannot ask for more”
Reviewed 20 January 2012

This was my second visit to the Talbott in the last 12 months. As with the last time the quality and service at this establishment were excellent.
We booked direct with the Hotel and secured a very attractive off peak rate for December.
With my wife and two children we had a room with two queen beds, staying for three nights. Even with the four of us we did not feel cramped although the bathroom was not particularly spacious. The beds were very comfortable with quality linens and with three chairs in the room we had enough options for seating.
The room had free internet that worked through the TV - another excellent service.
One of the things that we like about the Talbott is that you can open the windows, ever so slightly, but enough to let in some fresh air.
Staff were friendly - particularly Perry the doorman - and gave us excellent advice as far as places to go. The Concierge also provided us with some very good tips as far as nearby dining.
The location is excellent being just off the golden mile and close to many good restaurants.
We enjoyed our stay at the Talbott and have no hesitation in recommending it for other travellers.

Room Tip: Staying in December giives access to off-peak rates. Worth checking when booking.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

3 day weekend in Chicago, no car, and two couples, where to stay? The Talbott Hotel was the perfect choice! We arrived on Friday night, exhausted, and our rooms were across the hall from one another - how convenient. We started with drinks in the bar, which turned into an excellent dinner at Bice, the Italian restaurant connected to the hotel. (They also provide room service.) The martinis were superb, and the dinners were all delicious. Late night chocolates on the pillows, friendly, helpful staff, attentive concierge with great ideas of where to go and what to see. The location is very convenient. We took the CTA from O'Hare and Midway airports, arrived 2 blocks away at the Chicago Ave. Redline stop, and were able to go to Second City, Legends, the Art Institute, Field Museum, Millenium Park, the Zoo and Lincoln Park, and anywhere else on an easy to use 3 day pass. The bus stop was right across the street if the red line didn't go where we wanted. Great choice!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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East Coast
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

We flew into Chicago for a weekend getaway. The Talbott was lovely. Great location. Beautiful lobby. Friendly staff! Everyone from the doorman to the front desk staff was friendly and helpful. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2012

Trust the reviews. If you demand a big hotel with all of the amenities, go elsewhere. If you want a pleasant hotel in the heart of the action but still a bit off the beaten path, The Talbott is a great choice.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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St. Louis, MO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2012

Went to Chicago for a relaxing weekend after the holidays. We had often walked by Talbott in previous visits, and decided to stay here due to that and the Tripadvisor reviews.

First impressions: Very European in style, small reception area, cosy nooks with fireplaces, but most especially, extremely welcoming staff (shout out to Bellman Dewayne!).

We booked an Executive king room. It was nice and large, with comfortable king bed, nice linens, large bath the separate huge shower and soaking tub. It was very clean. I would say the carpet looked a little rough and should probably be replaced soon, but again it seemed clean. The rate was $225 per night, plus a $15 credit per person for breakfast at the adjoining restaurant, which doesn't really cover breakfast, but puts a nice dent in it.

Loved the fact they have rich bath sheets, not scrawny cheap bath towels. The room had two robes, but they were quite small and not soft, mine barely closed and I am not an overly big gal.

The state of the art TV is a hoot, with great internet options, including hooking up to your own Netflix account. The wi-fi was a little slow and spotty, but it was free, so not a problem.

Our room was right next to the elevator, and I was afraid it would be noisy, but it was nice and quiet, except for some street noises to be expected.

The only problem we encountered was the maid waking us up on our last morning when we were sleeping in. We had the privacy knob/latch turned on our door, but I don't know if it was broken or she just didn't see it. I would hazard a guess we were not the only guests who experienced this. I suggest going back to the old fashioned door hangars so this doesn't happen.

Overall it was a great stay. We appreciated feeling so welcomed each time we returned. The room was nice, and the price and location are ideal. We will be back, just please let us sleep in, we don't get to do that at home!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

I lived in Chicago for 5 years and recently went back for a visit with my husband. We had the BEST stay at the Talbot, and I'm so excited to make this my new go-to hotel for future visits to Chicago. The staff was really accommodating and warm, the hotel is updated and beautiful. The location is amazing. The rooms are spacious and clean, and the room service was super speedy. This is a boutique hotel with character and class...like a mini Ritz at a much better value. I would definitely recommend this hotel and can't wait to stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Danvers, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

My husband and I stayed in a one bedroom suite for two nights over the New Years Eve weekend. Our friends also stayed in a one bedroom suite on the same floor. We all really enjoyed the rooms-from the spaciousness of the livingroom to the nice size bedroom. The bathroom was very nice with separate vanities for him and her, a water closet, separate soaking tub and shower. The doormen and baggage valet were very friendly and helpful. It's always nice to talk to locals like them to see where to eat and play!

The bar was nice and we enjoyed a few drinks there. I told the bartender how to make a drink for me and he made it perfectly. Breakfast (which was included in our package) at Bice Ristorante was good, not great. The waffles were a little bland. I would have liked to had dinner or lunch there because reviews of the restuarant from several sources were mostly very good. Oh well, next time, because all of us plan to be repeat customers at this hotel!

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Property: The Talbott Hotel
Address: 20 East Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast , Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Talbott Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 149
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We're excited to welcome you to the new Talbott, re-opening May 2017. We're currently closed for a full renovation, but will accept reservations starting May 1. Imagine yourself in the heart of downtown Chicago’s effervescent Gold Coast and steps away from the iconic Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue. Envision a boutique hotel near the Chicago Loop that blends the charms of a gracious bygone era with opulent hotel accommodations, impeccable service, and unexpected delights. ... more   less 
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