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“Talbott Tops in Town”
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The Talbott Hotel
Ranked #6 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, Texas
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59 reviews
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“Talbott Tops in Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

What a comfortable hotel! Quiet, well appointed rooms. The bathroom had good lighting, plush and numerous towels (Frette) and thoughtful touchs such as adequate and convenient towel racks. Other amenities were in room safe, ample hangers, room fridge and coffee maker, and fragrant Moulton Brown toiletries.
Bedroom linens and pillows were cushy,bedroom was situated for maximum quiet and had room darkening curtains.
The staff was friendly and offered useful information. Restaurants, transportation, and attractions were within walking distance.
We ate at the hotel restaurant , El Mercadito. The seafood dishes were tasty, especially the smoked fish appetizer. The staff here was also very good.
Try this location when in Chicago!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

I was there Monday-Thursday for business. The staff is SO incredibly friendly! Dwayne out front made the while experience that much better. He remembered my name, greeted me every time I saw him. Was the greatest at giving advise on where to shop and eat and find the nearest pharmacy. Dwayne was the best part of our stay!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

We wanted to stay in Chicago to use up some gift certificates my husband and I had been holding on to for almost a year. Finding a reasonably priced hotel in the summer can be hard. But, traveling on a Sunday made it much easier. The Talbott hotel is very nice, and has its own style-something that would be hard to find in a chain hotel. The rooms are spacious enough (for Chicago) and the bathroom is nicely appointed. Loved the towels!
This is an old style hotel-concierge, call up to room service for ice-but it gave it a classic touch.
The Apple mini-macs are a great idea (you can tailor your viewing to your schedule, and sign into your own Netflix/Amazon Prime accounts), but they take some time figuring out, and our keyboard didn't work. From other reviews, I'm thinking this isn't an uncommon occurrence.
Give Talbott a try if you can splurge-or travel during the week.

Room Tip: If you really don't like noise-get a room on a higher-level floor. But, there is really no view...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ciudad De México, México
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

We went to Chicago for the first time ever and we really fall in love with the city thank's to the great staff they have! Their concierge Roana help us with great dinner suggestions and reservations (like @ The Metropolitan Club, the purple pig, MJ Steak House), book us a trip to the pier to watch the fireworks (it's a must go!) and even help us to rent a minivan which was not easy to get since it was a really busy weekend!

The hotel is right on the best part of town, wonderfully decorated, really cozy and clean! The beds are so great that you even don't want to get up... And their restaurant Mercadito is really delicious! You have to try their granola and their lobster sandwich!

Definitely would go back!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

We chose the Talbott based on reviews we read here, and we were certainly not disappointed. We had a fantastic experience from arrival through checkout.

The hotel is ideally located in a safe area near all the great shopping and restaurants that downtown Chicago has to offer. On our arrival, we were greeted by two friendly valets, assisted into the hotel, then were helped by two very pleasant front desk staff.

They upgraded our room to an incredible suite that had a full living room with couches and a huge desk, a large bathroom with a shower AND a separate tub plus two sinks, and a beautiful and large bedroom. The suite was perfect in every way - clean, comfortable, quiet, and spacious (850 square feet!).

The bellman, Dwayne, was the consummate professional. He was friendly to the highest degree, helpful, knowledgeable - even beyond what you'd expect at a 5 star hotel. No wonder he was the Illinois bellman of the year.

I highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed August 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

My wife and I stayed her for a long weekend. SERVICE is what sets this hotel apart. Everyone is so welcoming and helpful. Dwayne was wonderful with assistance and suggestions. The front desk staff was always there to assist. The hotel is an older hotel, but the rooms are still very nice. I loved the apple tv and mini mac in the rooms. You canNOT beat the location. So close to all the shopping! Great places to eat so close by. Easy to walk everywhere. Not sure if it was our room or the age of the hotel, but the air did not cool the room during the time we slept. I made sure we had the Eco option off and the A/C was set to lowest setting of 65. It still was a little stuffy in the room. I would stay here again.

Room Tip: We were in room 209 and you have NO view. Your view is of a wall and piping. It is quiet but does...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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39 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Very lovely boutique hotel within easy walking distance to the lake, shopping and fabulous restaurants. The room is beautifully appointed with traditional decor. Our room was incredibly quiet and impeccably clean. The bed was luxurious and comfortable. The sheets and towels are all Frette. I also loved that the room had a Keurig!

The only reason that I did not give our stay 5 stars is because of how the stay ended. We chose the valet option to park our car, which turned out to be a mistake. Based on previous bad experiences with hotel valets in large cities, we called the front desk 20 minutes in advance for our car. When we went to check out, the valet was not even aware that we had called for our car. After some bickering between the front desk staff and the valet, they finally called for the car. I asked the manager to waive the parking charges. She seemed to be under the impression that we were annoyed at the delay; we had to explain to her that we called in advance and the issue was the lack communication between the hotel staff. She agreed to waive the charges, and our car finally arrived an hour after we called. It was a shame to leave the hotel on a low note because until that point, our stay was perfect. That said, this is a lovely hotel and I would consider staying here again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 #6 of 187 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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