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“Touch of old world charm” 5 of 5 stars
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The Talbott Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   20 East Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611 (Gold Coast)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 178 Hotels in Chicago
Warrington, United Kingdom
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“Touch of old world charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Location good, plenty restaurants bar grills nearby as well as city sites. Rooms large, very comfy beds. Staff helpfull and willing to go that extra mile to sort out any problems issues. Decor dark wood paneling old style fittings paintings very nice.
Bar good and so were the barstaff.
Would stay again

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I choose this hotel from the ratings and price was moderate compared to other luxury hotels. It has a charming appearance, room was roomy even with two queen beds. Staff went out of their way to help with parking And directions to sight see. The breakfast coupon for 30 was Almost enough to cover cost of breakfast and it was very good. We did use the valet parking which was $50 overnight, but this was standard for Chicago. We took A cab to millennium park about $7, it was too far to walk. Only stayed one night but enjoyed stay and I would go back

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Dwayne made sure that everything was perfect! Even upgrading us to a suite! We didn't want to leave it was so perfect. Chocolates on our pillow and little treats every day! Perfection all the way around!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Macungie
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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

The hotel is in a good location and reasonably priced. The room was clean and tastefully decorated. The customer service was exceptional as the staff allowed us to keep our luggage and car at the hotel following check-out. We ate a delicious breakfast outdoors at the Little Market attached to the hotel. I would absolutely recommend The Talbott to anyone planning a stay in Chicago. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Had a great stay here the week of the 4th of July. My husband and I were upgraded to a one bedroom suite because we were celebrating our 10 year anniversary! It was a fabulous room! They even sent us some Vintage Port Wine Truffles with a really sweet card for our anniversary. The room was very spacious, nice view, and really clean. The bed was so comfortable and I wanted to take the pillows home! The Molton Brown bath products in the bathroom were an extra special treat; they smelled SO good! The service was exceptional, couldn't ask for a nicer, more friendlier staff. Everybody was so accommodating. I see some less than favorable reviews here, but for our experience, it was great. We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We were offered a free upgrade immediately upon checking in. Instead of our average queen, which we had requested, we were given a gorgeous suite! We didn't even ask for an upgrade...they just offered it. For free. The hotel is quite lovely and well situated in an upscale shopping area. Cabs are easy to find, but the doorman is only too happy to get one for you. Our room was super clean, beautiful and incredibly large. The bed was wonderfully comfortable. The curtains in the bedroom did an excellent job of blocking out the morning light, so we could sleep in. The living room could easily have accommodated a party for 20. The bathroom was perfectly clean (as was the entire hotel) and had a separate tub and shower. The free morning paper included a choice of several, including the New York Times! Whooohooo! From now on, this is our base in Chicago. Hands down. It was absolutely perfect and not only met our expectations but exceeded them!

Perhaps best of all was the hotel's restaurant, The Little Market Brasserie. It has outdoor seating in addition to a lovely dining room, and the menu was a delight. The deviled eggs appetizer were absolutely the best we ever had...to the point that the next day, before we caught our AMTRAK train home, we ordered 18 of the tasty little beauties to take on the train with us. We ate two meals at Little Market Brasserie...dinner and breakfast. Excellent food, lovely setting and the world's sweetest, most efficient waitress named Lisa. She exuded a quiet grace and sweetness that reminded us of Audrey Hepburn. We wanted to take her home with us!

Room Tip: We were offered a free upgrade without even asking...but I would certainly ask since they are so gra...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Aurora, Illinois
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I'm not saying that it is not deserving of its 4 star status... all of the staff were completely dependable and friendly, the room was a bit larger than your normal nice chain brands and uniquely decorated. I think in my mind, I probably just created a higher expectation than it could deliver on a busy July weekend for my 10 year wedding anniversary. Based on other reviews, I had slightly hoped that they might bump us into a larger room in honor of our occasion, but again perhaps they were completely booked already for that weekend. We did get some lovely boxed nuts with a card delivered to our room though... =0)
I don't believe we'll stay again...I probably should've just pony'ed up the $400.00 and stayed at Trump Tower or 4 Seasons to really hit the homerun with my wife for our anniversary. We both really love a good hotel pool and hot tub and it just wasn't the same to have to go around the corner and down the block to a health spa...
Oh and one more thing...what others have mentioned about the trucks doing deliveries is completely TRUE. Both my wife and I wished we had brought a fan or something for some white noise since you could hear trucks backing up and unloading, etc all night long! It echoed up the narrow area between our building and the wall right across from us (not a stellar view by any means..).

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 20 East Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Gold Coast , Near North Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 178 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):
Discover the many comforting rewards of a small European style hotel in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast. Steps away from Michigan Avenue. As staff well versed in the art of fine European hospitality, people who remember your name and tend swiftly to your special, as well as, everyday needs. A host of gracious amenities including nightly turn-down service, morning newspapers, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, and complimentary access to a world class health center. Mercadito Kitchen, a contemporary Mexican eatery is the latest concept developed by managing partners, the Sandoval brothers of the esteemed Mercadito Hospitality group. Located inside the Talbott Hotel in the heart of the vibrant Gold Coast neighborhood, Mercadito Kitchen is now bringing your favorite tacos, guacamoles, and margaritas from our flagship location to the Gold Coast. Mercadito Kitchen is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night. Mercadito Kitchen will also offer Gold Coast favorites such as live acoustic music during our weekend brunch (11:00am-3:00pm), an outdoor patio, and extended wine list. ... more   less 
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