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5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Talbott Hotel

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The Talbott Hotel
Ranked #5 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Stellar stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

Our 3-night stay at the Talbott confirmed all the previous TripAdvisor raves about this boutique hotel a block off Michigan Avenue in the shadow of the Hancock tower. Other hotels may have fancier, more updated rooms, but it is hard to imagine finding a friendlier, more attentive staff. Our booking included a $15/person voucher for breakfast which we took on the charming sidewalk seating (indoor seating is also available). Well worth it, though my lovely companion, a coffee officianado, groused a bit about the house brew. We also took advantage of the complimentary use of the Equinox gym a block away in the Bloomingdale building. Some excellent, reasonably priced restaurants can be found a few blocks north of the Talbott on Rush Street. And there is no extra charge for the WiFi in the rooms.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2011

Just got back from a 3 night stay at the Talbott. It was terrific. The location is superb, a bit outside the bigger touristy locations, but still within easy walking distance of restaurants, shopping and all the sites we wanted to visit. We originally booked for two people, but a friend decided to join us. The hotel swapped our original room for a double queen room - at no extra charge! The staff were friendly, helpful and ready to do anything to make the stay a good one. Those loaner umbrella's in the lobby came in handy to the afternoon showers that hit every day.
The room itself was quite large - with a good sized bathroom. The beds were good and the linens quite comfortable. The view wasn't great - we looked out at a wall - but we spent so little time in the room that it really didn't make much of a difference - and no complaints because we got that double queen room we really needed.
I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable stay. Yes the price is more than you'd pay for a "basic" hotel... but totally worth it from my point of view.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2011

The Talbott Hotel is the best hotel in downtown Chicago. I have stayed at and recommended this hotel to hundreds of people who have all enjoyed it as much as I have. The service is stellar, the staff is genuine and the location is just around the corner from everything. It is great for business or a quite weekend with your wife.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2011

My husband and I spent our wedding night at the Talbott (& the next night), and we thought it was great! It is such a cute hotel in the Gold Coast- my favorite part of the city. We were able to walk to some of the best Chicago restaurants. They even upgraded our room because it was our wedding night :) The room was very cozy & elegant. We want to come back each year that we are in town for our anniversary and stay at the Talbott!

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2011

Just came back from a 5 day visit to Chicago (GREAT city!). Shunned the chain hotels for something we hoped would be a bit more personal, and boy did we hit the jackpot! As soon as we stepped out of the taxi, the doorman guided us to the front desk while the bellhop took care of our bags. We were given a corner double king room. Marble bath, plush towels and robes, ice delivered for free, VERY comfortable bedding and sitting areas, and very quiet! There was a heavy thunderstorm one night. The only reason I knew it was I saw the lightning, never even heard the thunder! Breakfast at the in-hotel restaurant (BICE) was fabulous, and we were given $15 credits each day towards that. The concierge was very helpful, as were all the people who work there. Overall, we felt treated superbly, all for $215 a night. WILL DEFINITELY RETURN!!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

Wonderful small hotel just off Mich. Ave. Plus is day pass to the fitness club. Nice small bar.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

Thank god for this hotel. After a sudden change of plans, I had to book Talbott Hotel on the fly. I'm so glad I did. I received an amazing rate and warm reception. The room was spacious, well appointed, impeccably clean and comfortable. Great location as well. I'm a tough critic and can't say enough about this place. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Property: The Talbott Hotel
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 #5 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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