The Talbott in Chicago’s swanky Gold Coast neighbourhood is a boutique style hotel with a clubby feel, a renowned restaurant with a lovely seasonal patio and rooms which are functional and very comfortable. It can also be a price winner so is a good place to put oil your Chicago list.
The Talbott is part of the Joie de Vivre chain which is now part of Hyatt so its a good option for World of Hyatt members.
The hotel features 178 rooms and suites. Ours was an upgrade Junior Suite which was large and cozy.
With a circular table and two comfortable chairs, along with a small desk and chair, the Junior Suite offers lots of places to relax or work. There was also lots of natural light from three floor to ceiling windows.
The bathroom also felt very European however only featured a walk-in shower no bathtub.
The Talbott started life in 1927 as an upscale 16 storey apartment building. Of real note was the East 20 Jazz Club located in one of the building’s storefronts. It became legendary in Chicago and today the 20 East restaurant sits in the same location, adding a great patio.
Times change and by 1965 the property was sold and converted into a boutique hotel and The Talbott name was born. In 2015 it was time for another change and the building was sold and re-developed. It re-opened in 2017 after a $20 million renovation by Chicago designer Kara Mann. The Talbott’s new look seamlessly merged its vintage patina with modern detailing.
The Talbott’s staff were very helpful and our stay quite enjoyable. With a great location and good rates, The Talbott is a great choice in Chicago.