A gem hidden within The Windy City’s Gold Coast, The Talbott Hotel remains fancy without forgoing sustainability. Proof? This family-owned retreat, built in 1927, was deemed one of Illinois’ first Green Seal Certificate hotels. After a painstaking nine months of work to meet the stringent environmental lodging standard required for such honors, The Talbott greatly reduced its carbon footprint to include such recycling practices as donating unused soap and other bathroom amenities to charity. And, for guests who need help deciding what is the right (translation: green) temperature for their newly renovated rooms, there’s a special eco-mode on each and every thermostat. Now, how cool is that?
20 East Delaware Place
312-944-4970, 800-TALBOTT (toll-free)