The James Chicago

The James Chicago

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55 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611
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One of Chicago’s most celebrated boutique hotels, The James Chicago continues to garner buzz and accolades, thanks to its effortless blend of modern, residential comfort with state-of-the-art ... Read more
technology, environmentally-thoughtful and guest-centric service.

The 297-room luxury boutique, which received recognition on Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards, is centrally located on the corner of Rush and Ontario, steps from Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue shopping district, Millennium Park and renowned museums. Every room is an expression of chic, residential style, enveloping guests in a warm design that is at once luxurious and supremely comfortable. The James Chicago also features the award-winning David Burke’s Primehouse, The Gym with Jim Karas personal training, The Spa by Asha, 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, as well as seasonally rotating artwork.

Like its sister properties in New York and Miami, The James Chicago offers complimentary WiFi, complimentary triple-distilled in-room water and local area transportation options including bikes and car service.

The James Chicago is a non-smoking property. Overnight valet parking is available for $60 per day and self park is available for $42 per day.

Amenities

Spa Services
Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Childcare
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

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Singapore

The best kept secret of River North, JIMMY is a cocktail bar connected to and operated by the James Hotel, and upscale boutique hotel just off of Michigan Avenue. With incredibly chic retro design sure to make you feel like Don Draper and crew (except even more fabulous), this small cocktail has a drink list full of the standards with a sprinkling of original creations. I'm a big fan of their tequila based cocktails, and they use perfectly aged spirits in all their drinks (it really makes a different). On some nights there is a DJ set up playing relaxing deep house, and on others there's simply a screen projected a classic film. This is where to go when you really feel like living it up.

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Boston

I love the James Chicago because it redefines the boutique hotel experience. It’s upscale and has a beautifully styled restaurant with outstanding service. In Chicago it’s important to have the right location; I love walking and the James couldn’t be in a better spot.

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Local from Chicago

The James serves up modern luxury with all the amenities. Rooms are spacious (by downtown hotel standards), with city views and complimentary WiFi. The hotel is also home to David Burke's Primehouse, named the city's best steakhouse by Chicago Magazine. For smaller bites, head to the newly opened Burke's Bacon Bar, which serves up pork-centric sandwiches. For late night sips, head to the hotel's new cocktail bar, which is already attracting a trendy crowd.

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Minneapolis

The James Hotel is a perfectly modern hotel with impeccable service. The rooms were spotless, beds were the most comfortable I've slept on in a hotel in years with beautiful linens. The amenities in the rooms including the toiletries & towels were first class. I was also very impressed with the art everywhere you looked, so beautiful, and at such reasonable rates. A beautiful room with perfect service in an ideal location so close to the train stop; I couldn't have been more thrilled with the James Chicago.

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New York City

I stayed at the James Hotel in Chicago when I was in town for a wedding and had the best experience. Not only is the hotel in a prime Chicago location (you can't go wrong when you're right down the street from Uno's and Due's!), they also have amazing amenities (great workout room, etc.), and very nice and comfortable rooms. I will definitely be back to the James and would recommend it to anyone visiting Chicago.

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Local from Chicago

Super nice! Plus David Burks Steakhouse attached. Great atmosphere and upscale service!

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New York City

Really like the James. They are a pet friendly modern hotel right off Miracle Mile. Close to shopping, lots of restaurants and other sites you'd want to visit in Chicago. Rooms are modern and welcoming and I have nothing bad to say about the service.

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Montreal

The James Hotel is super well located, a few steps away from the Magnificent Mile and subway stations. I was lucky to be upgraded to a suite and I paid a super good price for my room. My room was well appointed and I loved the books on Chicago that you can find in the room. Close to fabulous shopping, good dinning options. The breakfast in the hotel's restaurant was good too. I will stay there again.

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Local from Chicago

It is a treat having David Burke’s Primehouse as The James Hotel’s restaurant. The staff are like friends, and the steaks are aged perfectly. It is so nice to go to a place where you feel like the staff is paying attention, and not faking a patronizing smile. The rooms are huge! My bed was so soft and comfortable! I was really sad to leave. The bathrooms are not as big, but they are new and really nice. They have everything you could want in the mini-fridge, including some things that consenting adults may need. Also, The James is directly across from Trader Joe’s in case of the rare chance what you need is not in the mini-fridge. It is easy to see why this is one of the best hotels in Chicago.

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The James was extremely busy when I checked in, but they cheerfully and efficiently got me to my extremely inviting and comfy room. It took about an hour and couple calls to get some forgotten toiletries delivered, but it was near Lollapalooza and the lobby, as I said, was just this side of madhouse. A bottle of wine and a couple cheeses from the Trader Joe's directly across the street and a loaf of fresh bakery bread from Eleaven (also across the street), kept me and friends sated in my comfy sprawlably large room until our reservation at David Burke's Prime. We watched Shark Week on the huge flat paneled TV until it was time to dig into some briny oysters, sweet lobster and crab in the classic "shellfish tower" that I hope never goes out of style. The ultra-aged steaks (64 days in one case) had a complexity that is difficult to describe. The restaurant, which had near flawless service, is almost reason enough to stay at the James. But the hotel stands on its own.

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London, UK

Excellent, comfortable room with beautiful interior. Friendly staff and a small bar in reception with a decent beer and whisky selection. A short walk to various bars, restaurants and high street shops, with a Trader Joe's supermarket across the street too.

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Lexington

Great rooms. Horrible coffee.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Tablet computer
Dining & Drinks
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
Fitness & Recreation
  • Concierge services
  • Spa services on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • In-room massage available
Transportation
  • Limo or Town Car service available
Parking
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Pets
  • Maximum number of pets per room 2
  • Pets allowed
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • One meeting room
  • Business center
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • ATM/banking
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
Bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Minibar
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • Pay movies
  • Plasma TV
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Slippers
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Free weekday newspaper
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 297
  • Number of floors - 17
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
The James Chicago

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