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The James Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Whether you need a place to dock your iPod or your weary body after a night on the town, The James Chicago provides you with a cozy sanctuary between the intimacy of a boutique and the indulgent comforts of a luxury hotel. This modern Midwest marvel combines a contemporary aesthetic with a classic commitment to hospitality. Streamlined guest rooms showcase a minimalist sensibility, the Spa by ASHA pampers in a discreet setting, and the revered David Burke's Primehouse provides a contemporary interpretation of the classic American steakhouse.

The James Chicago hotel enjoys a superb downtown location, just steps off Michigan Avenue, famed for its high-end shopping. Use it as your base for visiting Navy Pier, the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Art Institute, Wrigley Field or one of many blues clubs around town. You might also get up close and personal with the famous city skyline by walking the Loop, or hang out with locals at Oak Street Beach on nearby Lake Michigan.

Location of The James Chicago

The James Chicago
55 East Ontario
60611
Chicago, Illinois

Nearest Airport: ORD

Amenities for The James Chicago

  • General Information
  • 297 Guest Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Dining
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Spa on Property
  • Laundry Service
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Valet Parking
  • 24-Hour Concierge
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Bathrobes
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite Television
  • iPod Docks
  • Marble Bathrooms
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Bike Tours
  • City Tours
  • Business
  • 24-Hour Business Center
  • Conference Facilities
  • Nearby
  • Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Nightlife
  • Parks
  • Public Transportation
  • Interests
  • City
  • Culture & Arts
  • Holiday
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for The James Chicago

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 10 hours ago

Room clean. Tablet in room for info and streaming apps like Netflix. Only issue with room was bathtub drain was slow to drain. Prompt service did correct this. There was a room service fee which included wifi and a $10 bar/restaurant credit per day. Decent happy hour in bar with 1/2 off Tito's cocktails.

Al V


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 15 hours ago

Stayed here for the weekend and the hotel was great, nice big room, big bathroom, great location. Only downside is that I had to kill two cockroaches in the room during my stay. Perfect walking distance to a lot of things, but easy to get an Uber/lyft from the hotel. Perfect for shopping, sightseeing or just eating and drinking. Area felt safe and fine.

Sj4220 - Gold Coast, Australia


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

Booked off of a Hotwire HotRate deal. Daily resort fee was extra - not really sure what value this supposedly added. The gym wasn't exceptional, pretty standard. And my friend still had to pay $65/night for parking. Arrived about an hour before stated check in and room was not ready - female staff at desk (tall with long dark hair) didn't have an attitude but wasn't the warmest person I've ever encountered. Was told she would text/call when room was ready and I never received any notification. My friend also had a similar, somewhat awkward, interaction with her. Met with the Concierge, Tim, who was EXCEPTIONAL! Took time to listen to what I was looking for, and helped me fine tune my reservations and reserve some spots that I would not have been able to secure on my own. At each location, we were greeted with complimentary treats which was a great touch! Well done, Tim! Room was pretty standard. Appreciated the water carafe, although it wasn't refilled by housekeeping as stated. Towels were large and soft. Nice toiletries, too. King bed was very comfortable and room temp was acceptable. Did not partake in the food, but the bartender downstairs was very polite. Nothing blew me away where I would exclusively stay here, but overall it was a nice hotel, and a great location.

angelisee - Cincinnati


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Really enjoyed our stay at the James Chicago. Great staff throughout the hotel, Room was clean and couldn't fault the experience. We had a plumbing issue external to our room (Extremely loud noises from a pipe-riser dead space adjacent to our room) at 10pm on our 1st night after we had gone to bed. This was dealt with exteremely speedily and efficiently, i.e. we were given a new room immediately and helped move our stuff. Goes to prove it's not the problem that is an issue, it's how and how fast it's dealt with - well done! Overall would definitely recommend

DEastLothian - Edinburgh, United Kingdom


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

I had a great stay at The James. Friendly, efficient check-in by Ashley. Great lobby. Room was sleek and modern, very comfortable. Loved the huge, soft towels and Apelle's toiletries. A carafe of filtered water was refilled daily. Well-stocked mini bar and fridge in room. The bed was so comfy! There was a table in the room that was convenient to use as a desk and to have a sit down meal in the room. I loved that all amenities were ready to order (at no cost) via the in room tablet. Items I requested were delivered to me in minutes and with a smile. The Asha Spa is in the hotel. I got the best massage by Maricela. Amazing technique!! Great location just off Michigan Ave, so much is walkable from the hotel. I will be staying here again. Would definitely reccomend.

Jessica V - Green Bay, Wisconsin


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