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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
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 14 hours ago

Staff was friendly, room was excellent and bed was comfortable. Location is close to several good dining options including the capital grille about two blocks away. Also close to plenty of good shopping choices.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

I stayed at The James for two nights in mid-May in a king guestroom. Overall I was satisfied and happy with the stay. The room was quite attractive looking, spacious and well laid out, very clean and had a good range in the minibar. The bathroom was fine albeit nothing special (shower over bath with shower curtains always loses points for me). The lighting was also not very good in the room, so the room would be quite dimly lit even with every light on. The WIFI worked very well both in the room and common areas. The location is fantastic; it’s close to a train station, close to restaurants, close to good shopping on the Mag Mile, and also just a short walk to the river. The service at the hotel was mostly very strong. The person working when I checked in was quite indifferent and not very warm, but otherwise the staff were very helpful and friendly and a pleasure to deal with. The room was very reasonably priced for the area it’s in and the quality of the accommodation, so I would definitely recommend.

235PaulW - Melbourne, Australia

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

Rooms were great. Had a great gym. Very friendly staff. It's a great hotel. I can deal with noise from the outside, I get it. It's downtown. But the shades on the windows don't do a great job of blocking out all the light so I kept waking up every couple of hours. Other than that it was a great stay and would definitely stay there again.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool place, great ambiance, and stylish rooms with a ridiculously comfortable bed. When they found out we were in town for an anniversary trip, they left champagne and macarons in our room for us--what a nice surprise! Staff was friendly, helpful, and attentive. We loved being within walking distance from many delicious restaurants, and a short drive to museums and other attractions. Thanks for everything! We'll be back!

Leah G - Noblesville, Indiana

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I booked the James for our honeymoon and we couldn't have asked for better accommodations. When we mentioned our special occasion we were upgraded to the top floor for free and given a complimentary bottle of prosecco and chocolate covered strawberries. The room was always clean when we returned from our day-time outings, the breakfast in the hotel was good, even if it wasn't free. This hotel is 1 block from Michigan Ave and about 4 blocks from the closest red line station. The rooms weren't huge, but it never felt cramped or too small for the 2 of us for 3 nights. On top of all that, every time we had a question, the staff was always happy to help and offer recommendations. We would both recommend the James and will likely stay here on future visits to Chicago.


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