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The James Chicago

The James Chicago

5 Stars

55 East Ontario Street Chicago IL 60611


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Rating criteria
Rating
Cleanliness 5
Facilities 4
Service 3
Location 5
Pricing 4
Overall 5
Visitors on a business or leisure trip in Windy City find suitable base at the contemporary and centrally located accommodations of The James Hotel Chicago. Guests at this business hotel in downtown Chicago can explore Chicago Loop, visit Willis Tower or catch live performances at Chicago Theatre. Tourists can stroll around Millennium Park and chill out at Navy Pier while in this side of Illinois.

Location
The James Hotel is on East Ontario Street in Chicago centre, close to Magnificent Mile and Michigan Avenue. Vacationers watch live sports action at United Center and Wrigley Field or have a fun time at Lincoln Park Zoo, all within five miles from the property.

Rooms
Each of the elegant rooms, studios, lofts and apartments comes with 42-inch flat-screen TV, mini bar and marble bathroom. Some units feature living area, satellite TV, shower and bathtub.

Restaurant
At Chicago James Hotel, diners savour American steaks and specialties at David Burke's Primehouse and Burke's Bacon Bar on site. Patrons can also enjoy free time with refreshing drinks at in-house Primehouse Bar, Burke's Dining Room and JIMMY Chicago.

General
The James Hotel Chicago offers modern corporate and banquet facilities that can seat 220 people. The pet-friendly hotel (fees apply) features fitness centre and spa facilities. Valet and self parking (at cost), property-wide Wi-Fi access, car service and dry cleaning are also available.

Additional Information

  • NOTE: Valet parking fee is $60 USD per night. Self-parking costs $42.

Hotel Facilities

  • Baby Sitting Service
  • Cafe
  • Faxing Facilities
  • Parking Facilities (At Cost)
  • Room Service
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Concierge
  • Gym / Fitness Facilities
  • Reception
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Business Centre
  • Conference Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Spa / Wellness Centre

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Mini Bar
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Modem / Data Port Connection

The James Chicago Guest Reviews (11)


The James Chicago
4 out of 5

Location is premium. What I liked: nice size room, simple modern decor though I would say not inspired or inspiring. Nice bar downstairs. Other good stuff: 24 hour gym though small, free Internet via Wifi and free, refilled filtered water in the room: finally a hotel in a big US city that does not try to steal from you. So the James is a really good alternative to the business chain hotels. What I liked less: the front desk staff is clueless, knows about Chicago less than me (I visit the city 3 times a year) and lacks the class one would expect form the James. every day I had to reactivate my key and was wondering if it was worth making it to my floor or stopping first at the reception desk. If you get a good price, this is a safe bet.

FrenchGo wrote on January 11, 2013


The James Chicago
4 out of 5

The room was very nice and had a lot of great little touches.. Would stay here again...

Social Traveler wrote on January 22, 2012


The James Chicago
4 out of 5

I have stayed here a few times before and love it. Close to Mich ave and easy to get to. Staff is always exceptionally friendly. Rooms are good size, decent but hot fitness center.

Mwmama wrote on December 13, 2011


The James Chicago
5 out of 5

The rooms were surprisingly spacious, the staff was gracious and the amenities were great! Just one block off of Michigan Ave, you have a little more peace and quiet to sleep and can get catch the train, a cab or a walk quickly to where you need to go.

Seychelle wrote on November 26, 2011


The James Chicago
4 out of 5

I was mostly impressed with the James and would stay there again. With that said, the only aspects of the stay that made it less than perfect were the following: decor was VERY nice in the room, but the bathroom sink was cracked on one side and the bathroom door weighs approximately 800 lbs and is impossible to slide open and closed. The alarm clock is so bright you have to put it face down on the floor. These are really minor things and overall I enjoyed the hotel and the very helpful staff. Having complimentary water chilled and refilled at night was nice and the room fridge was helpful. The location of the hotel is perfect!

Erbz wrote on November 2, 2011


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Overall Guest Rating

Overall5 out of 5
Cleanliness5 out of 5
Facilities4 out of 5
Service3 out of 5
Location5 out of 5
Pricing4 out of 5

The James Chicago Guest Reviews

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4 out of 5

Location is premium. What I liked: nice size room, simple modern decor though I would say not inspired or inspiring. Nice bar downstairs. Other good stuff: 24 hour gym though small, free Internet via Wifi and free, refilled filtered water in the room: finally a hotel in a big US city that does not try to steal from you. So the James is a really good alternative to the business chain hotels. What I liked less: the front desk staff is clueless, knows about Chicago less than me (I visit the city 3 times a year) and lacks the class one would expect form the James. every day I had to reactivate my key and was wondering if it was worth making it to my floor or stopping first at the reception desk. If you get a good price, this is a safe bet.

Review by: FrenchGo
Date stayed January 11, 2013

4 out of 5

The room was very nice and had a lot of great little touches.. Would stay here again...

Review by: Social Traveler
Date stayed January 22, 2012

4 out of 5

I have stayed here a few times before and love it. Close to Mich ave and easy to get to. Staff is always exceptionally friendly. Rooms are good size, decent but hot fitness center.

Review by: Mwmama
Date stayed December 13, 2011

5 out of 5

The rooms were surprisingly spacious, the staff was gracious and the amenities were great! Just one block off of Michigan Ave, you have a little more peace and quiet to sleep and can get catch the train, a cab or a walk quickly to where you need to go.

Review by: Seychelle
Date stayed November 26, 2011

4 out of 5

I was mostly impressed with the James and would stay there again. With that said, the only aspects of the stay that made it less than perfect were the following: decor was VERY nice in the room, but the bathroom sink was cracked on one side and the bathroom door weighs approximately 800 lbs and is impossible to slide open and closed. The alarm clock is so bright you have to put it face down on the floor. These are really minor things and overall I enjoyed the hotel and the very helpful staff. Having complimentary water chilled and refilled at night was nice and the room fridge was helpful. The location of the hotel is perfect!

Review by: Erbz
Date stayed November 2, 2011

4 out of 5

This was our second time at the James Hotel and we enjoyed it even more than our first. I highly recommend.

Review by: Justin O.
Date stayed October 5, 2011

4 out of 5

only prob was rm not cleaned til 5 pm when we got back from shopping, otherwise nice room

Review by: garwood
Date stayed October 4, 2011

5 out of 5

The James differentiated itself as a boutique hotel on a couple of key factors. The staff was friendly and well equip to help, the shower products were quality and eco-conscious, the interior of the room was impeccable with modern class and hospitality. They even had an awesome piece of conceptual art in the lobby one of suit cases stuffed with the contents of a shabby motel giving it a high coolness factor. I also really loved one key detail, checkout was a 2pm so no bum-rushing the service desk to get out. It's also a great location for tourists, close to shopping and Metro. The bed was the best night sleep I've had in weeks, down comforter and fluffy bedding.

Review by: Linji - Twitter-atic & Digital 007
Date stayed August 2, 2011

5 out of 5

This is a great hotel-resonably priced. The staff is courteous, attentive to details and very professional. The room was perfect! It was clean, comfortable, nicely appointed and secure.

Review by: Grammar of two terrific granddaughters
Date stayed July 2, 2011

5 out of 5

We enjoyed the city as much as possible. Dinner, shopped around the different parts of Chicago, and attended the Green Music Fest.

Review by: meybs
Date stayed June 27, 2011

5 out of 5

The staff at the James hotel were exceptional, very friendly and I would have no hesitation in returning.

Review by: Tom Connolly
Date stayed October 6, 2009

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The James Chicago Exterior
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