US$179 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 27 Aug 2015 Check-out 28 Aug 2015

The James Chicago

5 stars
View map of 55 East Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
2 reviews
The staff at the James hotel were

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

  • Tom
  • 6 Oct 2009
Great hotel, minimalist stylish decor

Location is premium. What I liked: nice size room, simple modern decor though I would say not... See full review

  • FrenchGo
  • 10 Jan 2013
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.
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.
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.

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

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.
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.

The James Chicago Rooms

Apartment King Suite
650sf-Apartment King Suite-Living Room-Dining Area-Free WiFi-Intelligent Nutrients amenities.
Studio Queen Suite
450sf-Studio Queen Suite-2 HD SMART TVs- Complimentary WiFi-Stereo with iPod Dock
Deluxe Double Guestroom Cityscap
400sf-Deluxe Double Guestroom-Dining Niche-Wetbar-Intelligent Nutrients amenities.
Double Guestroom
385sf-2 Double Beds-Dining Niche -Intelligent Nutrients amenities.
Loft King Suite - Accessible
Loft King Suite-Living Room-Dining Niche-Media Room with Lounge area-WetBar and Comp WiFi
King Guestroom
385sf-King Guestroom-Complimentary WiFi-Dining Niche-Intelligent Nutrients amenities.
Deluxe King Guestroom
400sf-Deluxe King Guestroom-Dining Niche-Wetbar-Intelligent Nutrients amenities.
Loft King Suite
Loft King Suite-Living Room-Dining Niche-Media Room with Lounge area-WetBar and Comp WiFi
Penthouse Loft Suite
Penthouse Lofts represent the ultimate in luxury cosmopolitan living.
Deluxe Double Guestroom - Access
400sf-Deluxe Double Guestroom-Dining Niche-Wetbar-Intelligent Nutrients amenities.
King Guestroom - Accessible
385sf-King Guestroom-Accessible-Dining Niche-Intelligent Nutrients amenities.
Studio King Suite
450sf-Studio King Suite-2 HD SMART TVs- Comp WiFi-Stereo with iPod Dock

Amenities

  • High speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
24 hour security
FEMA approved
Activities
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Night club
Golf
Jogging track
Boating
Fishing
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business centre
Maid service
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
FAX
Conference facilities
Copy service
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Internet
High speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Cable or sat. TV
Radio
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
In room movies
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
International direct dial
Sprinklers in rooms
Wet bar

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Hotel Map

41.8932 -87.6301
Nearby airports
Chicago Midway Airport, (MDW), 14.00, MI, NE; O Hare International Airport, (ORD), 18.00, MI, SE;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.3 km
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.4 km
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.5 km
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.5 km
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.5 km
  • Wrigley Building: 0.6 km
  • Marina City: 0.6 km
  • Tribune Tower: 0.6 km
  • Washington Square Park: 0.7 km
  • Merchandise Mart: 0.7 km
  • Seneca Park: 0.8 km
  • John Hancock Center: 0.9 km
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.9 km
  • Water Tower: 0.9 km
  • Harold Washington College: 0.9 km
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.3 km
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.4 km
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.5 km
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.5 km
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.5 km
  • Wrigley Building: 0.6 km
  • Marina City: 0.6 km
  • Tribune Tower: 0.6 km
  • Washington Square Park: 0.7 km
  • Merchandise Mart: 0.7 km
  • Seneca Park: 0.8 km
  • John Hancock Center: 0.9 km
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.9 km
  • Water Tower: 0.9 km
  • Harold Washington College: 0.9 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.9 km
  • Chicago Theater: 0.9 km
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.9 km
  • Oriental Theatre: 1 km
  • Lake Shore Park: 1 km
  • Prudential Plaza: 1 km
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 1.1 km
  • City Hall: 1.1 km
  • Macys: 1.1 km
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 1.1 km
  • Michigan Avenue: 1.2 km
  • Chicago Historical Society: 1.2 km
  • Shubert Theatre: 1.2 km
  • Harris Theater: 1.2 km
  • Oak Street Beach: 1.2 km
  • State Street: 1.3 km
  • Cloud Gate: 1.3 km
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 1.3 km
  • Opera House: 1.3 km
  • Bank of America Theatre: 1.4 km
  • Crown Fountain: 1.4 km
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 1.5 km
  • Lake Point Tower: 1.5 km
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 1.6 km
  • Symphony Center: 1.6 km
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 1.6 km
  • Kendall College: 1.7 km
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 1.7 km
  • Children Museum: 1.8 km
  • Willis Tower (Sears Tower): 1.8 km

Dining

David Burkes Primehouse
On site restaurant HOURS - 700 AM to 0930 PM - MON to THUR 700 AM to 1030 PM - FRI to SAT. Named number 1 Steakhouse in Chicago by Chicago magazine it redefines the modern American steakhouse by pushing the envelope of culinary creativity.
Burkes Dining Room
A modern interpretation of the classic chefs table the brand new Burkes Dining Room is a private venue ideal for special occasions. It features rotating seasonal menus by Chef David Burke.
Primehouse Bar
Perfect for after work cocktails or a full meal the newly renovated Primehouse Bar is an extension of the classic steakhouse where guests can enjoy an innovative bar menu or choose from signature menu items from the complete Primehouse menu.
Jimmy
Sophisticated and inviting JIMMY at The James Chicago offers an upscale unpretentious environment to enjoy a progressive cocktail menu.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
02:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The James Chicago

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
2 out of 2
Amenities:
4.5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4.5
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Review of The James Chicago

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FrenchGo
Business
San Francisco + NYC
10 Jan 2013

Great hotel, minimalist stylish decor

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Purple Pig is a 4 min walk away, GT Fish and Oysters about 10 min away. Many dining options around but those are the most in and the finest.

Review of The James Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tom
Business
Not Provided
6 Oct 2009

The staff at the James hotel were

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

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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