The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile Hotel

ex. The James Chicago

55 East Ontario, Chicago, United States, 60611  show map
 4 stars
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The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile Hotel

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 65 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Lobby bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Spa & wellness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Editorial review:

A super chic redux of the old Lenox Suites located in River North features modern yet non sterile rooms that include comfortable beds, alarm clocks which project the time on the ceiling, impressive baths sporting Kiehl products.

Verified Reviews:

  • Staff is wonderful - I highly recommend this hotel - Lobby is small but adequate
  • Television by the bed did not work - Staff were nice - Three towels in the bathroom
  • Service was accomodating - Room was nice - Right down from michigan avenue and near some wonderful restaurants
  • Room was well furnished - Bathroom in my room was very small - 42 inch plasma tv made the room feel larger
  • Rooms were spacious - Beds were very comfortable - Location is pretty perfect for shopping, sightseeing

Overview

One of Chicago’s most celebrated boutique hotels, The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile continues to garner buzz and accolades, thanks to its effortless blend of modern, residential comfort with state-of-the-art 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-Magnificent Mile 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-Magnificent Mile offers complimentary WiFi, complimentary triple-distilled in-room water and local area transportation options including bikes and car service.

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

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of floors:   17.  Number of rooms:   297.

Rooms

Rooms offer modern furnishings and unique touches like an alarm clock that displays the correct time on the ceiling. Bathrooms are fitted with Kiehls bath products and slate floors. Maid service is offered twice daily. This hotel is targeted to the modern day business traveler but offers babysitting services. There are no stated provisions for extra bedding. There is television, 24-hour reception, fitness center, spa and wellness center, room service, car rental, ironing service, currency exchange, business center, laundry, dry cleaning, and fax/photocopying. Wireless internet is provided throughout the hotel and is free.

Dining options

Hotel offers excellent dining facility named Primehouse - the steakhouse situated onsite. Other hotel dining facilities include: Primehouse Bar and The Patio.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

There are state-of-the-art meeting facilities with lavish audiovisual equipment for any meeting needs. At 7,000 square feet, there is ample room for up to 220 people. Wi-Fi is wired throughout the hotel and is free. There are also fax machines and office services.

Leisure

There is an on-site gym and spa.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible on site at USD 65 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Voice mail
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  2 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

55 East Ontario, Chicago, United States, 60611

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City Center
  • Chicago
    1.8 km
Airports
  • Midway (MDW)
    15.9 km
  • Chicago O'hare International (ORD)
    25.0 km
Train Stations
  • Millenium Station
    1.1 km
  • Millennium Station
    1.1 km
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    2.1 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • David Burke's Primehouse (cuisine: American)
    40 m
  • Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab (cuisine: American)
    150 m
Beaches
  • Ohio Street Beach
    1.1 km
  • Oak Street Beach
    1.1 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    17
  • Number of rooms:
    297

Rooms and availability

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    4 persons

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    2 persons

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    2 persons

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    1 King-size bed

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    1 Queen-size bed

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Queen Suite
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    2 persons

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    1 Queen-size bed

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King Studio
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    1 King-size bed

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Suite Apartment
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    2 persons

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    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Standard Triple Room
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    4 persons

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    1 King-size bed

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Standard Quadruple Room
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    2 persons

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    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Apartment
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    1 King-size bed

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Family Guest Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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    2 Single beds, 2 Double beds

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Family Suite Apartment
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    2 persons

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    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Apartment|Apartment Suite - Double (Family Plan)

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Deluxe Double Room
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    4 persons

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    2 Double beds, 1 Double bed, 1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

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Deluxe King Room
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    2 persons

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    1 King-size bed

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What's nearby

What's nearby.

Located steps from the Miracle Mile, Chicago's version of the Champs Elysees, this hotel is right in the middle of the action. It is accessible by car and there is paid parking in the hotel. There is also an airport shuttle for those flying into the city.

Popular areas

  • Michigan Avenue200 m

Places of interest

  • Blue Chicago400 m

Shopping areas

  • Shops at Northbridge100 m
  • Magnificent Mile200 m
  • Neiman Marcus300 m

Amusement

  • Screenz400 m
  • Amf Bowl Marina City Lanes500 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Chicago Tribune Tower300 m
  • Wrigley Building400 m
  • Old Water Tower Chicago400 m
  • Time Life Building500 m
  • Marina City500 m

Museums

  • Terra Museum of American Art100 m
  • Arts Club of Chicago200 m
  • McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum300 m
  • Chicago Artist's Coalition300 m
  • Loyola University Museum of Art400 m
  • City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower400 m
  • Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art500 m
  • Museum of Contemporary Art500 m

Universities, Institutes

  • American College of Surgeons200 m
  • Real Estate Education CO200 m
  • Loyola University of Chicago400 m

Business areas

  • American Medical Association Headquarters200 m

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Va Chicago Health Care System500 m

Casinos

  • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino200 m

Public parking

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital300 m

College Campuses

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law400 m

Local attractions

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago1.5 km
    Chicago, IL
  • Charnley-Persky House1.6 km
    1365 North Astor Street, Chicago
  • Willis Tower1.8 km
    233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago
  • Navy Pier1.7 km
    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
  • North Avenue Beach1.6 km
    1600 N. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago

Near the hotel

  • Richard H. Driehaus Museum130 m
    40 E. Erie St., Chicago
  • St. James Cathedral190 m
    65 East Huron Street, Chicago
  • Tribune Tower370 m
    435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
  • John Hancock Center / Observatory610 m
    875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
  • The Magnificent Mile220 m
    N Michigan Ave, Chicago
  • Holy Name Cathedral360 m
    735 North State St, Chicago
  • McCormick Freedom Project370 m
    435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Restaurants nearby

  • David Burke's Primehouse40 m

    Address: 616 N Rush St
    Phone: 312-660-6000

    65% likes this, based on 380 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: GBP 30 - GBP 58

  • e.leaven Food Company30 m

    Address: 54 E. Ontario Street
    Phone: (312) 202-0899 ‎

    60% likes this, based on 96 reviews

  • Lawry's The Prime Rib70 m

    Address: 100 E Ontario St
    Phone: 312-787-5000

    84% likes this, based on 398 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: GBP 22 - GBP 37

  • Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab150 m

    Address: 60 E Grand Ave
    Phone: 312-379-5637

    71% likes this, based on 1104 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: GBP 30 - GBP 59

  • Su Casa Mexican Restaurant40 m

    Address: 49 E Ontario St
    Phone: 312-943-4041

    Cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican
    Price Range: GBP 12 - GBP 12

Getting there.

The hotel is located steps from the Miracle Mile in downtown Chicago. There is an airport shuttle for easy access and there is paid parking in the hotel.

Getting around.

It is accessible by car, but there is also an airport shuttle for easy access.

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    17
  • Number of rooms:
    297
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The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile

Average guest rating

7.8out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 43 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    7.8

    The staff was excellent at the front desk and door, very pleasant and welcoming.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    Excellent staff. Very prompt answering requests and allowed a late checkout. Nice contemporary styling.

    Our room (1004) had water pressure problems. It went from good, to weak, to none and was unpredictable. It was not enough of a problem to request a room change. Seating nook was pretty much useless without lighting. In fact, had to use a flashlight to read the thermostat setting- again not a big deal but could be easily improved. No desk or chair for working guests.

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    The James Hotel staff is one of the main reasons I continue to return to this hotel. They are always helpful, friendly and very knowledgeable.

    The rooms are a bit too small for my liking.

  • Group of friends
    6.2

    Beds were so comfortable!

    Not as clean as modern looking as I expected based on the online pictures.

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    Kiehl's Bath & Body products!!! Great staff!!

    I submitted a request in my Booked.net reservation asking for permission for several friends to be able to check in under my name and this request was either lost or mishandled and my friends had to wait for the hotel to get in touch with me while I was traveling in order to check in.

  • Couple
    10.0

    First. Stay there and was given a free upgrade

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    great staff with helpful info.

  • Couple
    10.0

    Staying at the James in Chicago was a real pleasure. It is a very nice hotel to come home after a long day.

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    I liked the location and the modern style. And though I didn't partake, I loved the not so mini bar!

    I wish I could have stayed longer

  • Family with children
    9.6

    We had a great time, the hotel hospitality was amazing. i loved the fact that we could get bikes right from the hotel and many other amenities. I loved that TraderJoes was across the street!

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    Lifts are too slow. There are only two, which isn't enough for a hotel of this size

  • Couple
    8.8

    One of the main attraction is the location. It's perfectly central, 100m from Michigan av, and a few mn away from some excellent places to have dinner, or even breakfast/brunch/lunch. Central location means also easy access to most attractions in Chicago. So going back to food, we took advice most times from the concierge, who each time gave us an excellent address depending on what we wanted to eat. Confortable bed, small bathroom with all amenities (and good quality soaps etc.), and when coming back in the evening late, there was always a little cookie on the bed to welcome us :-)

    The bedroom itself is very good, but it took us a bit of time to get use to the switches for the lights which were not always located at the right spot. Also wifi was very very slow.

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    We had issues with our stay that were addressed to our satisfaction. Most of the staff were excellent. Trendy styling in room.

    Room was very small.

  • Single
    10.0

    The staff were amazing, helpful and friendly. Concierge recommended great venues for evenings out and for dining. They even provided passes for free entry into venues. My room was comfortable with many little extras that made my stay pleasurable. Free Wifi was an added bonus. If I return to Chicago I will be staying at The James Hotel and I will recommend to my friends

    I only wish I could have stayed longer

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Attractive lobby, wonderful desk staff, door men, and concierges--very kind and efficient personal attention. Bed extremely comfortable and bathroom lighting excellent for putting on make-up!

    Room lighting was not great but seldom is in a hotel room.

How to reach hotel

hotel The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile Hotel Chicago location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

55 East Ontario, Chicago, United States, 60611

Get directions
City Center
  • Chicago
    1.8 km
Airports
  • Midway (MDW)
    15.9 km
  • Chicago O'hare International (ORD)
    25.0 km
Train Stations
  • Millenium Station
    1.1 km
  • Millennium Station
    1.1 km
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    2.1 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • David Burke's Primehouse (cuisine: American)
    40 m
  • Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab (cuisine: American)
    150 m
Beaches
  • Ohio Street Beach
    1.1 km
  • Oak Street Beach
    1.1 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    17
  • Number of rooms:
    297