The James Chicago Hotel

ex. James Chicago

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

USD 65 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Lobby bar

Shuttle

City shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

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, and of course the to die for aged stakes in David Burke's Primehouse.

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

The excellent The James Chicago Hotel offers non-smoking rooms in proximity to Auditorium Building, Willis Tower and Fine Arts Building. Offering accommodation in a 17-story contemporary building, the hotel was remodeled in 2006.

The hotel boasts ideal location in Chicago close to LaSalle \"L\" (Blue Line) underground station. The distance between Chicago city center and the property is 2 km.

The venue is set next to shops, boutiques and a mall.

Midway airport can be reached in 20 minutes by car from The James Chicago Hotel.

Rooms

The hotel offers 297 rooms. They are fitted with a DVD player, heating, a work desk, cable TV and a storage space. The rooms are furnished with a traditional interior and dark-wood furniture.

Eat & Drink

A good on-site restaurant serves dishes of American cuisine. Guests can unwind in the Cocktail bar with a favourite drink. Lawry's The Prime Rib and David Burke's Primehouse serve a selection of meals within 50 meters from the venue.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Business facilities at The James Chicago Hotel include a photocopier, a business center and a meeting room.

Relax

Guests will enjoy massage and facials and other on-site treatments. Active guests can make use of a fitness center, a gym and cardiovascular equipment offered on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

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

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

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No 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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • Paid valet parking
  • 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
  • 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

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • 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
  • Shared 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
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

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.

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Hotel Address:

55 East Ontario, Chicago, United States, 60611

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City Center
  • Chicago
    1.8 km
Airports
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  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2006
  • Number of floors:
    17
  • Number of rooms:
    297

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                                        How to reach hotel

                                        hotel The James Chicago Hotel Chicago location
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                                        Hotel Address:

                                        55 East Ontario, Chicago, United States, 60611

                                        Get directions
                                        City Center
                                        • Chicago
                                          1.8 km
                                        Airports
                                        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  3 pm
                                        • Check-out:
                                          until  11 am
                                        • Year renovated:
                                          2006
                                        • Number of floors:
                                          17
                                        • Number of rooms:
                                          297

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                                        What's nearby

                                        Popular areas

                                        • Michigan Avenue - 200 m

                                        Places of interest

                                        • Chicago Tribune Tower - 300 m
                                        • Blue Chicago - 400 m
                                        • Wrigley Building - 400 m

                                        Shopping areas

                                        • Shops at Northbridge - 100 m
                                        • Shops at Northbridge - 100 m
                                        • Magnificent Mile - 200 m
                                        • Neiman Marcus - 300 m
                                        • American Girl Place Chicago - 500 m

                                        Amusement

                                        • Screenz - 400 m

                                        Monuments and Landmarks

                                        • Chicago Tribune Tower - 300 m
                                        • Old Water Tower Chicago - 400 m
                                        • Wrigley Building - 400 m

                                        Museums

                                        • Terra Museum of American Art - 100 m
                                        • Arts Club of Chicago - 200 m
                                        • Arts Club of Chicago - 200 m
                                        • Chicago Artist's Coalition - 300 m
                                        • McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum - 300 m
                                        • City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower - 400 m
                                        • Loyola University Museum of Art - 400 m

                                        Universities, Institutes

                                        • Real Estate Education CO - 200 m
                                        • American College of Surgeons - 200 m
                                        • Loyola University of Chicago - 400 m

                                        Business areas

                                        • American Medical Association Headquarters - 200 m
                                        • American Medical Association Headquarters - 200 m

                                        Medical care and Hospitals

                                        • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 400 m

                                        Casinos

                                        • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino - 200 m

                                        Public parking

                                        • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 300 m

                                        College Campuses

                                        • Loyola University Chicago School of Law - 400 m

                                        Local attractions

                                        • Lyric Opera of Chicago - 1.5 km
                                          Chicago, IL
                                        • Charnley-Persky House - 1.6 km
                                          1365 North Astor Street, Chicago
                                        • Willis Tower - 1.8 km
                                          233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago
                                        • Navy Pier - 1.7 km
                                          600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
                                        • North Avenue Beach - 1.6 km
                                          1600 N. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago

                                        Near the hotel

                                        • Richard H. Driehaus Museum - 130 m
                                          40 E. Erie St., Chicago
                                        • St. James Cathedral - 190 m
                                          65 East Huron Street, Chicago
                                        • Tribune Tower - 370 m
                                          435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
                                        • John Hancock Center / Observatory - 610 m
                                          875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
                                        • The Magnificent Mile - 220 m
                                          N Michigan Ave, Chicago
                                        • Holy Name Cathedral - 360 m
                                          735 North State St, Chicago
                                        • McCormick Freedom Project - 370 m
                                          435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago

                                        Restaurants nearby

                                        • David Burke's Primehouse - 40 m

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

                                          65% likes this, based on 380 reviews
                                          Cuisine: American
                                          Price Range: GBP 31 - GBP 61

                                        • e.leaven Food Company - 30 m

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

                                          60% likes this, based on 96 reviews

                                        • Lawry's The Prime Rib - 70 m

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

                                          84% likes this, based on 398 reviews
                                          Cuisine: American
                                          Price Range: GBP 23 - GBP 39

                                        • Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - 150 m

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

                                          71% likes this, based on 1104 reviews
                                          Cuisine: American
                                          Price Range: GBP 32 - GBP 62

                                        • Su Casa Mexican Restaurant - 40 m

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

                                          Cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican
                                          Price Range: GBP 13 - GBP 13

                                        Hotel information
                                        • Check-in:
                                          from  3 pm
                                        • Check-out:
                                          until  11 am
                                        • Year renovated:
                                          2006
                                        • Number of floors:
                                          17
                                        • Number of rooms:
                                          297
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                                        The James Chicago Reviews

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

                                        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 Hotel Chicago location
                                        Show big map »

                                        Hotel Address:

                                        55 East Ontario, Chicago, United States, 60611

                                        Get directions
                                        City Center
                                        • Chicago
                                          1.8 km
                                        Airports
                                        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  3 pm
                                        • Check-out:
                                          until  11 am
                                        • Year renovated:
                                          2006
                                        • Number of floors:
                                          17
                                        • Number of rooms:
                                          297