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 public areas

Parking

USD 65 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Breakfast room

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

James Chicago is a 17-story hotel in the heart of Chicago at a close proximity to Auditorium Building, Willis Tower and Fine Arts Building offering 297 non-smoking rooms. Behind the contemporary facade of The James Chicago Hotel lies traditional interior.

The hotel is conveniently located close to LaSalle \"L\" (Blue Line) subway station. The venue is set within 2 km from Chicago city center.

Shoppers will appreciate shops, boutiques and a mall at a short distance from the hotel.

The hotel's ideal location offers to get to Midway airport in 20 minutes by car.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of family one-bedroom suite apartment, standard family guest room and standard loft with dark-wood furnishing. They feature a DVD player, heating, a work desk, a private safe and cable television. Bathrooms are appointed with bathrobes, a shower and toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy special flavors of American meals at the 24-hour restaurant. There is an onsite Cocktail bar to relax in. Offering a variety of dishes, Lawry's The Prime Rib and David Burke's Primehouse are just about 50 meters away.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

The property offers a photocopier, a business center and a meeting room for business guests staying at The James Chicago Hotel.

Relax

Spa facilities at The James Chicago Hotel include a sauna, a spa lounge and a treatment room. A fitness center, a gym and cardiovascular equipment are among the on-site facilities.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Free safe at reception
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel The James Chicago Hotel Chicago location
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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)
    30 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

Rooms and availability

The James Chicago photos Room Guest Room
Guest Room
Bed type: Double beds or King-size bed or 2 Single beds
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Modern room has a workspace and marble bathroom.

Room facilities
    The James Chicago photos Room Loft Suite
    Studio Suite
    Bed type: Queen-size bed or King-size bed or Double bed
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    This light room comprises a sleeping zone and a living area with sofa. Bathroom has all modern conveniences.

    Room facilities
      The James Chicago photos Room One Bedroom Apartment
      One Bedroom Apartment
      Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Luxurious room consists of a bedroom, a living room and modern bathroom.

      Room facilities
        The James Chicago photos Room Penthouse Loft
        Penthouse Loft
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        Extremely luxurious accommodation offers a comfortable living room with a dining area for six people and a spa bathroom.

        The James Chicago photos Room Deluxe Room
        Deluxe Room
        Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Double beds
        Size: 37 m²
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        The room offers more space and includes a work desk and a bathroom with all necessary amenities.

        Room facilities
          The James Chicago photos Room Loft Suite
          Loft Suite
          Bed type: King-size bed or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          Luxurious room has a bedroom and a living room with a sofa, armchairs and table. The bathroom has all modern amenities.

          Room facilities

            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)
              30 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

            The James Chicago Location

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            What's nearby

            Places of interest

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

            Convention centers

            • Michigan Avenue - 200 m

            Shopping areas

            • Shops at Northbridge - 100 m
            • Arts Club of Chicago - 200 m
            • McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum - 300 m
            • Neiman Marcus - 300 m
            • Loyola University Museum of Art - 400 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

            Stadiums

            • American Medical Association Headquarters - 200 m

            Museums

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

            Universities, Institutes

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

            Business areas

            • Shops at Northbridge - 100 m
            • American Medical Association Headquarters - 200 m
            • Magnificent Mile - 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 - 200 m
              65 East Huron Street, Chicago
            • Tribune Tower - 360 m
              435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
            • John Hancock Center / Observatory - 610 m
              875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
            • The Magnificent Mile - 210 m
              N Michigan Ave, Chicago
            • Holy Name Cathedral - 360 m
              735 North State St, Chicago
            • McCormick Freedom Project - 360 m
              435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago

            Restaurants nearby

            • David Burke's Primehouse - 30 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

            • Lawry's The Prime Rib - 70 m

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

              70% likes this, based on 391 reviews
              Cuisine: American
              Price Range: GBP 23 - GBP 39

            • Su Casa Mexican Restaurant - 40 m

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

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

            • 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

            • Grand Lux Cafe - 140 m

              Address: 600 N Michigan Ave
              Phone: 312-276-2500

              74% likes this, based on 960 reviews
              Cuisine: International, Eclectic
              Price Range: GBP 16 - GBP 23

            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)
              30 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