$139 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 5, 2015 Check-out: Apr 6, 2015

The James Chicago

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

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for The James Chicago

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
137 out of 137
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.3

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The James Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
biz traveler from chicago
chicago
Oct 28, 2013

Steps from mag mile

Stayed at the James for a birthday weekend celebration and had a great stay. The hotel is perfect location in Chicago and the steak restaurant in the hotel is excellent - best steaks in Chicago! Room is slightly small but very happy with the rate and the overall pleasant stay. Would definitely suggest to a friend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

David Burke steak house in hotel is excellent

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Review of The James Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Rochester, ny
Apr 22, 2009

Luxury right off Michigan Avenue

I was in Chicago on business and this hotel was perfect - 1 block off Michigan Ave, close to a variety of high-end and family restaurants. The room was roomy, with excellent linens, and a small, but comfortable bath. The decor is modern, free internet in the lobby. I've stayed in Chicago a lot, and this is one of my favorite places to stay.

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

Business

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Review of The James Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Dec 23, 2008

My review of James Hotel Chicago

Small room considering the price. Great staff though. Valet is a little on the pricey side ($46/night) but that's pretty much expected. Great fitness center.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

One block of Mag Mile.

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Review of The James Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 7, 2008

Hipster hideaway

The James was a delight from start to finish. Great attention to details and to their guests. The staff was kind and gracious. Dog friendly, too! Many of the rooms are on a courtyard and can be a little dark. If you are a sun lover, you may want to let them know ahead of time. Room decor is swank chic. Great place.

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

Business

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Review of The James Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Lebanon
Oct 17, 2008

Overall a great experience

Great work out facilities. The only negative surprise -the man at the front desk did not know the opening time for most stores on Michigan Ave. He suggested it was about 9:00 AM. We now know it't 10:00 AM.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Great shopping on the Magnificant Mile.

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Review of The James Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
North Providence
Aug 21, 2008

Very nice boutique hotel

The James was in an excellent location, within walking distance to many attractions/restaurants, and close to public transportation. The concierge staff was very helpful and knowledgeable and always willing to help. Clean up and turn down service. Very nice rooms, stocked bar.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Location is right off Michigan Ave, The Magificent Mile, and not too far from Navy Pier and Lake Michigan.

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Review of The James Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bountiful
Aug 20, 2008

GREAT LOCATION

The James is located right in the heart of town and accessible to buses, tours, etc. The room was larger than what I had expected and I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone and would stay here again.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to Magnificent Mile which is loaded with a variety of shopping.

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Review of The James Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Worcester, MA
Aug 4, 2008

Great Location

Awesome location. Beautiful Hotel. Helpful staff. Bed and pillows were sooooo comfortable. the only bad thing was they checked us in over an hour and a half late. But they gave us four drink coupons to make up for it. Would absolutely stay there again!

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

this hotel is right in the heart of shopping

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Review of The James Chicago

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Gaylord, MI
Aug 3, 2008

Very comfortable

The bed at The James was extremely comfortable. I would definitely stay here again. The staff was very helpful. The James has a spa menu, but it does not have a full spa. There are 3 treatment rooms somewhere in the fitness center. This is not the type of spa experience that I would enjoy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The James is right in the middle of everything...shopping on Michigan Avenue, great restaurants, and even the train to Wrigley Field is just a short walk from the hotel.

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Review of The James Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Springhill, LA
Jul 12, 2008

Attentive staff; great location

Located right off the Magnificent Mile (and across the street from Trader Joe's!!), we were very happy with our stay at the James. My husband rates hotels by their fitness facilities and he touts this one as the best hotel weight room he has seen. The room was spacious and very clean and the staff was very pleasant and helpful.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Fitness room is busy in the morning. Close to city bus and subway.

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Review of The James Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jul 4, 2008

Great Contemporary Hotel!

Excellent service, great decoration, wonderful atmosphere. The room was spacious, clean and had a good view. I was very satisfied. Don't miss breakfast at the hotel restaurant, it is extraordinary!!!

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The bar next door is neat!

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