The James Chicago ★★★★★

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$135
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Check-in: Feb 19, 2016 Check-out: Feb 21, 2016

Good Value for Downtown Chicago

Would recommend Tue, Feb 19, 2013
Although still pricey, compared to other similar hotels in Downtown Chicago, The James is a good value for your money. The rooms are decent sized, clean, and the staff is very efficient. The toiletries are also amazing!

Money saver

Trader Joe's and Starbucks across the street. Use public transit if possible.

| Chicago, IL Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Trendy and Comfortable

Would recommend Wed, Feb 6, 2013
This was our first stay at the James Hotel. Our stay was very comfortable. We leveraged the valet parking service provided, and while a bit expensive was very convenient. The staff at the front desk was very helpful whenever we had questions or needed assistance. The hotel was within walking distance of numerous good restaurants and we were able to discover a few nice places to eat at in the River North neighborhood during our stay. The decor was very trendy, modern, and comfortable. I felt right at home with the style of the hotel and enjoyed much of the photography displayed in the lobby and in the rooms. I didn't get a chance to eat at the Primehouse restaurant located downstairs (which also provides the room service), despite recommendations by friends. I look forward to checking it out on future visits though. I would definitely consider staying here again in the future.

Dining

At at Carnivale in the West Loop. Great atmosphere and great food.

| Crystal Lake, Illinois Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Weekend stay

Would recommend Mon, Jan 14, 2013
Hotel was modern, clean. Bed was very comfortable. Staff friendly. Definitely would stay there again.

| St. Louis Business

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great location, small rooms

Would recommend Fri, Dec 28, 2012
The james hotel in Chicago has the prime location, but room size was a bit snug. The bathroom was very small didn't have a counter area to put medicine kit even. The staff was friendly, lobby was nice. Very nice gym. This is a hotel that if you can get under $189 is a good value. Not a $200 plus a night room.

Dining

Between having the hotel restaurant which is great, there are numerous places to eat within a half mile. There is Michigan avenue within a few blocks as well.

| Milwaukee, WI, USA Business

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Very Nice Boutique Hotel

Would recommend Sun, Dec 9, 2012
I upgraded to the an Apartment King and it was totally worth it. The separate living area had everything you could need, and then some. The breakfast nook doubled great as a desk. The bathroom was a great use of space, especially with the pocket door and the window in the shower was very novel. I would definitely stay here again.

| Pittsburgh, PA Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Thanksgiving

Would recommend Sun, Nov 25, 2012
Hotel was very nice. Room was on the small side, but overall comfortable.

| Detroit, MI, USA Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great Stay

Would recommend Tue, Nov 20, 2012
Had a wonderful weekend at The James. Very comfortable and clean.My main complaint is that there aren't views of the city from the rooms.It is only 17 stories high and in the middle of the city so your view is of walls, streets, and the backs of other buildings.Besides this, the bed was wonderful and my visit relaxing. Would stay there again.

Shopping hint

Close to tons of shopping and wonderful places to eat.

| Knoxville,TN Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great Weekend Getaway

Would recommend Sat, Nov 17, 2012
The James provided us with the perfect place to call home for a weekend. The staff was so friendly and helpful and didnt miss a thing. The room was beyond comfortable, the bed was cozy, the duvet you wanted to wrap yourself into and the bathroom amenities made you feel like you were at a spa. The hotel was the perfect location - close to the shopping, restaurants and bars. The concierge is very helpful and made dinner arrangements for us. I'm looking forward to going back soon.

Dining

Make reservations everywhere you go. When you go for deep dish pizza, order in advance. We went to Giordanos, were told we had a 45 min wait but then found out we could have ordered our pizza and had it ready when the table was available.

| Toronoto, ON Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

The James

Would recommend Mon, Nov 5, 2012
Really a nice hotel. I've stayed at a number of hotels in the area and for quiet, comfort, and accessibility, the James is truly one of the best.

| Brooklyn, NY Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Perfect Stay

Would recommend Mon, Oct 29, 2012
The staff was exemplary from the gentlemen at the door to the room service staff. Everyone made sure our stay was perfect and we were well attended to. The location is fantastic and the food from David Burke's Primehouse for room service was amazing. The James is the true benchmark of a boutique hotel.

Money saver

If you want to avoid the expected, but severe up-charge on liquor in the room, take a short walk west to Trader Joe's and pick up some good quality wine at wholesale prices.

| Arlington Heights, Illinois Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5