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Located in Near North Side, The James Chicago is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as John Hancock Center and Tribune Tower. This 297-room, 4.5-star hotel has a full-service spa along with a 24-hour fitness center and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Chicago, the hotel is also a short walk from Chicago Water Tower and Wrigley Building.
Enjoy a bite to eat at David Burkes Primehouse, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.
The 297 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 42-inch plasma TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, safes, and phones.
Guests staying at The James Chicago enjoy access to a full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is available for USD 65 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a meeting room, a business center, and free use of bicycles.
- Walking distance to John Hancock Center and Tribune Tower
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
The James Chicago55 East Ontario Street Chicago IL 60611
In addition to a full-service spa, The James Chicago features a fitness center and complimentary bicycles. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. This 4.5-star property offers access to a business center, limo/town car service, and a meeting room.
Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Event facilities measure 7000 square feet (650 square meters). This luxury hotel also offers multilingual staff, concierge services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Valet parking is available onsite for a surcharge. A total renovation of this property was completed in July 2011.
The James Chicago is a smoke-free property.
- Free newspapers in lobby
- 24-hour front desk
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Business center
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-out
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Multilingual staff
- Express check-in
- Total number of rooms - 297
- Number of floors - 17
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Number of bars/lounges - 2
- Wedding services
- 24-hour fitness facilities
- Luggage storage
- One meeting room
- Concierge services
- Conference space size (meters) - 650
- Smoke-free property
- Spa services on site
- Full-service spa
- Free WiFi
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Conference space size (feet) - 7000
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Valet parking (surcharge)
The James Chicago offers 297 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. 42-inch plasma televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.
This Chicago hotel provides complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary weekday newspapers and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. In-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding, and irons/ironing boards can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.
- Pay movies
- Premium TV channels
- Hair dryer
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Premium bedding
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Room service (24 hours)
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Free weekday newspaper
- Air conditioning
- Daily housekeeping
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free bottled water
- Turndown service
- Designer toiletries
- Free toiletries
- Bathtub or shower
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Plasma TV
- In-room safe
- Cable TV service
- Private bathroom
- In-room massage available
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
- Free WiFi
- Pillow menu
Where to Eat
Breakfast is available for a surcharge each morning.
David Burke's Primehouse - This steakhouse specializes in American cuisine. This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Featuring Primehouse Bar, a perfect spot to enjoy weekly happy hour specials or a full meal, and The Patio, a seasonal alfresco dining spot.
24-hour room service is available.
Nearby Things to Do
A health club and complimentary bicycles are featured at the hotel.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Kayaking nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
- Golfing nearby
- Free bicycles on site
- Yoga classes/instruction on site
The Spa by ASHA has 3 treatment rooms. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs.
- Hot stone massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Prenatal massage
- Couples treatment rooms
- Ayurvedic treatments
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Number of treatment rooms 3
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Check-out time is 2 PM
- Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
- Dogs and cats only
- 2 per room
- Restrictions apply
- For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- Fee for full breakfast: USD 13 - 24 per person (approximately)
- Valet parking fee: USD 65 per day (in/out privileges)
- Pet fee: USD 75 per accommodation, per stay
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 30 per night
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We should mention
Reservations are required for spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).
Awards & Affiliations
- This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.