The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel

ex. James Chicago

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

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

One of Chicago’s most celebrated boutique hotels, The James Chicago continues to garner buzz and accolades, thanks to its effortless blend of modern, residential comfort with state-of-the-art technology, environmentally-thoughtful and guest-centric service.

The 297-room luxury boutique, which received recognition on Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards, is centrally located on the corner of Rush and Ontario, steps from Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue shopping district, Millennium Park and renowned museums. Every room is an expression of chic, residential style, enveloping guests in a warm design that is at once luxurious and supremely comfortable. The James Chicago also features the award-winning David Burke’s Primehouse, The Gym with Jim Karas personal training, The Spa by Asha, 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, as well as seasonally rotating artwork.

Like its sister properties in New York and Miami, The James Chicago offers complimentary WiFi, complimentary triple-distilled in-room water and local area transportation options including bikes and car service.

The James Chicago is a non-smoking property. Overnight valet parking is available for $60 per day and self park is available for $42 per day.

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

Rooms

Rooms offer modern furnishings and unique touches like an alarm clock that displays the correct time on the ceiling. Bathrooms are fitted with Kiehls bath products and slate floors. Maid service is offered twice daily. This hotel is targeted to the modern day business traveler but offers babysitting services. There are no stated provisions for extra bedding. There is television, 24-hour reception, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, spa and wellness center, airport shuttle, room service, car rental, ironing service, currency exchange, business center, laundry, dry cleaning, and fax/photocopying. Wireless internet is provided throughout the hotel and is free.

Dining options

Continental breakfast is offered. There is a Lobby Bar located in the comfortable lobby as well as David Burkes Primehouse, serving up wonderful steak dinners.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

There are state-of-the-art meeting facilities with lavish audiovisual equipment for any meeting needs. At 7,000 square feet, there is ample room for up to 220 people. Wi-Fi is wired throughout the hotel and is free. There are also fax machines and office services.

Leisure

There is an on-site gym, indoor swimming pool and spa.

Additional features

The gym offers 2,000 square feet of fitness equipment. There is also Spa by Asha which offers professional masseuses. There are state-of-the-art meeting facilities and comfortable common areas with local fine art throughout. There is also an indoor swimming pool to enjoy.

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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

Guest Parking

  • public parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at $42/$60.
  • private parking is possible on site at USD 60 per day.
  • public parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 34 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Fitness center

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
  • Wake up service

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
  • 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/Extra bed
  • 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
  • Direct dial telephone
  • 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

  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets allowed on request at the price of $75

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

55 East Ontario Street, Chicago, United States, 60611

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City Center
  • Chicago
    1.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Millenium Station
    3700 ft
  • Ogilvie Transportation Center
    1.1 mi
Underground stations
  • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
    1.3 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • David Burke's Primehouse (cuisine: American, Steakhouse)
    100 ft
  • Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab (cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood)
    500 ft
Beaches
  • Ohio Street Beach
    3600 ft
  • Oak Street Beach
    3700 ft
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

Rooms offer modern furnishings and unique touches like an alarm clock that displays the correct time on the ceiling. Bathrooms are fitted with Kiehls bath products and slate floors. Maid service is offered twice daily. This hotel is targeted to the modern day business traveler but offers babysitting services. There are no stated provisions for extra bedding. There is television, 24-hour reception, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, spa and wellness center, airport shuttle, room service, car rental, ironing service, currency exchange, business center, laundry, dry cleaning, and fax/photocopying. Wireless internet is provided throughout the hotel and is free.

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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
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    Studio Suite
    Bed type: Queen Size bed or King Size bed or 3 Queen beds
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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 Magnificent Mile One Bedroom ApartmentThe James Chicago Magnificent Mile One Bedroom ApartmentThe James Chicago Magnificent Mile One Bedroom Apartment
      One Bedroom Apartment
      Bed type: King Size bed
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      • Free Wi-Fi
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      Luxurious room consists of a bedroom, a living room and modern bathroom.

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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 Magnificent Mile Deluxe Room
        Deluxe Room
        Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or Double beds
        Size: 400 sq. feet
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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
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          Loft Suite
          Bed type: King Size bed
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Air conditioning
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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.

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            How to reach hotel

            hotel The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Hotel Chicago location
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            Hotel Address:

            55 East Ontario Street, Chicago, United States, 60611

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Chicago
              1.1 mi
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Millenium Station
              3700 ft
            • Ogilvie Transportation Center
              1.1 mi
            Underground stations
            • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
              1.3 mi
            • Bus stop
              400 ft
            Restaurants
            • David Burke's Primehouse (cuisine: American, Steakhouse)
              100 ft
            • Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab (cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood)
              500 ft
            Beaches
            • Ohio Street Beach
              3600 ft
            • Oak Street Beach
              3700 ft
            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.

            Located steps from the Miracle Mile, Chicago's version of the Champs Elysees, this hotel is right in the middle of the action. It is accessible by car and there is paid parking in the hotel. There is also an airport shuttle for those flying into the city.

            Tourist attractions

            • Old Water Tower Chicago - 1400 ft

            Places of interest

            • Chicago Tribune Tower - 1000 ft
            • Wrigley Building - 1400 ft
            • Time Life Building - 1700 ft
            • Marina City - 1700 ft

            Shopping areas

            • Shops at Northbridge - 400 ft
            • Magnificent Mile - 700 ft
            • Neiman Marcus - 1000 ft
            • Water Tower Place - 1700 ft
            • American Girl Place Chicago - 1700 ft

            Amusement

            • Screenz - 1400 ft
            • Amf Bowl Marina City Lanes - 1700 ft

            Museums

            • Terra Museum of American Art - 400 ft
            • Arts Club of Chicago - 700 ft
            • Chicago Artist's Coalition - 1000 ft
            • City Gallery in the Historic Water Tower - 1400 ft
            • Museum of Contemporary Art - 1700 ft

            Universities, Institutes

            • Real Estate Education CO - 700 ft
            • American College of Surgeons - 700 ft
            • Loyola University of Chicago - 1400 ft
            • Quigley Preparatory Seminary - 1700 ft
            • Marquette University - 2000 ft

            Business areas

            • American Medical Association Headquarters - 700 ft

            Medical care and Hospitals

            • Northwestern Memorial Hospital - 1400 ft
            • Va Chicago Health Care System - 1700 ft
            • Rehab Institute Of Chicago - 2000 ft

            Casinos

            • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino - 700 ft

            College Campuses

            • Loyola University Chicago School of Law - 1400 ft

            Local Attractions

            • Lyric Opera of Chicago - 5100 ft
              Chicago, IL
            • Charnley-Persky House - 5200 ft
              1365 North Astor Street, Chicago
            • Willis Tower - 1.1 mi
              233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago
            • Navy Pier - 1.1 mi
              600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
            • North Avenue Beach - 1.0 mi
              1600 N. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago

            Near the hotelNear the hotel

            • Richard H. Driehaus Museum - 500 ft
              40 E. Erie St., Chicago
            • St. James Cathedral - 700 ft
              65 East Huron Street, Chicago
            • Tribune Tower - 1200 ft
              435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago
            • John Hancock Center / Observatory - 2100 ft
              875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
            • The Magnificent Mile - 700 ft
              N Michigan Ave, Chicago
            • Holy Name Cathedral - 1200 ft
              735 North State St, Chicago
            • McCormick Freedom Project - 1200 ft
              435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago

            Restaurants Nearby

            • David Burke's Primehouse - 100 ft

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

              65% likes this, based on 380 reviews
              Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
              Price Range: USD 41 - USD 80

            • Lawry's The Prime Rib - 300 ft

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

              70% likes this, based on 391 reviews
              Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
              Price Range: USD 31 - USD 51

            • Su Casa Mexican Restaurant - 200 ft

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

              Cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican
              Price Range: USD 17 - USD 17

            • Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - 500 ft

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

              71% likes this, based on 1104 reviews
              Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
              Price Range: USD 42 - USD 81

            • Grand Lux Cafe - 500 ft

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

              74% likes this, based on 960 reviews
              Cuisine: International, Eclectic
              Price Range: USD 21 - USD 30

            Getting there.

            The hotel is located steps from the Miracle Mile in downtown Chicago. There is an airport shuttle for easy access and there is paid parking in the hotel.

            Getting around.

            It is accessible by car, but there is also an airport shuttle for easy access.

            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 Magnificent Mile Reviews

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

            Individual 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 Magnificent Mile Hotel Chicago location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            55 East Ontario Street, Chicago, United States, 60611

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Chicago
              1.1 mi
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Millenium Station
              3700 ft
            • Ogilvie Transportation Center
              1.1 mi
            Underground stations
            • LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)
              1.3 mi
            • Bus stop
              400 ft
            Restaurants
            • David Burke's Primehouse (cuisine: American, Steakhouse)
              100 ft
            • Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab (cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood)
              500 ft
            Beaches
            • Ohio Street Beach
              3600 ft
            • Oak Street Beach
              3700 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2006
            • Number of floors:
              17
            • Number of rooms:
              297