The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile

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55 East Ontario, Chicago, IL, United States, 60611show map
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Overview

One of Chicago’s most celebrated boutique hotels, The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile 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-Magnificent Mile 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-Magnificent Mile offers complimentary WiFi, complimentary triple-distilled in-room water and local area transportation options including bikes and car service.

The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile 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, fitness center, spa and wellness center, 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

Hotel offers excellent dining facility named Primehouse - the steakhouse situated onsite. Other hotel dining facilities include: Primehouse Bar and The Patio.

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 and spa.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 65 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Spa & wellness centre

Guest Parking

  • Private parking is possible on site at USD 65 per day.
  • Private parking is possible on site at USD 69 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Limousine service
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • High chairs
  • Babysitting/Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • Voice mail
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 2 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 17 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
17 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Michigan AvenueMichigan Avenue4100 ft Chicago, IL 60656 ‎
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David Burke's PrimehouseDavid Burke's Primehouse100 ft616 N Rush St
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Grand Lux CafeGrand Lux Cafe500 ft600 N Michigan Ave
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Getting around
Airports
Midway (MDW)9.9 mi
Train
Millenium Station3700 ft
Millennium Station3700 ft
Underground
LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)1.3 mi
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  53  reviews
  • 9.2
    Superb

    The location is perfect! There is a Trader Joes, excellent bakery, and great shopping on the same block. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful when giving tips on where to eat, etc.

    We had the standard room and the size was small for what you pay. Next time we will definitely get an upgrade. You are certainly paying for the location, the staff and the upscale feel of the hotel.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    exceptional hotel, very friendly staff, good location at the heart of the city

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Comfortable beds and kindness of the staff

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The hotel was luxurious, however there was a problem with the room card/key it didn't work on 3 different occasions, I had to get help from the concierge. I missed the deadline for reserving a room at an advantageous rate for the Spak/Schechner wedding and paid a lot of money to Hotwire for my room. No deal with them... I did have a delux room though and would recommend this hotel to those who can afford it. I inquired about the use of a swimming pool at the hotel and the desk folks told me I could use the pool at the Sheraton across the street. Wonderful! I did and felt relaxed and refreshed after my swim.

    The card/room key didn't work on 3 different occasions.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Nice bed, and bathroom, clean, stylish, water available for no charge. Location downtown friendly staff Food was better than expected, excellent breakfast. Hard to please someone from a food city like Portland coffee in the room was good, better than the usual hotel crappy coffee. Perfect idea to have starbucks instant

    A bit thin walled, and not so quiet. Window shades did not cut out the light enough. Would have been nice to have a microwave available Kind of overpriced Had a better stay at the w on the lakefront for a much lower price

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    It is a nice hotel, friendly, bright rooms and the staff is nice. Optimal location.

    The hotel does not meet its standards.It is not worth its money. Given a 300$ per night I would expect better amenities in the rooms (e.g.bathroom supplements are pooor, mini bar is overpriced), a better maintenance of the hallways (e.g. dirty floors in the hallways, cleaning carriages are standing in the middle of the hallway all night long), and a substantial part of the guests are party crowd which does not make a stay at the hotel a relaxing one.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Excellent Service, good size rooms, location, atmosphere

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    I was pregnant when I made my booking and told the hotel that as part of my Additinal request. I got to the hotel and I was promptly checked in! An even better surprise was the fact that they had a pregnancy pillow in the room or at least what I found comfortable to use as a pregnancy pillow and the room I was in was a lot bigger than the way it was described online. I called my husband promptly to tell him we will be staying at the James hotel when we come to Chicago for a vacation,

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    the staff was very tenitive. room really clean.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Casual but sophisticated atmospere

    My bathtub drain was very slow

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Great location. All the staff friendly efficient nothing too much trouble . Room spaceous and clean. The best hotel we've stayed in.EXCELLENT. Would definately stay again.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Friendly helpful staff! Nice clean design for rooms.

    Pillows too fluffy, full.. Bed too soft, not firm enough.

  • 8.4
    Superb

    The bed was super comfortable. I just wanted to sleep my entire stay. The room was nice and clean. The bathroom was perfect. All the employees that we encountered were nice and very accommodating.

    The elevator was so small :(

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The staff was excellent at the front desk and door, very pleasant and welcoming.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    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.

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 2 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 17 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
17 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Midway (MDW)9.9 mi
Train
Millenium Station3700 ft
Millennium Station3700 ft
Underground
LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line)1.3 mi
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