The James Chicago Hotel Chicago, IL, United States

The James Chicago Hotel

Chicago, IL, United States

Style: Boutique/Design. Built: 2006. Remodeled: 2011. Rooms: 297. Suites: 106.

The James Chicago: Redefining downtown boutique Chicago hotels.

The James is a brand of centrally located, warmly modern luxury boutique hotels, as embodied in its first property, The James Chicago. Delivering the very best of what Chicago's downtown hotels have to offer, it features an artful blend of strikingly stylish design, guest-centric service and pure comfort. Located right off the Magnificent Mile on Ontario Avenue, The James Chicago is just minutes away from Chicago's world renowned shopping, dining and nightlife destinations, as well as its celebrated cultural institutions like Navy Pier and The John Hancock Center.

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 David Burke's Primehouse, J Bar, The Gym and The Spa by Asha.

Fitness Center

Work out in the 2,000 square foot fitness center, The Gym, with state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment, advanced weight systems and facilities where seasoned personal trainers are available for questions. Training sessions are offered by appointment.

Fine Dining on Site

David Burke's Primehouse is located at The James Chicago. In his interpretation of the classic American steakhouse, esteemed chef and renowned innovator David Burke continues to redefine modern American cuisine and push the envelope of culinary creativity. The restaurant features hand-selected meats that are dry-aged on the premises in a Himalayan salt-tiled aging room.

Banquets & Meetings

The James features 7,000 square feet of special event space that can host events ranging from 10 to 300 guests. All event space is conveniently located on the same floor, affording meeting attendees an added level of privacy and security, while those planning a special occasion will have room to spread out, if so desired. All the event and meeting space at The James benefit from the same modern, comfortable furnishings and d├ęcor that can be found throughout the hotel, as well as natural light, and state-of-the-art audio visual equipment. Note Bene

Danny Errico, former CEO and founder of the successful Equinox Fitness Clubs, and Brad Wilson, most recently V.P. of Operations and a founding member of W Hotels, have come together to introduce the James Hotel properties with modern residential comfort and classic hospitality. Recommended Rooms

The hotel provides rollaway beds. For families, 2 rooms are recommended. "Double guest rooms" allow max occupancy of 4 using existing bedding, for additional fees. Studios and Loft Suites offer all the guest-centric features of the Guest Rooms plus a spacious living area, a full bottle wet bar and, in the Lofts, a private media room.

Business Center

Conveniently connected to the main lobby, The James' business/networking lounge provides complimentary internet and printing services to all guests. With the traveling parent in mind, all computers are equipped with webcams so guests can communicate with their family at home and even virtually "tuck" in their kids with a bedtime story.

High Speed Internet

High speed internet is available to all James guests.

Pets Allowed

All pets are welcome.

Spa Facility

In keeping with a commitment to provide guests with a complete luxury experience, The James partnered with the renowned Asha SalonSpa. The Spa by Asha at The James includes three treatment rooms for a unique variety of exceptional spa treatments offering guests a full sensory experience. A true traveler's spa, treatments range from rejuvenating facial services to relaxing massage therapy.

Biking, Touring

Complimentary bikes available courtesy of Paul Frank.

Jogging & Running

The sophisticated and modern James Chicago hotel, known for its intuitive guest-centric services and dedication to providing unique opportunities for travelers, launches The James Chicago City Running Tour, created by City Running Tours®. As the premier, and only, hotel partner in the city, The James Chicago is offering guided 4.25-mile excursions available to guests and locals alike, led by professional City Running Tour guides.


Located just steps off The Magnificent Mile.

Theatre & Museums

The James is also within easy walking distance of many of Chicago's most celebrated attractions and institutions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, The John Hancock Center, Millennium Park, The Historic Water Tower and The Navy Pier.

Hotel Amenities

- Fine Dining Nearby

- Fitness Center

- Meeting Space

- Disabled Access

- Fine Dining on Site

- Banquets & Meetings

- Business Center

- High Speed Internet

- Pets Allowed

- Spa Facility

Available Activities

- Biking, Touring

- Dining

- Jogging & Running

- Shopping

- Theatre & Museums

Hotel Address

The James Chicago Hotel

55 East Ontario

Chicago , IL 60611

United States

Location Summary

The James is ideally situated right in the heart of downtown Chicago, just steps from Michigan Avenue. In addition to its proximity to numerous dining, shopping and nightlife choices along the world famous Magnificent Mile, The James is within easy walking distance of such celebrated cultural attractions as Millennium Park and The Museum of Contemporary Art.

Child policies vary by hotel. Many hotels are able to provide a rollaway bed or crib, though there may be an extra fee. Such fees will not be included in the quoted rate.

If you are ready to book, our advice is to first make your reservation. Our agents will then be able to more effectively assist you with details regarding your children.

If you require further information before making a reservation, please contact us with the hotel name, your dates, and the number and age of the children. Thank you.

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