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The James Chicago

55 E. Ontario, Chicago, IL, USA
Neighborhood: River North


  • Rooms : 18.5
  • Service : 18.5
  • Public Spaces : 18.0

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Something richer than the average boutique, and more stylish than the typical luxury hotel — that’s the idea behind the James. The flagship in what’s to be a new chain, the James Chicago, it must be said, is a highly polished affair. The look is significantly more dressed-up than one might expect in a town which, despite its architectural pedigree, draws a large share of its travelers from Middle America. The rooms are swanky, in a restrained way, furnished with familiar designer pieces and rescued from the edge of minimalist boredom by an edge of decadence — vast TV screens, rich fabrics, top-flight entertainment centers and lush modern spa-style bathrooms.

A steakhouse is just about as quintessentially Chicagoan as a restaurant can get — the James features David Burke’s Primehouse, serving Kentucky-raised beef dry-aged on the premises. There’s a small spa downstairs, and an extensive fitness center, the latter down to the fact that one of the James’s founding partners also founded the Equinox fitness clubs. And no urban design hotel would be caught dead without something like the J Bar, a stylish and reasonably exclusive cocktail lounge where hotel guests mix with some of the more discerning locals.

How to get there:

The James is located a few blocks from the Grand Ave. station on the Red "L" line or a 40-minute drive from Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Please contact to arrange airport transfers.

Parking: Valet parking is available at an additional cost of $60 per night (in/out privileges).

Pet Policy: One-time non refundable fee of $75.

  • The James Chicago
  • 55 E. Ontario
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Neighborhood: River North

Hotel amenities and services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)

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