The James Chicago - Magnificent Mile

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

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18.5
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  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces18
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

Something richer than the average boutique, and more stylish than the typical luxury hotel — that’s the idea behind the James Chicago — Magnificent Mile. The flagship in what’s to be a new chain, the James, 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, alongside a cocktail-driven drinks program. 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 Patio, a stylish and al fresco 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. Valet parking is available at an additional cost of $60 per night (in/out privileges). Pet policy: One-time non refundable fee of $75.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 297 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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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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Pets are allowed on request although charges apply.

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Guestroom - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 385 ft²/35 m².
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    • Intelligent Nutrients bath amenities
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • iPod docking station
    • phones
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    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 398 ft²/36 m².
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  • Deluxe Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 400 ft²/37 m².
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    Views: city.

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    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • Intelligent Nutrients bath amenities
    • iPod docking station
    • phones
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
  • Guestroom - 2 Double Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 400 ft²/37 m².
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    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • Intelligent Nutrients bath amenities
    • iPod docking station
    • phones
    • wet bar
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    • Fits 2 people
    • 400 ft²/37 m².
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  • Studio Suite - 1 Queen

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 450 ft²/41 m².
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    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • Intelligent Nutrients bath amenities
    • iPod docking station
    • phones
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
  • Loft Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 550 ft²/51 m².
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    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
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    • flat panel television
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    • separate living room
    • turndown service
    • wet bar
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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)

Need to Know

Pets are allowed on request although charges apply.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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