The James

55 East Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

Ranking #22/40

  • Rooms From
  • Distance Center
  • Style
  • Neighborhood
  • $169
  • 0.9 mi (1.5 km)
  • Boutique
  • Magnificent Mile
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Why it’s Special

The James Hotel Chicago is a boutique hotel that offers guests a unique cultural experience with displays of work by local artists like Cheryl Pope.

Hotel Overview

Located in downtown Chicago near Michigan Avenue, The James Chicago offers easy access to popular nightlife, shopping, and dining options at the Magnificent Mile. In 2013 Travel + Leisure recognized the ’Primehouse’ at the hotel as one of the best steakhouses in the country. The James Hotel Chicago offers guests a unique visual and cultural experience. In the lobby and guestrooms you’ll find works by local and  international artists like Joel Ross and Andrea Mantin.

Rooms + Bath

The James Chicago skillfully blends a classic design with modern luxuries and liberated touches to offer guests an impressive boutique experience. The hotel offers guests a selection of guestrooms, studios, lofts, apartments and penthouses to choose from. The guestrooms are modern but warm, designed for function and form. Each room offers guests eco-friendly pillows, locally sourced items in pantries, complimentary distilled water and HD smart TVs. The hotel also provides guests full sized bath products by Intelligent Nutrients. For the ultimate cosmopolitan experience the James Hotel Chicago offers Penthouse Lofts with spa style bathrooms.

Food + Drink

The James Chicago is home to Primehouse, the best steakhouse in the city, recognized by Chicago Magazine. The chef, David Burke, is known for his whimsical and innovative menu that offers diners an unforgettable culinary experience. The restaurant has a rotating menu that makes use of organic, local, and seasonal ingredients. For eclectic entertainment and curated cocktails head to the JIMMY lounge with its impressive contemporary design.

Phone 312.337.1000




  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Accessible Accommodations
  • Bar
  • Business Center
  • Car Service
  • Concierge
  • Event Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Service Spa
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • On-Site Fitness Center
  • Pet Friendly (surcharge)
  • Restaurant

Room & Bath

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffeemaker
  • Hot Water Maker
  • iPod Docking Station
  • Premium Toiletries
  • Turndown Service
  • Workstation

The James


Magnificent Mile is considered by many the heart of Chicago with over 250 restaurants and 450 stores and offers an urban Chicago experience unlike any other. The ‘Mag Mile’, as it’s often called, is best known for its luxury boutiques and impressive mega malls with brands like Tiffany Co., Cartier, Burberry and La Perla. The upscale neighborhood stretches from Oak Street to the banks of Chicago River. Travelers will enjoy easy access to attractions, entertainment, shopping and dining, all in one place. The neighborhood is home to iconic buildings like the Tribune Tower and John Hancock Center as well as monuments like the Water Tower.