Since The James Chicago set up residency on the prestigious Magnificent Mile in 2006, it quickly became a go-to destination for both discerning travelers and in-the-know locals. Known for its signature blend of intuitive service, warmly-modern design and liberated touches, the James is an ideal jumping off point to explore downtown Chicago and beyond.
A clean, neutral color palette and earth tone furnishings exemplify the minimalist approach taken in each of the 297 guestrooms. Simply designed to provide a soothing, restorative environment for visitors to return to after a day sightseeing, guestrooms range from 385 to 400 square feet and feature a king or two double beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, 48-inch HD Smart TV, a work/dining niche, spacious bathrooms, carefully-curated pantry, and 24-hour in-room dining from David Burke’s Primehouse.
The James Chicago also offers studios, lofts, one-bedroom apartments, and penthouse lofts for those in need of additional space. With these upgraded accommodations come extra amenities such as large soaking tubs, dining for up to six, customized meals from David Burke’s Primehouse, wetbars, and even private media rooms with HD DVD projectors.
Experience The James Chicago as a culinary destination with David Burke’s Primehouse, named “#1 Steakhouse in Chicago” by Chicago magazine; The Primehouse Bar, perfect for after work cocktails; and JIMMY Chicago, an intimate cocktail lounge. At JIMMY, bartenders mix up inventive concoctions inspired by classic drinks using housemade syrups and bitters finished with fresh-squeezed juices and herbs. Meet JIMMY on The Patio this summer and enjoy al fresco dining featuring sharable dishes by David Burke’s Primehouse. After midnight, retreat inside JIMMY for live entertainment such as film screenings and local DJs keeping the party going all night long.
Also found on site is the Spa by ASHA. This intimate area features three treatment rooms and an expansive menu of skin, massage and body services, and even specialty treatments geared towards men, teens and mommies-to-be. You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your guestroom or suite to indulge—the spa’s staff is more than happy to perform treatments in-room for the ultimate in pampered luxury. And regardless of the service chosen, each includes a calming aromatherapy foot bath to leave spa-goers floating on cloud nine.
Although it may be difficult to leave The James Chicago’s many on-site offerings, there is so much to see and do just steps from the hotel. Its idyllic location on Magnificent Mile means the city’s top dining destinations, upscale shopping, nightlife venues, and cultural attractions are all within reach, including popular spots such as Tanta, Sepia, P.45, Space519, 52 Eighty Rooftop Lounge, The Berkshire Room, Millennium Park and The Museum of Contemporary Art.
The James Chicago is just waiting to be your home-away-from-home as you get to know one of America’s most beloved cities. Relax, taste, sip and luxuriate in the property’s many liberated amenities while taking in the city’s best attractions. As one of Chicago’s most celebrated boutique hotels, The James introduces guests to a sophisticated side of the Windy City that keeps them coming back for more.
The James Chicago
55 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611