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Wellness Factors

  • In-room Yoga Mats

    In-room Yoga Mats

    stretch in your own personal space

  • Spa On Property

    Spa On Property

    aromatherapy footbath included with all Spa by ASHA treatments

  • In-room Water Filtration

    In-room Water Filtration

    triple filtered

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Green Features

  • Room Temperature Control

    guestrooms with individual thermostats

  • Eco-Friendly Bath Products

    organic Intelligent Nutrients bath products

  • Water Bottle Program

    refill stations

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Community Impact

  • Employee Volunteer Hours

    benefit WITS, Ronald McDonald House, Heartland Alliance

  • Donates Back

    benefits Hemmings Fund, Ronald McDonald House, Heartland Alliance

  • Local Artist Program

    #artatthejames displays local art throughout the hotel

  • Local Community Mentorship

    WITS weekly mentorship of elementary school children

Get inspired on the Magnificent Mile with a stay at The James Chicago.

The Setting

Set amidst one of Chicago’s grandest ‘hoods, and steps from the Magnificent Mile, lies this luxury boutique hotel. The convenience to some of Chicago’s best shopping, food, and nightlife is merely a bonus while staying at The James–you’re also in easy access to celebrated cultural attractions such as Millennium Park and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Featuring a modern design, The James boasts a rotating gallery of local and international artists throughout the hotel.

Sleep and Sanctuary

Handcrafted design and warmly modern.  No, that’s not your dream home, but rather the feeling you get from each of the 297 rooms at The James Chicago. Each guestroom is thoughtfully appointed with amenities that are Kind approved such as organic Intelligent Nutrients bath products, triple-filtered water, in-room greeneries, eco-friendly pillow options from Keetsa and healthy snacks. Further amenities include HD Smart TV’s,  platform beds, and marble and slate-tile bathrooms. Also, enjoy (eco-friendly) convenience at your fingertips with The James Hotels Mobile App and in-room tablet: offering an intuitive way to order room service, request housekeeping, make dining reservations and more, all while saving paper in the process. They had us at warmly modern.

Eat. Pray. Eat.

Known for its culinary creativity, Primehouse redefines the modern American steakhouse experience. We’re giving Primehouse our seal of Kind approval because in addition to its award-wining cuisine, Primehouse partners with non-profit, Common Threads, on special events and custom kids menus (available through in-room dining). Common Threads is an organization whose mission it is to encourage good nutrition and physical well-being by teaching members of low-income households how to cook wholesome, affordable meals.  

  • Primehouse – This steakhouse is upscale without compromising warmth and hospitality. It’s the fine dining restaurant of the people! While Primehouse is obviously known for its steak, vegetarians can have their veggies and eat ‘em too, with entrees like the vegetable rissotto with acquerllo and black truffle or a veggie sandwich with apples and camembert. Primehouse’s bar won’t leave you wanting more either. May we recommend the Amaretto Dreamsicle for dessert (you’re welcome).
  • Bar + Patio - Perfect for after work cocktails or a full meal, the Primehouse Bar is an extension of its classic steakhouse where guests can enjoy an innovative bar menu or choose from signature items from the complete Primehouse menu. Stake out a spot during warmer months on The Patio, providing a fresh destination for alfresco dining. Located on Rush Street (between Ohio and Ontario streets), The Patio features shareable plates by Primehouse and an expanded cocktail menu from the Primehouse Bar.

Craving breakfast in bed or a late-night snack? Lucky for you, room service is available 24-hours a day.

The Art of De-stressing

The Urban Wellness program at The James provides an all-encompassing, holistic, mind and body recharge. Spend a day at The Spa by ASHA for an abundance of restorative treatments (like the Chakra Balancing Massage), each one coming with an aromatherapy footbath.

The 24-hour fitness center is filled with state-of-the-art equipment, each donned with a personal TV. You can also sweat it out back in your room, thanks to complimentary yoga mats and a virtual, on-demand ReinventYOU training program. Also available are PUBLIC Bikes for local exploration and running maps to take you on a scenic jog along the lakeshore.

  • Pet Friendly

  • Bar Lounge

  • Library

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Restaurant

  • Public Transportation

  • Hotel Mobile App

  • Handicap Accessible

    vision impaired, physical disabilities, accessible travel paths

  • Gym

  • Dry Cleaners

    Open 24 hours!

  • Family Friendly

  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea

  • Ipod Dock

  • Laundry Facility

  • Mini Fridge

  • Room Service

    24-hour service

  • Entertainment

    JIMMY at The James Chicago

  • Complimentary Newspaper

  • Flat Screen TV

  • Minibar

  • Conference Halls

    includes conference rooms

  • Concierge

    24-hour service

  • Air Conditioning

  • Baby Crib Service

  • Video Game

  • Business Center

  • Bath Robes

  • Local Car Service

    includes eco-car guest transportation


Modern, cozy, chic; The James knows what you want before you know you want it. Paper-free convenience is at your fingertips in ever room at The James, thanks to its Mobiel App and in-room tablets. In the standard guestrooms, choose from either a single king or two double beds. Enjoy a nice niche for your work or dining needs, though it may be hard getting work done when you have the beautiful architectural cityscape views that you do from rooms on higher floors.


Suites have all the bells and whistles you’d find in standard guestrooms (HD Smart TVs, iPod speakers, in-room snacks) but while boasting a spacious separate living area. Studios provide an open-air layout, while Lofts boast their own private media room with HD projector. Hotel movie night anyone?

Special Rooms

Penthouse Lofts are your most glamorous option, with a six-person dining area, oversized sofa, three HD Smart TVs, and full surround sound system. If that’s not enough, there’s the ginormous spa-like bathroom with a soaking tub and his and her sinks to boot.

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Kind Eats and Drinks
  • Check out foodlife: a fresh and gourmet urban food hall
  • For upscale vegan dining, order from the special menu at The Lobby
  • Try clean, sustainable eating that's good for you and the planet at nearby sweetgreen
Conscious Culture
Mindful Adventures
  • Take a ride on the hotel’s complimentary PUBLIC Bikes
  • Participate in the hotel’s guided running tours, by contacting the concierge
  • Tour the city by water and paddle with Urban Kayaks
Do Good for the Day
Be Kind to Yourself
55 East Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611

By plane
  • 12.4mi from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) (Taxi: approx. $42)
  • 17.1mi from O’Hare International Airport (ORD) (Taxi: approx. $50)
By Bus/Metro
By Automobile
  • Valet parking is available for a fee, with in and out privileges
  • Self parking is also available for a fee
  • The hotel offers eco-friendly luxury car service (based on availability at time of request)
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​By Zipcar
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  • Conde Nast Award
  • Travel & Leisure World's Best Awards 2015
  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2015
  • Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice Award 2015