The James Chicago Magnificent Mile

 4 stars
55 East Ontario Street, Chicago, United States, 60611  show mapSave
From  US$ 304
Best Price Guarantee
  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities

Editorial review:

A super chic redux of the old Lenox Suites located in River North features modern yet non sterile rooms that include comfortable beds, alarm clocks which project the time on the ceiling, impressive baths sporting Kiehl products, and of course the to die for aged stakes in David Burke's Primehouse.

Verified Reviews:

  • Staff is wonderful - I highly recommend this hotel - Lobby is small but adequate
  • Television by the bed did not work - Staff were nice - Three towels in the bathroom
  • Service was accomodating - Room was nice - Right down from michigan avenue and near some wonderful restaurants
  • Room was well furnished - Bathroom in my room was very small - 42 inch plasma tv made the room feel larger
  • Rooms were spacious - Beds were very comfortable - Location is pretty perfect for shopping, sightseeing

Overview

One of Chicago’s most celebrated boutique hotels, The James Chicago continues to garner buzz and accolades, thanks to its effortless blend of modern, residential comfort with state-of-the-art technology, environmentally-thoughtful and guest-centric service.

The 297-room luxury boutique, which received recognition on Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards, is centrally located on the corner of Rush and Ontario, steps from Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue shopping district, Millennium Park and renowned museums. Every room is an expression of chic, residential style, enveloping guests in a warm design that is at once luxurious and supremely comfortable. The James Chicago also features the award-winning David Burke’s Primehouse, The Gym with Jim Karas personal training, The Spa by Asha, 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, as well as seasonally rotating artwork.

Like its sister properties in New York and Miami, The James Chicago offers complimentary WiFi, complimentary triple-distilled in-room water and local area transportation options including bikes and car service.

The James Chicago is a non-smoking property. Overnight valet parking is available for $60 per day and self park is available for $42 per day.

Year renovated   2006.  Number of floors   17.  Number of rooms   297.

hotel The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Chicago location

In the heart of Chicago, just 20 minutes from North Avenue Beach, Flamingo Sculpture and Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. A short distance to a metro station enables you to see St. James Cathedral, The Magnificent Mile and John Hancock Center / Observatory in no time.

The hotel offers excellent location close to parks.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 1.7km
  • Airport: Merrill C Meigs (closed) - 4.1km, Midway - 15.8km
  • Train Station: Millenium Station - 1.0km, Ogilvie Transportation Center - 1.6km
  • Underground station: LaSalle "L" Station (Blue Line) - 2.0km, - 100 m
  • Bus stop - 100 m

Rooms

Rooms offer modern furnishings and unique touches like an alarm clock that displays the correct time on the ceiling. Bathrooms are fitted with Kiehls bath products and slate floors. Maid service is offered twice daily. This hotel is targeted to the modern day business traveler but offers babysitting services. There are no stated provisions for extra bedding. There is television, 24-hour reception, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, spa and wellness center, airport shuttle, room service, car rental, ironing service, currency exchange, business center, laundry, dry cleaning, and fax/photocopying. Wireless internet is provided throughout the hotel and is free.

Dining options

Continental breakfast is offered. There is a Lobby Bar located in the comfortable lobby as well as David Burkes Primehouse, serving up wonderful steak dinners.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Work

There are state-of-the-art meeting facilities with lavish audiovisual equipment for any meeting needs. At 7,000 square feet, there is ample room for up to 220 people. Wi-Fi is wired throughout the hotel and is free. There are also fax machines and office services.

Leisure

There is an on-site gym, indoor swimming pool and spa.

Additional features

The gym offers 2,000 square feet of fitness equipment. There is also Spa by Asha which offers professional masseuses. There are state-of-the-art meeting facilities and comfortable common areas with local fine art throughout. There is also an indoor swimming pool to enjoy.

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) and the rate is $42.00/$60.00.

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 60 per day.

Public hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is USD 34 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Laundry
  • Massage services
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  2 pm

Pets

Pets allowed on request at the price of $75.00

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 30.00 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free. 
  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 30 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Do you manage this property? Add your hotel to drive more sales or use badges to increase conversion rate at your website.

Rooms and availability

Rooms offer modern furnishings and unique touches like an alarm clock that displays the correct time on the ceiling. Bathrooms are fitted with Kiehls bath products and slate floors. Maid service is offered twice daily. This hotel is targeted to the modern day business traveler but offers babysitting services. There are no stated provisions for extra bedding. There is television, 24-hour reception, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, spa and wellness center, airport shuttle, room service, car rental, ironing service, currency exchange, business center, laundry, dry cleaning, and fax/photocopying. Wireless internet is provided throughout the hotel and is free.

Guest Room

The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Guest Room
Check Prices
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Guest Room
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Guest Room
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Guest Room

Modern room has a workspace and marble bathroom.

Studio Suite

The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Studio Suite Loft Suite
Check Prices
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Studio Suite Loft Suite
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Studio Suite Loft Suite
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Studio Suite Loft Suite
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Studio Suite Loft Suite

This light room comprises a sleeping zone and a living area with sofa. Bathroom has all modern conveniences.

One Bedroom Apartment

The James Chicago Magnificent Mile One Bedroom Apartment
Check Prices
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile One Bedroom Apartment
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile One Bedroom Apartment
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile One Bedroom Apartment
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile One Bedroom Apartment

Luxurious room consists of a bedroom, a living room and modern bathroom.

Penthouse Loft

The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Penthouse Loft
Check Prices
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Penthouse Loft
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Penthouse Loft
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Penthouse Loft
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Penthouse Loft

Extremely luxurious accommodation offers a comfortable living room with a dining area for six people and a spa bathroom.

Deluxe Room

The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Deluxe Room
Check Prices
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Deluxe Room

The room offers more space and includes a work desk and a bathroom with all necessary amenities.

Loft Suite

The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Loft Suite
Check Prices
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Loft Suite
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Loft Suite
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Loft Suite
The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Loft Suite

Luxurious room has a bedroom and a living room with a sofa, armchairs and table. The bathroom has all modern amenities.

The James Chicago Magnificent Mile LocationWhat's nearby

Legend
Legend
  • Current hotel
  • Hotels nearby
  • Airports
  • Underground Railway Stations
  • Train Stations
  • Parks
  • Attractions for Tourists
  • Museums
  • Convention Centers
  • Stadiums
  • Food and meals
  • General

Hover above the icons to see hotel photo and details.

Click the hotel to go to the main hotel page.

What's nearby

What's nearby.

Located steps from the Miracle Mile, Chicago's version of the Champs Elysees, this hotel is right in the middle of the action. It is accessible by car and there is paid parking in the hotel. There is also an airport shuttle for those flying into the city.

Attractions for Tourists
  • Old Water Tower Chicago
    400 m
General
  • Chicago Tribune Tower
    300 m
  • Wrigley Building
    400 m
  • Marina City
    500 m
  • Time Life Building
    500 m
Shopping Areas
Amusement
  • Screenz
    400 m
  • Amf Bowl Marina City Lanes
    500 m
Museums
  • Terra Museum of American Art
    100 m
  • Arts Club of Chicago
    200 m
  • Chicago Artist's Coalition
    300 m
  • 400 m
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
    500 m
  • Museum Shop of the Art Inst
    600 m
  • Bridgehouse and Chicago River Museum
    600 m
Universities, Institutes
  • Real Estate Education CO
    200 m
  • American College of Surgeons
    200 m
  • Loyola University of Chicago
    400 m
  • Quigley Preparatory Seminary
    500 m
  • Northwestern University
    600 m
  • Vip Schools Inc
    600 m
Business Areas
  • American Medical Association Headquarters
    200 m
Medical care and Hospitals
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    400 m
  • Va Chicago Health Care System
    500 m
Casinos
  • Par-A-Dice Riverboat Casino
    200 m

Local Attractions

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago
    1.5km
    Chicago, IL
  • Navy Pier
    1.7km
    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
  • Flamingo Sculpture
    1.6km
    50 West Adams Street, Chicago
  • Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    1.6km
    220 South Michigan Ave, Chicago
  • Charnley-Persky House
    1.6km
    1365 North Astor Street, Chicago

Near the hotel

  • Richard H. Driehaus Museum
    120 m
    40 E. Erie St., Chicago
  • The Magnificent Mile
    220 m
    N Michigan Ave, Chicago
  • St. James Cathedral
    190 m
    65 East Huron Street, Chicago
  • Supernatural Chicago
    320 m
    632 N. Dearborn, Chicago
  • Holy Name Cathedral
    360 m
    735 North State St, Chicago
  • John Hancock Center / Observatory
    600 m
    875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago
  • Tribune Tower
    370 m
    435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Restaurants Nearby

  • David Burke's Primehouse

    65% likes this, based on 380 reviews
    Food: American, Steakhouse
    Price Range: USD 41 - USD 80

    40 m
    616 N Rush St

    Phone: 312-660-6000

  • e.leaven Food Company

    61% likes this, based on 93 reviews

    30 m
    54 E. Ontario Street

    Phone: (312) 202-0899 ‎

  • Su Casa Mexican Restaurant

    Food: Southwestern, Mexican
    Price Range: USD 16 - USD 16

    40 m
    49 E Ontario St

    Phone: 312-943-4041

  • Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

    84% likes this, based on 1111 reviews
    Food: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
    Price Range: USD 43 - USD 82

    150 m
    60 E Grand Ave

    Phone: 312-379-5637

  • Lawry's The Prime Rib

    84% likes this, based on 398 reviews
    Food: American, Steakhouse
    Price Range: USD 31 - USD 51

    70 m
    100 E Ontario St

    Phone: 312-787-5000

Getting there.

The hotel is located steps from the Miracle Mile in downtown Chicago. There is an airport shuttle for easy access and there is paid parking in the hotel.

Getting around.

It is accessible by car, but there is also an airport shuttle for easy access.

The James Chicago Magnificent Mile Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The James Chicago Magnificent Mile

Average guest rating

3.8
out of 5
Excellent
Based on 37 reviews

Rating by category:

Value
4.0
Dining
2.3
Location
4.7
Rooms
3.8
Service
3.1

Individual guest reviews

  • Great value for money and i liked the location and the modern style. Wonderful desk staff and room really clean. Reasonably priced very good breakfast, nice contemporary styling.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.8
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      5
  • The location was great as my friend and the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful giving tips on to eat, etc. The room was nice and clean.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.4
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Value
      5
  • Fantastic location just off michigan avenue, friendly, bright rooms and the staff is nice.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.9
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      3
  • Location downtown friendly staff food was better than expected, excellent breakfast and the best hotel we've stayed in. The room was very clean.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.8
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      5
    • Value
      5
  • Great location, exceptional hotel and most of the staff were excellent. The bathroom was nice as well.

    No free movies available in room.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.5
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      5
  • Good location at the heart of the city and modern decor. Nice staff, allowed a late checkout and i missed the deadline for reserving a room at an advantageous rate for the spak/schechner wedding. Great bar.

    Window shades did not cut out the light enough.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.4
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      3
  • Great location, cool boutique hotel and attractive lobby. Very friendly and attentive staff, concierge was very helpful. The bathroom was perfect.

    In room dining food was not good.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.7
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
  • The location was excellent as was the room and the hotel was not over heated as we could control the temperature. Staff were very friendly and all the employees that we encountered were nice and very accommodating. The bed was very comfortable.

    Conditioner just did not seem to make one feel clean.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.7
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
  • And the location is fantastic, bathroom from a natural skin care line from Intelligent Nutrients.

    The beds were too small.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      5.0
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
  • The location is perfect, a few mn away from some excellent places to have dinner and staff is friendly and great. The rooms are very comfortable, the onsite restaurant is pretty good and the facilities the ambiance are all wonderful.

    Perhaps other spa services and bed too soft. My bathtub drain was very slow.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.5
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      5
  • Magnificent mile and excellent location. The hotel hospitality was amazing and the staff were amazing, helpful and friendly. The bed was super comfortable and the restaurant was good.

    Oddly some areas seem a little well worn, elevators can be scarce, hot water should have been hotter.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.8
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      5
  • Lovely staff and great rooms.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.9
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
  • Excellent staff, soft bed.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      5.0
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
  • Excellent service and nice bed.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.6
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
  • Reception good, comfortable beds.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
Show more reviews

Why book with us?

No prepayments
Pay at the hotel, credit card details are only required to guarantee your booking.
Low prices
Enjoy our best price guarantee and special offers.
Free cancellations
Usually cancellations can be made without charge close to your arrival date (check policies).
Guaranteed room
You get instant confirmation directly from the hotel's reservation database.