The James Chicago Hotel

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The James Chicago Hotel brings the comforts of home to the center of America's third biggest city, along with a few stellar extras.

Rooms on the inside of the building have a view of the nightly movies played on the wall of the courtyard.
You can only stay in so many ultra-chic boutique hotels, so many opulent mega-palaces, before you start yearning for something a little more familiar. What's wrong with something approximating home? There's a reason, after all, that you live there in the first place.

Enter The James Chicago Hotel, where rooms blend residential comfort with modern decor and the full array of high-tech gadgetry. You won't quite find home cooking at the on-site restaurant, David Burke's Primehouse, but you will find a daring take on the traditional Chicago steakhouse, where Surf and Turf Dumplings blend barbecue short ribs with lobster mousse.

The Spa by ASHA features three private rooms and treatments geared specifically to travelers, alongside the full menu of massages and facials. The internationally renowned cuisine, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife of Chicago's Magnificent Mile are just steps away.


  • Banquet & Catering Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Meeting / Conference Rooms
  • Meeting / Private Room
  • Private Dining Room
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Spa
  • Spa Services
  • ATM Machine
  • Bottled Water in Room
  • Concierge
  • Concierge (24-Hour)
  • Courtesy Car
  • Express Check Out
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Front Desk
  • Front Desk (24-Hour)
  • Handicapped Facilities
  • High Speed Internet
  • High Speed Internet (Complimentary)
  • High Speed Internet (Wireless)
  • In-room safe
  • iPod dock in rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Nanny/Babysitting Service
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Dining & Lounging Area
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed (Restrictions may Apply)
  • Room Service
  • Room Service (24-Hour)
  • Turndown Service
  • Valet Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Business
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Spa

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The James Chicago Hotel is in the heart of downtown Chicago, just steps from the Magnificent Mile. Nearby attractions include Navy Pier and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Chicago O'Hare Airport is approximately 45 minutes away by car.


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PHONE: +1.877.999.0680
EMAIL: Reservations Team

Monday to Friday 6am – 12am
Saturday and Sunday 7am - 3pm
Hours of operation are in Pacific Standard Time.
  • The James Chicago Hotel
  • 55 East Ontario
  • Chicago 60611
  • United States

Recognition & Affiliates

The James Chicago Hotel is part of The James and Denihan Hospitality Group

Travel Weekly - Gold Magellan Award Winner, Lobby/Common Space Design - 2010
Travel + Leisure - 500 World's Best Hotels - 2009
Travel + Leisure - World's Best Awards - 2008 & 2009
Travel + Leisure - No.29, Top 100 Hotels in Continental US & Canada - 2008
Illinois Meetings & Events - Best Hotel - 2007
Condé Nast Traveler - Hot List - 2007
Travel + Leisure - Coolest New Hotel on Earth - 2006