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The James Chicago

The James Chicago

Hotel, Event Space, and Restaurant
Near North Side, Chicago
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  • Ben C.
    "best thing about the James is that the toiletries"(6 Tips)
    The Feast
    "especially with David Burke headlining."(3 Tips)
    Fiona Q.
    "Comfortable beds with three firmness pillows & fresh white linens."(4 Tips)
    Elma K.
    "You must try the truffle fries.... Yummy"(3 Tips)
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  • Georgia K.
    Georgia KrauseFebruary 18
    I enjoyed my stay here; staffs are all professional and fun to be with. The rooms were big enough with comfortable bed and clean bathroom. We’ll return soon.
  • Gordon W.
    Gordon WrightFebruary 17
    Good design. An escape from the corporate cookie cutter hotel room at a reasonable rate.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BJanuary 20
    This is one of my favorite places to stay in Chicago. Boutique atmosphere. Friendly, reasonably priced, centrally located and nice rooms.
  • Laurea d.
    Laurea de OcampoJuly 9, 2015
    Queen suite is great
  • Bob S.
    Bob St ClaireJuly 4, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great hotel. Attached Primehouse restaurant outstanding. Being right around the corner from Eataly is a big plus.
  • Billy M.
    Billy MayJune 28, 2015
    Incredible service... and the softest beds west of La-La Land 😇
  • Justin W.
    Justin WilliamsDecember 21, 2014
    My new favorite place to stay in Chicago.
  • Cindy G.
    Cindy Guajardo KruseAugust 27, 2014
    Relaxing before dinner!
  • Evan P.
    Evan PierriAugust 10, 2014
    The concierge has free bikes available in the lobby. Great for a summer ride along lakeshore drive. You may need to reserve one ahead of time.
  • Kat S.
    Kat S.July 22, 2014
    Can't rave enough about The James! Perfect location, amazing rooms, great staff. Will definitely be back!
  • Ben C.
    Ben CaroJuly 14, 2014
    The best thing about the James is that the toiletries are gluten-free, which is fantastic because people DEFINITELY EAT TOILETRIES.
  • David S.
    David SmithMarch 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're having trouble with the doors, try putting downward pressure on the keycard as you pull it from the slot.
  • Stacey P.
    Stacey PennalaFebruary 24, 2014
    Love the organic toiletries!!
  • Cyndie T.
    Cyndie TengJanuary 25, 2014
    Really comfy beds! :)
  • Mitchell S.
    Mitchell SJanuary 7, 2014
    We asked the concierge for a hip driver, since we were staying at a hip hotel. He told us to try Echo Limousine. He was Sooo right!
  • The Traveller
    The TravellerSeptember 7, 2013
    Absolutely not adequate to its category.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DeSienaAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Easily the best bed in Chi-town
  • The Capital Grille
    The Capital GrilleAugust 7, 2013
    In Chicago for business? Utilize The James' Audi car service for convenient travel to local meetings and events.
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaJuly 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great location, attentive service, free wifi, awesome toiletries, and clean spacious rooms. Cookies left in the room before bedtime an added bonus :)
  • Greg S.
    Greg SmithJuly 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're a light sleeper, request an interior room; you'll lose a bit in the view department but will appreciate the silence. Even late at night, it's loud on Ontario.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KlingJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Most boutique hotels have a hip lobby and boring rooms. This place does not. Great rooms, awesome beds, wonderful service, and fantastic toiletries. And, of course, perfect location.
  • Jess
    JessJune 29, 2013
    The gym is a. Amazing!! As someone who trains daily the gym really does have everything you need! Cables, weight plates and barbells, gym quality weight machines. Blown away.
  • Rick V.
    Rick ValenzuelaApril 27, 2013
    The gym here rocks, best hotel gym I have ever been in. That said, if its nice out, go for a run up the Magnificent Mile instead past the Millennium Theater.
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BobrowApril 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Room service for truffle fries is worth it and check out channel 42 if you have a moment :)
  • Chris B.
    Chris BierMarch 17, 2013
    2pm late checkout is pretty freakin awesome
  • Renee
    ReneeJanuary 16, 2013
    Classy/modern boutique hotel. Love!
  • Shauna S.
    Shauna SeresinNovember 16, 2012
    Just hanging out in the lobby is very interesting! All sorts come through it and they are all interesting too!
  • James W.
    James WilliamsOctober 23, 2012
    Front desk staff is quite good looking.
  • Jillian L.
    Jillian LSeptember 10, 2012
    The only place to stay in Chicago - everyone is so nice!
  • Rahul C.
    Rahul ChopraJuly 17, 2012
    Room 1422 is awesome. 2br with a tv projector
  • Nicole H.
    Nicole HeringJuly 9, 2012
    Complimentary wifi, 24 hour gym, 2 David Burke bars + a restaurant. A+ in my book!!
  • Jarritt N.
    Jarritt NegriMay 27, 2012
    Upgrade to the apartment it's an amazing room. It only cost $32 when I did it online.
  • Mitchell W.
    Mitchell WapnerMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    GREAT hotel. Rooms are spacious, tons of amenities, staff is amazing-especially the concierge-Krista and Mina were amazing.
  • Ebony S.
    Ebony ShanksMarch 20, 2012
    Best customer service ever! They even gave us hugs when we departed. Love the James Hotel staff.
  • Bachelor10
    Bachelor10February 15, 2012
    Go big with a two-bedroom 1,400-square-foot Penthouse Loft. You’ll be happy you have the space and the highest floor available. Read more
  • Gregory G.
    Gregory GilmoreFebruary 12, 2012
    Very traveler friendly. Check out at 2p. Keep your car at valet until 4p.
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony CiolinoJanuary 30, 2012
    Upon entering my room "Another Night" by Real McCoy was playing. I immediately took off all my clothes and fashioned a makeshift prayer circle from the minibar. Be sure to do the same.
  • David W.
    David WeinstockJanuary 30, 2012
    Bring your own robe. They have robes in the room. But they're lonely. So your robe will cheer them up.
  • Fahad A.
    Fahad AlamNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Hi, don't forget to tip your valet!
  • Leyla A.
    Leyla ArsanSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The suite with the movie projector is awesome! I'm never leaving!
  • Kayla H.
    Kayla HulenJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The James' staff really go above and beyond! The concierge staff worked with me to customize this snazzy setup as a bday surprise for my boyfriend - waiting in our room when we checked in!
  • Kayla H.
    Kayla HulenJuly 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I have stayed here twice and can't say enough about the wonderful customer service! It's a hip, upscale place to stay with plenty of personal touches. I cannot wait to go back!
  • Adam O.
    Adam OliveriJuly 24, 2011
    Use the cool soap with the middle cut out!
  • Carol H.
    Carol HarrisJuly 13, 2011
    Absolutely amazing!
  • Sal A.
    Sal AmadeoJune 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Windows are not double pane. Room is loud at night with street noise
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron StroutJune 20, 2011
    very cool bar in the heart of Chi-town. Read more
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 1, 2011
    Can't go wrong with a hotel steakhouse, especially with David Burke headlining. Wildcard order: Kobe Corn Dogs. [Best in Chicago Hotel Dining] Read more
  • Danielle P.
    Danielle P.May 20, 2011
    Congratulations to Mark W. on winning our Mayor of The James election in honor of Chicago's new mayor. Contact us @jameshotelchi to redeem your two-night stay!
  • ShoeHefner
    ShoeHefnerMay 4, 2011
    Love this hotel!
  • Mark W.
    Mark WyrickApril 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Staff here are amazingly helpful and friendly.
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