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The James Chicago

The James Chicago

Hotel and Event Space
Near North Side, Chicago
  • 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)
79 Tips and reviews
  • toiletries
  • david burke
  • primehouse
  • comfy beds
  • truffle fries
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  • ブルーノ
    Ok stay. The hotel itself is nice but there’s no “WOW” effect. Very basic lobby and super tiny bathrooms but at least the location is great and the service is good.
  • Candace M.
    Totally stay here! The staff was gracious & so nice! Upgrade to a bigger room if u can bc it's worth it! Rooms are stylish & clean! Beds & pillows are so comfortable! Five stars for sure! Ty 😁😁
  • Georgia K.
    Georgia KrauseFebruary 18, 2016
    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, 2016
    Good design. An escape from the corporate cookie cutter hotel room at a reasonable rate.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BJanuary 20, 2016
    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 TJanuary 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!
  • 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.
  • E F.
    E FMarch 23, 2011
    Feels homey with a bath robe & welcome treat on your bed! Love the Kiehl's brand toiletries & easy outlets everywhere for charging up.
  • robert r.
    robert rizzutoMarch 11, 2011
    Had the fisherman platter for lunch. Yum, great for lent
  • Elma K.
    Elma KurtovicMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    You must try the truffle fries.... Yummy
  • Cheri L.
    Cheri LantzJanuary 18, 2011
    Great steak!
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelDecember 7, 2010
    If you want to unwind in style, this is your hotel. James Hotel is one of Chicago’s most luxurious hotels. – Samantha Brown Read more
  • Tiffany C.
    Tiffany CarterNovember 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Gorgeous hotel! We saw 2 actors while we were there and there was an album release in the hotel bar. In the middle of everything!
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BrownOctober 30, 2010
    The James mojito with lime foam is the best!
  • Jen T.
    Jen T.October 30, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Most comfortable beds, wonderful staff, and 2pm checkout times.
  • Charlie Mike T.
    Charlie Mike TangoOctober 23, 2010
    Love the reading material in the lobby
  • Chris H.
    Chris HallOctober 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to Primehouse...grab some steak and try the Long Meadow Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon....the best!
  • Abhilash P.
    Abhilash PatelSeptember 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Staying here now. Ask for anything - they are awesome about really trying to get you whatever you want. They have *free bike rentals* too - such a good idea!
  • Sharon S.
    Sharon SaiasSeptember 20, 2010
    Great decor
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa KaitaSeptember 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing hotel. Try the James omelette for breakfast! (But don't order room service coffee.)
  • Damian D.
    Damian DensonAugust 7, 2010
    Apparently the Gays aren't welcome here. Too many of us that they stopped the line! No more guerilla movements...
  • Deb P.
    Deb PasqualeJuly 19, 2010
    Just got here and it's stunning.
  • Fiona Q.
    Fiona QJuly 12, 2010
    Beautiful decor, fantastic service. Kiels toiletries & impeccably clean room & bathroom. Comfortable beds with three firmness pillows & fresh white linens. Gorgeous hotel close to everything, highly r
  • Joseph S.
    Joseph SummersJune 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best hotel in Chicago
  • Karin F.
    Karin FloresMay 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great hotel and excellent service. David Burke is delicious.
  • Stephen @Huxley J.
    Excellent hotel. Stayed for a week and didn't want to leave. Lobby bar at night is pumping, but not overcrowded, intimate. Friendly professional staff. Stay here. Read more
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SearsMarch 20, 2010
    For breakfast, try the "fill your own" donut holes... yum!
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SearsMarch 20, 2010
    Stay here! Great hotel, fun, cool decor, and friendly staff.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PhillipsMarch 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Room key includes a 2 for 1 drinks at the J Bar coupon.
  • Michelle J.
    Michelle JacobiFebruary 26, 2010
    Love it! Modern young hip!
  • John D.
    John DeytoNovember 26, 2009
    The best hotel I've stayed at in Chicago
  • James K.
    James KiernanNovember 10, 2009
    My favorite hotel to stay at in Chicago. Excellent service and I love the design and decor of rooms.
  • Mason M.
    Mason MichaelOctober 20, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask to see the private James Club, & check out their private dining room-- if you've ever taken the Orange line in from Midway you'll recognize the chandelier photo from Matt Nighswander... Read more
  • chris m.
    chris millerJuly 10, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    order the truffle fries. they are awesomely delicious!
  • La Guía Raspberry
    La Guía RaspberryMarch 20, 2013
    EL hotel hipster en Chicago. Moderno, con menús saludables y con un spa que te relajará después de conocer la ciudad.
  • Patricia V.
    Patricia VazquezApril 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    O hotel e ótimo!!!! Bem localizado! Quartos grandes! Atendimento incrível! Adorei a cristiane - brasileira que trabalha na recepção do hotel, deu varias dicas de Chicago!
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