THE JAMES CHICAGO

THE JAMES CHICAGO

55 East Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611 United States (USA)
View Map 1-800-230-4134
4.5 Star Downtown hotel
41.89331-87.62573
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Very Good
4.5/ 5

Based on 1650 guest reviews

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  • Airport shuttle provided
  • The Avg. Group Saves 11.7%!
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • 297 rooms in property
  • 17 floors in property
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 10.0/10
  • 14 conference rooms in property

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Local Attractions

Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Museums, Beach

Customer Reviews of The James Chicago

4.5 out of 5.Based on 1650 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

The JAMES Hotel Chicago communicates its innovation through design. Architectural firm Deborah Berke & Partners has redesigned the previous property, Lenox Suites Hotel, to create rooms with spatial intelligence, aiming to give the guest the ability to make the room their own and create a sense of style without abandoning comfort. Upon entering the hotel, guests will immediately encounter a world of ease placed at their fingertips. The JAMES Hotel Chicago includes wireless Internet (WiFi) throughout the entire property), a multi-regional restaurant, J|bar for mingling and enjoying specialty cocktails, 42-inch plasma televisions in every room, luxury bedding, pillow-top mattresses, and The Gym, our signature fitness center. The JAMES Hotel Chicago is located in the heart of the Magnificent Mile and is within walking distance to dozens of restaurants, shops, night clubs and entertainment. The JAMES brand is the embodiment of the contemporary lifestyle, relaxed, comfortable, forward, accessible and affordable. We are renovating in 2006.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:2:00 PM
Check Out:2:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation:2006
Floors:17
Rooms:297
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:297
Handicap Rooms:
Suites:106
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:14 View Spaces
Meeting Space:7000 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 300 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:On-site
Dist. to Nearest Gym:On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours:2PM - 12AM
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24 hours in advance
Nightly Parking:$52
Typical Group Deposit:50%
Total Taxes:16.40%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax:16.40%
Parking Fee:60.00 Per Night (valet)
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost:28.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost:34.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost:34.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost:39.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost:38.00 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost:28.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost:88.00 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost:91.00 Per Person
Morning Break Cost:15.00 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost:15.00 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee:85.00 Per Person
Banquet Soda: 4.50 Per Person
Banquet Bottled Water: 4.50 Per Person
Banquet Hosted Bar:22.00 Per Person/Per Hour
Banquet Reception w Hors d'oeuvres:45.00 Per Person/Per Hour

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
The James is pet friendly!


  • Air conditioning
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baby facilities in room
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Garage
  • Grocery service
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • TV room
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Ohare International or Midway. Ohare is approximately 17 miles away and Midway is 12. Airport Express is a shuttle service that will take you to the hotel. From Ohare it will cost $24 and from Midway it will cost $19. If taking a taxi expect at least a $10 increase from the cost depending on traffic.

Airport Shuttle? Yes! There is an airport shuttle.
Previously known as:
James Chicago, The James Hotel

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at The James Chicago

Rate fluctuations of The James Chicago

The chart above shows seasonality ofprices for both group rates and the best individual traveler rates we could find at the time the group/meeting bid was placed.The lowest group rate shown is 46.4% in June 2014 and the highest average individual rate is $481 in the month of June 2014. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at The James Chicago in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at The James Chicago

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at The James Chicago.

Feel free to use the The James Chicago meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Chicago event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Great Room50 x 50 x 142650180/180--1807210092--/--240300--
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Great Room

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
2650 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
50 x 50 x 14 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$1000.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$1000.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$500.00 USD
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Great Room50 x 50 x 142500--/1801081209210092--/--240300--
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Great Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
2500 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
50 x 50 x 14 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$1000.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$1000.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$500.00 USD
Dining Room70 x 17 x 81190--/503035303030--/--6570--
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Dining Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
1190 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
70 x 17 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$250.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$250.00 USD
Great Room East
50 x 25 x 14125090/90--90545046--/--120150--
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Great Room East

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1250 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
50 x 25 x 14 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$750.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$750.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$375.00 USD
Great Room West
50 x 25 x 14140090/90--90545046--/--120150--
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Great Room West

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
1400 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
50 x 25 x 14 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$750.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$750.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$375.00 USD
Library47 x 17 x 8799--/403030243024--/--6050--
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Library

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
799 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
47 x 17 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$250.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$250.00 USD
Den32 x 19 x 8608--/301820151515--/--4040--
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Den

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
608 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
32 x 19 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$250.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$250.00 USD
Dining Room70 x 17 x 8120050/50--40664040--/--6570--
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Dining Room

Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
1200 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
70 x 17 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
5
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$250.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$250.00 USD
Dining Room East
32 x 17 x 855020/20--16242020--/--2530--
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Dining Room East

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
550 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
32 x 17 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$250.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$250.00 USD
Dining Room West
38 x 17 x 865030/30--26302025--/--4040--
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Dining Room West

Room Type:
Ballroom Section
Total Size:
650 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
38 x 17 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$250.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$250.00 USD
Library47 x 17 x 880050/50--36303024--/--6050--
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Library

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
800 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
47 x 17 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$250.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$250.00 USD
Den32 x 19 x 860018/18--25242020--/--4040--
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Den

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
600 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
32 x 19 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
2
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$250.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$250.00 USD
Private Dining Room30 x 15 x 8450--/----------10--/--------
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Private Dining Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
450 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
30 x 15 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • LAN Internet
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$250.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$250.00 USD
Photo of Private Dining Room
James Club59 x 17 x 810038/10------------/----50--
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James Club

Room Type:
Restaurant / Lounge
Total Size:
1003 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
59 x 17 x 8 Ft.
Floor Level:
2
Columns:
0
Windows:
3
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
Yes
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • LAN Internet
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$250.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$250.00 USD
Burke's Dining Room18 x 16 x 1328820/----20--12----/--2530--
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Burke's Dining Room

An intimate new destination for special gatherings, Burke’s Dining Room is a noteworthy addition to David Burke’s Primehouse. Conceived as a modern interpretation of the classic “chef’s table” meant for private dining, it serves to complement Chef Burke’s progressive, whimsical fare.A sophisticated setting within the acclaimed steakhouse, Burke’s Dining Room seats up to 20 guests and features a striking, temperature-controlled wall of wine, contemporary furnishings and artwork. Its menu is ever changing and revolves around seasonal ingredients, with a Primehouse chef personally presiding over the preparation of each event.
Room Type:
Restaurant / Lounge
Total Size:
288 Sq. Feet
Dimensions:
18 x 16 x 13 Ft.
Floor Level:
1
Power Outlets:
2
Columns:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
Yes
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • White Board
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Half Day Rental:
$250.00 USD
Full Day Rental:
$500.00 USD
Evening Rental:
$250.00 USD
Photo of Burke's Dining Room

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