THE JAMES CHICAGO MAGNIFICENT MILE

55 East Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-881-1523
4.5 Star Downtown Hotel in Cook County
41.89331-87.62573
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4.5/5

Based on 3718 guest reviews

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  • Airport shuttle provided
  • The Avg. Group Saves 15.3%!
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • 297 rooms in property
  • 17 floors in property
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 10.0/10

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Check Rates385sf 2 Double Beds Dining Niche Appelles Amenities
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Check Rates385sf King Guestroom Complimentary WiFi Dining Niche Appelles Amenities
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Check Rates400sf Deluxe Double Guestroom Dining Niche Wetbar Appelles Amenities
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Check Rates450sf Studio King Suite 2 Hd Smart Tvs Comp WiFi Suitereo with Ipod Dock
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Check Rates450sf Studio Queen Suite 2 Hd Smart Tvs Complimentary WiFi Suitereo with Ipod Dock
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Check Rates650sf Apartment King Suite Living Room Dining Area Free WiFi Appelles Amenities
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Check RatesDeluxe Cityscape View Room with 1 King Bed Including Resort Fee
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Check RatesDeluxe Double Room with City View
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Check RatesDeluxe King Guestroom with Cityscape Views
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Check RatesDeluxe King Guestroom with Cityscape Views Free Internet in Room Fridge Whirlpool
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Check RatesFlexible Rate 385sf 2 Double Beds Dining Niche Appelles Amenities
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Check RatesFlexible Rate 400sf Deluxe Double Guestroom Dining Niche Wetbar Appelles Amenities
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Check RatesFlexible Rate 400sf Deluxe Double Guestroom Dining Niche Wetbar Intelligent Nutrients Amenities
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Check RatesFlexible Rate 400sf Deluxe King Guestroom Dining Niche Wetbar Appelles Amenities
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Check RatesFlexible Rate 450sf Studio King Suite 2 Hd Smart Tvs Comp WiFi Suitereo with Ipod Dock
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Check RatesFlexible Rate 450sf Studio Queen Suite 2 Hd Smart Tvs Complimentary WiFi Suitereo with Ipod Dock
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Check RatesFlexible Rate 650sf Apartment King Suite Living Room Dining Area Free WiFi Appelles Amenities
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Check RatesFlexible Rate Loft King Suite Living Room Dining Niche Media Room with Lounge Area Wetbar and Compli
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Check RatesLoft King Suite Living Room Dining Niche Media Room with Lounge Area Wetbar and Complimentary WiFi
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Check RatesLoft Suite 1 King Bed
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Check RatesTwin Capacity 1
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Check RatesTwin Room Sole Use Guestroom 2 Beds
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Local Attractions

Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, Museums, Beach

Verified Reviews of The James Chicago Magnificent Mile

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Great venue. Very modern but comfortable."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The rooms were well appointed and the staff was very helpful.
(Group coordinator, booked 10 rooms), from US flag
03-Dec-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Nov 30 to Sun Dec 02 2018 at a $141.00 group rate (13% discount).
"Chicago Visit"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The James hotel is wonderful. The staff is friendly, the rooms are very nice and the location is great. Would highly recommend this hotel.
(Group coordinator, booked 10 rooms), from US flag
21-Oct-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Oct 18 to Fri Oct 19 2018 at a $211.00 group rate (13% discount).
"Love that hotel"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
The staff is so friendly and welcoming. The rooms are large and very clean. Special shout out to Erin Hill for outstanding work!
(Group coordinator, booked 10 rooms), from US flag
16-Sep-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Sep 09 to Sat Sep 15 2018 at a $371.00 group rate (13% discount).
"Quality Hotel for Reasonable Rate"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
We really enjoyed our stay. Staff was first class. Amenities were nice. Elevators need to be upgraded though as they're extremely slow and of low capacity.
(Group coordinator, booked 6 rooms), from US flag
27-Aug-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Aug 24 to Sun Aug 26 2018 at a $167.00 group rate (13% discount).
"Highly Recommend!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
I would highly recommend this hotel! In a great location, very clean, staff are wonderful! They truly treat you like family!
(Group coordinator, booked 9 rooms), from US flag
16-Apr-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Apr 12 to Sun Apr 15 2018 at a $181.00 group rate (10% discount).
"Excellent, Centrally Located, Comfortable Hotel!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Our stay was for a semi casual work meeting for 20 adults and one infant. The hotel staff were all wonderful, accommodations were comfortable, clean, welcoming and appropriate for our group. We enjoy these boutique type of hotels that have a more intimate feel and found The James to be very inviting with their little extras throughout the day in the lobby. Everything was great about our stay!
(Group coordinator, booked 11 rooms), from US flag
20-Feb-2018 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Feb 13 to Sat Feb 17 2018 at a $124.00 group rate (15% discount).

Customer Reviews of The James Chicago Magnificent Mile

4.5 out of 5. Based on 3718 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

The 297-room luxury boutique, which received recognition on Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards, is ideally situated on the corner of Rush and Ontario streets, steps from Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue shopping district, Millennium Park and renowned museums. Every room is an expression of warm, residential style, enveloping guests in a design that is at once luxurious and supremely comfortable. Experience The James as a culinary destination with award-winning restaurant, Primehouse, Primehouse Bar - perfect for after work cocktails and The Patio - a seasonal alfresco dining spot. Also featured is The Gym, The Spa by ASHA, 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, as well as seasonally rotating artwork from local and international artists.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:2:00 PM
Check Out:2:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation:2017
Floors:17
Rooms:297
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:297
Handicap Rooms:10
Suites:106
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:1 View Spaces
Meeting Space:9550 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:1PM - 12AM
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24 hours in advance
Nightly Parking:$65
Typical Group Deposit:50%
Total Taxes:17.40%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax:17.40%
Parking Fee:65.00 Per Night (valet)
Food and Beverage Service Charge:24.00%
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost:30.00 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost:32.00 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:95.00 Per Person
Banquet Soda: 6.00 Per Person
Banquet Bottled Water: 6.00 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
  • Free local calls
  • Garage
  • Grocery service
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchenette in room
  • 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
  • Spa
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • 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.

Breakfast Information

Breakfast Coupons are available for $30 per person, per day (inclusive of tax and gratuity).

Internet / WiFI

High-speed Wi-Fi is complimentary throughout the hotel including all guest rooms and meeting space.

Previously known as:
James Chicago, The James Chicago , The James Hotel, The James Chicago

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at The James Chicago Magnificent Mile

Rate fluctuations of The James Chicago Magnificent Mile

The chart above shows seasonality of prices 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 23.5% in April 2016 and the highest average individual rate is $314 in the month of September 2016. 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 Magnificent Mile in a month when rates are lower.

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Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at The James Chicago Magnificent Mile

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

Feel free to use the The James Chicago Magnificent Mile 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
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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 Room 50 x 50 x 14 2650--/----180--100----/--240300--
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Great Room

Room Type:
General Meeting Room
Total Size:
2650 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
50 x 50 x 14 Ft.
Floor Level:
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
    Den 32 x 19 x 8 600--/----25--20----/--4020--
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    Den

    Room Type:
    General Meeting Room
    Total Size:
    600 Sq. Mi
    Dimensions:
    32 x 19 x 8 Ft.
    Floor Level:
    Natural Light?:
    No
    Obstructions?
    No
    Built In Screens?
    No
    Built In Stage?
    No
    Built In A/V?
    No
    Amenities Available
      Private Dining Room 30 x 15 x 8 450--/--------------/----10--
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      Private Dining Room

      Room Type:
      General Meeting Room
      Total Size:
      450 Sq. Mi
      Dimensions:
      30 x 15 x 8 Ft.
      Floor Level:
      Natural Light?:
      No
      Obstructions?
      No
      Built In Screens?
      No
      Built In Stage?
      No
      Built In A/V?
      No
      Amenities Available
        Great Room East 50 x 25 x 14 1250--/----90--50----/--12046--
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        Great Room East

        Room Type:
        General Meeting Room
        Total Size:
        1250 Sq. Mi
        Dimensions:
        50 x 25 x 14 Ft.
        Floor Level:
        Natural Light?:
        No
        Obstructions?
        No
        Built In Screens?
        No
        Built In Stage?
        No
        Built In A/V?
        No
        Amenities Available
          Dining Room West 38 x 17 x 8 650--/----26--20----/--4025--
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          Dining Room West

          Room Type:
          General Meeting Room
          Total Size:
          650 Sq. Mi
          Dimensions:
          38 x 17 x 8 Ft.
          Floor Level:
          Natural Light?:
          No
          Obstructions?
          No
          Built In Screens?
          No
          Built In Stage?
          No
          Built In A/V?
          No
          Amenities Available
            Dining Room 70 x 17 x 8 1200--/----40--40----/--6540--
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            Dining Room

            Room Type:
            General Meeting Room
            Total Size:
            1200 Sq. Mi
            Dimensions:
            70 x 17 x 8 Ft.
            Floor Level:
            Natural Light?:
            No
            Obstructions?
            No
            Built In Screens?
            No
            Built In Stage?
            No
            Built In A/V?
            No
            Amenities Available
              Great Room West 50 x 25 x 14 1400--/----90--50----/--120150--
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              Great Room West

              Room Type:
              General Meeting Room
              Total Size:
              1400 Sq. Mi
              Dimensions:
              50 x 25 x 14 Ft.
              Floor Level:
              Natural Light?:
              No
              Obstructions?
              No
              Built In Screens?
              No
              Built In Stage?
              No
              Built In A/V?
              No
              Amenities Available
                Library 47 x 17 x 8 800--/----36--30----/--6050--
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                Library

                Room Type:
                General Meeting Room
                Total Size:
                800 Sq. Mi
                Dimensions:
                47 x 17 x 8 Ft.
                Floor Level:
                Natural Light?:
                No
                Obstructions?
                No
                Built In Screens?
                No
                Built In Stage?
                No
                Built In A/V?
                No
                Amenities Available
                  Dining Room East 32 x 17 x 8 550--/----16--20----/--2530--
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                  Dining Room East

                  Room Type:
                  General Meeting Room
                  Total Size:
                  550 Sq. Mi
                  Dimensions:
                  32 x 17 x 8 Ft.
                  Floor Level:
                  Natural Light?:
                  No
                  Obstructions?
                  No
                  Built In Screens?
                  No
                  Built In Stage?
                  No
                  Built In A/V?
                  No
                  Amenities Available

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