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With a stay at The James Chicago, you'll be centrally located in Chicago, steps from Driehaus Museum and minutes from Chicago Place Mall.

This 4.5-star hotel is close to Hancock Tower and Millennium Park.

Make yourself at home in one of the 297 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and complimentary weekday newspapers.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Planning an event in Chicago? This hotel has facilities measuring 7000 square feet (650 square meters), including a meeting room. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

At your hotel

At your hotel

The James Chicago offers a desirable location on the corner of Ontario and Rush Streets, a half-block from the Magnificent Mile and four blocks from the Historic Water Tower and Navy Pier, the John Hancock Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Chicago Loop. The Sears Tower is one mile away and Millennium Park is 2.5 miles away. Rotating art exhibits are displayed in the lobby and public spaces of the hotel and are changed four times a year. Complimentary wireless Internet service is available throughout the hotel. Pets are welcome at The James Chicago. Pampering perks such as "Burkes Barks Bites" menu, organic pet beds, and art-inspired plush toys and nylon leashes/collars are available on request. The hotel also features complimentary public bikes for adults and children. Car seats, pajamas, crayons, children's books, and movies are available through the kid's amenity program. Complimentary local Audi service can be arranged in the hotel's Audi Q7. Guests can dine at David Burke's Primehouse or enjoy signature cocktails at the Lobby Bar.

  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM/banking
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Health club
  • Business center
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Express check-out
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-in
  • Total number of rooms - 297
  • Number of floors - 17
  • Elevator/lift
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Wedding services
  • Concierge services
  • One meeting room
  • Luggage storage
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Conference space size (meters) - 650
  • Smoke-free property
  • Full-service spa
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Conference space size (feet) - 7000
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Stay connected

Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi

Park your car

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

In your room

  • Air conditioning
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • Hair dryer
  • Climate control
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Complimentary weekday newspaper
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Minibar
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Turndown service
  • Designer toiletries
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Plasma TV
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • In-room massage available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Pillow menu
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Eat and drink

David Burke's Primehouse - Since its inception in 2006, David Burke’s Primehouse has continued to redefine the modern American steakhouse by pushing the envelope of culinary creativity. The menu is marked by notable and whimsical dishes that are signature to the eclectic and innovative style of Chef David Burke, such as Pretzel Crusted Crab Cake and Kobe Beef Sashimi on Himalayan rock salt. The restaurant dry-ages its meats in a Himalayan salt-tiled aging room on premise. The result is perfectly marble-ized, tender beef with a rich depth of flavor.

Burke’s Dining Room - A modern interpretation of the classic “chef’s table,” the brand new Burke’s Dining Room is a private venue ideal for special occasions. It features rotating seasonal menus by Chef David Burke, with a Primehouse chef presiding over each event and preparing each course. The space boasts an exclusive dining atmosphere where personal detail and service is thoroughly maintained. Suitable for a guest list of up to 20 people, Burke’s Dining Room includes an impressive temperature-controlled wine storage display, modern, contemporary furnishings as well as custom artworks. Or if you prefer to host an event in one of our upstairs private dining rooms, our experienced team can provide customized menus in a full range of restaurant, club or lounge-style ambiances.

Primehouse Bar – Perfect for after work cocktails or a full meal, the newly renovated Primehouse Bar is an extension of our classic steakhouse where guests can enjoy an innovative bar menu or choose from signature menu items from the complete Primehouse menu. Burke's Bacon Bar Chef David Burke brings his signature style to Burke’s Bacon Bar with a selection of bacon-inspired palm-sized sandwiches dubbed “handwiches” as well as sides, salads and sweets.

JIMMY - Sophisticated and inviting, JIMMY at The James Chicago offers an upscale, unpretentious environment to enjoy a progressive cocktail menu. The menu showcases an exclusive list of small batch and artisan spirits, both local and worldwide. Creative cocktails include modern updates on classic drinks including the mojito, vesper, julep, and more. Designed by three-time James Beard award-winning designer, Thomas Schlesser, the intimate space includes warm earth tones, walnut paneling, bronze surfaces and contrasting chrome details.

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The hotel's 2,500-square-foot fitness center offers state-of-the-art cardio and weight equipment. Cardio machines feature individual TVs. Personal-training sessions are available for a surcharge. The James is located in the heart of The Magnificent Mile -- home to the best of Chicago's dining, nightlife and, of course, shopping. The Ohio Street Beach along Lake Michigan is about a mile east of the hotel. Guests who enjoy running, walking, bicycling, or in-line skating should bring their gear for exercising along the 20-mile lakefront path. Bicycles and in-line skates are available for rent at several beachfront locations. During summer months, lifeguards are on duty. Also in summer, beach volleyball courts are available for rent or pickup games. Canoeing, kayaking, and rowing equipment can be rented from the Lincoln Park Boathouse, just 2.5 miles away. Millennium Park is a 24.5-acre park located right on Michigan avenue between Randolph and Monroe Streets. It is the center for world-class art, music, architecture and landscape design. From ice-skating to al fresco dining, public art, and free music performances, you can experience everything at Millennium Park. The park is also home to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the most sophisticated outdoor concert venue of its kind in the United States. The James is also within easy walking distance of many of Chicago's most celebrated attractions and institutions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, The John Hancock Center, The Historic Water Tower and The Navy Pier. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Complimentary bicycles on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Number of treatment rooms 3
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf
  • Braille or raised signage

The fine print for The James Chicago

When you arrive

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

When you leave

Check-out time is 2 PM

How you can pay

Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Your pets

Pets allowed, Only dogs and cats are allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 2, Pet maximum weight in lb is 25

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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We should mention

Reservations are required for spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

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