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The James Chicago

The James Chicago, Near North

At a Glance


  • free Wi-Fi
  • steps from nightlife and close to many attractions


  • some guests complain of noise
  • steep parking fees

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The James Chicago Review

Sleek and contemporary, this boutique hotel has a prime location on Rush Street, the city's nightlife center, and offers comfortable rooms, many of them large, with platform beds and dark woods. In this trendy spot, alt-rock plays on the iPod-ready stereo system when you enter your room, and full-size bottles of vodka, whiskey, and rum are on hand. The slate-tile and marble bathrooms feature amenities from Harmonic by Intelligent Nutrients. David Burke's Primehouse restaurant and The Spa by Asha are both on-site.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 55 E. Ontario St., Near North, Chicago, IL 60611 | Map It
  • Phone: 312/337–1000; 888/526–3778
  • Website:
  • Location: Near North

    Hotel Details

  • 297 rooms, 28 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 06-11-2013

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    The James Hotel Review

    Unfortunately I haven't gotten a chance to be in the hotel yet. I had made a reservation for my anniversary but had mixed up the dates. After calling and fixing the issue I didn't worry about it when they charged my card. I assumed they just took payment ahead of time. I only found out they had charged for a no show after calling to add a day to the reservation. After calling 4-5 times I still have not gotten a solid response. Very upsetting

    by bassfrk7, 3/1/11

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