Me and my wife decided to spend a few days in Chicago to get away (we like 90 min. north in Milwaukee), and couldnt have been more pleased with the James Hotel.
I saw a few negative reviews on this site, and let me be very clear...
This is a great hotel for anyone who enjoys modern/contemporary style. If you are looking for a traditional Ritz Carleton/ Waldorf Astoria style room, with plush and traditional appointments, this isnt the hotel for you. All fo the furniture and decorations are very sleek and hip, and I would describe the room as more "cool" than "warm" (and I am not referring to the temp).
This hotel is extremly commited to its contemporary urban astetic (which me and my wife love). The room, lobby, and bar are all over the top modern and the hotel has paid great attention to all the small details.
Aside from the ambiance/style of the hotel, the service is also excellent. Though it isnt exactly a small hotel, the service was very "boutique" like. All of our questions and requests were answered promptly, and everyone who works at the James is incredably upbeat and pleasant to work with. There always seemed to be plenty of staff in the lobby to give directions, restuarant tips, handle your luggage, or hail you a cab.
I stay at a lot of hotels, most of which aim to be bland enough to appeal to any type of travler. This is my favorite hotel I have ever stayed at, because it has such a strong personality and style. If you enjoy great service, an excellent location, reasonably priced rooms (for downtown Chicago), and most importantly a very hip contemporary setting... this is the place to stay in Chicago.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An urban hub on the Magnificent Mile and one of Chicago's most celebrated boutique hotels, The James Chicago is a sophisticated nod to Windy City culture. It continues to garner buzz and accolades through its casually sophisticated blend of warmly modern design, intuitive service and thoughtful touches such as complimentary Wi-Fi, early check-in and late check-out, local car service and triple-filtered water. Enjoy convenience at your fingertips with The James Hotels Mobile App and in-room tablet powered by KEYPR offering an intuitive way to discover our amenities and services. Experience The James as a culinary destination with signature restaurant, Primehouse - named #1 Steakhouse in Chicago, Primehouse Bar, a perfect spot to enjoy weekly happy hour specials or a full meal, and The Patio, a seasonal alfresco dining spot. Also featured at The James is The Gym, open 24-hours, 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- James Chicago Hotel Chicago
- James Hotel Chicago
- Chicago James Hotel