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“Solid hotel, just off Michigan, good location”

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The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile
Ranked #45 of 190 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle, Wa
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Solid hotel, just off Michigan, good location”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Not your typical big -name hotel. It's smaller with a more boutique feel. I like the room lighting and flexibility in controlling it. Toiletries are a cut above, all natural...

Workout facility is one of the best I've seen at a hotel. Very good quality equipment, for both cardio and weights.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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TheJamesChiGM, General Manager at The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear King06,

Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay with us at The James Chicago. I am delighted that you enjoyed your vacation with us, thanks to our convenient location, Intelligent Nutrients bath products and especially our well supplied gym. I hope that your first visit will not be your last and look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you back again soon!

Warm Regards,

Stephen Blackford
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

Excellent location; Good restaurant;Excellent service; good room space and amenities; Good relation between price, service and quality/amenities; fast check inn and cjeck out; Breakfast option with large portion, my recommendation is that not everybody eat that amount of food, so they could rethink breakfast menu to assure individual portions of normal size.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheJamesChiGM, General Manager at The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Dear Bernadino B,

Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay with us at The James Chicago. The best compliment we can receive is to hear about the outstanding service provided by our team, and I am delighted that they attributed to an excellent experience with us. Additionally, I appreciate your helpful suggestion regarding our breakfast; your candid feedback helps us to improve and I am thankful for your ideas. I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon!

Warm Regards,

Stephen Blackford
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Columbus
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

I could not be happier with how the staff at this hotel treated me and my 80 guests. The look is classy and contemporary, clean lines, wonderful amenities, a gym and spa and an award winning restaurant! I will be back, many, many times.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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TheJamesChiGM, General Manager at The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Dear Nikki S,

Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay with us at The James Chicago. I am honored by your generous compliments of our amazing team and delighted that you chose to host all of your guests with us. I am humbled that you plan on returning, and we look forward to welcoming you back to The James again soon!

Warm Regards,

Stephen Blackford
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Columbus
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We had a lovely stay at The James in Chicago. My friend had her wedding reception here. The reception hall was so beautiful and quaint... Perfect for a smaller, intimate wedding. The food and service were amazing as well.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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TheJamesChiGM, General Manager at The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Dear Jenni C,

Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay with us at The James Chicago. We are delighted that you had a wonderful stay with us for your friend's wedding, and you had a great experience, thanks to our food and amazing team. We are honored to have been a part of such a special occasion and hope we will welcome you back again soon!

Warm Regards,

Stephen Blackford
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Chicago
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

David Burke's Primehouse is the best steak in the city but if you dont have time to sit down grab Burke's Bacon Bar to go or to bring to the room. Shopping/Starbucks/many other restaurants on the block!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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TheJamesChiGM, General Manager at The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Dear Lindsay B,

Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay with us at The James Chicago. I am glad that in addition to the hotel, you had the chance to experience some of the delicious restaurants we have available, especially with our latest offering Burke's Bacon Bar. We are proud of David Burke's Primehouse being named the best steakhouse in the city and glad that you agree. Thank you again for your recommendation and we hope you will visit again soon!

Warm Regards,

Stephen Blackford
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Chicago
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Truly amazing from the moment you walk in to the moment you walk out. The doormen even remember you and have the door open and ready to assist. The beds and pillows are very comfortable and rooms don't make you feel like you are in a sardine can. Great location, very centralized, you are within walking distance to just about everything. Great place, great people.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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TheJamesChiGM, General Manager at The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear Sandra B,

Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay with us at The James Chicago. I appreciate your kind comments of our comfortable rooms and convenient location. The best compliment we can recieve is that it was the efforts of our team that made your experience a great one; I sincerely hope we will all have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon!

Warm Regards,

Stephen Blackford
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Great location in the middle of town, this comfortable hotel was a perfect base. Two blocks from the magnificent mile and surrounded by top shops and restaurants. all the staff were attentive and friendly in a low key way. The rooms are weel appointed with great smelling products in the bathroom and comfortable bedding. everything was very clean, and the gym was well stocked with equipment etc.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheJamesChiGM, General Manager at The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear Edwid,

Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay with us at The James Chicago. I appreciate your compliments of our friendly staff, comfortable rooms, and gym. I am glad that our location was convenient to the places you visited while in town and hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon!

Warm Regards,

Stephen Blackford
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Property: The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile
Address: 55 East Ontario, Corner of Rush and Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611-2727
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#15 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#26 Business Hotel in Chicago
#30 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#33 Family Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile 4.5*
Number of rooms: 297
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-Magnificent Mile 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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