Me and my boyfriend stayed at the James May 2008 whilst visiting Chicago and found the hotel very pleasant. I am a bif fan of modern boutique hotels and this was just that. It was trendy, not too big, not too small and in a great location.
The rooms are modern, a good size and clean. The only downside is theres not much of a view but you are in a big city so not many picturesque views around here!
We used the gym a couple of times which was well equipped and there was also great internet access in the lobby. The staff were also very helpful.
We ate in the David Burkes steakhouse one night and the food was fantastic, however on the pricey side so maybe for a special occasion. We then went to J bar which was very good music and got packed fairly quickly. I would also recommend drinks at the top of the hancock tower. Fantastic views of Chicago. We also went up the sears tower in the daylight which is worth a visit. One thing you must do whilst in Chicago is go to a Cubs baseball game. We had such a great time!
I would definetely stay at the James hotel again. Great overall stay.
- 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