The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 17 publications
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say expert reviewers

Top 4% in Chicago About the TripExpert Score

17 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

The James has maintained its reputation for great concierge service and excellent meals at David Burke Steakhouse. Full review →



This modern boutique hotel is cool enough to attract young monied guests, yet luxurious enough to get that upscale business traveler.



A downtown hotel that is both stylishly luxurious and a showcase for eclectic artwork.

When to go: Late spring and early fall, to avoid blustery winters and sweltering summers.

Condé Nast Traveler 88.8

Two blocks from Michigan Avenue, this slick 297-room hotel, formerly the Lenox Suites, mixes mod cons with tongue-in-cheek fun. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

Sleek and contemporary, this boutique hotel has a prime location on Rush Street. Full review →


Frommer's 33

A boutique hotel of the sleek, minimalist variety, the James is aimed at sophisticated travelers who prefer luxury with a contemporary spin. Full review →


Gayot 48

The rooms are minimalist-chic with wood platform beds, plasma-screen TVs and spacious slate and marble bath facilities. Full review →



Simply put, this downtown hotel’s proximity to some of the city’s best sites can’t be beat: Millennium Park, The Museum of Contemporary Art, and Michigan Avenue are all just steps away. Full review →



Buzzy Chicago stay with a hip cocktail bar and a swank steakhouse just off the Magnificent Mile. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Fans of mid-century modern design must stay here... an overwhelmingly gracious staff helps work out any service kinks. Full review →


Michelin Guide

A great location in River North coupled with a trendy atmosphere make this hotel the perfect package.


Mr & Mrs Smith

The hotel revels in the city’s renowned local art, takes its meat-loving tendencies to a whole new, gourmet level and capitalises on its lakeside location for some seriously romantic views. Full review →


Oyster 4.0

The James is one of Chicago's top luxury hotels, and is located in River North, a block from the Magnificent Mile. Full review →


The Telegraph 9.0

This hotel is sophisticated ode to design and feels like the residence of a Mad Men character, with its mid-century-esque furnishings, mural-splashed walls and clean lines throughout. Full review →


Time Out

The most fashionable lodging in the city continues to draw the crowds: to Primehouse David Burke, its all-conquering steakhouse and JBar. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Opened in April 2006, The James marries a residential vibe to a hotel setting. Full review →


Zagat 4.0

This “hip” spot in River North, “just off” the Magnificent Mile, mixes a “swanky and modern feel” with “friendly”, “first name” service.

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The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile

4.5 Star Hotel jameshotels.com

55 East Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611

Contact (312) 337-1000
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa
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  • Minibar

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