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$204 & up – Chic Chicago Hotel, 40% Off

The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile
Karl Klockars
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The Deal

TOP 20 - Sells out quickly! Book by Sep 6

Located just steps from the world-famous Michigan Avenue, this boutique hotel is perfect for guests looking to be in the excitement of downtown while saving 40% into December. 

    What's included:

  • $204-$252 ... Aug. 26-31; Sept. 2-6; Nov. 1-8, 11-30; Dec. 1-3
  • Stay in a Standard King Room
  • Surrounding dates are also discounted to $300-$477 per night

  • What you need to know:

  • Price based on up to two guests sharing a room
  • Additional adults are +$93 per guest, per night; children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding
  • These rates are nonrefundable; flexible rates are +$53 per night
  • No matter where you book, this hotel charges a facility fee of $25 ($21.07 tax-inclusive) per night; the fee covers Wi-Fi, daily coffee and tea, wine reception with light fare in the lobby, overnight shoeshine, 24-hour fitness center and more
  • Valet parking is $94 per night
  • Pet-friendly; additional fees apply 
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities"

"One of Chicago's top luxury hotels" -- Oyster.com

Why We Love It

  • Art-filled boutique hotel one block from Magnificent Mile shopping
  • Guest rooms feature 48-inch smart TVs, free Wi-Fi and welcome amenities for kids
  • In cooler weather, guests can lounge by the fireplace in the newly renovated lobby
  • Chicago's only hotel with the KEYPR concierge tablet system in every room -- arrange a wake-up call, order ice or request extra towels just by tapping the touch-screen


With a mid-century modern vibe full of fun amenities and high-tech perks, The James is as cool as it looks and certainly earns its spot on Conde Nast Traveler's list of the Best Hotels in Chicago. Despite being super chic, the hotel is also surprisingly family-friendly -- kids are supplied with a welcome kit and milk and cookies at turndown. 

Guest rooms are bright, surprisingly spacious and a minimalist’s dream, decorated in white and wood-grain accents. Many rooms also have dining nooks with a sofa and a table; clever room layouts ensure bathrooms are spacious. Rooms also include electric kettles with Starbucks Via coffee as well as pantries featuring snacks and a variety of drink options. 

The James Kitchen + Bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily along with craft beers and cocktails. The hotel has an expansive 24-hour fitness center and a full-service spa; there's also a car service that can take you around the Loop and River North, and pets are welcome (though an extra charge does apply).

From the press:
  • "The surroundings are gorgeous ... suites feel straight out of a design magazine photo shoot" -- Frommer's
  • "This trendy boutique hotel has a prime location and comfortable, contemporary rooms" --Fodor’s
  • "[This] sleek downtown hotel-residence attracts style-conscious travelers with its emphasis on extras" -- Conde Nast Traveler



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station
  • Video games on request


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Extra bed available upon request: free of charge.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.

Children welcome. 
Extra person charge is $40 (subject to tax), per person, per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: US$75 plus tax, per stay.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$21.07 inclusive of tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

This fee includes:

  • A $10 daily food and drink credit to James Kitchen + Bar*
  • James Club amenities including daily coffee and tea and a wine reception with light fare 
  • Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel
  • 24/7 Concierge services
  • Overnight shoeshine
  • Magazines and newspapers available
  • Unlimited local and long distance phone calls
  • In-room coffee and tea offerings
*Must be redeemed daily, credit may not be rolled over.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel offers Valet Parking for $69.00 (subject to tax), per day, with in and out privileges included. Oversize vehicles not allowed. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

40% Off

$204 / night


When You Can Go

Select dates through Dec. 3

Enjoyed This
(216 Member Ratings)
"The ability to schedule a room cleaning on the tablet was really helpful so they could occur around our child's schedule (naptimes, etc)"
02. Aug 2018
Waukesha, WI, USA

Getting There

It’s 30 minutes by taxi from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to the hotel. A taxi is approximately $40-$45. Valet parking is available for those arriving by car (extra charge applies).

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(216 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for James Hotel Chicago (Denihan Hospitality) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The manager who refunded our money
Other Comments
We never stayed. They refunded our money. It was not what they described. Rooms are suffocatingly small. Front desk person completely unprofessional. We stayed instead at the drake hotel and were treated like royalty.
marla 09. Aug 2018 Trabuco Canyon, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The ability to schedule a room cleaning on the tablet was really helpful so they could occur around our child's schedule (naptimes, etc)
Jasmine 02. Aug 2018 Waukesha, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location is the most obvious, but I also felt the room was comfortable and a decent size.
Jared 23. Jul 2018 Burlington, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Location, friendly staff
Margaret 16. Jul 2018 Mechanicville, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything about the place was excellent
Kathy 16. Jul 2018 Mozier, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
I loved the location and the complementary coffee and wine.
Susan 16. Jul 2018 Atlanta, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Lovely modern hotel, fantastic location, good value after booking through Travelzoo.
Other Comments
The James is located right in the middle of things and is a bright and shiny modern hotel. Staff were wonderful. They have a nice happy hour with wine and appetizers.
Susan 15. Jul 2018 Tolono, IL, USA
Other Comments
Staff were extremely polite, cheerful, and helpful.
DENNIS 15. Jul 2018 Champaign, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location
James 11. Jul 2018 Green Bay, WI, USA
Other Comments
will be closed for remodeling for 6 mo and sold.....no more James
Walter 09. Jul 2018 Zeeland, MI, USA

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