River North

The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile

Karl Klockars
Deal Expert

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 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

"One of Chicago's top luxury hotels" -- Oyster.com
Enjoyed This
(205 Member Ratings)
"Location, free wi fi, morning coffee"
Sep 29, 2018
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Map & Directions

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).

Rooms & Rates

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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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Extra bedding available upon request: free of charge.
Crib/Pack 'n Play 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: $75 plus tax, per stay.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of $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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(205 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for James Hotel Chicago (Denihan Hospitality) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location, free wi fi, morning coffee
Other Comments
Disappointing lobby bar. Understaffed, very few options for drinks.
Norma Sep 29, 2018 Minneapolis, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Morning coffee and 4 pm wine and cheese.
Other Comments
Staff and service was the best!
Marc Sep 09, 2018 Warrington, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating.
Other Comments
Perfect location to enjoy Chicago without a vehicle
Russ Sep 02, 2018 Lakeville, MA, USA
Other Comments
The staff was excellent and very accommodating to our requests.
Albana Aug 20, 2018 Salem, NH, USA
Enjoyed Most
John Aug 19, 2018 Dublin, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Warm and friendly staff. Great location.
Frank Sep 09, 2018 Victoria, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Location is fantastic
Other Comments
Rooms are minimalistic, but to the extent they lack warmth.
Margo Aug 18, 2018 Carol Stream, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, friendly staff
Margaret Jul 16, 2018 Mechanicville, NY, 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 Jul 15, 2018 Tolono, IL, USA
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 Aug 09, 2018 Trabuco Canyon, CA, USA

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