Member Exclusive – Member Favorite 4.5-Star Hotel, Over 35% Off
This art-filled boutique hotel is just one block from Magnificent Mile shopping. Last minute November and December stays are over 35% cheaper than rates on surrounding dates.
- $119-$161 per night ... Nov. 17, 19-23; Dec. 3, 10, 15, 17-28
"One of Chicago's top luxury hotels" -- Oyster.com
Why We Love It
- Guest rooms feature 48-inch smart TVs, free Wi-Fi and welcome amenities for kids
- Order a dry-aged steak to your room -- one of the city's best steakhouses is on site
- There are free bikes to borrow and local car service to the Loop
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 Travel + Leisure'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. Clever room layouts ensure bathrooms are large, and all rooms were just upgraded with the KEYPR in-room concierge tablet system -- you can arrange a wake-up call, order ice or request extra towels just by tapping the touch-screen (currently, The James is the only hotel in Chicago with this feature).
Many rooms also have cozy dining nooks with a sofa and a table. Our favorite are the family-friendly suites, with a separate media corner featuring a DVD player and projector TV to entertain the kids. Rooms include electric kettles with Starbucks Via coffee as well as pantries featuring snacks and a variety of drink options. This part of the city can get noisy, but rooms facing the interior courtyard get a quieter stay.
The on-site Primehouse restaurant is a modern steakhouse regularly named among the best in the city -- no small feat in a steak-happy city like Chicago. There's also a Primehouse Bar & Patio for drinks and outdoor dining, and the hotel also has an expansive 24-hour fitness center and a full-service spa which includes an aromatherapy foot bath with each service.
Surrounding the hotel are the countless shops, restaurants and bars of River North -- Lawry's The Prime Rib is just across the street, the expansive Eataly complex is a block away and the Magnificent Mile is just as close. Wi-Fi access is free, there's a car service that can take you around the Loop and River North and pets are welcome (though an extra charge does apply). You can even arrange for in-room bartender service with mixology lessons on request.
- "[A] sophisticated ode to design ... feels like the residence of a Mad Men character" -- The Telegraph UK
- "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
- Newspaper / magazines
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- Gym / fitness center
- 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
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Mini bar
- Pay-per-view / movies on demand
- Sitting area
- DVD / CD player & library
- Flatscreen TV
- iPod/iPhone docking station
- Video games on request
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Bathrobes and slippers
- 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.
Standard Time is 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Checkout: Standard Time is 2pm.
Children and additional guests:
Pack 'n Play available on request (and based on availability), free of charge for one child age 18 months and under.
Extra bed available on request (and based on availability), for one child or one adult.
Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $75.00 (subject to tax) per stay (non-refundable). Charges will be applied by hotel.
A Hotel Facilities Fee of $17.55 (including tax) per day applies and be added to your bill at the hotel.
This fee includes:
*Must be redeemed daily, credit may not be rolled over
**Fee is exclusive of service gratuities
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.
A Valet Parking Fee of $65.00 (subject to tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. In and out privileges included. Oversize vehicles not allowed. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.
Over 35% off
When You Can Go
Travel options through December
Getting ThereIt’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).
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*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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