River North

The James Chicago

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
  • 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

"One of Chicago's top luxury hotels" -- Oyster.com
Enjoyed This
(218 Member Ratings)
"The room was a joy. Bedding etc. was extremely comfortable. The bathroom was also a very pleasant surprise."
B Mitchell
Mar 09, 2018
Wheeling, WV, 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

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: 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: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $75.00 (subject to tax) per stay (non-refundable). Charges will be applied by hotel.

Fees: A Hotel Facilities Fee of $17.55 (including tax) per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel.

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: 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(218 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
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The room was a joy. Bedding etc. was extremely comfortable. The bathroom was also a very pleasant surprise.
Other Comments
We booked our room through a Travel Zoo special offer, however, after the booking, I found significantly lower rates available! I certainly, wasn't pleased. The hotel was fantastic. but I doubt I'll ever use Travel Zoo again.
B Mitchell Mar 09, 2018 Wheeling, WV, USA
Enjoyed Most
Close to everything, places to eat, shop, and clubs.
Elizabeth Feb 27, 2018 Delavan, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Janie Feb 27, 2018 Hinsdale, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Quiet...near lots of attractions. Rooms were modern and clean. Free wine, coffee, etc in the lobby was a Plus too!!
Tiffany Feb 26, 2018 Hinsdale, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Hard to select one thing. I would say overall it was just a great experience. The staff was friendly and helpful, the hotel itself was beautiful and it was centrally located to everything we did over the weekend.
Other Comments
Loved our stay!
Stacy Feb 26, 2018 St. Charles, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable rooms, great location, wonderful staff.
Richard Feb 26, 2018 Hilbert, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
It’s beautiful.
Other Comments
No free upgrade. Room temperature was SO hot. We could not lower it. Had to open window in winter weather.
Laurie Feb 18, 2018 Loves Park, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location is superb. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Rooms are clean and large.
maryann Feb 19, 2018 Monterey, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
A lot of nice perks. Coffee in the morning, wine and cheese in the afternoon, stuff for kids to do...
Aldina Feb 25, 2018 Arlington Heights, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The loft King was great - tons of space and cool projection screen TV. Room service was quick and the KEYPR system worked seamlessly to request turndown service. We'll done!
Karl Feb 19, 2018 Chicago, IL, USA

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