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$89 & up – Chicago: Chic River North Hotel incl. Weekends, 40% Off

The James Chicago
Karl Klockars
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The Deal

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Start planning your Windy City vacation now -- the James is one of the Best Hotels in Chicago (Conde Nast Traveler), and we've negotiated discounted rates all the way through late summer. 

  • $89 per night ... most dates through Feb. 28
  • $119-$149 … most dates March-April
  • $169-$199 … most dates July 1 - Sept. 4
  • Members receive a free upgrade to a larger Deluxe Room on a higher floor for better city views
  • Members who book a suite stay also receive free continental breakfast for two 

"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
  • 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: 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 be added to your bill at the hotel.
This fee includes:

  • James Club amenities including daily coffee and tea, and a wine reception with light fare and late-night bites in the lobby
  • 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

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.

Up to 40% off

$89 / night


When You Can Go

Through Feb. 28; add'l discounts through Sept. 4

Enjoyed This
(169 Member Ratings)
"Beds are amazingly comfortable"
Dec 30, 2017
Agoura Hills , CA, 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 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(169 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for James Hotel Chicago (Denihan Hospitality) over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Beds are amazingly comfortable
Jaymille Dec 30, 2017 Agoura Hills , CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and staff
Other Comments
furniture is looking tired
Wendy Dec 27, 2017 Toronto, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Location. Fruit and muffins in morning in lobby. Newspapers.
Other Comments
I just know better hotels in area. Rooms were dark. No way to read at night. Bathroom small. Lobby wine and cheese hour used plastic cups with little napkins for cheese.
Ellen Dec 26, 2017 Savoy, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, staff and quality of hotel
Dale Dec 19, 2017 Spring Lake, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Tim the Concierge was very instrumental in making our experience at The James very enjoyable. He contacted me prior to our stay and went out of his way to contact restaurants for us and even told them that it was my wife's birthday weekend which led to dessert and a candle 2 nights in a row at dinner. Plus, he coordinated the purchase of roses, chocolates, and a birthday balloon as well as massages in our suite, which was a free upgrade to provide enough room for the massage tables to be set up without invading our space too much. Kudos to Tim!
Other Comments
The one negative during out stay was when we came back from dinner on Sat night and were hoping to have a drink in the bar before heading up to our room. Even though there were 8-10 patrons sitting at the bar, and another 8-10 sitting at tables in the bar area, the female bartender told us that they were closing and she could not give us a drink. We weren't looking to keep the bar open for 2 more hours, but simply wind-down for 15-20 minutes with one round of drinks.
jeffrey Dec 18, 2017 Chesterton, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff
Patricia Dec 17, 2017 Homer Glen, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Standard checkout time is 2 p.m., which is unheard of at any other hotel we've stayed. Concierge and front desk staff were very personable, available, and helpful. The location of The James is perfect for us. Most our favorite restaurants & shops are easy walking distance. Lobby is modern, comfortable, with bar available for cocktails. Highly recommend.
Margo Dec 16, 2017 Carol Stream, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location!
Other Comments
Comfortable bed and relatively clean, otherwise run down. Bathroom counter/shelve has burn marks, pictures crooked and peeling, faucets operating poorly. Time for updating!
Patricia Dec 12, 2017 Gurnee, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Central location to lots of restaurants and late night activities
alexander Dec 11, 2017 Elgin, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and free wi fi
Deborah Dec 06, 2017 Southfield, MI, USA

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