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The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile
Ranked #43 of 190 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Appleton, Wisconsin
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“SUPERIOR HOTEL!!”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We stayed here a few days over Valentines weekend. The location is probably the best you could have for anything you are going to do in the city! There is a Trader Joe's across the street, starbucks on the corner, cafe directly across the street, shopping all around, and the best new shopping slash restaurant store I have ever been too...new in Chicago and it's called EATILY. It was just a block away! We had superb customer service throughout the hotel. The cleaning staff, the bartenders, the bell hop guys, everyone.....they go out of there way to smile at you and ask if you need anything! We have stayed at the Felix, Hyatt, and Westin...we will not go back. The James is the best by far. You won't be sorry. Oh, and 1 more thing...THE BEDS..AWESOME.

Room Tip: I don't think you could get a bad room here.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheJamesChiGM, General Manager at The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Dear shtzngigglez,

Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay with us at The James Chicago. I am truly honored to hear that after staying at several hotels in Chicago, we are your new favorite. Additionally, I appreciate your compliments of our comfortable beds, convenient location, and especially our friendly team. Thank you again for writing and we look forward to welcoming you back the next time your travels return you to Chicago!

Warm Regards,

Stephen Blackford
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I very much enjoyed my stay at The James. It was brief, but very much worth it. A short weekend trip, but very relaxing and a wonderful atmosphere. The smallest of details leaves the largest of impression. I very much look forward to any future chances I may get to stay at The James.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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TheJamesChiGM, General Manager at The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Dear Anthony M,

Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay with us at The James Chicago. It is humbling to hear that we are your favorite hotel in Chicago after your visit with us. Although it was a short weekend with us, I'm glad that it was relaxing and left an overall great impression. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon!

Warm Regards,

Stephen Blackford
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Chicago
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I had a great time at the James. The saff was so nice and helpful. Bill Marcelli the concierge especially was excellent and helped us out with everything from entertainment to shopping locations. I would recommend this hotel to all my friends and family!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheJamesChiGM, General Manager at The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Dear Pete M,

Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay with us at The James Chicago. I am honored to hear that you enjoyed your stay, thanks in part to the excellent service provided by our concierge team. I am glad that they were able to assist in making your experience a great one and especially that you will recommend us to others. Thank you again for writing and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon!

Warm Regards,

Stephen Blackford
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Chicago
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

the James Chicago is my go to Hotel when in Chicago. The staff are extremly attentive to my every need. I will continue to stay at the James when ever I am in Chicago. I really enjoyed the room and bathroom. The bed and pillows are super comfortable.


  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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TheJamesChiGM, General Manager at The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Dear Anthony E,

Thank you for taking the time to share about yor recent stay with us at The James Chicago. We are honored by your continued loyalty to us and glad that our wonderful team continues to impress during each visit. Most of all, I am humbled that you will continue to stay with us when your travel plans return you to Chicago. Thank you again for writing and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Warm Regards,

Stephen Blackford
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Chicago
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Nice place. Friendly and attentive staff. Overall we were pleased with our stay. They understand how to execute great guest service. Smiling, eye contact, small talk, and seemed to be pleased to assist us with the little things.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheJamesChiGM, General Manager at The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, 12 March 2014
Dear Quinn C,

Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay with us at The James Chicago. The best compliment I can recieve is that it was the amazing service provided by our entire team that made your experience a memorable one. Most of all, I am delighed that your first stay with us will not be your last and look forward to welcoming you back to The James again soon!

Warm Regards,

Stephen Blackford
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Chicago
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Was the best hotel stay i've had in a long time! The staff was friendly, helpful and accommodating. Their uniforms were professional and sharp. Very boutique feel to this hotel! Cider in the lobby was perfect on a cold, Chicago day!
Will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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TheJamesChiGM, General Manager at The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, 12 March 2014
Dear Evette A,

Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay with us at The James Chicago. I am truly honored to hear that your experience with us was one of your best hotel stays in a long time, thanks to the excellent service provided by our team. Most of all, we look forward to welcoming you back the next time your travels return you to Chicago!

Warm Regards,

Stephen Blackford
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Meriden
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

This was our first time at The James Hotel in Chicago. We have stayed at The James in SoHo and in South Beach and this hotel did not disappoint. The location was excellent, and everyone at the hotel made us feel special. Wonderful, personanlized service. Loved the car service!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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TheJamesChiGM, General Manager at The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile, responded to this review, 12 March 2014
Dear Dana G,

Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent stay with us at The James Chicago. I am delighted that this was your first visit in Chicago, and appreciate your loyalty to The James brand. Thank you for your generous compliments of our car service and team and that these attributed to a great experience. Thank you again for writing, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon!

Warm Regards,

Stephen Blackford
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Property: The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile
Address: 55 East Ontario, Corner of Rush and Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611-2727
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#15 Spa Hotel in Chicago
#26 Business Hotel in Chicago
#29 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#33 Family Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile 4.5*
Number of rooms: 297
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An urban hub on the Magnificent Mile and one of Chicago's most celebrated boutique hotels, The James Chicago-Magnificent Mile is a sophisticated nod to Windy City culture. It continues to garner buzz and accolades through its casually sophisticated blend of warmly modern design, intuitive service and thoughtful touches such as complimentary Wi-Fi, early check-in and late check-out, local car service and triple-filtered water. Enjoy convenience at your fingertips with The James Hotels Mobile App and in-room tablet powered by KEYPR offering an intuitive way to discover our amenities and services. Experience The James as a culinary destination with signature restaurant, Primehouse - named #1 Steakhouse in Chicago, Primehouse Bar, a perfect spot to enjoy weekly happy hour specials or a full meal, and The Patio, a seasonal alfresco dining spot. Also featured at The James is The Gym, open 24-hours, The Spa by ASHA, 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, as well as seasonally rotating artwork from local and international artists. ... more   less 
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