The James

From the hotel:

The James is a brand of ideally situated, residentially styled luxury boutique hotels, as embodied in its first property, The James Chicago. Representing the very best of what Chicago downtown hotels have to offer, it delivers an artful blend of hand-crafted design, seamlessly intuitive service and personalized comfort. Located on Ontario Street, right off the Magnificent Mile, this Mag Mile hotel is just minutes away from Chicago’s world renowned shopping, dining and nightlife destinations, as well as its celebrated cultural institutions like Navy Pier and The John Hancock Center.

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55 East Ontario

Partner Reviews: The James

Among the many onsite amenities offered are an indoor heated pool, whirlpool, business center, fitness center, in-room microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Complimentary Internet Access is available throughout the entire hotel, both wired and wireless. Explore the city with our great location steps from Michigan Avenue, home of Chicago's primary shopping district. Take a short cab ride to Navy Pier, catch a great view at the Hancock Observatory or simply relax in the comfort of our hotel.

a wonderful experience

Rating: 8

If you want a wonderful place to go to to relax try the Four Points By Sheraton Chicago Downtown. The location is great and there is so much...

posted by Citysearch User on May 18, 2008

Excellent Stay

Rating: 10

We have stayed at the Four Points the last two years at Christmastime. Both times our stay has been very pleasant. The rooms are very clea...

posted by Citysearch User on Sep 21, 2007

Four Points by Sheraton

Rating: 6

Some of the good things about this hotel are: GREAT location, friendly and attentive staff and nice beds. Some of the negatives are: Towels are not soft at all, awful views from room unless the outside patio and parking garage are your thing and the high priced ($12 ) continental breakfast they offer. But being a mid-priced hotel, those things can be overlooked, as it is not a 5 star hotel which things would be more expected from it. The location is superb, Michigan Ave. is 1 block away and there is shopping all around the area. The Navy Pier is also close by as well as the beaches and parks. There are alot of greeat places to eat within a few blocks, Giordono's pizza, Rosebud on Rush, Weber Grill to name a few.... Hancock Tower is a 15 minute walk and if you go there, go at sunset, you can see the city light up, it is beautiful. There is so much around the Four Points hotel, that you will not be disappointed if you stay there. If you are looking for luxury, then look elsewhere, but if you are looking for a nice place to sleep to recharge, this place is pretty good.

posted by houstonharley on Jul 17, 2007

User Reviews: The James

laidback luxury at the James

$159 got me a night in a double room at The James, thanks to a promotion via Travel Zoo. It would have been $129, but there were three of us scheduled to have a girls' night in when I booked. A friend ended up getting sick, so it was just me and another gal pal for a chill night of watching our 42" plasma screen tv, marvelling over the threadcount, and fighting over who got the Kiehl's products (I won).

Didn't get a chance to eat at David Burke's Primehouse -- it being a Friday during Lent, we made for the seafood at Joe's Stone Crab, a mere two blocks away. We returned from dinner to find that we'd been treated to turndown service. I'm not used to staying at nice boutique hotels, so I was excited to find the stereo playing softly, robes and slippers laid out, the lights dimmed, and a dish of pralines to munch before falling asleep in those awesomely cushy beds.

Rooms usually go for $200+, and I have to say I'd come back at that rate (or less, of course) if I wanted to treat myself. We were in the middle of the city, but the room was quiet and tranquil. The staff was friendly. I didn't get a chance to see how response times were, as I didn't ask for extra towels (though I was tempted to ask for extra Kiehl's body wash to take home). The desk and lobby staff were friendly and professional.

My only complaint, and it's a minor one at that, was that there was no placard by the elevator bank indicating in which direction we should go to find our room. It only took a few steps in one direction, though, to figure out I needed to walk the other way. I look forward to future stays.

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