Such a disappointment. We booked based on the look of the amazing atmosphere and facilities, but then realized that accessing them was completely different. Although we were told you can’t reserve tables in the games room and lounge, private events could and everything was inaccessible to us for most of the weekend. This included the hotel lobby. A huge disappointment. Basically, it is a rooming house. Lovely rooms but good luck accessing the facilities. These are run by a separate corporation, with staff who have little regard for hotel guests. This includes blocking direct access to elevators to our rooms.
While I was in the bar in the Cherry Circle Room, another patron commented that this was the most beautiful hotel he had ever seen. Restored to it's 1894 glory, this former private men's club for the .01% is now available for anyone who wishes to visit the lobby and become a Gilded Age millionaire. The rooms are quirky, but in a fun way. A lot of the rooms are converted athletic courts, which means you might end up with a crazy high ceiling or an odd shape. But there's a lot of humor in the interior design, with gym netting above the desk and pommels at the end of the bed. CAA is an exercise in wit & style. Wry & ironic, they take their service seriously, but never themselves. My one suggestion is that in the mornings or when the hotel is quieter you might turn down the techno pop dance music, when the game room is hopping, but nobody's dancing at 7AM in Chicago, in January. :-) I'm already planning my next visit. Thank you for your amazing hotel!…
We held a business meeting at the Chicago Athletic Association for a very large group of our partners. Everyone was impressed with the fabulous setting (so comfortable, cozy and unique) and the amazing service experience. The staff is beyond wonderful - they go above and beyond to meet your every need and to ensure your stay is wonderful. Highly recommend for personal and business travel! The rooms are so comfortable that I, a notoriously terrible sleeper in a hotel, had 3 nights of the best sleep I may have ever had. Curtains make the room completely dark, it is quiet, the room is cozy, the bed and sheets comfortable - truly a great night's sleep and I never say that in a hote!
The Chicago athletic association has the best location. Staffs are extremely friendly and willing to assist me. Very safe with room key activated elevator. In building restaurants open until midnight. A stay experience that could not be better.
We hosted a summit for one of my clients and everyone was extremely pleased with the hotel, staff and meeting space. Would definitely host another event there! Thank you to Andrea for making everything easy! We also hosted an event at Cindy's and the team there was amazing! I can't say enough great things about the hotel.
This property tries to be cute and trendy, but at the end of the day it is loud and uncomfortable. Save $150 a night and stay is a standard hotel. I could lots of traffic and aircraft all through the night. The curtains did not block lights well. To top it off the bed was uncomfortable. Sure the pics looked nice but at the end of a long work day looks do not mean anything if you are not able to rest. Another bummer was having to walk through “the game room” which is basically a noisy bar with 100 people drinking and yelling over each other while 10 people play games. I will only return if forced by another corporate event.
We recently had to travel to Chicago for a music festival, but were only staying one night. After TONS of research, reading reviews and looking at pricing, we settled on the Chicago Athletic Hotel by Hyatt and I'm so happy we did. We splurged on the bi-level suite and it truly felt luxurious. The suite was beautiful, spacious and incredibly comfortable. The finishes were top notch and the amenities were well stocked. The room was exceptionally quiet, especially for being in the heart of the city. When we checked in, we were brought macarons to welcome us, and were both visited/called to make sure everything was alright. I should also note we arrived pre-check-in and they had our bags brought up to our room (so nice!). We ate in the Game Room before check-in (a bit loud, wish we had eaten in the quieter spots near the lobby) and after check-in, we ended up ordering Shake Shack for in-room dining and it was fantastic. The valet service (unlimited in-out) was a huge deciding factor in our stay and they did not disappoint. The valet entrance is on Madison and the "ticket" was texted to us so we could ask questions and request the car in advance of making our way downstairs (incredible!) - they were so friendly and helpful and it made the usually difficult parking situation a breeze. My husband said he couldn't get comfortable on the bed, but I slept like a rock (brought my own pillow since I'm fussy) - also, the blackout curtains are ACTUALLY blackout unlike so many hotels. This is a must for us. Great service and it made us feel like VIPs in a 5-star suite. If you book here, you won't be disappointed.…
Location is great and the hotel style is very unique. It fits more to young couples who doesn't have kids or people who likes to drink and have fun. I only stayed for one night and overall experience was good. If planning to go to the Millennium park, this is the best choice.
2nd time staying at CAA. Unique hotel with lots of charming peculiarities. Previous stay was early June 2021 and the hotel was quiet, service was very personal, and we had lots of opportunity to wander around check out the building. This stay was a completely different experience. Bustling and thriving, and full of people, yet service was still excellent. We stayed in a suite during this visit, lots of room to spread out. Highly recommend!
It's a very cool hotel, however they rent out the hip Game Room Bar many nights for private corporate events. We could not even enter the room to get to our room elevators without a security guard escorting us. They treated us like we were trespassing, and we were paying a lot of money to stay there....... Had we know that several of the amenities would be closed, probably would have stayed elsewhere.