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12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-3300
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It doesn’t get more Chicago than this 1893 icon of old-world design and good cheer. Originally home to an elite men’s club, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel building is an architectural gem dating back to 1893. Converted to a boutique hotel and urban playground of the same name in 2015, the property sports 240 guest rooms, seven bars & restaurants, the city's first Topgolf Swing Suite, and a downtown location central to Millennium Park, Lake Michigan, The Loop, and more. The Chicago Athletic Association hotel offers an artfully-restored historic stay along with some of the city’s most-lauded dining and drinking outlets. This hotel has received the 2022 Tripadvisor's Travelers Choice Award for consistently earning great reviews and also ranks within the 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid private parking nearby
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Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Game room
Billiards
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Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
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Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Jane H wrote a review Sep 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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MikeM wrote a review Jan 2022
Chicago, Illinois110 contributions99 helpful votes
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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!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Evan Oxner, Guest Services / Front Office at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Responded 11 Jan 2022
Hello zeppofan, Thank you for choosing the Chicago Athletic Association for you recent visit, and thank you for taking the time to share your experience! Congratulations on your 100th Tripadvisor review! Thank you for your feedback regarding the music in the mornings, we will share this with out management team in the Drawing Room. I am so glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to your next vist. Best, Evan
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Keri K wrote a review Sep 2022
Dallas, Texas12 contributions4 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Kristen Kane, Guest Services / Front Office at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
652kerik, Thank you for such a lovely review after your recent stay here with us! We are beyond thrilled you enjoyed everything from the service provided during your business meetings to having the best sleep you've ever had. We hope to welcome you back in the near future! Best, Kristen K.
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Tourist245092 wrote a review Sep 2022
Taipei, Taiwan2 contributions
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.
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Response from Jean-Pierre Cook, Guest Services / Front Office at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hello Tourist245092, Thank you so much for you kind words and taking the time to leave us this feedback. We are truly excited to hear that we were able to make your time with us a time to remember. We are here for you if you need any future reservation assistance.
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kale439 wrote a review Sep 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Jean-Pierre Cook, Guest Services / Front Office at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hello kale439, Thank you all for your support and for the kind words. We know that you all could have picked any other hotel in the city but you all chose us. We are excited to know that you are were pleased with the service and we hope that we will be the pick for the next summit held in Chicago. We hope to see you all soon but until then please let us know if we could be of any service to you all.
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dskinner2022 wrote a review Sep 2022
Miami, Florida1 contribution
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.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Kristen Kane, Guest Services / Front Office at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
dskinner2022, Thank you for taking a moment to provide feedback after your recent stay with us. We are disappointed to learn we failed to exceed your expectations however feedback like this helps us continue to improve our services. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again as a hotel guest or in any of our seven dining outlets! Best, Kristen K.
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Lia K wrote a review Sep 2022
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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.
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Responded 1 week ago
Lia K, Thank you for taking a moment to leave such a wonderful review after your stay with us! We are so pleased you enjoyed everything about your stay from our luxurious bi-level suite, to the valet service, to the Shake Shack in-room dining. We cannot wait to welcome you back soon! Best, Kristen K.
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jasonson0802 wrote a review Sep 2022
Cleveland, Ohio1 contribution
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.
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Response from Jose Ortega, Guest Services / Front Office at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear jasonson0802, Thank you so much for providing feedback regarding your stay with us! I'm pleased you enjoyed our overall ambiance and architecture at the CAA! I'm glad this was a great location for your stay. We look forward to hosting your future visits! Jose
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jmnerka wrote a review Sep 2022
Dillingham, Alaska39 contributions17 helpful votes
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!
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Dear jmnerka, Thank you so much for providing feedback regarding your stay with us! I'm pleased you enjoyed our overall ambiance and architecture at the CAA! Thank you for recommending us to other travelers. We look forward to hosting your future visits! Jose
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JBCH22 wrote a review Sep 2022
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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.
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JBCH22, Thank you for taking a moment to share feedback after your recent stay with us. We are saddened to hear we failed to exceed your expectations and that you were left with a poor feeling from the Game Room. We appreciate feedback like this as we continue to improve our services. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon! Best, Kristen K.
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US$248 - US$504 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentral / Downtown / The Loop / Theater District
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Chicago Athletic Association Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Art Institute of Chicago (0.3 km), Millennium Park (0.2 km), and Cloud Gate (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chicago Athletic Association Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe, Cherry Circle Room, and Acanto.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Chicago Athletic Association Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Chicago.
Are any cleaning services offered at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Chicago Athletic Association Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.