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Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

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12 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My boyfriend and I had made reservations at the milk room for drinks and cherry circle room for dinner and decided to make a night of it and stay. It was a great decision! The hotel is wonderful in all its historic glory with modern luxuries. The staff went above and beyond to answer any questions and make our stay... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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88 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for a couple of nights. We had initially booked a corner room but were upgraded to a Founder's Suite overlooking the park. It was a well-appointed room with great toiletries, robes (cute!), a craft cocktail and treat mini bar, and nice vintage-repro furnishings. The hotel is in a perfect location, particularly if you are planning to visit the... More 

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Isaiah J, Front Office Manager at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, responded to this review

parkbench28- Thank you for the kinds words. We're happy to hear you had a great stay with us! We do have a great location in the heart of downtown, and our hotel's bars and restaurants are so unique and diverse, there's no reason to leave! We look forward to welcoming you back. Cheers, Isaiah Jackson Assistant Front Office Manager More 

Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

after entering the lobby you may feel like you moved back to 30s, hotel is a tourist attraction itself and you may meet some visitors coming just to see the interestring interior, it offers regular hotel service but you can know you are in Chicago... hard to beat roof top restaurant regardless if you come just for a cocktail, dinner... More 

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Michael G, Director of Front Office at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, responded to this review

LukaszNowakowski, It sounds like you hit the nail on the head, as I agree working in the building makes you feel as you are in another era. The building does attract many tourists interested in the wonder 1890's Venetian Gothic architecture, designed by Henry Ives Cobb. However, Cindy's rooftop was a brand new edition that does have views hard to... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent our 30th anniversary here and were so pleased with our stay that we've made plans for a family reunion here next Christmas. We appreciated the unique-ness of this hotel. This is NOT another JW or Hilton, but rather a one-of-a-kind gem with much to admire; our favorites would be the friendly front desk staff, the helpful concierge (found... More 

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Isaiah J, Front Office Manager at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, responded to this review

StevenKarlG- We're thrilled to hear we were able to help make your anniversary memorable, and that you'll be coming back soon! Thank you for the shout out to our amazing concierge team, I'll be sure to share these kind words with our entire team. Cherry Circle Room is certainly a step into the past, and we can't wait to have... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here for a special event in June 2015. First off, this is a stunning building. An 18th-century piece of Chicago history that has been recently restored (lovingly, might I add). There are three restaurants in this building (Cherry Circle Room, Cindy's, and Shake Shack). I had dinner at the Cherry Circle Room once and had Shake Shack a... More 

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Michael G, Director of Front Office at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, responded to this review

Bill_Gorton, Thank you for the wonderful review of the property and restaurants, as we think its a great combination food style fair. We hope you come back this year to enjoy Cindy's along with a better room with a view. We do have 15 different room styles and some offer better views, so be sure to inquire with our reservation... More 

chicago
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125 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here one night to attend a gala event in the area. The hotel is very interesting architecturally and from a style point of view. However, it was almost too styled for my taste. My favorite part of the hotel was the reception area. I liked the fire places, leather couches, etc. Some of the areas were too clubby to... More 

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middleton, wisconsin
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110 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hotel on Michigan Avenue. The lobby is wonderful, an old gentlman's club feel with lots of seating and several fireplaces. Cocktails and food are available in this area. Coffee and pastries available in the Milking Room. Cindy's is a rooftop restaurant/bar with outdoor couches, heat lamps, and fire pits with amazing views of the city. There is a game... More 

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New York
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134 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thank you to Sean W for help with the luggage and parking the car! This is a new boutique hotel in the former Athletic Association. Hotel is well-insulated from the street noise of Michigan AVenue. The room had an entry hall and the bathroom and bedroom opened off this hall. There was a large armoire in the hall and some... More 

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Isaiah J, Front Office Manager at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, responded to this review

Rosslyn H- Thank you for taking the time to recognize our team for the amazing job they do! We're so glad you enjoyed our building's rich history and old world design. They certainly don't make buildings like this anymore, and next time your travels bring you to Chicago, we look forward to welcoming you back! Until Next Time, Isaiah Jackson... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the moment you enter the impressive building you get the impression that this is no ordinary hotel and exiting the elevator into the 2nd floor lobby you get a real wow factor. A friendly welcome is always appreciated and everyone at the hotel seems intent on pleasing their guests. The hotel itself is room after room of pleasant surprises... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are Chicago residents but thought to celebrate our anniversary at CAA and enjoy downtown Chicago. CAA Hotel was perfect. The staff was amazing and we enjoyed the energy of the lobby and the bliss of relaxing during less popular times. The hotel made sure we had a good stay and checked in with us often. We couldn't be happier... More 

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