We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Show Prices
#10 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Panoramas (11)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,085 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,041: English reviews
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The structure itself is incredible. A must see space for someone visiting the city. The rooftop bar's design and view of the lake accompanied with fantastic drinks is really special. I have never left a review on this website before, but JP at the front door was so incredible and helpful that I had to say something. Really great guy... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paul J
Plano, Texas
Level Contributor
86 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently renovated to period grandeur. Stunning lobby and 1st floor bars. Rooftop bar/restaurant commands Millennium Park views. Great staff. Comfortable, interesting rooms. Yes, many rooms are short on closet and storage space, but the rooms are nicely outfitted and very comfortable. Lobby contains both a gaming bar (pool, shuffleboard, chess) and a reservations required cocktail bar. Lobby was happening every... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank KarlFS
Bridget M, Front Office Manager at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KarlFS, Thanks for your review of our hotel. It sounds like you had quite the time with us! I am glad you were able to check out all of our outlets and you enjoyed the athleticly themed design of our guest rooms. You are right- our outlets are very popular, I am glad you were able to share in... More 

Evansville, Indiana
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel for 6 nights and hosted 2 events there. I give the staff, service, food, and accommodations the highest ratings! Every part of my stay exceeded expectations. I would recommend (and have recommended) this hotel to friends and colleagues.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank Amy W
Bridget M, Front Office Manager at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Amy W, Thanks for the amazing review! It sounds like you were able to take in the whole experience of CAA during your six nights with us! The Chicago Athletic Assocation is such a special hotel, you truly do not have to leave to have a delightful time. I am thrilled you have recommended us to friends and colleagues!... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chicago athletic association hotel is in a really neat historic building. The details are beautiful. It was a really quick trip but our stay was great. Our only complaint is our room (917) was a bit dark and there was no counter space in the bathroom. The staff could not have been nicer! We would definitely stay here again!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank aptaylor8
Bridget M, Front Office Manager at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, responded to this review

Hello aptaylor8, Thank you for taking the time for reviewing CAA. I'm delighted you enjoyed the history of our beautiful building. I have shared your kind words about the team with the staff, thank you! We hope that your travels bring you back to Chicago again soon! See you then! Bridget More 

Newport Beach
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first trip to Chicago, and I was beyond impressed with this hotel. I booked the hotel the morning I checked in, was warmly greeted by the staff, and allowed an early check in. The staff member who checked me in was very professional and friendly, made sure that I knew about the hotel, and offered directions for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stacy K
Isaiah J, Front Office Manager at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, responded to this review

Stacy K- We are beyond pleased with your kind words about our hotel and staff! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful review. I'm glad you were able to take advantage of all our hotel has to offer, and we look forward to welcoming you back for the new year! Cheers, Isaiah Jackson Assistant Front Office Manager More 

Denver
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was at the CAA for a wedding. Location and staff were top notch. Everyone from Mychel at the front desk, to Pierre and all of the valet staff, were extremely helpful and accommodating. Thanks for a memorable experience! Will most certainly be back.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

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

bdwwsp, Thank you for the amazing feedback about our hotel and team. Mychel and Pierre are top notch employees alright and its a true pleasure to have them on our team (only if we could clone them). I also wanted to thank you as well as the wedding party last weekend was such a wonderful family to host such a... More 

Montreal, Quebec
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family spent a long weekend and really enjoyed the architectural heritage, comfort, cleanliness and friendliness of the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. The location, across the street from Millennium Park and the Art Institute, and just up Michigan Avenue from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, made it an ideal starting point for our art- and architecture-filled weekend.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank rmjg2016
Michael G, Director of Front Office at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, responded to this review

rmjg2016, What a great review! It makes us truly happy to hear we hit a few of the key words you used in your review as comfort, cleanliness and friendliness is paramount in the hospitality business. It seems the only thing not mentioned were some of our food and beverage areas which are also amazing, so next time you have... More 

San Antonio, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel and located so near to everything. Across from Millenium Park and Lake Michigan! Fantastic customer service in a uniquely designed, beautifully appointed old building! The architecture, original or restored, was incredibly beautiful. Great food at all restaurants.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
Thank CookieM814
MSMITHCAA, Front Office Manager at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, responded to this review

CookieM814, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We really appreciate your kind words about our team and the restoration of our building. I'm also happy to hear you enjoyed our dining options..We hope to see you again in the near future. All the best, Mychel Smith Assistant Front Office Manager More 

Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to do! The energy at this hotel is great. The staff is very professional. The public rooms are very busy, as are the restaurants. Breakfast was wonderful and the views from the rooftop were perfect for viewing the Christmas tree lighting. Attention to detail in the guest rooms was obvious, the beds really comfy! We took the tour... More 

Helpful?
Thank dalek889
MSMITHCAA, Front Office Manager at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, responded to this review

dalek889, Thanks so much for for sharing your amazing feedback! Certainly glad to hear you got a chance to tour the building, and catch the amazing views from up at Cindy's. We look forward to having you back in the future. Mychel Smith Assistant Front Office Manager More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't stay here but had breakfast three times, dinner once and visited the upstairs bar with 2 fire pits and a great view. Service was charming and friendly, food was nothing special but it had a great atmosphere and a huge games room with chess, bowls, snooker, boules.

Helpful?
Thank benish88
Patrick H, General Manager at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, responded to this review

benish88- Thanks for coming by....5 times! Appreciate your kind words about the team and venues. I apologize that you found the food "nothing special". Not sure where you stayed, but would love to have you try us out next time you are in town. Thanks again. Patrick Hatton General Manager More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

798 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (555)
Viewed
Room/Suite (83)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (133)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (7)
Viewed
View from Room (22)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (27)
Viewed
Dining (21)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
Other (258)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (223)
Viewed
Amenities (34)
Viewed
Classic Double Room (21)
Viewed
Madison Corner Junior Suite (21)
Viewed
Madison Corner King Room (20)
Viewed
Millenium Junior Suite (29)
Viewed
Millenium King Room (24)
Viewed
Dining (18)
Viewed
Superior King Room (23)
Viewed
The Hotel (33)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (20)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Chicago hotels
Downtown / The Loop
The Silversmith Hotel
The Silversmith Hotel
#13 of 188 in Chicago
1,916 reviews
Downtown / The Loop
Virgin Hotels Chicago
Virgin Hotels Chicago
#11 of 188 in Chicago
834 reviews
Near North Side
The Langham, Chicago
The Langham, Chicago
#2 of 188 in Chicago
1,949 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Downtown / The Loop
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
#14 of 188 in Chicago
4,073 reviews
Downtown / The Loop
The Palmer House Hilton
The Palmer House Hilton
#91 of 188 in Chicago
8,050 reviews
Downtown / The Loop
Kimpton Burnham Hotel
Kimpton Burnham Hotel
#21 of 188 in Chicago
1,429 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
Explore this neighborhood
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Inside these warmly elegant quarters you will find a design aesthetic inspired by the athletic heritage of the building-yet with thoroughly contemporary amenities throughout. A sense of play is alive here, as well, in divining which artifacts are vintage and which are new-something to ponder as the crystal glasses and cocktail carafe beckon a good, icy stir. Victorian-inspired lighting, brass fixtures and ironwork recall Chicago's industrial heritage, while wooden gym ladders, smartly reimagined as a storage wall, are as likely to hold a flask as a vintage self-improvement manual. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Address: 12 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $166 - $668 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Chicago Athletic Association Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 241
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Cancelon, Orbitz, HotelTravel.com, TripOnline SA, Odigeo, Travelocity, Priceline, Agoda, Sabre Hospitality Solutions, Cheap Tickets and Jetsetter so you can book your Chicago Athletic Association Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#18 Business Hotel in Chicago
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Chicago Athletic Association Hotel staff and other travelers.
19 questions
Ask a question
Edmonton
Memphis, Tennessee
Chicago, Illinois
3 months ago
San Diego, California
4 months ago

See all questions (19)

Questions? Get answers from Chicago Athletic Association Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Various types and sizes of rooms available. ”
 of 5 bubbles CookieM814, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“The room was a good size. It was a tad dark but seems to be the new trend. Super comfy bed….had to get out of it too soon!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 484susann, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for higher floors if possible”
 of 5 bubbles DunkmanEdmonton, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“anything on the east side is awesome”
 of 5 bubbles dennisn69, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Jr. suite is a great room choice. ”
 of 5 bubbles brianhZ7541ZR, 4 weeks ago | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay