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Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

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#69 of 207 hotels in Chicago
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.5
Value
4.2
Travelers' Choice
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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Property amenities
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
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Game room
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese
4.5
3,340 reviews
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The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel captivates guests with its unique historical charm and diverse amenities, including distinctive bars and a game room. Nestled conveniently near Millennium Park and various dining options, its location earns high marks from many visitors. While the hotel's cleanliness and attentive service are often praised, some travelers have voiced concerns about noise, dark thematic decor, and slow service responses. Although the spacious rooms hold an allure, discomfort due to temperatures and occasional misleading descriptions have been noted. Additionally, the value proposition is a point of contention, with high prices and hidden fees dampening the overall experience for some guests.
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Convenient
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Historic
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Cramped
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Expensive
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Meticulous
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Abundant
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robinlambertgraham wrote a review Feb 20
Knoxville, Tennessee1 contribution
We picked this hotel because of its location next to Millennium Park and the Chicago Art Institute. It had charm and a spectacular view of the park and lake. The tour of the building is well worth taking. The building has so much history. We were only spending one night but the late check out and fact we could leave our bags at the desk meant we could enjoy the city the whole day.
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Hi there robinlambertgraham, Thank you so much for taking the time to offer us feedback on your most recent stay. We are truly blessed to be located in such a wonderful location with-in the city's downtown area. There is so much to see and do nearby and we are happy that you were able to experience all that we have to offer. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best, JP Cook
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kyariger wrote a review Feb 13
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This hotel is located within walking distance from everything you need on Michigan Avenue. The hotel has great dining options, an upbeat vibrant atmosphere, the rooms are comfortable and clean, and the entire staff is very helpful and competent.
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kyariger, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and can't wait to welcome you back! Best, Kristen K.
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samanthajean232024 wrote a review Feb 11
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We wanted a night away to celebrate an early Valentine’s Day weekend together, so we splurged and stayed in the founders room! It was a beautiful view looking out over Michigan Ave right at the Bean! We felt like we were the only ones in the hotel! The bathroom was so spacious and very very clean. The room felt luxurious and romantic. We made reservations at the Cherry Circle room for dinner and breakfast reservations at Cindy’s, which made the whole trip soooo convenient bc we valet parked the car and never had to leave the hotel to have a great experience!
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Responded 1 week ago
samanthajean232024, Thank you for the lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time in Chicago and you're right - you don't need to leave the building to have a great time! We hope to welcome you back soon to check out more of our dining outlets including our speakeasy, Milk Room, or our Game Room. Best, Kristen K.
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lucabrunovail wrote a review Feb 7
Vail, Colorado7 contributions
I recommend it to everyone. The staff was very helpful and professional. Clean I will stay again at the hotel , very convenient. Great location, bartender was Exceptional. The interior and history of the hotel was amazing .
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Hi there lucabrunovail, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on your recent stay. We are grateful to be able to share this historic building with the world. We cannot wait to welcome you back soon!
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gmarquezg wrote a review Feb 6
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This was my first time staying at CAA and certainly will not be the last one. I loved the design, classy and elegant, the game room, Cindy’s and having breakfast at the Cherry Room. Can’t wait to go back again.
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Hello gmarquezg, Thank you for your amazing review! We are so happy to hear that you've enjoyed your time with us and that you will be back in the future! Keep a look out on our website for future events and fun activities happening at CAA!
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Taylor S wrote a review Feb 1
Portland, Oregon209 contributions
Absolutely love this property. The lobby is spectacular. Three fireplaces and wonderful leather sofas to relax on. It was freezing cold in Chicago when I was there but I was toasty, warm sipping a drink by the fire. The reception staff was also top notch. Had a little snafu with my room initially but they took care of it immediately. My room was very comfortable. Breakfast in the Cherry Circle Room was exceptional, both food and service. And last but not least, The Milk Room is a must visit. A reservation is necessary and it's pricey but worth every penny. I highly recommend this property. I am a Globalist and felt the service here went beyond my expectations.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Make reservations in the restaurants. This property gets a lot of non-hotel guest people...
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Responded 2 weeks ago
TheArtofBeer, Thank you for taking a moment to leave such a wonderful review! We love our Globalist travelers and are so honored you chose to spend time with us. We are pleased you were able to enjoy time in so many of our unique dining outlets from our historic speakeasy Milk Room to our Cherry Circle Room - is there anything better than that wrap around bar? We hope to welcome you back soon! Best, Kristen K.
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kennebechvac wrote a review Jan 2024
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Amazing experience. Tons of character. milk room was the highlight! Staff was more then happy to give us a tour and talk about the history of the building.. A++++ will definitely be back again. Will bring my family next time.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
kennebechvac, Thank you for the lovely review. We agree - Milk Room is definitely a must and getting an insider tour from our team is a bonus! We can't wait to welcome you back with the whole family - they will love Game Room or Top Golf! Best, Kristen K.
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bc8ocean wrote a review Jan 2024
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Wonderful Historic Property, Fantastic Location, Super Nice and Friendly Staff. The History of this Building is captivating. Views of Lake Michigan, Great Shopping. Also across from Millennial Park and The Bean.
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bc8ocean, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay including spending time at Millennium Park just in our front yard and some great shopping in our back yard and just up the street on the Magnificent Mile! We hope to welcome you back in soon! Best, Kristen K
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Terry L wrote a review Jan 2024
Chicago, Illinois420 contributions
This was our third stay at this hotel. The staff is superb - enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and helpful. The hotel is first class in all regards. Breakfast in the Cherry Circle Restaurant is always delicious.
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi there TerryL1462, Thank you so much for this feedback! We are so happy to know that as a returning guest of the hotel we are still able to hit all of the marks for you and your family. It is a goal to always offer the best hotel experience possible and it seems that we have done that for you. We can't wait to welcome you back soon!
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janelenore wrote a review Jan 2024
Chicago3 contributions
Perfect spot for a Chicago winter wedding!! The CAA has enough to keep all guests Congo and occupied without ever going outside! The staff is stellar!! Friendly and helpful! The amenities are top quality! And they offer multiple unique activities and dining experiences!! All while embracing the historic grandeur and feel of a beautiful building from a time gone by! The CAA hits it out of the sky park!! Hope to be back soon!!
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janelenore, Thank you for the lovely review! We are so pleased you enjoyed everything about your winter wedding here with us from the views from White City Ballroom to the many historic architecture details and beyond. We can't wait to welcome you back. Best, Kristen K.
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$202 - $334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentral / Downtown / The Loop / Theater District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
240
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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 (0.2 miles), Millennium Park (0.1 miles), and Cloud Gate (0.09 miles).
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 Miss Ricky's, Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe, and The Dearborn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Chicago Athletic Association Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center 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 center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.