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.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

#12 of 185 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
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"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

876 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 843: English reviews
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My Daughter and I had an awesome 3 days at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. Service is impeccable. The Staff does everything to ensure a great stay. I would highly recommend the daily tour of the hotel, to help you understand the history of the building which goes back to 1894 or so. It is important to Chicago's history.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
1 Thank carolpw
Xenia, Ohio
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The hotel was as described and pictured on website-very beautiful! The first two floors of hotel (including Shake Shack and 2 other restaurants) and the roof top bar Cindys are open to the public- so beware this hotel lobby can be very busy and loud. One nice perk is that guests of the CAA get priority and can cut in... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Stacy N
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located across the street from millennium park, easy access to rest of Chicago via bus and the L, this hotel offers very clean and spacious rooms. love the history of the building, restaurants and bar each has very unique setting, offering tasty food and drinks. roof top bar has fantastic view of the park and the bean, can be very... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank EKTravel15
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great Location! Great Staff! Great Rooftop bar! Great Bartender Alex! Great Fun! I would definitely stay again! Everything was fantastic from check in to check out... Great girls weekend getaway! Loved It!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
1 Thank Stacy S
minot
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked this room for my family because it was the cheapest room I could get in the Michigan Ave, Magnificent Mile area. Little did I know I was getting a fantastic facility. This is a 100 year old building that has been meticulously restored and converted from an old time men's club into a wonderful hotel. It has so... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
1 Thank Rick H
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A friend and I stayed here for the Coldplay concert, and enjoyed every second of it! Cindy's the rooftop bar was incredible. Drinks are a little pricey, but delicious and worth it's weight in gold for the view and outdoor seating. Every staff member we encountered went above and beyond to take care of us! Shake shack is in the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Kellie Y
New York
Level Contributor
404 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you can stay at Chicago Athletic Club or just even visit, this hotel has amazing old world charm. The was original an all men's club.There are several places to eat and drink including the Cherry Room or Cindy's on the Roof Top. A must see.

Helpful?
1 Thank Rosario C
Orlando
Level Contributor
48 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First time staying at this relative newcomer. Like most hotels converted from old buildings there are some design issues that simply cannot be resolved. Here the bathroom in the park view junior suite had a tub shower that was clumsy to say the least. I am a big guy at 6'4" and it was hard to take a shower. The... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank goof87
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We haven't even been here 24 hours yet and I can tell you the customer service is superb! Check in was easy and friendly. This morning we took bikes out for the morning. The hotel has their own bikes and you can use them for up to 4 hours for no cost. The bell man and the concierge are super... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Karier6
MSMITHCAA, Front Office Manager at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, responded to this review

Karier6, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback! Really happy to hear you enjoyed the bikes, and I'll be certain to share your kind words with the rest of the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to CAA soon.. All the best, Mychel Smith Assistant Front Office Manager More 

jersey city, nj
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited Chicago this week for work,during a pretty intense heat wave. I need to stay in the South Loop area for work, though I much prefer the central loop district. That said, this location is certainly decent, adjacent to the Chicago Art Institute. As others have already noted, the architecture of this building is quite unique, as is the... More 

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

682 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (439)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (87)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
View from Room (20)
Viewed
Room/Suite (73)
Viewed
Bathroom (20)
Viewed
Dining (15)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (4)
Viewed
Other (218)

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
#11 of 185 in Chicago
4.5 of 5 stars 1,821 reviews
Downtown / The Loop
Virgin Hotels Chicago
Virgin Hotels Chicago
#10 of 185 in Chicago
4.5 of 5 stars 675 reviews
Downtown / The Loop
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
#15 of 185 in Chicago
4.5 of 5 stars 3,716 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Gold Coast
The Talbott Hotel
The Talbott Hotel
#2 of 185 in Chicago
5.0 of 5 stars 2,365 reviews
Near North Side
The Langham, Chicago
The Langham, Chicago
#1 of 185 in Chicago
5.0 of 5 stars 1,650 reviews
Near North Side
Palomar Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel
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.
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
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • 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 )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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: $220 - $596 (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 Sabre Hospitality Solutions, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, HotelTravel.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Agoda, Odigeo, ETB, Travelocity, Cancelon 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:
#12 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
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay