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Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I thought the Virgin Hotel was my favorite - but it was booked solid for the dates of my trip so I started the Chicago Athletic Association - which is really wonderful the public rooms are beautiful architectural examples of old time Chicago - the staff is welcoming and helpful, the rooms - while small are charming - with great... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice hotel building and rooms. Very comfortable well appointed room. Staff very anonymous. Slightly odd place, bit like staying in a hostel with lots of tourist traffic coming in to have a look at the bars and roof terrace, which is packed with non residents. They should have residents area or preferential seating in bars. No spa which is disappointing... More 

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Plainwell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

All the employees were kind, friendly and helpful. The decor is breath taking. Could have not asked for a better location. The hotel is pet friendly. I brought my dog, Rusty, and he was treated like a king.

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a gem. And the service, 5-Star. The food options within the property are excellent. You'll never want to leave. No cost was spared in this renovation. Rooms and public spaces are like no other.

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Michigan
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here in June and toured the different historic featured areas of the hotel. Our room was reminiscent of a private men's club. Custom woolen blankets on the foot of the beds, pristine throwback white tile bathroom, "champion" robes, the attention to detail was incredible! The beds were perfect, and the rooms were quiet--we never heard a peep from... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Happy to have tried this hotel. The rooms have the old club feel. The lobby is beautiful and original. The roof top bar is very popular and there is usually a line for those not staying in the hotel. The hotel bar has lots of table games and is cool to go to for a drink or two.

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Bridget M, Front Office Manager at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Stacy S, Thank you for your review of The Chicago Athletic Association! I am happy you had fun while you were here. We strive to make our environment interesting and playful. We are very lucky to have been built in 1890, so our location is pretty fantastic. I hope you have a chance to come back and see us... More 

northern jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just got back from a three day trip to Chicago, and let me tell you that as amazing as this city is, my favorite part of this trip was this hotel! I always look for an interesting boutique hotel experience (rather than a chain hotel) wherever I go, and this one may be my favorite and most unique to date.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Service, friendliness, quality are all top notch. Jessica, Reggie,Mike and Mark made my evening there one I will always remember. Front desk and ALL staff were so helpful. Dinner in the Cherry Circle Room was outstanding, and all the staff there were superior also. Bed was unbelievably comfortable! I didn't want to get out of it this morning. Will definitely... More 

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Bridget M, Front Office Manager at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kathryn H, Thanks for your great review! I am so happy that Jessica, Reggie, Mike & Marc made your stay even better! CAA is a perfect place to celebrate a special occasion, I am delighted it you shared it with us. I hope you can come back- even if you are not celebrating! We will be happy to see... More 

Bowie, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Chicago Athletic Association is the ONLY place I stay in Chicago when I visit frequently for work. No matter how cool my friends/coworkers tell me some other hotel is, I keep going back to CAA. Their staff is very pleasant and helpful. Their decor and atmosphere is supremely special, like nothing I have ever seen before in a hotel. They... More 

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Bridget M, Front Office Manager at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, responded to this review

Hi smiller3317, Thanks for reviewing The Chicago Athletic Association! I'm thrilled to know you enjoyed your time with us. Room 331 is spectacular! I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay there. I am sorry to hear your iPhone storage was full- that only means you will have to come back and see us again soon! It sounds like you were able... More 

Tennessee
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44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a business conference nearby. The hotel was very busy with a wedding and several events. I stayed in a Madison Corner Junior Suite and it was fantastic. I loved that the rooms have such personality that ties into the building's history. Very well done and unique. Although a very bustling hotel, my room was extremely quiet. Ordered... More 

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

ELWarners, Thank you the kind words about the hotel and food and beverage you consumed. It is true our hotel tends to be quite busy in our food and beverage areas, which is a blessing and a curse. I also agree that the rooms have great personality as Roman and Williams did a fantastic job combining new and old seamlessly,... More 

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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.
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  • 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 )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-3300
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $223 - $689 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Chicago Athletic Association Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 241
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#8 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#18 Business Hotel in Chicago
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