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Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

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Plainwell, Michigan
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed with my two daughters. We were put into a room with a door to an adjoining room. There is virtually no sound break between rooms - we could hear EVERYTHING that our extremely amorous neighbors were doing ALL night. Tried to use the texting app that the hotel uses to contact its guests - No response.... at all... didn't...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is awesome! The staff is attentive and wait till you see the mini bar in your room! What an awesome hotel, I will stay here every time! The restaurants on site have very interesting menus and the cocktails we had were the best I have EVER had. All around amazing hotel! The only bummer was one of the...

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

evange76, Thanks so much for sharing your amazing feedback! I'd certainly like to apologize for the issues you experienced with the elevator. We have passed this along to our engineering team to assure this is something we take care of right away. We can't wait to have you back with us, we look forward to your next stay. All the...

Timonium, Maryland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a brisk and wintery day in Chicago, my husband with another Illinois couple reserved a 10:00am brunch date at the Chicago Athletic Association. To my complete enjoyment, I had unexpectedly stepped back in time upon entering this once favored men's club. Just as one would expect, the rooms were dark and richly adorned with rich wood paneling. intricat wood...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Originally built in 1893 and started converting to a hotel in 2007. They really saved the character of the building and the wonderful woodwork. We were there for a wedding and reception in the hotel. All the details of the wedding were handled very nicely. Our hotel room was nice with 2 exceptions. When we arrived the room was 78...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an older historic hotel. It does not offer the glitz of a new modern building. It does offer the charm and character of the historic gentleman's club that it represents.The common areas are restored to perfection. The hotel room was very nice and very tastefully decorated. The staff is excellent. They leave nothing unattended to. This is a...

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

brianvacation2014, Thanks so much for sharing those kind words about our hotel. I will be sure to share this with the rest of our team, and I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the history and uniqueness of CAA. We look forward to your return in the near future..! Mychel Smith Assistant Front Office Manager

Oak Park, Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The entire experience was great! I took my boyfriend for his birthday and he loved it! Milk room is a must when you visit- just be sure to reserve this in advanced. The room was beautiful- all 1920's-ish but had a very masculine gentleman vibe to it which we loved. Perfect location and 13th floor overlooks Millennium Park- great bar...

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

Hello praulfs, Thanks for taking the time to write this review. I am so happy that your boyfriend enjoyed the stay- what a special present! Yes, Cindy's has an amazing view of Lake Michigan and Millennium Park. I hope you have a chance to come back and see us again soon. All the Best, Bridget

Farmingdale, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel was beautiful. The staff were very helpful and made sure we got everything we needed. Even gave us a hint to order Shake Shack via room service instead of waiting on line. They also noticed that I had a total of 3 people in my party and said there were only 2 bathrobes in the room and if...

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

Hello ruthieanne5, Thanks for your amazing review! I am so happy you took advantage of the Shake Shack delivery through In Room Dining! How convenient is that? We are in such a great location to walk to everything, I'm glad you you were able to take advantage of that. I hope you are able to come back and visit us...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great old building with tons of character and charm. Every detail was covered when renovating this hotel and the service was excellent as well. The first thing you notice upon check-in is the large, open space by the desk. The room is nicely decorated with tables, chairs and couches and a big fireplace. Just off to the side is the...

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

Hello Curtis C, I am glad you were able to get a lot of hotel with us! The Drawing Room (aka our lobby) is such a beautiful space, with the original woodwork it makes such a fabulous space to catch up or get some work done. You are spot on about the rooms, the functionality allows for work and the...

Glen Cove, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not one to be wowed easily by hotels but...WOW! This is a thoroughly unique experience top to bottom. This is an old-school 'club' - along the lines of the University Club in Manhattan - that was converted into a full service luxury hotel. The rooms are spacious and ..bathrooms are totally renovated and they spared no expense. There...

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

Hello Joe M, Wow, thanks for all your kind words! You have captured the essence of CAA. I am thrilled to know that you were able to take in all of the nooks and crannies. Yes, some of the floors do have stairs due to the combining of two buildings over 100 years ago, we do our best to navigate...

Chicago area
Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture is great. The renovation and conversion preserved that, while making it into a really unique and usable property. The breakfast was only OK - perhaps what our meeting planner ordered? Every other meal and snack was great! All of the staff went out of there way to make you happy and comfortable. I go back next week for...

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

Hi Lolafin, Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review! I am so happy that you enjoyed the uniqueness of our hotel. I have shared your feedback with our team so when you come back hopefully everything will be to your liking. We can't wait to welcome you back! All the Best, Bridget

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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 )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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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: $148 - $410 (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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#9 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#18 Business Hotel in Chicago
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“do not accept an adjoining room”
 of 5 bubbles Sarah5468, yesterday | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room!”
 of 5 bubbles evange76, 2 days ago | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking Michigan or Madison avenue.”
 of 5 bubbles 53chuckp, 4 days ago | Read review
“Hotel is in the heart of the city. A room higher up will be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles brianvacation2014, 5 days ago | Read review
“The higher floors will be further from street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Lolafin, 1 week ago | Read review
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