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Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

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12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-3300
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 03/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 03/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#53 of 214 hotels in Chicago
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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.
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Game room
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Boutique
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese
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rachaelheemstra wrote a review Yesterday
Grand Rapids, Michigan1 contribution
From the fine dining and amazing views, this hotel is a 10/10. Their customer service is exquisite. This location is right in the Loop near The Purple Pig, Bennys, Cafecito and close to the several museums. (Also just a short walk from Millennium Station)
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Date of stay: April 2021
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352aaron2021 wrote a review Apr 8
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Cool old school vibes, right across from Millennium Park. Service was excellent and plenty to do within walking distance. Very unique, great history lesson, not you're typical cookie cutter hotel. Highly suggest.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Kristen Petraglia, Guest Services / Front Office at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
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352aaron2021, Thank you for the lovely review and recommendation. Our building holds so much history that we hope you had the opportunity to see some of the many architectural details that are original. Did you know we are the only hotel that offers Shake Shack through In Room Dining? We hope to welcome you back soon! Best, Kristen P. Front Office Manager
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RovinMoses wrote a review Apr 5
Gresham, Oregon9 contributions
My wife and I stayed for two nights and were greeted by enthusiastic staff who were happy to be back at work since the hotel had been closed since October. We arrived April 1st. This is a terrific location in a historic building that has lots of charm. The room was spacious, clean, and the decor was warm and relaxing. The bathroom was beautiful and had a waterfall shower. However, since this was the first day of reopening, the hot water heaters had not yet been reset so a shower the first evening never got hot and quickly moved to cool side. I notified the front desk and the next morning we had plenty of hot water. Not a complaint, but acknowledging it is challenging to bring a building back online after sitting empty for months.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Kristen Petraglia, Guest Services / Front Office at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
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RovinMoses, We could not be more excited to have reopened our doors and be welcoming back guests. Our building was built back in 1893 and holds so much history - we hope you had a chance to notice the original mosaic tiling on the ground and lobby levels. We appreciate the feedback and are pleased to hear we were able to resolve so quickly. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best, Kristen P. Front Office Manager
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Chris Dalton wrote a review Jan 2021
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We traveled to Chicago for the very first time, and searched around for the perfect hotel - I can say without a shadow of a doubt that the next time we return to Chicago, we will be staying at the Chicago Athletic Hotel. The hotel itself is absolutely beautiful, from the lobby and common area decor, to the room itself, everything was stunning. The roof-top bar was incredible - though packed (which makes complete sense), but guests have priority access. If you're looking for a convenient place to stay, right next (and with views of) the Bean - look no further than this hotel. I cannot think of a negative thing to say about our experience, and would recommend it to absolutely anyone.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Ask for a room where view of the Bean is unobstructed, if that is possible.
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Response from Kristen Petraglia, Guest Services / Front Office at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
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Mr. Dalton, Thank you for such a phenomenal review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed everything from the service, to the decor, to Cindy's. We love looking over the Bean from some of our guestrooms and Cindy's too. We cannot wait to welcome you back! Kristen P. Front Office Manager
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Lauren Butterfield wrote a review Mar 2020
Denver, Colorado517 contributions178 helpful votes
I stayed here over St. Pattys day weekend and I was beyond impressed with the hotel. The staff is friendly, the rooms are spacious and very clean. They have multiple restaurants on site for you to grab food at (Shake Shack even delivers to your room) as well as an on-site coffee ship. Cindy's Rooftop is here as well and that's a perfect date night spot. The architecture is perfection all over the hotel. The check-in process was very smooth too. I'll for sure stay here again! I can't say enough good thins about this place.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Kpetraglia, Front Office Manager at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Responded Mar 19, 2020
Lauren L, Thank you for the lovely review about your stay of St. Patrick's Day weekend! We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back- hopefully before next St. Patrick's Day! Best, Kristen P. Front Office Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$223 - $482 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentral / Downtown / The Loop / Theater District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
241
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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 is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chicago Athletic Association Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe, Cherry Circle Room, and Intelligentsia Coffee.
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.