October 14, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Chicago Athletic Association Hotel in Chicago, Illinois

With echoes of billiard balls, poker chips, and clinking glasses frozen within its walls, this 1890’s Venetian Gothic landmark in the Chicago Loop springs back to life as an incomparable historic downtown Chicago hotel—where the spirit of play reigns supreme. After all, this is the city where the can-and-will-do attitude of Ernie “Let’s Play Two!” Banks lives on, where the father of Chicago blues, Muddy Waters, shook all night long at the Checkerboard Lounge, and Sir Duke tickled the ivories at The Blue Note. And this is the club whose historic members swam with five-time Olympic gold medalist Johnny Weissmuller—a.k.a. the original Hollywood Tarzan—and watched their fellow member Pudge Heffelfinger own so much end zone, he became football’s first pro. Today, Chicago Athletic Association is both a stunning hotel offering outstanding guest rooms and a historic monument to the big-shouldered, switch hitting spirit that defines our city with a downtown location in the Chicago Loop.

Where only rumors remain of what once went on inside these elegant quarters in downtown Chicago, today you’ll find a design aesthetic in rooms and suites inspired by the athletic heritage of the building—with thoroughly contemporary hotel amenities throughout. As with the public spaces of the hotel, the Roman & Williams design duo—recipients of the 2014 Cooper Hewitt National Design award and one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Influential Designers—have created a gorgeously appointed new old-world style in our hotel rooms in Chicago, IL. When hotel guests enter their rooms and suites, they’ll notice a wooden gym ladder is smartly reimagined into storage wall that’s as likely to stow a flask as a vintage self-improvement manual. A pommel horse becomes a bench, mixing easily with leather club chairs, lacquered wood furnishings, and nightstands with legs clad in a tennis racket’s leather grip.

Location of Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
12 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

Nearest Airport: MDW

Amenities for Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

  • On-Site Amenities
  • Fitness Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Rooftop Garden
  • Interests
  • Culture & Arts
  • Hotels
  • Luxury Hotel Games

Reviews for Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent historic facility, great downtown location and super helpful and friendly people. Meetings my rooms were well appointed and very functional. Getting around to different locations was a bit challenging given the layout but it might also be part of the charm.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

One point it generous... We came here for a work event. The rooms are tiny but that is okay, given the amaznig location. The worst was the service throughout the hotel. They made us feel like we are "lucky" to be there and also lied straight to our faces at least 5 times. It was embarrassing. I am all about the charm of an old stately hotel but if you can avoid this place....PLEASE DO

Martin Q

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this hotel. Very authentic and fun! We played in the game room the first night we came and enjoyed all of the fabulous restaurants. Rooftop dining is amazing. You do have to plan ahead to get a reservation.

Andrew1917 - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel in a great location. Staff very friendly throughout. Enjoyed the restaurants. Cindy's Bar has a beautiful view on the top floor and worth having a meal or at least a drink up there. Only drawbacks would be that there's a Shake Shack on the ground floor and usually a line of people waiting to catch the elevator that isn't for guests of the hotel waiting to go up to Cindy's or the Game Room bar. When busy and crowded you feel like you're trying to make it through Grand Central Station at rush hour. Not like you're walking into a hotel. Also, be careful what room you stay in. We were in a Classic King which had an Interior View. Not cheap enough for what you get. WARNING!! An interior view means you're looking right out the bedroom window at the building behind the hotel as well as its' fire escape! Also no one tells you that the garbage trucks come for pick up at 4:20 am and make a ton of noise backing up and loading and unloading dumpsters. Noisy and don't expect a good night's sleep. We were told there were no rooms available for upgrade so couldn't move. Otherwise the room was very clean, bathroom nice, not huge but comfortable. Too bad about the view and noise. All in all, the hotel is beautiful and a lot of history there. Food was good. Coffee great. Service friendly. Just select your room wisely.

Katie S - Glen Cove, New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the CAA in August 2017 when we were in Illinois to bring my son to college. We had such a great time. We loved everything about the hotel! The staff, building, bedding, design, food, location, etc. were all above expectations. Thank you for a wonderful send off for my son's first experience in Illinois!

Lisa C - Chandler, Arizona

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