Chicago Athletic Association

12 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
The Loop

Action Bar

18.5
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  • Rooms18
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

Chicago’s architectural story began before modernism — this Venetian Gothic landmark, previously a private club for the city’s (male) movers and shakers, dates back to the final decade of the 19th century. But now, after a renovation by architects Hartshorne Plunkard and an interior redesign by hospitality wizards Roman and Williams, the Chicago Athletic Association is a thoroughly up-to-date boutique hotel, in that retro-modern, luxury-boutique sort of way.

These sorts of things live and die by their raw materials, but rest assured that this one is a true gem. It’s not just any old building, but a beautiful old building, and there are clearly plenty of tricks left up Roman and Williams’s collective sleeve. It doesn’t hurt that you’re looking straight out over Millennium Park, but there’s plenty worth looking at indoors as well — much of what you see is custom-designed, what’s not is expertly sourced, and a little originality in hotel design goes a long way these days.

So does a little bit of extravagance in the food and drink departments. Cindy’s is the rooftop terrace restaurant, and the Cherry Circle Room brings the Athletic Association’s long-serving dining room back to life, with inspiration from a century of menus. The Game Room and the Milk Room are (fraternal) twin speakeasy-style cocktail bars, the former featuring plenty of games and the latter largely substituting whiskey for milk. And an outpost of the New York–based (now global) Shake Shack, needless to say, is a natural fit for the Chicago Athletic Association — or for just about any hotel, if we’re being completely honest.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 251 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

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Please note: The minimum age to check-in is 21 years old. Extra beds are not available at Chicago Athletic Association.

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  • Madison Corner Junior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1 ft²/0 m².
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    • flat panel television
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    • Sierra linen brands
  • Classic King ADA

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 200 ft²/18 m².
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    This room includes:

    • C.O. Bigelow bath amenities
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
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    • rain shower
    • safe
    • Sferra linen brands
  • Classic King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 200 ft²/18 m².
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    This room includes:

    • C.O. Bigelow bath amenities
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
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    • safe
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  • Classic Double

    • Fits 5 people but not more than 4 adults
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 200 ft²/18 m².
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    • C.O. Bigelow bath amenities
    • central air conditioning
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  • Classic Queen

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 200 ft²/18 m².
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  • Madison Corner King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 200 ft²/18 m².
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    • C.O. Bigelow bath amenities
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    • central heating
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  • Superior King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 200 ft²/18 m².
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    • C.O. Bigelow bath amenities
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • phones
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • Sferra linen brands
  • Millenium King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 250 ft²/23 m².
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    • C.O. Bigelow bath amenities
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    • central heating
    • flat panel television
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    • safe
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  • Millenium Junior Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 350 ft²/32 m².
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    This room includes:

    • C.O. Bigelow bath amenities
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Please note: The minimum age to check-in is 21 years old. Extra beds are not available at Chicago Athletic Association.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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