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Chicago Athletic Association

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Stay in a palatial building that was once a private club for the city's elite
  • Drink and dine at the five critically praised bars and restaurants on site
  • The 13th-floor rooftop patio boasts one of the best views of the city 
  • Just across the street from Millennium Park & steps from the Art Institute

"This hotel is going to blow your mind" -- Chicago Magazine
Enjoyed This
(24 Member Ratings)
"The rooms were so unique! I think I found a favorite Chicago hotel!"
Feb 14, 2018
West New York, NJ, USA

Map & Directions

From O'Hare Airport, the CAA is an hour's drive or a 45-60 minute trip on the CTA Blue Line. It's a 30- to 45-minute drive from Midway Airport, or a 40-minute trip on the CTA Orange Line. 

Rooms & Rates

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We can't remember the last time a Chicago hotel opened to this much fanfare. Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ and Vanity Fair all wrote glowingly about this old-meets-new Michigan Avenue property, but we think Chicago Magazine said it best: "This hotel is going to blow your mind." 

Originally a gentlemen-only private club for Chicago's elite, this palatial property opened to the public for the first time in 125 years in May 2015. The property restored many of the 19th-century details like marble floors, rich wood-paneled walls, 12 working fireplaces, stained-glass windows and cast-iron staircases.

Guest rooms offer a nod to the building's history as an athletic club, with details like pommel horse-style seating at the end of your bed. Modern touches like power centers with USB hookups and complimentary Wi-Fi bring your stay into the 21st century. Bathrooms feature white-tiled walls, Carrara marble sinks and C.O. Bigelow Apothecary bath products. 

The restaurants and bars on the second floor include The Game Room bar with an indoor bocce court and a shuffleboard table and the Cherry Circle Room, dine on a menu inspired by original 1890s-era options like chateaubriand of beef, caviar or a bone-in ribeye steak. Guests should absolutely make a stop at Cindy's on the 13th floor -- it became an instant hot spot as soon as it opened for its amazing views overlooking Millennium Park. For more casual dining, there's a Shake Shack on the ground floor, and the CAA is the world's only hotel where you can order Shake Shack room service. 

From the press: 
  • "The hottest hotel in town" -- Vanity Fair
  • "Undeniably cool" Fodor's
  • "One of the most architecturally and historically significant buildings in Chicago" -- Chicago Magazine
  • "America's best new hotel" -- Men's Journal



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 13 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. Pack and play available on request, free of charge, for a baby. Extra beds are not available.

Pets: Two pets are allowed on request, free of charge.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A Valet Parking Fee of $68.00 (inclusive of tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Enjoyed This
(24 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Chicago Athletic Association (Commune Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Dining experiences
Samuel Feb 16, 2018 Glen Ellyn, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The rooms were so unique! I think I found a favorite Chicago hotel!
Christian Feb 14, 2018 West New York, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Game room
Jocelyn Jan 03, 2018 Oak Park, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The atmosphere was fabulous!
Debbie Dec 18, 2017 Evanston, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was very comfortable and had great amenities. Quirky vintage decor.
Other Comments
7 bars and reataurants! The demographic is very young.
Allison Dec 15, 2017 Galena, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Dining options and Ambiance
Mary L Dec 14, 2017 Detroit, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The atmosphere - exciting. The hotel really buzzes with activity.
Other Comments
Great staff and hospitality. A lot of fun to stay here.
William Dec 04, 2017 Glen Ellyn, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and uniqueness of the property
Lynn Oct 01, 2017 Barrington, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The atmosphere of the Lobby, Game Room, and Cherry Circle Room
Andrea Apr 24, 2017 Columbus, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful historical building, the people who work there.
Lynn Dec 12, 2016 Warrenville, Illinois, USA

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