Chicago Athletic Association
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
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Rooms & Rates
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 Chicago Athletic Association is the world's only hotel where you can order Shake Shack room service.
- "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
- Newspaper / magazines
- Gym / fitness center
- Nightlife / entertainment
- 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
- Central heating
- Iron and ironing board
- Mini bar
- Sitting area
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
- Internet access
- 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
Standard Time is 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.
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.
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.
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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*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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