The Loop

Chicago Athletic Association

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"The ambience and theme of our room complete with the pummel horse and the robes! The view from Cindy's rooftop in the evening and during the day was priceless!"
8 Apr, 2019 - Jackson, WI, USA
See All 16 Member Ratings

Rooms & Rates

Check Rates
Check 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 CAA is the world's only hotel where you can order Shake Shack room service. 



  • 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


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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(16 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Chicago Athletic Association (Commune Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
Show Reviews
Enjoyed Most
The ambience and theme of our room complete with the pummel horse and the robes! The view from Cindy's rooftop in the evening and during the day was priceless!
Richard 08 Apr, 2019 Jackson, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Cindy’s Rooftop Bar
Maria Peterson 30 Dec, 2018 North Barrington, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Marybeth 11 Dec, 2018 Milwaukee, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Standout staff - everyone from the front desk to the restaurant and bar staff was wonderful. We also love all the bars and restaurants at the property.
Beth 15 Jul, 2018 Chicago, IL, USA
Other Comments
The room was very small. The temperature in the room was 76 so it was too hot to sleep.
Nicolet 12 Mar, 2018 Wadsworth, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
the charm.. beautiful !!!
Hilda 07 Mar, 2018 Buffalo, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff, location, energy.
Other Comments
With very little impact on our trip, a bulb needed to be replaced on a reading light and the main light fixture needed replacement or repair. Room 1015.
Robert 27 Feb, 2018 Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, beautiful old building, game room, quiet lobby that felt like a library, rooftop bar!
Other Comments
Karen 23 Feb, 2018 Madison, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
the architecture was pretty amazing. details kept in the hotel from the early days give it a great feel
Other Comments
disappointed that two of the three bars were closed for maintenance on one day of our two day stay. could not get the room to cool down below 72 degrees no matter what the thermostat was set for.
Kip 22 Feb, 2018 Alden, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Dining experiences
Samuel 16 Feb, 2018 Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

Recently viewed deals

Popular pages

Chicago Athletic Association