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Chicago Athletic Association

4.5-star4.5 stars
12 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60603, United States of America

Luxury hotel with 3 restaurants, near Millennium Park
  • Free WiFi
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  • Our room was not very good,small and a view of the wall of the adjacent building but…Jul 23, 2019
  • Great location, amazing gym with everything you need for a workout. Shake Shack…May 31, 2019

Chicago Athletic Association

  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible (Shower)
  • Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Shower)
  • Junior Suite, View (Millennium)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Park View (Millennium)
  • Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Corner
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Suite, 2 Double Beds
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Founders)

What’s around Chicago Athletic Association


  • In The Loop
  • Millennium Park - 1-minute walk
  • Grant Park - 1-minute walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 3-minute walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 8-minute walk
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 11-minute walk
  • House of Blues Chicago - 14-minute walk
  • Willis Tower - 14-minute walk

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) 31-min drive
  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) 25-min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) 40-min drive
  • Millennium Station 4-min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station 6-min walk
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station 19-min walk
  • Madison-Wabash Station 2-min walk
  • Adams-Wabash Station 4-min walk
  • Monroe Station (Red Line) 5-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 241 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 19 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-1:00 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Illinois may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room

  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self-parking* on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • 4 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers: 2
  • Year Built – 1890
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Cherry Circle Room – This fine-dining restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Cindys – This fine-dining restaurant overlooks the garden and specialises in American cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Game Room – This gastropub serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Open daily.

Drawing Room – This cocktail bar only serves light fare. Open daily.

Chicago Athletic Association’s small print

Also known as

  • Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
  • Athletic Association Hotel
  • Chicago Athletic Association
  • Chicago Athletic Association Hotel Chicago
  • Chicago Athletic Association Chicago
  • Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
  • Chicago Athletic Association Chicago
  • Chicago Athletic Association Hotel Chicago
  • Chicago Athletic Association Hotel Chicago


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

The property affirms that it follows sanitisation practices of GBAC STAR (Hyatt) guidelines.

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitisation guidelines.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property registration number delist-temp

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

Deposit: USD 200.00 per stay

  • Resort fee (September 01 – December 31): USD 25 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Fitness centre access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Additional inclusions

Optional extras

Covered self-parking costs USD 43 per day with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between USD 15 and USD 50 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 0.00 per accommodation, per stay

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Chicago Athletic Association

  • Does Chicago Athletic Association offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Chicago Athletic Association does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Chicago Athletic Association currently open?
    This property is closed from 22 July 2020 to 28 February 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Chicago Athletic Association?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Chicago Athletic Association?
    Yes. Self-parking costs USD 43 per day.
  • Are pets allowed at Chicago Athletic Association?
    Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of USD 0.00 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Chicago Athletic Association?
    You can check in from 3 PM - 1:00 AM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Chicago Athletic Association?
    Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants, featuring American cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Goddess and the Baker (3-min walk), Russian Tea Time (4-min walk) and Gepade Caffe (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 710 reviews

Poor 2.0
Very average hotel. We left quite disappointed.
Very average hotel and we thought it was massively overrated. The rooms were mediocre at best - the first one we saw looked out at the air conditioning ducts! There was no hot water for half the time we were there. If it wasn't for the games room (which was booked and unavailable most of the time) this place would be even worse. Nice enough to stop in for a drink, but I wouldn't stay there again.
Dan, gb6 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Room (623) was very basic, very dimly lit and had little natural light. Also slightly noisy from partiers. Common areas (lobby, bars etc) were fantastic though. Staff very helpful and pleasant.
Oliver, gb2 night trip
Good 6.0
Great location but unfriendly staff
Located next to Millennium Park and it has great views from the rooftop bar/restaurant. The hotel is very busy with non-guests because of all the restaurants and bars in the hotel. Reception wasn't very friendly and welcome. Room was ok but no view (in fact, view of a brick wall). I could hear noise from next door's room.
V, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Unique, stylish hotel in ideal location
Unique hotel, respecting CAA's provenance as a real athletic assocation. Excellent facilities bar a pool. Breakfast (and complimentary champagne as offered on check-in) in the Cherry Circle Room was tasty and varied; dinner in Cindy's was beautifully presented and perfectly delicious with tremendous views out over Millenium Park and Lake Michigan; cocktails in the Milk Room (which turns into an exclusive speakeasy out-of-hours) were expensive but great fun (note you’re served a free barman’s choice cocktail whilst perusing the menu, so that improves value for money!). All restaurants, games room and public areas beautifully maintained and themed – a great atmosphere. Stayed in room 1108, on 11th floor. Easy access and very close to lift but surprisingly quiet. No views but some natural light from internal courtyard. Small (had to unpack suitcases completed as otherwise insufficient space) but thoughtfully appointed. Very clean. Comfortable bed. Big TV with mobile screen. External climate control was a bit disappointing but temperature largely comfortable (on a couple of occasions it would have been nice to turn on air con as I prefer a cool room to sleep in, and this wasn’t an option). Shower temperature inexplicably difficult to control! Staff at check-in desk and throughout the hotel and doors all friendly and helpful. Locations perfect for exploring the city centre, and very close to the L so a short hop to explore surrounding areas. Would definitely stay here again.
Kerri, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice hotel with great location
The hotel located in the loop, center of the town, providing clean facility with the good manner of its staffs. In fact, the window in my room shows view from the next building which probably office.
Jane, gb4 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great historic building
We loved the hotel. It's in a great historic building with a fabulous lobby. We loved all of the historic touches. The room was not as large as a modern hotel, but it was very comfortable as we expected. The only downside was the heating was centrally controlled so our room was a bit hot at night and it was too noisy to sleep with the windows open. The water pressure in the shower was also quite weak. Despite these niggles, I would definitely recommend the CAA.
Diane, gbRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Cool Old School
Great place, but during the pandemic skip the “breakfast included” option on your reservation. Breakfast is a mediocre/bad cup of coffee and a breakfast sandwich from this place in the lobby for ten bucks. There is a Starbucks and a Panera one block north.
James, us5 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Checking in was great. Sabrina was extremely helpful, friendly and professional in every way.
John, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing given the COVID-19 situation.
Robin, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Made my all-star weekend perfect!
I had an amazing experience here during February 2020 stay. I booked this spot during my trip to Chicago for NBA allstar weekend. It did not disappoint. I found staff to be helpful, and friendly. The room was stylish and clean with a ridiculously comfortable bed. The in-room bar was well stocked. Room service was awesome with delicious food. Even saw a pro ball player there! The only real downside is lighting. It's a little dark in the rooms which make it harder to do makeup. Other than that, amazing place.
katherin, us3 night trip

Chicago Athletic Association