Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

12 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603, United States
+1 312 940 3552

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based on 2 085 reviews
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel - Chicago, IL, United States
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0,7 km
Location rating 9,6
Nearest airport Chicago O'Hare Intl
Distance to airport 25,5 km



Double rooms

R2 214+

Bed type
Nightly base price
R2 214 per night
Queen bed
R2 779 per night
Queen bed
R2 794 per night
Queen bed
R2 964 per night
Double bed
R3 492 per night

King rooms

R2 404+

Bed type
Nightly base price
R2 404 per night
R3 065 per night
King bed
R3 316 per night

Classic rooms

R2 138+

Bed type
Nightly base price
Queen bed
R2 138 per night
Queen bed
R2 139 per night
R2 139 per night
Queen bed
R2 168 per night
Queen bed
R2 271 per night
R2 272 per night
Queen bed
R2 383 per night
Queen bed
R2 396 per night
King bed
R2 404 per night
Queen bed
R2 408 per night
R2 544 per night
King bed
R2 684 per night
R2 752 per night
R3 105 per night
R3 105 per night
R3 281 per night
Queen bed
R4 189 per night
R5 257 per night

Queen rooms

R2 790+

Bed type
Nightly base price
Queen bed
R2 790 per night
Queen bed
R2 790 per night



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better lighting in 6 reviews
bit noisy in 18 reviews
cherry in 8 reviews
chicago in 9 reviews
cindy in 17 reviews
faced internal in 2 reviews
free coffee in 23 reviews
games room in 98 reviews
great bar and restaurant in 9 reviews
great experience in 8 reviews
great hotel in 54 reviews
great location in 125 reviews
historic building in 30 reviews
lobby area in 10 reviews
millennium park in 15 reviews
rooftop bar in 37 reviews
room was small in 97 reviews
shake shack in 5 reviews
shower water in 4 reviews
shower water pressure in 26 reviews
staff are all wonderful in 55 reviews
water pressure in 14 reviews
  • Excellent
    Feb 2020

    the cleanliness, friendly and helpful staff to the location all perfect


  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Loved our room, which had a view of Millennium Park, big windows, comfy bed and pillows. Just love the design of the rooms...a vintage feel! The lobby is one of the best lobbies, we have come across. After dinner and jazz, we came back to the hotel and played a board game, that we brought, with our group. Always great customer service! We will be back for sure!

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Room was well stocked. Bed was comfortable. Building was beautiful. There was so much to do IN the hotel, with the cold weather, it was nice to not have to leave the building to find good food.

    There was no place in the bathroom to safely/securely place hair straightener, as a result, mine fell on the hard tile floor and shattered. :(

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Love this hotel Can’t wait to come back Fernando at room service very helpful If I ever open a hotel I want him to work for me Every hotel needs employees like Fernando Congratulations!!

  • Excellent
    Dec 2019

    Great at accommodating my late check out time, friendly staff, great food and wonderful lobby.

    Gets a bit crowded with non hotel guests in the evening and the music / overall atmosphere in the drawing room isn’t as relaxing as it would ideally be as a “drawing room”.

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For more than 100 years, Chicago Athletic Association has offered elegant lodgings in the heart of Chicago’s Millennium Park. Having once been the playground for the rich and famous, the hotel is now a favorite for singles, couples, groups, and families.

Chicago Athletic Association is located in the heart of downtown Chicago. It's mere steps away from Millennium Park and its sights, including Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Cloud Gate, and Crown Fountain. It's a 20-minute drive from O’Hare International Airport and public transport is readily available to access the city’s other points of interest.

Accommodations at Chicago Athletic Association have modern details, yet retain an air of a glamorous bygone era. Guests can choose from the Madison Corner King room with city views and walk-in shower, the Founders Room suite with an elevated bathroom and claw-foot tub, minibar, and fireplace, or the Play Two Suite that can sleep six across two levels, with two bedrooms, kitchenette, and a separate living area. These are all accessibility-friendly rooms and suites.

There are plenty of on-site amenities for guests to enjoy at Chicago Athletic Association. A 24-hour fitness center, complete with private training sessions, and 24-hour room service are just a couple of the perks available. The Game Room includes billiards, chess, shuffleboard, and more. The hotel is pet-friendly and offers complimentary bicycle rentals. Its history and grandeur make it a popular spot for hosting weddings and other special events.

Chicago Athletic Association offers several distinct dining options. Cindy’s serves seasonal fare and potent punches in its rooftop atrium setting. Imbibe in classic cocktails at Milk Room, a former prohibition-era speakeasy. The elegant setting of Drawing Room makes it an ideal spot for regional breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Whether in Chicago for work or play, enjoy the interplay between charming history and modern thrills at Chicago Athletic Association.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

9,2 Excellent

based on 2 085 reviews









Things to know

  • Stylish hotel
  • Beautiful architecture
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Nice building

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Policies vary by room type and provider.


Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Business centre
Concierge service
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle hire
Game room
No smoking
Express check out
24-hour front desk
Night club
Pool table
Storage available
Coffee shop
Laundry facilities

FAQs when booking at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

What are pet services on offer at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel?

If you are looking at bringing your pet with you to the Chicago Athletic Association hotel, you can have up to two pets in the room and there are no restrictions in regards to their weight. You will be able to book the Most Valuable Pet package with your room which includes a dog bed, bowls for food and water, dog biscuits as well as a toy. In addition, waste bags are available should you need them, and you will receive information on all the dog friendly areas in and around the hotel.

What are my options if I want to organize a meeting at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel?

The Chicago Athletic Association hotel has 7 different rooms and halls of all sizes that can be booked to organize business meetings, events or conferences, with the largest room being able to fit 475 people in a theater setting or 500 people in a reception setting. The hotel staff will be able to help you organize your event and has audio-visual equipment available should you need it. Catering can be organized whether you are after something casual such as snacks and beverages or a sit down mean, and have the option to add some team building extracurricular activities such as a game of bocce.

Is there something special I can book at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel if I’m on a romantic getaway?

If you would like to surprise your partner with a romantic trip, you can book the Old-Fashioned Romance package at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel. It includes a one night stay at the hotel, Old Fashioned cocktails at one of the bars, breakfast in the room or at the Cherry Circle Room, custom made chocolates, and a sweet surprise will be waiting for you at one of the hotel’s historic mailboxes.

What is the taxi fare from the Chicago O’Hare Intl Airport to the Chicago Athletic Association hotel?

If you are looking at getting a taxi to your accommodation at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel, you can expect to pay a one-way fare of around $65. If you are looking for a more economical alternative, you can easily get to the hotel using public transport. Hop on the Blue Line train from the Airport station going in the direction of Forest Park and get off at the Washington stop. The hotel will be about a 5m walk away and the one-way fare will cost $5 per person.

Can I get any spa treatments while staying at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel?

While the Chicago Athletic Association hotel does not have an in-house spa, in-room spa services are available for guests who wish to book a treatment such as a massage or a facial. This service can be requested by contacting the concierge desk, and you are advised to book in advance as these spa services need to be organized with a third party provider which the hotel chooses carefully. (Prices checked 22/05/19).

Where is Chicago Athletic Association Hotel located?

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is located at 12 South Michigan Avenue in Loop, 0,7 km from the centre of Chicago. Cloud Gate is the closest landmark to Chicago Athletic Association Hotel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel.

Does Chicago Athletic Association Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Chicago Athletic Association Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Chicago Athletic Association Hotel offer free parking?

No, Chicago Athletic Association Hotel does not offer free parking.

Does Chicago Athletic Association Hotel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Chicago Athletic Association Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Chicago Athletic Association Hotel from the airport?

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is 14,5 km from Chicago Midway.

Can you bring pets to Chicago Athletic Association Hotel?

Yes, Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel.

Does Chicago Athletic Association Hotel have a pool?

No, Chicago Athletic Association Hotel does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Cloud Gate 174 m
  • Chicago Cultural Center 241 m
  • Art Institute of Chicago 249 m
  • Millennium Park 279 m
  • Symphony Center 284 m
  • Chicago Theater 0,5 km

Getting around

Chicago Midway 14,5 km
Chicago O'Hare Intl 25,5 km
Chicago-Union 1,3 km
Summit 18,1 km

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