To say the Chicago Athletic Association is beautiful is to put it mildly. Stay in one of the 241 luxury boutique rooms—throwbacks to the club rooms of athletic associations long gone. From the unparalleled view of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan at Cindy’s rooftop restaurant to more great food and drink at Cherry Circle Room and even Shake Shack, there’s no shortage of options. You’ll also love the Game Room, with its private alley entry and bocce, shuffleboard and billiards. Find access to everything you need and more in this wonderfully restored 1890s building.
|Venue name:||Chicago Athletic Association|
12 S Michigan Ave
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Monroe. Brown, Purple, Pink, Green, Orange to Adams-Wabash. Bus: 20, 56, 60, 66, 124, 157, J14.|
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While I have yet to stay a night in the hotel, I have to talk about how much I love the library and the game room. Both spots are perfect for having a drink, talking with a friend, or just simply reading a book on a cold afternoon. The decor is inviting, the food and drinks are perfect, and it really just makes your day getting out to enjoy it.
Chicago Athletic Association has quickly become my favorite spot in Chicago to eat, drink and sleep. The view from the rooftop at Cindy's is just perfect. Each venue within the CAA has an amazing vibe from the Cherry Circle Room to the Game Room. The well thought out decor throughout the hotel is incredibly charming. The location is fantastic too with Millennium and Grant Park just across the street.
Hard not to fall in love with this hotel, which feels like walking into an old-school gentleman's club (but look—there are ladies). The rooms a roomy and full of fun touches (yep, that's a pommel horse at the end of the bed). The bars, from the rooftop to the Game Room, are some of the best drinking destinations in Loop (at least, from my relatively limited, visitor's experience).
Beautiful space! Winters are long here in Chicago and we love our roof decks, so to be able to enjoy the outside from inside and see the city from such a unique view, have a great cocktail and conversation amongst friends is one of the best days you can have in the city. I plan on coming back as many times as my calendar will allow.