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 know you want a burger, you know you do. And their shakes... irresistible! You’ll also love the Game Room, with its private alley entrance and bocce, shuffleboard and billiards. Find access to everything you need and more in this wonderfully restored 1890s building.
We always recommend the Loop as the best place to stay in Chicago. Why? Because it’s close to nearly every CTA El line, it’s a quick walk to the best museums in Chicago, the Willis Tower is there, the river provides easy access to great boat tours, and gorgeous inner-city green spaces like Millennium Park and Grant Park are nearby. There are plenty of restaurants in the area, too, but for the trendiest of the city’s eateries, head to River North or the West Loop.
Luckily, those neighborhoods are just a couple of El stops or a short bus ride away. Make sure you take advantage of the best of the city by booking one of the best hotels in downtown Chicago. Whether you want somewhere bright and simple, elegant and luxurious, or just plain beautiful, we have all of the choices you'll ever need. Some places have 24-hour gyms, room service, free newspapers, rooftop bars... basically, read on, you'll find what you need.
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