Chicago Athletic Association

12 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603, USA

Ranking #15/40

  • Rooms From
  • Distance Center
  • Style
  • Neighborhood
  • $195
  • 0.4 mi (0.6 km)
  • Boutique
  • The Loop
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Why it’s Special

Chicago Athletic Association is an iconic landmark with beautiful historic architecture, vintage inspired accommodations and breathtaking views of the city.

Hotel Overview

Chicago Athletic Association is located on Michigan Avenue, close to Lake Michigan and the Millennium Park. The building dates back to the 1890s when it was a celebrated athletic association. Today, the restored Venetian Gothic building has historic architectural details like the grand marble staircase, beautiful crown molding and ornate ceilings. The lobby features the original mosaic floor, elegant chandeliers and beautiful ironwork on the staircase handrail. The seating area in the lobby features a large fireplace, inviting furniture and historic photographs lining the walls. The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel also has complimentary heritage bicycles for guests.

Rooms + Bath

The guestrooms at the Chicago Athletic Association are designed by designers Roman & Williams. Inspired by the building’s heritage, the rooms have an old-world charm. Guestrooms feature vintage custom furnishings and playful touches like lacquered wood furnishings, pommel horse bench, gym ladder storage wall and vintage light fixtures. The minibar is stocked with local gourmet treats. The beds feature Faribault Wollen Mill blankets and custom Sferra linens. The bathrooms at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel feature rain showerheads, Carrara marble baths and luxury C.O. Bigelow amenities.

Food + Drink

Cindy’s at the Chicago Athletic Association is a rooftop restaurant featuring steel and vaulted glass atrium. The restaurant offers a beautiful view of the lake and Millennium Park and serves classic comfort dishes along with cocktails. The Cherry Circle Room is an intimate restaurant serving rustic regional classics. The Game Room with its dark wood paneling offers classic cocktails, beer and shareable snacks along with games.

Phone 312.940.3552




  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Accessible Accommodations
  • Bar
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Event Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • On-Site Fitness Center
  • Pet Friendly (surcharge)
  • Restaurant

Room & Bath

  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Laptop Safe
  • Minibar
  • Premium Bedding
  • Premium Toiletries
  • Room Safe
  • Workstation

Chicago Athletic Association


The Loop is considered the core downtown and commercial district of Chicago. The area is known for its spectacular architecture and high energy vibe. Visitors will find award-winning shows in the Theater District, exciting shopping options on State Street and Michelin Star restaurants like Grace and Everest in the neighborhood. There are a number of cultural attractions, visual arts and performances venues in the area. The Loop is also home to top Chicago attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago, Cloud Gate and Millennium Park.