Fun atmosphere, interesting design elements and great architecture. Loved Cindy’s and Cherry Dining Room.
Maze like corridors. No evening service (clean towels, turndown).
Tough to categorize- one of the best hotels in chi
Service is some of the best in the industry. Placing hotels like W, and other botuques, even larger Four Season and that ilk, into the realm of service as imperious paridy. Returning in April with colleagues and clients from around the world for business meetings, fun, and knowledge that great service and an outstanding stay awaits.
Very unique hotel with cool public spaces and furnishings. Friendly, helpful staff. across the street from the cloud sculpture at millennium park. Highly recommend!
Beds very comfortable. Location was perfect.
Lighting in bathroom not good at all. Height of tub could be a problem for kids and short adults.
Public spaces, vibe, decor, the radio in room.
The inability to do a normal load of laundry -- either by myself or by the pound -- they only offered laundry with rates like $5 per pair of underwear was a major hassle/shockingly overpriced. Rooms are pretty small and most face an old factory-type building, but that's no big deal.
Great but not work $300. A night
Loved the location the staff and the bed
Hated not having a tub , shower only . The room view was a metal structure and a concrete wall . The room was very small.
Classy Hotel In Chicago
This hotel has a really nice "members only" feel to it like a stodgy old man city club with out the stodginess. it is beautifully decorated and the rooms were not your usual doer and feel. There are so many different venues to choose from that we could have never led the hotel. The drinks and food are a bit pricey, but it fits.
The only thing I would change about the room is that we wished there was an in room coffee maker. With all of the other stuff they put in the room to charge you for, a coffee make would have been nice. Also, we had to order ice from guest services as there are no ice machines on the floor.
Nice to look at, but not always functional
Great location, and beautiful view from the rooftop bar. Renovations in the building are really wonderful, and we enjoyed having coffee in the morning in the lobby area.
Unfortunately, the hotel can't decide if it's catering to its guests, or the long line of people waiting to get up to the rooftop. Elevators were extremely slow, and we were told not to take the stairs, even though there was no sign saying staff only. Additionally, the design of the room trumps function. I wish there was a place to hang my towels. And it was dark--I had to move my suitcase underneath the light to find my clothes. And yes, the shower leaked everywhere and was a little cold. But it all looked nice.
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.
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