Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

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

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Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
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About Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

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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.

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Property safety measures

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel has implemented the following measures:
Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Streamlined check-in and check-out.

Minimal contact with hotel personnel and other guests.

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Amenities at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee shop
  • Valet parking
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Entertainment staff
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Roll-in shower
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapted bath
  • Allergy-free room


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room

Things to do

  • Shops (on site)
  • Beach access
  • Game room
  • Evening entertainment
  • Pool table

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking
  • Secured parking
  • Valet parking


  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes rack


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk


  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • City view

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV


  • Terrace/Patio


  • Fitness center


  • Sauna

Reviews of Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

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10.0 Excellent
The hotel is in front of Millennium Park, so location could not be better. The building has a lot of character. For example, the lobby ("Drawing Room") is both cozy and provocative. Cindy's is one of the best rooftop bars in the city. The room we stayed in was very well appointed with a huge bathroom and nice exterior lighting from the window. All employees were courteous and helpful. Five stars from me!
1.9 Awful
There was a water leak in the bathroom ceiling and it was not a new leak based on the black mold growing around it. I told the front desk about it and the answer was “I will take note of it”. I am not one to complain and I was there for only two nights, so I didn’t make a big deal out of it and just placed towels under the leak, but I expected more from Hyatt. There are several Hyatt hotels in Chicago, if you want to stay at a Hyatt property, avoid this one. I am now staying at the Loews hotel, and I should have stayed here the entire time. I will never again stay at the Chicago Athletic Association Hyatt hotel. Stay there at your own risk.
6.5 Okay
Pros:Location of hotel was great.
Cons:Food was overpriced for what you got. In room dining options were limited with very few light or healthy options. What they did have lacked creativity and freshness. A $40 breakfast should be both. Some staff were very friendly, others were cold and a bit too cool rather than service focused. Walls were thin and I could hear the elevator clunking loudly.
8.8 Great
Pros:Fun atmosphere, interesting design elements and great architecture. Loved Cindy’s and Cherry Dining Room.
Cons:Maze like corridors. No evening service (clean towels, turndown).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: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.
9.7 Excellent
Pros:Very unique hotel with cool public spaces and furnishings. Friendly, helpful staff. across the street from the cloud sculpture at millennium park. Highly recommend!
8.8 Great
Pros:Beds very comfortable. Location was perfect.
Cons:Lighting in bathroom not good at all. Height of tub could be a problem for kids and short adults.
9.1 Excellent
Pros:Public spaces, vibe, decor, the radio in room.
Cons: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.
8.2 Great
Pros:Loved the location the staff and the bed
Cons:Hated not having a tub , shower only . The room view was a metal structure and a concrete wall . The room was very small.
9.4 Excellent
Pros: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.
Cons: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.


12 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603

What's nearby

  • Cloud Gate159 yd
  • Chicago Cultural Center258 yd
  • Art Institute of Chicago267 yd
  • Millennium Park269 yd
  • Symphony Center320 yd
  • Chicago Theater0.3 mi
  • Grant Park0.4 mi
  • Chicago Riverwalk0.5 mi
  • Willis Tower0.6 mi
  • Chicago Lakefront Trail0.6 mi
  • Magnificent Mile0.9 mi
  • Shedd Aquarium1.1 mi



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FAQs when booking at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

  • All existing Chicago Athletic Association Hotel reservations made before April 1, 2020 that are for arrivals through June 30, 2020 can be changed or canceled at no charge up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival. This includes Advance Purchase Rate reservations. Any Chicago Athletic Association Hotel reservation you make between April 2, 2020 and June 30, 2020 – for any future arrival date – can be changed or canceled at no charge up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival. This includes Advance Purchase Rate reservations. For more information, visit the Hyatt Response to COVID-19 page.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is located at 12 South Michigan Avenue in Loop, 0.4 miles from the center of Chicago. Cloud Gate is the closest landmark to Chicago Athletic Association Hotel.

  • Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel.

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

  • Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is 9 miles from Chicago Midway.

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

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0.4 mi

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Nearest Airport

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Distance to airport

15.9 mi