Chicago Athletic Association

It doesn't get more Chicago than this 1893 icon of old-world design and good cheer. Originally an elite men's social and sporting club, the newly renovated Chicago Athletic Association hotel enjoys a prime Michigan Avenue location, steps from Millenium Park, the Art Institute, and more—no membership required. Today, the hotel sports 240 rooms, four unique event venues, seven drinking and dining destinations, and Chicago's first Topgolf Swing Suite, all within the building.

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Fitness Center

Fitness Center

Fitness Center

The Chicago Athletic Association offers 24-hour fitness facilities (what did you expect?), with personal training or private group sessions available upon request through our partners On Your Mark Coaching + Training.
Pet Friendly


Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is pet-friendly and we encourage our guests to travel with their pets. After all, travel is always better with friends, isn’t it?


No fees

Weight Limits

No weight limit – but please no more than two pets per room. Guests with pets must sign an animal waiver form upon check-in. Service animals are exempt from restrictions.

Special Events




You can hardly have a ball without proper ballroom. Surround yourself in the splendor of smartly furnished spaces with intricate craftsmanship, monumental fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling windows. Our famed design teams have taken extraordinary care to fuse contemporary sophistication with authentic 19th-century glamour across four wedding venues under our roof.




With extraordinary old-world craftsmanship at every turn, our iconic hotel’s 17,000 square feet of versatile and creative event venues and meeting rooms present a breathtaking (no kidding!) backdrops for hosting conferences, social events, banquets, board meetings, bocce games and more— with complete state-of-the-art audio-visual technology throughout.

Founder's Fee

Beyond specialty coffee and premium Wi-Fi, we’re committed to bringing you an array of amenities as unique at our historic property during your stay. In order to provide this collection of services, a $25 Founders Fee will be applied to your reservation nightly. We hope you enjoy the extras that will enhance your experience here, plus the unplanned, whimsical experiences you happen to discover during your stay with us.

  •  Cultural partner experiences
  • Dine & libate perks
  • Welcome champagne toast in Cherry Circle Room
  • Skip-the-line entry to Cindy’s Rooftop
  • Preferred reservations in Milk Room*
  • 10% discount at Fairgrounds Coffee & Tea
  • Discounted services & fitness classes at Exhale Luxury Spa & Gym*
  • Open gym access to shoot hoops on our historic basketball court Stagg Court*
  • 10% discount for all Chicago Athletic Association online store purchases (excludes gift cards)
  • First dibs on hotel events & programs held during your stay
  • Seasonal bike borrowing of our custom Heritage Bicycles
  • Shoe shine service (upon request)
  • Turndown service (upon request)

*subject to availability


Plus our standard amenities:

  • Premium Wi-Fi
  • Triple distilled water in-room
  • Daily coffee (or tea) from Cherry Circle Room
  • 24/7 fitness center access
  •  Discounted personal training session from On Your Mark Coaching and Training (upon request)
  • Access to the only Shake Shack in-room dining service in the world
  • Full-service concierge team
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