The Hotel at Midtown & The Midtown Athletic Club

Chicago, IL, UNITED STATES

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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
The Hotel at Midtown & The Midtown Athletic Club
Address
2444 North Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
UNITED STATES
Telephone
(773) 687-7600 for the hotel; 235-2300 for the athletic club.

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Drop-in/Casual
Single-swim admission is not available to members of the general public, unless registered as guests at the hotel.
Hotel Guests
Registered guests: Free.
Affiliate
Members of IHRSA clubs using the TrainAway App and your gym's Invitation Code: $22.50. (You must get the Invitation Code from your club before logging onto the App.) [August, 2019]

Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
25y, 5 lanes, indoors, 84ºF (29ºC)

Location

County/Region
Cook County
GPS
41.926311, -87.679266

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

There is also a 25y, 5 lane, outdoor, pool; it's heated to 84ºF and open from May through October. The pool is striped for five lanes, but one lane extends into a children's pool, rendering that lane useless for laps. For all practical purposes, it's a four lane tank.
The hotel and athletic club share the facilities but have separate websites. The one shown above is for the hotel; the athletic club's website is HERE. The club also has a Facebook page.

Facility Reviews

The pool is 25 yards x 5 lanes, striped, targeted, set-up with anti-turbulence lane ropes, and has a reasonable supply of boards and buoys. There is a smaller recreational/therapy section on the other side of a bulkhead for lessons and general splashing. The facility is huge, gorgeous, new, with every conceivable amenity. The locker rooms are outstanding (lockers have electronic locks). There is a sizable hot tub built in on the pool deck, along with ample seating/chaise if you're not swimming. Lifeguards were on duty. The Club publishes a detailed lane map that makes it very clear what lanes are open for laps each hour.

I swam on a Saturday and Sunday morning, when there were three lanes open for laps, and had to split the lane for awhile; but there were no other issues and good lane etiquette was maintained.

My only gripe would be that, while high ceilings and very tasteful decor and design make this a very pleasant environment, there are no windows, so it's a bit of a bunker. The club is always busy, but doesn't seem crowded.
[February, 2019]