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Exceptional location - Inside city center
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Millennium Park 410 m
Cloud Gate 440 m
The Art Institute of Chicago 760 m
The Magnificent Mile 1.03 km
360 Chicago Observation Deck 1.44 km
Navy Pier 1.45 km
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower 1.5 km
Shedd Aquarium 2.1 km
Wrigley Field 7.5 km
Museum of Science and Industry 11.06 km
Nearby landmarks
Aqua Tower 0 m
Consulate of Canada 170 m
McDonalds Cycle Center 180 m
Grant Park 200 m
Harris Theater for Music and Dance 210 m
Chicago Opera Theater 230 m
Consulate of France 260 m
Millennium Monument in Wrigley Square 270 m
BP Pedestrian Bridge 270 m
Daley Bicentennial Plaza Rink 270 m
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

"Balcony was so cool!"

Jessie - June 28, 2018

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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

221 North Columbus Drive, Loop, Chicago (IL), United States, 60601 - See map

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Excellent comfort
8.8 room quality and comfort
Excellent cleanliness
8.7 rating for cleanliness
Excellent facilities on premise
8.6 facilities on premise
Excellent service
8.6 rating for service

Room service food and restaurant/bar food were really impressive.

Jessie | June 28, 2018

All the staff was super friendly and helpful at the front desk.

Jessie | June 28, 2018

Really was one of the best hotel experiences I've had.

Jessie | June 28, 2018

The bathtub room is highly recommended.

Jessie | June 28, 2018

Bed was so incredibly comfy.

Jessie | June 28, 2018

Bathroom was luxury.

Jessie | June 28, 2018

  • 480 meters to public transportation

  • 980 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Bar

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Value for money7.6
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportMidway International Airport (MDW)
Distance to airport14.7 km

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8.8
2 Queen Beds with Balcony
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • City view
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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  • 1 king bed
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • City view
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for a fee of 63 USD per day. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Chicago (IL) with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago?

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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Room comfort score
8.8/10
Room size
38 sqm.
Service score
8.7/10
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Overall rating:
8.6
Excellent
1,053 reviews
Cleanliness
8.7
Facilities
8.6
Location
9.1
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More about Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Well-placed in the sightseeing, restaurants and shopping area of Chicago (IL) city, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city’s numerous attractions such as Millennium Park, Navy Pier and the Chicago River. First-rate hotel services and facilities that define the Radisson Hotels experience await you at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. 334 rooms spread over 18 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as television LCD/plasma screen, carpeting, linens, mirror, towels can be found in guest rooms. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the hot tub, fitness center, sauna, outdoor pool, indoor pool. Certain amenities may be limited due to COVID-19 regulations. Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel is a smart choice for travelers to Chicago (IL), offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

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American
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FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar
Cuisine:American
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8.6
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Room comfort and quality8.8
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10.0
Exceptional
VERONICA from Australia
Solo traveler
2 Queen Beds with Balcony
Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

As good as the first time I stayed!”

Location, comfort and friendliness of staff.

It was wonderful when we stayed last year, so I booked it again this year. It did not disappoint on our second visit. From check-in to check-out the staff were friendly, efficient, patient, polite and knowledgeable about the city. We dined in the bar twice and shared a bottle of wine and flat breads in the lounge. Every time the wait staff knew the food and wine and were willing to make recommendations. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The room was very comfortable and clean. The Radisson Aqua Blu is now my first choice of hotel in Chicago. I made the booking 3 months in advance to secure a room. I would recommend it unreservedly for business or leisure travel.

Reviewed October 17, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
Christopher from United States
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in July 2015

Great Hotel. Second Time.”

Location Next to the parks, downtown amongst all atteractions and restaurants, clean and good food

The stay was great. It was our second time there, and the room didn't disappoint. It's good to see that the upkeep of the property isn't diminishing with time. The food continues to be excellent enough for us to to eat there as a main meal and not as a last resort. It's in an excellent location and is a quick cab ride away from the any of the attractions/museums and anything in North River. I would recommend this to anyone looking to for a good place to stay in downtown Chicago

Reviewed July 13, 2015
9.7
Exceptional
Stephen from United States
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Great stay in Windy City!!”

Comfort, cleanliness and great staff

It was a great stay! I would recommend Rad Blu Chicago to anyone

Reviewed December 20, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Katherine from Australia
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in December 2014

Great stay in Chicago over Christmas”

Staff were helpful and friendly, upgrading to business level was a great decision, gym facilities were awesome

Our stay at the Radisson was excellent. Couldn't really fault any part. Upon checking in the staff asked if we wanted to upgrade to business for our stay which was reduced to $40 per night (from the standard $75). We decided to do it and it was the best decision we made. The breakfast and evening drinks by far covered the cost. The concierge was very knowledgable and not pushy at all. The location was great, we could pretty much walk anywhere we wanted to go and if we couldn't there was a taxi rank outside. Used the gym every day we were there, it may have actually been better than our gym at home! So very happy with the stay, definitely a 5 star experience.

Reviewed January 02, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Edward from Australia
Business traveler
King Bed with Balcony
Stayed 4 nights in April 2016

Great location, great value ”

Stayed four nights for business and pleasure. In the loop close to river and Millenium park as well as CBD. Great gym and two restaurants that serve all your needs. My only complaint is that my room had a huge pillar in it so you had to squeeze past it to get into bed. Otherwise the room would have been quite spacious.

Reviewed May 07, 2016
9.0
Exceptional
James from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

an out of the ordinary hotel experience”

location, proximity to navy pier and nearby dining and CVS drugstore

well im still trying to figure out just how much this particular hotel stay costed me as was upgraded and reupgraded to different hotel styles such as whether the hotel room gad a balcony and whether it had like a city, park or lakeview and so forth. Otherwise this hotel had a relaxing feel to it nevertheless. The breakfast buffet was average and not sure if would have purchased breakfast at the hotel. Only had breakfast at hotel as was given a breakfast voucher in light of the checking in difficuluties I was having upon initial checking in and such.

Reviewed November 29, 2014
8.7
Excellent
Matthew from United States
Business traveler
Stayed 5 nights in January 2015

Had expected more”

Staff, cocktails, presentation

I was drawn to the hotel because of the building desig but thought the interiors were a bit too specific. The Bimini blue carpets and shiny surface treatments might have been cutting edge for about 15 minutes. The tile in the shower bed was not mortared properly and rocked when stood upon. Water was clearly getting under the tiles and it smelled like mildew. This issue was apparently wide spread throughout the hotel. Condensation from the windows pooled at the floor. Some of the rooms have wood floors and unfortunately that was the case with the room above me. Shoe noise from above woke me up at 5:30 am. Overall it felt as if more attention was being directed to image rather than the actual experience.

Reviewed February 07, 2015
8.4
Excellent
Jessie from United States
Business traveler
2 Queen Beds with Balcony
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

Excellent”

Checked our bags in early so we could sight-see. Got pre-registered and then got a text when our room was ready, which was right on time. All the staff was super friendly and helpful at the front desk. I did a request for a bathtub room and got blown away at being placed in a corner unit, with beautiful windows all around. The bathtub room is highly recommended. Bathroom was luxury. Bed was so incredibly comfy. Lighting could be bright or perfect for ambiance. Room service food and restaurant/bar food were really impressive. Well-stocked mini-fridge. Balcony was so cool! The only thing I would have changed was for the room to have an empty mini fridge as well so people can store their own leftover food/drinks, or get a bigger fridge to accommodate the mini-fridge selection plus the option of customers to have their own space. Really was one of the best hotel experiences I've had.

Reviewed June 28, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Dayna
Couple
Premium Corner Room-King Bed with Balcony
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Exceptional”

My second time staying here. Love the balcony views and the rooms. Super comfortable and beautiful hotel. Staff is great. Prompt service when asking for extra amenities/towels etc. Wish they had the outside lit up more in the other area that's not the pool area. It'd be nice to have those areas lit up and maybe fire pits etc. But other than that, can't really complain.

Reviewed July 22, 2019
6.7
Good
Benjamin from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2015

Disappointing, shabby and misrepresented ”

common areas were lovely, location is convenient, staff were helpful

we wished we stayed where we usually stay. This hotel made them selves out to be 5 star, but the rooms felt like cheap, mass produced, Inner city apartments, that are rented out to people. Curtains were shabby, rooms lacked soul or ambience, and looked cramped. Felt like a 4 star hotel, and as such, we were disappointed with our choice. Staff where great however, and the bars, and restaurants looked great, however We won't stay here again.

Reviewed March 30, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
MICHAEL from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in November 2014

Great quick trip”

Location, luxury and comfort

We had a wonderful stay - loved the location, the staff was awesome and the fitness center was well equipped. We loved the business upgrade - and our room on the 17th floor.

Reviewed November 25, 2014
9.2
Exceptional
Abdullah from Saudi Arabia
Business traveler
Premium Room-King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

Convenient place to discover Chicago ”

Top rooms give very nice view of the city. Location near attractions helpful and attentive staff

Reviewed July 28, 2016
6.8
Good
Gareth from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Good location”

A good location; a rock festival was on-going when we stayed, which was no problem; however the hotel's response to apparently large numbers of people in the hotel was to demand hotel guests wore wrist bands ( a la a patient in hospital) to indicate their status as such. A stupid idea.

Reviewed August 04, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Amy from United States
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

Excellent location, friendly staff”

Quiet hotel, great staff, comfortable beds!

Excellent staff, excellent rooms, great location. Had a fantastic stay!

Reviewed December 12, 2014
6.7
Good
Wichian from United States
Business traveler
Stayed 4 nights in March 2015

Good Location, But Not Good Value”

Location, indoor pool, Good size room

My room is on the first floor facing another building. There is no view what so ever. Only one front elevator worked the whole time I stayed (4 nights). The mattress needs to be changed since it was long over due. The room was clean, but certain areas, especially the headboard, were dusty. The shower host didn't work and the tiles on the floor in the shower stall were loosen. On the positive sides, the size of the room is adequate and quite.

Reviewed March 29, 2015
8.8
Excellent
Hiyasmin from Philippines
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Fall in love with Chicago”

I enjoyed my stay here. Excellent service. Good location.

Reviewed December 14, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Lori from United States
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Stunning property, inside and out.”

Central location, yet tucked away from the crowds, great room amenities, including comp wifi, and excellent, friendly staff.

Excellent accommodations and customer service.

Reviewed December 07, 2014
6.8
Good
Richard from United States
Couple
Premium Room-King Bed
Stayed 5 nights in December 2016

Convinient”

Room is small. Bathroom sink plugged up for few days without notice by housekeeper and without fix. Good location and staff friendly.

Reviewed December 13, 2016
5.2
Hiroyasu from United Kingdom
Couple
King Bed with Balcony
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Ice-cold unfriendly staff”

All the request I made at the time of booking as well as at the time of check-in were ignored. The response was a flat no, without any sorry or giving a reason for no. The hotel might be trying to create a cool atmosphere, but that does not mean the staff need to be cold-hearted without any hospitality mindset.

Reviewed October 25, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Julianne from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2017

Hotel facilities were fabulous, however, we ate at the restaurant and the food was lame ”

Atmosphere was brilliant

Reviewed January 16, 2017
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