Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
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8.5

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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Millennium Park 410 m
Cloud Gate 440 m
The Art Institute of Chicago 760 m
The Magnificent Mile 1.0 km
360 Chicago Observation Deck 1.4 km
Navy Pier 1.4 km
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower 1.5 km
Shedd Aquarium 2.1 km
Wrigley Field 7.5 km
Museum of Science and Industry 11.1 km
Nearby landmarks
Aqua Tower
Lakeshore Fitness 130 m
Consulate of Canada 170 m
McDonalds Cycle Center 180 m
Prudential Plaza 190 m
Grant Park 200 m
Harris Theater for Music and Dance 210 m
Chicago Opera Theater 230 m
Harris Theater 250 m
Lakeshore East Park 250 m
Free Wi-Fi

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

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

This property is in high demand!

8 travelers have booked today.

  • 290 meters to public transportation

  • 980 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Bar

  • Garden

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Value for money7.4
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportMidway International Airport (MDW)
Distance to airport14.7 km

Rooms available at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
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          2 Queens Premium with Balcony Non-Smoking
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          • 2 queen beds
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              • 1 king bed
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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 51 USD per day. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Chicago (IL) with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

              Is breakfast offered at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago?

              Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 30 USD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

              What are my dining options at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago?

              Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

              Can special events be hosted at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago?

              Large events and gatherings such as weddings and private events can be hosted at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago. Small or intimate events like birthday parties can also be accomodated. Services for event decoration and audio-visual equipment are offered to help your event go smoothly.

              Can business events be hosted at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago?

              On-site venues and convenient event services make Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago an ideal choice for hosting events such as conferences and meetings. Audio-visual equipment is available to help your business event or meeting a successful one.

              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.

              What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago?

              The closest train, metro, or bus station to Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago is Millennium Station, 280 m away.

              What restaurants are nearby Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago?

              Restaurants including Fairmont, Columbus Tap and Filini are popular in Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago’s neighborhood which is known as Loop.

              What popular shopping places are close to Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago?

              Shopping options in Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago’s Loop neighborhood include Blackhawks Store, Fannie May and Graham Cracker Comics.

              What are popular attractions near Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago?

              Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago’s location in the Loop neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Cloud Gate, Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower and Shedd Aquarium.

              What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago?

              Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago’s nearby natural sights include Millennium Park located in the same Loop area.

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              Overall rating:

              8.5

              Excellent
              1,620 reviews
              Cleanliness
              8.4
              Facilities
              8.5
              Location
              9.2
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              More about Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

              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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              Amenities and facilities
              Excellent
              Facilities

              8.5

              Most talked about facilities

              Food & Dining

              1 mention

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              1 mention

              Languages spoken

              • English
              • Arabic
              • Croatian
              • French
              • German
              • Italian
              • Polish
              • Russian
              • Spanish

              Accessibility

              • Wheelchair accessible

              Internet access

              • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
              • Wi-Fi in public areas

              Things to do, ways to relax

              • Billiards
              • Fitness center
              • Game room
              • Garden
              • Hot tub
              • Swimming pool [indoor]
              • Swimming pool [outdoor]
              • Ticket services

              Cleanliness and safety

              • Daily disinfection in all rooms
              • Daily disinfection in common areas
              • Face coverings on staff
              • First aid kit
              • Free face masks
              • Hand sanitizer
              • Hot water linen and laundry washing
              • Hygiene certification
              • Individually-wrapped food options
              • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
              • Protective screens in common areas
              • Safe dining setup
              • Staff trained in safety protocol
              • Sterilizing equipment

              Dining, drinking, and snacking

              • Bar
              • BBQ facilities
              • Coffee shop
              • Restaurants
              • Room service

              Services and conveniences

              • Cash withdrawal
              • Dry cleaning
              • Elevator
              • Facilities for disabled guests
              • Food delivery
              • Laundry service
              • Luggage storage
              • Safety deposit boxes
              • Smoke-free property
              • Smoking area

              For the kids

              • Family room

              Access

              • Check-in [24-hour]
              • Dog-friendly
              • Front desk [24-hour]
              • Pets allowed
              • Security [24-hour]

              Getting around

              • Car park [charges apply]
              • Car park [on-site]
              • Taxi service
              • Valet parking

              Available in all rooms

              • Accessible by elevator
              • Air conditioning
              • Closet
              • Clothes rack
              • Coffee/tea maker
              • Desk
              • Free bottled water
              • Hair dryer
              • Heating
              • In-room safe box
              • Ironing facilities
              • Private bathroom
              • Safety/security feature
              • Shower
              • Smoke detector
              • Toiletries
              • Trash cans
              • TV [flat screen]
              • Wake-up service
              Food and dining
              Breakfast options
              • American
              • Gluten-free
              Restaurants on site

              FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar

              • Cuisine: American
              • Menu: A-la-carte
              Location
              221 North Columbus Drive, Loop, Chicago (IL), United States, 60601
              Exceptional
              Location

              9.2

              Airports

              • Midway International Airport (MDW)
                14.7 km
              • O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
                25.7 km

              Public transportation

              • Millennium Station
                290 m
              • Randolph/Wabash Railway Station
                480 m

              Hospital or clinic

              • Michigan Avenue Immediate/Primary Care (MAICOH)
                350 m

              Shopping

              • Water Tower Place
                1.4 km

              Convenience store

              • 7 Eleven
                360 m

              Cash withdrawal

              • ATM on-site
              What's nearby

              Popular landmarks

              • Millennium Park
                410 m
              • Cloud Gate
                440 m
              • The Art Institute of Chicago
                760 m
              • The Magnificent Mile
                1.0 km
              • 360 Chicago Observation Deck
                1.4 km
              • Navy Pier
                1.4 km
              • Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
                1.5 km
              • Shedd Aquarium
                2.1 km
              • Wrigley Field
                7.5 km
              • Museum of Science and Industry
                11.1 km

              Nearby landmarks

              • Aqua Tower
              • Lakeshore Fitness
                130 m
              • Consulate of Canada
                170 m
              • McDonalds Cycle Center
                180 m
              • Prudential Plaza
                190 m
              • Grant Park
                200 m
              • Harris Theater for Music and Dance
                210 m
              • Chicago Opera Theater
                230 m
              • Harris Theater
                250 m
              • Lakeshore East Park
                250 m
              Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
              Property policies
              Children and extra beds

              Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

              Minimum age of guests is: 1 year(s).

              Children 1-20 year(s)
              Stay for free if using existing bedding.
              If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
              Guests 21 years and older are considered as adults
              Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
              Others
              • Parking is available at an additional charge. Guests are required to contact the property after receiving booking confirmation.
              • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
              Some helpful facts

              Check-in/Check-out

              • Check-in from15:00
              • Check-out until12:00

              Getting around

              • Travel time to airport (minutes)45

              Extras

              • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)30 USD

              The property

              • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
              • Number of bars/lounges1
              • Number of floors18
              • Number of restaurants1
              • Number of rooms 334
              • Year property opened2011

              Parking

              • Daily parking fee51 USD

              Reviews of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago from real guests

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              8.4
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              10
              Cleanliness8.4
              Facilities8.5
              Location9.2
              Room comfort and quality8.8
              Service8.6
              Value for money7.4
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              6-7 Good (6)
              <6 Below Expectation (2)
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              10.0
              Exceptional
              VERONICA from Australia
              Solo traveler
              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

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              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

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              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

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              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

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              10.0
              Exceptional
              Edward from Australia
              Business traveler
              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

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              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

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              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

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              8.4
              Excellent
              Jessie from United States
              Business traveler
              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

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Dayna
              Couple
              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

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              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

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              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

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              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

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              9.2
              Exceptional
              Abdullah from Saudi Arabia
              Business traveler
              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

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              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

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              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

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              5.2
              Hiroyasu from United Kingdom
              Couple
              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

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              6.8
              Good
              Richard from United States
              Couple
              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

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              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

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              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

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              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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