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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

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PALM CITY
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place, had everything we needed. Nice price for such quality. We will return for sure. Pool was small. We upgraded to lounge floor. Nice breakfast and drinks included for happy hour too. We walked to Michigan ave.

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Mackinaw, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed on the 11th floor overlooking the park and Lake Michigan. It was a site to behold. The staff was extremely accommodating. The concierge, Ruben was more than helpful in telling as what to do. We rode the city bus to get to the middle of Michigan Ave. cost was 2.25 pp. it was great. Much faster then the...

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Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

OskeewowwowIL - Thank you for staying with us! I'm so pleased to hear that our staff was accommodating and helpful. We pride ourselves on providing the best possible customer service to our guests and attention to the little details that make your visit extra special. We're lucky to be located within such an iconic building and the details of the...

Marshall, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel exceeded our expectations. The Radisson Aqua has certainly figured out how to "wow" their clientele. From the magnificent location and city views to the wonderful and accommodating hotel staff! We enjoyed being close to Navy Pier, Michigan Ave and Millennium Park. Our room was luxurious, spacious and breakfast was delightful. A++!! We will continue to be loyal Radisson...

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Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

What can I say, this hotel was excellent, from the front desk, to the bellman, to the room. Requested room on high floor away from fire department. To my surprise we got a corner room with a balcony. Since I scored this hotel through Priceline, I feel I got an upgrade of an upgrade. They even stored our luggage for...

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Robert S, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

blackpupchucky, thank you for the review! It's an honor to be considered the best hotel you've stayed in, as we know there are many great hotels to choose from. Your kind words are truly appreciated and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Robert Shelley, General Manager

Kalamazoo, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All of the staff we encountered during our stay were very friendly and helpful. The room was spotless and the view we had was incredible. We have always had great service and will absolutely stay again.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Everything about the Radisson Blu was outstanding, way more than we expected for sure. The Aqua building is gorgeous, our room was very spacious and had and unbelievable panoramic view that went from Lake Michigan to the Millennium Park. And the price was quite cheap, for what the hotel offers. Since the moment we arrived we were treated excellent by...

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Robert S, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

asilberman, you are too kind! Thank you for the glowing review. It is a joy for us to hear of our guests being so pleased with their stay. Your kind words are truly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back again. Robert Shelley, General Manager

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel lives up to the expectation. Very knowledgeable and courteous staff. All of my needs were met with this hotel. The whole hotel's design is amazing. It also has a great fitness center and pool area. I will definitely be staying at Radisson Blu Aqua again.

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Robert S, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Sarah K, I'm thrilled we were able to live up to your expectations! Your review is appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back for another amazing stay. Robert Shelley, General Manager

Danville, United States
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is located exactly where you want to be when traveling to explore city of Chicago. Property and rooms are well maintained. Walking distance to most what city has to offer. Unfortunately room service is not up to 4* standard.

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O7097ERgregs, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with fellow travelers. I'm happy to see you enjoyed the hotel and its proximity to nearby attractions. I am, however, very sorry to hear that the service you received was disappointing. I assure you that is not the norm here and we hope you'll give us another opportunity to...

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Filini
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Cuisines: Italian, American
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago is the contemporary debut of Radisson Blu in North America. A true representation of the brand, it is designed to become a destination in itself. Radisson Blu is the upper upscale tier of our global hotel brand, focusing on design, style and attention to detail in every respect. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

Address: 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601-7801
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $258 - $640 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 334
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#1 Green Hotel in Chicago
#5 Business Hotel in Chicago
#6 Family Hotel in Chicago
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#16 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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“I'm guessing higher floor rooms have amazing views. I was on the south side and on a lower floor and noise wasn't an issue.”
hvnfuninmn10, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Corner rooms!!!”
stoulson, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the corner, the balcony wraps around for a beautiful view”
jazzprevo, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get the rooms with wood floors (they are much lighter and better for older eyes.)”
syali, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with wood floors. The carpeted rooms are musty and not yet updated.”
jadenfalconeediting, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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