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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

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#19 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
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Herndon, Virginia
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I used points for my inaugural stay at the Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago and have to say I would have been happy to spend my own cash to stay there....and will next time I'm in town! From the amazing lobby to the uber comfortable bed to the giant shower, it's nearly impossible to find fault with this hotel. Walking...

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

Randy, It's great to hear from you, thanks for writing us! Thank you for being a loyal Club Carlson member as well. I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay overall. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

naperville
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Beautiful rooms, our was upgraded at check-in for no reason which was a wonderful surprise. Staff professional and courteous. Great Location! Dined at Filini for both breakfast and dinner. Meals were delicious and reasonably priced. Great service. Enjoyed the rooftop pool and Jacuzzi. Fantastic romantic weekend spent at the Blu Aqua in downtown Chicago. A perfect "10"! Thanks

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

Thanks for writing us! I'm thrilled to read about how enjoyable and memorable of a stay you had with us. Thanks so much for choosing the Blu while visiting Chicago and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We stayed at this hotel having never visited before and not only did we have a warm welcome but they went out of their way to help. On arrival we discovered my daughters phone had been stolen and the staff went the extra mile, helping us block the phone, directing us to the "Apple Store " and ensuring our well...

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

Louise, Thanks for taking the time to write us! I'm so sorry to hear about your daughters cell phone being stolen, that is no way to start off a vacation. I'm glad to hear that our security team assisted in making the situation a little better for her and the family. Jaycee is great and I'm glad to hear he...

Belgium
Reviewed 24 August 2016

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel is beautiful! It's conference facilities were fantastic not freezing from the AC. The bar/restaurant was very chic. The room was great too with a spacious bathroom. I was on a low floor so I don't think it was a premium room. Also the carpet was bright teal very cool. The balcony was more then ornamental. The gym was...

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

Thanks for writing us! It's great to hear that you not only enjoyed our conference facilities as well as the guestrooms. Sounds like you were also able to utilize our amenities too. Thanks so much for your great feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

Tampa
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel is amazing! Not only is it in a GREAT location (central to everything fun) but it is a beautiful unique hotel inside and out! This hotel has received awards for its architectural design and it was even featured on our Chicago Architectural Foundation tour which was made it more special. Everything from the front check-in to the spacious...

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

Sharon, It's great to hear from you, thanks for writing us! I'm thrilled to read that you found the hotel to be a great location and our location being so convenient. We appreciate your feedback and I will be sure to share your kind comments with my team. Thanks so much for choosing the Blu while visiting Chicago and we...

Los Angeles, United States
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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Dublin, Ohio
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This was my first stay at this hotel and I must say I was generally very impressed. The lobby is not as large as the nearby Hyatt, but it's very nice. They have an in house restaurant/bar and have a full gym/spa in the hotel. Our hotel room was a good size with a large well appointed bathroom. The room...

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

Ness, Thanks for writing us it's great to hear form you! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and our rooms. Thanks so much for choosing the Blu and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

Bartlett, Illinois
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great hotel in a great location. This hotel is steps away from the touristy Michigan Avenue but you feel more like a resident here. Lots of places to visit and things to do nearby but not nearly as crowded as other hotels. Rooms are really cool with a silver armoire and very hidden fridge.

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

Cheryl, Thanks for writing us it's great to hear form you! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and our rooms. Thanks so much for choosing the Blu and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I chose this hotel hoping it was in a central location for our family summer vacation and it was the perfect location! It was a short walk to the Navy Pier where my kids liked to go most often and very close to Millenium Park. I chose this hotel for the outside pool and indoor basketball court and they both...

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Thanks for taking the time to write us. I am thrilled to hear about how enjoyable of an experience you had with us. We appreciate your feedback about the pool towels and are actively looking for a solution/placement for these so that they are more visible. Thanks so much for chooing the Blu while visiting Chicago and we look forward...

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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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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Filini
Filini
Cuisines: Italian, American
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • 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
#7 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#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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