Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

4 stars
View map of 221 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
41 reviews
Nice stay!

Very professional! Great service from the second you walk in the door. Breakfast was a little... See full review

  • Adam
  • Aug 22, 2015
2-day trip

This hotel was pretty amazing. The building itself is worth visiting. Upscale, modern, great... See full review

  • JayC
  • Jul 21, 2015
x 334 fashion inspired guest rooms, 15 park view suites, 3 presidential suites x 80,000 square feet of amenity space, 8,000 square foot state of the art fitness center, 1/5 of a mile running track, oe court basketball facility, indoor/outdoor pools, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room x Free wifi x Filini Restaurant and Bar on site x Parking available; self and valet at additional cost x Attached to the pedway

Amenities

  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
FEMA approved
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Sauna
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Express check in
Express checkout
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Multilingual
Shops/Commercial services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Copy service
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible rooms
Brailled elevators
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Outlet adapters
Fire alarm with light
Sofa bed
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms

Hotel Map

41.8865 -87.6199
Area served
City Center
Nearby airports
OHARE INTL ARPT, (ORD), 19.00, MI, SE; MIDWAY, (MDW), 13.00, MI, NE;
Area description
Downtown, This hotel is located near downtown.

Nearby points of interest

  • Prudential Plaza: 0.2 mi
  • Harris Theater: 0.2 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 0.3 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 0.3 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.3 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.3 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.3 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.4 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 0.4 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.4 mi
  • Macys: 0.4 mi
  • Yacht Club: 0.4 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Marina City: 0.5 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.2 mi
  • Harris Theater: 0.2 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 0.3 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 0.3 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.3 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.3 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.3 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.4 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 0.4 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.4 mi
  • Macys: 0.4 mi
  • Yacht Club: 0.4 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Marina City: 0.5 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.5 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • State Street: 0.5 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 0.5 mi
  • Lake Point Tower: 0.5 mi
  • Symphony Center: 0.6 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 0.6 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.6 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.6 mi
  • Children Museum: 0.6 mi
  • City Hall: 0.6 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Buckingham Fountain: 0.7 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.7 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.7 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.8 mi
  • Auditorium Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.8 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 0.8 mi
  • Harold Washington Library: 0.8 mi
  • Navy Pier: 0.8 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 0.9 mi
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 0.9 mi
  • Water Tower: 0.9 mi
  • Opera House: 0.9 mi
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 1 mi
  • Willis Tower (Sears Tower): 1 mi

Dining

Filini
Off the main hotel lobby

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (41)

Ratings and reviews for Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
41 out of 41
Amenities:
4.5
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.3

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Adam
Couples
N/A
Aug 22, 2015

Nice stay!

Very professional! Great service from the second you walk in the door. Breakfast was a little expensive but worth it. Nice view from the upgraded room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Happy Nomad
Couples
Shelby Twp.
Jul 29, 2015

Weekend Chicago Wedding

We attended a summer weekend wedding in Chicago and spent the first two nights at the Fairmont and the last nite at the Radisson Blu Aqua. The comparison was night and day in favor of the Blu Aqua. The Fairmont room let noise filter in from water running in other rooms, street noise and an air conditioner that produced a high pitch whine. The Blu Aqua was sublimely quiet. The Fairmont currents leaked volumes of light which made falling asleep difficult and caused early morning wakeups. The Blu Aqua curtains blocked 99 of outside light. All Blu Aqua staff engaged easily on a personal level and they were happy to provide a late check out time. I'd stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JayC
Family
duluth
Jul 21, 2015

2-day trip

This hotel was pretty amazing. The building itself is worth visiting. Upscale, modern, great location and very courteous and attentive staff. Need more?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jeffrey C.
Couples
lanham
Jul 3, 2015

Fantastic hotel

This is one of the better properties I've stayed at. The room, the staff, the amenities were exceptional. I would definitely stay here again...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AJ
Couples
Cambridge
Mar 10, 2015

Cozy and great customer service

Modern hotel, clean, and centrally located. We had a minor issue with the bathroom and was offered an upgrade which we didn't take because we were staying there for 2 nights. I like the fact that they are proactive to resolving the issue and offered a solution. The staff were friendly, overall we like it and we will go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CME Traveler
Single
N/A
Feb 4, 2015

Great location and room!

The hotel looked very nice from the outside and inside was great as well. One of the problems I noticed was there was standing water under the toilet and the ceiling started leaking water a couple days into the stay. The tub had standing water from the previous occupant and was not cleaned out during the entire stay (around 5 days). I just assume they would get to it but they didn't. The room cleaning person would sometimes forget to give new conditioner for the next day. They did try to make it up with free food and drinks which was nice. Overall the room was very modern looking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nancy V
Couples
Joliet
Jan 19, 2015

An awsome stay

We stayed at the Radisson Blu on our wedding night. Everything was perfect. Staff was very accommodating in letting us take pictures and taking care of our needs. Had a mishap while leaving the next morning. One of our wedding gifts broke, a vase, while the bellman was bringing our belongings out to the curb. The manager was very professional in handling the situation and prompt about replacing our item. Thanks again to the staff! We highly recommend this hotel and will stay there again as often as we stay in downtown Chicago.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dirty thirty couple
Couples
st paul
Jan 15, 2015

Nice spot in Chicago

Very clean, swanky. My wife and I enjoyed our stay here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
luis l.
Couples
CENTRAL ISLIP
Jan 6, 2015

nice hotel

Blew us out of the water! So nice, great price, clean and friendly. Will stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Max D.
Single
N/A
Jan 5, 2015

Comfortable and Clean

Very nice hotel. Visited my daughter while she was staying there on business. My room was quite large with sofa and chair. Bathroom was more than expected complete with separate tub and shower. Very nice amenities.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

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