$113 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 23, 2014 Check-out: Dec 26, 2014

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

4 stars
221 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
31 reviews
Great experience

Great room, beautiful hotel. Wonderful staff. We stayed an extra night just because we enjoyed it... See full review

  • Jdavis0811
  • Aug 20, 2014
Amazing hotel!

We stayed at the Raddisson Blu Aqua Hotel for a weekend getaway for my cousin's birthday and it was... See full review

  • Melissa D
  • Jul 14, 2014
Situated near the confluence of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River in the Lakeshore East Development Award Winning Aqua Tower, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago is surrounded by Chicagos biggest tourist attractions, including Millennium Park, Navy Pier and the fabulous shopping of Michigan Avenues Magnificent Mile. Connected to the Chicago Pedway system and surrounded by incredible views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago Skyline. The Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago hotel is 100% non-smoking including balconies and outdoor space. No children under 16 are allowed in the public areas without an adult including the health center and swimming pool. No outside alcohol is allowed to be brought into the hotel.

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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

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 Building: 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 (31)

Ratings and reviews for Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
31 out of 31
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.3

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Linda in Florida
Business
Port Orange, FL, USA
Dec 28, 2011

Wonderful visit for the holidays.

The location is what drew me to Aqua Blu, but the hotel and staff will be the reason I return. The room was very comfortable. There were a few glitches, but the staff was very quick in fixing them. The indoor pool and hot tub were great. It was too cold to try the outdoor facilities, but they looked wonderful too. The facilities equalled any health club. Machines were plentiful, yoga session was going on. Steam room and Sauna. The restaurant manager was very gracious and the food was wonderful both in the Filini bar and the restaurant. Overall, a great experience for a visit for the holidays. Check this hotel out for a luxurious stay in a great location at a reasonable price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
feeech
Business
East Lansing, MI, USA
Feb 17, 2012

Birthday getaway

Great time at the hotel! super amazing view and amazing staff! absolutely perfect way to spend a birthday!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

Get a pass and take the redline or bus! super cheeper then taking a cab all the time and Michigan Ave shopping is amazing! The Red line gets you off right next to big time shopping like Nordstrom and Sak's!

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Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MrsMac
Business
Glasgow
Sep 14, 2012

Luxury all the way

Truly beautiful hotel, very luxurious, extremely comfortable bed, spacious room, good location, very polite, helpful, happy staff. The best hotel we have ever stayed in. If we come back to Chicago, we would definately stay at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Millenium Park, Grant Park, Lakeside East, Willis Tower, River Cruise, Bus Tours, are all within walking distance.

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Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
eunma
Business
New York
Apr 15, 2013

Business Conference

Super friendly staff with clean and comfortable room

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

In-Room dining was excellent

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Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
trail runner 3
Business
Rochester NY
Apr 30, 2013

Architectural gem

The Blu Aqua has a great location and an ultra modern appearance that makes it standout in the Chicago cityscape. We had a wonderful room with a incredible view. One's room is an important part of the vacation experience and our room at the Blu aqua enhanced our enjoyment of Chicago.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

There's a great restaurant located right in the hotel.

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Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jimdddddd
Business
Brentwood TN
May 6, 2013

Very Cool hotel

Everything was perfect Only problem is that i could not stay longer

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
gmarvi
Business
Singapore
May 28, 2013

Great for single travellers and couples

Fantastic hotel. Four stars, but felt like five. Great location, beautiful design, great views, and great value. Will definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NickB52
Business
Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 21, 2013

beautiful

beautiful room and friendly staff. got an early check-in no problem

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
chivisitors
Business
Los Angeles
Oct 23, 2013

Mini getaway

This hotel was great! Great location and rooms were clean. Staff was helpful and friendly. There is a CVS next door and a lounge downstairs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Carolina sweetie
Business
Raleigh, North Carolina
Nov 11, 2013

Weekend wonder

Spontaneous and wonderful...location is perfect for millennium park and plan to return for those great concerts!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue

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