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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Overpriced for what you receive. Hot tubs are so packed you can't use them. Sink broke, room service didn't listen, AC didn't work correctly and the pillows were flat.

Within walking distance of many attractions. Room was a little small, near a fire station, not very kid friendly.

I've lived at trump tower for years. Stayed here, loved it. Very easy in and out for a night away.

The hotel location is great, within walking distance to many areas. The staff is friendly and helpful. The room was somewhat small, but it worked with the layout. My room had a king size bed (very comfortable), my girlfriend and I, we opted for a microwave and a fridge and we still never felt cramp. The room also has 2 bedside tables, a desk, a small table, 2 chairs, minibar, and closet..STILL plenty of room. The hotel felt safe and was fairly quiet (15th floor) other than the doors, that if not held, slam shut with a vengeance. This hotel isn't a hoity toity, fancy, lavish style hotel, rather more of a modern style. I did not try the restaurant because of previous reviews I've read on it, coupled with the price...Just not worth the gamble. The food did smell great, though! I did not run into any problems throughout my stay. However, the 2nd night in, there was large...group that came in to stay and for the next 3 days and my hall was filled with the smell of marijuana which was beyond frustrating.

The rooms are comfortable and there is a lot of activities to enjoy in the area.

Probably the most beautiful and dazzling hotel I have been to in the US. Every detail was just right.

Neat overall decor. Enjoyed outside pool. Room was rather small.

First of all, I'm picky....and this place is fabulous. You will not be disappointed...

The Hotel is beautiful with respect to the rooms, the public spaces and the exterior. The staff are pleasant and prompt from the doormen to the people cleaning the rooms. The attached restaurant for breakfast/lunch has good food and excellent service. The terrace attached to most rooms allows you to walk out and enjoy the view.

It was a Great experience! The place was beautiful! It was a Great get-away!

Very over rated. Very poor housekeeping staff. Amenities were mediocre. Over all service was average. Got my bill wrong and could not help before nine since the cashier was inexperienced. Had to leave hotel with my bill still unresolved!!!

Good location if you are running the Chicago Marathon (0.5 miles from the start by map and 1.5 miles from corral A on race day). Close enough to walk to/from the Blue Line station on Lake/Clark. Also the hotel is part of a condo development. So you have access to those amenities also (jacuzzi was awesome after the race). The restaurant has a special menu for the runners to carbo load. I chose the park side. You overlook a park and can see the Navy Pier and Lake Michigan.

From the time we arrived to when we left the staffs were great and friendly. Room and bathroom were very clean. The location of the hotel was perfect for where we wanted to go and see. Overall, I would definitely stay here again.

Great hotel! The hotel was modern and clean. Staff was helpful. I liked the decor. I would recommend this hotel to friends.

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.

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.

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

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...

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.

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.

221 N Columbus Dr Chicago IL

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Millennium Park and Art Institute of Chicago
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool and indoor pool

Located in The Loop, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Millennium Park and Chicago Theater. This 334-room, 4.5-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with an indoor pool and a 24-hour health club. It's in central Chicago and also a short walk from Art Institute of Chicago and Wrigley Building.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All 334 rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and phones are other standard amenities.


Property features

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour health club. Parking is available for USD 49.00 per night (USD 65.00 per night for valet parking), and there's also limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and a rooftop terrace.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, City View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Park View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Park View (Corner)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, Park View

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

Everyone (8) Couples (24) Business (5) Family (4) Other (6) Friends (7)
2
Everyone

Overpriced for what you receive. Hot tubs are so packed you can't use them. Sink broke, room service didn't listen, AC didn't work correctly and the pillows were flat.

By on Jul 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 13, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Amber. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent stay including the hot tubs, sink, room service and AC. We are addressing these issues internally to ensure a similar situation does not occur again.

3

okay hotel

Everyone

Within walking distance of many attractions. Room was a little small, near a fire station, not very kid friendly.

By on Apr 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 24, 2017

Thank you for the review. I'm sorry you found the hotel not to be kid friendly. We do offer a great indoor lap pool, basketball court and child friendly packages including the "Kids Camping Package." We hope for the opportunity to welcome you back and exceed your expectations.

5

easy

Everyone

I've lived at trump tower for years. Stayed here, loved it. Very easy in and out for a night away.

By on Feb 19, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 21, 2017

Thank you for the review!

5

good location. great staff

Everyone

The hotel location is great, within walking distance to many areas. The staff is friendly and helpful. The room was somewhat small, but it worked with the layout. My room had a king size bed (very comfortable), my girlfriend and I, we opted for a microwave and a fridge and we still never felt cramp. The room also has 2 bedside tables, a desk, a small table, 2 chairs, minibar, and closet..STILL plenty of room. The hotel felt safe and was fairly quiet (15th floor) other than the doors, that if not held, slam shut with a vengeance. This hotel isn't a hoity toity, fancy, lavish style hotel, rather more of a modern style. I did not try the restaurant because of previous reviews I've read on it, coupled with the price...Just not worth the gamble. The food did smell great, though! I did not run into any problems throughout my stay. However, the 2nd night in, there was large...group that came in to stay and for the next 3 days and my hall was filled with the smell of marijuana which was beyond frustrating.

By , from Ft. Myers, FL on Feb 17, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 21, 2017

Thank you for the review! We are a great location for those looking to explore Chicago's top attractions. I'm so happy you enjoyed the room and style of the hotel. I hope you'll be joining us during your next stay.

4
Everyone

The rooms are comfortable and there is a lot of activities to enjoy in the area.

By on Feb 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 8, 2017

Thank you for the review. We're happy you were able to enjoy some of the nearby attractions.

5

amazingly beautiful!

Everyone

Probably the most beautiful and dazzling hotel I have been to in the US. Every detail was just right.

By on Nov 12, 2016

4

expensive

Everyone

Neat overall decor. Enjoyed outside pool. Room was rather small.

By on Jul 19, 2016

4

almost perfect

Everyone

First of all, I'm picky....and this place is fabulous. You will not be disappointed...

By on Jul 16, 2016

5

long weekend

Couples

The Hotel is beautiful with respect to the rooms, the public spaces and the exterior. The staff are pleasant and prompt from the doormen to the people cleaning the rooms. The attached restaurant for breakfast/lunch has good food and excellent service. The terrace attached to most rooms allows you to walk out and enjoy the view.

By on Dec 4, 2015

5

awesome experience

Couples

It was a Great experience! The place was beautiful! It was a Great get-away!

By on Nov 29, 2015