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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Fabulous! Location was amazing, the quality was outstanding! We couldn’t have asked for a better hotel for our convention.

The hotel was nice, view was amazing, very convenient location, breakfast was good, and the staff was friendly. The only thing that was upsetting was the $20 urban fee that was added nightly for the amenities of the hotel. All hotels offer amenities and that is why you pay almost $200 a night for the room.

My husband and I stayed here for the first time and it was an excellent experience from the time we pulled up to the curb and the doorman welcomed us to the hotel.. We travel a lot and staying here was a very pleasant and relaxing experience. I would recommend it without hesitation!

Beautiful hotel. Modern and well appointed. Food was excellent and staff was very knowledgeable!

It’s an OK hotel but not worth the price. I usually like to stay in luxury hotels and this is not one of them. I would recommend staying at their competitors like Dana or the Ivy over this one. I booked through Orbitz and received $40 in extra fees (hiden) at check in

Location was great for walking downtown or to catch a bus. Staff was helpful with directions and accommodating. The room was dusty as if it had not been checked on before our arrival but overall good hotel.

The aesthetics of the hotel are captivating. The Radisson Blu is a great place to stay. I enjoyed the details in the decoration, the shower, the gym, the floors, the floor to ceiling windows, the balcony the exceptional gym...with a indoor basketball half court, sauna and location.

Stay was great but they are always finding a way to charge extra for something. Why is their a need to charge an urban fee?

Great hotel! Love the amenities that they offer. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Awesome location. Right in the middle of all the action.

We didn't hear much noise in the hallways or adjacent rooms Lovely visit, only drawbacks were the AC couldn't quite get the room cold enough and the pools are much smaller than expetes

We enjoyed our recent stay at the hotel for a fun long weekend in Chicago. Our favorite part was the 3rd floor rooftop pool and garden; a wonderful spot to relax and take in different views of the Windy City. The room was sparkling clean with a sleek, modern feel. The expansive shower stall and upscale bath and body products were a nice touch.

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.

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 Theatre. 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. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

All of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago's 334 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including 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 50.00 per night (USD 66.00 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.

Guest reviews for Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

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5
Everyone

Fabulous! Location was amazing, the quality was outstanding! We couldn’t have asked for a better hotel for our convention.

By on Feb 18, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 26, 2018

Thank you for the review. We're thrilled to see you enjoyed your stay and we hope for the opportunity to welcome you again.

4

nice hotel/urban fee???

Everyone

The hotel was nice, view was amazing, very convenient location, breakfast was good, and the staff was friendly. The only thing that was upsetting was the $20 urban fee that was added nightly for the amenities of the hotel. All hotels offer amenities and that is why you pay almost $200 a night for the room.

By on Feb 17, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 26, 2018

Thank you for the review. We're pleased to see you enjoyed your recent. Our urban fee allows guests the opportunity to utilize many of our great amenities and is listed on all of our partner booking platforms. We appreciate the review and hope for the opportunity to welcome you again.

5

a real gem in a city of many hotels.

Everyone

My husband and I stayed here for the first time and it was an excellent experience from the time we pulled up to the curb and the doorman welcomed us to the hotel.. We travel a lot and staying here was a very pleasant and relaxing experience. I would recommend it without hesitation!

By , from Monticello, Illinois on Dec 11, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 11, 2017

Thank you for the review, Sue. We're pleased to see you had an excellent experience during your recent stay. Your kind words and recommendation are greatly appreciated.

5

well thought out!

Everyone

Beautiful hotel. Modern and well appointed. Food was excellent and staff was very knowledgeable!

By on Dec 1, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 6, 2017

Thank you for the review. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again.

2

luxury prices, ok hotel

Everyone

It’s an OK hotel but not worth the price. I usually like to stay in luxury hotels and this is not one of them. I would recommend staying at their competitors like Dana or the Ivy over this one. I booked through Orbitz and received $40 in extra fees (hiden) at check in

By on Nov 26, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 30, 2017

Thank you for the review. We're sorry to hear that your recent stay did not meet your expectations.

4

great location.

Everyone

Location was great for walking downtown or to catch a bus. Staff was helpful with directions and accommodating. The room was dusty as if it had not been checked on before our arrival but overall good hotel.

By , from Wisconsin on Nov 16, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 19, 2017

Thank you for the review Jesse. We're pleased to see you enjoyed the location of the hotel and our staff was accommodating. We do apologize that your guestroom was dusty, and I assure you this is not our standard of operation. We hope for the opportunity to welcome you again and exceed your expectations.

5

an important fun place

Everyone

The aesthetics of the hotel are captivating. The Radisson Blu is a great place to stay. I enjoyed the details in the decoration, the shower, the gym, the floors, the floor to ceiling windows, the balcony the exceptional gym...with a indoor basketball half court, sauna and location.

By , from Venice, CA on Nov 9, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 15, 2017

Thank you for the review, Edgar. We're pleased to learn you enjoyed your recent stay and liked the design and fitness facilities. We hope for the opportunity to welcome you again.

5

great service aside from the urban fee

Everyone

Stay was great but they are always finding a way to charge extra for something. Why is their a need to charge an urban fee?

By on Oct 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 2, 2017

Thank you for the review.

4

close to everything

Everyone
Fire pit Indoor basketball court View from outside pool

Great hotel! Love the amenities that they offer. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Awesome location. Right in the middle of all the action.

By , from Michigan on Oct 11, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 16, 2017

Thank you for the review, Jenn. We're pleased to see you enjoyed your stay and liked the location and staff.

4

nice hotel with great staff

Everyone

We didn't hear much noise in the hallways or adjacent rooms Lovely visit, only drawbacks were the AC couldn't quite get the room cold enough and the pools are much smaller than expetes

By , from omaha on Sep 5, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 7, 2017

Thank you for the review, Sandy. We hope for the opportunity to welcome you again.