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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
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leicester, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful hotel very close to the major sites in Chicago. It occupies the first 18 floors of a tall attractive block which opened in 2010. The staff are cheerful and hard working and always attentive and keen to help. We were on the 15th floor and the room was absolutely fabulous and well designed. The bed was... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The highrise where the hotel is located is probably one of the most beautiful buildings in the world (also the first highrise designed by a female architect which one her the 2009 skyscaper award of the year). The interior design of the whole hotel is great especially the lobby. We had a lovely and very clean corner room with a... More

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Bucyrus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. The hotel is located close to all of the major downtown sites.(walking distance). The hotel itself is very clean and modern. Every time you walk in, the aroma is incredible. My wife used the outdoor running track daily. Very convenient and safe on the third floor... More

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Orlando, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Deliciously beautiful hotel in the heart of Chicago with staff who joyfully serve (or at least they make it seem to be true) is a treat. The options for recreation and relaxation are plentiful and do not disappoint. I was there for a conference held in the hotel. My perspective of the hosting organization was taken from "excellent" to "wow"... More

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Mandeville, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I found the hotel to be very dark, cold and austere in its modernistic interior design. Having pin-lights in the place of aesthetically pleasing decor was a major faux pas to me. I don't like the cubist, modernistic school of design. I was greatly disappointed with the standard room I rented for 3 days. While the bedding was comfortable, the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a great visit at the Radisson for my girlfriend's birthday. Everyone was very professional and the Park Suite was modern with a spectacular view of Millennium Park and the Lake. Special thanks go to Jerome at the business center who, when I mentioned our special occasion, sent some treats up to our room. We have stayed at all the... More

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Chicago, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is amazing. It is beautiful and the outdoor running area is fantastic. The staff went above and beyond to make my stay great. I forgot some items and the front desk staff worked within minutes to help me out. Also, the food was excellent and location is within walking distance to many Chicago greats. I can't wait to... More

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Charleston, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved this hotel. It was right in the center of the city with walking distance to everything. The only thing that was not too great was the shower. I had to literally run between the drops to get water on me as the pressure was so bad. Overall a fabulous hotel.

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

Thank you for your review. I am happy you loved your stay and that our location was ideal for your needs! I apologize that you did not have a proper amount of water pressure and for any inconvenience this caused for you. I hope that we have another opportunity to welcome you back the next time you are in Chicago.... More

Oklahoma City, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good clean hotel. Not cheap, but nice. The rest of this is just to get to the 200 character minimum requred to get the screen to let me go to the next page. It is amazing just how many characters 200 charaters represent in a world of text messages and tweets with 35 character limitations.

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

Thank you for your review. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. I hope to welcome you back the next time you are in the area. All the best, Pierre-Louis Giacotto General Manager More

Normal, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Room was updated and very clean. Staff were so friendly . . . they went out of their way to serve my wife and I. The outdoor space on the third floor was fantastic. Location was great . . . close to everything. Price of room was fair. Only negative was the parking fee which seems to be the norm... More

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

Thank you for staying at the hotel. I am thrilled that you and your wife enjoyed your experience and that our team made it even better! I hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back the next time you are in Chicago. Happy Labor Day! Pierre-Louis Giacotto General Manager More

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Address: 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel 4*
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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 luxury division of our global hotel brand, focusing on design, style and attention to detail in every respect. ... more   less 
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