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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

#8 of 179 Hotels in Chicago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Everything about this hotel says first class. The room, the food, the staff, the location. You can walk to the miracle mile, to the pier,and to many restaurants .Beautiful inviting lobby with coffees of your choice if you are an early riser.Help yourself service.

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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 had such a memorable experience with us and that you loved your stay! I hope that we have another opportunity to welcome you back the next time you are in Chicago. Thanks again! All the best, Pierre-Louis Giacotto General Manager More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Excellence in service. Beautiful, modern decor. Very unique. Food as good as any triple diamond restaurant. I highly recommend. Great location for walking Chicago. Stay here the hotel is across from the fair not. You can walk to millennium park. They have a beautiful outdoor pool and patio. There is also an indoor pool. Staff friendly , highly trained.

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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 had a great stay and that you took the time to share your experience. I hope to welcome you back the next time you are in Chicago! All the best, Pierre-Louis Giacotto General Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We live in the neigborhood and frequently visit the Felini for a drink and their worderful pizza and vegetable items. Yesterday we entered and were greeted with a smile and a welcome by Richard Kim, restaurants manager. He showed us to a very comfortable booth and welcomed us. He told us about the two restaurant and the two menus that... More 

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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 have returned to dine with us several times and that Richard was so hospitable! I will certainly share your compliments with him. I hope to welcome you back again soon! All the best, Pierre-Louis Giacotto General Manager More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We have just returned from a week in Chicago, we stayed with friends for 4 days and then spent 2 days in the fantastic Aqua hotel. I Have had the pleasure of staying in Radisson Blu hotels across the globe so have a very high expectation when I stay in one of the hotels. The Aqua did not disappoint, the... More 

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

Thank you for your review! I could not be happier that you loved your time in Chicago and your stay at the hotel! I will share your wonderful compliments with our team. I hope to welcome you and your family back soon! All the best, Pierre-Louis Giacotto General Manager More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

All the staff at the Hotel were more than helpful and nice during our stay. He´ve several meeting at their facilities and all went great! Thank you to Jenna, Tien, Chantal, Sarah and the bell boys ! Thank you and we hope to see you soon!

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

Thank you for hosting your events with us and for leaving us a review! We are thrilled that you have had several successful programs and hope to welcome you back again soon. I will share your compliments with our team! All the best, Pierre-Louis Giacotto General Manager More 

Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Chose this Hotel based on pictures, reviews and price . No disappointments whatsoever. ALL staff were courteous and helpful. Two individuals who went beyond were Domenic and Danielle in the Lounge/Restaurant. Congrats on this hotel for actually putting the customer first.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am thrilled that you loved your stay and experience in Filini. I will pass along your compliments to Danielle and Dominic! I hope we see you again the next time you are in Chicago! All the best, Pierre-Louis Giacotto General Manager More 

Saugus, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

All of the wonderful things folks have said about this hotel are true. It is beautifully designed and the location couldn't be more perfect. The excellent service started right at the front door where we were warmly greeted by the doorman who helped us out of the cab and accompanied us to the check-in desk. Every time we went in... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am thrilled that you loved your experience and that you plan to return in the future. I am also glad that you found us to be a great value! I will share your compliments with our doormen and team! I look forward to seeing your soon. All the... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Stayed here for a business meeting. They didn't give us a king bed as we requested. Check in was ok. Room was spacious and well appointed. Beds are very comfortable but the AC is pointed directly at the beds, which wasn't the best. Bathroom is nice. Overall 4 star stay.

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

Thank you for your review. I am happy to see that you enjoyed your stay. I would, however, like to apologize that your requested room type was not available and that the air flow in the room was directed at your bed. I am truly sorry for any disappointment this caused for you. I hope that we have another opportunity... More 

South Holland, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My date and I stayed just for one night.. The room was very beautiful . The bathroom was out of control nice & drinks at the bar in the hotel great. We Didn't want to leave. .. The best date night ever...we will be back. Thanks for a great night!

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

Thank you for your review! I am thrilled that you had a great date night at the hotel and that you plan to return again soon. I will share your compliments with our team; we look forward to welcoming you back! All the best, Pierre-Louis Giacotto General Manager More 

Peoria, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Blu Aqua is in a fantastic location just a few blocks from the Tribune building. The architecture and design are top notch and the staff second to none. We were pleased with every facet of our stay except one. The parking situation is a little odd and it's difficult to find the actual hotel when exiting the garage because... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We are honored that you had a great stay and that you loved the upgrade to Business Class! I would, however, like to apologize that you had difficulty locating us from the parking garage. I am truly sorry for any disappointment this caused for you. I look forward to welcoming you back! All the best,... More 

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