This hotel was awesome! This is our 4th hotel we have stayed at in Chicago and it is now our favorite. From the moment we were in front of it, to the moment we left, we were treated like first class people. Every employee always said hello and most asked how our stay was going, including the ones that were busy and didn't see us coming. The hotel is decorated chic style. The bar and restaurant are so gorgeous, we stopped to take a picture of it.Check in was a breeze and took all of 5 minutes. We arrived around 12:30 P.M. and our room wasn't available, so they upgraded us to a park view without us even asking. About half of the rooms have balconies, but we never plan on spending much time in the room so it doesn't bother us if we had one or not. The rooms are spotless and large by Chicago standards. The beds are comfy, but we've had better. The bathroom is large and spacious. The shower has a rain shower head. We had no problem with hot water or water pressure. We also found out that the hotel shares it's building with apartments or condos. If someone didn't tell us this, we would have never known. The tenants have their own elevators.
Gym: I think because the hotel shares it's building the gym is massive. It is larger than any suburban gym that you can belong to. It has a large room for yoga along with everything you need. The free weights and cardio equipment is all new and kept in pristine shape. The gym also has half of basketball court in it. Also on the gym floor is a room that has a pool table and poker table.
Pools: There is an indoor and outdoor pool along with hot tubs to go with each. The indoor pool is kind of small, but it gets the job done. The outdoor pool is much larger and also has a separate kids pool. There is a massive courtyard along with a 1/5 mile running track that is cushioned. In the courtyard, there are plenty of comfy couches,chairs and some private cabanas, along with a fire pit. There is also a sauna and steam room available in the spa.
Location: The hotel is approximately 3 blocks from Millennium Park and a little further to Grant Park, 3 blocks to Michigan Ave., and about a 15 minute walk to the Navy Pier.
When we go back to Chicago, we will stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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