Our first stay at the Radisson Blu Aqua in Chicago started with the realization that I had accidentally cancelled our reservation. Chantal at the front desk was friendly and reassuring while she found another room for us. She even provided drink tickets so that we could wait in the bar, although she resolved everything so quickly they really weren't necessary. Bob, the hotel doorman, recommended the fantastic Wildberry restaurant, a short walk away, for breakfast in the morning. (If you go, try their signature pancakes.) He also chatted with us amiably while we waited for our van from valet parking when we later checked out. Everywhere we went in the hotel, we were greeted by friendly, professional staff who seemed genuinely happy to help us.
The room was modern in decor with one of the most comfortable beds I have ever had the pleasure to sleep upon. I was very happy to see eco-friendly features, such as the dual flush toilet and motion-sensor lighting. The bathroom amenities were very nice and I hope to model the shower for my next master bath after this one.
The hotel location worked great for us, and we walked everywhere. Michigan Avenue was just a few blocks away. We had tickets for a taping of "Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me!" at Chase Auditorium and we enjoyed taking in the sights, sounds and people on the walk there.
My husband ran on Lakeshore Drive, but I stayed indoors at the health club - a huge facility with a wide variety of equipment. While I enjoyed my run, opting to people watch out the glass front rather than turning on my treadmill TV, next time I hope to use the outdoor running track that is also available.
All in all, a great trip made even better by the quality of the hotel and the great care provided by its staff. We will definitely stay at the Blu Aqua again.
Upper floors provide more view - Millenium Park is off to one side. We were able to see Lake Michiga...
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Thank you for your review! I could not be happier that Chantal, Bob and all of our team helped make your stay exceptional. I am thrilled that you and your husband were both able to have your workout of choice and that our location was perfect for your needs. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon!
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All the best,
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