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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

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221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601-7801
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#55 of 208 hotels in Chicago
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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 upper upscale tier of our global hotel brand, focusing on design, style and attention to detail in every respect.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Billiards
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking garage
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Spa
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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msaave200860 wrote a review Aug 11
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Great Hotel. Pricey but worth the location, service and amenities. We made reservation at this hotel specifically for pool availability during COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of booking, it advertised pool was open until 11PM. Close to day of reservation we received notification there was no pool availability. We we showed up the pool was available only until 6PM. Due to all of this confusion, we got a discount in our rate which I feel was fair. Overall, I feel situation was handled appropriately and service was good.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Dear msaave200860, Thank you for your review and for taking the time to share your comments. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We sincerely apologize for the confusion regarding the outdoor pool availability - the pool is currently open to hotel guests from 5 AM - 6 PM. Unfortunately, the pool had to be closed for maintenance over a couple days last week that coincided with your arrival but we're happy to hear that you were still able to enjoy it throughout your stay. We appreciate your feedback, and hope for the opportunity to welcome you again soon.
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adrianm51st wrote a review Aug 10
Cicero, Illinois1 contribution1 helpful vote
The luxury and detail in the room is amazing, but all of that didn't matter seeing how a pair of socks where left behind. Upon seeing the dirty tray in the minibar made us question if Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel truly follows the COVID-19 guidelines and properly disinfect their rooms.
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Dear adrianm51st, Thank you for your review and for taking the time to share your feedback. On behalf of the entire team, we sincerely apologize for the condition of your guest room upon arrival. This is not up to our standards and I can assure you we are addressing these comments internally to ensure a similar situation does not occur in the future. Should there be anything we can do for you regarding your recent visit, please do not hesitate to contact us at (312) 565-5258. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention, and hope for another opportunity to exceed your expectations.
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Brittney219M wrote a review Aug 7
Hotel was beautiful. We absolutely loved our balcony city view! Our room wasn't clean but we got switched to another room, no problem and it was perfect! I was pretty upset we found out the pool was closed due to glass breaking inside but we understand things happen! Staff were nice! Im a huge Starbucks lover and they have one inside.. that was a plus! Definitely will be planning another trip soon and staying at this hotel..
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Paola M wrote a review Aug 2
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Looking for a nice getaway for my family, this hotel is absolutely amazing. From the first day until the last day we enjoyed every single moment. I would highly recommend. Great for family and couples.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear X9830ITpaolam, Thank you for your review! We're delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit. Your recommendation is highly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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Peacegirl23 wrote a review Jul 2020
Detroit, Michigan5 contributions7 helpful votes
I selected the Blu Aqua because it had a balcony and park view. I enjoyed the view, but I wish there were chairs to sit out on the balcony to enjoy the sunset/weather. Housekeeping was ceased due to COVID, understandable. When I called for extra items, they arrived fast to my room. Location was good. We were able to walk most places. There is a CVS next to this hotel, helpful. There is also a fire station on the other side, we didn't have any noise issue on our side. The restaurant was opened, food was okay. We were able to sit outside to eat. The outside pool was opened, there were group gatherings, I assumed for a birthday party.. I saw cupcakes. But they were not a bother to us, its a huge lap pool.
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$207 - $418 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentral / Downtown / The Loop / New East Side
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Millennium Park (0.3 miles), Cloud Gate (0.3 miles), and Drunk Shakespeare (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe, Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop, and Intelligentsia Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Chicago.
Are any cleaning services offered at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.