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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

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221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601-7801
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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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Updated 10/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#69 of 221 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 )
Taxi service
Parking garage
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
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
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Bottled water
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Iron
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Jolvera1976 wrote a review Jan 8
Mexico City, Mexico1 contribution1 helpful vote
The hotel property is pretty good in the middle of everything, close to many restaurants and place of interest, that is the highlight of the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. The services at the hotel are poor, the furniture is some kind of old and with some lack of maintenance. Maid service is only available at guest request, sometimes the request are ignored… room was not clean when received at the check-in. Value and price are distant to be reasonable, far to be a 5 star hotel with Premium Rooms! Disappointed and wasted money.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Jim Marino, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to write. I was disappointed to read about your experience. We are undergoing a renovation and it sounds as if you were placed in one of our few remaining older room types. Please accept my apologies for the inconveniences you described. It is in no way typical and we would love to have you back, to experience the wonderful service and decor (in addition to a great location) that many rave about.
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bernadette420 wrote a review Jan 4
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If your searching for a Diamond boutique hotel - Radisson Blue Aqua is the perfect jewel! Beautiful property with a complimentary staff who are super accommodating! This is my home away from home! The hotel is clean and staff is super friendly and helpful..
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Jim Marino, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks Bernadette for your wonderful review! We look forward to your return.
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jujuman303 wrote a review Jan 3
1 contribution1 helpful vote
trash so bad. Room service never came They kept charging me for parking even though i paid to park for 3 days. Also they took 88 dollars from me when i asked for it back. Submitted a ticket and no one still refunded my money. Also they just trash and never again.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Jim Marino, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Responded 1 week ago
During the most difficult times with covid, we offered housekeeping service upon arrival and every third day. Trash and housekeeping services are now offered daily.
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stacieclaudio wrote a review Dec 2021
Austin, Texas1 contribution
I got a great rate for this hotel but wouldn’t pay full price. Room- no trash can, previous guests shorts and socks under a very dusty bed. Shower attachment did not work, dish tv stopped working. After requesting tp and towels on the morning of our 3rd day, finally had to go to the lobby that night to request again. I got them 15 min later. Beds were comfortable.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Jim Marino, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for writing. I was disappointed to read your note and have shared it with our Housekeeping team. Please accept our apologies. We are committed to the highest levels of cleanliness and sanitation and I'm confident that you will experience only that on future visits!
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sig571 wrote a review Dec 2021
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
Don’t stay here. The wifi is slow and unreliable. The restaurant was particularly bad. The parking overpriced. The review requires 200 characters but I’ve run out of ways to emphasize just how bad it was and if you’re still reading this none of my previous words have made a difference and I don’t really care.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Jim Marino, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for writing and allow me to apologize that we did not meet your expectations. The linen we use is the same as is used at the Four Seasons and is often complimented as soft and extremely comfortable. I will share your observations with the team and appreciate your feedback.
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PRICE RANGE
$207 - $418 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentral / Downtown / The Loop / New East Side
NUMBER OF ROOMS
334
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Frequently Asked Questions about Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago
Which popular attractions are close to Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago?
Nearby attractions include Millennium Park (0.3 miles), American Writers Museum (0.3 miles), and Jay Pritzker Pavilion (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago?
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, Chicago?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago?
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, Chicago?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe, Eggy's Diner Chicago, and Giordano's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago 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, Chicago?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.