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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

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#19 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
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Mid Coast Maine, Maine
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Beautifully appointed hotel in the heart of Chicago. Walking distance to the River Walk, Navy Pier, shopping, and great restaurants. Customer Service was excellent with particularly friendly, helpful staff.

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

Stuart, It's great to hear from you, thanks for writing us! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. Thanks so much for choosing the Blu and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

Coppell, United States
Reviewed August 9, 2016

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed August 9, 2016

I don't know where to start, this is the first time I am writing a negative Review as I have never been so irritated in a hotel before. Partly my frustration comes due to high expectations as I am a regular customer of this hotel chain in Europe where I never had issues. It started with the unavailability of my...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us about your experience. I am truly sorry to hear of all of the discrepancies you noted that you had encountered during your stay with us. In regard to your check in process, if it was past 3pm standard check in time, I can understand your frustration with having to wait after...

Reviewed August 9, 2016

The Radisson Blu was such a cool hotel. the ambience reminds you of a hip South Beach club. The friendly nature and helpfulness of every single staff member did not go unnoticed. Even the maid left me a personal note near my toiletries telling me to have a nice day and the next day to have a nice trip. The...

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

Ron, What a wonderful review, thanks so much for taking the time to write it! I can't tell you how thrilled I am to hear about your comfortable and accommodating stay! Having that personal touch, like a note from the housekeeper really goes a long way. The sweet potato fries are one of my favorite as well, I'm glad that...

Listowel, Canada
Reviewed August 8, 2016

Travelling with my family (wife, son, daughter) for leisure and stayed 4 nights over the July 4 weekend. Room was spacious and well appointed and the balcony offered view of the city and most of Navy Pier. Located ideally for walking to river, Navy Pier, downtown, Millennium Park etc. Couldn't have asked for a better location with the family looking...

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

Dear jodiarch, It's great to hear from you, thanks so much for taking the time to write us! Sounds like you and the whole family truly enjoyed your stay with us. I'm glad to hear that you all were able to utilize our wonderful amenity space. I'm sorry about the conversation that you overheard at the front desk while checking...

Chicago, United States
Reviewed August 8, 2016

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Had a great stay at the Radisson Blu - our concierge Udo was very helpful, and gave us great restaurant recommendations. It was really ideally located for everything we wanted to do. The rooftop pool was perfect for dealing with the heatwave we experienced when we were there, and the fitness centre was top notch. Would definitely recommend!!!

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

Dear Wendy, Thank you for sharing your experience. I am honored that our team made such an impact on your stay, and I will be sure to share your kind words with Udo. I look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in the area! Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

Richmond Hill
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Radisson for 5 days on the 17th floor. The hotel room was a good size with comfortable mattress and pillows, the outdoor pool was clean and the VIP lounge was fabulous. The hotel is also centrally located which makes it easy to get around. Overall, an awsome stay.

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

Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay, especially the business lounge. I will be sure to share your compliments with our team. I look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in the area! Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

Leuven, Belgium
Reviewed August 5, 2016

Modern hotel, nicely decorated rooms, friendly staff, top location. Outside and inside pools with jacuzzi. Good restaurant at the base. Walking distance to the river and the Millennium Park. Quiet rooms.

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

Thank you for sharing your experience! I am happy that you had a great stay and that you loved the outside pool area! I am also glad that our location was ideal for everything you wanted to do in the city! I hope that we have another opportunity to welcome you back soon! Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

Kokomo, Indiana
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

My family and I had a wonderful stay at the Blu Aqua in Chicago. The staff really made our stay easy and catered to our every need. The hotel itself is within walking distance to Navy Pier and several points of interest in downtown Chicago. The rooms were flawless!

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

Thanks for writing us! I'm thrilled to hear about the wonderful experience you and your family had with us! Thanks for choosing the Blu and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Minibar
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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 upper upscale tier of our global hotel brand, focusing on design, style and attention to detail in every respect. ... more   less 

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Address: 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601-7801
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $198 - $483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 334
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#1 Green Hotel in Chicago
#5 Business Hotel in Chicago
#6 Family Hotel in Chicago
#7 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#16 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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“I'm guessing higher floor rooms have amazing views. I was on the south side and on a lower floor and noise wasn't an issue.”
hvnfuninmn10, 1 week ago | Read review
“Corner rooms!!!”
stoulson, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a room on the corner, the balcony wraps around for a beautiful view”
jazzprevo, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Get the rooms with wood floors (they are much lighter and better for older eyes.)”
syali, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a room with wood floors. The carpeted rooms are musty and not yet updated.”
jadenfalconeediting, Mar 20, 2017 | Read review
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