I have stayed at this location a week after opening last year. As I am traveling overseas soon for an extended period, I decided to take my 3-yr daughter for three nights to do. . . well fun stuff. Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Sears Tower (yes, people that live in the Chicagoland area still call it that) and watch the fireworks from our lake view balcony.
Overall my experience was great, although the temperatures hovered around 100 F. As with any 3-yr, my daughter wanted to go to pool A LOT. Prior to checking in, I spoke to the chief concierge and he assured me there is a smaller pool for kids. Agreed, there is. However, unbeknownst to the concierge, each time I ventured to the pool, sadly it was a 20 something year old drunken fest. At one point, there were over 15 young adults in the kid's pool attempting to play volleyball (with no net and while holding a beer in one hand). Eventually, we managed to swim, but I have to admit I was turned off by this sight. I did not report this to the hotel. The hotel shares the pool with those that live in the Aqua Tower so I cannot place blame on the Radisson entirely.
As for the room, it was spotless, lovely and fully functional. The hotel upgraded me to a beautiful view of the lake.
I would certainly stay here again and may do so in October. For those of you who have children and want to use the pool, I want to set your expectations on what you may see, especially on the weekends.
- 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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