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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

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Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

4.5 out of 5

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL, 60601

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGrant Park4 min walk
  • Popular LocationMillennium Park10 min walk
  • Popular LocationNavy Pier19 min walk
  • AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)39 min drive

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About this area

Chicago

Located near the beach, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago is in Chicago's The Loop neighborhood, an area with good shopping. Chicago Theatre and House of Blues Chicago are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Water Tower Place and Navy Pier. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Soldier Field, or consider Concord Music Hall for a night out. Enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails and rock climbing, or hop on a segway rental nearby and explore all the area has to offer. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Chicago Riverwalk - 2 min walk
  • Grant Park - 4 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 10 min walk
  • Cloud Gate - 12 min walk
  • Navy Pier - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Millennium Station - 7 min walk
  • Randolph-Wabash Station - 8 min walk
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 39 min drive

Restaurants

  • FireLake – Restaurant with a bar. Serves brunch, lunch, and dinner on select days. Kids' menu available.

About this property

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

Luxury Chicago hotel in The Loop, walk to Chicago Riverwalk
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour health club. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a rooftop terrace are onsite. All 334 rooms offer free WiFi, room service, and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free local calls, and free bottled water. Housekeeping is available on request.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago offers 334 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Chicago hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Refrigerators and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request.

An indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Safety Protocol (Radisson)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 51 per night)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–1:00 PM: USD 18-75 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Arcade/game room
  • Art gallery
  • Basketball
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Indoor pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space (28000 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 13

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Rooftop terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable/satellite channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator (on request)

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from October 13 to May 31:
  • One of the swimming pools

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets stay free
Dogs and cats welcome
2 per room (up to 60 lbs)
Service animals are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 29.36 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Spa access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 18 and USD 75 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 51 per night
  • A pet fee will be charged
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Property Registration Number Hotel License

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from June to September
Pool access available from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions; guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

Aqua Hotel Chicago
Chicago Aqua Hotel
Chicago Hotel Aqua
Chicago Radisson Blu
Chicago Radisson Blu Aqua
Hotel Aqua Chicago
Radisson Blu Aqua
Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago Hotel
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago Chicago
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago Hotel Chicago

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Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 882 out of 1549 reviews
5 - Excellent 57%
Rating 4 - Good. 363 out of 1549 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 157 out of 1549 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 81 out of 1549 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 66 out of 1549 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a very nice property. I loved the outdoor amenities. The pool was great, nice outdoor walking/running track, and plenty of seating and beautiful space to sit and quietly read, etc. The rooms were decent. I loved the glitzy flooring and rain shower. They could upgrade their TVs to a larger size and improve the bedding. I also loved that there was a restaurant, bar and satellite Starbucks coffee on site. We will return.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
dont use expedia to book a room here they trick u into getting a room u did not select
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Unfortunately we did not have a good stay. The rooms were not cleaned well at all, mold in the showers, opened beer cans and left over molded food left in the refrigerator, fingerprints all over the mirrors, the desk in the room had something spilled on it and the list goes on. Complained to the staff and all they could do was provide us with a free breakfast. Honestly would have rather paid for my own breakfast, NOT worth the money. Also, while waiting in line to check out and talk to the staff about our issues, another guest behind us said his room was the same. I understand that many hotels are understaffed, but the cleanliness was BAD.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Parking ramp full, had to find other parking spot in downtown Chicago. Only one restaurant in the hotel that you must make reservations for. Not travel friendly
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Booked this for the balconies. So after the kids went down, mom and dad had a place to hang out.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021