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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

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Overview of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

4.5 star property

4.0/5 Very good

Top rated for staff & service (4.2/5)

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Map
221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL, 60601

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGrant Park4 min walk
  • Popular LocationMillennium Park10 min walk
  • Popular LocationNavy Pier17 min walk
  • AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)41 min drive

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About this area

Chicago

Located near the beach, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago is in Downtown Chicago, a neighborhood in Chicago with good shopping. Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Millennium Park and Chicago Riverwalk. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Soldier Field or United Center. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including segway rentals/tours. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Chicago Riverwalk - 2 min walk
  • Grant Park - 4 min walk
  • Cloud Gate - 9 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 10 min walk
  • Navy Pier - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Millennium Station - 7 min walk
  • Randolph-Wabash Station - 8 min walk
  • Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 41 min drive

Restaurants

  • American Craft Kitchen & Bar - 3 min walk
  • Stetson Ave & South Water St - 4 min walk
  • Sweetwater - 5 min walk
  • MingHin Cuisine - 5 min walk
  • Eggy's - 5 min walk

About this property

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

4.5-star luxury hotel near Millennium Park
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago is located close to Chicago Riverwalk and Michigan Avenue, and provides a rooftop terrace, an art gallery on site, and a coffee shop/cafe. The onsite restaurant, FireLake, features brunch. Enjoy the 24-hour health club, as well as activities like basketball. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a garden and an arcade/game room.
Additional perks include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool and an indoor pool, with free cabanas and sun loungers
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and limo/town car service
  • An electric car charging station, a ballroom, and laundry services
  • Smoke-free premises, a front desk safe, and multilingual staff
  • Guest reviews speak well of the central location and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago boast thoughtful touches such as laptop-compatible safes and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and free bottled water. Guest reviews speak positively of the comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, rollaway/extra beds (surcharge), and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and tubs or showers
  • Mini fridges, cable channels, and coffee/tea makers

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.

Languages

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

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 Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

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 54 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/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • FireLake

Things to do

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

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Mini-fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • 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

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
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable/satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Mini-fridge

More

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

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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 allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per pet, per day, plus a one-time cleaning fee of USD 100
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs and cats only
2 per room (up to 60 lbs)
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 17 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

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
  • In-room bottled water

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

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 18 and USD 75 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 54 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per pet, per day plus USD 100 one-time cleaning fee
  • 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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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 (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Parking height restrictions apply
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 5:00 AM–8:00 PM. One of the pools is closed seasonally each year from October 13 to May 31.

How much does it cost to stay at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?

As of Sept 27, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago on Oct 4, 2022 start from CA $318.14, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows cats and dogs (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 60 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 75.00 per pet, per day. A cleaning fee of USD 100 also applies. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?

Self parking is available for USD 54 per night.

What time is check-in at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?

Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago located?

Located in Downtown Chicago, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Chicago Riverwalk and Grant Park. Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue are also within 10 minutes. Randolph-Wabash Station is 8 minutes by foot and State Station is 8 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago and receive a full refund?

Yes, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.0

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 707 out of 1371 reviews
5 - Excellent 52%
Rating 4 - Good. 287 out of 1371 reviews
4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 183 out of 1371 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 99 out of 1371 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 95 out of 1371 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.1/5

Eco-friendliness

3/5 Okay

Olivia
Travelled with partner
Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Amenities are great! Finally getting the room you purchased isn’t. I waited roughly two hours to get a room (of note I arrived at 3pm which is when check in starts). Housekeeping took about an hour to receive the extra shampoo and body wash we requested. So with checking in at 4:45pm to have to check out by 12pm, not worth it to only be there for 19 hours. My first visit here was not too bad, really enjoyable, had the same check-in issue happen and wanted to give this hotel another shot. But this experience was discouraging..
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Scott
Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Love the swimming pool and the gym. Centrally located and convenient to most things, though it is about 10 minute walk to a train station. The pool had a bunch of trash in it (beer can, cigarette butt) when I swam on an early Sunday morning.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Joseph
Travelled with family, Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent location and the staff was very helpful.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

1/5 Terrible

Alexey, loveland
Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Old, dirty and outdated
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

2/5 Poor

Alex
Travelled with partner
Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
property is alright
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Gina
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
perfect location downtown. Easy walking distance to everything.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Christina
Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I really enjoyed my stay at the Radisson Blu - Chicago! This hotel was beautiful, clean and has everything for comfort pool, hot tub and sauna! But the two woman who work in Starbucks were rude and didn’t want to services us! I will never patronize that Starbucks!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

Ali
Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness
The room service was very bad they don’t clean your room unless you call them 100 times
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2022