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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

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Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, free cabanas, sun loungers
Lunch, dinner and brunch served
Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Lunch, dinner and brunch served

Overview of Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

VIP Access

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

4.5 star property
8.0 out of 10 Very Good
8.0/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL, 60601

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMillennium Park5 min walk
  • Popular LocationGrant Park9 min walk
  • Popular LocationNavy Pier3 min drive
  • AirportChicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.)38 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located near the beach, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago is in Downtown Chicago, a neighborhood in Chicago with good shopping. Chicago Theatre and Art Institute of Chicago are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Soldier Field or McCormick Place. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including segway rentals/tours. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Millennium Park - 5 min walk
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 7 min walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 8 min walk
  • Grant Park - 9 min walk
  • Navy Pier - 3 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Swissôtel Chicago Lobby Lounge - 2 min walk
  • BIG Bar - 3 min walk
  • Palm Restaurant The - 2 min walk
  • American Craft Kitchen & Bar - 3 min walk
  • Columbus Tap - 2 min walk

About this property

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

4.5-star luxury hotel near Grant Park
Located close to Millennium Park and Navy Pier, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago 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. In-room WiFi, with speed of 25+ Mbps, is available to all guests, along with a garden and an arcade/game room.
Additional perks include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool and an indoor pool, with free cabanas and sun loungers
  • Limo/town car service, full breakfast (surcharge), and valet parking (surcharge)
  • An electric car charging station, express check-out, and smoke-free premises
  • Wedding services, multilingual staff, and a front-desk safe
  • Guest reviews speak well of the central location and helpful staff
Room features
All 334 rooms boast comforts such as laptop-compatible safes and air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like free bottled water and WiFi. 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.


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


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi
  • In-room WiFi speed: 25+ Mbps

Parking and transportation

  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Limo/town car service
  • Self parking on site (USD 59 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 75 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Daily full breakfast available 8:00 AM–1:00 PM for a fee: USD 18–75 per person
  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A restaurant

Restaurants on site

  • FireLake

Things to do

  • 24-hour health club
  • Arcade/game room
  • Art gallery
  • Basketball
  • Indoor pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Free crib
  • Indoor pool
  • Mini-fridge
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Housekeeping on request
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 13 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour business center
  • 28,000 square feet of conference space


  • Barbecue grill
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool loungers
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible gym
  • 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 on site


  • Ballroom
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Free crib
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)


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


  • Cable/satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Limited room service
  • Mini-fridge


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

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


Check-out before noon
Express check-out available

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 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 per pet)
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


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:
  • Business center/computer access
  • Fitness center access
  • Health club access
  • In-room bottled water
  • Internet access
  • Pool access
  • Spa access

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

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: approximately USD 18–75 per person
  • Self parking fee: USD 59 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 75 per night (in/out privileges)
  • 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

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
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 Jun 2, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago on Jun 18, 2023 start from $201.95, 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 59 per night. Valet parking is available for USD 75 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 10-minute walk of Aon Center, Millennium Park, and Grant Park. Chicago Riverwalk and Chicago Theatre are also within 10 minutes. Randolph-Wabash Station is 8 minutes by foot and State Station is 8 minutes.



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2/10 Terrible

Tommy Laurent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Honestly could not recommend. The hotel is conveniently located, has an amazing gym and the staff is very friendly but at the end of the day you go to a hotel for a good night sleep and that was simply impossible to do here. We had a room that was located right next to the elevator and it kept us up throughout the night (even while I was wearing ear plugs because there’s just zero soundproofing). I mentioned this via text to the hotel and no one even bothered to respond. The rooms also show signs of decay (little bits chipped out of the wall and such) and towels would often have lipstick stains and such on them from previous guests.
Stayed 6 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Location the property staff everything was worth it. Thank you blu.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

6/10 Okay

Jaime, Indianapolis

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Checked in at 3:30pm and wasn’t given our room till 7:30pm. Being a VIP access hotel I requested the late check out and free room upgrade and staff acted as if they know nothing about those perks. Expedia should have properties trained in this.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Love the hotel
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

4/10 Poor


Traveled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
Arrived at 3:30p for a 3p check in. Had to wait over 3 and a half hours for them to have our room ready. Then we only had one large towel and a couple small ones for our stay. Had to find our own. Parking was horrendous, confusing and expensive. They did give us drink vouchers for the delayed check in but the bar closed at 10p and reopened at noon the next day so was unable to utilize when we wanted. Breakfast was disappointing but adequate. The room was nice all in all and the balcony was good but had no furniture on it. I would not stay here again.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Check in was at 3pm got there at 7:40pm and was told room was almost ready just needed to be inspected and waited over a half hour for room to be ready
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Room and bathroom not very clean for this type of hotel. Ice machine broken. Had difficulty getting someone to bring. Hostess in restaurant not friendly. I was surprised by these things. Beautiful property, location and view. Thank you.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Manuel, San Sebastian

Traveled with family