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

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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

4.5 star property

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 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
  • Individually-wrapped food options
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.)37 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. Chicago Theatre and Art Institute of Chicago are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier. Chicago Children's Museum and Field Museum of Natural History are not to be missed. 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) - 37 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Palm Chicago - 2 min walk
  • Aon Center - 5 min walk
  • Stetson Ave & South Water St - 5 min walk
  • Sweetwater - 5 min walk
  • MingHin Cuisine - 5 min walk

About this property

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

Luxury Chicago hotel in Downtown Chicago, walk to Chicago Riverwalk
This smoke-free hotel features an indoor pool, a restaurant, and a 24-hour health club. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a rooftop terrace, and a 24-hour business center are onsite. All 334 rooms offer free WiFi, room service, and coffee makers. Other amenities available to guests include free local calls, free bottled water, and hair dryers. Housekeeping is available on request.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago offers 334 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. This Chicago hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. 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. Housekeeping is offered on request and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

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

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
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 5 and up; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 1 days prior to check-in
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

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

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
  • 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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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
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 5 and up; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 1 days prior to check-in

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
Welcoming dogs and cats only
2 per room (up to 60 lbs)
Food and water bowls are available
Service animals are welcome, and 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
  • In-room bottled water

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 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

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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Chicago Aqua Hotel
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Chicago Radisson Blu
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Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 769 out of 1463 reviews
5 - Excellent 53%
Rating 4 - Good. 321 out of 1463 reviews
4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 186 out of 1463 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 95 out of 1463 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 92 out of 1463 reviews
1 - Terrible 6%

4.2/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.1/5

Eco-friendliness

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Location is a plus the building is unique. Stay tarnished by the events/crowds/shooting in millennium park close to hotel. Rooms are a little dark and i couldnt figure out how to make lighting brighter.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
the location is perfect, close to everything, the parking although a little expensive very convenient! Housekeeping was not very good!!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The hotel itself was very nice, but the air conditioner in the room wouldn’t continue running even if we had the fan setting on, I slipped in the shower (which was actually in the handicap accessible room), some of the lights were burnt out and some of the switches didn’t seem to work.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very relaxing And pleasant stay
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with group, Business traveler
Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness
We found bed bugs and my friend got bite all over his arm and body. Wouldn’t stay there again :-/
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022