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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, Chicago

Luxury hotel with indoor pool, near Chicago Riverwalk

  • Free WiFi
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$268 CAD

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221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, 60601, IL, United States of America
8.4.Very Good.
  • Housekeeping was excellent. Usually we have to call for something but they replaced…

    Mar. 4, 2020

  • Lovely property with great location and stunning views of the city. Check-in was simple…

    Feb. 1, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safety Protocol (Radisson), SafeStay (AHLA - USA), and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Safe
Dining options
Shopping
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 334 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Indoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace

What’s around

  • In The Loop
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 2 min walk
  • Grant Park - 4 min walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 8 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 10 min walk
  • House of Blues Chicago - 11 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, View (NonSmoking)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, View
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, City View (NonSmoking)
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Park View
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Park View
  • Business Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Business Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Park View (Corner NonSmoking)
  • Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, Park View (NonSmoking)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, City View (NonSmoking)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, City View (NonSmoking)

Location

221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, 60601, IL, United States of America
  • In The Loop
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 2 min walk
  • Grant Park - 4 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In The Loop
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 2 min walk
  • Grant Park - 4 min walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 8 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 10 min walk
  • House of Blues Chicago - 11 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 13 min walk
  • Navy Pier - 19 min walk
  • Water Tower Place - 19 min walk
  • John Hancock Center - 21 min walk
  • Willis Tower - 25 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 39 min drive
  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 29 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 48 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 7 min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 17 min walk
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 2 min drive
  • Randolph-Wabash Station - 8 min walk
  • State Station - 8 min walk
  • Lake Station - 10 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 334 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 18 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • 2 per room (up to 60 lbs)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (USD 51 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Basketball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 13
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 28000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 2601

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Visual fire alarm

Languages Spoken

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

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available

Freshen up

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

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free bottled water

More

  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

FireLake - This restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

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.

Small print

Also known as

  • Aqua Hotel Chicago
  • Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
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  • Chicago Aqua Hotel
  • Chicago Hotel Aqua
  • Chicago Radisson Blu
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  • Hotel Aqua Chicago
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Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 51 per night

Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 18 and USD 75 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge

Service animals exempt from fees

Policies

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.

For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

The seasonal pool is open from June to September.

Pool access available from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safety Protocol (Radisson).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

This property is licensed under an applicable law. Property Registration Number Hotel License

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per night

  • Resort fee: USD 29.36 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Pool access
  • Spa access (may be limited)
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access (may be limited)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs USD 51 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Yes, cats and dogs stay free, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 60 lbs per pet. A pet fee will be charged. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, FireLake. Nearby restaurants include American Craft Kitchen & Bar (3-min walk), Aon Center (5-min walk), and Stetson Ave & South Water St (5-min walk).
  • Have fun with nearby activities like hiking and rock climbing. Additional recreation onsite includes basketball. Enjoy a swim in the indoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a seasonal outdoor pool and a 24-hour health club. Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago also has an arcade and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
8.4.Very Good.
  • 6.0.Good

    The hotel it self is very nice and very close to Millennium Park. The staff at the front desk was helpful, the service in the restaurant was terrible. We were very disappointed in that. We tried to use the pool and hot tub the 1st night and couldn't stay longer then 2 minutes in the area...the chemicals were so strong our eyes burned for hours after. They didn't seem to care regarding that. I wouldn't recommend this hotel considering how many are in the area.

    Deborah, 3 night family trip, Dec. 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location is excellent. Facility is quite new and in good repair. All staff we interacted with cared about us and our experience. I would go back.

    RK, 2 night romance trip, Nov. 16, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    goof location - everything is within walking distance.

    2 night trip, Oct. 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It was great. Excellent service. Will return. Thanks

    3 night business trip, Sep. 25, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    The hotel was good. Very well located. But the room was very disappointing.

    2 night romance trip, Sep. 13, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great location and service- great view to the city from room

    2 night business trip, Sep. 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved the outdoor bbq and pool areas food in Filinis upstairs was 5star and Ashley Bolton went above and beyond to make our stay exceptional

    3 night romance trip, Aug. 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Vicinity to all downtown attractions and the excellent buffet breakfast daily. Concierge very helpful

    1 night family trip, Aug. 11, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Hotel located next to the fire station, therefore you hear sirens time to time. Indoor pool is being renovated. Outdoor pool is nice but cold. Overall- nice hotel with reasonable price. Location is perfect.

    2 night family trip, Jul. 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The entire staff, including housekeeping, go out of their way to be helpful and be sure you are enjoying your stay. Very friendly.

    3 night romance trip, Jul. 3, 2019

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