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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

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Exterior
Indoor pool, seasonal outdoor pool, free cabanas, sun loungers
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
Luxury hotel with indoor pool, near Chicago Riverwalk

8.0/10 Very good

1,343 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
Map
221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL, 60601

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Chicago
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 2 min walk
  • Grant Park - 4 min walk
  • Michigan Avenue - 5 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 5 min walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 8 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 10 min walk
  • Navy Pier - 17 min walk
  • Willis Tower - 25 min walk
  • Soldier Field - 36 min walk
  • Lake Michigan - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 30 min drive
  • Chicago O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 41 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 49 min drive
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 2 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 7 min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 17 min walk
  • Randolph-Wabash Station - 8 min walk
  • State Station - 8 min walk
  • Lake Station - 10 min walk

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

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago features a rooftop terrace and puts you within a 5-minute walk of Michigan Avenue. Guests can hang out at the indoor pool or seasonal outdoor pool, or grab a bite to eat at FireLake, which serves lunch and dinner. This luxurious hotel also features a bar/lounge, a 24-hour health club, and a 24-hour fitness center. The helpful staff and central location get good marks from fellow travelers. Public transportation is just a short walk: Randolph-Wabash Station is 8 minutes and State Station is 8 minutes.

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

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 334 rooms
  • Arranged over 18 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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 (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, 2 per room, up to 60 lbs per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (USD 54 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Basketball
  • Beach nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rentals/tours nearby

Working away

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

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Pool loungers

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2011
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • 24-hour health club
  • An indoor pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Art gallery on site
  • Arcade/game room

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Pool hoist on site

Languages

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

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Cable/satellite TV channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • 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.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per night

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • 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)
    • In-room bottled water

Optional extras

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

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

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per night

Pets

  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per pet, per day, plus a one-time cleaning fee of USD 100

Parking

  • Self parking costs USD 54 per night
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from June to September

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

Contactless room service is available.

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).

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.

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 welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?
As of 28 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago on 12 Feb 2023 start from CA $168, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?
Yes, there's an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 60 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 75.00 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 54 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago and nearby?
Onsite recreation at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago 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.
Are there restaurants at or near Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, FireLake. Nearby restaurants include American Craft Kitchen & Bar (3-min walk), Stetson Ave & South Water St (4-min walk), and Sweetwater (5-min walk).
What's the area around Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago like?
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago is in Downtown Chicago, a short 8-minute walk from Randolph-Wabash Station and 17 minutes' walk from Navy Pier. The local area is central and popular for its beaches.

Reviews

8.0

Very good

8.2/10

Cleanliness

8.3/10

Staff & service

8.1/10

Amenities

8.3/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.2/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Exceptional

Kenny made our stay!
Kenny was amazing at check-in. We love the Blu Aqua
Lloyd, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Unsatisfied don’t recommend
I went for my birthday and I was bothered by the stuff the whole time I was there. I didn’t enjoy myself. You will get charged a $30 “resort fee” to use their amenities. If you stayed at any other hotel like I have you should not be charged for things in the hotel that you probably won’t use. You will be charged whether you use them or not. It will be taken out of your $100 deposit. Out of all of the hotel that I have stayed at downtown Chicago this was my least favorite. I would never stay here again very disappointed.
Brittani, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel. Loved the location and the balcony!!
Theron, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Josiah, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Allison, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Amenities
Great hotel and staff. The only complaint is housekeeping was not timely when we requested a couple items such as a coffee refill in our room.
Stephanie, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very nice room and amenities. Well worth the price of the room. However, it would be nice if they validated to parking.
Juan, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

There was no parking space available when I returned to the hotel
Robert, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Awesome
The staff was very nice, knowledgeable & accommodating. My mother & I had a wonderful time. The lemon drops were delicious l!!!!!
Melissa, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place!
We had a great stay! Thank you!
Doug, 2-night family trip
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