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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

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Chicago, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Modern but cozy hotel in a central location. I stayed in a smaller room without a fancy view, but it still felt luxurious and was very fancy. Amenities were great...loved the automatic minibar. only complaint is that I don't like waterfall showers because they make me feel like I'm drowning.

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Howell, Michigan
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family of 4 had a great stay at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. Before our stay my husband called to let them know we were coming to Chicago to celebrate our 8 year daughter's birthday. They kindly asked what we would be doing on our visit. He mentioned we would be going to the American Girl Doll Store as...

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Fort Collins
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to see Chicago and "Hamilton" and couldn't have selected a better location. Walking distance even with rain and great view of the lake and Millenium Park. Concierge was remarkably helpful in getting us around and hotel wa fun as well as convenient. River architectural tour especially recommended!

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artgecko1 - I'm happy to see you enjoyed your stay and Chicago visit! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and welcome you back to the Blu any time! Robert Shelley General Manager

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stay here because we like to explore the different options in the downtown Chicago. First of all, the outside of the hotel is gorgeous. The wave-like feeling is refreshing in the area. The hotel is almost new and their decoration is quite interesting. Our room had a floor with sparkling dots all over it. The walls were decorated with...

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LeitoCarvajal84 - Thank you for your kind words! I'm so happy to see you enjoyed the modern design of the room and hotel. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll be joining us again during your next visit. Robert Shelley General Manager

New York City, New York
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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel. Excellent room. Very clean with a great view of the city. By far - the best hotel I've stayed at in Chicago. I also lived in downtown Chicago for 5 years. Excellent top-notch service by all hotel staff.

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Davis S - Thank you for your kind review! I'm so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay from the room to our staff and what an honor it is to be your top Chicago pick. Your words are truly appreciated and we look forward to your next stay. Robert Shelley General Manager

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Franklin, United States
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After 2 days on a train from Portland to Chicago, the Radisson was just what we needed. Luxury and comfort in the spacious rooms. Extremely comfortable and capacious bed. Great bathroom with a bath you could swim in! Staff are friendly and professional. Overall great experience.

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Olwyn B - I'm so happy to see that you were able to enjoy your stay after your long travels. We appreciate you choosing the Blu and hope you'll be staying with us again during your next visit! Robert Shelley General Manager

Santiago, Chile
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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago is the contemporary debut of Radisson Blu in North America. A true representation of the brand, it is designed to become a destination in itself. Radisson Blu is the luxury division of our global hotel brand, focusing on design, style and attention to detail in every respect. ... more   less 

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Address: 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601-7801
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $195 - $594 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 334
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#1 Green Hotel in Chicago
#5 Business Hotel in Chicago
#6 Family Hotel in Chicago
#7 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#14 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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“Room 1402 had great views”
 of 5 bubbles 908kendrar, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the upper floors. The view from there is amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles LeitoCarvajal84, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Corner rooms have double views to the downtown area.”
 of 5 bubbles CarlosR542, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors have stunning views”
 of 5 bubbles gabichez15, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Best rooms are in the 18th floor but the price is a little expensive”
 of 5 bubbles jordi93, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
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