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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

1.0 km from Chicago centre
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  • Pool
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221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601-7801
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State College, Pennsylvania
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can't say enough about this hotel. I haven't stayed in a Radisson Blu before but will remember the brand now. Room had a great view and I loved the hardwood floors. I didn't use any of the facilities but the coffee shop but I was pleased with my purchase.

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moconnor2416 - Thank you for the review! Robert Shelley, General Manager

Danville, Illinois
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Visited on business recently. Every staff member was absolutely outstanding. They allowed us to check in early to leave our bags and freshen up before a meeting. They upgraded us to a beautiful lake front room free. The view in the morning and evening was breathtaking. We had a room next to us that was having a party still at...

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kidsmom2003 - I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that our staff was courteous and helpful. My apologies for your experience with the neighbors but I'm happy to see it was taken care of. I hope you'll be staying with us again during your next Chicago visit. Robert Shelley, General Manager

Cicero, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not a 5 star hotel, but a good-quality, honest kind of place. The rooms are comfortable and well done out. I slept well. The public rooms are brightly and to my mind quite attractively decorated. The staff are helpful. The bar is pleasant. I did not experience any of the cuisine here, but I imagine it is satisfactory. Little to...

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Michael B - Thank you for the review. We hope you'll be staying with us during your next Chicago visit. Robert Shelley General Manager

Pickering, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the cleanliness of the hotel and the friendly staff. From the time I was greeted at the door by the door men to walking down the hallway to my room I was greeted with smiling faces by the staff. My room was quite and well maintained, had a beautiful view of the water front with a fantastic washroom.

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igray101 - Thank you! I'm so happy to see you enjoyed your stay. We welcome you back any time! Robert Shelley General Manager

Leesville, LA, United States
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Fort Myers, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel location is great, within walking distance to many areas. The staff is friendly and helpful. The room was much small, but it worked with the layout. My room had a king size bed (very comfortable), my girlfriend and I, we opted for a microwave and a fridge and we still never felt cramp. The room also has 2...

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Jo060 - Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for fellow travelers. I'm glad you enjoyed your accommodations and the style of the hotel. Let me offer our sincerest apologies for your experience during your second night. We do hope you'll be staying with us again in the future. Robert Shelley General Manager

Houston, United States
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HAARLEM, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From and architect and interior design point of view it was an excellent stay. As well as for the very friendly staff. Chilling in the lobby, eating at the bar. It was all good. Beautiful room with great view.

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781base - Thank you. The Aqua is an iconic building and great hotel for architecture and design enthusiasts, and I'm glad to see you enjoyed it! Robert Shelley General Manager

East Lansing, Michigan
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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
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Cuisines: Italian, American
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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 

Additional Information about Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

Address: 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601-7801
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $191 - $610 (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
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#6 Family Hotel in Chicago
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#15 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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“Ask for a view of city and water.”
 of 5 bubbles moconnor2416, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Clarify what kind of "view" you are paying for & specify.”
 of 5 bubbles GAR8601, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on south side have limited lake views - you're looking between tall buildings but a view nonetheless”
 of 5 bubbles chrismF4370GV, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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