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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

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Chicago, Illinois
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I attended an event at the Radisson Blu hotel on April 6, and I was really impressed with the staff who worked in the hotel, and especially the catering staff who worked the event. In particular, a staff member named Razvan was extremely friendly and helpful. Razvan and the other staff members were all very efficient and swift with their...

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Mackinaw, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed on the 11th floor overlooking the park and Lake Michigan. It was a site to behold. The staff was extremely accommodating. The concierge, Ruben was more than helpful in telling as what to do. We rode the city bus to get to the middle of Michigan Ave. cost was 2.25 pp. it was great. Much faster then the...

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Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

OskeewowwowIL - Thank you for staying with us! I'm so pleased to hear that our staff was accommodating and helpful. We pride ourselves on providing the best possible customer service to our guests and attention to the little details that make your visit extra special. We're lucky to be located within such an iconic building and the details of the...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great service in all respects. Wedding reception attendant was extremely helpful with handicapped wife. All hotel service members very helpful and courteous. Slight glitch in booking resulted in upgraded room.

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Robert S, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

charlessY204ZN, thank you for the review. I'm happy you enjoyed the wedding and your overall experience at the Blu. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Robert Shelley, General Manager

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and I stayed at the Radisson Blu hotel this weekend to celebrate her 8th grade graduation. Hotel is beautiful. Front desk was very accommodating. The pool was wonderful- we were still swimming past the 11 pm close time and they did not kick us out. There was a serviceman named Omar who saw us coming off the elevator...

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Robert S, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

tgi730, thank you for choosing the Blu to celebrate your daughters big day! I'm so pleased to see that our staff was accommodating and helpful and that you enjoyed your stay. The outdoor pool is great in the summer and we look forward to your next visit. Robert Shelley, General Manager

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not only was I lucky enough to be spending my 50th birthday with my 3 incredible sisters but also had incredible people at the hotel truly make our stay! We were upgraded (without asking) to the business floor which included a continental breakfast and a "happy hour" in the evening with complimentary wine/beer and munchies. Our room was wonderful and...

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Robert S, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Janice F, thank you for the kind review and recommendation. I'm so happy to see you enjoyed your birthday at the Blu. I have shared your thoughtful sentiments with the team, who look all look forward to welcoming you back again. Robert Shelley, General Manager

Newark, Delaware
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't get me wrong the hotel is beautiful and well kept, but we were woken up at least once a night by extremely loud sirens as our room was facing the Fire Station. If I had known that I may not have stayed here, or payed the extra $$ for a park view room on the other side. Besides that,...

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Bay Shore, New York
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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This has never happened to me & I am still in shock. I made the reservation via the call center (vs using my trusted TripAdviser or other online services) in January! Flew into Chicago and arrived to check in 10pm. We were told that the hotel was sold out and that we we being offered a room around the corner...not...

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Robert S, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Mike F, I do apologize for the inconvenience that we caused you. This is certainly not a reflection of our standard operation. It's my understanding that our team has been in touch with you and the situation rectified. Again, I am truly sorry for your experience and I hope we get the opportunity to exceed your expectations soon. Robert Shelley,...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful room, comfortable, clean, and good service. Everyday as I came and left, the doorman remembered my name and said good morning or good evening to me. They were so helpful, when I asked how to get somewhere. Excellent selection of channels for the cable service, nice little clock radio that had an iPhone dock so I could listen to...

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Robert S, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Allison K, thank you for sharing your review. I'm happy to see that all the little things helped to make your experience that much more enjoyable. We have a great team here at the Blu and really care about providing you with the best service possible. Robert Shelley, General Manager

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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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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Filini
Filini
Cuisines: Italian, American
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • 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 upper upscale tier 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: $279 - $659 (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
#16 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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“I'm guessing higher floor rooms have amazing views. I was on the south side and on a lower floor and noise wasn't an issue.”
hvnfuninmn10, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Corner rooms!!!”
stoulson, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the corner, the balcony wraps around for a beautiful view”
jazzprevo, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get the rooms with wood floors (they are much lighter and better for older eyes.)”
syali, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with wood floors. The carpeted rooms are musty and not yet updated.”
jadenfalconeediting, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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