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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

Radisson BluUS$269*
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#19 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
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GreenLeadersPlatinum level
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I had a conference nearby and we arrived a few days early to visit Chicago's tourist attractions. To start the review, in my opinion, the location cannot be beat. We could walk to Michigan Avenue, the Navy Pier, Millennium and Maggie Daly Park, the Lakeshore and the River Walk. It was a short ride to the Museum Campus and Willis...

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

Good afternoon, Thanks for taking the time to write us about your recent stay at the Blu! I am sorry about the miscommunication about the request for a refrigerator in your room. The information you were given at the time you requested it a week prior to arriving was indeed incorrect and we should have notified you at that time...

Milton Keynes, Bucks
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights at the start of our Route 66 trip. Pros Location is excellent, walking distance from the river, Lake and Millennium park. Room is very trendy with very comfortable bed Fantastic rain fall shower Cons Staff were ok, but not overly friendly. Lifts are a bit of a pain, certain ones for hotel use and others for...

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

Tim, Great to hear from you, thanks for writing us! Sounds like you enjoyed your stay overall! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Hope that you had a great rest of the trip on Route 66. Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and two eight year old grandsons accompanied me to Chicago for a conference. We chose to stay at Radisson Blu Aqua and were very pleased with all aspects of our stay. The facilities were outstanding and the service was exceptional. Highly recommended.

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

James, Thanks for your review! I'm thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay overall. Thanks so much for choosing the Blu and we look forward to welcoming you both back again soon. Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

Wixom, Michigan
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

12 of us stayed here for our 50th birthday July 31-Aug 2. Prices were a bit more than a few other hotels in the same area, but they did have a outdoor pool and fire pit. And that's where the problems start. The fire pit in inoperable during the whole stay due to a broken part. I've worked with contractors...

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am truly sorry that your group had a disappointing stay and that our team was not more responsive to your requests. I also apologize that the fire pit was closed for maintenance and that the towels were not replenished in a more timely fashion. We do have ice machines...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The hotel offered early check-in and late check-out when requested for my overnight stay. The hotel takes lower levels of a residential building with a unique architectural design. The pool and deck area on the third floor and the gym and basketball court on the second floor are huge and shared by hotel guests and residents. The room is quite...

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

Thanks for writing us. I'm happy to read that you enjoyed your experience with us. I'm sorry that our elevators ran slow, we are aware that they can be that way on higher occupancy day. We appreciate your feedback on it and I will be sharing your comments with my team so that we can provide more timely elevator service....

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Stayed three nights, two queen beds on the 11th floor. Great room, nice balcony. The room was clean. We did have an issue with the shower draining slowly, however the maintenance guy came up extremely quickly to fix it. The staff was all very friendly, each time we came in and left the hotel. The bar was fun, watched the...

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

Thanks for writing us! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the hotel. Sounds like you were able yo enjoy your time using some of the great amenities the property had to offer. Thanks so much for choosing the Blu and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

Kansas City
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The hotel is new and clean. We stayed in a suite with a separate living room with tv and pull out couch and a bedroom area; there is no door between the living area and bedroom and the bedroom had a tv and a had a balcony. The bathroom had a VERY small bathroom vanity - size of a pedestal...

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us about your recent stay at the hotel. I'm sorry to hear that you were not pleased with the layout and design of the guestroom. I can understand, that if you have a baby sleeping in the room, it can get a little noisy. Overall I hope that you enjoyed the...

Boonville
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Glad I was not paying. Convention. No bathtub. The shower had a wand but to keep it operating you had to keep a lever held continually with your other hand. Modern design kept it from being very private in bathroom or shower. No fridge except mini bar, not used, so had to keep a cooler in room. Slow check-in (arrived...

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

Mary, Thank you for taking the time to write us about your recent experience at the hotel. I'm sorry to hear that you were not 100% happy with your guestroom. We do actually offer rooms with soaking tubs, upon request. Should you decide to give us another try, be sure to ask for a room with the tub, I think...

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Do not go anywhere else in the Windy City! We adored the room, the facilities, the service and the staff. The room is unusually cool and comfortable at the same time. The lobby as well. We just loved it all. THE BEST!

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

Lisa, Thanks so much for writing us! I'm thrilled to read that you you loved your stay with us. Thanks so much for choosing the Blu and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 12 August 2016

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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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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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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  • 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 

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Address: 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601-7801
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $274 - $654 (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
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#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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