Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

221 North Columbus Drive, Loop, Chicago (IL), United States, 60601
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    Guest reviews

    8.5
    Excellent
    /10
    (35 reviews)See what guests said
    8.4
    Excellent

    "All the staff was super friendly and helpful at the front de..."

    Jessie

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    June 28, 2018

    8.9
    Excellent cleanliness

    Property highlights

    Things you'll love

    • 490 meters to public transportation

    • 980 meters to the beach

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.2
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    Exceptional location - Inside city center
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Aqua Tower0 m
  • Consulate of Canada170 m
  • McDonalds Cycle Center180 m
  • Harris Theater for Music and Dance210 m
  • Chicago Opera Theater230 m
  • Consulate of France260 m
  • Millennium Monument in Wrigley Square270 m
  • BP Pedestrian Bridge270 m
  • Daley Bicentennial Plaza Rink270 m
  • Daley Bicentennial Plaza Tennis Courts270 m
  • Value for money7.7
    Location rating9.2
    Nearest airportMidway International Airport (MDW)
    Distance to airport14.7 km
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    2 Queen Beds
    2 Queen Beds
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    • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 queen beds
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    2 Queen Beds with Balcony
    2 Queen Beds with Balcony
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    • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 queen beds
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    Premium Room-2 Queen Beds with Balcony
    Premium Room-2 Queen Beds with Balcony
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    • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 queen beds
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    Business Class-2 Queen Beds
    Business Class-2 Queen Beds
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    • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 queen beds
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    Business Class-King Bed
    Business Class-King Bed
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    • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    King Bed
    King Bed
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    City View with Balcony
    City View with Balcony
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed & 1 king bed
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    Ambassador Suite-King Bed
    Ambassador Suite-King Bed
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    • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    King Bed with Balcony
    King Bed with Balcony
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    • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Park View 1 King Bed
    Park View 1 King Bed
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed & 1 king bed
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    What people love about the property

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Loved staying here"

      Mark

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      November 16, 2016

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Top rooms give very nice view of the city."

      Abdullah

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      July 28, 2016

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Location near attractions helpful and attentive staff"

      Abdullah

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      July 28, 2016

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "Excellent service."

    Hiyasmin

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    December 14, 2016

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    What they offer

    8.8
    Excellent

    "I enjoyed my stay here."

    Hiyasmin

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    December 14, 2016

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    Agoda Reviews (35)Booking.com Reviews (1005)
    8.5
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    10
    Cleanliness8.9
    Facilities8.6
    Location9.2
    Room comfort and quality8.8
    Service8.8
    Value for money7.7
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    5.2
    Hiroyasu from United Kingdom
    Couple
    King Bed with Balcony
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018
    Ice-cold unfriendly staff”
    All the request I made at the time of booking as well as at the time of check-in were ignored. The response was a flat no, without any sorry or giving a reason for no. The hotel might be trying to create a cool atmosphere, but that does not mean the staff need to be cold-hearted without any hospitality mindset.
    Reviewed October 25, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jessie from United States
    Business traveler
    2 Queen Beds with Balcony
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
    Excellent”
    Checked our bags in early so we could sight-see. Got pre-registered and then got a text when our room was ready, which was right on time. All the staff was super friendly and helpful at the front desk. I did a request for a bathtub room and got blown away at being placed in a corner unit, with beautiful windows all around. The bathtub room is highly recommended. Bathroom was luxury. Bed was so incredibly comfy. Lighting could be bright or perfect for ambiance. Room service food and restaurant/bar food were really impressive. Well-stocked mini-fridge. Balcony was so cool! The only thing I would have changed was for the room to have an empty mini fridge as well so people can store their own leftover food/drinks, or get a bigger fridge to accommodate the mini-fridge selection plus the option of customers to have their own space. Really was one of the best hotel experiences I've had.
    Reviewed June 28, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Julianne from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017
    Hotel facilities were fabulous, however, we ate at the restaurant and the food was lame ”
    Atmosphere was brilliant
    Reviewed January 16, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Hiyasmin from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016
    Fall in love with Chicago”
    I enjoyed my stay here. Excellent service. Good location.
    Reviewed December 14, 2016
    6.8
    Good
    Richard from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2016
    Convinient”
    Room is small. Bathroom sink plugged up for few days without notice by housekeeper and without fix. Good location and staff friendly.
    Reviewed December 13, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mark from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016
    A delightful haven in the city”
    Loved staying here
    Reviewed November 16, 2016
    6.8
    Good
    Gareth from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in July 2016
    Good location”
    A good location; a rock festival was on-going when we stayed, which was no problem; however the hotel's response to apparently large numbers of people in the hotel was to demand hotel guests wore wrist bands ( a la a patient in hospital) to indicate their status as such. A stupid idea.
    Reviewed August 04, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Abdullah from Saudi Arabia
    Business traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
    Convenient place to discover Chicago ”
    Top rooms give very nice view of the city. Location near attractions helpful and attentive staff
    Reviewed July 28, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Edward from Australia
    Business traveler
    King Bed with Balcony
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2016
    Great location, great value ”
    Stayed four nights for business and pleasure. In the loop close to river and Millenium park as well as CBD. Great gym and two restaurants that serve all your needs. My only complaint is that my room had a huge pillar in it so you had to squeeze past it to get into bed. Otherwise the room would have been quite spacious.
    Reviewed May 07, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    VERONICA from Australia
    Solo traveler
    2 Queen Beds with Balcony
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2015
    As good as the first time I stayed!”
    Location, comfort and friendliness of staff.
    It was wonderful when we stayed last year, so I booked it again this year. It did not disappoint on our second visit. From check-in to check-out the staff were friendly, efficient, patient, polite and knowledgeable about the city. We dined in the bar twice and shared a bottle of wine and flat breads in the lounge. Every time the wait staff knew the food and wine and were willing to make recommendations. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The room was very comfortable and clean. The Radisson Aqua Blu is now my first choice of hotel in Chicago. I made the booking 3 months in advance to secure a room. I would recommend it unreservedly for business or leisure travel.
    Reviewed October 17, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Christopher from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2015
    Great Hotel. Second Time.”
    Location Next to the parks, downtown amongst all atteractions and restaurants, clean and good food
    The stay was great. It was our second time there, and the room didn't disappoint. It's good to see that the upkeep of the property isn't diminishing with time. The food continues to be excellent enough for us to to eat there as a main meal and not as a last resort. It's in an excellent location and is a quick cab ride away from the any of the attractions/museums and anything in North River. I would recommend this to anyone looking to for a good place to stay in downtown Chicago
    Reviewed July 13, 2015
    7.3
    Very good
    amanda from United States
    Family with teens
    2 Queen Beds with Balcony
    Stayed 1 night in July 2015
    Good”
    Location
    Good
    Reviewed July 08, 2015
    6.3
    Good
    Chad from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in April 2015
    mediocre at best”
    location
    wont be back
    Reviewed April 09, 2015
    6.7
    Good
    Benjamin from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in March 2015
    Disappointing, shabby and misrepresented ”
    common areas were lovely, location is convenient, staff were helpful
    we wished we stayed where we usually stay. This hotel made them selves out to be 5 star, but the rooms felt like cheap, mass produced, Inner city apartments, that are rented out to people. Curtains were shabby, rooms lacked soul or ambience, and looked cramped. Felt like a 4 star hotel, and as such, we were disappointed with our choice. Staff where great however, and the bars, and restaurants looked great, however We won't stay here again.
    Reviewed March 30, 2015
    6.7
    Good
    Wichian from United States
    Business traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2015
    Good Location, But Not Good Value”
    Location, indoor pool, Good size room
    My room is on the first floor facing another building. There is no view what so ever. Only one front elevator worked the whole time I stayed (4 nights). The mattress needs to be changed since it was long over due. The room was clean, but certain areas, especially the headboard, were dusty. The shower host didn't work and the tiles on the floor in the shower stall were loosen. On the positive sides, the size of the room is adequate and quite.
    Reviewed March 29, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Matthew from United States
    Business traveler
    Stayed 5 nights in January 2015
    Had expected more”
    Staff, cocktails, presentation
    I was drawn to the hotel because of the building desig but thought the interiors were a bit too specific. The Bimini blue carpets and shiny surface treatments might have been cutting edge for about 15 minutes. The tile in the shower bed was not mortared properly and rocked when stood upon. Water was clearly getting under the tiles and it smelled like mildew. This issue was apparently wide spread throughout the hotel. Condensation from the windows pooled at the floor. Some of the rooms have wood floors and unfortunately that was the case with the room above me. Shoe noise from above woke me up at 5:30 am. Overall it felt as if more attention was being directed to image rather than the actual experience.
    Reviewed February 07, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Katherine from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2014
    Great stay in Chicago over Christmas”
    Staff were helpful and friendly, upgrading to business level was a great decision, gym facilities were awesome
    Our stay at the Radisson was excellent. Couldn't really fault any part. Upon checking in the staff asked if we wanted to upgrade to business for our stay which was reduced to $40 per night (from the standard $75). We decided to do it and it was the best decision we made. The breakfast and evening drinks by far covered the cost. The concierge was very knowledgable and not pushy at all. The location was great, we could pretty much walk anywhere we wanted to go and if we couldn't there was a taxi rank outside. Used the gym every day we were there, it may have actually been better than our gym at home! So very happy with the stay, definitely a 5 star experience.
    Reviewed January 02, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Christina from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2014
    Christmas in Chicago ”
    Location modern appeal
    Nice
    Reviewed December 25, 2014
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Stephen from United States
    Business traveler
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014
    Great stay in Windy City!!”
    Comfort, cleanliness and great staff
    It was a great stay! I would recommend Rad Blu Chicago to anyone
    Reviewed December 20, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Amy from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2014
    Excellent location, friendly staff”
    Quiet hotel, great staff, comfortable beds!
    Excellent staff, excellent rooms, great location. Had a fantastic stay!
    Reviewed December 12, 2014
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