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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

Luxury hotel with indoor pool, near Chicago Riverwalk

  • Free WiFi
From
Rs15,599

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  • Indoor Pool
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221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, 60601, IL, United States of America
8.6.Fabulous.
  • Amazing

    Aug 20, 2019

  • Best part about the hotel is it’s location. Hotel itself is very good. Very fast services…

    Jun 7, 2018

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safety Protocol (Radisson), SafeStay (AHLA - USA), and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Safe
Dining options
Shopping

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from October 13 to May 31:
  • One of the swimming pools
    • Free WiFi
    • Parking available
    • Pool
    • Bathtub
    • Non-smoking
    • Gym

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 334 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Housekeeping (on request)
    • Near the beach
    • Restaurant and bar/lounge
    • Indoor pool
    • Rooftop terrace

    What’s around

    • In The Loop
    • Chicago Riverwalk - 2 min walk
    • Grant Park - 4 min walk
    • Chicago Theatre - 8 min walk
    • Millennium Park - 10 min walk
    • House of Blues Chicago - 11 min walk

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, View
    • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, View (NonSmoking)
    • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, View
    • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, City View (NonSmoking)
    • Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Park View
    • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Park View
    • Business Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
    • Business Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
    • Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Park View (Corner NonSmoking)
    • Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, Park View (NonSmoking)
    • Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, City View (NonSmoking)
    • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, City View (NonSmoking)

    Location

    221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, 60601, IL, United States of America
    • In The Loop
    • Chicago Riverwalk - 2 min walk
    • Grant Park - 4 min walk

    What’s around

    Landmarks

    • In The Loop
    • Chicago Riverwalk - 2 min walk
    • Grant Park - 4 min walk
    • Chicago Theatre - 8 min walk
    • Millennium Park - 10 min walk
    • House of Blues Chicago - 11 min walk
    • Art Institute of Chicago - 13 min walk
    • Navy Pier - 19 min walk
    • Water Tower Place - 19 min walk
    • John Hancock Center - 21 min walk
    • Willis Tower - 25 min walk

    Getting around

    • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) - 23 min drive
    • Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) - 17 min drive
    • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 31 min drive
    • Millennium Station - 7 min walk
    • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 17 min walk
    • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 2 min drive
    • Randolph-Wabash Station - 8 min walk
    • State Station - 8 min walk
    • Lake Station - 10 min walk

    At a glance

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 334 rooms
    • This hotel is arranged over 18 floors

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
    • Check-out time is noon
    • Express check-out

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

    Special check-in instructions

    Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 21

    Children

    • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

    Pets

    • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)
    • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
    • 2 per room (up to 60 lbs)

    Internet

    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms

    Parking

    • Onsite self parking (USD 51 per night)
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
    • Electric vehicle charging point on site
    • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See small print for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink

    • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee shop/café
    • Room service (during limited hours)
    • Barbecue grills

    Things to do

    • Indoor pool
    • Outdoor seasonal pool
    • 24-hour fitness facilities
    • Basketball on site
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
    • Segway rental/tour nearby
    • Free pool cabanas
    • Pool sun loungers
    • Arcade/game room
    • Billiards or pool table

    Working away

    • 24-hour business center
    • Number of meeting rooms - 13
    • Conference space
    • Conference space size (feet) - 28000
    • Conference space size (meters) - 2601

    Services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Limo or Town Car service available
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Wedding services
    • Multilingual staff

    Facilities

    • Number of buildings/towers - 1
    • Elevator
    • ATM/banking
    • Safe-deposit box at front desk
    • Rooftop terrace
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace in lobby

    Accessibility

    • Braille or raised signage
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking
    • Assistive listening devices available
    • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
    • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
    • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
    • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
    • Wheelchair-accessible pool
    • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
    • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
    • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
    • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
    • Visual alarms in hallways
    • Handrails in stairways
    • Wheelchairs available on site
    • Visual fire alarm

    Languages Spoken

    • Arabic
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Polish
    • Russian
    • Spanish

    In the room

    Home comforts

    • Air conditioning
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Iron/ironing board

    Sleep well

    • Hypo-allergenic bedding available

    Freshen up

    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub or shower
    • Designer toiletries
    • Hair dryer

    Be entertained

    • Flat-screen TV
    • Cable/satellite TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Desk
    • Free WiFi
    • Free local calls

    Food and drink

    • Refrigerator (on request)

    More

    • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

    Special features

    Dining

    FireLake - This restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

    Awards and affiliations

    Green / Sustainable Property
    This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

    Small print

    Also known as

    • Aqua Hotel Chicago
    • Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
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    • Chicago Aqua Hotel
    • Chicago Hotel Aqua
    • Chicago Radisson Blu
    • Chicago Radisson Blu Aqua
    • Hotel Aqua Chicago
    • Radisson Blu Aqua
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    • Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

    Optional extras

    Self parking costs USD 51 per night

    Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per night

    Breakfast costs between USD 18 and USD 75 per person (approximately)

    Pets are allowed for an extra charge

    Service animals exempt from fees

    Policies

    The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

    For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    The seasonal pool is open from June to September.

    Pool access available from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

    Parking height restrictions apply.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

    Contactless check-out is available.

    Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

    This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safety Protocol (Radisson).

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

    This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

    This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number Hotel License

    Mandatory fees

    You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

    Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per night

    • Resort fee: USD 29.36 per accommodation, per night

    Resort fee inclusions:

    • Pool access
    • Spa access (may be limited)
    • Health club access
    • Fitness center access
    • Business center/computer access
    • Internet access (may be limited)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs

    • Yes, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes. Self parking costs USD 51 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
    • Yes, there's an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
    • Yes, cats and dogs stay free, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 60 lbs per pet. A pet fee will be charged. Service animals are exempt from fees.
    • You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
    • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, FireLake. Nearby restaurants include American Craft Kitchen & Bar (3-min walk), Aon Center (5-min walk), and Stetson Ave & South Water St (5-min walk).
    • Have fun with nearby activities like hiking and rock climbing. Additional recreation onsite includes basketball. Enjoy a swim in the indoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a seasonal outdoor pool and a 24-hour health club. Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago also has an arcade and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
    8.6.Fabulous.
    • 6.0.Good

      Service is not what it used to be

      The service level has declined significantly in this property compared to what it used to be. 30 min waiting every time in the front desk. No way you get a call answered when dialing down the room.

      Ruben, 3 night trip, Jun 10, 2021

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    • 4.0.Fair

      Service desk slow... Checked us into dirty room. Had to wait for clean room. No face towels in room.

      onteria, 1 night trip with friends, Jun 5, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      It was great

      Jonathan, 2 night trip with friends, Jun 4, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      So so

      There were quite a few things missing or subpar for the money we paid. We had to request a working refrigerator and additional furniture as we only had one chair. The sheets in the bed did not seem clean and the pillows were uncomfortable and worn. Even the sliding glass doors we’re all smudgy. The fan in the bathroom did not work. The towels seemed quite odd. The pool bar experience was not good, took 30 minutes to get a margarita and I had to ask for it twice.

      Sarah, 2 night family trip, Jun 4, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      Overall OK but not great like the architecture

      I stayed at this hotel because it was in the Aqua Tower designed by Jeanne Gang -- a really cool architecture. The hotel didn't rise to the level of the architecture. I did enjoy the outdoor pool as the weather was excellent, but most of the time pool towels weren't stocked. Had 2 dinners at restaurant -- was good, but again, it was very understaffed. Room had a spectacular view with a balcony, but the furniture seemed tired and oddly placed. Bedside tables were worn out, windows were dirty, desk looked makeshift. Fortunately had one of the rooms that had hard flooring rather than carpet, as the reviews of the carpet conditions were not kind. For the room rate, better options are available, however without an outdoor pool, if that matters to you.

      Mark, 4 night trip, Jun 3, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Nice place for vacation

      Very clean. Nice place. Perfect location for food and sightseeing. Parking is 50 bucks a day but you can't park anywhere in the area for less.

      Keith, 7 night family trip, May 31, 2021

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    • 4.0.Fair

      Stay

      The lady at the check in was rude, the room was dirty. Nice building on the outside, but horrible inside.

      Elidio, 2 night business trip, May 29, 2021

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    • 2.0.Poor

      Mom's Birthday ruined

      First the room was not as described it was dirty and smelled like dirty gym bag Then i asked yo up grade to a suite which they said it would hold my guest we get to the room and its the same room we just left we was late to our reservation trying to get our room straight my moms birthday surprise was through off because of this the young woman receptionist was rude and snotty and unprofessional not a good stay at all then it was promised that the upgrade room was free pf charge because that i was taken through they still charged my card ridiculous 😒

      Kiairra, 2 night family trip, May 27, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      The experience in December was much better. The staff was not the best this time.

      1 night trip, May 24, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Fun but dated hotel

      Pros: perfect location to explore downtown Chicago, amazing views, balcony, large shower, pretty 3rd floor terrace Cons: badly stained carpeting and wrinkled bedding were disappointing. On site parking could be easier to access via the hotel. There are separate elevators to access the parking than the hotel rooms. Between the two elevators are multiple closed doors to navigate.

      Nicholas, 2 night trip, May 22, 2021

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