Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

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221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
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Great central location. Rooms are trendy, clean and have all the amenities. Nice bar and restaurant located in the building. When you reserve a room, try to get a room located on ... Read more
the Millennium Park side. There is a fire station on the north side of the building that is "active" at all hours of the day. Nearby tourist spots are Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilon, Michigan Ave & a 15 minute walk to Navy Pier.

Amenities

Bar
Restaurant
Swimming Pool
Spa Services
Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Business Center
Meeting Rooms
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Connecting Rooms

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Long Beach

Clean, inviting, family and pet friendly space. Stayed over a week, all the staff were helpful and friendly. Modern minimal feel in the rooms. Quiet enough for being downtown. There was an issue with waterline (seemed planned) from 1-2am one day and they notified us in advanced, left us cookies and voucher for breakfast. Pool, sauna, hot tub, pool and poker table, fireside lounge area for quiet relaxing, tv area with microwave and seating near the game room, art gallery, coffee/tea bar, live music, restaurant... it had everything we needed. Green option to reuse linens and elect for no housekeeping for an environmental donation from the hotel, cafe credit, or hotel points. Behind the hotel is a playground, fenced, off leash dog park, several restaurants, and a great grocery store.

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Salt Lake City

Awesome hotel, great view, of the Chicago area. Wonderful staff, lovely architecture.

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London

i stayed here once many years back,looking for my mum Joan and a male novel author of whom i met through vivian in LA..need to find my mum who was a freelance writer and past life hypnotist..this is her daughter samantha joan white 11.18/1964 x

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Denver

Great central location. Rooms are trendy, clean and have all the amenities. Nice bar and restaurant located in the building. When you reserve a room, try to get a room located on the Millennium Park side. There is a fire station on the north side of the building that is "active" at all hours of the day. Nearby tourist spots are Millennium Park, Pritzker Pavilon, Michigan Ave & a 15 minute walk to Navy Pier.

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The Chicagoland Area

Had friends who lived here but moved out due to continuing higher prices. 2 blocks from Millennium park and Mariano's grocery store. Location, Location, Location.

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Local from Chicago

Purely from an architectural standpoint, this hotel is a treat to look upon. Designed by Chicago’s renowned Studio Gang architects, the Aqua building that houses Radisson Blu features a wave-like exterior that captures the spirit of the open seas. Inside, the hotel looks nearly as enchanting, treating visitors to a feast of design and luxury. A sparkling lobby surrounds guests in earth-toned bricks and gold accents, while Fellini restaurant and bar features communal-style seating and a white-hued design that reminds one of sipping champagne in Miami Beach—or Sicily. There’s also a European café, an art gallery, and plenty of meeting and business space. If you’re looking for something that’s easy on the eyes, this one’s a looker through and through.

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Local from Chicago

What a beautiful space! Aqua is a striking skyscraper, the tallest in the world designed by a female architect (Jeanne Gang), and the Radisson Blu Aqua is a gorgeous hotel. The common areas feel a bit like a night club (even at 4pm); there's a bar and a Lavazza coffee bar, a nice lounge area with big, comfy chaises. The rooms are luxurious with breathtaking views of the park and the lake. There are two types--the "natural cool," which has lots of blond wood and cool blue glass, and the "mansion," full of dark wood and jewel tones. The bathrooms are sleek, with separate shower and bathtub. There's an indoor pool (which is shared with the building's residents) and an outdoor pool for summer.

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Local from Chicago

I love this hotel. It doesn't seem that they do enough as far as awareness because I never hear of anyone staying here when visiting Chicago. The fact that it's not overly crowded is one of my favorite things about it though. The decor in the hotel is what sets this one apart. Expect exceptional service from top to bottom.

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This hotel has a great location and the building received some awards because of his architecture mimicking 3d style, but unfortunately the staff in the hotel was not very friendly and they seemed unprepared. The Hotel is all hightech as well like all the instructions and guest services you can find using the TV which is kind of cool but for some reason a miss the more human interaction you get in more tradicional hotels.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Picnic area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Garden
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Steam room
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • 24-hour health club
Transportation
  • Limo or Town Car service available
Parking
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Electric car charging station
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
Pets
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms 11
  • Wedding services
  • Conference space
  • Porter/bellhop
  • ATM/banking
  • Fireplace in lobby
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
Bed
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Minibar
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free bottled water
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Flat-panel TV
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Free weekday newspaper
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 334
  • Number of floors - 18
  • Express check-out
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

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