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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

221 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois
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  • 68%
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  • 66%
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  • Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel ChicagoPro 2014
    Sara Tracey
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    5 Jan 19, 2014

    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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  • Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
    Raf Miastkowski
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    4 Feb 18, 2014

    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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  • Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago
    Jen Knoedl @GogobotChicago
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    5 May 30, 2013

    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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  • Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel ChicagoPro 2014
    JJ
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    3 Apr 14, 2013

    As with many hotels had friends who lived here but moved out due to continuing higher prices. 2 blocks from Millennium park and Mariano's grocery store.

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  • Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel ChicagoPro 2014
    Eduardo Sasso
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    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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    Lesley Silberstein
    5 Oct 10, 2012
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    4 Jun 06, 2012
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4.0 out of 5
7 members' reviews
Excellent! - 91% of guests recommend
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Description

The Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, within easy walking distance of Millennium Park, the shops of Michigan Avenue, the Art Museum of Chicago and other Chicago Loop attractions. The hotel has 334 rooms and suites, which all include free high-speed wireless internet. Hotel amenities include an indoor pool and seasonal outdoor pool and health club. The hotel is ... read more
also home to an Italian restaurant, Filini.

Amenities:

  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Hi Speed Internet
  • TV In Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sauna
  • In-House Bar
  • In-House Dining
  • Children Allowed

Reviews Summary

Excellent!969 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
  • Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
  • Ambiance
    98% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Location
    97% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
  • Hotel Building
    97% said the facilities were very new.
  • Hotel
    95% thought it was clean.
  • Grounds
    78% loved the outdoor sports facilities.
  • Wellness Area
    73% loved the sauna.

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