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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

4.5-star4.5 stars
221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL, 60601, United States of America

Luxury hotel with outdoor pool, near Chicago Riverwalk
  • Free WiFi
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Awesome vibe
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Great pool
Standard bar

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

from €193
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Corner (NonSmoking)
  • Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Balcony
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Balcony
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Balcony
  • Business Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Ambassador Suite)
  • Business Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

What’s around Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago


  • 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 - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 28 min drive
  • Midway Intl. Airport (MDW) - 17 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 35 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

Key facts

Hotel size

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


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

Travelling with others


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


  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room (up to 60 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

  • Electric vehicle charging point

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Basketball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Spa tub
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • 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
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Braille signage
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

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.

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago’s small print

Also known as

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

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.

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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Safety Protocol (Radisson) guidelines.

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

Mandatory fees

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

Deposit: USD 250 per stay

  • 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)

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

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

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 for Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

  • Does Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    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.
  • Is Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago currently open?
    The property is closed between March 31 and April 30.
  • Is parking offered at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?
    Yes. Self parking costs USD 51 per night.
  • Is there a pool at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?
    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.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?
    You can check in from 3 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Columbus Tap (1-min walk), Bockwinkel's (2-min walk), and BIG Bar (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 1,630 reviews

Poor 2.0
The room didn't have air conditioning and they switched me without accommodating me I had to pay 75 extra dollars for an different room
Brockton, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Went to Chicago recently and stayed at the Radisson Blu. Everything was very nice, from the pool area to the very nice gym. The buffet breakfast was very good as well. The only minor inconvenience was they had an issue with the revolving front door that required us to us a side door and went on for several days. I'm sure that it is fixed by now.
Thomas, us6 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was amazing! The views from my room were absolutely beautiful. From check in to check out everything was on point, they even did my special request of rose petals. Everything turned out exactly the way I wanted... Will definitely stay here again!
Natasha, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Funky decor
This hotel has a funky decor, nice and updated. Nice bathrooms and comfortable beds
us3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Incredible hotel, great location, wonderful service
Jamie, gb1 night trip
Poor 2.0
The room we stayed in was very small and nothing like we expected. The description stated king size suite. The room was basically a bed and bathroom. The last time we stayed we had a spacious room with a balcony. We spent about 300$ for this room and we are very disappointed. The carpet was a very hideous color and did not look clean. We will not stay here again.
Ashby, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
From start to finish everything was great with our one night stay. Check in was prompt, they had left desert and wine for my fiance's birthday, the room was clean, quiet hallways/room, and just great overall. We only had a 4 minute walk to dinner nearby to top it off!
Jacqueline, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
First time visit.
This was the first time I stayed at the Aqua, it will not be the last. The room was great, but the best was the soaking tub. After walking all over the city in the wind and snow I warmed back up with a nice soak (and a glass of wine).
PATRICIA, us2 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Excellent People, Great Service, Bad Experience!
If it wasn't for the excellent People who work at this property, I would give negative stars. The thing with the hospitality industry is that problems will always come up, but it's about how you deal with them is the key. First of all, we booked a night down in the city to finish the holiday break with a day of the museum's and a nice dinner as a family. The check in was easy enough and we were shown to our FIRST Ambassador suite. The room was clean and from a cursory view was fine, but the devil is in the details. We discovered the pocket door was completely broken, the phone was broken, and the lights were not working. I had to go downstairs to speak with the front desk to address my issues. They sent up Johnny (Super Awesome Maintenance guy) and he determined we needed to be moved. The hotel manager moved us up a couple of floors to the same room type, just one in better shape. We proceeded to go down to the pool after we got settled. The pool area was empty, but nice furniture, clean area, nice all around pool. Too bad the handle to the hot tub was loose and twisted as we got in and wacked my daughter in her face. She had a bloody nose, but was ok, it dried, we swam more not a problem. At 11:30pm, the room above us appeared to be fighting so we called down and Anthony immediately sent up security and they appeared to leave and we went to sleep. At 4:30AM they had to be evicted completely for fighting and waking everyone up. In the end...
Michael, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay!
Clean, comfy and great amenities! Decor is incredible! Great place to spend Pokemon go community day! Thank you.
Denise, us1 night family trip

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