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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago - 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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  • Not the best value for money. The room comfort level did not match the price I paid. I've…Aug 2, 2018
  • I checked in on Friday night for my wife’s birthday and she started to show symptoms of…Aug 3, 2020

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago - Chicago

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$271
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Corner (NonSmoking)
  • Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony
  • Business Room, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Ambassador)
  • Business Room, 2 Queen Beds

What’s around Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago - 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
  • Full breakfast on weekends (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor seasonal 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
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Steam room
  • Pool sun loungers
  • 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


FireLake - This restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and dinner.

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.

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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.

  • The seasonal pool is open from May to September.
  • Pool access available from 5:00 AM to 6:00 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; 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, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

    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 and the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

    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)

    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 - 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 a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 5:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
    • 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 Sweetwater (5-min walk), Eggy's (5-min walk), and Emerald Loop (8-min walk).

    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8.8 From 1,643 reviews

    Fair 4.0
    covid dissapointmnt
    the hotel was dirty and there were late night parties going on. Many guest were not wearing masks.
    barbara, us3 night family trip
    Very good 8.0
    The hotel was pretty. The room was a little small.
    Victoria, us2 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    chi stay
    Room, lobby, food, service were all wonderful - but know that the hotel is located within a building that also has rentals/condos so those residents are also using the facilities. During the day there were a lot of moms/nannies with babies at the pool and there was some sort of camp going on too.
    us1 night trip with friends
    Fair 4.0
    Residence are hostile; lots of cop activity
    The residence were hostile, there were lots of police calls, the carpet was dirty.
    us2 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    The pool was absolutely gorgeous and the views made it worth the price!!!
    Michael, us2 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    With all this craziness going on, everyone made us feel safe and comfortable. We will definitely be back again
    Joanne, us1 night trip
    Fair 4.0
    y birthday was ruined
    This was my second time staying see as though my first time I had a great experience so I decided to stay again for my birthday weekend July 12-14 the first day of my stay was ok but the 2nd day we were harassed by the step for having a few friends by the pool to help me celebrate my bday. We were treated as black peoples and not customers. The pool area was literally empty with the exception of me my fiancée and 5 other friends not bothering anyone... the security guards were flirting with me telling me it was ok to have extra guests so as it came near to closing time for the pool the security on staff said it was ok for me and my guests to go up to my suite in which we did and a few hours later with not one warning at all we were asked to leave immediately because a noise complaint and I pleaded with them explaining it was my birthday and that I would turn the music off and make my guests leave but we were put out immediately and the police officer that came with hotel staff said that I should take them to small claims court because they should have at least warned us in which I would’ve cooperated and turned the music down but to be thrown out like that when I paid for an entire weekend stay was uncalled for
    Kandace, us2 night trip
    Good 6.0
    Great balcony views
    Obviously due to COVID-19, there’s no daily housekeeping or room service. We wanted a hotel in the city with a balcony, in this the Radisson Blu did not disappoint. The pool deck area with a track are nice too. But.. We were in a corner premium room, I found the layout didn’t take a advantage of the space, it’s a L shape, the armoire was right at the entry way, which I found annoying because the nightstands in the main area had no drawers, and they looked worn too, honestly the furniture could use a refresh. A couple of other things, there’s no mini fridge or microwave, and good luck finding a USB port, every hotel I’ve stayed in recently had USB ports on the lamps and desk furniture, we later found out that it was on the radio, very disguised because my wife didn’t see it when she looked lol...oh I almost forgot, bathrooms are nice.
    Ossiris, us2 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    super clean super accommodating
    Cafe food and service was excellent. The front desk people were accommodating. Even though housekeeping was suspended during covid, the front desk informed that I could get anything I needed by requesting them. They also informed me that food delivery services could deliver to the hotel. The room was super clean and bath/shower were outstanding. The gym equipment was awesome in its quality. Pool was clean and supplied with clean towels.
    Wayne, us2 night trip
    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

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