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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

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Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Loved the contemporary look and feel of the hotel. Staff was extremely professional and helpful. Room was clean and fresh. Room service was timely and food delicious. Convenient location. Would definitely stay here again!

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Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. I'm glad to hear that you love the property and staff. We appreciate your feedback, I will be sure to share your comments with my team. Thanks for choosing the Blu and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

Birmingham, United States
Reviewed 30 August 2016

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Chicago, United States
Reviewed 30 August 2016

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West USA
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This was our second stay in Chicago this summer and this was by far the best hotel. The health club was excellent...not your typical small hotel after thought. Plenty of high quality machines, free weights, sauna, steam room, and views of the city. The indoor and outdoor pools were nice and we enjoyed spending an afternoon at the pool. The...

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Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for writing us! It's so great to hear about how much you enjoyed your experience with us. Being a multi-use tower allows us to have the wonderful fitness center that you enjoyed along with many of the other guest amenities. We appreciate your feedback and I will be sure to share your comments with my team. Thanks for choosing...

Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night because we were attending a wedding at the hotel. We would have been happy with not having to drive home after the party. What we got instead was a very nice room and excellent staff. Everyone from doorman to front desk to bellman to waiters to the housekeeping staff was friendly and attentive. I would stay...

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Jack, Thanks for writing us! I'm thrilled to read about how wonderful of a stay you had while here for a wedding. We truly value your feedback so I will be sure to share your comments with my team. Thanks for choosing the Blu and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Easily the best all round hotel we have stayed in anywhere in the world. Ideal location with the Mag Mile and Millenium Park, State Street only 5 minutes walk away, great staff, great room and views, an amazing bar, wonderful outdoor pool, well equipped gym and basketball court. Check out Mariano's grocery and wine store nearby...a hidden gem. This hotel...

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Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us about your stay! Wow, the "best all around hotel in the world", that wonderful to hear. We agree, having Mariano's next door really makes it easy for our guests to grab some snacks and wine to bring back to their rooms. We appreciate your feedback and I will be sure to share...

New Boston, United States
Reviewed 29 August 2016

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Aiea, United States
Reviewed 28 August 2016

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Fairfax County, Virginia
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Overall, it was a great experience and well worth the price. When we arrived we . upgraded our room to club status and they gave us a corner room. The bathroom has floor to ceiling windows and it was amazing. The hotel staff was very friendly and went out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible....

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Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us! I'm so glad to hear that both you and the whole family enjoyed the hotel. I will be sure to share your comments about the linen spray at turn down service with my housekeeping team. We appreciate your feedback and recommendation. Thanks for choosing the Blu and we look forward to welcoming...

Reviewed 27 August 2016

The service was superior: the check-in people, the Concierge, restaurant hostess, food service workers, bellhops, everyone. I go to a lot of hotels for conferences and that may have been the best all-around service I've ever experienced. The décor was stunning and interesting. Location was ideal, within walking distance to lots of great restaurants and attractions. Food through room service...

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Laurel, Thanks for writing us! I am so glad to hear about your amazing stay with us! Thanks for choosing the Blu while visiting Chicago and we hope to welcome you and the family back again soon. Best, Bob Shelley General Manager

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Staying in Downtown / The Loop

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Filini
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Cuisines: Italian, American
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago is the contemporary debut of Radisson Blu in North America. A true representation of the brand, it is designed to become a destination in itself. Radisson Blu is the upper upscale tier of our global hotel brand, focusing on design, style and attention to detail in every respect. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

Address: 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601-7801
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $277 - $675 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 334
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#1 Green Hotel in Chicago
#5 Business Hotel in Chicago
#6 Family Hotel in Chicago
#7 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#16 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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“I'm guessing higher floor rooms have amazing views. I was on the south side and on a lower floor and noise wasn't an issue.”
hvnfuninmn10, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Corner rooms!!!”
stoulson, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the corner, the balcony wraps around for a beautiful view”
jazzprevo, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get the rooms with wood floors (they are much lighter and better for older eyes.)”
syali, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with wood floors. The carpeted rooms are musty and not yet updated.”
jadenfalconeediting, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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