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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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  • The hotel was amazing! Our suite was great the staff was awesome from beginning to end.…Oct 23, 2020
  • Room was nice and clean, didn't have access to the fridge because of Covid going around,…Oct 19, 2020

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago

from ZAR 2,659
  • 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


  • 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 - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • O'Hare Intl. Airport (ORD) - 31 min drive
  • Midway Intl. Airport (MDW) - 17 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 40 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 * on site

  • 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 daily (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
  • Basketball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Pool sun loungers
  • 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
  • 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 breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

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

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


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 June to September.
  • Pool access available from 5:00 AM to 8:00 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)

    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.
    • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?
      This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Is parking offered on site at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?
      Yes. Self parking costs USD 51 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
    • 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 8:00 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. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
    • Are there restaurants at or near Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago?
      Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, FireLake. Nearby restaurants include American Craft Kitchen & Bar (3-min walk), Aon Center (5-min walk), and Stetson Ave & South Water St (5-min walk).

    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8,8 From 1 600 reviews

    Fair 4,0
    It took about 30 to 40 minutes to check in they have no staff to help it was just a horrible thing I will not go to that hotel again
    Joe, us1 night trip
    Very good 8,0
    Spend 400$ on a corner room with a wrap around balcony. Was expecting it to be 4 star quality and it was 3 star at best. I had to clean the tub before I used it and the condition of the room looked worn. I’ve stayed at cheaper 4 star hotels that were much nicer. Plus it doesn’t come with breakfast. Very overrated.
    us1 night trip
    Exceptional 10,0
    Balcony Views!
    Beautiful balcony, great view, comfy bed & excellent location!!! Definitely will stay again!!
    Therese, us1 night trip
    Exceptional 10,0
    Loved our stay here!
    We were checked in by the friendliest yet professional young man who thought of everything and was so helpful. Our room was spacious, very clean and was upgraded by the thoughtful young man to a beautiful balcony view so we could get the full experience of the hotel! How great is that? Such thoughtful customer appreciation! This, even more than its amenities and great location, will ensure our return!
    Shawn, us1 night family trip
    Poor 2,0
    Out of all the hotels I've visited, this by far has been the nastiest. The bathroom floor was horrible and looks like the corner of the ceiling and walls hasn't been wiped in months. I was very very disappointed
    us1 night trip
    Fair 4,0
    Horrible service
    Made reservations based on the outdoor pool being open. Communicated with the hotel about early check in and also was asked to confirm early check in. Arrived and was not able to check in nor was I given a card to go up to the fitness center to change. The front desk said my room was being expedited and I would be called. At 4:15 an hour after check in I went to the front desk and checked in. My luggage was supposed to be taken to the room and it was left by the front desk for me to grab. All in all great location and decent hotel. Service was horrendous. I understand things are different in 2020 and I understand things don’t run as smoothly as they used to. My complaint is why ask me to confirm my early check in and then tell me you expedited my room and would call and then do neither?
    Patrick, us1 night trip
    Very good 8,0
    decent but overpriced
    Seemed like a 3 star hotel in the room but the food was good downstairs
    Ryan, us3 night trip with friends
    Very good 8,0
    Room had some bugs in it, scrapes on walls, hairs on floors, sink, and bathtub. Got moved to another room, better but didn’t seem super clean.
    Jamie, us5 night family trip
    Poor 2,0
    Very upset
    I checked in on Friday night for my wife’s birthday and she started to show symptoms of Covid so we decided not to got in the room. I called and told the front desk and they said they would check with security to see if I used the room because I never actually walked in the room. I was supposed to get a refund but never got the refund back
    Aaron, us1 night trip
    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

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