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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, Chicago

4.5-star4.5 stars
221 N Columbus DrChicagoIL60601United States of America

Luxury hotel with outdoor pool, near Chicago Riverwalk
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Tasty breakfast
Great room
Great pool
Delicious food
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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, Chicago

from $134
  • 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, Chicago


  • In The Loop
  • Chicago Riverwalk - 2 min walk
  • Chicago Theatre - 9 min walk
  • Millennium Park - 10 min walk
  • Art Institute of Chicago - 14 min walk
  • Navy Pier - 19 min walk
  • Water Tower Place - 21 min walk
  • Grant Park - 22 min walk

Getting around

  • Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.) - 23 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Chicago, IL (PWK-Chicago Executive) - 39 min drive
  • Millennium Station - 9 min walk
  • Chicago Van Buren Street Station - 18 min walk
  • Chicago Museum Campus-11th Street Station - 28 min walk
  • Randolph-Wabash Station - 9 min walk
  • State Station - 10 min walk
  • Lake Station - 11 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

About Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, Chicago

Architecturally outstanding luxury hotel in downtown Chicago

Convenient city location

The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago is conveniently located in downtown Chicago, a 5-minute walk from local landmarks Millennium Park and the Chicago Riverwalk. The entertainment on Navy Pier is within a 20-minute walk.

Downtown shopping

The hotel is just 2 blocks from the many restaurants and shops of North Michigan Avenue. You can also explore nearby Lake Shore East Park or take a 5-minute stroll down the Lakefront Trail to the Art Institute of Chicago.

Landmark design

With an outstanding design by Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects, the hotel offers guests a choice of outdoor and indoor pools, a running track, and health club. For refueling, there's Italian cuisine at the hotel restaurant.

Smart rooms with a view

You can wake up to views of the lake, city, or park in the 334 bright and modern rooms of this hotel. Practical perks include free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and desks, while bathrooms offer toiletries by thisworks®.

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Pets stay free (dogs only)

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room (up to 60 lb)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

  • Car charging point

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 treatment room(s)
  • Spa tub
  • Basketball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Steam room
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Sauna
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 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/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • 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
  • Phone
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, Chicago’s small print

Also known as

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

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

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 25 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)
  • In-room bottled water

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

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 50.00 per night

Valet parking costs USD 66.00 per night with in/out privileges

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

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.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 1,089 reviews

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, Chicago
Very Good8.0
One problem, We asked not to have the room cleaned. We got a phone message saying they had a message for us at the front desk. We went to check on it, and they said us about our right to not have ut cleaned. Super annoying they couldn’t tell is that over message.
David, us2 night trip
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, Chicago
It was a great find. Nice people, great rooms, good price.
timothy, us1 night trip
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, Chicago
Friendly Employees!
Great stay! Reuben and Luis helped me find great places to eat and were very helpful! Will be back again!
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, Chicago
Very Good8.0
Disappointed that during check in the festivities for NYE in and around the area were never communicated to us. We missed the opportunity to walk right down the street to see live fireworks. If we had known ahead of time, we would have gone. Disappointing!!
Deborah, us1 night trip
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, Chicago
Great Millennium park location- with an extra fee
All in all, this was a nice stay with my kids at a downtown Chicago hotel. But buyer beware! They will charge you a $25 "Urban fee" which is nothing but a scam to make their room price look lower. The room was clean, spacious (as much as you can expect from a city hotel) and comfortable. Their indoor pool might as well be outside because the water temp was VERY cold which is not fun in December. We stayed on the executive floor and the executive lounge was closed even though we came in during hours- in this case, just like the pool situation by the time you get things figured out you're done with it. So the room is good, everything else not so much.
Assaf, us1 night trip

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