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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

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Toronto, Canada
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My first time in Chicago for Chicago Marathon. The location is very good, only several minutes walking to start/finish area. The price was a bit steep for the weekend, but I used my points to secure the room. my room was on the business class floor, it was huge for one person. The downgrade was no fridge, only small mini...

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La_Reina75 - Congratulations on completing the Chicago Marathon! We're so glad you chose Blu for your stay. I'm happy to hear you were able to enjoy the lounge and some of our amenities. We hope that you'll be joining us again next year. Robert Shelley General Manager

Danbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great stay! I would like to stay at the hotel again one day! Would also like to stay at other Blu hotels. Rooms were Spartan. Restaurant was nice with good food. Concierge was good. Staff was great. Great views of Millenium Park from the room.

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jerryj979 - I'm happy to hear you will be returning to the Blu Chicago! I believe you will thouroughly enjoy the others as well. Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and we look forward to your next visit. Robert Shelley General Manager

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Second stay at the Raddison Blu Aqua on business (RSNA conference at McCormick Centre). I visited initially in 2013, then again in November 2016. Great Hotel location, only a very short walk to Millennium Park, Magnificent Mile and other popular shopping and restaurant areas (try breakfast at the Wildberry Cafe or Eggys, both of which area 2/3 minute walk away)....

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GraemeH71 - Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. I'm sorry to hear that you weren't able to receive a better room rate at that time but we do hope you'll be joining us again in the near future. Robert Shelley General Manager

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Dorval, Canada
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We checked in on Saturday morning our room was beautiful, we were on the 6th floor, the staff was very accommodating as we got here very early and our room was ready, so we dropped off our luggage and off we went to magnificent mile to shop. The hotel is very well situated allowed us to get around quite easily....

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Cindy G - Thank you for sharing your review. I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Robert Shelley General Manager

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Here for business. Enjoyed a corner room with beautiful view of Navy Pier and a park. Room was very clean and modern. Bathroom was beautful. Filini restaurant was modern. Only complaint is open kitchen had a very strong smell of food. We had a conference room for 30 people. Great breakfast buffet, service throughout, good AV support.

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suzannesG1322MD - I am so happy that you enjoyed your room and had the opportunity to try the restaurant. We would welcome you back for another visit anytime! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Robert Shelley General Manager

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Filini
Filini
Cuisines: Italian, American
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  • Spa
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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 luxury division 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: RM665 - RM2,789 (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
#14 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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