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Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Ranked #27 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Have stayed here several times... Always excellent! Close to Michigan Ave, Millennium Park and the Art Institute...great for Grant Park events...walking distance for Blues Festival etc. Cool bar and lobby area... Great spot to meet up before going elsewhere. Staying again next month!'

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience! I could not be happier that you had a great stay or that you plan to return soon. We look forward to welcoming you back! Thanks again!

All the best,

Pierre-Louis Giacotto
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Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

Chicago is always one of the best dressed towns and this hotel does this justice.
The sparkly room entrance was a fun surprise!
All staff encounters we friendly and welcoming!
Hope to return soon and really enjoy all the services!
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Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013

Thank you for your review! I am thrilled that you had a great stay and that you plan to return!. I am also glad that you thought the room design was a great compliment to the city. I hope to see you again soon!

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Pierre-Louis Giacotto
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Beautiful hotel, service, location, amenities.

I travel frequently for business, often only 1 or 2 nights. To find an oasis that allows me to slow down for a brief period is a goldmine. Radisson Blu Chicago was such a really nice respite.

Conveniently located to financial centre, nicely appointed rooms, bathroom and very comfortable bed.

I'll be back !

Rob H

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience! I am honored that you are able to relax and enjoy the hotel even when you are in town for busy work trips! I look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Chicago!

All the best,

Pierre-Louis Giacotto
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

As a Club Carlson member, we were awarded a spacious, comfortable room with windows extending across one whole wall and a glimpse of the lake. The membership also brought us access to a lounge with snacks, drinks, and breakfast. A coffee machine, a safe, robes, and all toiletry amenities were provided. The room was very quiet, the bed heavenly, and the room was attractive.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2013

Thank you for your review! I am thrilled that you loved your stay and appreciate your loyalty to Club Carlson hotels! I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon!

All the best,

Pierre-Louis Giacotto
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Loved our stay at this hotel!!
Pros: quiet rooms, prompt and attentive service, quality draft options at the bar (Filini), the room length "fire place" is a great place to wind down with a drink in the common area, comfortable beds, plenty of plug-in outlets and room lighting,and the game room with two pool tables and comfy chairs.

The only thing we noticed as a con would be the elevators can take awhile to get to your floor, even though the hotel was not very busy either day (or did not appear to be anyway).

The sparkly flooring in the entryway and bathroom is a fun touch, and the lighted makeup mirror next to the sink made getting ready to go out on the town take less time!

Room Tip: Balcony rooms give a great view of the city, park, and lake!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. I am happy you had such an enjoyable stay and liked your room and view. I am also glad that the amenity floor including the game room was a fun addition to your stay. I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back the next time you are in Chicago!

All the best,

Pierre-Louis Giacotto
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Hotel is relatively new and modern. The property is well done and great or business travel.
The bar/restaurant had very good selection for lite bites if you wanted to work in the lounge area or have a meal inside the hotel. Service level is very high, Allison S at the bar is a star.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you for your review! I could not be happier that you loved your stay or that we were perfect for your business travel needs. I will also share your compliments with Allison. I look forward to seeing you again the next time you are in Chicago!

All the best,

Pierre-Louis Giacotto
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Reviewed 14 November 2013 via mobile

Great menu. Surprised how accommodating to gluten free. Second time I have been here. Both times experienced knowledgeable staff whom were attentive and unintrusive. Michael S was my waiter and provided great experience. Food selection wide choices and all fresh and nicely served

Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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Radissonbluaqua, General Manager at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2013

Thank you for your review. I am happy that your stay with us was enhanced by your experience at the restaurant. I will be sure to share your compliments with Michael and the team! I hope we have the opporutnity to welcome you back the next time you are in Chicago!

All the best,

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Address: 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601-7801
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #27 of 192 Hotels in Chicago
Price Range: £117 - £433 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 334
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 
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