Explore the Windy City from our Award-Winning, modern hotel

Dive into the rich culture of downtown Chicago from the striking Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, minutes from the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park and Navy Pier. Designed by famed architect Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects, our hotel places guests in the heart of the city, surrounded by noteworthy attractions and Financial District businesses. The Aqua Hotel was the first Radisson Blu in the United States, offering an innovative new standard for upscale accommodation in Chicago. It is also the only hotel in the city to achieve Platinum level status in the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Program.

Enjoy stunning views of Chicago from our chic rooms and suites

The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago features 334 rooms for business or leisure travelers, complete with free Wi-Fi and in-room coffee and tea facilities.

2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 4 adults
Awash in calming blue hues and with a sleek design, these comfortable rooms are perfect for relaxation.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago - City and Park View Room

2 Queen Beds with Balcony

  • 2 queen
  • 4 adults
With our 2 Queen Beds Room with Balcony, you will have all you need for a comfortable stay and a good sleep.

King Bed

  •  400 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 1 child
Awash in calming blue hues and with a sleek design, these comfortable rooms are perfect for relaxation.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago - Naturally Cool Guest Room

King Bed with Balcony

  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 1 child
Choose a King Bed Room with Balcony and you will have all you need for a comfortable stay and a good sleep.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago - Premium Room - King Bed

Premium Room - King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 1 child
Our Premium Rooms are ideal if you enjoy spacious surroundings with extra comfort.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago - Premium Room - King Bed

Premium Corner Room with Balcony - King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 1 child
These spacious accommodations are perfect for guests planning an extended stay.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago - Accessibility Room

Premium Room with Balcony - 2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 4 adults
Our Premium Rooms are ideal if you enjoy spacious surroundings with extra comfort.

Business Class Room - King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 1 child
For stress-free corporate travel, book a Business Class Room and get access to the Business Class lounge.

Business Class Room - 2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 4 adults
For stress-free corporate travel, book a Business Class Room and get access to the Business Class lounge.

Ambassador Suite - King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 1 child
For an extended stay or for extra space, choose one of our Suites featuring a separate living area.

Presidential Suite - King Bed

  •  1366 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 1 child
The expansive Presidential Suite boasts a separate living area and two bedrooms.

Royal Suite - King Bed

  •  1723 ft²
  • 1 king
  • 2 adults, 1 child
For an extended stay or for extra space, choose our Royal Suite featuring a separate living area.

Meetings & Events

Deliver the perfect presentation or throw an unforgettable gala in the more than 28,000 square feet of meeting space at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago. Striking views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline create a breathtaking backdrop for any event, while thirteen flexible rooms provide the ideal venue for a variety of gatherings. Each room is equipped with audiovisual equipment and dedicated staff are available to help you with every important detail for a successful event in Chicago.

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago - Meeting Room

Services

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Outdoor pool overlooking the city

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Filini Bar and Restaurant

Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago - Restaurant

Savor classic Italian cuisine in a contemporary space at Filini, or meet friends and colleagues for a cocktail at the stylish bar.

Opening hours:

Breakfast, Monday–Friday: 6:30–10:30 am

Breakfast, Saturday–Sunday: 6:30 am–noon

Lunch, Monday–Friday: 11 am–2 pm

Dinner, Monday–Friday: 2–11 pm

Dinner, Saturday–Sunday: noon–11 pm

Upper Filini, Monday–Friday: 5–10 pm

Nearby Attractions

The number of things to do near the Radisson Blu Aqua is seemingly endless. Embark on a shopping spree at the Magnificent Mile, take a boat tour along the Chicago River, ride the iconic Ferris wheel at Navy Pier, or simply gaze upon the luster of the city from the Willis Tower Skydeck. Don't forget to have your picture taken at Millennium Park in front of the famous "Bean." With so many bars, restaurants and music venues within walking distance of the hotel, your itinerary is certain to remain packed and exciting.

Chicago Lakefront Trail

0.7 mi / 1.12 km from the hotel
Walk, run, bike, or rollerblade along this glorious 18-mile stretch around the shore of lovely Lake Michigan, and take in some of Chicago's best neighborhoods.
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Millennium Park

0.32 mi / 0.51 km from the hotel
Indulge your senses in a park full of exceptional works of art like Frank Gehry's Jay Pritzker Pavilion and Anish Kapoor's sublime Cloud Gate sculpture.

North Michigan Avenue (Magnificent Mile)

4.82 mi / 7.76 km from the hotel
Shop till you drop on this ultimate shopping avenue - including the cosmopolitan, historic Magnificent Mile with its chic boutiques and mega-malls.
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How to get to the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

221 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois60601, United States

Whether you’re staying in the stunning rooms of the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel for business or pleasure, set aside time to visit the city’s iconic attractions. Ideally located in downtown Chicago, our hotel provides convenient access to the Financial District and famous North Michigan Avenue, as well as Lakeshore East Park, Millennium Park, and Lake Michigan. We offer a great location within 18 miles of both Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). Locating our hotel by GPS can be difficult due to surrounding multi-level streets. For optimal instructions, please input the address 225 N Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601. If you are in need of assistance, please call our front desk at +1 (312) 565-5258 and we’ll be happy to help guide you.

If you’re staying overnight, we offer 24-hour valet parking with in-and-out privileges for $67 per day. If you plan to self park, a garage attached to the hotel is available. The north elevators bring you to the back of the Aqua building, where you can then walk through our lobby to the front to find reception.

From Chicago Midway International Airport

By airport shuttle:

Book an Airport Express ride from Midway to the hotel doors.

By train:

Take the Orange Line to the State/Lake station. From here, it's only 0.5 miles to the hotel.

By car:

  • Go north on Cicero Avenue to 1-55 North/Stevenson Expy (6.6 mi).
  • Use left two lanes to take the U.S. 41 N/Lake Shore Dr N exit (0.5 mi).
  • Merge onto U.S. 41 N/S Lake Shore Dr.
  • Exit onto Monroe St.
  • Turn right onto Michigan Ave.
  • Turn right onto Randolph St.
  • Stay right to go up the ramp to upper Randolph St.
  • Turn left onto Columbus Dr (this will be the first light after you come up the ramp).
  • The destination is on the right.

From O'Hare International Airport

By airport shuttle:

Book an Airport Express ride from O'Hare to the hotel doors.

By train:

Take the Blue Line to the Washington station, which is just 0.5 miles from the hotel.

By car:

  • Take I-90/94.
  • Follow signs to Chicago (12.35 mi).
  • Exit at Ohio Street (Exit 50B) toward 600 N (1.17 mi).
  • Turn right on N Michigan Ave.
  • Turn left onto E South Water St (0.5 mi).
  • Keep left at the fork to continue on E South Water St.
  • At the stop sign, stay straight to travel onto the middle section of E South Water St. This is a ramp that will take you to the upper level.
  • Make a right onto upper Columbus Dr.
  • At the second median (by CVS) make a U-turn. The main entrance of the hotel will be on the right.

From Union Station

On foot:

Walking to the hotel from Union Station will take about half an hour. While it is a 1.5-mile walk, you'll get to see major attractions along the way.

By bus:

There are several bus options, including:

  • From the Union Station Transit Center, get on bus 151. Get off at the Michigan & Randolph stop, which is only 0.28 miles from the hotel.
  • Head to the Canal & Adams stop to board bus 60. Get off at the Randolph & Field Blvd stop for a quick 0.19-mile walk to the hotel.