Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Location. Sensation.

EXPLORE FROM OUR HOTEL NEAR THE LAKEFRONT AND ALL THE CHICAGO MUST-SEES

Let your adventures begin at the Radisson Blu Aqua, an architectural pinnacle in downtown Chicago near iconic attractions, the Financial District and famous North Michigan Avenue. Take a peek out of your hotel room window and set your sights on your first stop, perhaps Lakeshore East Park, Millennium Park and Lake Michigan. Whether you have your heart set on taking a sightseeing cruise at the Navy Pier, picnicking at Millennium Park or touring the Art Institute of Chicago, our downtown hotel's location near the lakefront provides you easy access to all the Chicago must-sees. Plus, we offer convenient on-site parking and a great location within 18 miles of both Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) for hassle-free travel.

Please Note: Locating our hotel by GPS can be difficult due to surrounding multilevel streets. For assistance, please call our front desk at +1 (312) 565-5BLU and we’d be happy to help guide you.

Our front lobby is located on Upper Columbus Drive, between Randolph and Upper Wacker. If driving East on South Water from Michigan Ave., take the middle ramp to Upper Columbus. If driving East Randolph from Michigan Ave., stay right on the ramp in order to access the upper level. Our self-park garages have multiple points of entry including the North Drive just to the left of our main entrance, the South Drive just to the right of our main entrance or on Lower Wacker. If you are staying overnight at the hotel and plan to self-park we recommend you park on the North side of the garage. 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. When departing, the top floor exit leads to South Drive on Columbus. Lower level exits have outlets on Lower Wacker, with easy access to Lake Shore.

From Chicago O'Hare International Airport:
  • Take I-90/94
  • Follow signs to Chicago (12.35 miles)
  • Exit at Ohio Street (Exit number 50B), toward 600 N (1.17 miles)
  • Turn right on N Michigan Ave
  • Turn left onto E South Water St (0.5 miles)
  • Keep left at the fork to continue on E South Water St
  • At the stop sign, stay straight to go 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 Chicago Midway International Airport
  • North on Cicero Avenue to 1-55 North/Stevenson Expy (6.6 miles)
  • Use left 2 lanes to take the U.S. 41 N/Lake Shore Drive N exit (0.5 miles)
  • Merge onto US-41 N/S Lake Shore Dr
  • Exit on Monroe St
  • Right turn on Michigan Ave
  • Right turn on Randolph St
  • As soon as you turn, stay right to go up ramp to upper Randolph
  • Turn left onto Columbus. This will be the first light after you come up the ramp.
  • Destination is on right hand side
From I-290E
  • Follow I-290E
  • Continue on 290 E, it will turn into Congress Parkway.
  • Continue on Congress Parkway past Michigan Ave.
  • Turn left on S Columbus Dr
  • Continue on Columbus Dr, this will turn into N Lower Columbus.
  • Turn left onto E Lower Wacker Dr
  • Turn Left at the first light, which is Stetson.
  • At the stop sign, turn left into 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.
Nearby transport:
  • Chicago's Union Station – 1.8 miles
  • Chicago Midway Airport – 12 miles
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport – 18 miles
  • Shared transportation