Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

CHICAGO HOTEL NEAR THE LAKEFRONT


STAY NEAR MILLENNIUM PARK AT OUR HOTEL IN CHICAGO

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. Start a day of sightseeing at Navy Pier, and then tour the Art Institute of Chicago before heading downtown to soak up the nightlife. We offer a great location within 18 miles of both Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

If you're staying overnight, we offer 24-hour valet parking with in-and-out privileges for $66 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.

Directions to the hotel  
Our front lobby is located on upper Columbus Drive, between Randolph Street and upper Wacker Drive. If driving on East South Water Street from Michigan Avenue, take the middle ramp to upper Columbus Drive. If driving on East Randolph Street from Michigan Avenue, stay right on the ramp in order to access the upper level.

Locating our hotel by GPS can be difficult due to surrounding multi-level streets. For assistance, please call our front desk at +1 (312) 565-5258 and we’ll be happy to help guide you.

From Chicago O'Hare International Airport:

  • 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 Chicago Midway International Airport:

  • 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 I-290 E:

  • Follow I-290 E.
  • Continue onto 290 E; it will turn into Congress Pkwy.
  • Continue onto Congress Pkwy past Michigan Ave.
  • Turn left onto S Columbus Dr.
  • Continue onto Columbus Dr; this will turn into lower N Columbus Dr.
  • Turn left onto lower E Wacker Dr.
  • Turn left at the first light, which is Stetson Ave.
  • 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 transportation:

  • Chicago's Union Station – 1.8 miles
  • Chicago Midway International Airport – 12 miles
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport – 18 miles
  • Shared transportation