Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago

Location. Sensation.

VISIT ALL THE CHICAGO MUST-SEES FROM OUR STUNNING HOTEL

Whether you’re staying in the stunning rooms of the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel for business or pleasure, be sure to set time aside to visit all the iconic attractions nearby. 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. The Radisson Blu offers 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’ll be happy to help guide you.
 
Our front lobby is located on Upper Columbus Drive, between Randolph and Upper Wacker. If driving on East South Water from Michigan Ave., take the middle ramp to Upper Columbus. If driving on East Randolph from Michigan Ave., stay right on the ramp in order to access the upper level.

If you're staying overnight at the hotel, the Radisson Blu Aqua offers 24-hour valet parking with in and out privileges for $65 per day. If you plan to self-park, a garage attached to the hotel is also available to guests and the general public. 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 O'Hare International Airport:
  • Take I-90/94.
  • Follow signs to Chicago (12.35 miles).
  • Exit at Ohio Street (Exit 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:
  • Go north on Cicero Avenue to 1-55 North/Stevenson Expy (6.6 miles).
  • Use left two 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 the 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