Chicago Staycation With The Family At Radisson Blu Aqua

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Thanks to Radisson Blu Aqua for hosting my family for a complimentary stay at their hotel.

I’m always on the lookout for getaways close to where we live in the Chicago suburbs and our recent stay at the Radisson Blu Aqua did not dissapoint. I was happy to find so much to do inside the hotel which makes it perfect for winter staycations. Best of all, it’s located right in the heart of Chicago, close to Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park and other popular tourist attractions.

When we first arrived at the Radisson Blu Aqua I was thrilled to be able to see bits of the lake from my room. A water view is always top of my list anytime I travel! I also had a nice view of the hotel’s rooftop courtyard along with Millennium Park’s concert shelter.

While a water view is at the top of my list, so is a nice room. When we travel we often have to take breaks in our room in between activities to give Lucas downtime, so we spend a lot more time in our room than the typical family might. The rooms at the hotel were nicely furnished with comfortable beds and a fabulous rain shower in the bathroom.

Once we relax a bit in the room the boys typically want to go to the pool. We discovered the Radisson Blu Aqua has two pools, a large outdoor pool and a smaller indoor lap pool. Since it was too cold for an outoor swim, the boys played in the indoor one. There is also a hot tub which is nice for relaxing after a long day.

After swimming we went to explore the other ammeneties the hotel offered. My sports playing boy immediately fell in love with the indoor basketball court and probably could have spent all evening practicing for the upcoming basketball season. The hotel also had a large workout room and a game room. We didn’t use the workout room but the boys did enjoy playing a game of pool in the game room.

After a busy weekend of enjoying the hotel amenities and exploring all that Chicago has to offer we ended the weekend with brunch at Filini, the hotel’s restaurant. There was such a great variety and all of our favorite foods, from made-to-order omelets to delicious pastries, all beautifully displayed.

If you are looking for a winter getaway, look no further than the “wavy hotel” as my kids like to call it. The Radisson Blu Aqua is a wonderful place to stay no matter the season! You can learn more and make reservations online here.

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  1. Staycations are awesome. I love being a tourist in my local city and surrounding areas. So much fun.

  2. That bagel display is too fun- I’ve never seen anything like it! So glad you got to have such a lovely staycation. From the indoor basketball court to the lake view, the Blu Aqua seems to have it all!

  3. Rhonda Brown says:

    You had me at the bagels! That is so unique and a great idea! Sometimes we need to be reminded to visit our area like a tourist and view things through different eyes. Great post!

  4. reesa says:

    Ok everything about this hotel looks AMAZING! From the rooms to the pool to the breakfast!

  5. Cathy says:

    Wait a minute?!?! They have a basketball court IN the hotel? That is so totally cool. I’ve never been to Chicago, but this hotel is reason enough to book a trip!

  6. Star Traci says:

    That wavy hotel is super cool! Your view was amazing and the basketball court is insanely cool!
    :)
    Traci

  7. Scott says:

    We stay in downtown Chicago all the time, but have never visited the Radisson. Looks like we’ve been missing out!

  8. Emily says:

    Wow, that hotel looks amazing and what a stunning view! We actually did something similar in Chicago over Spring break and stayed in a different hotel for a few days. It is a lot of fun to discover more of Chicago and get to stay in a nice hotel.

  9. Dawn Nieves says:

    That is a gorgeous hotel! The room looks so comfy. I’ve never been to Chicago but it’s definitely on my wish list!

  10. Alicia says:

    This looks like a wonderful place to stay!! I have never been to Chicago but really want to visit there someday and when I do, I will be sure to stay here.

  11. Louise says:

    I love a good Staycation. We don’t have hotels as gorgeous as this where I live, though! I would most definitely love to stay here :)

    Louise x

  12. Kristin says:

    I’m totally remembering this for our next Chicago trip. We didn’t go this fall like we usually do and I want to go back asap!

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