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Where to Stay in Columbus, Ohio

Written by Duke Stewart

This article is part of Hipmunk’s Boutique Hotels Around the World campaign.

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Where to Stay in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is a perfect choice for every type of traveler, with enough entertainment options to suit the hordes of university students and convention goers that live in and visit this city every day. But a major dilemma when visiting Columbus is picking the right hotel, and this guide is here to help you with that. Here are five great hotels in Columbus with every type of traveler in mind.

Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort

For family and business travelers, Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort is as value-packed as a hotel can get. The water park will keep all ages entertained while the on-site Asian-inspired seafood will keep your bellies full. It’s just a short drive from Heritage Square Antique Mall and the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. There’s plenty to do inside and around this wonderful hotel and resort.

Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown – Convention Center

Downtown visitors will love Red Roof Plus+ Columbus Downtown – Convention Center for its low prices and being situated right in the middle of the city. It’s close to Nationwide Arena and the North Market Farmer’s Market, so there’s no worry about food or entertainment options when staying at this hotel. Book a room on a higher floor and you’ll get access to wonderful views of downtown Columbus and its surroundings.

The Blackwell

Ohio State University is a big reason that people come to Columbus, and The Blackwell is their first choice when staying around the Horseshoe. Book an upper floor room on the hotel’s front side and you’ll get treated to views overlooking Ohio State’s football stadium, which is a major plus on game day. No need to buy a football ticket when staying at the Blackwell, but just keep that secret between us, okay?

The Lofts Hotel

One major bonus of The Lofts Hotel is the indoor pool that it shares with the adjacent Crowne Plaza Hotel. Regardless, this uniquely designed hotel mixes industrial-fashioned open bricked walls with modern iPod docking stations and comfortable bathrobes. Convention goers and families will love this hotel for being right in the middle of Columbus’s arena district.

Varsity Inn OSU North

Varsity Inn OSU North is perfect for those looking for the action at the Horseshoe but the quiet that comes with this nice hotel. It’s equipped with an outdoor pool and free parking, so you’ll be guaranteed a good spot around Ohio State without the noise that comes with a stay in the university area.

So now that you’ve got five great hotels in Columbus right here, what are you waiting for? Better go ahead and book, and while you’re at it, here are some flights to Columbus that’ll get you there quicker than a car or train. There are tons of things to see and do in Columbus, so it’s best not to worry about flights or hotels. If you choose these hotels, you’ll be right in the middle of the Buckeye City’s best, so don’t worry about having a fun time in Columbus. It’s all right there for you to enjoy.

About the author

Duke Stewart

As a recovering Expat, I write about Life through Travel and want you there with me through captivating stories followed by guides on how to do the same. My work has been featured in various magazines throughout Korea and in online publications including the awesome Hipmunk.com. I am also a nerd and love to point out a situation's similarities to any of my favorite movies, books, or tv shows. You've been warned:) Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for daily updates.

1 Comment

  • Hi Duke,

    All the spots look awesome. My best buddy and bro in law attended OSU for their master’s degrees. The parties on Game Day were epic. I also heard tales of burning dumpsters and Keg and Eggers on many wild Saturdays when the Bucks were playing. Fabulous college town and cool round up here. Thanks for sharing Duke.

    Ryan
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