Best Hotels to Stay in and Around Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is a magnet for tourists of all ages despite the bad reputation the cooler seasons give this Ohio urban destination. Surrounded by historic landmarks but with a young heart kept pumping by the university crowds, vibrant and artsy Columbus attracts both leisure and business travelers, along with future Ohio State students and their parents. Regardless of what side of this city you want to discover, you will find a varied selection of affordable and comfortable Columbus hotels, located everywhere from downtown to quieter locations that are a short drive away. Read on to discover each of them.

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Red Roof Inn Columbus

Right next to Ohio State University, Red Roof Inn Columbus is the perfect choice if your travel plans include a tour of the campus. Of course, the OSU Football Stadium and St. John’s Arena being close by make this an even better proposition for sport lovers. An affordable inn that’s properly equipped for longer stays with its cozy rooms, mini refrigerators, business center, and free parking, the Red Roof Inn Columbus is surrounded by parks and restaurants. Its location and family-friendly entertainment options make it a great choice when traveling with kids. 

Extended Stay America – Columbus – Polaris

Right next to a shopping mall and plenty of opportunities for family fun, Extended Stay America – Columbus – Polaris is a great choice for a longer trip to Ohio. Since this hotel is designed for long family stays, the rooms come with a kitchen, entertainment and free internet access, and a pull-out sofa bed to accommodate all guests.  The Polaris Fashion Place mall neighbors this hotel, and when the on-site swimming pool and fitness center are not enough, you can enjoy an afternoon with your family at the Magic Mountain Fun Center or mini golf nearby.

Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark

If you want to enjoy a water wonderland and still stay close to Columbus, then try the Maui Sands Resort & Indoor Waterpark in Sandusky, Ohio. Spacious, luxurious rooms (some featuring their own jacuzzi and living room), an indoor water park, a spa tub, and a bar are but a few of the reasons to choose this resort for your stay. Although more expensive than other hotels, there is no better place to have fun and exercise.

Drury Inn and Suites South Columbus

A popular choice among families and business travelers visiting the city, Drury Inn and Suites South Columbus welcomes guests with spacious rooms featuring amenities that help you take care of simple meals, conduct your business, and stay entertained. The pool, fitness center, and business center are at your disposal, and you’ll thoroughly enjoy the free breakfast and dinner. The Brewery District and Columbus Zoo are must-see destinations while staying here.

Hawthorne Park Bed and Breakfast

Cozy, comfortable, and modern, Hawthorne Pak Bed and Breakfast is a great choice for travelers who prefer a smaller venue for their stay. Featuring only three guest rooms and one suite, this private and relaxing bed and breakfast is only a short walk from the Botanical Gardens, the Columbus Museum of Art, and  the Franklin Park Conservatory.