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Columbus, OH: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Only hotels in Columbus are listed below. Search for the cheapest discounted hotel and motel rates in or near Columbus, OH for your upcoming personal or group trip. We list the best Columbus Ohio hotel rooms. Review the Columbus hotel list below to find the perfect lodging. We also have a map of the Columbus hotels. Group booking? Search Columbus Group Hotel Rates or Book a Columbus Meeting

The Columbus center is approximately the area of Ohio Theater and the area of Ohio Statehouse.

Columbus, Ohio, is the 15th largest city in the United States, making it bigger than some of the country's well-known cities like Washington D.C., Boston, Massachusetts, and Nashville. A city of its size has a lot of hotels to choose from, and your reason for visiting will help you decide where to stay. If you're stopping in for business, a hotel directly in downtown Columbus or near the Port Columbus International Airport will be perfect for you. Visiting for fun? Try something near the zoo and the water park to delight your kids.In 2014, Forbes ranked Columbus, Ohio, in the top spot on their "Opportunity Cities" list. That means Columbus is a great place for professionals and creatives to make a big splash. A city with a vibrant downtown, a cute artsy district called the Short North, and a lot of things to do. Columbus is full of boutique businesses and fun tourist spots like the zoo and amusement parks, which makes it a surprisingly intriguing place to visit.Columbus also has two high-end shopping malls, an adorable historic district called German Village, and is home to Ohio State University, which is a school many college basketball fans will recognize. Other notable neighborhoods in Columbus are the Italian Village, the Victorian Village, and Olde Towne East, which has many houses from the 19th century. You may not have considered central Ohio as a place to explore or to start a business, but take a visit to Columbus before you write it off. The city is more interesting than you think, and it might just change your mind. More from this guide...

Columbus Hotels & Accommodations

Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center : 88 East Nationwide Blvd. 88 East Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 8 floors
From$128
Very Good 4.5 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown Columbus - Columbus 650 South High St., Columbus, OH 43215
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
Hilton Columbus Downtown 401 North High St., Columbus, OH 43215
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 48 suites
From$139
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Hampton Inn & Suites : 501 North High St. 501 North High St., Columbus, OH 43215
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 7 floors in hotel
From$112
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Le Meridien Columbus The Joseph - Columbus 620 North High St., Columbus, OH 43215
  • Four star Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 3pm
From$199
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Hyatt Place Columbus / Osu 795 Yard St., Columbus, OH 43212
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 6 floors
From$129
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews Call
The Blackwell Inn - Columbus 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210
  • Four-star Suburban property
  • 8 floors in hotel
From$119
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Homewood Suites Columbus Osu : 1576 West Lane Ave. 1576 West Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43221
  • Three Star Suburban property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
From$119
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Embassy Suites Columbus Airport 2883 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219
  • Four-star Airport hotel
  • 10 meeting rooms in hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites University Area - Columbus 3160 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43202
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • 152 rooms in hotel
From$109
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Hilton Garden Inn Columbus University Area : 3232 Olentangy River Rd. 3232 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43202
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • 158 rooms in hotel
From$105
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Courtyard by Marriott at Easton - Columbus
+1-888-305-3366
3900 Morse Crossing, Columbus, OH 43219
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • 6 floors in property
From$159
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Hilton Garden Inn Grove City / Columbus 3928 Jackpot Rd., Grove City, OH 43123 ~6.01 miles southwest of Columbus
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 87 rooms
From$69
Very Good 4.5 /5Read Reviews Call
La Quinta Inn
+1-800-997-5149
3962 Jackpot Rd., Grove City, OH 43123 ~6.05 miles southwest of Columbus
  • Mid-scale Highway hotel
  • Gym is available on property
The Columbus a Renaissance Hotel 50 North 3rd St., Columbus, OH 43215
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 21 floors
From$179
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Downtown
+1-800-230-4134
35 West Spring St., Columbus, OH 43215
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 4 meeting rooms in property
From$149
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Red Roof Plus Columbus Downtown Convention Center 111 East Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215
  • Two star Downtown property
  • Fitness + Health Center
Lofts Hotel
+1-888-690-5247
55 East Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215
  • High-end Downtown property
  • 22 suites in property
From$119
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Hyatt Regency Columbus : 350 North High St. 350 North High St., Columbus, OH 43215
  • 4 star Convention Center property
  • Hotel has 15 floors
From$51
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Springhill Suites Columbus Osu : 1421 Olentangy River Rd.
+1-800-881-1523
1421 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43212
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Hotel has 4 floors
From$89
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Express Ohio State Fair Grounds 701 East Hudson St., Columbus, OH 43211
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • Has environment-friendly policy See more
Red Roof Plus+ Columbus Osu - Columbus
+1-888-690-5281
441 Ackerman Rd., Columbus, OH 43202
  • Low priced Rural hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
From$95
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbus / Airport - Columbus 2880 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219
  • 3 star Airport hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
From$79
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score Call
Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Airport in Columbus 2901 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219
  • 3-star Airport property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
From$99
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Staybridge Suites by Holiday Inn Columbus Airport - Columbus 2890 Airport Dr., Columbus, OH 43219
  • Mid-scale Airport hotel
  • 87 suites in hotel
From$89
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
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Seasonality of Columbus, Ohio

Columbus isn't your typical tourist destination. As a city with many large businesses, hospitals, and a giant university, it attracts professionals and students as well as recreational visitors. Ohio's capital is also Ohio's largest city, with an estimated population of about 150,000 shy of a million people. So when you're visiting Columbus, think about the school year for timing business conventions.Ohio State University events will, understandably, consume considerable hotel space in the city, so if you're visiting make sure it's not during graduation or any big college games. Columbus also has several conference centers downtown, so it's smart to check if any large gatherings are happening that might make the prices of downtown hotels increase during certain weeks.Ohio has a beautiful fall, which you can see if you drive to the outskirts of Columbus or take a journey into the Hocking Hills. It gets chilly in the winter, with January seeing an average high of only 36 degrees, but many facilities in the city deck themselves out for the holiday season, and you can usually find "The Nutcracker" on stage if you visit during the holidays. Summers are relatively humid, but nothing a U.S. Southerner couldn't handle.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Columbus, OH:

seasonality of hotel rates in Columbus

Columbus by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in Columbus, OH. You can use these illustrations to determine the least expensive time to book a room in Columbus for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Columbus, Ohio

4 Star Average Prices: $131.66

If you're in Columbus and planning a trip to the theater or going shopping at gorgeous Easton Town Center, make the most of your trip by sleeping in style. Enjoy a luxury hotel stay in Columbus, Ohio, when you book at Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph. This four-star hotel sits in downtown Columbus, just blocks away from attractions like the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Nationwide Arena, and Huntington Park. The Joseph is a boutique hotel with just 135 rooms, and each one has been decorated individually for a unique flourish.The Westin Columbus is another four-star luxury option. This High Street hotel offers deluxe rooms, suites, and executive rooms, giving you a number of space and price options. The Westin offers dry cleaning and laundry services, and has a fitness center. It sits near the Ohio Theater and LeVeque Tower, and is just a few minutes' walk away from the heart of downtown.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Columbus

Affordable Options in Columbus, Ohio

3 Star Average Prices: $110.70

While some of the most inexpensive Columbus hotels are more than 20 miles from the city's center, savvy travelers can find good deals closer to the thick of things. Extend A Suites was recently renovated in 2012, and has a pool and a fitness center. While you may have to take a two-mile drive to get to downtown, you're still well within city limits. Knights-Inn Columbus offers extremely affordable rooms just west of the main city, and you'll get complimentary breakfast when you stay there.M Star Columbus North is a modest motel property with one floor and 111 rooms. It's in the north part of the city, near Westerville, and offers free Wi-Fi and laundry facilities. The Motel 6 Grove City is just outside of Columbus, putting it just a short drive away from the city itself. Stay at the Motel 6 if you're traveling with a pet and if you're looking for access to shopping and restaurants that are away from the rush of downtown.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Columbus

2 Star Average Prices: $78.96

2 Star Hotel Prices in Columbus

Which Columbus hotels have real discounts?

It's always smart to shop for hotels with discounts in mind, and in Columbus you'll find many hotels that provide AAA, AARP, senior, and military discounts. The TownePlace Suites Columbus Worthington has a stellar senior discount. As long as you present your ID and are over 62, you can earn a discount that's several dollars lower than their AAA discount. The TownePlace Suites is a 2.5-star suburban hotel, located near the Columbus Zoo and the Polaris mall. The senior discount makes it an affordable choice for those who want a little pampering.The Econo Lodge Worthington costs less and offers both AAA and senior discounts of the same rate. The Econo Lodge also offers a government and military rate which is slightly higher than their other discounts, but will still save you money on their already affordable rooms. The Red Roof Inn Columbus West - Hilliard is another affordable option with all three discounts available. Several of their most affordable rooms are made even lower cost with applicable AAA, seniors, and military discounts. Unlike the Econo Lodge, the Red Roof Inn offers the same rate for all three discount types.If you're an AAA member and want to stay in a three-star hotel, the Homewood Suites Columbus Dublin offers a free breakfast, a fitness facility, and an indoor pool. Stay in a one-bedroom suite with a queen bed from Monday through Thursday to take advantage of their AAA discount rate and get the best value for this hotel.

Best Value Options in Columbus, Ohio

Get a comfortable hotel experience without paying luxury prices when you stay in Columbus by booking at the Four Points by Sheraton Columbus-Polaris. It sits near the upscale Polaris shopping mall, giving you access to restaurants and tons of shopping in northern Columbus. Get an extra-comfortable bed and free Wi-Fi for an affordable price at the Four Points.The Holiday Inn Columbus N - I-270 Worthington is located in the same neck of the woods as the Four Points by Sheraton, which means it's also near the same great shopping and food. To get to the center of Columbus and the downtown area from the Holiday Inn, just take nearby I-71 due south. The Holiday Inn has an indoor pool, a fitness center, and spacious rooms.Head to Dublin Ohio, which is northeast of Columbus, for the Sonesta Es Suites Columbus Dublin. This three-star property has a seasonal outdoor pool, a fitness center, free breakfast, and they allow pets. The Sonesta Es Suites has a reputation for being a clean facility with friendly staff, providing an overall excellent value for the price of the rooms.

Stay Near the Columbus, Ohio Airport

The Port Columbus International Airport directly connects to many major cities across the U.S. You can travel from Columbus to connect with most major airport hub cities, which means staying near the airport is often a must if you're visiting Columbus for business, or need to stop over for the night. Because the airport is a major part of Columbus, you can find several quality hotels within a mile of the terminal.The closest hotel to the airport is the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Columbus Airport, which makes it ideal for anyone catching an early flight. The most inexpensive option is the Days Inn Columbus Airport. It's just over a mile away, but the room rates are affordable and perfect for those on a budget, especially if you'll only be staying one night. Since access to the airport is important, many of the closer hotels have room rates well over $100 a night, making the Days Inn (which is under $100 a night) a great value.Come visit Columbus, whether you're thinking of starting a new business and need somewhere to set up shop, or you want to visit Ohio and have access to lots of great activities. University sports, a huge science center, lots of hospitals, and considerable high-end shopping make Columbus a fun place to explore. Plus, it has several lovely neighborhoods that are wonderful to take a walk through, no matter the season. 

What did travelers think of the city of Columbus?

Below are reviews of the city of Columbus, OH from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Not Much To Do"
Score 4.0 / 5

We were happy with our booking at the Red Roof but I believe we would've enjoyed our stay more if we were in a downtown location.

Christine K., from 10-Jul-2016
"Red Roof "
Score 4.0 / 5

Down town area is a much better stay or another location, not this red roof

Christine K., from 10-Jul-2016
"Cool Hangouts"
Score 5.0 / 5

Columbus has a lot of cool hangouts. Really an eclectic city.

Debbie B., from 04-Jul-2016
"Must Come Back for Sightseeing!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Shopping and Food. We were limited because we where there for a Church Service. Hopefully when I return I would like to sightsee.

Hattie B. R., from 27-Jun-2016
"So Much Fun!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great Columbus Crew game.

Chasity B., from 18-Jun-2016
"Something for Everyone"
Score 5.0 / 5

The city was great. Very entertaining with great attractions.

Gary F., from 15-Jun-2016
"Good Getaway"
Score 4.0 / 5

The city was great. Really enjoyed the visit.

Gary F., from 15-Jun-2016
"Lots of Food to Choose From!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Plenty of near by food choices. Convenient location.

Jenny F., from 05-Jun-2016
"Lots To Do!"
Score 4.0 / 5

The city was fun in the aspect of a lot of things to do. There were many shopping centers and restaurants that you can walk too.

Nicole Z., from 11-Feb-2016
"Lots of Restaurants"
Score 4.0 / 5

We were there to play volleyball, so not a lot of extra activities. The fact that the hotel is close to the Polaris Mall and Sooooo many restaurants was a big plus.

Richard J., from 01-Feb-2016
"Convenient Stay"
Score 4.0 / 5

The area surrounding the hotel had many shopping and dining locations in very close proximity. I didn't venture around too much, but I didn't have to go more than about 2 miles away from the hotel for anything that I wanted to eat or purchase.

Robyn T., from 15-Oct-2015
"Great Things To Do For Families"
Score 4.0 / 5

I lived in Columbus for a long time and I love the people there. I think it's easy to get around and it has lots of great places for families to do stuff.

Debra J., from 20-Jun-2015
"Nice Area"
Score 4.0 / 5

There are a number of different entertaining activities and tours.

Luke R., from 04-May-2015
"Columbus is a Great City"
Score 5.0 / 5

A wide variety of parks and nature centers, not to mention museums, comedy clubs, and casinos.

Michelle M., from 25-Apr-2015
"A Nice, Clean City"
Score 4.0 / 5

We were here for a basketball tournament. We did not really have the opportunity to explore, but we did make it to the Waffle House.

Jameka P., from 19-Apr-2015
"Love It"
Score 4.0 / 5

There is a lot of places to visit. Zoo and aquarium, recreational/outdoor activities, botanical gardens, and entertainment district.

Terhonda P., from 11-Apr-2015
"Great Place To Visit and Very Clean."
Score 5.0 / 5

A good variety of shops whether it be the North Market or the bars/restaurants in the Arena district. The Ohio State University campus and their sports facilities were very impressive. Columbus is a great place to visit and very clean.

Rob D., from 28-Dec-2014
"Full of Attractions"
Score 5.0 / 5

The excellent dining and the beauty of its open spaces, especially the river bank. We also found the city full of attractions, especially COSI, and the numerous galleries (art, shops). The north end around the Holiday Inn Express is free of crime and very good for stores and shops. The area around Ohio State is particularly interesting and lively at night, and one can walk around the Short North with no concerns about safety. The freeway system is fairly user-friendly and has a very good link to the airport. We also liked the frequent bus service along High St.

David G., from 25-Oct-2014
"Recommend the visit"
Score 4.0 / 5

The city was nice and clean with good food.

Casey C., from 04-Aug-2014
"Great environment"
Score 5.0 / 5

Nice, friendly people.

Mellisa H., from 25-Jul-2014
"Columbus OH has the friendliest people."
Score 5.0 / 5

Not much for tourist to see, but the people and places I visted were friendly and nice.

Doyce H., from 10-Jul-2014
"Columbus OH has 4th of July fireworks."
Score 4.0 / 5

It was right by the fireworks.

Christine E., from 05-Jul-2014
"Columbus Zoo and Aquarium"
Score 4.0 / 5

We loved the Columbus zoo. I wish we had more time to stay, there were many other museums and places of interest to check out, we just could not do it all.

Debra R., from 10-Jun-2014
"Lots of great areas and attractions."
Score 5.0 / 5

Many different sports teams, Convention Center, Arena District, Short North. Great bars and restaurants.

James H., from 26-May-2014
"Easton Town Center Shopping and More"
Score 4.0 / 5

Easy to get around, Easton place, The Ohio State University. A clean city and well laid out.

Janette T., from 13-May-2014
"My Trip to Columbus"
Score 4.0 / 5

The number of unique restaurants available, shopping areas, convention center, Veterans Memorial Center, and universities.

Marlen M., from 12-May-2014
"Polaris Fashion Place"
Score 4.0 / 5

Polaris Mall is outstanding!

Sharon R., from 28-Apr-2014
"Big City Meets Small Town"
Score 4.0 / 5

We are both from Columbus so we must like everything about Columbus to still be here 70 years. Big city atmosphere with small town hospitality.

Clarice K., from 14-Apr-2014
"Some beautiful features"
Score 4.0 / 5

Vibrant downtown; impressive Statehouse. Franklin County Botanical Garden.

Kelly H., from 04-Apr-2014
"Easy Navigation and Parking"
Score 5.0 / 5

It was fairly easy to get around Columbus, and plenty of parking for a resonable rate.

Andrea C., from 02-Mar-2014
"Recommended"
Score 4.0 / 5

Polaris shopping and the Worth Ingrown Country Club for eating.

Tammy W., from 12-Dec-2013
"After hours fun"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great night life

Karie P., from 10-Dec-2013
The average traveler rating of the city of Columbus, OH shown above is 4.4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews
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