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Get some culture on and off campus in Columbus

As well as being named after the famous explorer, Columbus, Ohio, distinguishes itself in a number of ways. As the capital of Ohio as well as its largest city, Columbus is also home to Ohio State University, one of the biggest campuses in the entire US, enriching the city with attractions like the Wexner Center for the Arts. Catch a football game at the Ohio “Horseshoe” Stadium, explore the work of writer James Thurber at his former home, or just tour Columbus' distinct neighborhoods for everything from German culture to gallery-hopping.


Things to see

German Village

Get a taste for what life would be like in a Medieval European town by visiting Columbus's German Village. This district stretches across 233 acres just south of Downtown, and is characterized by quaint, cobblestone streets and beautiful homes, including charming bungalows and lovely estates. Schiller Park acts as the nucleus of the village, which also boasts numerous German restaurants and the all-important craft breweries.

Short North

Experience the creative side of Columbus by spending time in Short North, the city's arts district. This highly walkable neighborhood is studded with numerous galleries, restaurants and shops. On the first Saturday evening of each month, the district springs to life with the Gallery Hop. Many galleries and shops stay open exceptionally late, and throngs of visitors roam the streets while snacking, drinking and socializing.

COSI

The Center of Science and Industry, or COSI, is a state-of-the-art hands-on museum that's especially popular with families and children. With more than 300 interactive exhibits, including Sherlock Holmes games and sweeping world panoramas in the National Geographic Theater, it's a terrific place to spend time on a rainy day.

OSU Campus

You'd be remiss to visit Columbus without spending at least a little time on the OSU campus. Highlights include The Horseshoe, which is the school's famous football stadium, The Oval and Mirror Lake.

Jack Nicklaus Museum

If you like golf, make a beeline for the Jack Nicklaus Museum, also found on the OSU campus. As the hometown of the man himself, Columbus celebrates the history of golf and Jack' successes in the game here, as well as plenty of collector's memorabilia and fun facts.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Sprawling across nearly 600 acres on the Scioto River just north of the city, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is home to more than 9,000 animals, from African parrots to polar bears. Split into sections that represent various regions of the world, the compact size still makes it doable for younger kids.


Traveling to Columbus

Road

With its location in the heart of central Ohio, Columbus is easy to access via a number of major interstates and freeways. From the east and west, Interstate 70 and Interstate 670 provide direct access to many parts of the city. From the north and south, Interstate 71 and State Route 315 serve as the main arteries into and around Columbus. Interstate 270, which is often referred to as the Outer Belt, is also a convenient way to get around town.

Air

For air travelers, Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is the natural choice. All major airlines are represented here, and there is service to and from a dizzying array of major cities domestic and international. Downtown is just 10 minutes away, and rental cars are readily available. You can also grab a taxi or hop on the No. 92 bus to get to the city.


Climate

Summers in Columbus are hot and humid, with temperatures reaching 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Lows of 23 degrees mean that winters tend to be very cold but relatively dry, and the city doesn't really experience excessive amounts of snowfall, so getting around is not a problem. The best rates on Columbus hotels are generally offered in the winter. As far as shoulder seasons go, spring is characterized by mild temperatures —just watch out for thunderstorms! —while fall offers crisp, cool weather and beautifully-colored foliage.

Recently booked Columbus hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Downtown
Downtown Columbus
2 hours ago 3 stars $134
Comfort Suites East Broad at 270 3 hours ago 3 stars $115
Hilton Columbus Downtown
Downtown Columbus
3 hours ago 4 stars $159
BEST WESTERN Port Columbus 3 hours ago 3 stars $87
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Columbus North 3 hours ago 3 stars $43
Hyatt Regency Columbus
Downtown Columbus
5 hours ago 4 stars $79
Red Roof PLUS Columbus Downtown
Downtown Columbus
6 hours ago 2 stars $76
Ramada Columbus Airport 6 hours ago 3 stars $63
Hampton Inn Columbus I-70E/Hamilton Rd. 7 hours ago 3 stars $89
Residence Inn by Marriott Columbus Easton 8 hours ago 3 stars $139

Recently Rated Columbus Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center
Downtown Columbus
4.3 / 5
27 reviews
3 stars $99
Residence Inn by Marriott Columbus Downtown
Downtown Columbus
3.7 / 5
16 reviews
3 stars $139
Lexington Inn and Suites Columbus North Polaris
2.6 / 5
14 reviews
3 stars $39
Hyatt Regency Columbus
Downtown Columbus
3.9 / 5
59 reviews
4 stars $79
Ramada Columbus Airport
3.0 / 5
88 reviews
3 stars $63
Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus The Ohio State University
University District
3.3 / 5
52 reviews
2 stars $72
Extended Stay America - Columbus - Easton
3.1 / 5
20 reviews
2 stars $89
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris
4.3 / 5
15 reviews
2 stars $92
Quality Inn & Suites North/Polaris
3.5 / 5
34 reviews
2 stars $65
Days Inn Columbus Fairgrounds
2.4 / 5
50 reviews
2 stars $52

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From $79

1 Hyatt Regency Columbus

4 stars
3.9 / 5 59 reviews

350 North High St Map

Free Valet Parking and Free Wireless Internet

Newly renovated, modern guest rooms and a brand new Stay Fit Fitness center give Hyatt Regency Columbus guests a relaxing and enjoyable visit to Columbus, Ohio. The hotel also features a full... More

Great location
Perfect location downtown, close to bars and attractions. The in house bar had awesome food and good prices. Friendly staff.
Sep 16, 2014
From $99

2 Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center

3 stars
4.3 / 5 27 reviews

88 East Nationwide Blvd. Map

The Extras Aren't Extra at Drury Hotels. Your great rate includes FREE hot food and cold beverages at our 5:30 Kickback. FREE hot breakfast, FREE wireless Internet access and FREE long distance.... More

Conference Stay
The staff was very friendly. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to enjoy all the amenities the hotel offered. I got in late, missing the free refreshments and snacks. I slept in till 8:30, so I...
Sep 19, 2014
From $144

3 Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Downtown

3 stars
4.3 / 5 25 reviews

501 North High Street Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

a hopping historic town...welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Downtown hotel.There are so many reasons to visit the Hampton Inn & Suites® hotel in downtown Columbus, such as our famous... More

Family Visitation
Hotel was easy to find, clean and nice all around (entrance, lobby, elevators, breakfast area, rooms). The staff was very pleasant and friendly. I wasn't really happy with parking...
Aug 3, 2014
From $179

4 Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 48 reviews

50 North Third Map

Rate includes breakfast

Relax in over 400 luxurious Columbus hotel rooms with upscale amenities and contemporary styling while enjoying stunning views of downtown. Let the colorful art of local artisans guide you to the... More

$175 Was a great deal
Everything cost extra but it's top notch, if I go again I'd aim for that place for sure
Aug 25, 2014
From $158

5 The Lofts Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 20 reviews

55 Nationwide Blvd Map

The Lofts Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel experience like no other in the world. Each of its 44 rooms is distinctive, offering special features that truly set it apart. Its designer interior... More

wonderful!
this is the second time that we stayed at this hotel and both experiences have been fantastic. the staff is great the rooms are unique and very comfortable. the bed is comfortable. it is within...
Jun 23, 2014
From $103

6 The Westin Columbus

4 stars
3.9 / 5 58 reviews

310 South High Street Map

Save 15% on your stay

The grand dame of Columbus hospitality for more than a centuryIn the heart of downtown, the Westin Columbus has been a hospitality landmark in the state capitol since 1897. An elegant formal lobby... More

Great for a mini getaway
Great staff. Nice comfortable rooms. In the downtown area, close to nice restaurants and bars.
Jul 7, 2014
From $159

7 Hilton Columbus Downtown

4 stars
4.4 / 5 7 reviews

401 North High Street Map

The Hilton Columbus Downtown hotel offers a contemporary presence in the eclectic urban hub of Columbus, reflecting the spirit and energy of the area. This Columbus, OH hotel is within walking... More

Cold room, bed only thing included
More than elegant luxurious hotel, beautiful view of downtown, paintings, architect, power controlled blinds, nice coffee ship, bar.. really enjoyed the stay, except: 1- AC adjusted on 75* highest,...
Aug 24, 2014
From $119

8 Crowne Plaza COLUMBUS-DOWNTOWN

4 stars
3.7 / 5 45 reviews

33 East Nationwide Blvd Map

The Top Choice of Hotels in Columbus, Ohio Conveniently located near Port Columbus International Airport, the Crowne Plaza Downtown Columbus hotel offers upscale amenities, exciting features and... More

Romantic/Celebratory weekend
My wife and I stayed in mid January 2014 to celebrate my 30th birthday. Pros: Fantastic customer service. I got a room upgrade and a bottle of champagne because I told them we were having a...
Jan 13, 2014
From $100

9 Holiday Inn COLUMBUS DWTN-CAPITOL SQUARE

3 stars
3.6 / 5 65 reviews

175 East Town St Map

Our Hotel's Located in Downtown Columbus, Ohio Situated in the heart of Columbus, Ohio, this hotel's location is close to everything! The Holiday Inn® Hotel Columbus Downtown - Capitol Square not... More

Overnight stay
Came down for a concert from Cleveland , they allowed us early check in cuz we were ahead of schedule. It was great on all accounts and I'd stay there again for sure
Aug 16, 2014
From $119

10 DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Columbus Downtown

3 stars
3.6 / 5 42 reviews

50 S Front St Map

Signature chocolate chip cookie at check-in

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Columbus Downtown is located in the heart of Columbus, Ohio, connected via a covered walkway to the Huntington Center, Vern Riffe State Office Tower and the... More

Cosmo state board meeting
Arrived in Columbus on Sunday for a Monday morning meeting. The location was only 10 mins from my meeting location.
Oct 4, 2013
From $139

11 Residence Inn by Marriott Columbus Downtown

3 stars
3.7 / 5 16 reviews

36 E Gay Street Map

Be in the center of things at this historic Columbus hotel The Residence Inn Columbus Downtown is in a historic former bank building in the center of downtown Columbus. This all-suite,... More

Quick business trip
This hotel is conveniently located downtown in a neat old bank building. There are plenty of good restaurants and bars within walking distance.
Sep 18, 2014
From $149

12 Hyatt Place Columbus OSU

4 stars
4.1 / 5 27 reviews

795 YARD STREET Map

Save 15% on your stay

Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU is a brand new hotel located minutes from The Ohio State University, The Greater Columbus Convention Center, The Arena District, and the wonderful cultural neighborhoods of... More

Great Columbus Location
I was very pleased with my stay. The room was clean and the service was spot on. The location is great. It is close enough to downtown cbus to easily enjoy everything columbus has to offer, while...
Jul 21, 2014
From $134

13 Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Downtown

3 stars
3.5 / 5 24 reviews

35 West Spring Street Map

Rate includes breakfast

Take center stage at this Columbus hotel near the Arena District The Courtyard Columbus Downtown is close to the city's Arena District and Capitol Square, site of the Ohio Statehouse. The hotel is... More

Disappointing
Did not have a good night of sleep. Heater was very noisy. It was going on and off the whole night. Noise from the door of next room closing was very loud.
Dec 16, 2013
From $99

14 Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square

4 stars
3.4 / 5 43 reviews

75 East State Street Map

Save 25% on your stay

We look forward to welcoming you to the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square. Conveniently located across the street from the Ohio Statehouse, were close to all the downtown attractions. The... More

Nice Stay
The Sheraton is in a good locale and has a really nice gym on the 22nd floor!
Aug 4, 2014
From $87

15 BEST WESTERN Port Columbus

3 stars
3.8 / 5 66 reviews

1450 Airpointe Drive Map

Travel with Fido to this amenity-rich airport hotel in Columbus The Best Western Port Columbus is just off the interstate, near Port Columbus International Airport. The pet-friendly hotel... More

nice accommodation
Beds were hard but breakfast was great and staff was wonderful.
Aug 3, 2014
From $105

16 Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBUS UNIV AREA - OSU

3 stars
4.2 / 5 33 reviews

3045 Olentangy River Road Map

Columbus, Ohio Hotel's Location Can't Be Beat Our hotel is in the heart of the city and currently is ranked number 1! The Holiday Inn Express & Suites® Columbus University Area - OSU is the only... More

Surprise for the kids
We booked this room as a surprise for our two kids. The plan was to spend the night and swim then go to COSI the next morning. The staff was wonderful and the kids had a blast. We would definitely...
Sep 1, 2014
From $139

17 Columbus Airport Marriott

4 stars
4.2 / 5 33 reviews

1375 N Cassady Avenue Map

Rate includes breakfast

Columbus hotel has updated accommodations convenient to airport The Columbus Airport Marriott provides comfortable lodging close to Port Columbus International Airport and just off an... More

great hotel for early flights
great location for early next morning flight. Shuttle was on time and the driver courteous even at 4:30 in the morning. Free parking made it even better.
Jun 17, 2014
From $109

18 Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area

3 stars
4.2 / 5 18 reviews

3232 Olentangy River Road Map

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

The Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University hotel in Columbus, Ohio is located in the heart of it all! Our Ohio State University hotel is only one mile from the campus so you’re easily accessible to... More

always check amenities
spa was down for mataince so only pool was open we were looking forward to the spa but it was closed
Aug 4, 2014
From $126

19 Embassy Suites Columbus - Airport

3 stars
4.5 / 5 13 reviews

2886 Airport Drive Map

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

Stay at the Embassy Suites Columbus Airport hotel, a highly rated all-suite hotel located one mile from Port Columbus International Airport. Relax in your spacious two-room suite with a separate... More

Love the Embassy Suites!
We usually stay here when visiting our son at OSU. We love the extra space in the suites, the breakfast is always hot and fresh, and the managers reception is a welcome treat after a long day. The...
Aug 25, 2014
From $119

20 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Columbus OSU

3 stars
3.9 / 5 34 reviews

3031 Olentangy River Road Map

Save 25% on your stay

Make the Fairfield Inn & Suites-OSU your choice for your next stay in the university area. Boasting 40 suites featuring a mini-fridge, microwave, and 32in flat screen LCD TV. Free wired or wireless... More

Good for a visit to OSU
Close tothe university, clean rooms, didnt stink. good breakfast (normal stuff)
Sep 13, 2014