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What travelers to Columbus are saying

What a great city! We drove around German Village, looked at the beautiful homes and ate at Schmidt's. Wonderful German food and atmosphere. Saturday morning was spent in Worthington. Very busy streets filled with farmers market vendors. Ate at a beautiful cafe, on the patio of La ChatElaine. Amazing pastries and coffee. Across the street is a local favorite, Graeter's Ice Cream, the very best butter pecan I've EVER tasted. Sunday morning was spent at North Market with friends. WIDE variety of ethnic foods, raw and prepared. Crepes, specialty chicken, ice cream, coffee, the list goes on and on. This was our first time to Columbus. It's about 31/2 hours from home. I know there's a lot yet to see and do. I think we'll be back!
Harry F. Jul 20, 2015
We were there for OSU graduation and my wife booked this hotel at the last moment. The city has many nice hotels and places to eat and drink. Unfortunately, we were far away from them. Near the airport on the east side is not the place to be. The city is overall pretty safe and clean. The roads are easy to navigate but the airport parking sucks.
Timothy B. May 22, 2015
We spent most of our time in Dublin, which is a lovely area. It was Irish Festival weekend, so a bit busy. We were visiting relatives and did not get to the festival, but it looked like fun. We have spent previous times in Columbus and really enjoyed the zoo and the downtown arboretum.
Donna O. Aug 3, 2015

  

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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
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Columbus North 4 hours ago 3 stars $47
Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area
University District
6 hours ago 3 stars $133
Sheraton Suites Columbus 7 hours ago 4 stars $92
Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph
Downtown Columbus
7 hours ago 5 stars $209
Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Downtown
Downtown Columbus
7 hours ago 3 stars $163
Hyatt Place Columbus/Dublin 8 hours ago 3 stars $82
Red Roof Inn Columbus North Worthington 8 hours ago 2 stars $46
Red Roof PLUS Columbus Downtown
Downtown Columbus
8 hours ago 2 stars $83
Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBUS - EASTON 8 hours ago 3 stars $139
Homewood Suites by Hilton® Columbus/OSU, OH 10 hours ago 3 stars $151

Recently Rated Columbus Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Red Roof Inn Columbus - Ohio State Fairgrounds
2.7 / 5
24 reviews
3 stars $55
Red Roof PLUS Columbus Downtown
Downtown Columbus
3.9 / 5
114 reviews
2 stars $83
Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Polaris
4.1 / 5
15 reviews
3 stars $112
Knights Inn Downtown Columbus
1.9 / 5
11 reviews
2 stars $43
Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBUS UNIV AREA - OSU
University District
4.1 / 5
36 reviews
3 stars $124
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbus Airport East, OH
4.1 / 5
50 reviews
3 stars $88
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbus - Worthington
3.6 / 5
18 reviews
4 stars $102
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Airport Columbus East
3.4 / 5
57 reviews
3 stars $73
Hyatt Place Columbus/Dublin
4.3 / 5
77 reviews
3 stars $82
Cambria hotel & suites Columbus - Polaris
4.4 / 5
21 reviews
3 stars $130

Featured Columbus Hotels

From $46

1 Red Roof Inn Columbus North Worthington

2 stars
3.4 / 5 89 reviews

7480 North High St

Red Roof Inn Columbus Worthington, Ohio is a pet friendly, family friendly hotel. This hotel is close to The Ohio State University, COSI, the Columbus Zoo, Zoombezi Bay Water Park, and Polaris...

ok short term , construction in area is a problem. carpet throughout is filthy.
This motel Is in dire need of renovation.carpet is filthy.beds are old,ac is noisy,tv channel selection is fair,road construction in area causes horrific congestion
Jul 30, 2015
From $83

2 Red Roof PLUS Columbus Downtown

2 stars
3.9 / 5 114 reviews

111 East Nationwide Blvd

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The Red Roof Inn Columbus Downtown Convention Center finished a total overhaul of its guest rooms in 2010. Furnishings were replaced and technology updated. Rooms now have flat-screen televisions...

Nice, Clean and Convenient DT stay
Hotel was very nice, clean and a convenient stay for a DT concert we attended. Only complaint was the parking. I knew that staying DT we would have to pay, but here it was a little inconvenient....
Aug 19, 2015
From $71

3 Varsity Inn

3 stars
3.5 / 5 55 reviews

1445 Olentangy River Rd

CLOSE TO THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY- HOSPITAL- JAMES CANCER CENTER AND MCCONNELL HEART CENTER. THE HOTEL HAS BEEN COMPLETELY RENOVATED OFFERS HI SPEED INTERNET- COMP LOCAL CALLS- LD ACCESS- FULL...

Run Down
It's a good price in the location for a reason, the place is run down. Super thin towels and the ceiling was missing (plaster?) in big chunks. It's a bit loud since all the rooms go to the outside....
Jul 17, 2015
From $68

4 BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbus North

3 stars
3.3 / 5 284 reviews

888 E Dublin-Granville Road

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Travelers looking for a hotel where they can exercise regularly will appreciate the 180-room Best Western Columbus North's full-service sports club, free to use and located through a quick...

Warm bed after wet tent
Great hotel for a great price. Bed was perfect after our tent was flooded at a nearby campground. Staff was also very friendly.
Aug 22, 2015
From $133

5 Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area

3 stars
4.2 / 5 20 reviews

3232 Olentangy River Road

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...

RibFest2015
A good deal for what we needed it for. Good location only about 10 mins drive from the bars and arena district
Jul 21, 2015
From $127

6 Hyatt Regency Columbus

4 stars
3.9 / 5 64 reviews

350 North High St

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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...

Great hotel best location!
Hotel is right next to Arena District. Very clean and comfortable room. Will stay there again.
Jul 13, 2015
From $186

7 Hilton Columbus Downtown

4 stars
4.6 / 5 17 reviews

401 North High Street

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...

Excellent Hotel
Friendly accommodating staff. very clean and nice hotel.
Apr 28, 2015
From $140

8 Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center

3 stars
4.3 / 5 32 reviews

88 East Nationwide Blvd.

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....

Nice hotel
The Drury inn Columbus is in a great location, and has a very friendly and helpful staff. The amenities are great. The 5:30 kick back, and the breakfast are great features. If you are attending an...
Jul 27, 2015
From $157

9 Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Downtown

3 stars
4.3 / 5 27 reviews

501 North High Street

Free On The House 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...

Can't beat the location
The place to stay for a quick overnight in the Short North. North Market is literally a 30-second walk away, and you can get anywhere downtown within a few minutes. Very handy, great staff, free...
Nov 3, 2014
From $124

10 Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBUS UNIV AREA - OSU

3 stars
4.1 / 5 36 reviews

3045 Olentangy River Road

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...

This place is a hot mess!
I arrived at the hotel around 5 p.m. It took a long time to check in, which I should have taken as a sign that this would not be a rosy stay. I went to my room on the 3rd floor, dropped off my...
Aug 14, 2015
From $72

11 Varsity Inn OSU North

3 stars
3.3 / 5 52 reviews

3246 Olentangy River Road

This 92 room economy hotel is located within one mile of the Ohio State University campus and medical facilities including James Cancer Center- Ross Heart Health Center. Less than one quarter mile...

zoo trip
The staff was nice. The room did not have a working fridge and the microwave had food in it from the previous people. The water pressure was horrible. The toilet struggled to flush.
Jul 24, 2015
From $55

12 Red Roof Inn Columbus - Ohio State Fairgrounds

3 stars
2.7 / 5 24 reviews

1221 East Dublin Granville Rd

Welcome to the Red Roof Inn Columbus-Ohio State Fairgrounds in Ohio. This hotel is a pet friendly, family friendly hotel in Columbus with easy access to interstates 71 and 270. This location is...

Cheap, but still not worth it
This place should have got through a renovation 10 years ago. Rooms are fine enough for the price - but the hallway carpets look like the ones from The Shining... after the elevator scene. i.e. Not...
Aug 25, 2015
From $147

13 Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Easton Area

3 stars
4.4 / 5 27 reviews

4150 Stelzer Road

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

shop 'til you drop, we'll pick you up...welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus/Easton Area, OH. Our Hampton Inn & Suites® hotel in Columbus/Easton Area, OH sits just a few paces from the best...

Nothing Special
This hotel is run down and they forgot to clean my room on Saturday and they put me in a smoking room twice when i requested a non smoking room. Not a very well run Hampton like others I have...
Dec 1, 2014
From $92

14 BEST WESTERN Port Columbus

3 stars
3.8 / 5 65 reviews

1450 Airpointe Drive

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The Best Western Port Columbus is just off the interstate, near Port Columbus International Airport. The pet-friendly hotel provides many free amenities, including shuttles to the airport and the...

Business trip
I have stayed at this hotel a few times. It is comfortable, reasonably priced, and in a convenient location, with easy access to/from the airport via free shuttle. There are a Wendy's, good...
Jul 27, 2015
From $198

15 Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 49 reviews

50 North Third

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...

Night away
We love this hotel. Very comfy and the staff is always friendly. Great location downtown.
Jun 9, 2015
From $169

16 Crowne Plaza COLUMBUS-DOWNTOWN

4 stars
3.8 / 5 44 reviews

33 East Nationwide Blvd

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...

Quick Couples Night
Good Hotel + Great Location. Hotel is just a 10 minute walk to the arena district.
Jun 22, 2015
From $88

17 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbus Airport East, OH

3 stars
4.1 / 5 50 reviews

6305 E. Broad Street

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The Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Columbus Airport East provides conveniences and free amenities for business and leisure travelers alike. Children 18 and under stay free. Guest rooms come...

TO VISIT OUR DAUGHTER
My husband and I have stayed at this location before because it is close to our daughter. Usually this is a great place to stay. This time the pool was not clean! Bandages, hair balls, and baby...
Aug 14, 2015
From $130

18 The Westin Columbus

4 stars
3.9 / 5 61 reviews

310 S. High Street

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In the heart of downtown, the Westin Columbus has been a hospitality landmark in the state capitol since 1897. An elegant formal lobby shows off the original French Renaissance architecture. The...

Beautiful
Sent my parents away for Christmas present and they loved it and the theater is connected right in the back!
Jul 15, 2015
From $65

19 Super 8 Columbus

2 stars
2.9 / 5 31 reviews

1078 E Dublin-Granville Rd

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The Super 8 Columbus is conveniently located on NW corner of I 71 (exit 117) and S.R. 161. Ohio State University is only 6 miles from our property. Additionally the Ohio State Fair Grounds are 5...

Good deal for the price
This place was nice considering the area that it is located in. Staff was very helpful. The main drawback is the mess that is created when local people stay at this hotel.
Jul 25, 2015
From $92

20 Sheraton Suites Columbus

4 stars
4.2 / 5 52 reviews

201 Hutchinson Avenue

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Experience the welcome of our elegantly updated lobby, with Link@Sheraton experienced with Microsoft to help you stay connected to family and friends with complimentary Wi-Fi and PC use. Youll find...

Two night stay
Overall stay was good. The room could of been a little cleaner upon arrival. The staff was great.
Aug 7, 2015