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Located in University District within a mile (2 km) of Jack Nicklaus Museum, Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Ohio Stadium. This 158-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Whetstone Park and Ohio State University are also nearby.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10 AM.


Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area's 158 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

At Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and a free area shuttle. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 5 meeting rooms, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area

3232 Olentangy River Rd Columbus OH 43202

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area features an indoor pool and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 2950 square feet (274 square meters) include conference space. This business-friendly hotel also offers gift shops/newsstands, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A complimentary area shuttle within 3.00 mi is available for guests. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Express check-out 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Express check-in 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 158 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 274 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2950 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Year Built 2007 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area offers 158 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Microwave 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • LCD TV 
  • In-room climate control (heating) 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6 AM and 10 AM.

Garden Grille - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed (service dogs only)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Only service animals are allowed

24-hour check-in

No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5.95 and USD 9.95 for adults, USD 5.95 and USD 9.95 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50.00
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area
  • Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Columbus-University Area
  • Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area Hotel Columbus
  • Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area Ohio
  • Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area Hotel

We should mention

Up to 2 children 14 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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