hotels with a view in Westerville, OH

1. Aloft Columbus Westerville (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking a boulevard lined with businesses in an industrious neighborhood off I-270, this hip hotel is 3 miles from Inniswood Metro Gardens, featuring a library and formal lawns.Offering minimalist decor, the modern rooms and suites have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities.Amenities include an indoor pool and a sleek lounge with a snack bar, plus a fitness center, meeting space, and a trendy bar with live music and a colorful seating area. Breakfast is offered for a fee.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms and the beds
  • Guests praised the showers
  • 5 min drive to Sharon Woods
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned bars 32 times
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Jeremiah Cutright

This is a great property The hotel is new and very modern The bed is very nice and comfortable

The hotel room is very spacious and modern Nicole at the front desk is amazing She took the time to get to know me I would come back to this property and time And you probably need to give Nicole a raise She is going to be instrumental in the success of your hotel They don’t have a free breakfast but I guess no one is perfect

Andreas Johansson

OMG! PROBABLY THE BEST BED in the northern parts of Columbus Aloft is a modern boutique hotel great for stays in the area, and certainly the only place I’ll return to this side of 270 Room was open plan, tiled shower, whole room blackout shades for that sleeping in action… No hot breakfast but your within sniffing distance of a double-double from Tim Horton’s

Highly recommended! And perfect pillows!


They charged me $200for my room when their price is listed at 115$ online The desk staff was very rude and a guest tried even tried to clue her in that she was being rude and she said told him that I didn’t mind I did

I was checking in after a long and arduous journey and she stopped in the middle of that process to care for another guest that came to the counter after I did So yes, I did mind The room was dirty, there was even a dusty M and M under the bed as if it hadn’t been cleaned in a long while There were stains on the blinds, and I don’t mean permanent stains, these were like some unknown dried up material that could have been cleaned off if any sort of attention to detail had been paid to the issue The blinds don’t close all the way so much light leaks through making it very hard to fall asleep They moved my room but the next room had the same issue of the blind not closing properly over the window with the AC unit The rooms are very noisy and were built with no thought given to the acoustical properties of the construction materials Every door slam in the hallway can be heard in the room all of the activities can be heard in the next room, room across the hall and upstairs Altogether an awful experience and since every conversation can be heard I know for sure there was a couple trying to buy some percocet from some guy they saw in the hallway This place deserves negative stars I travel extensively for work, and stay in many hotels so I know very well this room was not worth the $200they decided to charge when they saw me walk in, exhausted from my travels I hope this review helps others, stay elsewhere

2. The Wayfaring, llc (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 2407 Indiana Ave, Columbus, OH 43202
  • Phone: (614) 754-0945
  • Ratings: 4.7 (181 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : The Wayfaring, llc
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Simple quarters in a casual hostel with a hot tub, plus 2 shared kitchens & free breakfast.

About this hotel

Set in the lively University Area, this casual hostel is a mile from the National Cartoon Museum and a 3-minute walk from public transit.Straightforward rooms and dorms offer free Wi-Fi and lockers, plus shared bathrooms. Upgraded rooms have flat-screens, minifridges and air-conditioning. There’s also a cozy wood hut.Freebies include loaner bikes, continental breakfast and use of laundry facilities, plus and limited parking, and coffee and tea. Other amenities consist of an outdoor hot tub, guest computers and barbecue facilities, plus 2 shared kitchens, a porch and 2 lounges.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the kitchenettes
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 6 min drive to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
  • 13 min drive to Port Columbus International Airport
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Nathan Moss

Absolutely love this place! I’ve got to meet so many people from diverse backgrounds, the environment feels like homeThe ceilings are pretty low in some areas While going to my dorm in the attic, I hit my head so hard my back is still in pain hours later!I suggested to the manager that they put something in to soften the blow

I was told they used to have pads years ago, but they would limit space and possibly be against codeI responded with, it would reduce suffering, so why not give it a try? I was then told that it would only be a little less badI wouldn’t mind being in a little less pain right nowI felt like my questions were causing some resentment and defensiveness, so I decided to stop challenging his reasoning and post my concerns hereI’ll be honest, with all due respect, I didn’t quite like having my concerns being dismissed It’s less about the pain and more about the way my concern was handled (and the fact he never asked if I was ok), but this doesn’t excuse the fact that there are multiple holes in the ceiling from people having hit their heads, I believe anything to reduce suffering is worth it in this contextI really appreciate the manager, he’s very polite and hard working At times he’s helped me when I was very much in need I very much respect him, I just felt like on this one odd day, that I couldn’t get through to him I hope this came across in a reverent mannerThank you

MM 37

I booked a Single Room for 3 nights Room, Bed, Bathroom was clean and cozy Check in and check out were not complicated at all and I had good conversations with the owner

the kitchen gadgets and fridge could have been a little bit cleaner but it did not bother me all to muchI definately recommend that place and will come back again

Eric Rauert

Wonderful little hostel is you’re visiting the city We needed just a bed for a Sunday night concert but it turned into so much more meeting people and experiencing the city People staying at the hostel are friendly and looking to make friends, so make sure you chat with people! We had a private room for our use which was clean, roomy, and super affordable

We weren’t there long enough to use the public spaces much but the 2 kitchens, game room, living rooms, and public bathrooms were all well maintained and a pleasure to use Next time I’m in Columbus, I won’t hesitate to stay here again

3. Cambria Hotel Columbus – Polaris (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set off I-71, this casual hotel is a mile from the Polaris Fashion Place mall, 13 miles from The Ohio State University and 16 miles from John Glenn Columbus International Airport.Unassuming rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, plus microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Suites add living areas with pull-out sofas. Some rooms have wet bars, walk-in showers and/or whirlpool tubs. Room service is available.A free local/airport shuttle is offered. There’s a simple restaurant with a bar. Additional amenities include a heated indoor pool, a hot tub and a fitness room, plus a convenience store and coin-operated laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are large
  • 9 min drive to Sharon Woods
  • Some guests disliked the kitchenettes
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Some guests complained about the simple restaurant
  • Some guests complained about the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests liked the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Viktoriya S

We wouldn’t rate it more than 35 It was okay

On the good side: it was clean and had soaps; bar was opened until midnight and cocktails were good On the bad side: no food or snacks in the hotel at all No breakfast or coffee We were told their kitchen was not opened Sunday/Monday Do they really need their kitchen to stock up shelves with some snacks and make a coffee? They list breakfast on their website and we were charged full price My husband asked if we were going to have some discount since we didn’t have breakfast, he was told no The room was reserved for two, we had only one k cup in the room Although, they did give him a couple more when he went to the lobby to ask for it We will not stay there again This hotel stay is worth $89, not $119 that we were charged But we know it is not typical of Cambria We stayed at another Cambria in Greenville SC and it was much much better Cambria in Columbus OH is the one we didn’t like

Robert Ketler

I am completely floored at the poor condition of the hotel we’re staying in Cambria Hotel in Columbus/Polaris is a joke We are paying almost $350 for 1 night

I would expect near perfection for that priceWebsite claims to have a restaurant/room service Was told when we checked in that they haven’t had a restaurant in nearly 2 years The hot tub is broken They have construction going on None of the ice machines work on any floor except the first Elevators were dirty Tables pushed up against the wall Almost looked abandonedOur room curtains are ripped Lamp shades are broken Jacuzzi tub bubbles didn’t work Furniture scratched up Looks like it came out of a 50 year old motel 6 Missing knob on dimmer switch Cobwebs on the ceilingFor $350 a night I would expect more Would have also been nice if someone would have contacted us with the problems before booking it

kelsey ziomkowski (Kels)

The two rooms I stayed in were nice, but they both need some updating, especially the bathrooms Why all hotels think water isn’t going to leak all over the bathroom floor from the shower I have no clue- but there is no shutting the shower doors in those hotel room Pillows were too small, and mattress was a bit too firm for me

I had to be switched to another room because the battery stopped working on my thermostat and it was hot, but in the other room, the fan sounded like it was a plane engine ready to explodeThe front desk agents were not the friendliest and the overall experience was just not the most pleasant

4. Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off Interstate 270, this informal all-suite hotel with an 8-story garden atrium is 7 miles from Easton Town Center shopping mall and a 11 miles from Ohio Village living history museum.Featuring living rooms with pull-out sofas, the unassuming suites have Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. They also include coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves.There’s casual bar/restaurant, plus an indoor/outdoor pool, a fitness room and a whirlpool tub. Other amenities include a business center and a coin-operated laundry. Breakfast and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to Sharon Woods
  • 15 min drive to Port Columbus International Airport
  • Some guests disliked the air conditioning
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests liked “omelettes”, mentioned 28 times in reviews
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the casual bar

Feedback From Real Customers

megan w

This hotel was easily accessible from the expressway and close to everything we needed Our room was fairly clean apart from a few spots on the carpet here and there The garbage cans had no liners in them and housekeeping only cleans on request

We were told to leave garbage outside of our door during the day and someone would pick it up The room is decent sized and has a separate living area from the bedroom which I loved Pool and workout room were nice and breakfast was tasty and hot, just a little crowded My only real complaint would be check in I checked in late like 1030 11 pm Guests were crowding the check in desks just hanging out and talking I stood around for 15 or so minutes before an employee acknowledged me for check in Also, elevators There are 2 sets of 2 elevators but every day we were there only 1 of the 2 elevators was working on both sets

Patti Morgan

We were lucky to get a room on short notice on a Saturday afternoon The room was large and clean, and the fold out couch was perfect for the kidsThe trash cans in the room did not have liners, and the tub was slow at draining

There was plenty of soap available, and the hair products were much appreciatedThe breakfast spread was amazing Lots of cereal, fruit, and fresh cooked foodAll elevators were functioning, halls were clean, everything well in order in the lobby and lounge

Tom Flanigan

I stay at a lot of Hilton hotels Our stay was good but not great I’ve noticed Embassy Suites hotels are ran similarly

Overall, the stay was decent The room was a good size room for my family and the hotel was nice enough for our quick trip over memorial day weekend But we were missing a few things in the room we had to call and let the front desk know Missing tv remote and they had a fake phone in the bedroom The pool wasn’t heated and the staff weren’t that friendly Front desk personnel were nice At breakfast, the staff begins breaking down breakfast before 10am and actually shut the doors on people still getting food and coffee The bar staff at dinner weren’t outgoing and friendly but did their jobs Food was good but would like to be able to get coffee after 10am

5. Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This laid-back hotel off Interstate 71 is 8 miles from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 13 miles from The Ohio State University and 16 miles from the Center of Science and Industry (COSI).Unfussy rooms feature Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites have separate living rooms with sofabeds.Amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub and a 24-hour gym, plus regular evening socials with snacks and drinks. Hot breakfast, parking and meeting space are also available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 7 min drive to Sharon Woods
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near shopping
  • Guests praised the professional, friendly service
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Mimi Shinada

Newer roomsCleanGood AC Has it’s own unitThey were very understanding of me needing to use their vacuum cleaner before we unload stuff into our room due to my son’s pet allergy

You can get water anytimelove thatVery nice front desk staffI didn’t use the shampoo conditioner and body wash provided, but my kids used it which caused a huge fragrance in the roomI was very sensitive to artificial fragrance Just had to stop kids from using it since we brought our ownDefinitely will be back

Rachel Ford

We booked a room to celebrate a birthday The price was great The staff was warm and friendly

The hotel was clean, and nicely decorated Our room was comfortable and clean The pool and hot tub were clean and easily accessible We were given a card for free drinks, and were surprised to find free food and drinks being served in the lobby They served everything from hot dogs and nachos to pulled pork and sides They also had a delicious breakfast buffet in the morning I highly recommend

Jackie Bingman

My husband and I travel often with our children If your hotel has bed bugs or anything else, we will find it This Drury in is the CLEANEST hotel we have been to

IT IS FANTASTIC I could stay here every weekend if I could! The staff is PHENOMENAL The amenities are WONDERFUL I cannot find better adjectives to describe this hotel JUST STAY HERE

6. Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set 6 miles from Alum Creek State Park, this modern hotel is 2 miles from the Polaris Fashion Place shopping mall, and 10 miles from the Columbus Zoo and AquariumSimply furnished rooms feature flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and desks, as well as free Wi-Fi and custom-designed beds. Suites add kitchenettes and sofabeds.Complimentary amenities include parking and hot breakfast (or weekday breakfast bags to go). There’s also an indoor pool, a hot tub and a gym, plus a 24/7 business center and a meeting room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 5 min drive to Sharon Woods
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

nikki kirsch

We stayed here for a Volleyball tournament The rooms were very clean The beds were very comfortable

The girls got to swim together in the evening, which any parent knows is a necessity! The best part was the digital check in/checkout and the digital room key! This is genius!! We were checked in before we got there and we didn’t have to fool with the keys I checked out on the way to the tournament and it was super easy The girls got a great, hot breakfast before their tournament They love the waffle makers!

Plant Party

This hotel is a great place to stay after a long work day, it’s also nice just for having plain fun jumping from bed to bed (I’ve done it)Hot Takes: Hot Takes are opinions said by the people who stay here and the workersFirst Hot Take: “all taken, parking good, service people friendly, would stay here again”Second Hot Take: “take on this place? Good nice, clean and nicely decorated, comfortable hm would stay again”

Third Hot Take: “cool huh let me think about it the suger cookies they give you are great”Clearly everyone thinks this place is amazing but the reason I gave it a four star is because I’m paranoid that there are cameras and I’ve looked around and I haven’t found any, then again I’m no detective and I don’t want to break anything so we’ll never knowTo sum up everything said so far this place is a great place to come to and stay at for a night and it has this homey feeling to it, and it’s in a amazing spot for food and work would come stay at again, vacation or workSincerely, Plant

Emily Leonard

For nearly $200 a night, there was mold on the bathroom floor and ceiling, hair all over the sheets, a TV remote that didn’t work, a hot tub teeming with hair of all kinds and chunks of skin, and rotting food in the breakfast Polaris is a gorgeous place and very safe, so this hotel surprised me I picked it based on the breakfast and hot tub and it was so vile I left the hot tub in five minutes and stuck with orange juice for breakfast

I will not be returning It was so embarrassing bringing friends here The staff at the desk was very nice and that’s as good as it gets

7. Hilton Columbus/Polaris (4-star hotel)

  • Address: 8700 Lyra Dr, Columbus, OH 43240
  • Phone: (614) 885-1600
  • Ratings: 4.5 (1628 reviews) Excellent Eco-certified
  • Website : Hilton Columbus/Polaris
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Modern hotel with a spa, fitness center & indoor pool, plus a restaurant & free airport shuttle.

About this hotel

This modern hotel, off Interstate 71, is a 2-minute walk from the Polaris Fashion Place shopping mall and 9 miles to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.All rooms offer upscale decor and custom-designed beds, plus minifridges, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Executive rooms provide access to the Concierge Lounge’s free breakfast and evening appetizers. Suites add separate living areas.There’s an on-site restaurant serving American cuisine, a bar with a patio, a spa, a fitness center and an indoor pool. There’s also a business center and over 15,000 sq ft of meeting space, plus a free local area shuttle also serving the Port Columbus airport.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have minibars
  • 8 min drive to Sharon Woods
  • Guests praised the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “Ballroom” 15 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests liked the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Josh LP

What a fantastic hotel! We stayed 3 nights here recently attending the CBC Dance Competition All of the staff we met and took care of us were friendly and amazing to work with! That alone was a 5 star in just service alone! Add the wonderful really clean room with giant comfy beds and pillows! Top it off with all the wonderful amenities on site and boom! Solid hit! 10/10 recommend and will absolutely stay again if we are ever back out that way!

Ashtah Das

I really liked this hotel Check in and check out was very easy This was also a dog friendly hotel and we brought our German shepherd

It was an excellent stay We liked the waiter from the bar/grill and the beds were very comfortable My only feedback is that the remote in our room didn’t work, I’ve been busy and by the time I went to leave a review on the survey, the link had expired Otherwise, really great hotel

James Kirtos

The rooms need some better maintenance but the staff was very quick to fix anything within their ability to fix A very beautiful hotel with a very excellent and convenient location, would definitely recommend this place, although I would recommend immediately reporting any room issuesAlso, on a much brighter note, the staff found out it was my daughters birthday and bought her a cake and sang happy birthday to her so that was incredibly nice and very much appreciated

8. Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Polaris (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 15-minute walk from Quest Business Center, this suburban lodging is within 2 miles of several major corporate offices, and less than 16 miles from downtown Columbus.All the upscale rooms have custom-designed beds, flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, microwaves, minifridges, desks, and free WiFi. Some have whirlpool tubs and pull-out sofas.A cooked-to-order breakfast is available (fee), and there’s an on-site American restaurant, as well as a bar and 24/7 pantry. Guests can visit the 24/7 fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool. Additional perks include 3 meeting rooms and a business center, plus a free area shuttle and parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to Sharon Woods
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 34 times
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 26 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a casino

Feedback From Real Customers

Nikki Waits

The hotel itself is nice, clean and in a nice, convenient area However, our stay was extremely disappointing My daughter and I picked this hotel (and paid a couple hundred dollars more for it) because it advertised the pool as being open, and we wanted a nice room with a Jacuzzi tub

But we got there and the pool was actually closed all 3 days and the in room jacuzzi tub had only one working nozzle, so unless you sat in front of it, it was like sitting in a deep bathtub We even had to wait 45 minutes from our scheduled check in time for our room to actually be open Was supposed to get a digital key and not have to have contact with the front desk at all but this didn’t happen either Concerns were ignored, not addressed Overall extremely disappointed, especially for amount paid If you’re not looking for any particular amenities it is a nice place Just don’t expect too much

David Hughes

Very well managed property clean comfortable rooms helpful staff Refrigerator microwave and Craig in room excellent floor space Nice Courtyard patio area to sit and socialize and socialize right off the bar area no

Well stocked convenience store on site as well as continental and continental and menu breakfast breakfast Quaker steak and lube right across the street easy walkAmple size parking lot much to do local in the areaThe only downside to this day was that the pool and the hot tub were currently out of order also also the ice maker on the 4th floor which I’m sure they will have these things repaired very soon I believe they also have an airport shuttle available check with front desk for The Times As always like and follow for more Thank you save travels😀

Graeme Swallow

The room was comfortable, breakfast was very good So why 3 stars? For starters, the pool was very small for a hotel of this size But that didn’t matter too much anyway because the water was FREEZING

Even my kids, who I suspect are actually part fish, didn’t stay in the water for more than 10 minutes Also, after reading other reviews, I realized some of the issues reported by other people are still present months later Ice makers have been broken for MONTHS The hot tub has been broken for MONTHS For the price everyone is paying, I would expect management to be on top of maintenance If the amenities aren’t important to you, your stay will be fine Otherwise, I suggest looking elsewhere

9. Marriott Columbus OSU (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Between the Olentangy River and a major thoroughfare, this modern hotel is 1 mile from Ohio State University, and 3 miles from both Interstate 71 and the Columbus Park of Roses.Understated rooms offer Wi-Fi (fee), flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers; some have river views and/or sofas. Upgraded rooms feature access to a 24/7 lounge with free breakfast and snacks, plus a bar and a patio. Suites add separate lounges. Room service is available.Parking is complimentary. Other amenities include a trendy restaurant/bar and a courtyard, as well as an indoor pool and a gym.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms
  • 7 min drive to Columbus Park of Roses
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests liked the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 12 times
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Ryan Herbert

Very nice hotel not too far off the toll road My kids were amazed that there were people in suits since we don’t usually stay in fancy hotels The property is shared by a Residence Inn, which might have slightly lower prices

The pool is a little small but was good enough for our needs The executive lounge (if you have enough Marriott status) offered a very good breakfast that filled up all my kids

Kyu Kim

Stayed here while my daughter and I visited OSU

was very impressed ! Rooms are clean and spacious and quiet The bed was super comfortable ! Staff was very accommodating especially the front desk people At first, I had trouble finding parking until I realized they have a huge lot in the back Bar is nice too – we only had their continental breakfast for $13 so can’t really comment on the restaurants However, I would advise eating at a local restaurant as so many great options in Columbus

Gigi Lulu

For a Marriott Hotel, I expected a lot more I’m going to give a fair list of Pro’s and Cons’sPros- Hotel is beautiful, truly feels like your classic Marriott hotel Very modern and updated, lobby furniture is comfortable and lots of plugs

– Staff is extremely friendly and accommodating Nothing felt like a hassle or like we were wrong for asking a question, they were fantastic!-Rooms were clean and well kept upon arrival-Pool was Heated-Fitness center had fresh water and had a decent amount of machinesNow for cons which unfortunately there are more than pros, in order from least importance to most importanceCons-There was no microwave in the rooms Not a big deal but if you’ve already had a shower and you’re in your pj’s, it’s kind of a hassle to put on some sweatpants or a jacket to walk all the way downstairs to the lobby, make your food, and then take it back up At that point it’s not even really hot anymore-Despite the pool being heated, the AC was blowing in the room with the pool which made it kind of cold despite the water being warm-Pool was very small I understand this is more of a “conference” hotel but for a hotel of that size, it should have most definitely been larger-There was no Jacuzzi/Hot tub It’s like they think corporate people don’t like to sit back and relax either, I was very disappointed about that-I didn’t expect complimentary breakfast but holy cow it was $1295 per person if you wanted it And it wasn’t made to order You could walk next door to Bob Evan’s and get a made to order breakfast for about the same price or about $2 more- The shower head had very low water pressure Thankfully my father was traveling with me and was able to tighten it and fix it but if it had just been me I would not have been able to reach it or known to fix it like that-The bathroom door is a sliding glass barn door While it looks cool and is nice, since there is no real door, you can hear everything from the bathroom in the room……-The hotel is very large and the lack of signage makes it very confusing! They need to hand out a little map to everyone when they check in I know many people who got a lost in these combined hotels on this trip Even the elevators were confusing cause they all have weird quirks to them-In order to get daily housekeeping you have to call down to the front desk and “request” it This doesn’t necessarily bother me as they may not have enough resources to clean everybody’s room everyday However if you are someone that wants fresh towels each day you need to request housekeeping What DID bother me is that no one had informed us at check in or any other point that we had to call down and request daily housekeeping Once again, my issue isn’t having to request it, it’s that no one let us know we had to request it in order to receive the service Towards the end of the first day we called to the front desk and asked why there hadn’t been any housekeeping that came by and that’s when they informed us- and put us down for daily housekeeping after that-This is my biggest grievance The temperature and climate in the rooms is out of control The room was literally humid Like the air was thick and damp Made it very hard to sleep The only thing that kind of helped the humidity in the room was turning the air on but oh my gosh it was freezing! There’s only two settings for the AC and the one that blew the air less made the room extremely humid and the other blew freezing cold air on your face the whole night, no matter which way you turned the vents We even tried adjusting the temperature and turning off the fan but it didn’t do much Ultimately left with a choice of freeze or struggle to breathe Absolutely horrible It was not just our room We traveled in a very large party and everyone else said the same thing I literally asked everyone in our party- no jokeI’m giving it a solid 3 out of 5 For a “luxury” brand it was not a “luxury” experienced but it could have been much worse I would not stay here again given the choice

10. Candlewood Suites Columbus North – Polaris, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-71, this straightforward hotel is a 9-minute walk from Polaris Fashion Place mall and 9 miles from Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.The relaxed studios feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks, as well as kitchenettes with fridges, microwaves, stoves and coffeemakers. The 1-bedroom suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas.Parking is free. Amenities also include an exercise room, a heated indoor pool, a hot tub and a business center. There’s also a convenience store, guest laundry facilities, and outdoor areas with picnic tables and BBQs. Pets are welcome (fee).

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes and the beds
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • 7 min drive to Sharon Woods
  • Guests liked the service, which has a concierge
  • Some guests complained about the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 16 times
  • Guests liked the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers

Steven Marincic

The rooms have a disgusting smell My guess is that the carpets have never been cleaned My dog wouldn’t even lay on the floor

Quite a large number of the guests seem to live there Quite a hopping place at 2amNot my cup of tea I will go elsewhere next timeNasty!

Lanett Roy

I stayed here for 2 nights The front desk were very nice people they got us in a room really fast I walked into the first that the front desk give us and it wasn’t cleaned yet by housekeeping

Went to the front desk and they said sorry and give us a 2nd room We liked the very cleaned room The kitchen and refrigerator are nice The pool area is very clean Hot tub was closed it had yellow caution tape over it I will come back

kevin waugh

Worst hotel ever! There was a old baby bottle on the floor behind the curtain The staff was severely rude and unprofessional The hotel has not been updated since it was built

There were kids running up and down the hall No breakfast We were in a non smoking room and our room smelled of cigarettes People walking around in pajamas

11. Hyatt Place Columbus/Worthington (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set off Interstate 270, this modern hotel is 9 miles from Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 10 miles from Ohio State University and 12 miles from the Ohio Expo Center.Casual rooms come with free Wi-Fi, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and pull-out sofas. They also include work areas, minifridges and coffeemakers.Parking and a local shuttle are complimentary. Amenities include a fitness center and an outdoor pool, plus a business center, a cafe/bar and a 24/7 convenience store.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have TVs
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 4 min drive to ZipZone Outdoor Adventures
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned microwaves 15 times
  • Guests mentioned lobbies 20 times
  • Guests praised the cafe bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Anthony Mansell

Highly recommend Hyatt Place in the Columbus/Worthington area! My suite was very clean and spacious and their extended stay rates were comparable to the surrounding hotels

I needed a room with a large desk for my 2 week stay It was more than adequate and very quiet The complimentary breakfast was very good and always prepared on time Hyatt Place is conveniently located to local restaurants amenities and The National Board

Ronald Kosiek

Stayed here 5 nights for a little vacation as a birthday present for my wife Got one of the high floor king bed suites that is split to have a separate living and sleeping area The room is nice and pretty roomy

Definitely more than enough for just me, my wife, and our 1 small dog But I will say that this type of suite at this Hyatt location definitely wasn’t quite as nice as the one we had at the Hyatt in Cincinnati a couple of years ago We had the same kind of suite there and it was more updated/modern and a little bit more roomy especially in terms of the bathroom and shower area Nonetheless, still a very nice suite and made my wife happy But next time I think we’ll go with the one in Cincinnati again

Chris S

First off I want to start with saying I don’t go to alot of hotels I’m just not a big fan of hotels in general but I can absolutely say that I really enjoyed my stay at Hyatt Place The rates are very reasonable, friendly staff, and very clean hotel in general

I was definitely impressed with my room The bed was very comfortable and the sofa in the room made me feel at home I would definitely stay at the Hyatt again!!! 😊

12. Residence Inn by Marriott Columbus Polaris (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Next to upscale shopping at the Polaris Fashion Place mall, this relaxed all-suite hotel off I-71 is 6 miles from Alum Creek State Park Beach and 11 miles from Ohio State University.Bright, modern studios come with full kitchens, iPod docks and free WiFi, as well as pull-out sofas, desks and flat-screen TVs. The 1- and 2-bedroom suites add separate living rooms.Free perks include hot breakfast, parking and evening socials. Other amenities comprise a grocery delivery service, a 24/7 convenience store, an indoor pool and a hot tub. There’s also a sports court and a gym, plus a business center, a meeting room and laundry facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the kitchenettes
  • 8 min drive to Sharon Woods
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “shopping malls” 16 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

I. Helen Szulewski

Sierra checked us in a studio late Friday night The check in was effortless, and very friendly Once we got in the room, Sierra came and delivered us an extra set of bedsheets and covers for the pull out sofa—very thoughtful

I was impressed with how friendly and welcoming she was And we loved our studio room It was very clean and spacious The bathroom was nice and big and the oversized shower was appreciated The bed was extremely comfortable —we loved every min of our stay Breakfast in the morning was nice and we really liked that checkout was at noon We will never hesitate to stay here again after a fun night out in the town I think we found our new family favorite hotel chain Thanks for an awesome stay and wonderful service

Rob Andrews

I’ve been in several different residence inns over the years and this one is very well laid out The rooms were very well maintained Will be staying here for the next 2 months off and on as my husband is doing training with a company in the area

Only drawback compared to some of the others is that there is no balconies so if you happen to be a smoker like myself and you’re anywhere but on the first floor it can be a little bit of a haul to get to an elevator or stairwell in order to head outside Otherwise the facilities on the property are in very good shape and don’t really have any complaints about their breakfast either

Tina DuShane

I would not recommend staying here The bedding looked as though they did not clean in from the previous person Stopped at the front desk asked if it could be changed, yes they said

Returned to the room later that afternoon to find they only flipped the comforter to the other side I have pictures of the filth that looks like feces and urine! Went to the front desk again, told them about it Their response “we are not housekeeping but we can give you the stuff to do it yourself!!” I am an elite Bonvoy member and have never had service like this DO NOT STAY HERE!

13. Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Surrounded by greenery, this casual hotel is 2 miles from Heritage Park and 6 miles from Inniswood Metro Gardens. It’s also 5 miles from Alum Creek State Park.The relaxed rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges; some rooms have water views. Suites add separate living areas. Room service is available.Amenities include a fitness center and an indoor pool.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • 6 min drive to Sharon Woods
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked the lobby, mentioned 28 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the fitness center
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Bubbles Vampire


Mixed review here The staff has been fantastic; helpful, competent and attentive The public spaces are welcoming and attractive but the furniture isn’t the most comfortable The room is a nice space and the bathroom is super nice The room, however, is entirely covered in laminate flooring Not a fan Regardless of the heat setting the floor stayed cold, it’s slippery when wet and feels pretty industrial While this otherwise is a really nice property, I don’t think I’d stay here again specifically for the flooring

Kimberly Marsh

Good staff Good common spaces Small Indoor pool for exercise

Nice fitness room with rower etc and accommodations are good Little quirky things Nautical theme is kind of weird since its landlocked area with retention pond as only water feature But weirdest thing was the door sensor to roomStopped working Got new room but staff had to break into other room to get our things We waited at least an hour so good thing we did that funeral like we had yesterday, or wedding etc Got a call late at night asking about our $120 bar bill for Raymond No Raymond here and certainly 2 drinks didn’t cost $120 Otherwise the rate is good Lots of outdoor places to sit near the pond and some games too

Rob Keisling

Fantastic location, each & every stay Very clean & well-maintained property in a very nice location Staff are very professional & courteous

Strong attention to detail in a modern facility make for an enjoyable stay Daily housekeeping is a welcome return from the covid hiatus Restaurant is well above-average for hotel in both food and service Sam was great at breakfast Bartenders are very friendly and engaging You will be glad you stay here

14. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus – Easton Area, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

A mile from I-270, this straightforward hotel is 6 miles from John Glenn Columbus International Airport and 11 miles from downtown Columbus.The warm rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi and 40-inch flat-screen TVs, as well as minifridges, coffeemakers, desks with ergonomic chairs, and pull-out sofas. Suites add microwaves and separate living areas. Kids 19 and under stay at no cost with an adult.Complimentary amenities include a breakfast buffet, an airport shuttle and parking. There’s also an indoor pool with a hot tub, plus a 24/7 business center and fitness room.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have TVs
  • 5 min drive to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus
  • Guests praised the beds but some complained about the kitchenettes
  • Guests mentioned the bathrooms are unclean
  • 12 min drive to Port Columbus International Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 22 times
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Emelia Owusu-Mensah

As a frequent traveler and a member, will definitely not stay at this location on my next tripFront Desk staff was very nice and helpful at check-in in but, we get to the room and the bathroom was not well cleanedThere was no tissue papers in the room nor the bathroom

Toilet paper was almost finished and we still have not received any as I write this review even though I have asked for oneI tried calling the Front desk and no one is picking upThere is no sign for do not disturb in our roomWe specifically asked for microwave when booking and was told they would provide it, we got to the room and there was no microwave so I had ask and was told they have it only in the suite so I insisted the check the recorded call before I was provided with oneFor someone who doesn’t know much about staying in a hotel and the standard amenities that comes with it, this hotel will be paradise for them but definitely not for me and my family

Kelbi Harman

Room was dirty, pretty sure bathroom hadn’t been cleaned from previous guest Soap was missing from the box on the counter Needs updating on things that are broken or damaged

Some lights wouldn’t work, or the phone or alarm clock Food/stains on walls,carpet and around lights by bed Hot tub was completely yellow and pool was not clear and had stuff floating in it Front desk staff was nice and helpful Location was good But I wouldn’t recommend this hotel to anyone We used a recommendation from a local store to stay here and I’ve notified them of the conditions of the hotel and that maybe they should pull their recommendation from the website We didn’t even attempt to try breakfast The ratings on this are very misleading It wasn’t a good stay at all

Beth Gelhar

You’re mostly paying for the location of this hotel in my opinion The place is a bit run-down Our room was clean, but had some noticeable issues

They didn’t provide enough towels and getting extras was difficult (we had to resort to grabbing pool towels at one point) Our mini fridge had what I can only describe as a god-awful smell- to the point that it was unusable The mechanism for the window shade was broken, so we mostly just kept the shade down because getting it to move was very difficultThe staff was very friendly and hard-working, so we appreciated that And breakfast was on-par with other Holiday Inn Express locations That said, I probably wouldn’t choose to stay here again simply because it was not a good value for the money

15. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus – Polaris Parkway, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern lodging is next to I-71 and a 17-minute drive from downtown Columbus.The contemporary rooms come with desks and flat-screen TVs, plus pull-out sofas, minifridges and microwaves. There’s also free WiFi and high-pressure showerheads in the bathrooms. Kids 19 and under stay free with an adult. Suites add separate living spaces with kitchenettes, dining tables and whirlpool tubs.Amenities include a free breakfast bar, an indoor water park with a slide (weekends only), an Olympic-sized lap pool and a children’s splash area, as well as a fitness room, business center and free parking.

Things You Need to Know

  • 6 min drive to Sharon Woods
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms but some complained about the beds
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub
  • Guests praised the indoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Danielle Irvine

Great hotel stay! Clean and spacious rooms, great water park for the kids We enjoyed hot showers and baths(water pressure was amazing) not to mention the Dove products provided The breakfast was a winner

I will definitely stay here again!! The staff is nice & friendly Only negative is not staying longer I definitely recommend this hotel for a large family looking for a weekend getaway or stopping while traveling The price is unbeatable & we couldn’t hear other guests staying

Joyce Wootten

Location is perfect! Your one minute from Top Golf, Ikea, Loads of other shopping and the highway 71 There is supposed to be free breakfast, but at 8:30 all that was left was sausages and toast

everything else was gone and the pancake machine was down We had to wait 10 minutes just for coffee The rooms were good and the pool is fantastic! Even though children are not allowed in the hot tub it was filled with tiny kids and we couldn’t use it

Emily Landis

Stayed Last Thursday- Saturday and we had a great experience Angela at the front desk was super helpful and kind Actually, al the staff was really wonderful

Pros:-Clean rooms-Would recommend for families-Great breakfast options ( cheese, omelettes, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, bagels, English muffins, yogurt, cereal)- Pool area is excellent However, I don’t think it is the most appropriate for 15 year old (which is how old my daughter is) There is a step down to get into the water and the shallow end is still about 1-15 ft deep so not much of an area where a toddler could just sit in shallow water ( 0-6 inches) and just splash around Would work the best for just a tad older kids All the kids I saw in the pool area was having a blast and they looked to be anywhere from 5- early teens- They have quiet hours from 10p-7am- Microwave and mini fridge in the roomCons:- The water was cold 🙁 when you walk in to the pool area it feels like the water will be warm but it was super chilly I think each time we only spent about 1/2 hour in the pool area and my daughter didn’t want to be in the pool because how chilly it was Her had a purple/blue tint to them because of her chillLocation: I think it is a great location to Polaris However it is not on the same side as the mall There are limited options for walking to a nearby restaurant I imagine you could have more op

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