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The Best Hotels In Downtown Columbus

One thing I have always loved about this city is the way that we welcome visitors. The Midwest is known for being warm and welcoming and I’d argue that no one does it better than Columbus. What can I say? As residents, we know what makes our city such a lovely place to visit and we’re always happy to help people experience it for themselves.

Although options like Airbnb and other short-term rentals have become more popular over the years, this city’s hotels are still a popular option for those coming to explore downtown Columbus. From small boutique motels to massive hotel towers, here are the best hotels in the city.

Hotel LeVeque

About: Located within the most iconic building in Columbus, Hotel LeVeque is a beautiful boutique hotel. The hotel has an art deco style with an old Hollywood vibe that’s unmatched here in Columbus. Within the hotel, you’ll also find a fantastic bar and restaurant where you can enjoy delicious cocktails and a great meal.
Location: 50 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Website: Hotel LeVeque

The Graduate

About: The Graduate is the perfect place for any out-of-town Buckeyes to stay when they come to Columbus for a football game. The theme of Graduate hotels across the country corresponds to the college towns you’ll find them in, so it’s no surprise that this Short North Hotel is all about the Ohio State University.
Location: 750 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Website: Graduate Hotels
READ MORE: These Augmented Murals On The Side Of The Graduate Hotel Are Jaw-Dropping

Le Meridien, The Joseph

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About: One of the most elegant places you can stay in Columbus has to be The Joseph. Complete with its own art gallery and spa, The Joseph takes luxury to a new level. Its central location, just steps from both the Short North and the convention center, make it the perfect place to call home over your stay.
Location: 620 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Website: Le Méridien, The Joseph

Hilton Columbus Downtown

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About: You can’t talk about hotels in Columbus and not mention the skyline-changing new expansion by Hilton. The new tower adds over 400 rooms to the hotels capacity, new restaurants, and the tallest rooftop bar in Columbus.
Location: 401 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Website: Hilton Columbus Downtown
READ MORE: The New Hilton Tower Is All About Glitz And Glam

Canopy by Hilton

About: One of the best things about staying at Canopy by Hilton is the access you’ll have to the amazing rooftop bar, Goodale Station. The hotel is just a short walk from the Arena District and the Convention Center. It’s the perfect spot for both work and personal trips to the city.
Location: 77 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215
Website: Canopy by Hilton
READ MORE: Goodale Station Is A Stunning Rooftop Restaurant With A Fantastic View Of Columbus

The Westin Great Southern

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About:For over a century, The Westin has been welcoming visitors to the southern end of the city. This historic landmark is attached to the iconic Southern Theatre and its guests through the years have included some of the world’s most famous performers. It’s elegant and charming in a way that only a 120+ year old building can be.
Location: 310 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Website: The Westin Great Southern

AC Hotel Downtown

About: If modern luxury is what you’re looking for, then look no further than the AC Hotel Downtown. With views overlooking Goodale Park, one of the best features of the AC Hotel has to be Lumin Skybar. After a day of exploring the city, you can come back to your hotel room, freshen up, then head up to the bar for some incredible views, delightful cocktails, and yummy smallplates.
Location: 517 Park St, Columbus, OH 43215
Website: AC Hotel Downtown
READ MORE: Lumin Sky Bar & Kitchen Has The Best View Of The Columbus Skyline


About:Moxy might be one of the newest hotel additions to Columbus, but it’s also one of the best. It’s a boutique hotel with an intimate vibe. Everything, from the common areas to the way you check in at the bar, is designed to make you feel like you’re staying with a friend as opposed to checking into a hotel. It’s got an approachable kind of luxury that you won’t find anywhere else.
Location: 808 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Website: Moxy Hotel
READ MORE: The Moxy Hotel Is Totally Breathtaking

Hyatt Regency

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About: If you’ve ever attended a conference in Columbus, there’s a decent chance you’ve stayed at the Hyatt Regency. Completed in 1980, this unique hotel is absolutely massive with over 600 guest rooms and plenty of amenities. The hotel connects to the greater Columbus Convention Center and is centrally located near the Arena District and the Short North.
Location: 350 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Website: Hyatt Regency

South Wind Motel

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About: Columbus’s newest boutique stay is the beautifully refurbished mid-century motel, Southwind Motel. Located in the Brewery District just steps from the historic German Village, this retro hotel will take you back in time. It’s a small property that books up quickly, so if you’re hoping to stay at this gem, you’ll need to book early.
Location: 919 S High St, Columbus, OH 43206
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