You don’t have to travel far to feel far away. In Columbus, properties have made a commitment to cleanliness through programs like the Live Forward Pledge, GBAC STAR™ Accreditation and individual property protocols so you can feel secure that your health and safety is top-of-mind. No matter what you’re looking for on your staycation, downtown Columbus has a hotel for you.

Retail Therapy – Moxy Columbus Short North

After you check in at the Moxy’s bar and receive your complimentary cocktail, you’ll notice that much of the décor finds its backstory in fashion. This is no accident, as it is a nod to Columbus’ strong fashion community. The rooms are designed to encourage spending time in the community, and you’ll have no problem doing just that with hundreds of boutiques just steps from the hotel door in the Short North Arts District. Find the latest in men’s accessories at Samson Men’s Emporium or comfortable classics at Chunky Armadillo. Plus, with easy access to the highway, you’re just minutes away from Easton, home to many national brands.”

Lobby at the Moxy Hotel Short North offers ample games and seating

A Taste of the Good ‘ol Days – Graduate Hotel

Call upon your college self as you plan your Graduate staycation. Though certainly nicer than your dorm room, the décor of this laid-back property is a nod to The Ohio State University and Ohio’s history. During the day you can spend time exploring on complimentary bikes, then hit the town in the evening to explore the ample nightlife in the area. Catch a sporting event in the Arena District, a drag show at Union Café or a classy cocktail at Lincoln Social Rooftop, then treat yo’ self to some delicious burgers and fries from the on-site Shake Shack the next day.

Graduate Hotel exterior

Relaxing and Restorative – The Joseph

Pamper yourself in the private oasis offered by the Spa Suites at Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph. A variety of massages are available depending on your restorative needs, and plenty of add-on opportunities like a body scrub or soak round out the experience. Once you’ve spent a day being doted upon, return to your own room and order room service from the chefs at Cameron Mitchell’s on-site restaurant, The Guild House. You deserve it!  

Le Meridien The Joseph                                                                                         

Girls’ Getaway – Canopy by Hilton Columbus

Gather the girls and head to the Canopy by Hilton Columbus. One of downtown’s newest properties, this chic boutique offers unparalleled skyline views to be paired with decadent drinks from the rooftop restaurant. Centrally located with easy access to all that downtown, the Arena District, Italian Village and Short North has to offer, you’ll have no problem finding plenty of activities for the whole group to enjoy.  

City skyline views and chic patio furniture on stylish rooftop bar at Goodale Station at Canopy by Hilton

Family-Friendly – Drury Inn & Suites

Conveniently situated right off of I-670 between SR-315 and I-71, downtown’s Drury Inn & Suites is easy to get to from anywhere in the state. Plus, once the kids tire of walking, you can quickly access attractions outside of downtown like the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium or Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in just a short drive. With family-friendly amenities like free hot breakfast and evening snacks, indoor/outdoor pool and whirlpool, in-room refrigerator and spacious suites, this property is a no-brainer for any trip with the family. 

Swimming Pool at Drury Inn and Suites

Romantic Retreat – Hotel LeVeque

Enjoy an evening under the stars without actually having to worry about the elements at Hotel LeVeque. This art deco designed property in downtown’s historic LeVeque Tower is perfect for any couple looking for a romantic staycation. Fodor’s recommended the property for romantic travel, noting, “a perfectly romantic day ends back at Hotel LeVeque with seasonal cocktails for two (and dinner, if you wish) at The Keep brasserie, done up in seductive, speakeasy-style.” Spectacular riverfront views help set the scene of this celestial-themed boutique.

LeVeque Hotel

Pet-Friendly Fun – Westin Great Southern Columbus

If you’re looking to have some fun with Fido on your staycation, check out The Westin Great Southern Columbus where your dog will enjoy the same rejuvenating slumber as you on the hotel chain’s world-renowned Heavenly Dog Bed. The hotel’s location allows for quick and easy access to the Columbus Commons, Scioto Mile, Scioto Audubon and German Village's Schiller Park so you can spend your time exploring downtown’s ample greenspace.

The Westin Columbus Lobby

When you book directly at, you receive two complimentary passes to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium or Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Book your stay now!