10 Best Family-Friendly Resorts Near Columbus, Ohio - Updated 2024

Tenissa
Tenissa 
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Visiting Columbus with the best people in your life for a vacation is the best choice to make. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium lets you meet with more than 10,000 animals from 7 different regions. Sea lions and polar bears are among the zoo’s inhabitants. For entertainment, Easton Town Center is the place to be. It has a cinema complex, multi-floor department stores, and restaurants. Topiary Park allows you to admire a collection of unique sculptures made of plants. Take a stroll around the German Village and marvel at the beautiful brick buildings. For a home away from home experience, read on to find out the best family-friendly resorts near Columbus, Ohio.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to family-friendly amenities and activities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 08, 2024.

1. Deer Creek State Park Lodge and Conference Center, Crownover Mill (from USD 129)

This four-star resort is situated in Crownover Mill and offers family rooms. For the best stay experience, you can consider booking a unit that has its own private balcony, which makes an excellent spot for relaxation. An indoor swimming pool is ready to make you feel refreshed after a day filled with adventures. Barbecue facilities are available to be used by you and your loved ones. You can also play mini-golf and tennis on site.

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Deer Creek Lodge & Conference Center

Wifi Available

Address: 22300 State Park Road 20
59.78 km (37.2 mi) from Sharon Woods

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Terrace

2. Heartland Country Resort & Lodge, Sparta (from USD 155)

This resort in Sparta offers one-bedroom suites and family suites. Regardless of the room type booked, each unit comes with a flat-screen television, a private bathroom and a patio. Some rooms have a kitchen with an oven and a stovetop for your cooking needs.

The resort can provide you with board games or puzzles for the little ones. There is also a picnic area if you like to unwind and enjoy meals outside. An outdoor fireplace can keep everyone cozy. A game room and badminton equipment are other family-friendly amenities available.

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Heartland Country Resort & Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: 3020 Chesterville Sparta Road
44.46 km (27.7 mi) from Sharon Woods

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Skiing Games room

Other family-friendly accommodations near Columbus, Ohio

3. Sleep Inn Logan Ohio-Hocking Hills (from USD 172)

For smaller families, the hotel offers king rooms, whereas for larger families, the hotel has queen rooms. In-room amenities that you can take advantage of include a private bathroom and a television. Before setting out, you and your family may want to drop by the hotel’s restaurant to indulge in continental and buffet breakfast. A kid-friendly buffet is also served. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool that is open all year round and welcomes people of all ages.

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Sleep Inn Logan Ohio-Hocking Hills

8.8 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 12830 Grey Street, Building A
77.53 km (48.2 mi) from Sharon Woods

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests

4. Courtyard Newark Granville (from USD 202)

Two room types are available at this three-star resort in Newark. The king room with sofa bed can accommodate up to four adults and three kids, while the deluxe queen room is suitable for a maximum of five adults and four kids. A flat-screen television is available for entertainment in each room.

A heated indoor pool can be enjoyed with your loved ones throughout the year. Kid meals can be served at an additional charge. There is a terrace with outdoor furniture for you and the entire family to enjoy the sun and unwind outdoors.

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Courtyard Newark Granville

Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 500 Highland Boulevard
44.41 km (27.6 mi) from Sharon Woods

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms

5. Quality Inn & Suites Bellville - Mansfield (from USD 157)

This hotel enjoys a strategic location — it is just a 10-minute walk away from Richland B & O Trail and less than a 20-minute drive away from Malabar Farm State Park and Clear Fork Ski Resort. As a guest at this hotel, you are granted free coffee and free local calls.

A heated indoor swimming pool and a hot tub are relaxation options you can take advantage of. There is also a pool table that you can use at an additional charge. The kids are going to love the game room. King and queen rooms are available, suitable for those traveling with kids.

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Quality Inn & Suites Bellville - Mansfield

Wifi Available

Address: 1000 Comfort Plaza Drive
68.76 km (42.8 mi) from Sharon Woods

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Business centre

6. Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel (from USD 220)

An air conditioner, flat-screen television and a private bathroom are some of the amenities provided in every room at this hotel. If you’re traveling with your family, various room types are available to choose from, such as a king suite, a queen room, and a standard king room.

The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, where you can splash with your kids. If the little ones want to indulge in some kid meals, you can request them to the hotel, although an extra charge is applicable.

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Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille Visual Aid: Tactile

Address: 409 Altair Parkway
3.4 km (2.2 mi) from Sharon Woods

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace

7. Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, Lewis Center (from USD 184)

This three-star hotel in Lewis Center is perfect for couples and families. It has rooms and suites with a cable TV to keep your kids entertained while you work out in the on-site fitness center. A microwave, refrigerator, and coffee machine are also available in each unit.

The hotel boasts two swimming pools. The indoor pool is open all year round and welcomes all ages. The outdoor pool, even though it is suitable for kids, is only open seasonally. There’s also a picnic area on site, where you can have fun with your family.

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Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available

Address: 100 Green Meadows Drive South
6.27 km (3.9 mi) from Sharon Woods

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

8. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Springfield, an IHG Hotel (from USD 199)

Other than cable television, every room at this hotel in Springfield has a dining area that is equipped with a microwave for light cooking, a coffee machine, and a refrigerator. There are more than 10 room types for guests to choose from. Large families can opt for king and queen suites, while a small family of three can choose a king room with an extra-large double bed.

The hotel’s indoor swimming pool with a shallow end is perfect for younger children. The hotel also serves a kid-friendly buffet. Vending machine for snacks and drinks can be found on site.

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Springfield, an IHG Hotel

7.6 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 204 Raydo Circle
76.87 km (47.8 mi) from Sharon Woods

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry

9. Best Western Canal Winchester Inn-Columbus South East (from USD 116)

Best Western Canal Winchester Inn-Columbus South East is just a five-minute drive away from the downtown area, where you’ll find several restaurants and shops. Every family room at this hotel is equipped with modern amenities such as cable television and a coffee maker. Family-friendly amenities that the hotel features include vending machines for snacks and drinks, a kid-friendly buffet, and an indoor swimming pool.

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Best Western Canal Winchester Inn-Columbus South East

Wifi Available

Address: 6323 Prentiss School Place
31.47 km (19.6 mi) from Sharon Woods

Parking 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Business centre Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms

10. Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Grove City (from USD 186)

Set in Grove City, this hotel is 8.5 mi (13.7 km) away from Columbus’ downtown area. All guest rooms at this three-star hotel have a seating area, cable television, and tea and coffee-making facilities.

You can take the kids to the on-site gym to have a light exercise. After, a swim in the indoor pool can wash the fatigue away. Kids’ meals, chocolates and cooking can be served by the hotel for an additional charge. To enjoy natural light amidst a peaceful atmosphere, you can go to the hotel’s sun terrace.

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Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Grove City

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 3928 Jackpot Road
27.04 km (16.9 mi) from Sharon Woods

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

Explore the Discovery City with your family

Are you looking forward to a memorable vacation in Columbus? While here, do visit the Center of Science and Industry that features hands-on exhibits and a planetarium and North Market Downtown, where you can buy some crafts and farm produce. Just be sure to book your favorite family-friendly resorts featured above for the ultimate stay.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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