11 Best Pet-Friendly Hotels In Columbus, Ohio - Updated 2024

Karina
Karina 
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If you love traveling with your fur baby, but dread looking for pet-friendly destinations, Ohio’s capital city should definitely be on your bucket list. Columbus is famed for its many theme parks and amusement parks and outdoor spaces spread on both sides of Scioto River; many of these are dog-friendly. Some of the most attractive parks, with trails and plenty of space to run around and consume their energy, include Wheeler Memorial Dog Park, Goodale Park, and the Dog Park at Godown Park. Before planning your itinerary, let’s first look at some of the best pet-friendly hotels in Columbus, Ohio.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and pet-friendly rules and regulations. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 26, 2024.

1. Moxy Columbus Short North (from USD 178)

When you book your stay at Moxy Columbus Short North, you’ll get a room that’s equipped with flat-screen television and an ensuite bathroom. The room will also have air conditioning, so you’ll be able to stay comfortable at all times.

You’ll also be able to enjoy other amenities during your stay here. In particular, you’ll receive an à la carte breakfast daily, use the free Wi-Fi, work out in the fitness center, or lounge on the terrace. Your pets are also welcome to stay with you here — just bear in mind that you might have to pay an additional fee.

Moxy Columbus Short North is wonderfully located within Columbus. For this reason, several attractions are nearby, so you can fulfill your itinerary whenever you wish. Some of the places you might want to visit are Goodale Park, Capitol Square, and Natural Resources Park.

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Moxy Columbus Short North

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 808 North High Street
7.46 km (4.7 mi) from Columbus Park of Roses

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Terrace

2. Home2 Suites By Hilton Columbus Downtown (from USD 233)

Located right in the heart of Columbus, Ohio, Home2 Suites By Hilton is one of the most well-known pet-friendly hotels in downtown Columbus. It’s also a great option for those who are in town for business. Pets are always welcome, but an extra fee may apply. The hotel also features a fitness center, a shared lounge area, an on-site coffee house, and a parking garage. The rooms are non-smoking and boast coffee-making facilities, a desk, and a seating area.

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Home2 Suites By Hilton Columbus Downtown

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 412 East Main Street
10.08 km (6.3 mi) from Columbus Park of Roses

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry

3. Candlewood Suites Polaris (from USD 202)

Pet-friendly Candlewood Suites Polaris is a two-star hotel located a short drive from Champions Golf Course, Natural Resources Park, and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The hotel features various smoking and non-smoking rooms and suites, all with a well-equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi, and an en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries. If you don’t like leaving your four-legged buddy behind, make sure you check with the hotel first, as pets are allowed on request and possibly for an additional charge.

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Candlewood Suites Polaris, an IHG Hotel

7.3 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 8515 Lyra Drive
11.58 km (7.2 mi) from Columbus Park of Roses

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Facilities for disabled guests

4. Graduate Columbus (from USD 255)

Graduate Columbus welcomes its guests in a cozy and colorful setting. It is within walking distance from Italian Village and Goodale Park. The four-star hotel features top facilities, including an on-site restaurant, a fitness center, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests are welcome to bring their pets, although additional fees may apply. Inside their room, they will find comfortable beds, a work desk, colorful checkered walls, and an en-suite bathroom.

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Graduate Columbus This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

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

Address: 750 North High Street
7.6 km (4.8 mi) from Columbus Park of Roses

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

5. Best Western Port Columbus (from USD 168)

If you have an early flight or prefer proximity to the airport to avoid traffic and additional stress, then this top pick in Columbus is for you. Among its many perks, Best Western Port Columbus allows pets on request and possibly for an additional fee. To avoid any surprises, we recommend checking with the hotel beforehand. Once at the hotel, get ready to enjoy a comfortable stay and amenities like a seating area, a work desk, flat-screen television, a microwave, and a small refrigerator. Every morning, an American buffet featuring vegetarian options is served.

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Best Western Port Columbus

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 1450 Airpointe Drive
9.64 km (6.0 mi) from Columbus Park of Roses

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

6. Hilton Columbus at Easton (from USD 178)

Hilton Columbus at Easton is a four-star hotel with an excellent location, walking distance from shopping, sightseeing, and dining options. Rooms at the hotel are bright and spacious, with contemporary furnishings and decor. In every room, guests will find a work desk, a seating area, a comfortable bed, a flat-screen television, and a coffeemaker. Pets are also allowed, but make sure you inquire with the hotel about possible extra charges. The hotel also boasts a beautiful terrace, paid private parking, and an electric vehicle charging station.

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Hilton Columbus at Easton

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 3900 Chagrin Drive
9.75 km (6.1 mi) from Columbus Park of Roses

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace

7. Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU (from USD 178)

Another fantastic place where you can check in with your pet and enjoy fine dining, free parking, and an indoor pool, is Hyatt Place, a 3-star dog-friendly hotel in Columbus. The hotel allows pets for an additional fee, and features a bar and a swimming pool. It also offers free parking. Rooms come with a desk, a sofa, a flat-screen television, a minibar, an en-suite bathroom, and a coffeemaker. If you’re traveling with your dog, make sure you go for a walk in Goodale Park, which is within walking distance from the property.

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Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU

Wifi Available

Address: 795 Yard Street
7.56 km (4.7 mi) from Columbus Park of Roses

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace

8. Aloft Columbus Westerville (from USD 169)

Situated in Westerville, Columbus, this three-star hotel from Aloft is constantly rated highly by guests for its cleanliness and stellar facilities available on the premise. Rooms are air conditioned, non-smoking, and feature free Wi-Fi, and benefit from daily housekeeping services. Each room comes with a coffeemaker, a refrigerator, cable television, and an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub and shower combination, linens, towels, and a hairdryer. Pets are allowed on the premises, but guests should inquire about any additional charges before arrival.

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Aloft Columbus Westerville

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 32 Heatherdown Drive , Westerville, Columbus (OH), United States, 43081
10.65 km (6.7 mi) from Columbus Park of Roses

9. Red Roof Inn PLUS+ (from USD 96)

The three-star Red Roof Inn Plus+ is located near the Ohio State University, Ohio Stadium, and Jack Nicklaus Museum. The property is wheelchair-accessible, features non-smoking family rooms, and has a pet-friendly policy. Guests should, however, keep in mind that pets are only allowed on request, and certain fees may apply. The hotel features an outdoor fireplace and picnic area, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Each room comes with air conditioning, flat-screen television, a seating area, a desk, and a coffee maker.

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Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Columbus-Ohio State University OSU

Wifi Available

Address: 441 Ackerman Road
2.85 km (1.8 mi) from Columbus Park of Roses

Parking Pets allowed 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Free parking Internet services

10. Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris (from USD 159)

Every room at the Drury Inn & Suites in Columbus comes with a desk, a closet, a refrigerator, free toiletries, and ironing facilities. Complimentary breakfast is served every morning at the on-site restaurant. Later, guests can relax at the hotel indoor pool or in the hot tub, burn some calories in the fitness center, or head outside to explore the surroundings. Guests checking in at the Drury Inn & Suites can also bring their dog or cat, as the hotel has a pet-friendly policy. Still, they should check in advance if any additional charges may apply.

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Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris

Wheelchair accessible

Address: 8805 Orion Pl, Polaris, Columbus (OH), United States, 43240
12.55 km (7.8 mi) from Columbus Park of Roses

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry

11. Hyatt Regency Columbus (from USD 248)

At Hyatt Regency Columbus, travelers are welcome to check in with their pets in one of the bright and well-appointed rooms, where they will find pet bowls for their furry friend, a desk, a coffeemaker, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen television. However, pets are only allowed on request, and additional fees may apply, so we recommend you check with the hotel staff beforehand. Some of the facilities guests have access to include a 24-hour business center, a fitness center, and an on-site bar.

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Hyatt Regency Columbus

Wifi Available

Address: 350 North High Street
8.53 km (5.3 mi) from Columbus Park of Roses

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

Take your furry friend on vacation to Columbus, Ohio

There are many fun things to do in Columbus — and your furry friends are free to join in the fun. The city is sprinkled with lots of dog parks and green spaces, so you’ll have plenty of space to run around and enjoy playtime with your pet. With our list of the best pet-friendly hotels in Columbus, Ohio, looking for accommodation shouldn’t be a hassle anymore either. Check out these hotels and pick the one that suits your needs.

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