If you’ve never been to Ohio, it’s time to plan a road trip to this state where travelling adventures abound. Many would link Ohio to being an Amish country but there is something for everyone here. Its state capital, Columbus, for instance, offers exciting things to do. It doesn’t matter if you are a city or country folk, a person who wants to immerse in culture or nature, or one who likes travelling during summer or winter - there are attractions for everyone. You’ll also find a number of interesting things to do, starting with the hiking and trekking spots in the area. However, here’s a suggestion we’d like to add to your itinerary: try staying at themed hotels when you visit to amplify your travel experience. Check out our list of the best themed hotels in Ohio, USA.
If you want to be inspired by art, 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati is the hotel you want to stay in when you are in Cincinnati. This hotel has a contemporary art gallery integrated within the vicinity, open 24/7. Wander about the public areas of the hotel and enjoy modern art displays hung from the elevators and corridors. All rooms are designed in a modern minimalistic manner, complete with fine amenities. There is also a gym and business centre. If you are looking to be pampered, make use of the full-service spa. Don’t miss having a ‘spirited’ night at Metropole bar and lounge too.
History buffs would be delighted to spend some time at the Village of Mariemont, a historic landmark lined by Tudor-styled buildings. When visiting, stay at Best Western Premier Mariemont Inn. You’ll be at the happening hub where business, dining, and entertainment meet. It was recently renovated and now showcases unique hotel rooms in Ohio that exude an old-time-Germany vibe. Each room is decorated in classic charm (with a fireplace) but equipped with modern facilities like high-speed internet access, a coffee maker, and air conditioning.
Amenities within the vicinity include a gym, business centre, and laundry services. Don’t miss a drinking session at Southerby’s Bar, where you can indulge in craft beers, seasonal cocktails, and wines in a relaxing and cozy ambiance.
If music moves you, then you simply must make it a point to lodge in Symphony Hotel & Restaurant. Decorated eclectically with an old classic charm, this four-star hotel that used to be an old mansion makes classical music come alive within the building. There are music performances lined up every evening. Depending on when you check in, there might be a jazz band playing live, an opera being played, or a mini music festival running. The nine rooms are named after famous music composers and furnished with gorgeous period antiques. Breakfast is included with your stay. For lunch and dinner, you are encouraged to feast on a menu of new American cuisine that is served in their restaurant.
Symphony Hotel & Restaurant
Address: 210 W. 14th Street
Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Terrace Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry
If you’re looking to visit Cleveland, whether for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland Browns, or its MetroParks, we recommend Kimpton Schofield Hotel as the perfect place to lodge. Close to all the attractions of the city, the hotel is hidden inside a building erected in 1902. At the ground floor lobby, you can see the historical features of the building were restored. The rooms, however, still follow the Kimpton theme, with beds dressed in premium linens. As for amenities, there is a fitness centre and paid parking available on site. There is also a 15-seat bar and lounge for you to chill out, making it one of the top staycations spots in the city.
The city of Columbus was founded in 1812 and now stands as a city that celebrates diversity. If you are heading here, be sure to stay at Hotel Leveque, Autograph Collection. This is a kid-friendly hotel in Columbus that has served many guests since 1927. For the first time, you’d be able to sleep under the stars, indoors! There is a projector placed in every room that projects the constellations onto the ceiling. The wow-factor does not end there. The 150-room hotel also has a gym and business centre. Don’t forget to indulge in some delicious meals at Keep Restaurant and Bar, which serves up delectable French cuisine.
Findlay is the second-largest city in Northwest Ohio, known for its industrial and cultural landmarks. In this city lies The Hancock Hotel, a four-star hotel distinguished for its gorgeous decor channeling elements from the movie, The Great Gatsby. The upscale hotel has 99 specially curated guest rooms so you’ll be assured of a luxurious stay. These themed hotel rooms in Ohio have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, and a coffee machine.
Other amenities include a stunning ballroom, bicycle rental, and laundry service. Remember to dine at Mancy’s Steakhouse, where they serve up the freshest seafood and best quality steaks and chops since 1921.
Other themed accommodations
You and your family will have a splashing fun time at Great Wolf Lodge Mason. You don’t need to look for theme parks in the area since the resort is on the same premises as the indoor waterpark. It has water slides, vortexes, and hot springs. You have access to all thirteen slides and eight pools with your stay. There are three types of lodging: standard, premium and themed. The themed rooms are by far the best. If you are travelling to Mason with young children, they will enjoy clambering into their beds located in ‘wolf dens’. The rooms also come with free WiFi, microwave, and a coffee machine. The lodge has many kid-friendly dining options available, offering everything from pizzas and burgers to a myriad of desserts.
Once featured in the reality series Hotel Hell, Landoll’s Mohican Castle is located in Loudonville. The castle looks like what you’d imagine in storybooks. It has eleven suites, while the Highland Building has four suites with the option of adjoining rooms. All guest rooms have a fridge and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Do enjoy the sauna, hot tub, indoor pool and evening entertainment within the vicinity. Take a tour on the property and explore its unique history and 18th-century graveyard, and catch a bird’s-eye view of the property from Red Oak Tower. If you’re hungry, eat your fill at The Copper Mug Bar and Grille.
Love birds, this is for you. Probably one of the most romantic lodgings in Ohio, HideAway Country Inn is nestled on 6 acres (2.4 hectares) of green land and flourishing gardens. You and your significant other can make full use of the on-site spa services or have lunch and dinner dates at the terrace. Sign up for the month’s cooking class or choose to indulge in gourmet American cuisine at the restaurant. Spend time with beautiful nature with your loved one by taking strolls on the estate. The 29-year-old inn has gone through continuous updates, and today, some rooms come with a fireplace or a private balcony.
HideAway Country Inn
Address: 1601 State Route 4
Choose to stay at Ohio's most unique hotels
Ohio has got attractions for everyone, including food, nature, history, and even sports. However, don’t just find quality attractions. The quality of your stay will level up your vacation quality as well. Be sure to check in at these themed hotels, or at pet-friendly hotels in Columbus if you’re travelling with your furry firend, when you swing by to Ohio!
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