6 Best Themed Hotels In Columbus, Ohio - Updated 2024

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Ohio’s state capital, Columbus, is a historic and beautiful city, lying on the Scioto River. The city is famed for the Scioto Mile, which is a string of parks on either side of the river, along with attractive walking trails and a large interactive fountain. The COSI Science Center is an interesting visit with its planetarium and a number of hands-on exhibits, while the Columbus Museum of Art exhibits a selection of European and American paintings and other diverse exhibits. The German Village area is of interest, with its restored brick homes originally built by the settlers in the 1800s and a number of interesting shops. Retail therapy can also be enjoyed at shopping malls and North Market with its 30 merchants. When visiting this fascinating and historic city, stay in style at one of the best themed hotels in Columbus, Ohio, listed below.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 25, 2024.

1. Graduate Columbus (from USD 199)

Experience the perfect blend of nostalgia and modernity at Graduate Columbus, which was originally formed in 1878 as the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts. It’s a truly unique hotel in Columbus that celebrates The Ohio State University and its heritage. Situated in the Short North Arts District, this hotel is a 2-minute walk from Goodale Park and a 13-minute walk from Nationwide Arena.

The property pays homage to Ohio with its custom art collection, featuring tributes to Jesse Owens and John Glenn. From the lobby chandelier to the guest rooms, every nook and cranny of this hotel exudes the Buckeyes spirit.

Aside from its themed interiors, Graduate Columbus features a list of amenities that ensure a comfortable and memorable stay. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Hungry guests can grab a quick bite at Shake Shack or indulge in a coffee and light breakfast item at Trophy Room.

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Graduate Columbus

Address: 750 North High Street
404 meters (0.3 ft) from Goodale Park

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room was very small bathroom fan very very loud other than that very good
just a great property and an incredible room
staff was courteous and helpful
staff and property were great
pros: location on short north cons: majority of staff are college kids who don’t care
location is great with plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance
it was in a great location and everyone was friendly
the hotel decor is amazing and the rooms are extremely comfortable while being close to stores restaurants and events
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2. The Westin Great Southern Columbus (from USD 143)

The Westin Great Southern Columbus in the downtown area is a historic gem that has stood the test of time. One of the enduring hotels in Columbus, it was originally named the Great Southern Fireproof Hotel and Opera House. The striking red brick exterior may be impressive, but the magnificence of its interior is unmatched.

These themed hotel rooms in Columbus, Ohio, are equipped with a mini-refrigerator and HDTV to ensure your comfortable stay. Bar Cicchetti will fuel your days and enliven your evenings with signature cuisine and vibrant ambiance. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms for 6.95 USD per day, while free Wi-Fi is available in some public areas.

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The Westin Great Southern Columbus

Address: 310 S High St
2.26 km (1.5 mi) from Goodale Park

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

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful lobby tasty breakfast buffet comfortable room
room was clean and updated
staff was excellent room was comfortable and clean
that would of been helpful
very professional staff and close to good restaurants and the palace theatre
very nice staft was amazingly friendly and helpful
good location for our evening concert
great location to things we wanted to see
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3. Hotel LeVeque, Autograph Collection (from USD 880)

The historic LeVeque Tower was built in 1927 in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and while it has changed hands several times, the Hotel LeVeque is still a place of sophistication and comfort. This hotel is steps from Capitol Square and the Ohio Theater. The interior decor blends seamlessly with the original architectural features of the building. While it retains its historic appearance, the hotel offers all modern comforts and amenities, including free Wi-Fi. The Keep Restaurant & Bar is a French brasserie offering both French and American cuisines along with craft beers, cocktails and wine. Each spacious and well-appointed room in the hotel features a flat-screen TV and a coffee machine. Each room also features a private bathroom with a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

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Hotel LeVeque, Autograph Collection

Wifi Available

Address: 50 West Broad Street
1.47 km (1.0 mi) from Goodale Park

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

4. Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph (from USD 351)

Le Méridien Columbus is located in the former Sunan Airport. The hotel features a spa and wellness center and a fitness center. The unique Spa Suites offer private spa treatments in a more personal setting. The attractive hotel features two art programs with more than 500 total pieces of art on display throughout the hotel, including the Pizzuti Collection.

Enjoy dining at Soul of the Joseph, offering European-influenced cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Head to The Guild House where sustainable modern American cuisine is served in a unique farm-to-table concept. All themed hotel rooms for adults feature flat-screen TVs and air conditioning, as well as a coffee machine.

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Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available

Address: 620 North High Street
341 meters (0.3 ft) from Goodale Park

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

5. Hilton Columbus/Polaris (from USD 270)

Hilton Columbus/Polaris is located close to all the downtown attractions, including the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Ohio State University. There are many restaurants, shops and nightlife options close by and Polaris Fashion Place Mall is steps away. This fun hotel in Columbus, Ohio, features state-of-the-art amenities including an on-site spa. A modern fitness center is available to guests, including an indoor pool.

The hotel’s restaurant, the Gemini Grill, serves American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All rooms feature the latest in technology, including multi-media docking stations and flat-screen TVs.

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Hilton Columbus/Polaris

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 8700 Lyra Drive
18.93 km (11.8 mi) from Goodale Park

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

6. The Lofts Hotel

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The Lofts Hotel was originally built as a warehouse in 1882 and was fully renovated in 2009 to become a boutique hotel. This hotel is located in Downtown Columbus, a few steps away from the Columbus Museum of Art. The Nationwide Arena is a short drive away from the hotel and the city center with its shops and restaurants can be reached within 10 minutes on foot. The hotel features a daily buffet breakfast, served in the restaurant, which also serves a daily lunch. There is also a coffee bar on site. The hotel’s guestrooms are spacious and offer modern decor and amenities while retaining pure comfort with quality bedding. According to legends, the historic building is reportedly haunted, with the spirit of a Victorian lady appearing in the stairwell of the hotel.

The Lofts Hotel

Address: Arena District, 55 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Price: from 200 USD

Star Rating: 3 Star

Travelers Review: TripAdvisor Rating: Very Good, 4.0/5

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History and beauty in Columbus, Ohio

Experience the beauty of a stroll through the city’s parks along the river, see the history and culture of its museums and art galleries, while staying in comfort in one of the themed hotels or unique hotels in Columbus, Ohio.

Frequently asked questions about themed hotels in Columbus, Ohio

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