Find Hotels Near The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH
Whether visiting a student at The Ohio State University or in town to cheer on Buckeyes football, a hotel room near OSU will make your stay more convenient. The Hotels-Rates.com database identifies 146 hotels with 15 miles of the Columbus, OH, campus of The Ohio State University, including 35 within 5 miles of campus and 12 within 2 miles.
Among the most popular hotels near The Ohio State University according to reviews by Hotels-Rates users are:
- Best Western Suites (7.1 miles from the Ohio State University Hospital)
- Courtyard Columbus Downtown (2.2 miles from OSU)
- Crowne Plaza Columbus-Downtown (2.1 miles from OSU)
- Drury Inn And Suites Columbus Convention Center (2.1 miles from OSU)
- Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus Airport (6.9 miles from OSU)
- Hilton Columbus Downtown (1.9 miles from OSU)
- Hyatt Place Columbus OSU (1.4 miles from OSU)
- Quality Inn & Suites South/Obetz (9.7 miles from OSU)
- Red Roof Plus+ Columbus Downtown Convention Center (2.2 miles from OSU)
- Staybridge Suites Columbus-Airport (4.7 miles from OSU)
Several other hotels just north of the Ohio State University campus are on Olentangy River Road, a main campus artery, including:
From a hotel near the Ohio State University campus, you'll be ready for anything at the university, whether an appointment at OSU Hospital, Big Ten Football at Ohio Stadium, basketball or a show at the Schottenstein Center / Value City Arena, a workshop at the OSU Leadership Center, or just enjoying campus from the lawn at The Oval.
Visitors to Columbus who stay in a hotel near OSU for business not connected to the university are sure to find time to enjoy some of the hidden gems on campus. The Orton Geological Museum houses 30,000 specimens, including the skull of a Jurassic dinosaur. Also, at Orton Hall, the 12-bell Orton chimes play Westminster Chimes on the quarter hour. Programs at the Ohio State Planetarium use powerful, computer-controlled telescopes to observe and explain the galaxy from the comfort of 60 high-backed seats. At Howlett Hall, the 12,000-square-foot green roof is an attraction on its own but was also the first publicly accessible green roof at Ohio State and in Columbus, Ohio, overall.
Buckeye fans may already know that Archie Griffin's 1975 Heisman Trophy - his second - is on display on the second floor of the Ohio Union on campus.
Other attractions to see in Columbus, OH, are the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and its collection of 10,000 animals set in six distinct geological regions, which is about 15 miles north of OSU, and in Downtown Columbus, the Columbus Museum of Art and its collection of outstanding late 19th and early 20th-century American and modern European works of art; German Village, Columbus' premier downtown neighborhood and one of the preeminent historic districts in the United States; and the Scioto Mile, home of the National Veterans Memorial and Museum and 253 acres of parkland featuring miles of multi-use trails from Bicentennial Plaza in the south to North Bank Park in the north.
Explore all the restaurants, shops and other attractions in Columbus' downtown neighborhoods on the COTA (Central Ohio Transit Authority) free CBUS circulator running every 10-15 minutes from the Short North Arts District to the Brewery District and German Village. Free Wi-Fi is available on all buses. For the more adventurous, Downtown Columbus also provides CoGo Bike Share bicycles, Bird and Lime e-scooters, and E.C.T. Pedicab bike taxis for rental transportation.
In addition to being home to a world class research university in The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, offers a cultural scene to rival any in the nation with live music, art exhibitions, concerts and theater. Hotels-Rates.com can position you best to take it all in with accommodations near the OSU campus or anywhere you need to be in Columbus, Ohio.