The Best Hotels to Book in Marion, Ohio

Marion is notable as the final resting place of President Warren G Harding
Marion is notable as the final resting place of President Warren G Harding | © James Nesterwitz / Alamy Stock Photo
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30 November 2021

Here’s a kernel of info about Marion, Ohio: it’s the popcorn capital of the world. Home to an annual popcorn festival and the world’s only museum dedicated to the salty snack, Marion is a popcornopolis. But if that’s too corny, this Midwest destination still has appeal, especially given its central location between Columbus and Lake Erie. For a poppin’ stay, here are the best hotels in Marion, bookable on Culture Trip.

My Place Hotel-Marion, OH, for a self-catering stay

A twin room at My Place Hotel-Marion, OH, with a desk ahead of the beds
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Make Marion your place with a short- or long-term stay at My Place Hotel, a no-frills property with all the basics for a comfortable stay. Every guest room has a full-size refrigerator, two-burner cooktop, coffeemaker and microwave — perfect for heating up Hot Pockets from the on-site convenience stand, where you’ll also be able to pick up any essentials you may have forgotten. Pro tip: inquire about breakfast in bed.

Comfort Inn Marion, for a royal welcome

The exterior of Comfort Inn Marion
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Crimson and royal blue hues complement shades of mahogany and ochre in the handsome guest rooms at Comfort Inn Marion. Complimentary hot and healthy breakfast, a weekday newspaper and wifi — all on the house — add to a regal stay, along with access to the heated indoor pool and hot tub. Feeling royally hungry? Everything from fried chicken, sandwiches and burgers to Mexican and Chinese fare is within easy walking distance of this hotel.

Best Western Plus University Inn, for college convenience

The indoor pool area of Best Western Plus University Inn, with car parking visible through the windows
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Visiting college kids or taking a tour of the Ohio State University at Marion? Book a whirlpool room at Best Western Plus University Inn, just moments from campus, so you can soak away any aches after roaming the school grounds. A stay here also includes complimentary full breakfast, though we won’t judge if you drive down the road for some cream chicken over biscuits and kentucky derby pie at local favorite Carlyle’s restaurant.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Marion, OH, for a country-style stay

The exterior of Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Marion, OH
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The manor-like exterior of this Country Inn & Suites leads into a country-cottage-style lobby with a fireplace and books. Grab a complimentary cookie before heading to your rustic-chic room, where you can prepare for your visit to Wyandot Popcorn Museum by popping some buttery treats in the microwave. Check out the packages and discounts for AAA and AARP members, emergency workers, military and government employees, and more.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marion, an IHG Hotel, for a presidential visit

The exterior of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marion, an IHG Hotel, at night, with a large tree to its left
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An exposed brick fireplace in Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marion’s lofty lobby separates the breakfast area from a cozy seating nook, where you can sip on your complimentary morning coffee while you hop on the free high-speed internet to plan your day in Marion. We suggest a visit to Harding Home — the restored residence of 29th US president Warren Harding that’s now a museum and library with presidential and personal artifacts — and Harding Memorial at Marion Cemetery.

Quality Inn, for unrivaled value

Two single beds in a Quality Inn Marion room, with a bedside table and lamp between them
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Stay low-key at Marion’s Quality Inn, which offers competitive rates without forgoing comfort. Close to the university, this property provides free hot breakfast, coffee and wifi to get you going, then throws in an on-site convenience store and dedicated business center to raise the stakes. Up the ante further with a dip in the indoor heated pool before venturing downtown or heading further west to hike the popular Marion Tallgrass Trail.

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