The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Columbus, Ohio

Hilton Columbus at Easton is set in a grand, imposing building and offers plush, classically designed rooms
Hilton Columbus at Easton is set in a grand, imposing building and offers plush, classically designed rooms | Courtesy of Hilton Columbus at Easton /
Photo of Matt Charlton
13 December 2021

The Ohio state capital, with its acres of green space, is the perfect place to holiday with your furry friend. The Columbus Scioto Mile comprises a string of parks on both sides of the Scioto River and has dozens of trails to explore. To top it off, the city is oozing with culture and there’s a flourishing farm-to-table food scene. If you’re traveling to this beautiful metropolis with your four-legged friend, here we reveal some of the best pet-friendly hotels, all bookable on Culture Trip.

Hotel LeVeque, for designer accommodation

Room at Hotel LeVeque
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Step up your pawcation with a stay at this upscale spot. The Marriott Autograph collection always offers up accommodation that’s designer-led and influenced by the immediate surroundings of the location, and this hotel, housed inside the historic LeVeque Tower in the heart of downtown, is no different. The plush rooms feature an attractive mix of art deco and modern touches, and some offer sweeping river views. On the amenity side of things, the property is home to a 24-hour gym, a chic cafe in the marble-clad lobby and a modern American restaurant serving up everything from craft cocktails to small bites.

Graduate Columbus, for a central location

Room at Graduate Columbus
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Inject a bit of hipster into your trip with a stay at the Graduate Columbus. Your four-legged friend will be the perfect accessory here, with the funky college-themed bedrooms making top photoshoot material. In terms of location, this hotel is 4mi (6km) from the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and a couple of miles from the state university, so there are lots of options when it comes to packing in some steps. After a day of activity, the on-site Poindexter cafe and bar is a great place to relax, with some delicious pizzas to replenish your energy.

Le Méridien Columbus, the Joseph, for views of downtown

Room at Le Méridien Columbus, the Joseph
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Roll out of bed straight onto the high street when you stay at this ​smart ​Le Méridian outpost. Floor-to-ceiling windows serve up top views of downtown and the city beyond, while the rooms have a calming feel, with swathes of natural woods, marble in the bathroom and shades of grey used throughout. There are spacious rain showers if your pet needs a bit of sprucing up, and at this property, they even get their own bed.

Hilton Columbus at Easton, for plush rooms

Pool at Hilton Columbus at Easton
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This grand, imposing building is connected to Easton Town Center, home to more than 200 shops and restaurants. The plush, classically designed rooms will relax you with their muted tones, custom-designed beds and indulgent furnishings. Round out your day at the casual Easton Social restaurant, with specialties such as tuna poke with wonton chips.

Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square, for culture on your doorstep

Room at Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
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Pets will love padding up to this elegant red-brick property with its grand porticoed entrance. The swanky feel carries through to the grand wood-paneled lobby and the gold-hued bedrooms. ​​There’s plenty to explore on the doorstep, including the Ohio Statehouse, Ohio Theatre, Greater Columbus Convention Center and Nationwide Arena. The Plaza Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Westin Great Southern Columbus, for contemporary interiors

Room at the Westin Great Southern Columbus
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This attractive Marriott-owned property is set in a majestic red-brick building that dates back to 1897, but once you step inside you’ll find contemporary interiors and amenities catering to the 21st-century traveler. The sprawling property has 189 guest rooms, three restaurants and an awe-inspiring lobby complete with chandeliers and a triple-height ceiling. A nature theme punctuates the property, with a living wall in the lobby and splashes of blue in the bedrooms evoking memories of beachside strolls.

Sonesta Columbus, for cool styling

Room at Sonesta Columbus
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Just seven minutes from the airport by car, this cool contemporary hotel is a great place to start your Columbus adventure. In town on business? The hotel is connected to the Convention Center and located right in the downtown district. A palette of blue and neutral hues runs from the lobby to the rooms, providing a calm atmosphere for humans and pets alike. Another attractive feature is the on-site restaurant, with a spread of local ingredients put to use. Some of the must-try dishes include loaded crispy potato barrels, tacos and s’mores made with buckeye cookies – an Ohio invention.

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