American football is a big deal in Columbus, thanks to the showstopping Ohio State Buckeyes, who are part of the Big Ten college league. If you find yourself in this buzzy university town in late summer or fall, a home game ticket is a must. There’s a great catalog of hotels for your visit, too – here are our picks of where to stay near Ohio Stadium.
This fun, boutique-style offering from the Marriott’s Moxy chain is full of bright color and funky features. The rooms have been designed with millennials in mind, providing space to work and chill before heading to the on-site gym – or just the downstairs games room. Best of all, it’s less than 10 minutes’ drive from Ohio Stadium.
Within 10 minutes’ drive of the stadium, the Sonesta Columbus is a large hotel with personal touches. Their smart, sleek rooms are spacious and well-equipped, with all the tech you could need. There’s a sweet roof terrace on which you can enjoy a beverage or two, as well as the Vine + Forge restaurant, which is an ideal place for a sharing plate of the dinner menu favorite, chicken and waffles.
Right by Ohio State University, this modern hotel has all the facilities you need and then some. Boasting an indoor pool, outdoor sports court and large gym, you might not even feel like heading out to Ohio Stadium after all – and it’s only five minutes’ drive away. The studios and suites are spacious, with fun, bright interiors. Breakfast at the huge buffet is included.
In the vibrant Short North Arts District, a five-minute drive from Ohio Stadium, the Joseph is a big-name hotel with a boutique feel. Bearing classy, classic interiors furnished with mid-century touches, a stay here promises to be relaxing, while providing the perfect opportunity to enjoy the buzz of the area. The in-house spa is a gem, offering a range of soothing treatments to help you unwind.
This super-cool spot has found a theme and hit a home run with it. Designed to revive nostalgia for your college days, the tartan-and-plaid decor and quirky artwork give a fun vibe and a warm welcome, whether it’s your first time in Columbus or your hundredth. There’s a range of rooms and suites to suit your group size and budget, and the hotel has its own in-house Shake Shack, where you can pick up a world-famous burger.
This luxurious stay has elegant, airy rooms of all sizes and a divine outdoor swimming pool on the fourth floor, complete with whirlpool and sun loungers. There’s fine dining at in-house restaurant Latitude 41, serving seasonal Ohio cheeses and popular truffle fries, pan-seared sea scallops and sumptuous Boursin-crusted filet mignon. Then there’s the artisan, home-made pizza, should you want to treat yourself.
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