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Featured Motels in Columbia

Super 8 by Wyndham Boonville
2.5 out of 5
420 Americana, Boonville, MO
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The price is $50 per night

Situated in Boonville, this motel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Lions Park Aquatic Center and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Boonville Visitors Center and River, Rails & Trails ...

3/5 (371 reviews)

"Ok for the price . Only complaints is showers need updated. Removable Walmart shower head is trailer park cheap and discussting to touch. Bed was wore out and employee restroom right next to room was loud and woke me up few times."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Boonville
Motel 6 Kingdom City, MO
2 out of 5
5750 Jade Rd, Kingdom City, MO
Free Cancellation
The price is $56 per night

Located in the heart of Kingdom City, this motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of William Woods University, Auto World Car Museum, and National Churchill Museum. Westminster ...

3/5 (262 reviews)

"The pool was closed. Thin walls, woke up at 2 am to the people above me doing the wild thing, lol. Staff (Jasmine) was great getting me a refund for leaving a day earlier due to work schedule change."…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Motel 6 Kingdom City, MO
Motel 6 Columbia, MO - East
2 out of 5
3402 I-70 Drive Southeast, Columbia, MO
Free Cancellation
The price is $60 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Stephens College and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Columbia College. University of Missouri and Faurot Field ...

3.3/5 (356 reviews)

"The staff is very nice. Clean rooms if i need something there right there to give it to u. The pool is nice to swim in. I would stay here again i have been here a week and will be here the rest of the week. Thank u"…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Motel 6 Columbia, MO - East
Amerihost Inn & Suites - Mexico
2.5 out of 5
900 Vance Rd, Mexico, MO
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $55 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Lakeview Park, Presser Performing Arts Center, and Audrain County Historical Society. American ...

3.1/5 (39 reviews)

"stayed here many times and always have a peaceful stay."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Amerihost Inn & Suites - Mexico
California Motel
2.5 out of 5
305 W Buchanan St, California, MO
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Situated in California, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Main Street Baptist Church and Moniteau County Courthouse. California Country Club is 1.4 mi (2.3 ...

2.5/5 (6 reviews)
Do yourself a favor, stay in another town

"219 smelled of mold, the next morning the bathroom smelled so powerfully of cleaning chemicals I could barely use it... and it still smelled like mold. I had to stay for work so I toughed it out, despite the internet not working, towels like sandpaper, and those horrible stenches."…"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2017

California Motel
Super 8 by Wyndham Columbia Clark Lane
2 out of 5
3216 Clark Ln, Columbia, MO
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The price is $48 per night

Situated in Columbia, this motel is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Columbia College and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Stephens College. University of Missouri and Mizzou Arena are ...

3.4/5 (474 reviews)
CRW

"Great"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Columbia Clark Lane
Travelier Motel
2.5 out of 5
600 S. Business 54, Fulton, MO
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The price is $57 per night

Situated in Fulton, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Churchill Museum, Callaway Community Hospital, and Westminster College. William Woods University ...

3.5/5Good! (52 reviews)
Good price

"Great for the price!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2019

Travelier Motel
Travelodge by Wyndham Jefferson City
2.5 out of 5
1710 Jefferson St, Jefferson City, MO
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $73 per night

Situated in Jefferson City, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Oak Hills Golf Center, Supreme Court of Missouri, and Lincoln University of Missouri. Missouri ...

3.5/5Good! (211 reviews)

"We chose this hotel because it was dog friendly. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The room smelt like cigarettes so that was disappointing but other than that, it was fine for a night. A little sketchy but I would stay again. It's a good deal."…"

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Jefferson City
Budget Inn
2 out of 5
1309 Jefferson St, Jefferson City, MO
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The price is $70 per night

Situated in Jefferson City, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Supreme Court of Missouri, Lincoln University of Missouri, and Missouri State Capitol. Cole County ...

2.7/5 (76 reviews)

"Rooms had a decent amount of space, bathroom was nice size as well. Very clean room for a smokers room."…"

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

Budget Inn
Frontier Motel
2 out of 5
5708 Jade Rd, Kingdom City, MO
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $45 per night

Situated in Kingdom City, this motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of William Woods University, Auto World Car Museum, and National Churchill Museum. Westminster College ...

3.1/5 (31 reviews)

"It was relatively in a quiet place but the facilities need some work done to them"…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Frontier Motel
Midway Budget Inn
2.5 out of 5
6401 US-40, Columbia, MO
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $68 per night

Situated in Columbia, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Columbia Mall, Shelter Gardens, and Museum of Anthropology. University of Missouri and Mizzou Arena ...

3.1/5 (33 reviews)

"The Midway Budget Inn is just that, a budget inn. It's not flashy, it's not a 5-star resort! It's an economical place to stay. The staff has always been friendly. My room has always been clean. I will stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2019

Midway Budget Inn
Westwoods Motel
2.5 out of 5
422 Gaylord Dr, Fulton, MO
Free Cancellation
The price is $55 per night

Situated in Fulton, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Callaway Community Hospital, Westminster College, and National Churchill Museum. William Woods University ...

3.3/5 (47 reviews)
Nice surprise

"Looks can be deceiving, when I pulled up it looked a little run down but I had traveled 7 hours and was tired. The lady at the front desk was very nice and when I got to my room it was really nice. Comfortable bed and very clean, great room for the price and would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

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La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbia
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbia
2.5 out of 5
2500 I 70 Dr Sw, Columbia, MO
The price is $47 per night
3.7/5Good! (987 reviews)

"Very clean rooms! When I checked in in the evening the front desk host was absolutely hostile. I was honestly afraid of getting yelled at so I didn’t ask any questions- which I needed to do since she took no time to explain anything to us. Besides getting our info, she only asked “who let y’all in” ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbia
Hampton Inn Columbia
Hampton Inn Columbia
2.5 out of 5
3410 Clark Lane, Columbia, MO
The price is $83 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (531 reviews)

"Clean and had no bad smells. The beds were comfortable. Will be staying there again."…"

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Hampton Inn Columbia
Drury Plaza Hotel Columbia East
Drury Plaza Hotel Columbia East
3 out of 5
3100 Interstate 70 Dr. SE, Columbia, MO
The price is $100 per night
4.8/5Exceptional! (406 reviews)

"Bobbi at the front desk was amazing. The rooms were clean and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this place."…"

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Drury Plaza Hotel Columbia East
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Columbia Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You'll find 18 affordable motels in Columbia among the more than 116 hotels and other accommodations. These less expensive accommodations can help you save some cash when compared with traditional hotels, which have more amenities but ones you may never use.

When you save on your room price, you can enjoy all that Columbia has to offer. Top sights to visit include Columbia Mall.

Fun fact: In the U.S., motels became more commonplace after World War II with the popularity of car travel and road trips, peaking in the mid-1960s with more than 60,000 properties. When you stay at a motel, you'll often have access to your room directly from the parking lot.

Below are a few of Expedia customers' recommended Columbia motels to choose from:

Super 8 by Wyndham Boonville

  • If driving, you'll be within 23 minutes of Columbia Mall.
  • Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

Super 8 by Wyndham Columbia Clark Lane

  • A 24-hour front desk along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.
  • It's located within a 10-minute drive of University of Missouri and Columbia Mall.

Motel 6 Columbia - East

  • Enjoy access to the indoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
  • Stay within a 10-minute drive of University of Missouri and Columbia Mall.

Budget Inn

  • Laundry facilities along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay.

Travelodge by Wyndham Jefferson City

  • Enjoy access to the 24-hour fitness center, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

What to Do in Columbia

Visitors like Columbia for the festivals, live music, and theater scene. While you're sightseeing in the area, be sure to check out the college campus.

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Shelter Gardens
  • Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
  • Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

These are some attractions the whole family can enjoy:

  • Warm Springs Ranch
  • Hillside Mini Golf

Some historical places you might want to see include:

  • Missouri State Penitentiary Museum
  • Main Street Baptist Church
  • Runge Nature Center

Columbia is also known for its:

  • Sports
  • Biking

Best Time to Visit Columbia

Decide when you'd like to visit Columbia by looking over the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 61° F and nighttime temperatures average 21° F
  • April-June: 86° F is the daytime average and 39° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 88° F and nighttime averages are around 50° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 72° F during the day and 21° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 42.64 inches in a year

How to Get to Columbia and Around the Area

Columbia Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Columbia, MO (COU-Columbia Regional) Airport 10.9 mi (17.5 km)
Versailles, MO (VRS-Roy Otten Memorial Airfield) Airport 46.6 mi (74.9 km)
Jefferson City Station Train Station 27.1 mi (43.7 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Columbia?
Because you’ll save on your room, you can experience more of the activities in Columbia. Top sights include Mizzou Arena and Columbia Mall.
What are motels like?
At many motels, you’ll often find an outdoor pool and free parking. When you stay at a motel property, you’ll usually access your room from an outside corridor overlooking the parking lot. The word “motel” was invented in 1925 in San Luis Obispo, California by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel.
What are the best motels in Columbia?
Motel 6 Columbia, MO - East: Stay within a 10-minute drive of University of Missouri and Mizzou Arena. Enjoy access to the indoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Motel 6 Kingdom City, MO: An indoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay. It’s located within a 30-minute drive of University of Missouri and Columbia Mall. Super 8 by Wyndham Boonville: Enjoy access to the 24-hour business center, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking. Stay within a 30-minute drive of University of Missouri and Columbia Mall. Super 8 by Wyndham Columbia Clark Lane: It’s located within a 10-minute drive of University of Missouri and Mizzou Arena. A 24-hour front desk along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay. Frontier Motel: Stay within a 30-minute drive of University of Missouri and Mizzou Arena. Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
What can I do in Columbia?
Visitors like Columbia for the festivals, live music, and theater scene. While you’re sightseeing in the area, be sure to check out the college campus. Must-see local attractions include Mizzou Arena and Columbia Mall. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Mark Twain National Forest, Shelter Gardens, and Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Warm Springs Ranch, Hillside Mini Golf, and Lions Park Aquatic Center.
What's the weather like in Columbia?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 74°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 35°F. Average annual rainfall for Columbia is 43 inches.
How can I get around Columbia?
Fly into Columbia, MO (COU-Columbia Regional), which is located 10.9 mi (17.5 km) away. You can also search for flights into Versailles, MO (VRS-Roy Otten Memorial Airfield), which is 46.6 mi (74.9 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.

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