An abandoned railroad bridge spanning the scioto river hidden in the scrubland, sandwiched between an active quarry and a gated community of luxury condos. A shot of the cascading water from the base of the 35ft tall, 500ft wide Griggs Dam creating a reservoir with a one billion two hundred million gallon capacity. A cairn, the fall colors and the clouds reflecting off the calm water looking downstream of the Scioto River. Fun little ice bells on a twig dangling near the waters of Scioto River.
#snow A shot of a Great Blue Heron scouting about as the sun sets behind the Julian Griggs Dam. The dam was built in 1905 and is named after the city's chief engineer at the time. The 500ft long dam creates the Griggs reservoir. A collection of autumn leaves and algae coated stones in the still chilly waters along the Scioto River. Ice formations of all shapes and sizes like these could be found all along the shore of the Scioto River glistening like gemstones in the winter sun.
A view of the churning waters of the Scioto River just south of the 35ft tall, 500ft wide Griggs Dam. VooDoo is a LONG way away. So, here's the local option: gourmet doughnuts available only on Fridays and Saturdays at the Fremont Goodie Shop. From left to right: Bananas Foster (banana icing, caramel creme filling, roasted and salted caramel), Southern Pecan Coffee (coffee creme filling, coffee icing, roasted and salted pecans), Milky Way (double filled with creme and dulce de leche, topped with chocolate icing and chocolate shavings) and the Black and Gold (black pepper creme filling, golden caramel sea salt icing, topped with two strips of bacon). A couple of bracket fungi with water sprouts from the host tree growing through them along the shore of the Scioto River. Chilaquiles, a traditional Mexican dish with eggs, onion, zucchini, roasted corn, red salsa, corn tortilla strips and pepper jack cheese. Topped with cilantro and served with a side of black beans and house fried tortilla chips. A waffle and a large order of hash browns scattered, double smothered and covered! Feeling adventurous? Why not give today's flavor a try; chocolate covered strawberry walleye! A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) stalking some dinner at the base of the Julian Griggs Dam. Fried Plantains with a salsa-ranch dipping sauce from Louie's Grill Fusion Restaurant in Hilliard.
Quite an eclectic menu with Cuban, Cajun, Mexican, American and Italian offerings. An ice formation left behind from the splashing waters of the Scioto River resembles the skeleton of a T-rex head.
#snow The dam and cisterns at the south end of Griggs Reservoir. A decaying concrete edifice. No idea what it once was. Walleye Po'boy fully dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayo and Crystal's hot sauce on a sour dough roll. Not even -18 temperatures can freeze the flow of the water cascading over the 35ft tall, 500ft wide Griggs Dam.
#snow Tex-Mex style Chilaquiles - three scrambled eggs with chorizo, poblano peppers, onions, zucchini, corn, jack cheese and chipotle sauce. Served with corn tortilla chips and black beans.
Quite an eclectic menu with Cuban, Cajun, Mexican, American and Italian offerings. An opening in the mostly frozen over Scioto River gives a gaggle of geese and a raft of ducks a place to frolic.
#snow This American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) is recognized as the oldest tree in the city of Upper Arlington. The stop sign in the lower right corner helps give some scale to just how large this specimen is. Three sliders from the Oh! Burgers truck. A bacon cheeseburger. A Greek Goddess with feta, cucumber, and onion. A black and blue with bacon, blue cheese, sauteed onion and green apple. Fried maduros for an appetizer. The menu said the accompanying sauce was ranch but it was more in the vein of like a crab or seafood dip. Looking north towards Griggs dam, a close up of snow crystals forming on the shore of the Scioto River.
#snow 2018 burger no.2
The Passport 614 Burger from Passport 196 - 1/2lb chef’s blend of ground short rib, chuck and brisket seasoned burger, char-grilled to perfection Crab stuffed walleye topped with salsa rojo and verde, served with black beans, rice, saut?ed seasonal vegetables and Cuban bread. Looking down river from the dam, the waterfowl enjoyed a small space of unfrozen water to wade in under the winter sun.
#snow The Superburger with a side of tots from Johnnie's Tavern Not a sign you see to often in Central Ohio. Crispy Orange Deluxe! Beef, chicken and shrimp. Chiliquiles; Eggs scrambled with chorizo, peppers, onions, corn, zucchini, tortilla chips, all tossed with a smoked chile cream sauce, jack cheese & cilantro, served with black beans. Seafood creole! Cuban omelet. Beef brisket, caramelized onions, black beans, cheese and spices. Fall colors as seen from the fairway of the courses 8th hole.
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Get an overview of this hotel3-star Columbus hotel in West Columbus with free parking

Popular property highlights

Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center
Laundry facilities


Located in West Columbus, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Anthony Thomas Chocolates and within 6 mi (10 km) of Aquatic Adventures Ohio and Ten Pin Alley. Hollywood Casino and Ohio Craft Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Hotel Features

Along with an indoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room Amenities

All 150 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus balconies and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and hair dryers.

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus West

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus West features an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. The hotel offers a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 3-star property consist of a business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 5208 square feet (484 square meters) include conference space. This business-friendly hotel also offers gift shops/newsstands, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus West is a smoke-free property.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Express check-out 
  • Meeting rooms 8 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 484 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5208 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 150 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Wedding services 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Pay movies 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Phone 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired Internet 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 7.95 and USD 10.95 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Courtyard Columbus West
  • Courtyard Marriott Columbus West
  • Courtyard Marriott Hotel Columbus West
  • Marriott Courtyard Columbus West
  • Courtyard Marriott Columbus West Hotel
  • Courtyard By Marriott Columbus West Hotel Columbus
  • Courtyard By Marriott Columbus West Ohio

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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