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Get an overview of this hotelWi-Fi, fitness, 10 miles from downtown Columbus

Near OSU and Crew Stadium

Located off Interstate 71 near Ohio State University, Nationwide Arena, Schottenstein Center, and Crew Stadium, this hotel in Columbus Ohio is also near Easton Towne Center, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Fitness options

Magnuson Grand Columbus North is connected to a health club with an indoor lap pool, jogging track, weight room, and fitness equipment.

Wireless Internet

All 180 guestrooms include refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, complimentary premium channels, free local calls, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Magnuson Grand Columbus North

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Magnuson Grand Columbus North is 10 miles from Nationwide Arena and downtown Columbus.

Weekday lunch and nightly dinner are offered in the restaurant, Thai Lagoon.

The connected health club provides a 75-foot indoor lap pool, a spa tub, a running track, saunas and steam rooms, a weight room, and numerous cardio machines. A seasonal outdoor splash pool is also available.

A business center has computers, scanners, copiers, and printers. Hotel-wide wireless Internet access is complimentary. Meeting and event space accommodates 400 guests (totaling 4,123 square feet) with audiovisual equipment and event catering available.

Self-parking is complimentary.

  • Indoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Spa tub 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Health club 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 180 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Business center 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 4123 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 383 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5 
  • Free self parking 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

All you can eat, hot breakfast buffet at a discount for hotel guests served in the restaurant.

Thai Lagoon - This restaurant serves Asian style true Thai specialities.

Nearby Things to Do

The adjacent health club has a 75-foot indoor lap pool with lifeguards, an indoor track, saunas, steam rooms, and a spa tub. Other amenities include aerobics classes (surcharge), a large weight room, and 26 cardiovascular machines, including recumbent bikes, stair steppers, treadmills, and cross-trainers. The hotel also offers a seasonal outdoor pool.

Four miles away, Sharon Woods Metro Park has a wildlife observation deck, fishing docks, nature trails, and a paved trail for bicycling, walking, and jogging. Picnic areas include grills, playground equipment, and horseshoe courts. Sixteen miles away, the Raymond Memorial Golf Course has an 18-hole, par 72 championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 


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


Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.00 per night.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 25.00 per stay
  • 2 per room (up to 154.32 lb)
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 250.00 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet deposit: USD 25.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 25.00 per pet, per stay
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Best Western Columbus North
  • Best Western Plus Columbus North
  • Best Western Plus Hotel Columbus North
  • Best Western Columbus North Hotel Columbus
  • BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbus North Ohio
  • Best Western Columbus North Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Columbus North Hotel
  • Magnuson Grand Columbus North Hotel
  • Magnuson Grand Columbus North Ohio

We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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2.9 out of 5
53% of guests recommend
3.3 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
2.9 Hotel condition
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Attending a women's conference

2 out of 5
Posted Feb 19, 2017
Tub would not drain, noisy. Tv reception pathetic. Would never stay there again
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Hotel close to highway

3 out of 5
by from Michigan
Posted Feb 16, 2017
Pros: Front desk staff was pleasant and helpful. Location is convenient to highway access. Room was clean.
Cons: Heating unit was loud. Not sure if that can be fixed, I think the unit is just old.
Location: Location is great, you are probably within 10 to 20 mins of most major tourist sites.
The hotel was fine, nothing special. The area the hotel is in is a bit questionable, but they do have well locked doors and security cameras everywhere. We noted what we assumed to be hotel staff chasing off some teens loitering in the parking area. We did have the buffet breakfast, nothing special but a nice assortment of the basics.
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Not Quite as Advertised,but Exceptionally Clean

3 out of 5
by from SE, Ohio
Posted Feb 14, 2017
Pros: Clean
Location: Traffic goes too fast
From the photos I thought it was going to be a "finer" hotel but that's not what it is. A little hard to find because the storefront for the motel is a gym club. The motel is hooked to the club. I asked for an handicapped room and got one in the very back. That area just seemed "to itself" without anyone around. I can say for sure is they had my room in immaculate condition. The bathroom floor was spotless, the beds were very comfortable and there were no odors. The housekeeping was top-notch! I might stay there again. It's clean and it's safe!
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Spend extra money and go somewhere else!!!

1 out of 5
by from T
Posted Feb 14, 2017
The front desk clerk Roney was very rude and condescending. He stated that I need to have a major credit to stay there. My debit card was not good enough. He stated that it was the same as a pre paid credit card. He tried to show me some policy on Expedia, but no where did it state that youncould not use a debit card!! When my Husband went to look at it he ripped it out of his hands. I had to pay 100 dollars cash deposit. AFTER I check out they will do a walk through of my room and determine if I get my cash deposit back. It looks like it could be a nice hotel but they need to give the boot to Roney! FInally got into a room. Its okay. Bed are small but its usable. We went to enjoy the pool and hottub. We had to go outside to a different building to go to the use the amenities. Half of the pool was closed for repairs even though we called and asked if the pool and hotub was going to be open. The hotub was so clorinated that it took my breath away when I got into it. My eyes were burning and it was hard to breath. My husband had only put his legs in to find that there was a bandaid floating in the water. When we told the guy on duty about this is skimmed it out and slammed the trash dow can next to me. The pool water was so cold that my kids could not stay in the water very long. They were turning blue on the lips. When we were leaving the area after a short 30 minutes because of being cold and myself having trouble breathing due to the spa. I will not be staying.
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4 out of 5
Posted Feb 10, 2017
The thai restaurant is INSIDE the hotel and was a great amenity. Clean and comfortable. The only thing is that if you use a debit card to pay you need to give a $100 cash deposit for the night... there's an ATM machine there but it charges $3 for every withdraw. If you can, pay in advance on expedia.com if that might be a problem.
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3 out of 5
Posted Feb 10, 2017
Hotel was ok but breakfast didn't start till 7am. It should start at 6
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Very helpful

4 out of 5
by from West Virginia
Posted Feb 7, 2017
Pros: Very convenient , very quiet
Cons: It was a little dated and the breakfast was a little weak but by no means bad . They need another waffle iron
Location: We were there for Mt. Carmel hospital . It was perfect for that . It on't took about 5 minutes . Didn't have much time for anything else
This motel was clean but not spotless . The staff was very helpful and great to work with . We were there for surgery that ended up taking 3 times longer then expected . The motel really bend over backwards to see that our needs were meet .The room were comfortable and surprisingly , very quiet . If we're ever in the area again we would defiantly stay here .
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My Stay

4 out of 5
Posted Jan 31, 2017
This place was okay for the money. Free Breakfast was okay. TV was okay, the bed slept excellent and was place was quiet.
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Nice place

4 out of 5
by from Fairbanks
Posted Jan 28, 2017
Pros: The place was fine.
Cons: Overall, the place was fine
Location: Ferris State hockey
Nice place, clean, affordable. It was a place to overnight.
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Stay away

1 out of 5
by from US
Posted Jan 26, 2017
From the moment we walked into this hotel, we felt disturbed. The smell was something like wet basement. The gal behind the counter was on her phone when we checked in. She gave us our non-smoking room, we opened the door, smelt like a fresh cigarette so we went back down to get another room. She gave us another room. Room smelt like old wet basement. Tub didn't work so my 2 kids couldn't take a bath. I talked to the lady at the front desk, who was fighting over the phone with her boyfriend by this time. She said no one could help with the tub so she gave us another room. This room stunk also and the bathtub didn't work in this one either. I called Expedia regarding the hotel and how deceiving their add was on Expedia and they comped me. I should also add that the pool is not kid friendly and is open to the public It's also not attached to the hotel so you have to walk outside to get to it. Also, there was a mystery in the microwave...see picrure below. Worst hotel I've ever stayed at.
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