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Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU

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Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking | Hypo-allergenic bedding, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace
Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking | Hypo-allergenic bedding, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU

Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU

2.0 star property

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
3246 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH, 43202

Guests rated this location 6.9/10

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSchottenstein Center3 min drive
  • Popular LocationOhio State University3 min drive
  • Popular LocationWhetstone Park4 min drive
  • AirportColumbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.)15 min drive

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About this area


In the entertainment district, Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU is in Oletangy West, a neighborhood in Columbus with good shopping. Champions of Columbus Golf Course and Via Vecchia Winery are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Easton Town Center and Shops On Lane Avenue. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Ohio State Fairgrounds are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Schottenstein Center - 3 min drive
  • Ohio State University - 3 min drive
  • Whetstone Park - 4 min drive
  • Ohio Stadium - 4 min drive
  • Wexner Center for the Arts - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • John Glenn Columbus Intl. Airport (CMH) - 15 min drive


  • Roosters - 4 min walk
  • McDonald's - 12 min walk
  • Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers - 12 min walk
  • McDonald's - 3 min drive
  • Riverside Hospital Cafeteria - 12 min walk

About this property

Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU

Motel rejuvenated in 2017 and located near Ohio State University
Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU provides amenities like laundry facilities and a snack bar/deli. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this motel include:
  • Free self parking
  • RV/bus/truck parking, a 24-hour front desk, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews speak well of the overall value, helpful staff, and proximity to shopping
Room features
All 92 individually furnished rooms include perks such as laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • 27-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, mini fridges, and microwaves



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean@6 (Motel 6)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Snack bar/deli

Family friendly

  • In-room microwave
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets on request
  • Change of towels on request
  • Daily housekeeping


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • 27-inch flat-screen TV with premium cable channels

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Individual furnishings
  • Laptop workspace
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay free
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
2 per room (up to 80 lbs per pet)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 16 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Administrative fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
Alcohol is not served at this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly)

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Frequently asked questions

Is Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU pet-friendly?

Yes, this motel allows pets (limit 2 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 80 lbs per pet.

How much does it cost to stay at Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU?

As of Mar 29, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU on Apr 24, 2023 start from $67.99, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU located?

Located in Oletangy West, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and Ohio State University. Ohio Stadium and Historic Crew Stadium are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU and receive a full refund?

Yes, Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.


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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service
I went for a work trip and the room worked for what I needed it for. The room looked overall clean, however I did notice some cigarette burns in the comforter and the floor was sticky throughout.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Hotel staff was friendly and professional.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

2/10 Terrible


Business traveler
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Filthy, nasty, urine, and cigarette smell hole inside of a hole in the wall. I was in Columbus as a traveling nurse and thought the rate was good. Worst mistake I’ve ever made. I could literally hear the people next door arguing over drugs, I thought they were going to come through wall. I bought new bedding from Kohl’s (which is just across the park lot) because the linen was riddled with cigarette burns. So who knows. I refused to shower there.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent

Michael, Columbus

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This was a pleasant stay. Nice and clean and exactly what you need. A clean comfortable room and bed with lot of cameras around the property to ensure you feel safe. Staff is friendly and courteous. I would definitely stay again for a quick stay like this. There’s a 50 dollar deposit which is very reasonable and plenty of towels in the room. Walkable to about 10 different restaurants (maybe more). Shopping at Kohl’s only a walk away. I didn’t have a bad experience.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Shower in the rooms its either hot cold no middle
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Business traveler, Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

6/10 Okay


Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Remote in the room didnt work properly,dead little flys on ceiling of bathroom, dirty bathroom floor, sketchy tenants who followed me around the complex asking for cigarettes when my husband wasnt around. The staff was nice and prompt when checking in and out, but the deposit would have been nice to know about beforehand when making the reservation. I was told the deposit was $50 when checking in and the signs on the check in desk stated there was a $50 deposit that would be refunded at the time of check out, but at checkout was told i was only getting $40 back with no explanation as to why not the full $50, and i didnt have time to argue. The area was not clean, dog poop on the ground not cleaned up in and around the pet area, would have stepped in it if not paying attention. I did not feel comfortable or safe being outside by myself while staying here. On a plus side they do have cameras, but unsure if they work. I cant say we will stay here again.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

4/10 Poor


Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The non smoking room reeked of stale smoke so bad I couldn't sleep the first two nights. I bought and used a while bottle of frebreeze and that didn't help
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2023

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendly staff
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

General hotel information

Reasons to Book
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Nearest Airport
Columbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.)
3246 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH