The boardwalk crosses one of the vernal pools. A quick search through the leaf litter and the bottom of the pool didn't turn up any salamanders. Still too damn cold... The sun setting over the western plains as seen from the driving range at the Golf Depot.
The Golf Depot features a driving range with a 2 acres of hitting area and covered/heated hitting bays, a 9-Hole Par 3 course, a 9-hole pitch and putt course, a bentgrass 5,000 sq ft 18-Hole putting course and a restaurant.
The best thing about this hidden gem however, is its views of the downtown Columbus skyline and the best sunset views in the city. Great spot for a bit of family-friendly fun. A full 18-hole mini golf that you play under blacklight! Be sure dress your kids in some UV-reactive gear (at least something white). Many parts of the preserve are pretty soggy, especially with the ground just beginning to thaw. The preserve makes extensive use of wooden boardwalks. Spring, the season of renewal, also brings on decay as seen by these protruding fungi in various stages of emergence. The toothy undersides of these fungi are ready to burst forth with the warming temperatures. Neighboring moss appreciates the warming trend as well. The black and bleu burger dusted with black pepper and topped with Amish bleu cheese on a toasted brioche bun from Barry's at the Golf Depot.
Come for dinner and then take in the best sunset view in Columbus. This tiny clump of fungi, no bigger than a quarter, is just getting started on its career of returning this log to the forest floor. Newly emerging fungi impersonating mini sno-cones or velodromes. False Turkey Tail (Stereum ostea) splayed out from a branch along the trail at Gahanna Woods Nature Preserve. Maduros or fried sweet plantains with a spicy mojito sauce for dipping from El Arepazo in Gahanna.
#delicious A view of the boardwalk through the marsh along Big Walnut Creek. Tostones con Hogao: fried green plantains, salty and starchy,
with hogao (sauteed dip made of onions,
tomatoes and garlic) One of the many vernal pools at the Gahanna Woods State Nature Preserve. Vernal pools are temporary stands of water usually without fish, which allow many amphibians to breed without the reality of their offspring being fish-food. Depending on how the weather progresses, salamanders should emerge shortly. Indoor Glow-in-the-dark Mini Golf!
Wear your whitest whites and glow along an 18 hole black-light safari themed course. The holes are clever and challenging with loop-the-loops and obstacles that cause just the right amount of frustration.
Choose your clothing carefully as black lights are merciless! Any stains and lint will be prominently put on display for all your fellow mini-golfers bemusement. A view down a fallen tree covered in Turkey Tails (Trametes versicolor) like barnacles on a ship's hull. A rubbery fungus adhered to a fallen tree. The texture was reminiscent of those rubber discs used to open pesky pickle jars. The vernal pool at Gahanna Woods State Nature Preserve. Since there are no fish in a vernal pool, salamanders can breed without the concern of their eggs being devoured by predators. The Columbus skyline as seen from 8.5 miles away at the Golf Depot.
The Golf Depot features a driving range with a 2 acres of hitting area and covered/heated hitting bays, a 9-Hole Par 3 course, a 9-hole pitch and putt course, a bentgrass 5,000 sq ft 18-Hole putting course and a restaurant.
The best thing about this hidden gem however, is its views of the downtown Columbus skyline and the best sunset views in the city. The Buckeye Smashburger, seared Angus beef, fried pepper rings, American cheese, haystack onions, lettuce and mayo on an egg bun with Smashfries (tossed with rosemary, olive oil and garlic). A closeup of some super shaggy, super soft moss poking up through the forest floor. Bandeja Paisa: A Colombian protein parade on a platter! Bandeja is Spanish for platter (Not to be confused with the similarly sounding Pendejo, which is something entirely different) Colombian chorizo, chicharron, steak, fried egg, fried plantains, rice, pinto beans, arepitas (cornmeal fritters) and for a healthy kick, a side salad... The main course off their restaurant week menu; prime rib, a baked potato and green beans from Barrel & Boar located in Creekside Gahanna. A very creative re-purposing in progress. The city of Gahanna reused their old wooden street signs as markers to line the trail edges through the park. The smokehouse burger. Cheddar cheese, apple wood smoked bacon, onion rings and barbeque-ranch sauce. Lola and Giuseppe's Trattoria is a tiny Italian joint tucked away inside a nondescript strip mall in Gahanna. This was their special for the evening, a seafood stuffed manicotti in a cream sauce with tons of lobster, crab, shrimp and roasted red peppers. Great place to hang out.
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Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center


Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Airport Golf Course, Gahanna Historical Society, and Ohio Herb Education Center. Creekside Gahanna and Gahanna Municipal Golf Course are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Free buffet breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a business center, and dry cleaning are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 80 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding. Guests will also find sofa beds, refrigerators, and microwaves.

Springhill Suites by Marriott Columbus Airport Gahanna

Renovations & Closures

The following facilities are closed until further notice:
  • Spa tub

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Springhill Suites by Marriott Columbus Airport Gahanna provides a spa tub and a fitness center. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. A business center is on site at this 3-star property. A complimentary breakfast is offered. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary to guests during limited hours. This business-friendly hotel also offers a picnic area, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Springhill Suites by Marriott Columbus Airport Gahanna is a smoke-free property.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Picnic area 
  • Long-term parking (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Express check-out 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 80 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Long-term parking (surcharge), Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Free wired Internet 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary buffet breakfast.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

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

  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 


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

  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • 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.

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  • Springhill Suites Marriott Columbus Airport Gahanna
  • Springhill Suites Marriott Hotel Gahanna Columbus Airport
  • Springhill Suites Marriott Columbus Airport Gahanna Hotel
  • Springhill Suites Marriott Columbus Airport Hotel
  • Springhill Suites Marriott Columbus Airport

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