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Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Columbus-Ohio State University OSU
2.5 out of 5
441 Ackerman Road, SR-315 At Ackerman Road, Columbus, OH
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $66 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Schottenstein Center, Ohio State University, and Ohio Stadium. Mapfre Stadium and Newport Music ...

3.8/5Good! (994 reviews)

"Front desk employee was very helpful and friendly during check in, exceptional customer service, room could use some updates"…"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Columbus-Ohio State University OSU
Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Columbus - Dublin 
2.5 out of 5
5125 Post Rd, I-270 At Exit #17-a, Us-33/sr-161 East, Dublin, OH
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The price is $65 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Indian Run Falls Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sam and Eulalia Frantz Park and Leatherlips Monument. ...

4/5Very Good! (992 reviews)

"Room was spotless and comfy. Housekeeping was great. Lobby staff were friendly and personable."…"

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2020

Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Columbus - Dublin 
Motel 6 Grove City, OH
2 out of 5
1900 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, OH
Free Cancellation
The price is $60 per night

Situated in Grove City, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Putt N Play Fun Center and World of Bounce. Phoenix Golf Links and Skate America are also within ...

3.5/5Good! (444 reviews)

"The floor was dirty that’s about it that I could remember"…"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Motel 6 Grove City, OH
Motel 6 Columbus, OH - West
2 out of 5
1309 Saint James Lutheran Lane, Columbus, OH
Free Cancellation
The price is $58 per night

Situated in Columbus, this motel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Anthony Thomas Chocolates and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hollywood Casino and Ten Pin Alley. Early Television ...

3.7/5Good! (520 reviews)

"The manager is fantastic. Responsive to needs. Clean. No bugs!! Will definitely be back when in town"…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Motel 6 Columbus, OH - West
Red Roof Inn Columbus East - Reynoldsburg
2 out of 5
2449 Brice Road, I-70 E Exit #110-a/w Exit #110, Brice Rd, Reynoldsburg, OH
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $63 per night

Situated in a shopping district, this motel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Magic Mountain Fun Center East and within 6 mi (10 km) of World Harvest Church and Motorcycle ...

2.9/5 (813 reviews)

"The staff are very nice, no onsite laundry and the place needs updating"…"

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Red Roof Inn Columbus East - Reynoldsburg
Motel 6 Columbus, OH - Worthington
2 out of 5
7474 N High St, Columbus, OH
Free Cancellation
The price is $56 per night

Located in Crosswoods, this motel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Highbanks Metro Park and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Polaris Fashion Place and Magic ...

3.1/5 (920 reviews)
Nice stay

"Room was very clean, nice but don’t expect much in amenities- no hair dryer, tissues, dresser. I managed and the price was EXCELLENT!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Motel 6 Columbus, OH - Worthington
Motel 6 Columbus, OH - Quarter Horse
2 out of 5
6225 Quarter Horse Dr, Columbus, OH
Free Cancellation
The price is $50 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Anheuser-Busch Brewery and within 6 mi (10 km) of Polaris Fashion Place and Antrim Park. Sharon ...

2.3/5 (9 reviews)

"I liked that it has smoking rooms. & the room itself was ok, but couldn’t get the WiFi to work. The toilets you had to hold the handle down , until it flushed. Loved that it was animal friendly."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Motel 6 Columbus, OH - Quarter Horse
Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Columbus - Worthington
2 out of 5
7480 North High Street, Columbus, OH
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $57 per night

Located in Crosswoods, this motel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Highbanks Metro Park and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Polaris Fashion Place and Magic ...

3.8/5Good! (213 reviews)

"A good motel for the price. The room was clean, and the bed was comfy. The area was quiet and within walking distance to several restaurants. The water pressure in the shower was OK, but the water was good and hot. The front desk staff were polite and friendly."…"

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Columbus - Worthington
Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU North
2 out of 5
750 Morse Rd, I-71 Exit #116, Morse Rd, Columbus, OH
Free Cancellation
The price is $58 per night

Located in Clintonville, this motel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Whetstone Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Mapfre Stadium and Easton Town Center. Schottenstein Center ...

1.9/5 (9 reviews)

"Found cockroach in the room. Hard floors was not cleaned. Shower didn't work properly. Tolet was dirty. The sink faucet was loose. Gaps in the door and heater/air-conditioning. The bed cover was old and riped. The pillows was old and warn out. The roof of the building is damage. It overall was a ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU North
Days Inn by Wyndham Columbus Fairgrounds
2 out of 5
1700 Clara Street, Columbus, OH
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The price is $54 per night

Situated in the entertainment district, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Ohio Expo Center and State Fair and Ohio State Fairgrounds. Mapfre Stadium and ...

2.7/5 (997 reviews)

"The property was clean and big free. I stayed overnight to check out Columbus for a day. It was in close proximity to my destination. I really enjoyed my stay. The staff was friendly and attentive. ~ MaLa B I"…"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Columbus Fairgrounds
German Village Inn Columbus
2.5 out of 5
920 S High St, Columbus, OH
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $68 per night

Situated in Columbus, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Schiller Park, COSI, and Ohio Theatre. Greater Columbus Convention Center and Nationwide Arena are ...

3.4/5Good! (848 reviews)

"Village inn has a good location in the area with a fair price"…"

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

German Village Inn Columbus
Studio 6 Columbus, OH - Quarter Horse
2 out of 5
6225 Quarter Horse Drive, Columbus, OH
Free Cancellation
The price is $60 per night

Situated in Columbus, this motel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Anheuser-Busch Brewery and within 6 mi (10 km) of Polaris Fashion Place and Antrim Park. Sharon Woods ...

2.2/5 (6 reviews)

"The towels were dirty. Like you can see the dirt and the wrinkles still in the towels as if they were picked up off the ground and refolded. Only 1 towel was clean. Nobody answered the office when I called and nobody was in the office when my fiance went to go get some. The floor in the room you ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Studio 6 Columbus, OH - Quarter Horse
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DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus - Worthington
DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus - Worthington
3.5 out of 5
175 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, OH
The price is $64 per night
4/5Very Good! (941 reviews)

"Check in was quick and staff was friendly. Our room was clean and quiet."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus - Worthington
Cloverleaf Suites Columbus - Dublin
Cloverleaf Suites Columbus - Dublin
3 out of 5
4130 Tuller Road, Dublin, OH
The price is $89 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (974 reviews)

"The studio type room was really well kept and quality of the furniture and cleanliness was top notch! Really loved our stay there and it was such a reasonable price! Would have loved to stay longer if we weren't in a rush to get home. Highly recommended!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Cloverleaf Suites Columbus - Dublin
Embassy Suites Columbus - Dublin
Embassy Suites Columbus - Dublin
3.5 out of 5
5100 Upper Metro Pl, Dublin, OH
The price is $119 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (979 reviews)

"Great staff, great location, clean rooms, regardless of existing conditions"…"

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020

Embassy Suites Columbus - Dublin
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Columbus Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You'll find 34 low-cost motels in Columbus among more than 338 lodging choices. When you pick one of these cheaper accommodations, you might not have many of the amenities found in a traditional hotel but you'll save more cash for your trip.

Because you'll save on your room, you can enjoy more of what Columbus has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Ohio Theatre, COSI, and Columbus Museum of Art.

Fun fact: The first motels popped up in the 1920s as a place to stay for the weary traveler taking a road trip along the major roadways of America. Motels often include free parking, and many have outdoor pools.

Here are some of our customers' recommended Columbus motels to choose from:

Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Columbus-Ohio State University OSU

  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Ohio Stadium and Ohio State University.
  • Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Red Roof Inn PLUS+ Columbus - Dublin 

  • Free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities are available during your stay.
  • It's located within a short 9-minute drive of Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Days Inn by Wyndham Columbus Fairgrounds

  • Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.
  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Mapfre Stadium and Columbus Museum of Art.

Motel 6 Grove City

  • It's located within a 10-minute drive of COSI and Ohio Theatre.
  • Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like cable TV.

German Village Inn Columbus

  • Stay within a 5-minute drive of Ohio Theatre and COSI.
  • Enjoy access to the parking, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Things to Do in Columbus

While you're sightseeing, check out the well-known zoo and great live music. Those who've visited Columbus love its shops, entertainment, and festivals.

Here are some popular places:

  • Ohio Theatre
  • COSI
  • Columbus Museum of Art

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Columbus Commons
  • Battelle Riverfront Park
  • Genoa Park and Amphitheater

You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
  • Ohio Expo Center and State Fair
  • Ohio State Fairgrounds

Columbus is also popular for its:

  • Sports
  • University life

Best Time to Visit Columbus

Figure out the ideal time to visit Columbus by reviewing these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically July and June, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 58° F and nighttime temperatures average 22° F
  • April-June: 85° F is the daytime average and 38° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 85° F and nighttime averages are around 51° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 71° F during the day and 24° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 39.25 inches in a year

How to Get to Columbus and Around the Area

Columbus Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Columbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.) Airport 6.6 mi (10.6 km)
Marion, OH (MNN-Marion Municipal) Airport 45.4 mi (73.1 km)

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