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Most Columbus hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Columbus Vacation

Does Expedia have vacation package deals to Columbus?

Yes! Save cash by purchasing a Columbus travel package. Just pick your favorite options and Expedia will do the rest.

How much can I save with a Columbus vacation package?

Savings of as much as $583* are waiting for savvy vacationers who secure a package deal on Expedia.

Can I choose my airline with a Columbus Expedia vacation package?

With us, you have more than 550 airline partners and 1,000,000 worldwide properties to select from across the globe, which means your dream vacation is only a few clicks away!

Do I lose money if I change my mind after I have booked my Columbus vacation package?

Don't worry about changing your group's plans, as we don't charge additional cancellation fees for almost all of our bookings.

What are the best places to visit in Columbus?

We've got all the sightseeing info you need for your impending trip to Columbus. Grab your travel planner and get ready to start filling up your itinerary.

As you meander around taking in the city's sights, sounds and smells, make sure you look out for the Ohio State University and the COSI. These popular attractions will surely be one of the highlights of your vacation.

Love all things art? Feast your eyes on fascinating works and learn the meaning behind them at Columbus Museum of Art. There's a wonderful range of things to keep you busy in this destination. The sea is full of wonder, but also full of peril. Swing by Santa Maria for an interesting look at our maritime history and how man conquered the high seas. Still got some time to spare? Grab a book, find a secluded patch of grass and spend the afternoon in the delightful garden air at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

What are the most popular activities for a Columbus vacation?

Lazing on a beach doing not much is pleasant enough, but there's nothing like jumping into amazing new experiences on your vacation!

This place has a wide range of things to do. Here are some suggestions to jump start your trip to Columbus:

For even more options, head to our Columbus things to do page.

What types of accommodations are available in Columbus?

A soft and comfortable bed is all that will matter after a long day of exciting activities in the state capital. Columbus boasts 191 properties, so you'll certainly have enough options. Whether you're seeking luxury getaways or cheap vacations, Expedia can help.

The Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph (620 North High Street) and the Hilton Columbus at Easton (3900 Chagrin Dr) are two of the higher-ranking options in Columbus. Book a room at either and you're bound to have some of the nicest guest services in town. On the hunt for somewhere a bit cheaper? The Kozy Inn Columbus (3910 S High St) and The Varsity Inn (1445 Olentangy River Rd) are a couple of options that won't cost you a fortune.

Is there an airport in Columbus?

John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) is 7 miles northeast of the center of Columbus. Pick up your luggage, jump into a taxi and let the adventure begin!

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What are the advantages of a road trip to Columbus? 

There’s nothing quite like a Columbus road trip. And Expedia makes it easy for you to turn all those road trip ideas into reality. You can find cheap deals on hotels in Columbus or bundle your hotels with car rentals to save even more. With our Columbus packages, you’ll find hitting the highway for that road trip adventure is more affordable than ever.  

How to plan a road trip to Columbus? 

Planning a road trip can feel daunting, especially when you’ll be making multiple bookings for your itinerary. But you can find car rentals and low rates on hotels all in one place— Expedia. How you plan your road trip depends on what’s important to you. People love to take road trips to experience the great outdoors, bond with friends or family and see more of the world. When planning, bundle your car rental and hotel into one discounted package to maximize savings on both. Or, leave room for spontaneity, booking what you need when you need it with our last-minute deals.  

What to do on a road trip to Columbus? 

When taking a road trip adventure, it’s best to plan how you want to spend your time on your road trip itinerary. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the best things to do in Columbus. You can book all the road trip activities on your Columbus wishlist, and even plan activities along your route as well.  

How to rent a car for a road trip to Columbus? 

For an epic road trip, you'll need the perfect car. Renting a car for a road trip is the best option that doesn’t put miles or strain on your vehicle, and especially when it's also so affordable. Because when you book on Expedia, it doesn't need to be expensive. You can pick up a cheap car rental and head out to one of these incredible vacation rentals in Columbus. And when you bundle car rentals with hotel stays, you'll save even more on each part of your journey.

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Best Lodging Options Near Columbus

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DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus - Worthington $72
Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020
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DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus - Worthington

DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus - Worthington

175 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, OH
    4.0 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    I liked everything from convenient parking spaces to an excellent king suite. Everything was perfect. I enjoyed my stay there.

    Comfort Suites Columbus Airport $89
    Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020
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    Comfort Suites Columbus Airport

    Comfort Suites Columbus Airport

    1521 N Cassady Ave, Columbus, OH
      4.5 of 5
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Hotel is new and it was cleaned. It was close to the airport and close restaurant

      Cloverleaf Suites Columbus - Dublin $89
      Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020
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      Cloverleaf Suites Columbus - Dublin

      Cloverleaf Suites Columbus - Dublin

      4130 Tuller Road, Dublin, OH
        4.1 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Nice little suite. Rooms were clean and everything looked very nice. Has a full little kitchen and they also provided utensils, pots and pans, bowls, plates, etc. Was a good experience. Would definitely stay here again.

        The Varsity Inn $65
        Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020
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        The Varsity Inn

        The Varsity Inn

        1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH
          3.5 of 5
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Convenient, Quite, Friendly staff. I didn't like the Towels (Small) and the room smelled like smoke even though we requested a non-smoking.

          Best Western Suites $84
          Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020
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          Best Western Suites

          Best Western Suites

          1133 Evans Way Ct, Columbus, OH
            4.2 of 5
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Front Desk manager was very pleasant and nice. The rooms were clean and overall it was a very pleasant stay.

            Hyatt Place Columbus/Worthington $76
            Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020
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            Hyatt Place Columbus/Worthington

            Hyatt Place Columbus/Worthington

            7490 Vantage Drive, Columbus, OH
              4.4 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              The stay wasn’t bad overall. The only complaint I have is when we pulled out the sofa bed there was crumbs and hair in it.

              Hyatt Place Columbus Dublin $84
              Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020
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              Hyatt Place Columbus Dublin

              Hyatt Place Columbus Dublin

              6161 Parkcenter Cir, Dublin, OH
                4.3 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Very nice hotel and the service was great! I will return to the hotel and the rate was reasonable

                Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU $101
                Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020
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                Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU

                Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU

                795 Yard Street, Grandview Heights, OH
                  4.5 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  It was very clean and comfortable. The location of the hotel is very nice and quiet.

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