3 Columbus Hotels Perfect for a Staycation

June 27, 2019

While we love a good, old fashioned vacation – sitting on a beach or in a cabin somewhere – we’ve fallen even more in love with staycations. You don’t have to travel far, and they’re an opportunity to break up your regular routine and see your city in a different light.

These three Columbus hotels have proven to be excellent spots for Columbus staycations!

1. The Hotel LeVeque

  • Situated in the recently renovated LeVeque Tower, Columbus’ first skycraper, built in 1927
  • Part of the Marriott’s Autograph Collection, it marries the building’s original Art Deco stylings with a celestial theme
  • Enjoy cocktails, dinner, or breakfast at The Keep Liquor Bar on the second floor
  • Located just blocks from Capitol Square, the Scioto Mile, COSI, National Veterans Memorial & Museum, the Ohio and Palace Theatres, and plenty of bars and restaurants

2. The Hilton Downtown Columbus

  • Opening in 2012 across the street from the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton is connected by a pedestrian bridge lit up in different colors at night
  • Like the Convention Center, the hotel is loaded with local, regional, and national artwork
  • Home to the Gallerie Bar & Bistro, an award-winning restaurant located on the main floor, with open ceilings into the hotel. Visit their cocktail lounge for drinks, stay for dinner, enjoy brunch in the morning
  • Steps away from the North Market, Nationwide Arena, Huntington Park, the Short North Arts District, and the rest of downtown
  • Ditch your car and catch the free CBUS circulator in front of the hotel

3. Le Meridien Hotel, The Joseph

  • Modern and stylish rooms decorated with artwork from the Pizzuti Collection across the street
  • Located on the southern end of the Short North, with views of the surrounding neighborhoods
  • Visit Soul at The Joseph cocktail bar downstairs for drinks and snacks, or The Guild House connected at the ground floor
  • The Joseph puts you right in the Short North, with all the restaurants, bars, shops, and galleries it offers. Within a short walk of Goodale Park, North Market, the Arena District, and downtown

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