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Plan a stay you’ll never forget at one of these unique places in Columbus

From dog-friendly spots to rooms with a view, Columbus is full of special places to stay that offer guests a break from traditional motels and hotels.

Stay at the first craft beer hotel in the world. | Photo via @doghousecolumbus

Stay at the first craft beer hotel in the world. | Photo via @doghousecolumbus

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We all need a staycation or a trip to a different city from time to time. Whether you’re a Columbusite feeling a little cooped up or a visitor looking for a special CBUS experience, picking the perfect home away from home is crucial.

We went looking for unique lodgings around town that showcase that Buckeye spirit. So choose your ideal digs, pack your bags, and get ready for a memorable getaway.

Rooms with a view

The Junto, 77 Belle St.
This newly opened, Benjamin Franklin-themed hotel features a rooftop bar — Brass Eye — with downtown skyline views.

The Hilton Columbus Downtown, 402 N. High St.
Take in scenes of the city at the tallest hotel in Ohio. Enjoy the hotel’s live fire restaurant, FYR, or the rooftop bar, Stories on High.

The Blackwell Inn, 2110 Tuttle Park Pl.
If your favorite views involve the Shoe and The Ohio State University, this is the hotel for you. Stay in the heart of campus with touches of CBUS as decor in each room.

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The 28-story tower is the tallest in Ohio — for now. | Rendering via Meyers + Associates

Scenic stays

The Timbrook Guesthouse: A Unique Luxury Inn, 5811 Olentangy River Rd.
Feel like you’re escaping the Midwest at this tropical-themed bed and breakfast. The home features an ellipse-shaped pool, an aviary, and a jetted hot-soaking spa.

Nationwide Hotel, 100 Green Meadows Dr. S.
Book a stay in a nature-forward setting at this Lewis Center hotel. The located is nestled in a 15-acre space near Highbanks Metro Park.

Doghouse Columbus Hotel, 96 Gender Rd.
Bring your pup to this 42-acre, dog-friendly hotel. Each room is beer-themed and has beer on tap, plus tour the 6,000-sqft interactive craft beer museum.

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The Timbrook Guesthouse was nominated for USA Today’s Best Bed and Breakfast in 2023. | Photo by @the_timbrook

Hideaways with history

South Wind Motel, 919 S. High St.
This vintage boutique motel was built in 1959 but was given a new life in 2022. Nestled in German Village, this family-run spot is steps away from top local shops and restaurants.

Hotel LeVeque, Autograph Collection, 50 W. Broad St.
This hotel is located in the LeVeque Tower, a historic 47-story skyscraper downtown. The luxurious hotel features upscale amenities and skyline views.

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Use Airbnb to browse rentable cabins like 6 Acres with Luxury. | Photo by Airbnb

Cabin fever

6 Acres Nature Play | Gahanna
This award-winning, waterfront retreat was built into a hillside and sleeps 13. The cabin is cozied in the trees and features areas for hiking and exploring nature.

Enchanting and Serene | New Albany
Located on five acres, this waterfront cabin sleeps six. This is a great spot for those who love the outdoors, equipped with outdoor seating and a fire pit + areas for fishing and kayaking.

The Frog Cabin | Clintonville
This quaint log cabin sleeps five and is located in close proximity to the Columbus Park of Roses and Whetstone Park, with bikes provided. Plus, enjoy an indoor and outdoor fireplace.

Art House Retreat | Clintonville
Escape to a woodland retreat in the trees, perfect for birdwatchers or nature-lovers. The cabin sleeps six and has an indoor fireplace and outdoor dining area, complete with a barbecue grill and hammock.

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