Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-Ohio State University OSU

441 Ackerman Rd, Columbus, OH, 43202 | 937-328-1491

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Welcome to Columbus!

Our Ohio State Columbus location places you within a short drive or walk of countless attractions in Columbus: 

. The Ohio State University 

. The Schottenstein Center 

. The OSU Football Stadium  

. The Columbus Museum of Art

Enjoy our free, verified Wi-Fi and expanded cable package in all guest rooms! We're also pet friendly so well behaved pet is welcome to stay with us as well!

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A Great Stay Awaits

At the 100% smoke free Red Roof Plus+ Columbus OSU, discover an enhanced experience with all new rooms. The rooms feature a stylish, boutique design with new furniture, spa-inspired bathrooms with modern vessel sinks, new comfy Rest Suite beds by Serta, plush high-end bedding, modern design flooring, comfortable new seating and a large, flat-screen TV. Book your stay now!

We also feature Premium Rooms with breakfast and a snack ready in your room, and a microwave and refrigerator! Upgrade your stay!

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THE Ohio State University

Visiting your son or daughter at OSU? We're only 1.5 miles away! Don't waste any time on the commute, and don't spend any more than you have to. While on campus, check out the William Oxley Thompson Library, catch the Ohio State Buckeyes football team at Ohio Stadium or see the men's basketball team at The Schottenstein Center!

We are also just a short commute from the The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Arthur James Cancer Hospital. Be just a mile and a half away from some of the best healthcare in the country. Stay comfortable at Red Roof Plus+ Columbus OSU!

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Live Shows and Events!

Check out a concert or live show at Value City Arena at the Schottenstein Center; located just 1.5 miles away from Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-Ohio State University OSU! Upcoming events include:  

EXPRESS LIVE! is just 4 miles away also host live shows all year round such as: 

- Russ 6/22/20

- Vampire Weekend 9/23/20

Don't miss some of the biggest country artists in the nation at Buckeye Country Superfest held 6/20/20 at The Ohio Stadium. 

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Expo Center, Fairgrounds & More Sports!

The Ohio Expo Center and State Fair is one of the most dynamic and unique event venues in the Midwest, occupying 360 acres in the heart of Columbus. The campus features 20 unique buildings including livestock facilities, historic pavilions, multi-purpose buildings, a basketball court, an ice rink, and a 10,000 seat arena.

This historic venue is home of the Ohio State Fair and many other events year-round! All just 3 miles away! Stay close by and close to campus amenities.

Fan of soccer? Grab tickets to see the Columbus Crew SC at Mapfre Stadium. Just 10 miles away!

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Wild N' Wet Fun!

A visit to the zoo is an educational feast. From watching the animals to attending the keeper talks, there is always something to learn. The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium is home to more than 7,000 animals representing over 800 species and sees over 2.3 million visitors annually. An easy 14-mile drive. 

Look for some fun in the sun during those hot summer months? Zoombezi Bay is a 22.7-acre water park owned by the Columbus Zoo in Powell, Ohio. The park features 17 state-of-the-art water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river, private cabanas, a kiddie play pool and a whole lot more. Book Now

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Fine Arts

See a show at the breathtaking historic Ohio Theatre or Palace Theatre. View the Schedule, and see a show and events. The theatre is only 6 miles away from us. 

The Columbus Museum of Art is also 6 miles away, visit its permanent collection include early Cubist paintings by Picasso and Juan Gris, and works by Cézanne, Boucher, Ingres, Degas, Matisse, Monet, Edward Hopper, and Norman Rockwell. 

Columbus is ready for you!

Here's a little of what we have in store for you. Experience the vibrancy of Columbus with urban dining, arts and attractions such as the Columbus Museum of Art, COSI Columbus and the Franklin Park Conservatory. Video by Experience Columbus.

Ohio State Football: "Student Tribute"

To the best damn student body in the land, we thank you for making every football game a fantastic experience and for putting Ohio State at the #1 spot of USA Today's Fan Index. Video by Ohio State Football. Experience Ohio State football- Book now!


This is where it begins. Where standing out never means standing alone. This is where you become you. This is Columbus. Video by Experience Columbus. All within 5 miles of our property! Book now.


Have a GREAT Stay

At the 100% smoke free Red Roof Plus+ Columbus OSU, discover an enhanced experience with all new rooms. Come relax by the fire pit in the courtyard. Book your stay now!


AAA Approved

Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus OSU has been rated 2 Diamonds by AAA; "Affordable, with modestly enhanced facilities, decor and amenities." We are proud of our rating and are excited to welcome you during your next trip to Columbus! Book here - and remember to click the AAA Rate.


Experience Columbus

Only 5.5 miles from our hotel, downtown Columbus, the Arena District, Short North, German Village and Brewery District have so much to offer! Local shopping & boutiques, top-notch dining and bars, live entertainment, sports, and more. Discover the history of Ohio at the Ohio History Center Museum and see awesome exhibits like the Ohio Champions of Sport exhibit!


The Great Outdoors

Guests have easy access to the 18-mile Olentangy Trail for biking, walking, or running. For dog lovers, there is an off-leash park for early morning or evening runs at Reed Road Park. Get out there! Book your stay now.


Local Conventions and Trade-Shows

Attending a convention, event, or conference at Columbus Convention Center? We're just 6 miles away! Check the calendar to see what is happening while you're in town. Stay comfortable at a comfortable price, near OSU's campus. Book now!


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"Columbus, Ohio is a great city that is filled with many great dining places, entertainment, sports, shopping and so much more." Read more here, and BOOK YOUR STAY to enjoy all Columbus has to offer.


Fast. Free. Verified.

We've been audited, verified and qualified for certification! Verified Wi-Fi means Red Roof now offers speeds that will allow you to stream your favorite movies, video games and music when staying at our Red Roof property. Explore this site to experience FAST + FREE activities nearby, and let Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus OSU be your companion.


We're a pet-friendly hotel

Red Roof Inn WOWs our pet guests! You stay happy, pets stay free. Dog lovers - there is an off-leash park for early morning or evenings runs just 2.5 miles away at Reed Road Park. Also check out Scioto Audubon Metro Park (7.6 miles) and Wheeler Dog Park (4.1 miles). Book now.

Concierge Services

Nearby Dining

. Raising Cane's Chicken (adjacent)

. El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant (0.5 miles)

. Bob Evans (0.5 miles)

. Columbus Fish Market (2 miles) 

Close to the Airport

Red Roof PLUS+ is located just 10 miles away from John Glenn Columbus International Airport. To make your drive to and from the airport quick and convenient, book your stay now!

Nearby Healthcare

. Arthur James Cancer Center (0.3 miles)

. Riverside Methodist Hospital (1.3 miles)

. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (2.2 miles)

Bus Stop Close-by!

Enjoy easy transportation to and from Campus, downtown, football and basketball games is available via COTA Bus - the number 7 bus stop is just across the street! Book your stay now.

Check in was efficient and fast. Our room was very clean. The bed was comfortable. A packet in the refrigerator contained drinks, and snacks. The area was quiet and our stay was relaxing. We would stay there again.