Red Roof Inn Columbus - Ohio State Fairgrounds

1221 East Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH 43229 | 937-328-1717
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Welcome and Explore

Red Roof Inn Columbus - Ohio State Fairgrounds features amenities like an on-site fitness center, free coffeehouse-style coffee and tea in the lobby, and a mini-refrigerator and microwaves in select rooms. This location offers free WiFi in all NEWLY RENOVATED rooms. Get moving in our on-site fitness facility. One well-behaved family pet per room is welcome. Enjoy your sleep in our newly renovated rooms, including wood-like flooring, free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. This hotel is a pet-friendly, family-friendly hotel in Columbus with easy access to interstates 71 and 270. An easy 15-minute drive to amazing events such as the Quarter Horse Congress, festivals, fairs, and The Memorial Golf Tournament. Also close to shopping, sports, and more.

Downtown Districts: Check out the two major areas of downtown Columbus, the Arena District (10.1 mi) and the Short North (8.9 mi). Arena District is filled with restaurants, bars and nightlife, sports, and events. Next check out the restaurants and nightlife in the Short North Arts District, home to more than 300 businesses – locally owned and headquartered.

Family Fun: From watching the animals to attending the keeper talks, there is always something to learn at the Columbus Zoo (11.4 mi). This zoo is home to more than 7,000 animals representing over 800 species and sees over 2.3 million visitors annually. COSI is just 12 miles away from us! Come explore science and check out classic exhibits like the Big Science Park, LIFE, and Little KIDSPACE. Experience the outer reaches of the universe to the bottom of the seas at this unique attraction. Nationwide Arena, is home of the NHL Columbus Blue Jackets (10.2 mi). Nationwide hosts live events year-round as well. Don't miss Journey 7/10/20 and more! 

Adult Adventure:The Ohio Expo Center, Ohio Historical Society and the Ohio State Fair is 6.9 miles away! Polaris Fashion Place and Easton Town Center, 2 of Columbus’ premier shopping malls, sit just over 5 miles from our hotel. Fashion and dining in an upscale setting. Save by staying with us and have more to spend while you shop! Attending a convention, event, or conference at the Greater Columbus Convention Center? Click here for the calendar of events to see what is happening while you are in town. Just 10 miles away from our property. See a show at EXPRESS LIVE!, just 10 miles away! See all your favorite acts like Vampire Weekend 9/23/20 and more. 

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Things to do

Experience Columbus: Make the most of your trip and take a trip into the city. Watch this video and see what there is to do in Columbus, OH. Book your stay!

The Short North Arts District

There you have it! Experience the vibrancy and energy that is prevalent across the Short North Arts District. Video Credit: InsiderOhioBook your stay with us!

Pets Stay FREE

At Red Roof Inn we are 100% pet-friendly. Make your room at Red Roof Inn Columbus - Ohio State Fairgrounds even more comfortable by bringing your furry best friend with you. Book now!

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Things to Do Nearby

Looking for something fun to do nearby? Educational or historical? View all of the exciting options on our page and discover the many perks that come with staying at our hotel.


Nearby Dining

Looking for a place to eat nearby when staying with Red Roof? Check out dining options including Waffle House (0.1 mi), Bob Evans (0.1 mi), White Castle (0.5 mi), Otani Restaurant (0.5 mi) Sushi Bar (0.5 mi) Wendy’s (0.5 mi), Skyline Chili (1 mi), Red Lobster (1.3 mi), Chipotle Mexican Grill (1.4 mi), and Olive Garden (2 mi). Eat well, sleep well.


The Ohio State University

O-H (-I-O)! Don't miss out on a home game with the legendary Buckeyes or take a walk around the scenic campus of the Ohio State University. Only 7.3 miles away from our property, come and visit one of the largest universities in the nation. Book now!


Test Your Luck

Hollywood Casino Columbus has it all – Blackjack, Roulette, over 2,200 video and digital slot machines, and the only 36-table poker room in Columbus. Come win big, then stay with us!


Take Flight

Are you flying in or out from Port Columbus International Airport? Keep the commute short by staying with Red Roof! Be only 11.1 miles away. Book now!



"... I have stated at this hotel for years! It's been okay, but never really great until now! They have redesigned the hotel, cleaned it up and I love it. The rooms look so awesome, new floors, new furniture, just about new everything. The staff is still just as great ... Management spoke to you when you said hello, and I even got more than 1 email after check out to see how my stay was. Not sure where all the changes came from but I love them." Book now!