Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-Ohio State University OSU

441 Ackerman Road, Columbus, OH   Directions
(360 Reviews)
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Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-Ohio State University OSU is one of the best 100% smoke-free budget hotels in Columbus, OH that’s right off of OH-315 and less than two miles away from The Ohio State University campus. With easy access to I-670, I-70 and I-71, we are near AMC Lennox Town Center, downtown Columbus, German Village, the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Zoombezi Bay, MAPFRE Stadium, the Wexner Center for the Arts, Newport Music Hall, Hollywood Casino Columbus, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre, Arthur James Cancer Hospital, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH). Our family-friendly hotel offers free Verified Wi-Fi, a free expanded cable package featuring HBO and free coffee in the lobby. Upgrade to one of our Premium rooms where we will have a snack ready for you in your room. Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-Ohio State University OSU is a pet-friendly hotel.

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This Red Roof PLUS+ in Columbus, Ohio keeps you close to downtown Columbus exploration as well as just a few miles away from many popular attractions of the state’s capital city. Stroll the campus of The Ohio State University and cheer on the OSU Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. Catch a hockey game at Nationwide Arena, home of the Columbus Blue Jackets, or a soccer game at MAPFRE Stadium, home of the Columbus Crew Soccer Club. Families will love seeing all the animals at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium as well as riding the waterslides at Zoombezi Bay. Discover the art collections on display at the Wexner Center for the Arts, then end your night with a live concert at Newport Music Hall. We are also close to the flights out of John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) as well as the medical facilities at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre, Arthur James Cancer Hospital and OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital.

After a fun day of exploring the city, unwind at our 100% smoke-free hotel. Connect to our free Verified Wi-Fi and watch your favorite shows with our free expanded cable package featuring HBO. Upgrade to one of our Premium rooms where we will have a snack ready for you in your room. Stop by our lobby for a complimentary cup of hot coffee or tea, then purchase a snack from our snack center. Enjoy dinner at one of the many delicious restaurants nearby, several within walking distance. One well-behaved pet per room is welcome at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-Ohio State University OSU.

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Key Amenities

100% Smoke Free
Kids and Pets Stay Free
Verified Wi-Fi

Hotel Amenities

  • All New NextGen Rooms
  • Free Coffee in the Lobby
  • Free Expanded Cable
  • Free Long Distance
  • 100% Smoke-Free
  • ADA Accessible Parking
  • ADA Accessible Rooms
  • Airport within 10 Miles
  • Portable Cribs Available
  • Restaurant within Walking Distance
  • Snack Center
  • Free Parking


  • Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital (1.07 mi)
  • AMC Lennox Town Center 24 (1.51 mi)
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (1.58 mi)
  • Ohio State University (1.68 mi)
  • Arthur James Cancer Center (1.68 mi)
  • Ohio State Fairgrounds (2.19 mi)
  • Greater Columbus Convention Center (3.41 mi)
  • German Village (4.04 mi)
  • Hollywood Casino Columbus (6.54 mi)
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (10.80 mi)
  • Ohio State University Airport (OSU) (4.89 mi)
  • John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) (7.09 mi)
  • Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) (14.72 mi)
  • Newark-Heath Airport (VTA) (29.76 mi)
  • Dayton International Airport (DAY) (63.93 mi)
  • Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers (0.04 mi)
  • McDonald's (0.07 mi)
  • Skyline Chili (0.25 mi)
  • Denny's (0.28 mi)
  • Bob Evans (0.50 mi)
  • Burger King (0.56 mi)
  • Harvest Bar + Kitchen (0.64 mi)
  • Akai Hana (2.68 mi)
  • Buca di Beppo (3.54 mi)
  • A Blessed Cookie Co (3.70 mi)

TripAdvisor Ratings

Ok for the night
August 28, 2019

Elevator was out of service. No breakfast unless you upgrade, then it's some breakfast bars, not worth it but in a search ot does say breakfast. Not too friendly, no coffee first thing in the morning, had to walk to McDonalds. The rooms although small were very clean and bed was comfortable

Very nice hotel, clean rooms, friendly front desk
August 26, 2019

Very nice hotel, the staff was super helpful and friendly. Clean comfortable beds, very good wifi. Only issues was you had to pay for parking and the pool was offsite. Breakfast was also lacking. Still a great deal.

Close to Ohio State University
August 03, 2019

The hotel was quiet - the bed and pillows were comfortable - plenty of hot water - the AC worked well - and our room was clean; however, I feel the cost was rather high for a hotel not offering breakfast, nor any other onsite amenities. We stayed at the hotel because we had to take our dog to Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center - dogs stay free and it is close to the medical center. This hotel was listed on the university's local lodging.

We were happy until our room was not cleaned!!
July 22, 2019

We actually wanted to book with the Red Roof Plus downtown and in error booked this one which is by the University. But we were pleasantly surprised that we could take the #1 city bus right to the convention center and it was only a 10 minute ride and only $2.00 per person. The bus stop is right in front of the gas station across the street from the hotel which was a bonus. The rooms have no fridge or microwave but do have a coffee maker. The room was clean and modern looking. Unfortunately at the time we were in Columbus, it was the Extreme heat warning with temps feeling like 100 degrees with the humidity. So even with the bus stop so close, you felt soaking wet with sweat by the time you got there and if you had to wait for the bus, there was no shelter. They also have these little beetles that fly and had them in our room so obviously they were able to get through the cracks at the bottom of the outside door and one night had a cricket. We were only there for 3 nights and were not impressed that we came back from our conference one day to our room not cleaned. We had to get the front desk clerk to bring up clean towels as we were showering before bed and in the morning due to the extreme heat to sleep better. Our rating would have been better if we had not experienced this. However, We did like that McDonald s and Raising Cane's Chicken Restaurants were next door. So being Canadian, we were thrilled to get McDonald's coffee first thing, but was disappointed that it is not the same coffee we get here in Canada. But was still better than the coffee in the room. We had Domino's delivered one night and was great we only waited 25 minutes on a Friday night.

great location for doing a college visit
June 29, 2019

First thing I would say is that the location is unbeatable for doing a college visit. It literally is across the street from the athletic part of campus. Parking was easy and always a parking spot. The room was very clean and bed was comfortable. for my son and I the room was quite comfortable and served its purpose. there was not breakfast which was ok with us as we left pretty early. the area felt safe and would recommend to other in the future.

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Check-in Age: 18 years or older

Pet Policy: One family pet not to exceed 80 pounds is permitted at no additional charge. Pet must be declared during registration and kept on a leash when outside guest room. Pets must never be left unattended in the guestroom and when you walk your pet please clean up after your pet.

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Safe Usage Fee of $1.50 + tax per night will be added at the hotel.

This inn is Smoke Free and does not offer any smoking rooms.

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