Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-Ohio State University OSU

441 Ackerman Road, Columbus, OH   Directions
(365 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

Red Roof period. Nothing "pus" about it..
January 10, 2020

I am comparing this hotel to other Red Roof Plus hotels that I have stayed at, and not to a Holiday Inn, or Hilton. There is nothing "plus" about this hotel, other than the flooring. Instead of the ugly looking carpet some motels like this have, this one had nice fake hardwood flooring. I liked that. I also liked the fact that the sink is outside the bathroom, and it has lots of counter space. Also loved the location, which was perfect for attending an event nearby. The bathroom was a complete disappointment (see attached photos). Rust and stain in the tab is what bothered me the most, because bathroom cleanliness and condition is critical for me. We paid an exuberant price for what we got. Will NOT stay here again.

Terrible service, really downhill from previous stay
December 01, 2019

Housekeeping consisted of new towels (old towels left in the room) and the bedspread pulled over the bedding--not making the bed. We heard others complain at the reception desk as well. The reception clerk argued with us and did not apologize. We saw another group try to show him dated photos of their room when housekeeping didn't show up a second day in a row. They were given a partial refund the day before but not the second time it happened. We noted that others had received a partial refund but we were not offered this compensation. We also have not yet been reimbursed for not using the room safe. This hotel has been reasonable and a good value in the past, but something was very wrong on this stay, which will be our last.

In town to visit family
October 15, 2019

We booked a room at this Red Roof property near OSU campus in Columbus Ohio. Since RRI introduced the Premium + enhanced room upgrades several years ago, it’s really a pleasure & great value staying at this location. We arrived a little early, but was greeted by Ryan the Front desk clerk. He was extremely nice & knew we were Rewards members. We requested 1st floor room, all rooms are walk-outs & that’s what we got. He personally went to check our room was clean & ready. Gave us some bottled water & we drove around to the room. It was spacious, with microwave - small frig- safe- clean towels & toiletries. The HDTV had a great picture & selections. Watched college football until dinner time. Got a good night sleep in comfortable king bed. Highly recommend Red Roof + locations for value & comfort ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Accomodations were good...loud conversations outside at 3am were not!
October 11, 2019

In town for the Hugh Jackman concert and chose Red Roof Inn because it was walking distance to The Schott. The walk was .75 miles and takes about 15 minutes...just FYI! My room was exactly what I needed for one night. The bed was comfortable and it had all the amenities I needed. Every staff member from check in to check out was friendly! My only issue was the loud group of people who were outside at 12:30am having a conversation at the top of their lungs. I called the front desk and ask it to be addressed. I am choosing to believe they did address it because it got quiet for about an hour. Needless to say, at 3:30am, the people were still outside talking loudly. I know it's not the hotel's fault guests are rude!

Very good hotel, close to campus
September 26, 2019

Booked this hotel as I knew it was within walking distance to The Ohio State University campus. Rooms have been updated with comfortable beds, fresh linens and towels. Friendly staff throughout. This hotel was around when I was on campus several decades ago. Free wifi and parking. Drawback: It did not offer a breakfast for the cost of room. .

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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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