Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-The Ohio State University Red Roof Inn Plus Columbus

441 Ackerman Road, Columbus, OH   Directions
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Experience Red Roof PLUS+… Adding more WOW to your stay! Located near SR-315 in Columbus, OH, Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus – The Ohio State University offers newly-renovated, 100% smoke-free rooms with flat screen TVs. This hotel is within walking distance to The Ohio State University, the Schottenstein Center, Value City Arena and The Ohio Stadium (Home of the Buckeyes). The hotel is also close to John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) as well as Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK).

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Experience Red Roof PLUS+. Adding more WOW to your stay! Discover an enhanced experience with all new rooms and our most requested higher-end amenities. A completely remodeled and upgraded stay. Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus – The Ohio State University features 100% smoke-free, newly-renovated rooms. The hotel is within walking distance to the Schottenstein Center/Value City Arena, Ohio Stadium, St. John’s Arena and all North Campus athletic facilities. Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus – The Ohio State University is just five minutes from downtown Columbus and all areas of OSU. The hotel is located within two miles from Ohio State Fairgrounds and Expo Center, MAPFRE Stadium, The Wexner Center for the Arts, The Newport Music Hall, Columbus Riverside Methodist Hospital and four miles from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Arthur G. James Cancer Center as well as just one block from the University City Center and its many restaurants, bars, shopping and grocery. Other nearby attractions include Hollywood Casino Columbus, AMC Theater, or the city's Short North District and Nationwide Arena. Also enjoy many parks and outdoor attractions such as the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens and the Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetlands area. Our caring and friendly staff members are ready to welcome you.

When you check in, check out the fantastic new amenities in our NextGen® design rooms! The rooms at this 100% smoke-free inn feature a stylish, boutique design with all new furniture, spa-inspired bathrooms with modern vessel sinks, new comfy Rest Suite beds by Serta, plush high-end bedding, wood-like flooring, comfortable new seating and a large, flat screen TV. This Red Roof PLUS+ hotel also features Premium Rooms with breakfast and a snack ready in your room! All rooms offer free Wi-Fi. Microwave and mini-refrigerator units are available in the Superior, Deluxe and Premium room types. On Command Video with a selection of free TV channels, pay-to-view premium channels, movies and music is also available. One well-behaved family pet per room is welcome.

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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
  • Elevator
  • 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 (3.39 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) (7.39)  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
  • Applebee's (0.06)  mi
  • Gyro & Kabab House (0.08)  mi
  • McDonald's (0.07)  mi
  • Subway (0.20)  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

TripAdvisor Ratings

Front desk
November 16, 2017

Visited this facility 3x in last month. Rooms are older but updated. The rooms are quiet and clean. What is outstanding and makes the stay exceptional is the front desk. It is nice to see a familiar face and Pam has greeted me for years. I have watched her with other guests and she treats us all like family. If we request certain rooms she makes every attempt to fulfill that request. I can tell she views her role at Redroof as more than just a "job" by the care she takes in the administration of her responsibilities. And I would bet she goes far beyond her job description. I hope the company appreciates her.

Excellent Customer Service, Cheap Rooms
September 29, 2017

Everyone that helped us was very informative and friendly. The manager Francis got us booked out with ease. The room was way nicer than any of us expected, everything working, and much cheaper than I'm used to in California. Kill em.

This Hotel Scores a D "Minus" - Save Yourself The Trouble, Go Elsewhere
September 20, 2017

We booked a three-day stay here and left within 12 hours. Our hotel room did not have a working exhaust fan, lights were not all operating, and the shower tub had stains around it. We had driven 8 hours to get there and it was after midnight when we arrived. We had to take sanitize wipes and wipe the room down. Had it not been so late and being so tired we would have left immediately. The room looked ragged and after being kept awake with the loud noise and commotion of people running up and down the outside hallway all night we left before noon. Red Roof said that this hotel was a "Plus" hotel - I give it a big "MINUS". I was there for both business and pleasure and was extremely disappointed in all aspects of this hotel, from check-in to check-out. The staff really did not seem to care about anything, let alone the experience or comfort of their guests. When we told them what we experienced they acted as if that was normal. I walked by rooms at 1:30 am after checking in and it looked like they were ransacked. There were lights on and no one around but doors wide open. They advertise this hotel as Non-Smoking, yet we could smell smoke coming in through the air conditioning unit as people on the balcony were smoking and talking. In the morning, people were literally sitting on chairs on the sidewalk leading to the front desk smoking. I had to walk in the parking lot just to get around them. On top of all that one of the employees was standing there smoking and talking with them! Don't be fooled by the Red Roof "Plus" designation this hotel advertises. It is a big disappointment to the Red Roof Inn image and I let corporate know this. This has to be the joke of Olentangy River Road hotels. If you are Ohio State Alumni coming to a game at the Horseshoe this is a close hotel but there are other alternatives just two blocks away and much better - we know, we stayed there. Yes, we ended up paying $25 more a night but it was worth every penny for peace and comfort. On Saturday as we were headed to the OSU vs Army game, in the shuttle our new hotel provided for guests, we noticed that 75% of Red Roof's lot was empty right before game time. All the other hotels were packed and full of cars. Please don't make the same mistake we made, instead, go up the street and have a wonderful experience at another name brand hotel. You will be happy you did.

Pam Makes This Place!
September 19, 2017

I gave this hotel a 2.5. Based on all the hotels where I have stayed in past years. It was an average hotel. Please note, I only give 4 or 5 stars to luxurious hotels, immaculately clean with excellent service. PROS: Pam at the front desk is amazing! Towels are clean and sheets are clean LOTS of plugs Microwave and Fridge Quiet Walking distance to food and close to OSU CONS: No frills Rooms are a bit worn Hotel accepts pets so we had to change the first room as it smelled doggy. Despite being a non-smoking room- some parts of the hotel still smelled smoky. The room could use a deep cleaning. The nooks and crannies could have used some closer attention. Common areas and elevator are worn and could use cleaning. Access to the rooms is only via the outside.

I keep returning
August 26, 2017

I have stayed at this hotel many times, beginning when my daughter first started at Ohio State three years ago. The staff have always been good stewards of the friendly and helpful ways I have discovered each time I visit Ohio. e.g. Pam has been at the front desk each time I stay there and I'm always delighted to see her again, as she is especially helpful with anything I may need. Ryan, also a star at the front desk, deserves recognition as well. The rooms have handy amenities, are clean and comfortable, and the location is perfect.

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Check-in Age: 18 years or older
Pet Policy: One well-behaved family pet is permitted, at no additional charge. Pet must be declared during guest registration and kept on a leash when outside guest room. In consideration of all guests, pets must never be left unattended in the guestroom. When you walk your pet on property, please be considerate and clean up after your pet.
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This inn is Smoke Free and does not offer any smoking rooms.

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