Romantic getaways in Columbus
Experience the many sides of Columbus, the capital of Ohio, raging from its appealing green spaces to the rich cultural attractions.
Meet the world’s amazing wildlife at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, become one with nature in Goodale Park; one of the country’s oldest parks, appreciate the arts at the Columbus Museum of Art and Gallery Hop or experience a live match at Ohio Stadium, the fourth largest in the country.
List of romantic hotels in Columbus
Sporting a beautiful lobby, this centrally located hotel is ideal for your stay in Columbus.
Its rooms are ample, each one boasting a large walk-in shower. Select rooms come equipped with a deep soaking tub and a distinct seating area.
Guests are welcome to enjoy a drink in the on-site bar.
Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Polaris
This conveniently located hotel’s plain outward appearance hides a cozy hotel lobby that is the start of a wonderful hotel experience.
Its rooms are spacious, equipped with a private bathroom and a seating area, while select rooms also have a desk area.
The Hilton features a large indoor pool for guests to make use of.
50 Lincoln Short North Bed & Breakfast
This intimate bed and breakfast provide guests with a hotel experience they can’t get at a larger accommodation.
The rooms are quaint and uniquely decorated, really intensifying the cozy ambiance you expect ever since you first walk in.
There is a pleasant, romantic garden for couples to sit back in and enjoy a drink.
Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph
Located in the hustle and bustle of central Columbus this boutique hotel is perfectly located for guests to make the most out of their stay in the city.
The rooms are beautifully furnished, with distinct seating areas and ample modern bathrooms.
Le Méridien also boasts an on-site restaurant and a bar.
Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU
The Hyatt Place Columbus boasts an ample, gorgeously decorated front lobby area, as well as a coffee and wine café inside an on-site gallery.
Guests are welcome to use the indoor pool with an outdoor patio and use the guest kitchen.
The hotel’s rooms are simple and elegant, equipped with a desk and a private bathroom.
Best Western Port Columbus
The Best Western Port Columbus is comfortable option for a relaxing, romantic getaway.
The rooms are spacious and generously decorated, equipped with a microwave, a refrigerator, and a coffee/tea maker, as well as a private bathroom, whereas select rooms come equipped with a jacuzzi®.
The hotel is pet friendly and features an on-site gym.
Holiday Inn Express Columbus - Ohio Expo Center
A walking distance from the Ohio Expo Center, Holiday Inn Express Columbus is an excellent choice of destination.
The rooms are simple and elegant, you’ll find everything you might need for your stay, such as a microwave and tea and coffee making facilities. The private bathrooms are modernly furnished, and select rooms come equipped with a distinct seating area.
The inn features a fitness center and an indoor pool.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus OSU
The conveniently located Fairfield Inn is just a short drive away from the city center, while avoiding the hustle and bustle.
Its rooms are spacious and elegant, equipped with a work desk. The private bathrooms are modern and fully furnished.
The inn boasts an indoor swimming pool and a hot tub and also offers its guests a daily hot continental breakfast.
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Columbus West
The Country Inn & Suites is another excellent location if you don’t mind being a bit farther away from the city center.
The rooms are modern and clean cut, with their own private bathroom.
Guests are welcome to get free coffee in the lobby all day, as well as free pizza Monday through Wednesday. The Country Inn boasts an indoor pool, a hot tub, and a a 24-hour fitness center.
Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris
Conveniently located in the Polaris district, this is a surefire option for your getaway.
The rooms are very modernly furnished, oozing elegance, with their own private bathroom and a coffee machine.
Guests are welcome to use the indoor pool and the hot tub.
The Drury Inn also serves a buffet breakfast.
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Downtown
Located in the middle of the Columbus nightlife scene and many other popular attractions, the Hampton Inn is a premier choice for those who visit Columbus.
The rooms are comfortable and cozy, equipped with flat-screen TVs, while select rooms offer distinct seating areas.
Guests are welcome to use the on-site pool and sauna.
The inn serves a free daily breakfast.
Cambria Hotel Columbus
This contemporary hotel set in Polaris boasts an indoor swimming pool, in-house spa and an on-site contemporary bistro-style restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.
Its rooms are elegantly decorated, boasting a cozy atmosphere, while some offer a seating area and a work desk.
Guests are welcome to sit back and relax in the barista gourmet coffee bar in the lobby.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Columbus Airport
The Fairfield Inn & Suites is located conveniently close to the city center.
Its rooms are cozy and comfortable, with their own private bathroom.
There is an outside lounge with a fireplace for guests to enjoy, as well an indoor swimming pool.
The hotel serves a complimentary breakfast each morning and offers a free-of-charge airport shuttle services.
Sonesta Columbus Downtown
This gorgeous 4-star hotel is located in the heart of Columbus.
Its rooms sport soft plush beds and a private bathroom.
The hotel features an on-site restaurant, private parking, bar. Room service, bike hire and car hire are available.
Guests are welcome to sit back and relax in a shared lounge at the lobby with a fireplace.
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
This luxurious Sheraton Columbus Hotel will leave you wanting for nothing.
The hotel features an on-site restaurant located on the 2nd floor that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a fitness center. Coffee lovers will surely appreciate a Starbucks that’s located in the lobby.
Each room includes a cable TV and coffee machine and a private bathroom, while select rooms have a view of the city.
Romantic things to do in Columbus
Once you have chosen the perfect hotel for your romantic getaway, let’s find a complementary thing to do in Columbus so you can get the most out of your couple’s vacation.
Park of Roses
This colorful, 13-acre garden within Whetstone Park showcases more than 12,000 rose bushes representing more than 350 different types with some varieties dating back to the turn of the 20th century.
In addition to the park’s resplendent rose specimen and paved walkways, the park features five horticultural themes, picnic spaces and a romantic gazebo.
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Home to more than 11,000 animals in six regions, representing nearly 600 species from around the globe, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is sure to guarantee a good time. Dive into the depths of the oceans and discover the marine species represented at the aquarium or visit the zoo’s 4-D theater for a thrilling movie experience.
The zoo complex also includes Zoombezi Bay, a 22-acre water park, and a 18-hole golf course, known as the Safari Golf Club.
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
This idyllic botanical landmark is situated on 40 acres on the eastern side of Franklin Park, just two miles east of downtown Columbus.
This horticultural and educational institution features exotic plant collections and displays, art exhibitions fusing with nature, outdoor gardens and a variety of educational programs for all ages.
German Village Historic District
Originally built by German settlers in the mid-1800s, this charming, atmospheric neighborhood just south of downtown Columbus makes for a perfect romantic stroll.
German Village has something for everybody; enjoy its lovingly restored brick houses, shops, or restaurants, as well as the beautifully landscaped gardens and picnic areas in the stunning Schiller Park, the jewel of German Village and a central location of the neighborhood’s life.
Hayden Falls Park
Hayden Falls is an ecosystem located within Griggs Nature Preserve on the West side of the Scioto River.
This hidden gem is home to a beautiful 35-foot waterfall, as well as some rare and endangered plants. To reach the beautiful waterfall, use the staircase to descend to the gorge and stroll down the boardwalk that leads to the bottom of it, or choose to take the path that leads to the falls overlook.
Hoover Mudflats Boardwalk
Stroll down this 1,500 foot boardwalk with gorgeous views of the Mudflats in the Hoover Reservoir.
A popular bird watching spot of dozens of shorebird species in central Ohio, its main summer attraction is a mated pair of ospreys who nest on a platform near the boardwalk.
The surrounding area also used for fishing and launching kayaks.
More romantic getaways close to Columbus
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