The Westin Columbus
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at The Westin Columbus, you’ll be centrally located in Columbus, steps from Southern Theater and minutes from Columbus Commons. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Via Vecchia Winery and World’s Largest Gavel.
Make yourself at home in one of the 189 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Columbus? This hotel has 12000 square feet (1115 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms.
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I booked this as a Marriott member, and because of the location. I will come back here in a heartbeat. The hotel is historical and elegant, with a beautiful lobby, food service, and I really appreciated the whiskey bar! I stayed in a King Executive Suite that was spacious and comfortable. The bed was super comfortable (we actually have a Heavenly bed at home) and I want to get a set of the linens. I used room service a couple of times, which was quick and accommodating.
A big shout out to Bailey, the front desk manager. I had a reservation, and Marriott reservations headquarters messed it up a couple of times, and I almost lost my reservation and the hotel was sold out for one of the nights. Bailey came to my rescue, immediately recognizing my name and the situation. She went to extraordinary measures to ensure that I had my reservation. All hotels should have a Bailey to keep their guests so happy.
The hotel is health conscious and serves a variety of morning shakes, and has a very adequate gym.
If you are looking for great coffee, go out the front entrance and turn right for a block to Winans. Excellent coffee and way-to-tempting baked goods and chocolates. For a great walk, go out the entrance, turn right and then left for two blocks to the Scioto Mile parkway. Great for walks, runs, and rental scooters. There are swings to lounge on among the fountains and flowers. Often there are activities, festivals, music, etc. The Milestone restaurant right there is popular and one of my go-to places for brunch or dinner whenever I come to town.
Great location for what we had planned during our stay. Short walk to COSI and local restaurants. The rooms are quaint and the bathroom, which was nicely done, is very cozy (aka the size of a small closet) but works just fine. The bed was comfortable. Bathroom towels were soft. Staff was friendly and prompt. Room service was quick and satisfying.
They pride themselves as being the oldest hotel in Columbus, but that's not something to be proud of. After spending well over a thousand dollars, they still want you to pay excessive rates to use sub-par wifi. I guess the age of this hotel is it's downfall. If you need internet, buyer beware. If you want a nice, clean hotel without modern conveniences, then this is a wonderful hotel.
My husband and I stayed here for a weekend and had a great visit. It was a mystery deal on Priceline. It was a busy weekend for us so we did not spend much time at the hotel but we did get coffee from the Starbucks and a drink and steak at their bar. Everyone who works here made us feel special. I wish I could remember the name of the lady who served us a Starbucks. She was so sweet and gave me some great advice about what to expect for my daughter's wedding which was why we were there. Because of everything we had to do, we needed our car many times. The valets were also great and helped make our weekend go smoothly.
To start, the hotel is gorgeous and in a wonderful location. Samantha checked us in and provided impeccable service, recommended a great restaurant within walking distance, and even moved us to a larger room. Upon entering the lobby, we were instantly excited for a long, relaxing weekend getaway! My wife had initially questioned my decision to take a getaway so close to home but was quickly sold on it when we entered the hotel.
Unfortunately, my wife and I were kept up the first night by the lights shining into the room from the street. These lights certainly highlight the beauty of the building but make it difficult to sleep if you have a room positioned directly above them. I woke up multiple times thinking it was early morning (they give off a surprisingly bright orange glow) only to find out it was still the middle of the night. With curtains closed, it was still brighter in the room during the night than it was during the day. The only bright side of the situation (other than the lights themselves), was my amusement at my wife's failed attempts to build a pillow fort around her head to block out the light.
While I am certain staff would have attempted to move us into a different room if possible, and even I am astounded at how long I can write (complain?) about light for goodness sakes, the real issue is why management has not addressed this. I should have read reviews of the hotel first, but the fact that it has been brought up by guests and ignored hints at a larger issue. For such a beautiful hotel with excellent staff, installing better curtains seems like an easy way to make a perfect stay.
After a sleepless night, we debated asking for a different room or just returning home. Since it was a short stay anyway, we went with the latter, no longer wanting to be out exploring the city when we were both tired and we lost out on our second nights stay.
All of this to say, I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone (and I would love to return) if the hotel addresses the overnight beam of light flooding into rooms on the street side or perhaps, if light does not interrupt your sleep.