Spacious Hilton Garden Inn Close to OSU and Downtown Columbus
The Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Polaris is situated 15 minutes from The Ohio State University and 12 miles from downtown Columbus in the suburb of Polaris. It’s a homey suburb, and the hotel reflects that affect: inside the front doors, there are cushy armchairs grouped around a flickering fireplace and classic novels lining the mantel. There’s a stocked pantry on one side of the Hilton Garden Inn’s check-in desk, open 24 hours a day. Oriental rugs and potted plants in the lobby add to the hotel’s welcoming domestic feel.
The king and double queen rooms are spacious, and all come equipped with a mini fridge, microwave, and granite countertops. Each morning, you can head to the Great American Grill restaurant for a breakfast spread that includes made-to-order omelets, waffles, bacon, and fruit.
During the day, feel free to go for a swim in the indoor pool or hop on the hotel’s complimentary shuttle, which will take you to attractions within a 5-mile radius.
Columbus, Ohio: Family-Friendly City with Historical Market
Located smack-dab in the center of Ohio, Columbus is the state’s largest city and capital. In 2009, Businessweek named it the best place in Ohio to raise a family; it has plenty of parks, wide streets, and old-fashioned brick buildings along the sidewalks of downtown.
When you head into the city, make sure to check out North Market, Columbus’s only public market; it's been around since 1876. Inside, it’s lined with dozens of local butchers, fishmongers, and bakers, as well as restaurant outposts and ice-cream stalls. Throngs of people browse through the stalls to get free samples. After the market, you can wander along pedestrian-friendly High Street to poke around quaint local shops.
The Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Polaris is located in Polaris, a suburb 12 miles north of downtown. It’s just a quick walk or shuttle ride from the hotel to Polaris Fashion Place, an upscale mall with stores such as Apple and J. Crew. If you have kids in tow, there’s Magic Mountain Fun Center, which has go-karts, laser tag, and a climbing playground.
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