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4.3 out of 5

"Nice remodel of old building right downtown. Checkin was difficult I assume a newer employee, since I travel a lot, I expect a warm welcome, this empl ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 03 Dec 2017

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Greater Columbus Convention Center, connected to the convention center

City center stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Downtown Columbus hotel, you'll find Greater Columbus Convention Center and Nationwide Arena. Also, Palace Theatre is within half a mile (1 km) and Ohio Theatre is within 2 miles (3 km).

Dining options, 2 bars/lounges

This smoke-free hotel features 3 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. There's a fitness center on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a coffee shop are also provided.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and Frette Italian sheets, the 44 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs with digital channels. Minibars, room service, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Deluxe Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Columbus Downtown - The Lofts ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Columbus Downtown - The Lofts

Everyone (9)
5 out of 5
Nice remodel of old building right downtown. Checkin was difficult I assume a newer employee, since I travel a lot, I expect a warm welcome, this employee must not have learn that yet

Posted by on Dec 3, 2017

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5 out of 5

No bed bugs!

Very comfortable room with clean bathroom Downtown area. I stayed at the Crown Plaza last time and got bed bug bites! The Lofts are much nicer

Posted by , from B on Mar 23, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 30, 2017 by Kobbie

Thank you for staying at the Lofts Hotel and sharing your experience. We are glad that you had a pleasant stay. The Crowne Plaza is our sister property and I can assure you that they take preventative maintenance very seriously. Any evidence/complaint of bug activities are addressed accordingly by getting a professional in immediately to investigate thoroughly. Once again, thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you soon! Kobbie Larbi Operations Manager

5 out of 5

I was there for my moms funeral!

I was there for my moms funeral ! And the staff was very kind ! Everyone was very great ! Thank you all for the kindness to me in my very low and upsetting time in my life ! With the passing of my mom ! Miss Tina M.Colborn

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 24, 2017 by Dirk Bengel

Tina, We are so sorry for your loss but are glad to hear we were able to assist you during such a difficult time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Dirk Bengel, General Manager The Lofts Hotel

5 out of 5

Excellent Place!

Cons: The only very minor thing is that once the restaurant was closed, there was no place inside the hotel to purchase/find a bottle of water or soft drink
The rooms are huge. Wait, "huge" is really not adequate enough to describe the spaciousness of the room. With a very large living room and equally large bedroom, combined with 20 foot ceilings, I felt like I could spread out, and I did! The bathroom was elegantly appointed with gorgeous tile and fixtures, plus luxurious towels, sheets and toiletries. I have stayed all over the world and really this is a top place, unexpectedly found in Columbus OH. Really, just WOW!

Posted by , from New York, NY on Oct 26, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 2, 2016 by Dirk Bengel

Thank you for taking the time to share this 5-Star review! Guest satisfaction is our number one priority and we are happy to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you for the kind words; we truly appreciate your business and look forward to having you back soon! Dirk Bengel, General Manager The Lofts Hotel

2 out of 5

PM Stomp

Pros: Location
Cons: Between-floor insulation; customer relations in-service for staff.
After checking into The Lofts on a recent Saturday afternoon and being welcomed by a totally indifferent staff, we enjoyed a delightful day of shopping Short North and dinner at The Pearl. Returning to our 4th floor room at 9:30 p.m., we began to settle in for the night...and the stomping overhead began. Initially, we thought a kid was jumping off the beds in the room directly above us, but soon heard music and realized the stomps were rhythmic. I'm talking stomps that actually shook the walls of a 100-year-old brick building. Called the front desk who assured us they'd take care of it. Stomping continued for another 15 minutes. Another call to front desk who said they'd send security up to address the issue. Stomping soon stopped - for about five minutes and resumed with increased ferocity. Called front desk a third time at 10:15 and the manager came to our room during a brief respite in the overhead racket, so he - of course - didn't hear it initially. Fortunately (I guess), it started up again while we were describing it to him, so he visited our overhead neighbors and it soon ceased for the night - approximately 45 minutes after our initial call. Same overhead occupants began heavy-footed pacing around 4 a.m., which we solved by jamming our pillows over our heads. No offer of recompense from management - other than a gratis breakfast at Max & Irma's - for our discomfort and inconvenience. If you opt for The Lofts, pack a seismograph and earplugs.

Posted by , from West Virginia on Sep 6, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 8, 2016 by Dirk Bengel

Thank you for your feedback. We would like to apologize for the overall dissatisfaction you had experienced, particularly with the disruption of your sleep. It is certainly not our intent to inconvenience our valued customers, but to instead provide good value, comfortable, clean and friendly accommodations. Your feedback is of great importance to us and allows us to monitor and improve our service continually. Although we were not able to exceed or at least be at par with your expectations, we hope you give us a chance to change your perception of our hotel. Sincerely, Dirk Bengel, General Manager The Lofts Hotel

5 out of 5

Awesome industrial/modern stay

The lofts were great start to finish. Very cool industrial style loft with modern touch. Easy check in. Great A/C to escape the heat and creates nice a white noise. Very comfy king bed. Cool bathroom tones & tiles. Late checkout. Close to Short North, great food/drinks! If you're looking for all inclusive this isn't your spot, but if you're not a stickler and want a cool spot to stay, then it is. If I'm ever back in Columbus, I'll be staying here!

Posted by , from Lake Tahoe, Ca on Sep 1, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 6, 2016 by Dirk Bengel

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you loved The Lofts Hotel and that you plan on coming back next time you're in town. We sincerely appreciate your kind words and look forward to having you back again soon. Dirk Bengel, General Manager The Lofts Hotel

5 out of 5

Close to Nationwide Arena

We picked this hotel due to its location and price. We thought it was a great place to stay with nice rooms and facilities

Posted by , from Cincinnati on Jul 6, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

by Dirk Bengel, General Manager

Thank you for staying with us at The Lofts Hotel. We are happy to hear that you found the location to be convenient. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again soon! Dirk Bengel, General Manager The Lofts Hotel

5 out of 5

Fantastic experience!

Pros: Upscale urban feel at a very reasonable price.
Cons: The entrance is kind of tucked away across from the valet parking for the Crown next door, so a bit non-descript.
Location: Across the street from the Columbus Convention Center, down the street from Nationwide Arena, many restaurants, shops, bars, clubs, etc.
Our room was large, comfortable, and had fantastic ambiance with an industrial feel. Painted brick walls, exposed ductwork, etc. contributed to an upscale urban feel. The hotel is small and quiet, but connected to the Crown Plaza, and guests are able to use the amenities at the Crown. Beds were very comfortable and the cleanliness was top notch. Will definitely return!

Posted by , from Akron, Ohio on Jan 25, 2016

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel and great location

Pros: The room size
Cons: Lobby could be more inviting.
Location: The Arena District is right there. It only took me about 4 minutes to walk there. Plenty of restaurants around.
This hotel is a very nice hotel. The building is an older building but the rooms are great. The best thing about the room is the amount of space. The lobby doesn't consist of much. The location is great. It is within a 4-5 minute walk to the Arena District.

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015

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4 out of 5

Enjoyed feeling pampered in interesting surroundings

My husband & I were seeing our favorite band for our 10th wedding anniversary and I had a hard time finding an available downtown hotel. We had walked by The Lofts before, while staying at nearby hotels, but didn't know what to expect. We loved the loft feel, the large room, the comfortable bed, the 1920's look of the bathroom, the exposed beams & duct work, etc. They even have shuttle service and shuttled us to the concert venue. We ordered breakfast for the next morning and it was delicious.

Posted by , from Minster, OH 45865, USA on Nov 15, 2011

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About the Columbus Downtown - The Lofts

Location 55 East Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43215

Property Features

There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a bar/lounge. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 10247 square feet (952 square meters) and includes a conference center. The business-friendly Columbus Downtown - The Lofts also features a fitness center, concierge services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. For a fee, parking is available. This 3.5-star Columbus hotel is smoke free.

  • 44 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 10247 sq ft of conference space
  • 952 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1882
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Columbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.) (12 km / 7.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Columbus Downtown - The Lofts offers 44 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Pillowtop beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This Columbus hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs available
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Max and Ermas - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Boulevard Bar and Bistro - This bistro serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Boulevard Cafe - This coffee shop serves light fare only.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 25 per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • In-room microwave fee: USD 10 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Lofts
  • Lofts Columbus
  • Lofts Columbus Downtown Hotel
  • Lofts Hotel Columbus
  • The Lofts Hotel Columbus, Ohio
  • The Lofts Hotel And Suites
  • Lofts Columbus Downtown
  • The Lofts Hotel
  • Columbus Downtown Lofts Hotel
  • Columbus Downtown Lofts
  • The Lofts Columbus Downtown

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.