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4.4 out of 5

"Valet parking made check in quick, and easy. The staff was friendly, and there was a good vibe. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 08 Dec 2019

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Ohio Theatre

Heart of Columbus

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

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 16 conference rooms, business center, and valet parking. Enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool and perks like free WiFi.

Sofa beds, WiFi

Featuring conveniences like sofa beds and refrigerators, the 408 guestrooms also offer iPod docks and TVs with cable channels. WiFi, room service, and premium bedding are also available.

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$169* Per night/room Mar 1 - Mar 2

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel

Everyone (4) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Valet parking made check in quick, and easy. The staff was friendly, and there was a good vibe.

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 7, 2019

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5 out of 5
We stayed at the Renaissance Hotel while in Columbus for a volleyball tournament. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was beautiful and very comfortable. I got the best night's sleep! It was a short walk to the convention center and they happily held our bags until the tournament was over. Would definitely stay again!!

Posted by on May 11, 2018

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5 out of 5
Reserved 5 rooms. Front desk people were great. Very accommodating! All rooms close by on same floor. Housekeeping People were wonderful! Great place, great experience!

Posted by , from Westerville on Mar 28, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 2, 2018 by Chris

Hello, Thank you for staying with and taking the time to provide your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and had some wonderful experiences with our staff! We look forward to seeing you next time your travels bring your back to Columbus!

4 out of 5

Terrific central location

Pros: The front desk personnel, bartenders, and wait staff in the restaurant were friendly and helpful.
Cons: It seemed as though that they charged for some things that could be complementary, such as Wi-Fi.
Location: Two theaters that book Broadway productions and the State Capital are within walking distance and COSI is a couple minutes away.
The location is great to the state capital building and to two theaters, the State and the Ohio. The hotel was busy, there were I think two wedding parties and guests booked at the hotel for the weekend.

Posted by , from Fayette, OH on May 23, 2016

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4 out of 5

This hotel was great at accomodating my family

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
The hotel was nice and the staff was friendly. The best part was that the room was spacious, which accomodated our family. The restaurant staff was friendly and the food was pretty good. Overall a good stay! There is n excellent steakhouse across the street.

Posted by , from New York on Apr 12, 2011

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5 out of 5

Great Place to Stay

We went to Columbus for a wedding. The hotel staff made us feel welcome upon checking in. It was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. The hotel was in a great location downtown. Close to everything. I would definitely recommend to people.

Posted by , from Florida on Feb 3, 2011

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3 out of 5

Was just okay

Pros: Quiet
Cons: Nothing close
-would say this hotel was on par with the Hyatts in Columbus, but not as good as the Westin.

Posted by , from New York, NY on Feb 3, 2011

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5 out of 5

Greatest Mattress Ever... In Really Nice Hotel

We were in Columbus for a wedding and this hotel was perfect for our short stay... The staff was very friendly on check-in and the valet staff was helpful all weekend, despite being very busy. The location is also great... just about 10 minutes from the airport and close to the capitol building and other downtown sites. It is in a business area, so some of the restaurants and fast-food places were closed on the weekend... However, there were some places open, including the ""Tip Top"" bar, just around the corner (try the sweet potato fries!). It is also about a five minute drive to ""Short North"", a great area with yummy restaurants and fun bars. The room was great... very clean with a VERY comfortable bed (half a dozen pillows and a cozy down comforter). There was also a nice, big chair for reading or TV watching. The bar inside the hotel was nice and open late on the weekends...drinks were reasonable when compared to other hotel bars we've been to. All in all... a great place to stay if you're heading to Columbus (...and did I mention the bed?)

Posted by on Aug 21, 2008

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5 out of 5

What a wonderful stay

The staff from the Bellman to the Security Guard were extremely courteous and helpful. We could not have asked for better service. The baths were small, but otherwise the rooms were nice.

Posted by on Aug 16, 2008

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About the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel

Location 50 North Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Property Features

Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel offers its guests a seasonal outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a business center on site. Event space at this hotel measures 21438 square feet (1992 square meters) and includes conference space. A terrace, gift shops/newsstands, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star Columbus hotel is smoke free.

  • 408 guestrooms or units
  • 21 levels
  • 21438 sq ft of conference space
  • 1992 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Columbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.) (12.4 km / 7.7 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel offers 408 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Columbus hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in April 2016.

  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to noon.

Latitude 41 - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Bar 41 - This bar specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

A seasonal outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • UnionPay
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 18 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28 per day (in/out privileges)

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

Hotel Names

  • Columbus Downtown Hotel
  • Hotel Columbus Downtown
  • Renaissance Columbus Downtown
  • Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
  • Renaissance Columbus Downtown
  • Renaissance Hotel Columbus Downtown
  • Columbus Renaissance
  • Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel Ohio
  • The Columbus Renaissance Hotel
  • Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel Hotel
  • Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel Columbus
  • Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel Hotel Columbus

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in May and close in September.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*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.