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Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU

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Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking | Hypo-allergenic bedding, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace
Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking | Hypo-allergenic bedding, individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU

Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU

2.0 star property
City-center motel within easy reach of Ohio State University

6.6/10 Good

1,000 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Microwave
3246 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH, 43202
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Microwave
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Oletangy West
  • Ohio State University - 21 min walk
  • Ohio Stadium - 38 min walk
  • Schottenstein Center - 3 min drive
  • Historic Crew Stadium - 5 min drive
  • Ohio Expo Center and State Fair - 10 min drive
  • Nationwide Arena - 8 min drive
  • Greater Columbus Convention Center - 8 min drive
  • Ohio Theatre - 9 min drive
  • COSI - 13 min drive
  • Hollywood Casino - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • John Glenn Columbus Intl. Airport (CMH) - 15 min drive


  • Roosters - 4 min walk
  • McDonald's - 12 min walk
  • Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers - 12 min walk
  • McDonald's - 3 min drive
  • Riverside Hospital Cafeteria - 12 min walk

About this property

Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU

When you stay at Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Ohio State University and Greater Columbus Convention Center. Free perks include WiFi and self parking. Also, this motel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Ohio Stadium and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Historic Crew Stadium. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean@6 (Motel 6)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 92 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21


  • Up to 2 children (16 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free (2 per room, up to 80 lbs per pet)
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Golfing nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities


  • 2 buildings/towers


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Braille signage
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Pool hoist on site


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 27-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance and local calls

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Administrative fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean@6 (Motel 6).


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. </p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. </p> <p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards on site. </p><p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. </p><p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

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Frequently asked questions

Does Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU?
Yes, pets stay free, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 80 lbs per pet.
Is parking offered on site at Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU?
Yes, there's free self parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Hollywood Casino (15-min drive) is nearby.
What's the area around Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU like?
Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU puts you in Oletangy West, in the heart of Columbus. Popular attractions include Ohio State University, which is 3 minutes away by car. Travelers say this motel is in a good location.







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8/10 Very good

Mark, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

toinette, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Checking Out
We found the bed to be uncomfortable. The walls were a bit thin. Heard a lot of sounds. Shower was good.
Michelle, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Larry, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best motel 6
I never have issue with hotel. Friendly staff and better than any Motel 6
Tasha, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Harold, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Very Very Unsanitary poorly maintained!!
Well the orice was great but the Room was not..Very dated N beds very uncomfortabke lines had several cigarette burn holes n some stains in the sheets and yet I was charged a $50 deposit🙄😱 the next mirning tjere was covkroaches running up the walk whenever I told all of this to the on duty clerk he said he coukdnt help me That I needed to send pictures ti tje hotel mgr.??
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

When we arrived the man who checked us in was hard to understand. They charge you a $50 deposit that is not told to you before booking. The room was NOT clean at all . There was gum stuck on the wall, possible blood by the mirror, bugs in the lights . The smell was really bad.we were very displeased and would never stay there again. We had to ask for a hairdryer that was suppose to be supplied in every room. we have stayed in New York and never had to ask for a hairdryer or for a $50 deposit.we did have any directions of how to get to our room. We don’t even know if they had vending machines. It was definitely NOT WORTH THE MONEY! We have stayed at many places and this was the worst place by far! We would NEVER recommend anyone to stay here! Completely disappointed!
Rhonda, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Property was as listed.
Doug, 1-night romance trip
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