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Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU

2-star2 stars
3246 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH, 43202, United States of America

Motel with indoor pool, near Schottenstein Center
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

Ohio may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • I was staying here for over 3 months, keeping in mind payed every day on time, never…Feb 12, 2021
  • Very clean ! Never seen any types of bugs.. free WiFi, quick check in, heating and…Feb 7, 2021

Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU

from Rs4,345
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

What’s around Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU


  • Heart of Columbus
  • Schottenstein Center - 27 min walk
  • Ohio Stadium - 44 min walk
  • Whetstone Park - 35 min walk
  • Ohio State University - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km
  • Newport Music Hall - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Wexner Center for the Arts - 2.5 mi / 4 km

Getting around

  • Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) - 15 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 92 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Ohio may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
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. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

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

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free (dogs only)

  • Restrictions apply*

  • 2 per room (up to 80 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Golfing nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Braille signage
  • Visual fire alarm
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 27-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance calls
Food and drink
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU’s small print

Also known as

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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.

For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards on site.

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).

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU

  • Does Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. 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 requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU?
    Yes, there's free self parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Is there a pool at Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU?
    Yes, dogs stay free, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 80 lbs per pet. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU?
    You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bob Evans (3-min walk), Raisin' Cane's (13-min walk), and Wildflower Cafe (2.3 mi).
  • 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 is there to do at Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU and nearby?
    Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU has an indoor pool.

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 483 reviews

Poor 2.0
Smelled bad of smoke. Burn marks all over bathtub and dirty
Regina, us1 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Dont go
Trap motel
us2 night family trip
Fair 4.0
I Wouldn't Stay Here Again.
The price is very good and I wasn't expecting the Ritz, but there were some real frustrations with this stay. The worst was the smell. My non-smoking room clearly had been a smoking room previously and smelled like it. This is confirmed by the cigarette burns on the bathtub and toilet seat.Due to the pandemic, the motel is using a mixture of PineSol and bleach (the housekeeper told me this), which leaves an unbearable odor. Because the windows don't open, you can't get rid of the smell. Maintenance issues included a bathroom door that doesn't close, an outlet that doesn't work, and a toilet that is not properly bolted to the floor so that it lurches forward when you sit there. The motel makes a big deal of free WiFi, but doesn't tell you that it is completely open and therefore not safe. That said, the hotel staff members are very kind and helpful.
Mary, us3 night family trip
Fair 4.0
You get what you pay for.
I booked my room thru a 3rd party that offered discounts. Check in was quick & easy. But instantly was disappointed with my room. The mirror had some brown substance on it. Comforters had burn holes in no smoking room, above a bed was painted over mold from water damage where the paint was also peeling off, the tiles in the bathroom were broken & the door in the bathroom gets jammed so you’re stuck.
Kayla, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Cheap price , the staff was friendly, Rooms definitely need updated, and cleaned better.
Kevin, us1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Terrible stay
us1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Tv wouldnt work and bugs on the bed. Kwft a day early.
Nicole, us2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
The bed was hard as a rock
david, us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Very noisy!
Hotel was in a good location and very clean, however, it was very very noisy and the TV did not work at all. Barely got any sleep due to the noise. Walls are thin, heard other guests upstairs and next to us, toilet was running and loud. Can hear water running and toilets flushing in other rooms. Bright light coming in from the window all night.
Anna, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Neighbor in the next room kept beating on the walls for no reason. Check in was fast and friendly
us4 night family trip

Motel 6 Columbus, OH - OSU