Extended Stay America - Columbus, OH
One of the more diverse cities in the American Midwest, Columbus, Ohio, offers business opportunities, great sports events and marvelous access to world-class higher education. If you are looking for Columbus hotels, Extended Stay America has several great locations, all offering comfortable accommodations and exceptional rates.
Considered by many to be an extremely business-friendly city, Columbus' economy is well-diversified. The military contributes significantly to the local economy with several Defense Department operations and the Air Force National Guard Refueling Wing in or near Columbus.
Home to the Ohio Supercomputer Center, Columbus ranked #1 by Forbes magazine as most up and coming technological city in 2008. It is no surprise that companies like Microsoft select Columbus as a location for their research facilities.
Visitors with some extra time on their hands need not worry about finding enough to do. Whether you are looking for go karts and mini-golf or want to tour the first Harley Davidson dealership in America, recreational opportunities abound in Columbus.
History buffs can visit the Ohio Statehouse, built in 1839, or the Kelton House Museum, showcasing superb examples of Victorian living. Columbus was a critical stop along the Ohio section of the Underground Railroad, and the Kelton House has been recognized as one of several historic safehouses in the area.
Lending to the rich African-American culture of the Columbus area is the King Arts Complex, which strives to educate the public on the numerous contributions of African-Americans to the world. Culture-seekers will also want to visit the Columbus Museum of Art, which hosts national and international traveling exhibits, as well as the largest collection of local artwork by several Columbus natives.
With the second largest university campus in the nation, Ohio State University is a prominent part of life in Columbus. Thanks to a student population of over 52,000, this main campus has a positive impact on the livability of Columbus. Fans of all types of collegiate sports love coming to Columbus, because an Ohio State Buckeyes game always excites.
Columbus has some of the most unique sports programs in the country. In addition to professional teams in hockey, arena football and soccer, the Columbus Clippers are the Triple A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. Columbus is also home to the Arnold Classic, an annual fitness expo hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Racing enthusiasts will want to head for Columbus Motor Speedway, one of just two NASCAR sanctioned tracks in Ohio. And golfers should set aside time for their favorite sport at one of the many public and private golf courses in Columbus, such as the Champions Golf Course, one of several municipal courses in the Columbus area.
Those in search of hotels in Columbus should look no further than Extended Stay America, offering fully-equipped studio suites that boast comfort and convenience. Check out our full list of Extended Stay America hotels in Columbus, Ohio.