Hilton Columbus/Polaris

8700 Lyra Dr | Columbus, OH 43240-2103  [SEE MAP]Columbus, OH  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Oversized, spacious rooms and common areas
Recent guests say this hotel is starting to show wear and tear
Located across the street from the Polaris Mall in Columbus, Ohio, Hilton Columbus/Polaris offers convenient access to dozens of shopping, dining and entertainment options. What’s more, downtown Columbus, with its many attractions, is only another 13 miles away. Each of the property’s 252 guest rooms features a 55-inch flat-screen TV, a sitting area, a minifridge, a coffee maker, a large bathroom and complimentary Wi-Fi access. The hotel’s restaurant, Gemini Grille and Bar, serves American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On-site, visitors receive access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, a spa, and a hotel shuttle that travels within a 5-mile radius. Recent guests love the spacious, oversized rooms and common areas, but agree that this Hilton is starting to show a bit of wear and tear from years of operating. Hilton Honors members will be pleased to know that they can earn and redeem points while staying here.
Columbus, OH
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 252 rooms
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  • 3.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews



The bright, modern and spacious lobby has a glass-encased fireplace and abstract art. Return from your Polaris shopping adventure to a room furnished with dark hardwood furniture and local photo art.

AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1182 have reviewed the Hilton Columbus/Polaris, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1182 reviews 4.5 (based on 1182 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris feature basic, unassuming decor in neutral shades of brown and orange. Guests will find Hilton Serenity beds with 250-thread-count linens, large desks and premium channels such as HBO, CNN and ESPN.
  • 32-inch TVs
  • Weekday editions of USA Today available

Standard room size338 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Polaris Fashion Place, the largest nearby attraction, is only steps from the Hilton Columbus/Polaris and includes dozens of shops and restaurants, from Saks Fifth Avenue and an Apple Store to Olive Garden and Dave & Buster’s. Those looking for other entertainment will likely need a car or to take a bus.
  • About 16 miles northwest of the Port Columbus International Airport
  • Complimentary airport shuttle available weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and weekends from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The casual Gemini Grille serves breakfast and dinner daily, with lunch on weekdays only. The American fare includes burgers, sandwiches and pizza, plus items from the Hilton Eat Right menu and a breakfast buffet. Multiple restaurant options also surround the hotel.
  • Room service available from 6 a.m. to midnight
  • Bar & Patio @ 8700 open seasonally from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The indoor, heated pool and hot tub sit on the ground floor among lounge chairs and tables. Guests will find changing rooms and window walls looking out to the parking lot.
  • Open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Pool lifts for accessibility
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


Located on the first floor, Papillon Day Spa features eight treatment rooms, a shop and a full-service hair and nail salon. The contemporary space offers an array of body treatments, massages, facials and waxing services, and guests are greeted with a complimentary glass of wine or mimosa.
  • Open Tuesday to Saturday and by appointment only on Sunday and Monday
  • Men’s, couple’s and bridal packages available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Families can request adjoining rooms, cribs and high chairs. In addition, guest rooms feature premium channels, and TV video games may be available.
  • Children’s menu available at the Gemini Grille
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The fitness center consists of a narrow ground-level room next to the pool that includes free weights and cardio equipment. Window walls look out to the parking lot or to the pool, while other walls feature large mirrors.
  • Towels available
  • Open 24 hours a day
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Hilton Columbus/Polaris is capable of hosting small meetings, conferences and events with up to 900 people. The site’s 19 event areas come in a variety of sizes, and some of the larger spaces, such as the Polaris Grand Ballroom, can be split into six separate rooms. Business center offerings include printing, faxing and copying.
  • Remote printing from guest rooms
  • Audiovisual equipment rentals available

Number of meeting rooms19

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


With 15,000 square feet of function space and a 9,000-square-foot ballroom, the Hilton Columbus/Polaris can accommodate a variety of wedding events, including ceremonies, receptions, dinners, brunches and showers. There is also an additional 2,625-square-foot ballroom.
  • On-site spa available for wedding day treatments
  • Wedding coordinators available for assistance

Maximum wedding guest capacity900

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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