Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel

50 N 3rd St | Columbus, OH 43215  [SEE MAP]Columbus, OH  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Central downtown location
Some visitors claim that the rooms need better soundproofing

This four-star property, located on North Third Street, earns a high guest approval rating thanks to its enviable location in Uptown Columbus and its hospitable hotel staff. The Renaissance also wins over visitors with its clean, comfortable accommodations, furnished with plush bed linens, sumptuous duvets, iPod docking stations and Wi-Fi access (for a fee). Another perk of bedding down here: The ability to accrue or redeem points if you participate in the Marriott Rewards program. Recent visitors also cite the desirable hotel amenities, including a rooftop pool and fitness center complete with a sauna, as well as on-site restaurant Latitude 41, as reasons to return. The only downside, according to some guests, is the confusing valet parking arrangement.

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Location
Columbus, OH
Hotel Class
3.5-star
Property Type
Hotel, 408 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Couples

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  • 3.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Forbes Travel Guide

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There is a good reason why Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, which is known simply as the Renaissance locally, is generally regarded as one of the city’s top luxury hotels. Its metropolitan design and upscale offerings are second to none. The hotel that underwent a $16 million renovation in 2007-2008 even has its own scent line, which you will likely catch a whiff of as you exit an elevator or meander through other common spaces.

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Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel offers a fitness center and a rooftop pool, less than a mile from Nationwide Arena and the Convention Center.

AAA

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Guest rooms and public areas have a vibrant, contemporary décor.

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 724 have reviewed the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 724 reviews 4.0 (based on 724 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel offer downtown views and contemporary decor consisting of wood paneling and red accents. Rooms include iHomes, basic TVs with premium channels and generally small bathrooms.
  • Aveda bathroom amenities provided
  • Standard Internet costs $12.95 per day; enhanced Internet is $15.95 per day
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi provided in lobby

Standard room size351 square feet

  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Sitting in the city’s Uptown District, the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel is just one block from the Ohio State Capitol and about a mile from Nationwide Arena. Buses run throughout the city center area, and visitors can also reach the Battelle Riverfront Park or venture across the river by foot.
  • 7 miles southwest of Port Columbus International Airport
  • About 4 miles from The Ohio State University
  • 24-hour valet parking ($25)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

Latitude 41 serves American fare throughout the day, with menu items such as rustic pizzas, fried chicken and asparagus risotto. Dishes are made with local ingredients, and four- and six-course tastings are also available. The hotel’s Bar 41 offers drinks and an open sitting area.
  • Dinner menu changes daily
  • Room service available from 6 a.m. to midnight daily

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

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

Pool

The Renaissance’s heated rooftop pool is a rarity among Columbus hotels. The property also includes a hot tub on its terrace in addition to the red-cushioned deck chairs, couches and tables that surround the pool.
  • Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
  • Closes during the winter season
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Kids

The Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel includes a limited number of adjoining rooms and offers cribs and high chairs upon request. The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) is within walking distance, less than a mile over the Scioto River.
  • COSI package available
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

Set beside the hotel’s rooftop pool, the fitness center features floor-to-ceiling windows, cardio equipment and free weights. Guests are welcome to use medicine balls and the wall-mounted TVs during their workouts.
  • Towels available
  • Open 24 hours
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel’s 24-hour business center allows guests to print, copy, fax (additional fee) and mail items, while messenger service and overnight delivery are also available. A number of meeting rooms can be utilized for business purposes, including the 567-square-foot Renaissance Conference Room, which has audiovisual equipment available.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in business center and public spaces
  • 22,500 square feet of event space

Number of meeting rooms16

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

Wedding

Popular ceremony and reception sites at the hotel include the Hayes Grand Ballroom and the rooftop Cityview Terrace, both over 11,000 square feet. And with 14 other meeting spaces available, the hotel is also capable of hosting a variety of other weddings events, including cocktail hours and parties.
  • Custom menus offered
  • Renaissance Certified Wedding planners available

Maximum wedding guest capacity1,500

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

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