The Westin Great Southern Columbus

310 S High St | Columbus, OH 43215-4508  [SEE MAP]Columbus, OH  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Elegant, historic building with modern interiors
Amenities leave a bit to be desired

Recent visitors enjoy this Westin's proximity to the German Village and Brewery District neighborhoods, as well as its elegant, historic building. The Westin Columbus was once The Great Southern Hotel, which opened in 1897. And even though it's now refurbished with 21st-century comforts like iHome radios and custom Heavenly Beds and toiletries, the original stained-glass windows and crystal chandeliers transport guests to yesteryear. Additionally, the hotel boasts two dining options, as well as a fitness center. The only drawbacks, according to a few previous guests, are that guest rooms are a tad cramped and the walls are rather thin. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.

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Location
Columbus, OH
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 188 rooms
Primary View
City center
Style
Traditional, Historic
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Solo travelers

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Author James Thurber once lived in this Downtown Victorian building, built in 1897. The elaborate public spaces — with high ceilings, marble floors, and stone columns—house art exhibits, including some prints by Thurber.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 701 have reviewed the The Westin Great Southern Columbus, giving it a rating of 3.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 701 reviews 3.5 (based on 701 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard rooms at The Westin Columbus are on the small side, starting at just 150 square feet, and feature traditional decor and amenities. All accommodations are equipped with large flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations, plus windows that open to allow in fresh air.
  • Hypoallergenic bedding available
  • In-room Wi-Fi costs $9.95 daily; complimentary for members of hotel’s loyalty program

Standard room size150 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

The Westin Columbus, located in historic downtown Columbus, was originally built in 1897. The hotel is within walking distance of the German Village and the Brewery District, two areas known for dining and nightlife. The building is also next to the Southern Theater and just a few blocks south of the state Capitol building.
  • About 4 miles south of The Ohio State University
  • Around 8 miles southwest of Port Columbus International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($26)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

The Westin Columbus has two on-site dining options. High Street Grill offers classic American fare made from local ingredients. It is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meanwhile, Thurber’s Bar serves drinks and tapas-style dishes.
  • Coffee and grab-and-go options available at Café Express
  • 24-hour room service available

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

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

Fitness

The hotel's WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio houses cardio machines, weights and stability balls. Each cardio machine has a personal TV and iPod dock. The fitness center is open 24 hours with a guest room key.
  • Maps of nearby jogging trails available
  • Workout gear available for a fee through New Balance Gear Lending program
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The Westin Columbus has a spacious on-site business center with computer workstations and a printer available to guests. Those looking to host meetings or conferences can do so in one of the property's nine meeting spaces, which span a total of 12,000 square feet of space.
  • Business center open 24 hours with a room key
  • On-site audiovisual specialists can assist with any presentation needs

Number of meeting rooms9

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

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