Preferred Hotels

Ramada Columbus North
Location: 10 Miles from Show, I71 N to 270 E, Cleveland Ave Exit

Located in Columbus (North Columbus), Ramada Columbus North/Polaris is minutes from Sharon Woods Park and Westerville Mini-Golf. This hotel is within close proximity of Magic Mountain Fun Center and Inniswood Metro Gardens.

Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 124 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Take advantage of recreation opportunities including a 24-hour fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Dining A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily.

Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. This hotel has 3 meeting rooms available for events. Free self parking is available onsite.

    Room Rate.....: $ 79.00
    Local Reservations..: (614) 890-8111 (Grp Code: CGALP1)
    6767 Schrock Hill Ct
    Columbus, OH 43229

Homewood Suites By Hilton
Location: 10 Miles from Show, I71 N to Exit 121 GeminiPlace / Polaris Parkway

A Home Base for Visitors to Columbus

Welcome to our Homewood Suites by Hilton® Columbus/Polaris, OH, hotel. This modern hotel offers a convenient suburban location off I-71, near Polaris Fashion Place. Enjoy proximity to numerous restaurants and shops, as well as popular attractions including Ohio State University, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, and the Nationwide Arena.

Receive a warm welcome from our friendly staff at this extended stay hotel in Columbus, Ohio, and feel at home from the moment you arrive. Indulge in a hot full breakfast every morning and included evening dinner and drinks* Monday through Thursday. Our spacious suites offer modern amenities including 42-inch HDTVs, complimentary internet access, work space and a fully equipped kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher.

Maintain your exercise regimen in the 24-hour fitness center, which features contemporary equipment with individual TVs and connections for iPod and MP3 players. When it’s time to cool off, take a dip in the sparkling indoor pool. Our Homewood Columbus/Polaris hotel also offers a professional meeting room which accommodates business and social events for up to 35 guests.

    King Bed Studio.....: $ 129.00
    Two Queen Bed Suite.: $ 139.00
    Reservations..: (800)225-5466 Grp Code: ALP
    Reservations Website
    Local Number..: (614) 396-5100
    2045 Polaris Parkway
    Columbus, OH 43240

Other Area Hotels
These are some area hotels that you may consider, however for your personal preference and standards please do your research.

"NOTICE": A hotel that I have been using for myself, judges and staff of the show is no longer providing a quality experiance and after addtional reviews this fall I find I can no longer recommend it as an option. (Name purposely witheld)

Days Inn & Suites
Location: 10 miles from Show, easy access off I-270 and Rt 23. Shopping, dining and entertainment nearby.Columbus Days Inn & Suites Worthington hotel is located off Interstate 270 in the business district of Worthington and 15 miles from downtown Columbus. Our hotel in Columbus, Ohio, offers a great value and location, just a short walk from shopping, entertainment and dining.

Enjoy free Daybreak continental breakfast with waffles and fresh fruit for a sunny start to your morning. Work out in our 24-hour fitness center to feel energized, connect to free Wi-Fi Internet access, or read your free newspaper. Other conveniences include free parking, guest laundry facilities and wake-up service. Most of our guest rooms include microwaves and refrigerators, and spacious suites, business place and handicapped-accessible rooms are also available. Kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at our pet-friendly hotel in Columbus, Ohio

    Reservations..: (614) 436-0556
    Local Number..: (614) 436-0556
    7500 Vantage Dr.
    Columbus, OH 43235

Four Points by Sheraton - Columbus Airport
Location: 6 miles from Show, easy access off I-270 and 670. Only 2 miles from Port Columbus, 4 miles from Easton Town Center, shopping, dining and entertainment, 5 miles to Downtown, Nationwide Arena, Arena District.Prime Location. The newly built Four Points by Sheraton Columbus Airport is an ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers. We are conveniently located just east of downtown Columbus, and west of the Port Columbus International Airport, just a short drive away from a number of excellent attractions and fine dining opportunities. We are less than 6 minutes from the Port Columbus International Airport (CMH), and Easton Town Center Mall.

We offer 110 guest rooms, including 2 suite rooms. And there are no extra charges for the basics, like High Speed Internet Access and bottled water. The indoor heated pool, well equipped fitness room, and airport shuttle are all free for you to enjoy.

    Reservations..: (888) 627-7151
    Local Number..: (614) 475-8383
    3030 Plaza Properties Blvd.
    Columbus, OH 43219

Holiday Inn Express - Ohio State Expo Center
Location: 2 Miles from Show. Welcome to the smoke-free Holiday Inn Express® Ex I-71 / OH State Fair / Expo Center hotel, your gateway to Columbus. This hotel's centrally located accommodations, less than 10 minutes from top area destinations like downtown, Ohio State University, Greater Columbus Convention Center and the Ohio Expo Center, offer travelers exceptional convenience.

With a 24-hour Business Center and meeting space for up to 15, this facility caters to professionals visiting Columbus, Ohio. The hotel's proximity to companies like Battelle Labs and Chase Bank ensures an easy commute, and thanks to negotiated flat-rate cab fares, transportation is affordable. OSU Medical Center is within a few miles, and Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is a reasonable, 10-minute drive away.

There's plenty of fun to be found in Columbus. Entertainment options abound, from concerts at Newport Music Hall to shopping at the Easton Towne Center. The hotel's location near The Ohio State University places visitors close to the beautiful campus and Buckeye football, as well.

While staying in Columbus, Ohio, our hotel's guests experience Midwestern hospitality at its best. In addition to exemplary guest service, amenities like a free, hot breakfast bar and complimentary Wi-Fi access make you feel more at home. The Fitness Center helps you keep up your routine and the heated, indoor pool offers relaxation.

    Local/Reservations..: (614) 263-7725
    701 East Hudson Street
    Columbus, OH 43229

The Candlewood Suites - Polaris
Location: 10 Miles from Show

Candlewood Suites Polaris, a preferred hotel partner of the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. We are an extended-stay hotel located just north of the Expo Center across from the Polaris Fashion Place. Our comfortable, spacious suites provide everything you need to live, work, and relax while you’re away from home. Fully equipped kitchen including full-size refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, microwave and stovetop, plus a variety of dishes, cookware, and utensils •Large workspace with two-line phone and free high-speed Internet access •Television with DVD player (two TVs in the One-Bedroom Suite)•Comfortable recliner•Alarm clock/radio with automatic time set •Wall mounted hair dryer •Full-size ironing board and iron •Comforts of Home™ Bedding Collection featuring plush mattress sets, fresh cotton blend sateen sheets, generous duvet and a pillow menu.

Local/Reservations..: (614) 436-6600 x2107

8515 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH 43240

Comfort Inn -- North
Location: 7 Miles from Show. The Comfort Inn® North Conference Center hotel is conveniently located off Interstate 71, only six miles from the Ohio State Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Crew Stadium, Ohio State University, OSU Medical Center, Schottenstein Center, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Nationwide Arena and Greater Columbus Convention Center. Downtown Columbus is less than 10 miles from the hotel.

There are several restaurants and department stores at Easton Town Center, located only six miles away. Guests of this Columbus, OH hotel are invited to enjoy amenities like: Free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, Indoor heated pool, Exercise room, Pet-friendly hotel; additional fees apply

Your Morning Breakfast is full of hot and delicious options, making breakfast at the Comfort Inn North Conference Center the perfect way to start your day. Enjoy our free hot breakfast featuring eggs, meat, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and more, including your choice of hot waffle flavors!

Business travelers will appreciate a business center, free newspaper and access to copy and fax services. There are banquet and meeting facilities that can accommodate groups up to 250 people. In addition to standard amenities, select rooms include microwaves and refrigerators. Non-smoking rooms as well as one-bedroom suites with hot tubs are also offered. Bottled water is provided in all rooms.

    Local/Reservations..: (614) 885-4084

    1213 E. Dublin-Granville Rd
    Columbus, OH 43229

Drury Suites - Convention Center
Location: 3 Miles from Show In the city center Centrally located in Columbus, this property is near Nationwide Arena and Rhodes State Office Tower. Additional nearby points of interest include Columbus Museum of Art.

Your rate includes our Hot QUIKSTART breakfast and our 5:30 Kickback with hot food and cold beverages every evening. Wireless Internet and free long distance calling are just a few of the extra's you'll enjoy. Guestrooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, and cable television; rooms also include refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers.

    Reservations..: 800-325-0720
    Local Number..: (614) 221-7008
    88 East Nationwide Blvd.
    Columbus, OH 43215

Baymont Inn & Suites - North
Location: 7 Miles from Show. Baymont Inn & Suites Columbus North hotel combines warm hospitality with a convenient location. Located off Interstate 71, our AAA-approved Columbus hotel provides easy access to downtown Columbus, the Ohio State Fairgrounds and Ohio State University.

Our thoughtful amenities will make you will feel right at home. After a restful sleep, wake up to free breakfast with hot items and a workout in the gym. Stay connected to home and the office from your Columbus, OH, hotel room with free Wi-Fi Internet access, and enjoy the convenience of on-site dry cleaning service. Meeting space is available, and we are a pet-friendly hotel. Handicapped-accessible rooms are available.

    Reservations..: (800) 288-5090
    Local Number..: (614) 848-9696
    1100 Mediterranean Ave
    Columbus, OH 43229

Drury Suites
Location: 11 Miles from Show. Located only six miles from downtown Columbus, the Drury Inn & Suites provides easy access to great area attractions, from the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium to Ohio State University. As our guest, you’ll experience friendly hospitality, great service and many free extras!

Wake up each morning to a free Hot Breakfast! Take your pick from a selection of great breakfast items including scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, sausage and make-your-own Belgian waffles. In the evening, join us at the 5:30 Kickback® for complimentary hot food and cold beverages. Our rotating menu features a variety of hot food, including chicken strips, macaroni & cheese, hot dogs, baked potatoes, broccoli cheddar soup and more! Plus, beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks are served everyday. There’s something for everyone at Drury’s 5:30 Kickback. It's a snack for some, meal for others and free for all!

    (614) 221-7008
    4109 Parkway Center Drive
    Grove City, OH 43123