Columbus, Ohio is a popular destination in the Midwest and one of the best places to spend some time with your family. There are lots of museums here, as well as historical sites, great food, and beautiful parks. If you want or need to spend a little extra time in the city, there are many convenient and affordable hotels that can accommodate you. These are the best extended stay options in Columbus.

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Candlewood Suites Polaris Room at Candlewood Suites Polaris
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Room at Candlewood Suites Polaris

Candlewood Suites Polaris

The Candlewood Suites Polaris is a great option for your extended stay in Columbus because it has spacious studio suites and full kitchens with full refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, and dishwashers. The suites also have large workspaces, recliners or sofas with pull-out sofa beds, complimentary guest laundry facilities, and fitness and business centers. You can use the indoor pool and whirlpool while you’re here and be just 20 minutes from downtown Columbus and the airport. Self-parking is free at the hotel. You can bring your dog along too for your extended stay as long as he’s less than 80 pounds. The pet fee is $75 for up to six nights and $150 for seven or more nights. Weekly housekeeping is provided, while new towels and bath amenities are available at the front desk.

HomeTowne Studios Columbus Room at a HomeTowne Studios hotel
Room at a HomeTowne Studios hotel

HomeTowne Studios Columbus

HomeTowne Studios Columbus is an extended stay property that has spacious studios with one and two-bed options. The suites here have kitchenettes with full-size refrigerators, Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Weekly housekeeping is provided, and guests can purchase dishes at the front desk to use in the rooms. The hotel offers flexible, daily, weekly, and monthly rates. This North Columbus hotel is near convenient places like Subway, Waffle House, and Giant Eagle Supermarket. The Easton Towne Center Mall is about five miles away. Pets are not allowed at this hotel. Kids 17 and under stay free, parking is free, and there is coin laundry on site.

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Outside of Extended Stay America - Columbus – Worthington

Extended Stay America - Columbus – Worthington

Another option is the Extended Stay America – Columbus – Worthington, which puts you in the German Village historical area of Columbus that celebrates the city’s immigrant heritage. All of the suites here have kitchens with a fridge, stove, and microwave. On-site laundry is available and coin-operated. The rooms have Wi-Fi, free grab-and-go-breakfast is provided, and there are pet-friendly rooms. Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis, while guests can pick up fresh towels and linens as often as needed. You can bring up to two pets to stay with you for a $25 per day fee for the first month and then a $10 fee for the first five days of each month during each subsequent month.

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WoodSpring Suites Columbus Hilliard

WoodSpring Suites Columbus Hilliard

This is an extended stay hotel in Columbus that offers three room types with double/full-size beds and sleeper sofas. The WoodSpring Suites Columbus Hilliard offers weekly and monthly rates for longer stays and in-room kitchens to prepare meals. There’s a guest laundry room, free parking, and free basic Wi-Fi here. In the suites, you’ll find a dining table with chairs, a full-size refrigerator and freezer, stovetop, and microwave. Many people stay here to be close to Ohio State University, the local hospitals, and the Columbus airports. You’re west of downtown Columbus and within four miles of Hillard, Marble Cliffs, Valleyview, and Upper Arlington when you stay here.

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Staybridge Suites Columbus University Area OSU

Staybridge Suites Columbus University Area OSU

To be near Ohio State University, you can also stay at Staybridge Suites Columbus University Area OSU. Also, nearby and within a quarter-mile are Riverside Hospital, Battelle and the James Cancer Research Institute. The hotel offers extended stay guests a 24-hour business center, free Wi-Fi, onsite guest laundry, a fitness center, and a complimentary breakfast buffet. It also provides guest rooms with full kitchens and full housekeeping service. Parking is free on site, and the hotel offers extended stay deals. Other perks to consider are the indoor heated pool and evening reception on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

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Exterior of Candlewood Suites Columbus Airport

Candlewood Suites Columbus Airport

The Candlewood Suites Columbus Airport is an IHG hotel that is just three miles from the John Glenn Columbus International Airport. The suites here have full-size kitchens and large work desks to help you feel at home. Parking is free at the hotel. When you stay here, you’ll also be close to many Columbus-based companies, including the Amazon Fulfillment Center and American Electric Power. Offerings include complimentary guest laundry, free Wi-Fi, a lending locker with books and games, and outdoor grills and a gazebo to use. There is a gym onsite and also full housekeeping service. You can bring your pets (two max) up to 80 pounds along for your extended stay here when you pay the $15 per night fee for the first night and $10 for additional nights.

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Extended Stay America – Columbus – NE I-270

Extended Stay America – Columbus – NE I-270

Meanwhile, the Extended Stay America – Columbus – NE I-270 offers full kitchens in the rooms as well with a refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, coffeemaker, cooking utensils, dishes, and cutlery. There are coin-operated laundry machines here, Wi-Fi in all rooms, free grab-and-go breakfast, and pet-friendly rooms. Like most Extended Stay-brand hotels, housekeeping is provided weekly but new towels and linens are available as you need them at the front desk. The front desk can also help you with mail delivery and copy and fax service if you need it. Pets are allowed here for a $25 per day fee, which is reduced to $10 after the first month of staying here.

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Staybridge Suites Columbus Airport

Staybridge Suites Columbus Airport

This Staybridge Suites hotel has a newly renovated fitness center and laundry area, and it is just minutes from Easton Town Center. In addition to being near the airport, this hotel is also close to businesses like Abbott Labs and JPMorgan Chase. Guests here get full kitchens, complimentary breakfast buffet, onsite laundry, a complimentary shuttle, standard Wi-Fi, and full housekeeping service. There’s an indoor heated pool on site and an evening reception from on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

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Exterior of Extended Stay America – Columbus – Polaris

Extended Stay America – Columbus – Polaris

This Extended Stay-brand hotel offers non-smoking suites and convenient amenities like onsite laundry and a kitchen with a fridge, stove, and microwave. Guests here also can use the on-site fitness center, eat grab-and-go breakfast, watch flat-screen TVs, and use the free Wi-Fi. Housekeeping is provided weekly, and pet-friendly rooms are available for pets that are no taller or longer than 36 inches in size.

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Staybridge Suites Columbus Polaris

Staybridge Suites Columbus Polaris

Another Polaris-area hotel in Columbus is this Staybridge Suites by IHG. It’s centrally located with easy highway and interstate access and near the Polaris Fashion Place with its over 150 retailers and restaurants. This is a popular place to stay to be close to the Nationwide Arena or Ohio State University. There are one and two-bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas and full kitchens. It offers free hot breakfasts, evening socials, fitness and business centers, and self-laundry facilities.

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Extended Stay America Columbus East

There is also an Extended Stay-brand hotel on Lake Club Drive in Columbus where you can enjoy a full kitchen, coin-operated laundry, Wi-Fi, and free grab-and-go breakfast. The same housekeeping and pet rules apply to this hotel as the other Extended Stay hotels on this list.

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Tennis at Sonesta ES Suites Dublin

Sonesta ES Suites Dublin

If you’re willing to drive just a bit outside of Columbus, this is a great extended stay choice in nearby Dublin. Sonesta ES Suites Dublin offers free Wi-Fi, a free hot breakfast buffet, and spacious suites with multiple bedrooms and full kitchens. You’ll be close to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and AMC Dublin Village. There are on-site laundry facilities here for your longer stay, as well as a fitness center, public lounge, seasonal pool, and social hours scheduled for guests.

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Intown Suites Extended Stay Columbus Hilton

Intown Suites Extended Stay Columbus Hilton

For great weekly rates, consider booking a room at the Intown Suites Extended Stay Columbus Hilton. You can stay for a week or longer at this extended stay property and have an apartment-style room with a complete kitchen, fast Wi-Fi, HDTV, and paid utilities. The hotel is located near the Port Columbus International Airport and a mile from the Eastland Shopping Mall and Fort Rapids Water Park. It is not affiliated with the Hilton brand of hotels but rather just located on Hilton Corporate Drive. The hotel has no lease and no credit check policy. Accommodation options include a studio, third-floor suite, queen suite, and two-bed studio.

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