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.
This 21-floor, 408-room high-rise is located in the heart of downtown Columbus, with walkable access to many attractions such as Battelle Riverfront Park and the Ohio State Capitol. With added amenities such as shoe shining and valet dry cleaning, the hotel offers everything a business traveler could need. And with such luxuries as a steam room in the fitness center, a rooftop pool, and a sundries shop (complete with pints of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and other locally made favorites), the leisure traveler will find little left wanting for as well. As an additional plus to both sets of guests, wireless Internet is free in public areas, though there is a fee for in-room use.