Columbus' elegant boutique hotel
Nestled between the Fisher College of Business and the Ohio Stadium on The Ohio State University campus, The Blackwell could easily be mistaken for a dormitory or a classroom building at first glance. But behind an unassuming brick exterior lies a Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel with a dedicated focus on the customer experience.
Constructed just 11 years ago, the 151-room hotel offers a good blend of attentive service and prime perks, including nightly turndown, and live plants in every room. The Blackwell is owned and operated by the Fisher College of Business in a unique arrangement. Because it has no chain-hotel management to answer to, staff and management at The Blackwell are able to focus all their attention on delivering the best-possible guest experience, including upcoming guestroom renovations designed to keep the property on par with or even a step ahead of its peers.
With its proximity to and gorgeous view of “The ’Shoe,” as Ohio Stadium often is called, it’s no surprise that reservations for home football game weekends book solid just a few hours after they go on sale in January. But if you’re lucky enough to snag a spot, you’ll have the best room in the city to revel in all the Buckeyes’ glory.