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While there are many areas of Columbus worth exploring, the best and most original accommodations can be found in and around downtown. Here are five places that Forbes Travel Guide recommends:
1. The Lofts. Each suite at The Lofts is uniquely designed, so every experience is different. However, you can always expect large rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and modern décor. Located in the Arena District, the boutique hotel is conveniently placed between the lively The Short North neighborhood and downtown.
2. Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel. A rooftop swimming pool with an exclusive view of the Columbus skyline is the most noteworthy amenity at this stylish hotel. And the in-house restaurant, Latitude 41, helps set it apart even further.
3. German Village Guest House. Historic German Village is one of the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods, and there is no better way to experience its charm than by staying the night. This boutique hotel offers a communal kitchen, library and private patio. The guest rooms rival those at luxury resorts, but the personal attention each guest receives is incomparable.
4. The Westin Columbus. Built in 1897, this Westin in downtown Columbus features a stunning lobby and elegant details — look for the original stained-glass windows and crystal chandeliers. The guest rooms feature simple and chic décor, plus WiFi and views of downtown.
5. Harrison House. The historic neighborhoods of Victorian Village and Harrison West are home to several bed and breakfasts, the most noteworthy is Harrison House. Despite many renovations, the inn remains true to its historic roots, which date back to the late 19th century. Most importantly, this quaint inn is said to have the best hospitality in town, thanks to the proprietor’s attentiveness.