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Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Ohio State University

Red Roof PLUS Columbus Ohio State University is pet friendly! Two pets of any size are welcome for no additional fee. Both dogs and cats are permitted. Pets may not be left unattended and must always be leashed. Grassy areas are available on site.
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    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • No pet fee
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • No pet fee
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


Red Roof Inn is renovating all of their inns nationwide! This location now features redesigned rooms with more comfort and added amenities such as T-Mobile wireless Internet access (daily fee may apply). Experience our coffeehouse-style service featuring fresh brewed, ground whole bean coffee. They're rededicated to making your stay even better and back that promise with their Guest Service Guarantee, their assurance that you will enjoy your stay or they don't expect you to pay. The Columbus Ohio State University Red Roof Inn is conveniently located adjacent to the Ohio State University campus, the Schottenstein Center and Ohio Stadium. This 3-story Inn is also just 5 minutes from downtown Columbus and offers truck parking. This location offers On Command Video with a selection of free TV channels, pay-to-view premium channels, movies, music and games. It also offers internet access via TV for email and web browsing (daily fee applies).

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Ohio State University has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Masks and hand sanitizer are provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay and sealed after cleaning. Social distancing measures are in place, as well as physical barriers between staff and guests. Contactless check-in and check-out are available. Hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Non-Smoking Property


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Ohio State University has received a rating of 4.0 out of 5 bones by 23 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 386 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Peter
    Mar. 21, 2022
    Location is easy to get to from the interstate

    Staff were courteous and helpful. We didn't like the original room but they moved us with no problem.

  • Joshua
    Feb. 19, 2022
    Snow Covered

    Could not say how it was. Got there late and left early. Snow was everywhere so dog business was stifled. Room was adequate with hard flooring.

  • Samanda
    Dec. 31, 2021
    Gets the job done

    It was clean. It was dog friendly. There was plenty of space to walk our dog. Worth it for the price. We’d stay here again.

  • Denise
    Dec. 31, 2021
    Just what we needed!

    This place wasn't the BEST place we've ever stayed, but the beds were comfy and the staff was nice. The bathroom was a bit rough, but everything worked. We slept well and they did not charge extra for our pups! We would stay again.

  • Sandra
    Jul. 26, 2021
    Not so great a room

    While the reviews looked very good, we ended up with an ADA room. The bathroom had no countertop on which to store things. The sink drain was very slow. The room was just ok. Good area to walk the dog. Friendly people at the front desk. I would not stay there again.

  • Suzanne
    Jul. 14, 2021
    University Red Roof Plus is ok

    The Red Roof in Columbus, OH is very close to the University. Unfortunately, this Red Roof appears to be in a not so good neighborhood. There were people hanging around the building and the parking lot that looked a little scary. We were happy to have a place to sleep with our dog but I would probably not go back there. The reception people were very nice and professional.

  • Audrey
    May. 27, 2021
    Good location

    Very friendly front desk staff. Room was a little musty smelling when we checked in but cleared up quickly. Nice room for us and our dog.

  • Evonne
    Mar. 14, 2021
    Comfortable, no frills overnight stay

    The staff was very friendly and the beds were clean and comfortable. No problems bringing our small dog!

  • Crystal
    Sep. 20, 2020
    Good spot

    The room was clean and it was nice they put us in a room on the corner with no one next to us which was awesome. This is the first place I’ve stayed with my dogs that we all were able to sleep due to minimal noise. They also do not charge a pet fee!!! Thank you red roof!

  • Lauren
    Sep. 2, 2020
    Mostly great, but noisy

    Got a ground floor room perfect for letting the pup out quick, but it was pretty noisy. For a dog already in an unfamiliar location, the constant noise did cause some anxiety.

  • Jessica
    Aug. 3, 2020
    Clean but small

    The hotel was clean but the room is really small. We were walking on top of each other getting ready in the morning! I guess you get what you pay for. It was relatively quiet. The reception desk is closed and they are using a security window which feels sketchy.

  • Kelby
    Jul. 31, 2020
    Great updated rooms, thin walls.

    We picked this hotel for its lack of size policy and no pet fee. We have a 100 lb walker hound and a 50 lb blue tick so the fees can add up and there’s no passing them off as small dogs. The room was very nice and clean, had laminate floor in the room. My one dog is afraid of laminate floor since she had a hard time walking on with her broken leg years ago (full recovery but just has issues with fear now) not the hotels fault but a warning for others who may also have dogs sensitive to flooring issues. Lol. My hounds can be heard throughout the valleys so the thin walls worried me when we got there late at night, no one said anything but I just hate to be that person.

    Overall good hotel with a lot of grass and fencing between the grass area and the road made us feel safer using the area.

  • Richard
    Mar. 28, 2020
    Easy to find!

    The room was fine for the price. Safe neighborhood. The only problem we had was under the bed. Our dog kept finding little crumbs and treasures under the bed that I had to take away from her. One item was what looked like a vitamin E gel pill. Lucky I got it away from her before she are it!

  • Connie
    Oct. 18, 2019
    Staff helpful, room clean, comfortable

  • J.
    Sep. 20, 2019
    Nice clean room

    The staff was very friendly. The room was very clean. We were placed on the ground floor which was very convenient. The standard size room was a bit tight with the kennel but we made it. Next time I believe we will opt for the larger room if available. The motel is located right next to a MacDonald's which was very handy.

  • Alex
    Sep. 4, 2019

    Brilliant with the dog. No added fee. Super-comfortable bed. Perfect for a one-day stay.

  • Brian
    Apr. 29, 2019
    Great For Dogs

    Small but updated room. Lots of green space around the motel to walk your dog. Friendly staff. Restaurants nearby. Pretty quiet neighborhood. Get a room on the 1st floor — the elevator is out of service.

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Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Ohio State University