Olentangy Motor Inn – Columbus OSU


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Nostalgic yet trendy. Playful but pragmatic. Hands-off, yet always there when you need us. A hotel with a 1980s soul and an eye for what’s hot now, Olentangy Motor Inn is a mashup of boutique and unique not seen before in Columbus, Ohio. Winking at you from our convenient Olentangy River Road address, we’re moments from downtown Columbus and Ohio State University, yet worlds apart in attitude and ambiance.
With pet-friendly hotel accommodations and free perks like parking and Wi-Fi, we've put our heads together to come up with everything you need for a relaxing, affordable stay in Columbus, Ohio. And our nifty check-in app that beams your room key right to your phone means you don't even have to talk to us at check-in!  We’ve perfected the art of hosting without hovering. Should you need anything else, highly trained, approachable staff members are there when you need them.

From traditional cups of coffee to additional pick-me-up choices like macchiatos, lattes, cappuccinos, and cold brew choices, Crimson Cup meets all your caffeination needs. We also serve up refreshing tea options, like honey citrus mint, chia tea lattes, and green tea lemonades. Enjoy our menu of delicious pastries and breakfast bites!


Select property amenities

  • 55 guest rooms
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Microwaves
  • HDTVs/Flat-Screen TVs
  • Wi-Fi
  • Clothes Steamer
  • Keurig Coffee Maker
  • Work Desks (Double Queen Rooms)

Prime Location

Olentangy Motor Inn is located on Olentangy River Road within close proximity to The Ohio State University, the Wexner Medical Center, James Cancer Hospital and Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center. The hotel is also near the Schottenstein Center, Columbus Crew Stadium, Downtown Columbus and Nationwide Arena. Multiple restaurant options are located within walking distance.

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