Inspired Accommodations in The Short North

Rekindle the spirit of your alma mater at the smartest place to stay in town. Located in the heart of the Short North Arts District, Graduate Columbus is surrounded by dozens of shops, galleries and restaurants, and is just a hop from The Ohio State University campus.

Settle into our warm, tailored spaces, where plaids in scarlet and gray mingle with punchy pops of color. Our lobby chandelier is in tune with ‘The Best Damn Band in the Land’ and guestrooms salute the state of Ohio with gold-medal-worthy details. Take in nods to Olympic-icon Jesse Owens and astronaut John Glenn. The custom art collection may give you ‘Goosebumps’ — or get your stomach growling.

Hungry? In the lobby, fuel up on a coffee and light breakfast item from Homage Bar or grab a quick bite at our neighboring Shake Shack before heading out to discover Columbus.

So, whether you’re in town rallying for a Buckeyes win, visiting the Columbus Zoo or exploring Short North’s art and culinary scene, we’re here to make your stay memorable. Our warm, friendly and whip-smart staff will guide you around Columbus, so that you feel like a local even if it’s your first time in town.

Welcome to Columbus!

Pet Friendly

We love furry friends (probably a little more than the next guy) and would never ask you to leave them at home during your travels. Add a pet to your booking for $35 per night. (And our in-house greeter Scarlett, a bulldog who loves the Buckeyes, is here to welcome two-legged and four-legged guests.)

Complimentary Bike Rentals

Explore Columbus on two wheels. Complimentary bike rentals are available through the Front Desk, based on availability.

Gym with treadmills and other equipment
Gym with treadmills and other equipment

Work Up a Sweat

Get that heart rate up in our 24-hour fitness center, located on the second floor. It’s fully equipped with treadmills, a Peloton bike and free weights.


After a long drive, don’t worry about parking. We’ll valet the car for you and retrieve when you’ve checked out. You’ll have unlimited in and out privileges for a total of $37 per car per night.

Guests who need assistance with transportation or who have special needs are able to make arrangements at our Front Desk.