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Temporary Housing

If you do not have a place to live in Columbus, you will want to reserve temporary housing before your arrival.

Off-Campus Temporary Housing

International Affairs cannot help scholars find permanent off-campus housing, nor can we co-sign on leases. Please visit Off-campus and Commuter Student Services for permanent off-campus housing options, or call 614-292-0100. Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services offers a wealth of information about off-campus housing.

Local Hotels and Motels (contact them directly)

If you were unable to obtain on-campus housing, you will need to find a hotel room. You may wish to find a hotel near the airport if you are arriving at night. Otherwise, hotels located near the campus area include:

Be sure to mention that you are an Ohio State staff member.

The Blackwell Inn
2110 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-247-4000
Fax: 614-247-4040
This hotel is located on campus.

Fairfield Inn
3031 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43202
Phone: 614-267-1111 or
to make reservations call 1-800-228-2800
Fax: 614-267-0904
1 mile from campus
No Ohio State student rate

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area
3232 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43202
Phone: 614-263-7200
Fax: 614-263-7201

Holiday Inn Express
3045 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43202
Phone: 614-447-1212
Fax: 614-447-1211

Homewood Suites by Hilton - OSU
1576 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH 43221

Red Roof Inn Columbus OSU
441 Ackerman Road
Columbus, OH 43202
Phone: 614-267-9941
Fax: 614-267-5925
.5 miles from campus

University Inn 
3160 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43202
Phone: 614-261-0523
to make reservations: 800-329-7466
Fax: 614-261-1120
1.5 miles from campus

The Varsity Inn North
3246 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43202
Phone: 614-267-4646
Fax: 614-267-1535
3.5 miles from campus 

The Varsity Inn South
1445 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-291-2983
Fax: 614-291-4082
1 mile from campus

Nationality Clubs

Sometimes nationality club members may be able to help new students with temporary housing.