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About Ohio

In the heart of the Great Lakes region, Ohio makes a strong case for offering everything to give visitors a taste of authentic America. With the Appalachian Mountains in the south, Lake Erie in the north, numerous state parks - fantastic in the fall - and cities offering a swathe of cultural options, no-one could argue they will be bored. So, decide whether you want to be in the big outdoors or the heart of the city and then check our choice of the best places to stay in Ohio.

Cleveland, on Lake Erie, offers a bit of both. Site of the Cleveland Museum of Art, with its renowned collection of masterpieces, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum - check out Jimi Hendrix’s Stratocaster and Keith Moon’s platform shoes - it also has the Great Lakes Science Center that includes the 1973 Apollo capsule.

Lake Erie offers beaches, fishing and bird-watching, the latter particularly good for the spring migration, plus, if you dare, the Cedar Point Amusement Park, one of the world's best amusement parks, with 16 adrenaline-pumping roller-coasters.

Cincinnati is something of a hip city with the American Sign Museum, the Zaha Hadid-designed Contemporary Arts Center and a series of indie-band festivals and beer festivals, including a German Oktoberfest. For the best view of the city, head up to the observation deck on Carew Tower, the world’s tallest tower from before the Second World War. Gaze across the Ohio River into Kentucky or look down onto Cincinnati's architecture.

If you love the outdoors, you won’t be disappointed in Ohio. There are over 70 State Parks and 130 State Nature Preserves, some 50 rivers, plus creeks and lakes which, together, offer hiking, mountain-biking, kayaking, rafting and fishing, amongst other activities. The countryside ranges from the gentler terrain in the North West to the more challenging Appalachian Foothills in the South East. Two popular areas are the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Hocking Hills State Park.

Summer and the fall are popular months to visit Ohio and some of the best places to stay in Ohio can get booked up. Don’t leave it too late!

The best historic hotels in Ohio

  • The Victorian Cincinnatian Hotel, built in lavish French Second Empire style, was a landmark when it opened in Cincinnati in 1882, and remains so today. With a grand staircase, sleek rooms with huge bathtubs, and an opulent restaurant, this is a return to grand hotel living.
  • The Schofield in downtown Cleveland offers a historic exterior, but bang up to date interiors. Plus there's a great restaurant offering American classics with a French twist.

The best hotels for couples in Ohio

  • With a modern art gallery and stylishly furnished rooms with a retro feel and cool neutral colours, the 21c Museum Hotel is a very grown-up retreat. Ineffably elegant, it also offers a gym and spa plus is walking distance to Cincinnati’s downtown cultural hot-spots.

For more choices, browse our list of the best places to stay in Ohio, or contact a friendly guru for advice.


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Best Hotels in Ohio

  • The Granville Inn Granville, Ohio 39 rooms from £75

    Romantic Break  -  Romantic packages include dinner for two, a Granville Inn wine and 1/2 pound box of handmade Goumas chocolates
    Local exploring  -  The inn is just a short 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio and nearby to the State Parks
    Great walks  -  Hike the trails at Infirmary Mound Park, Lobdell Reserve, Taft Reserve, or Morris Woods Nature Preserve
    Restaurant  -  The inn has two dining experiences: the more casual Tavern and the Oak Room, a fine dining experience
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    An elegant hotel set in Granville, a charming New England style village. Spacious and comfy rooms feature luxury linens, fluffy towelling robes and sweeping vistas of the garden. Dine at the Oak Room with its creative menus and sophisticated ambience and visit the tavern for a hand-crafted cocktail. See More

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  • Indigo Pass Middletown, Ohio 6 rooms from £86

    Families  -  All rooms can comfortably sleep up to two adults and two children. The area is home to a range of family-friendly attractions
    Local exploring  -  Ideal location for exploring the historic district's restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment on foot
    Restaurant  -  Gracie's restaurant serves contemporary comfort food and craft cocktails (open for dinner Wed - Sat plus Sunday brunch)
    Kayaking  -  Kayaking up Twin Creek makes for the perfect day outdoors
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    Modern boutique property in Middletown's newly renovated Torchlight district. Spacious suites combine bright colours, four-poster beds and mismatched funky prints to create a modern yet homely feel. Make the most of downtime at an on-site restaurant, hair salon & yoga studio. Fab downtown base. See More

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  • Graduate Columbus Columbus 171 rooms from £99

    Local exploring  -  Located in Short North Arts District, the hotel is close to shops, galleries, restaurants, and The Ohio State University
    Value chic  -  Expect vibrant design and a very attractive price tag
    Restaurant  -  Shake Shack serves all American fare while Poindexter is a cafe by day and bar at night
    Local markets  -  North Market is just a stroll away from the hotel
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    The stylish Graduate is an appealing stay for all. Well located in the Short North Arts District, this is a vibrant hotel with hip college-inspired design. Atmospheric rooms feature tartan walls, large desks, & retro furniture. Expect two dining options, a lively bar, and personalised service. See More

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  • Graduate Cincinnati Cincinnati 203 rooms from £124

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly located for gameday weekends, college visits, and museum hopping
    City Style  -  Expect a distinct style with playful colours and fun retro design
    Restaurant  -  Poindexter serves all day breakfasts plus sandwiches and light bites
    Local markets  -  Sample local produce at Findlay Market
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    Located right on the University of Cincinnati campus, this is a trendy stay with a central location. College cool reigns throughout, expect bold colours and retro-inspired design with a distinctly Ohio touch. It may be youthful, but this hotel is polished from the amenities to the service. See More

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  • Shady Oaks Farm B&B Northfield, Ohio 4 rooms from £124

    Romantic Break  -  Suite 1 is ideal for couples with its deep clawfoot bath tub, cosy fireplace, deluxe sheets & garden-view porch
    Local exploring  -  Combines peace & tranquility with a handy location for visiting a range of sites in the area
    Families  -  Two-bedroom Family Suite with its own living room & bathroom works for families of all ages
    Country Escape  -  Perfect setting for quiet weekends in the country
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    Elegant secluded manor surrounded by expansive woodland gardens. Spacious suites with charming yet rustic period decor come with private living areas & fab family set-ups. Owners prepare a delicious multi-course breakfast each day. Great-value country base offering easy access to local attractions. See More

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  • The Barn Inn Millersburg, Ohio 11 rooms from £124

    Country Escape  -  A charming and quaintly old fashioned inn set in the heart of Amish Country Ohio
    Local markets  -  There are several farmers' markets in the area that are a great place to witness rural life and sample local produce
    Adult Only  -  Very much an adult-only feel but on prior request children are sometimes allowed to stay
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    A charming barn conversion set in pretty rural Amish Ohio. Individually styled rooms are cosy and characterful with old fashioned wood fans, sink-into beds, and exposed beams; most lead onto a large shared verandah. Homemade breakfasts are served in the double-storey lounge. A tranquil rural base. See More

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  • Hotel Leveque Columbus (COLUMBUS) 149 rooms from £126

    Local exploring  -  Well placed in downtown with the artsy Short North Arts District and historic German Village nearby
    Restaurant  -  The Keep restaurant and bar serves American/French fusion cuisine, plus there's an onsite Starbucks
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    A chic boutique-style hotel located in central downtown. Stylish rooms feature gilded mirrors, monochrome hues, crisp white linen, and white tiled bathrooms with exposed brass fittings. A French/American modern restaurant with a superb craft cocktail bar is a fun evening spot. A luxury choice. See More

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  • The Schofield Cleveland 122 rooms from £126

    City Style  -  Victorian-era red brick facade on the outside, contemporary decor and modern facilities on the inside.
    Local exploring  -  Centrally located in downtown Cleveland, close to several sights
    Sights nearby  -  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Playhouse Square theatre district are a moments away
    Restaurant  -  Parkers Downtown restaurant offers American cuisine with a French flair
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    A historic building renovated tastefully, decorated with natural tones offers comfortable accommodation. Interesting art-works on display, some rooms have private hot tubs and views of the city. In-house restaurant and bar, a chic and lively hotel in the heart of the city. See More

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  • Cuyahoga Valley Inn Richfield, Ohio 4 rooms from £137

    Local exploring  -  Well-located base close to the National Park & nearby attractions yet with expansive & relaxing surroundings
    Sights nearby  -  Visit nearby Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Rocksino
    Minimum Stay  -  A two night minimum stay applies
    Full of character
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    A charming Victorian home turned into an owner-run B&B. The Italianate mansion is set amongst mature gardens & features a traditional dining room & relaxation areas. Each unique room comes with decorative fireplaces & authentic period pieces; rest rooms are separate. A quaint base for exploring. See More

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  • Glidden House Cleveland (Ohio) 60 rooms from £140

    Local exploring  -  A perfect location for exploring Ohio's trendiest areas such as Little Italy, Tremont and Ohio city
    Sights nearby  -  Situated next to Cleveland's beautiful bontanical gardens and a must-visit is Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
    Great walks  -  Enjoy walking through Cleveland Metroparks with stunning sunrises over Lake Erie
    Restaurant  -  Palette Lounge offers pizzas, cheese-boards and drinks
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    An historic, boutique hotel situated in the lively area of the University Circle. Rooms are classically elegant with tasteful antiques. The complimentary breakfast is delicious with a great range of options. Take yourself on a tour of the beautiful artworks that line the hotel. Great for exploring! See More

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  • Steele Mansion Painesville, Ohio 16 rooms from £148

    Business meetings  -  Genteel surroundings for private functions. Impressive range of spaces with catering include Conservatory, Board Room & parlours
    Learning  -  Overlooks Lake Erie College. Discounts are offered to parents, guests, students and alumni
    City Style  -  Chic historic gem that's the pride of Painesville following a painstaking renovation
    Whirlpool Bathtub  -  Certain rooms come with spoiling Hydrotherapy Air tubs
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    Second Empire Victorian mansion restored to its former glory opposite Painesville's Lake Erie College. Step back in time across a range of grand parlours and gigantic rooms individually decorated in authentic period style; enjoy pedestal tubs, canopy beds & wet bars. Elegant small-town property. See More

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  • Moxy Columbus Short North Columbus 116 rooms from £155

    Business meetings  -  It's 10 min walk to Greater Columbus Convention and half an hour to Ohio University making this a great option for work trips
    Sitting Room  -  The Living Room is the heart of the hotel. It's home to a lively bar, billiards, cosy sofas and handy communal work area
    Bar  -  The lively bar doubles up as a reception; grab your key and make friends as you enjoy a complimentary cocktail
    Groups  -  Clevery designed rooms make for comfortable stays for groups of friends and travel companions
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    On-trend boutique-style property in the Short North district. Make friends in the sociable living room with its buzzing bar, vibey hang-out areas and hot desks. Funky rooms with high-tech features blend ergonomic design with colourful contemporary touches. A fun playful base for work or pleasure. See More

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  • Anchor Inn, Ohio Put-in-Bay, Ohio 10 rooms from £162

    Groups  -  Two-bedroom self-catered Wee Anchor Cottage suits friends or families travelling together - it's child and pet friendly
    Local exploring  -  Perfect base from which to explore Lake Erie. If you don't feel like venturing out it's a fab place to relax
    Birdwatching  -  Massie Cliffside Preserve, Scheeff East Point Preserve and Jane Coates Wildflower Trail offer great sightings
    Kayaking  -  The best way to see the islands and explore the bay is by kayak; several guided tours are available
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    Tranquil adults-only inn on South Bass Island. Charming historic architecture & traditional Lake House decor combine with contemporary comforts & deluxe touches to wonderful effect. After a buffet breakfast read on your balcony or enjoy the porch. Calm & cosy property that feels just like home. See More

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  • Glenlaurel Rockbridge, Ohio 21 rooms from £162

    Active Holiday  -  Guests are spoilt for choice with activities with canoeing, horse riding, boating, scenic air tours, golf, and year-long hiking
    Romantic Break  -  Couples can enjoy private hot tubs, whirlpool tub, and gas log fireplaces
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the historic town of Nelsonville less than 30 minutes from Glenlaurel
    Private Hot Tub  -  All the crofts and cottages come with their own private outdoor hot tub
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    A charming Scottish themed hotel set on a rural 140-acre estate. Elegant and romantic cabins, cottages and rooms with fireplaces, the best with private outdoor hot tub or whirlpool bath tub for two. A restaurant serves incredible gourmet dishes with Scottish flair. Superb. See More

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  • The Inn at Honey Run MIllersburg, Ohio 39 rooms from £176

    Restaurant  -  Fine-dining restaurant offers serene forest views from a contemporary chic setting. Expect locally-sourced all American cuisine
    Country Escape  -  Go for country walks, explore the area's flora and fauna or simply relax by in-room fireplaces and admire stunning forest views
    Business meetings  -  Well set-up for corporate retreats and off-sites with ideal meeting space, function rooms, dining and activities
    Short fly break  -  Less than two hour's drive from Columbus, Cleveland and Pittsburgh, this makes for a great weekend retreat
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    Tranquil and secluded adult-only boutique estate in Amish country. Striking Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture merges seamlessly with natural surroundings; serene rooms, suites, cottages & fine-dining restaurant face the forest. Book stand-alone cottages for romance. Private forest hideaway. See More

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  • Gervasi Vineyard Luxury Suites Canton, Ohio 48 rooms from £187

    Active Holiday  -  Partake in on-site winery and distillery, tours, tastings, pairings, culinary classes and events
    Restaurant  -  Three restaurants: Gervasi's Bistro features authentic Italian upscale dining and more casual outside dining at the Crush House
    Cooking classes  -  Experience a three-course cooking class with the on-site renowed chef
    Great walks  -  Discover local walking trails
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    A Tuscan-inspired upscale boutique hotel set on a vineyard. Rooms feature plush linens, heated floors, cosy fireplaces and stunning views of the lake. Three restaurants with more of an Italian vibe, plus wine and spirit tastings on site. A chic gourmet choice. See More

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  • The Cincinnatian Hotel Cincinnati 112 rooms from £187

    Restaurant  -  It is a pleasure to dine in the Palace restaurant, with its graceful service and good food.
    Sights nearby  -  Only 5 minutes' drive from the Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
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    The Cincinnatian Hotel is a stalwart member of Ohio's third city's hotel heritage. Lovingly decorated rooms and suites in neutral tones with rich crimson accents, featuring oversized bathtubs and comfortable beds. On-site restaurant and bar serve sumptuous fare, afternoon tea and cocktails. Gym. See More

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  • Welsh Hills Inn Granville, Ohio 5 rooms from £194

    Local exploring  -  From beautiful golf courses to hiking, shopping, and sightseeing – there’s something for everyone
    Fishing  -  Fish the stocked pond where you’ll find bluegill, sunfish, perch, small and largemouth bass, catfish, and hybrid stripers
    Restaurant  -  The restaurant serves breakfast and dinner using fresh ingredients directly from the farm
    Local markets  -  Enjoy Granville’s Saturday morning Farmer’s Market from May-October
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    A charming and idyllic countryside inn set in Welsh Hills in a pretty village. Comfortable and luxurious rooms feature original artworks, antique furnishings, cosy fireplaces and spacious bathrooms. Take a dip in the pool and explore the wooded gardens. Farm-to-table cuisine completes the picture. See More

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  • 21c Museum Hotel, Cincinnati Cincinnati 156 rooms from £202

    Sights nearby  -  The Aronoff Center for the Arts is located just a short walk away, and the Taft Museum of Art is less than 2km from the hotel.
    Restrictions on children  -  No children can be accomodated at the hotel.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    Chic, sleek accommodations with an onsite modern art gallery. Laid-back elegance defines the interiors, where splashes of colour cut through a neutral palette to create a fresh ambiance, and with carefully selected furniture to complete the look. Gym, spa. Sustainable fare served in the restaurant. See More

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  • Kinley Cininnati Cincinnati 94 rooms from £233

    City Style  -  Sleek and stylish with a strong sense of place; this is an in-demand place to rest your head for both business and leisure
    Romantic Break  -  Custom-made 'date night' package offers a romantic five-course dinner served in your own Corner King Suite
    Local exploring  -  Located in the heart of the city's downtown; sites, restaurants and entertainment are all walking distance
    Groups  -  Cosy Bunk Room sleeps four across two sets of bunk beds; it can work for friends, families or colleagues
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    A luxury city hotel with rich history situated in heart of the downtown. Designer decor, chic furnishings and of-the-moment technology combine with period architecture to create an on-trend feel. High-tech gym, acclaimed restaurant and buzzing bar with Art Deco influences make this the place to be. See More

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  • Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph Columbus 135 rooms from £241

    City Style  -  Combining downtown location, on-trend dining, one-of-a-kind art collection and plush guest rooms, this is a dream city hotel
    Business meetings  -  Greater Columbus Convention Center is around the corner. The second floor is hotel's designated meeting and event room area
    Weddings  -  Two ballrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning city views form a perfect wedding backdrop for up to 250 guests
    Artworks  -  Find grand works of art belonging to the Ron and Ann Pizzuti Private Collection displayed throughout the property
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    Chic luxury downtown hotel with impressive facilities. Enter to a soaring double-height lobby decorated with sleek furnishings and striking artwork. There's also sleek city-view rooms, a farm-to-table restaurant, spoiling spa suites and a generous dog policy. A centrally placed contemporary classic. See More

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  • The Lytle Park Hotel Cincinnati 106 rooms from £247

    Local exploring  -  Lytle Park historic district offers museums, theatres, historic architecture, performing arts centres and leafy city park
    City Style  -  Enjoy contemporary drinks and dining in impressive and inviting historical setting with bags of style and character
    Roof terrace  -  Vista at Lytle Park offers stunning panoramic views over the Cincinnati skyline
    Restaurant  -  Boasts impressive dining options with Italian bistro, soaring Lobby Bar, Vista Bar and private dining options
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    Grand historic downtown property exquisitely converted into on-the-pulse contemporary wonder. Rooms are the epitome of elegance with soothing blue tone colour scheme, luxury amenities and top of the range facilities. Lobby and Vista bars are stand-out, offering stunning settings and atmosphere. See More

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  • Inn at Cedar Falls Cedar Grove, Ohio 9 rooms from £281

    Total relaxation  -  It's hard to imagine somewhere more relaxing; enjoy rambling gardens, the sounds of nature, whirlpool tubs & forest-view porches
    Back to Nature  -  Forget the stresses of modern life and settle into bucolic bliss surrounded by woodland, nature reserve, waterfall and caves
    Romantic Break  -  Perfectly suited to special weekends away; enjoy roaring fires, romantic walks, cosy cabins and indulging spa treatments
    Families  -  The newly built luxe lodges have plenty of space for all the family and come with spacious wrap-around porches
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    Luxury cabins, yurts, cottages and lodges set in acres of woodland as well as rooms within the inn. Rustic romantic decor combines wood-burning stoves, paisley rocking-chairs and antique furniture. Very special restaurant and spa located in original 1840s log cabins. An idyllic country retreat. See More

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  • Ritz Carlton Cleveland Cleveland 206 rooms from £464

    Business meetings  -  Highly professional team, glamorous venues, on-site catering & top-of-the-range facilities work for business events of all kinds
    Weddings  -  Beautiful venues, including Silver Grille that dates from the 1930s, provide a backdrop for large-scale opulent celebrations
    City Style  -  Bastion of a five star luxury in the heart of the city with top-class facilities
    Restaurant  -  Expect a sleek & sophisticated dining & bar experience & modern American cuisine at all-day TURN BAR + KITCHEN
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    Recently renovated, this chic deluxe urban retreat offers contemporary dining, world-class fitness & incredible lake views. A calming grey & blue palette extends to guest rooms & serene Italian marble bathrooms. Expect polished service & your every need met. A plush base for business or leisure. See More

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