The Drury, Hyatt and Hilton all have a connected indoor walkway to the convention center. There is also Hampton Inn across High Street and the Crowne Plaza on Nationwide Boulevard. We were able to negotiate group rate discounts at The Drury, Hyatt, Crowne Plaza and Hampton Inn.
The room blocks are going fast; see below for details. Book today! If the blocks fill up, let us know.
Drury Inn and Suites Convention Center
Or, call 1-800-325-0720 (Drury Reservations) and ask for the Columbus Arena District location. You must mention the Ohio LinuxFest, or Group number 2245610, to get the discounted rate which includes one parking spot.
Drury Inn and Suites Convention
88 East Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Rooms include free, on-site, indoor parking on a first-come first serve basis. Do not be alarmed if the Drury website mentions the $12 parking fee. The regular charge is $12/night which is waived upon check-in.
For all guests, the Drury offers a free Hot Breakfast and the 5:30pm Kickback® with complimentary hot food and cold beverages.
Hyatt Regency Columbus
A group rate was also negotiated with the Hyatt. (Thursday through Saturday) The rate is $139. The link to use to book through our discounted rate is here: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/OhioLinuxfest2015
Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215, US
Garage parking on Chestnut Street was is discounted to $14. Internet access is included.
A group rate was also negotiated with the Crowne Plaza (Thursday through Sunday). The rate is $137. The link to use to book through our discounted rate is here: http://www.crowneplaza.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=cp&localeCode=en®...
Rooms include internet access. Valet parking was reduced from $25 a day to $15 a day.
A group rate was also negotiated with the Hampton Inn (Thursday through Saturday). The rate is $169. The link to use to book through our discounted rate is here: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/C/CMHHSHX-OLF-201...
The rooms include parking, internet access, and breakfast. This hotel is closest to the part of the convention center where LinuxFest is held this year.
We have a map of the area along with a map of nearby parking lots and garages. There are also directions to the convention center from the surrounding region.
The hotels typically reserved for LinuxFest participants do not offer a free bus to the airport, although they do recommend:
Central Ohio Taxi
Public transportation is available from the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) http://www.cota.com/. Normal bus fare is $1.75, express fare $2.50; transfers are free.
Another option is Columbus Yellow Cab: http://www.experiencecolumbus.com/columbus-ohio.cfm/Transportation-Servi...