Free and Open Software Conference and Expo - Columbus, Ohio - October 2-3, 2015

Hotel Information and Parking

The Drury, Hyatt and Crowne Plaza all have a connected indoor walkway to the convention center. There is also Hampton Inn across High Street. We were able to negotiate group rate discounts at The Drury, Hyatt, Crowne Plaza and Hampton Inn. The Hitlon Inn is also connected but we did not have any discount arrangements with them.


The room blocks are going fast; see below for details. Book today! If the blocks fill up, let us know.


Hyatt Regency Columbus

A group rate was negotiated with the Hyatt. (Thursday through Saturday)

The rate is $139.

The link to use to book through our discounted rate is here:

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. The Hyatt Regency is the site of our Saturday evening After-Party.

Crowne Plaza

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:®ionCode=1&hotelCode=CMHOC&_PMID=99801505&GPC=OHL

Crowne Plaza Columbus-Downtown
33 East Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, Ohio 43215, US

Rooms include internet access. Valet parking was reduced from $25 a day to $15 a day.

Hampton Inn

The group block we negotiated has ended.

There are a few rooms available at the open market rate, which starts around $204 as of September 4, 2015.

The link for the block used to be here:  

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Downtown
501 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215, US

This hotel is closest to the part of the convention center where LinuxFest is held this year.

Drury Inn and Suites Convention Center

The OLF room block is currently full.

There are a few rooms left but the price is currently $189 on the open market as of September 4, 2015.

The open market link is:

Drury Inn and Suites Convention
88 East Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, Ohio 43215


For all guests, the Drury offers a free Hot Breakfast and the 5:30pm Kickback® with complimentary hot food and cold beverages.




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.

Airport Transportation

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) Normal bus fare is $1.75, express fare $2.50; transfers are free.

Another option is Columbus Yellow Cab: