Hotel overview

Join us for a rejuvenating stay at The Westin Great Southern Columbus. Situated near the German Village in a historic, beautifully renovated red brick building first opened in 1897, we offer a relaxing getaway in the heart of downtown. Our newly remodeled hotel offers a blend of timeless elegance, modern sophistication and wellness features created to help you eat, sleep, move, feel, work and play well. Collaborate or celebrate in our gorgeous Grand Ballroom, consistently acclaimed as the premiere event venue in Columbus. Hit your stride in the state-of-the-art WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio. Our three distinctive restaurants fuel your days and enliven you evenings with signature SuperFoodsRx cuisine and vibrant ambiance. After a day of travel, meetings or exploring Columbus, you'll look forward to relaxing and recharging in our newly reimagined hotel rooms and suites featuring signature touches, including our Westin Heavenly® Bath and sumptuous Westin Heavenly® Bed.

Property information

Year Built: 1896
Last Renovation: 2017
Floors: 6
Nonsmoking rooms: 189
Suites: 31
Total rooms: 158
Total rooms and suites: 189

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General policies & fine print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Pet Policy Pets Allowed: Pet must not be left unattended & guest responsible for any damages. No deposit

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

3.5 730 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very Poor Amenities

    Wanted to stay at a nice hotel for one night in Columbus. Made the mistake of staying here! Restaurant - closed; Bar - closed; Room Service - severely limited to 6 items, order by midnight, and PICK IT UP YOURSELF from the front desk!!! Ridiculous!!! Way overpriced for what you get in return.

    Sep 03, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very disappointed

    We expected a luxury hotel, with all the usual amenities. Yet, due to the pandemic, we were disappointed. The hotel had turned off all ice machines, removed all hair dryers, soaps, shampoos and extra toilet tissue from every room due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They did make all of these items available if asked. Guests had to go down to the front desk to get them. It would have been helpful if the hotel had emailed all guests about this, so that we could have brought our own.

    Aug 14, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not your typical Westin

    Before booking make sure you understand that this is not a typical Westin. It is from years ago and is a historic site, limiting what they can do. However they have not even tried to keep the hotel modern. Bathrooms have no fan, so shower once and it stays damp. Walls are paper thin, I could hear the woman next door talking on the phone. Parking is very expensive, but the Valet is good. Rooms are clean just out of date even for the boundaries that they have. If you like an old time feel, decent hotel. If you like a normal Westin or Marriott not for you

    Feb 16, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good clean hotel, very expensive parking

    This hotel is very historic and well kept! Love the history and everything else about it. My room was relatively small, but was good enough for me! The reason for the 3 star is because the parking. I know it’s downtown Columbus, but it was such a hassle having to spend 30 bucks a night for parking. Costed 60 bucks to park for just to stay for 35 hours.

    Jan 26, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Love this Place!

    I have stayed here several times over the years and it never disappoints me. I am a Titanium Rewards member and the front desk was super. Raichelle listed all my options as a member. She provided my upgrade and my complimentary gift. She was wonderful.Our room was wonderful, it was a suite. We used valet for our car. They were very fast as our car was always waiting for us by the time we got to the door as we would call from our room. This is an older Hotel but it has a lot of character. This is our go to Hotel when we visit Columbus.

    Jan 26, 2020