I was in town for the night for the Columbus Marathon. I wasn't sure how close to the start the hotel would be, but it was the perfect location. The staff was wonderful and they even had quick, healthy to-go snacks to purchase before the race. In addition, the valet parking is convenient (it is $25/night) and they will hold you luggage if needed. The rooms were clean and no sign of bed-bugs (I check everywhere I stay!). The bathroom were clean (small, but clean). There is also an outdoor pool and nice workout facility. Lastly, there are many restaurants within walking distance as well as attractions. I'd definitely recommend!