The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center
Centrally located in Ohio State University's campus close to downtown Columbus, The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center offers fine dining, meeting and event space, and modern accommodations for visiting families, academics, and business travelers. Its public and meeting areas create space for discussion, knowledge-sharing, and networking, from the relaxed fireside bar to the high-spec Executive Boardroom and expansive Grand Ballroom. Dine at two restaurants, and enjoy discounted access to OSU's state-of-the-art sports facilities.
- 151 light, spacious guestrooms and suites feature Craftsman-style furnishings; the Stadium Suite has views of Ohio Stadium
- Work out at the university’s RPAC recreation facility, featuring squash and racquetball courts, an indoor jogging track, and a full aquatic center
- Unwind and network at weeknight happy hours, and savor a beer or glass of wine in the fireside lobby lounge
- Arrange conferences, seminars, and board sessions in 20,000 sq ft / 1,860 sq m of flexible, high-tech meeting space
- Get work done in the well-equipped business center
- Take a riverside stroll or a jog into downtown Columbus along the Olentangy Trail
Make use of the hotel’s complimentary private car service, which will take you anywhere within a three-mile radius, and visit the bohemian Short North district, full of art galleries, quirky shops, pubs, and nightclubs.
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The 151 thoughtfully designed guestrooms and suites offer bright and contemporary spaces. Large, well-lit desks provide ample room to work, while Keurig coffee makers deliver the perfect morning cup. Relax in a deep, comfortable bed with plump pillows, catch up on the news with a complimentary newspaper, or watch your favorite movie on the DVD player provided in suites and loft rooms.
To secure a table at the best restaurant in town, or search out the best martini in Columbus, talk to the friendly concierge. For work that can't wait, the well-equipped business center is open 24 hours a day. Babysitting services and a kids’ zone help to care for younger visitors, and an express checkout streamlines your departure.
The hotel offers 24-hour room service, as well as two on-site restaurants. Bistro 2110 overlooks the historic Ohio Stadium, and serves a blend of American, European, and Asian cuisine, while the Lobby Lounge specializes in relaxed dining and drinks.
Bistro 2110 – At breakfast, fill up on huevos rancheros and cappuccino cake French toast, or choose lighter fare from the continental menu. Deep-filled sandwiches and fresh salads are perfect for a casual lunch, and for celebratory dinners try specialty dishes like blackened rib-eye steak with crab and potato hash. The wine list ranges from Old World to New World, including selections from Ohio.
Blackwell Bar and Lounge – This laid-back lobby lounge offers cocktails handcrafted from locally distilled spirits, a wide wine selection, and casual bites.
Get active at The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center, with an on-site gym and access to the university’s excellent sports facilities. Work out in one of the RPAC center's four gyms, get competitive during a game of squash or racquetball, practice your stroke in the lap pool, or relax in the leisure spa and sauna. For live sports, you can cheer on university teams at a number of campus arenas, including Ohio Stadium, home to the Ohio State Buckeyes. The stadium is also a major concert venue.
As the meeting point of two rivers, Columbus puts nature at your doorstep. The Olentangy Trail offers a riverside route to the heart of downtown, where you will find the Scioto Mile, with acres of parkland and trails along the Scioto River. Both are perfect for cycling and jogging. One of Columbus's most charming neighborhoods — and a popular destination for authentic bratwurst and schnitzel — is the German Village, but for the best nightlife head to Short North, where the streets are lined with bars, restaurants and art galleries.
The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center
Situated on the Fisher College of Business Campus within The Ohio State University, The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center is an ideal place to stay if you are attending a function at the conference center, catching an Ohio State Buckeyes game, visiting a student, or visiting the college. It is within easy walking distance of Ohio Stadium, the OSU Ice Rink, and Mirror Lake, and just five miles from downtown Columbus.
John Glenn Columbus International Airport is 10.8 mi / 17.3 km from the hotel.
The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.
A complimentary car service is also available.