Hotels in Marion, Ohio

by Sandy Mitchell

Marion, Ohio, located about 50 miles northwest of Columbus, is a town of around 35,000 residents, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. The town is best known as the home of Warren G. Harding, the 29th president of the United States. Visitors to Marion can tour President Harding's Victorian-style home and visit his gravesite.

Comfort Inn

The two-story, 56-room Comfort Inn is located on the east side of Marion, near the Harding House and the Marion branch of The Ohio State University. All guest rooms have free, wireless Internet access as well as microwave ovens and small refrigerators. Facilities at the Comfort Inn include a heated, indoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a business center. Guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast each morning. For other meals, there are several nearby restaurants, including McDonald's, Red Lobster and Bob Evans.

Holiday Inn Express

Located just off SR 23 at SR 95, the Holiday Inn Express is a ideal base for exploring north central Ohio. The smoke-free property offers free, wireless Internet access in all guest rooms. Guests can also take advantage of the hotel's indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and fitness room. A complimentary breakfast buffet is served each morning. Although the Holiday Inn Express does not have a restaurant for lunch and dinner, there are several eateries within a short drive of the hotel, including BW3's Sports Grill, Bob Evans and El Campesino's Mexican Restaurant.

Fairfield Inn

Also located at the intersection of State Routes 23 and 95, the three-story, 57-room Fairfield Inn offers affordable accommodations with complimentary, wireless Internet access in all guest rooms. The entire Fairfield Inn property is smoke-free and guest rooms also have microwave ovens and small refrigerators. Guests can take advantage of the hotel's indoor swimming pool, free continental breakfast and free passes to a local fitness club.

America's Best Value Inn and Suites

America's Best Value Inn and Suites is another hotel located at the SR23/SR95 corridor. This two-story property features wireless Internet access in all 40 guest rooms and serves a complimentary continental breakfast for guests each morning. For other meals, there are several restaurants within one mile of the hotel, including Steve's Dakota Grill, Applebee's and Hong Kong Buffet.

About the Author

Sandy Mitchell is an Ohio-based writer, blogger and editor. She writes for "The Better Drink" and other online publications. Before devoting herself full-time to writing, Mitchell was a travel agent and cruise school instructor for 18 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Bowling Green State University.