Hotels Near Urbana, Ohio

by Mark Heidelberger Google

The small town of Urbana, Ohio, home to Urbana University, offers limited mom-and-pop-type accommodations. A number of nationally known hotels can be found in the Springfield area, just a short drive from Urbana. All of these properties are priced competitively since they are not near major metropolitan areas or resort districts.

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Country Hearth Inn Urbana Hotel

The Country Hearth Inn Urbana Hotel is close to several local points of interest, including the Ohio Caverns, Kiser Lake and Fairgrounds, Society Museum and Urbana Airport. All guests are invited to enjoy free car and truck parking, property-wide Wi-Fi access and a complimentary continental breakfast served daily in the common kitchen area. Business travelers have access to a conference room and fax service. For lunch and dinner, restaurants like Catfish Jones and Robert's On Miami are close by. Guests choose between rooms with two full-sized beds, one queen, or a suite with a king bed and whirlpool tub. Some rooms come with a microwave and mini-fridge.

Logan Lodge Motel

The Logan Lodge Motel is conveniently located near Interstate 70 and area attractions like Splash Zone Waterpark, Shady Bowl Speedway, the Johnny Appleseed Museum and the Logan County Fairgrounds. Outdoorsy types can kick up some powder at the nearby Mad River Mountain Ski Resort or get back to nature in the Mad River Wilderness Area. Guests have the use of a small meeting room, free copy service and ample outdoor parking for including buses and RVs. Several dining options, including Blue Heron Coffee and the Vintage Roadside Cafe, are just a short drive away. Spacious guest rooms feature ultra-plush bedding, cable television and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. Well-behaved pets are welcome for an extra charge.

Courtyard Springfield Downtown

The AAA-rated Three-Diamond Courtyard Springfield Downtown sits about 20 minutes east of Urbana, offering easy access to Wittenberg University, the Springfield Museum of Art and the Frank Lloyd Wright-Westcott House. Amenities include an on-site ATM, guest laundry, valet dry cleaning, express check-out and safety deposit boxes at the front desk. Corporate travelers have access to a range of secretarial services, while on-site recreation includes an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and fitness room. Guests dine in the on-site bistro that features a constantly changing menu and offers room service. All accommodations are furnished with custom mattresses and comforters, large work desks with ergonomic chairs, pay-per-view movies and two-line speaker phones with voice mail capability.

Comfort Inn

The 76-room Comfort Inn of Bellefontaine just off Highway 68 is about 25 minutes north of Urbana, with a number of nearby attractions including Indian Lake, Piatt Castles and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Cherokee Hills and Liberty Hills golf courses are just a few miles away. The property features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool with sundeck, fitness center, pool table, free newspapers in the lobby and a courtesy shuttle that provides transportation within the local area. Guests are treated to a light breakfast buffet; the lounge and bar on the lobby level is ideal for evening nightcaps. Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available, as are handicapped accessible accommodations, all with individual climate controls and generous work areas. Rooms with whirlpool tubs are available upon request.

About the Author

Mark Heidelberger has been writing for more than 22 years, from articles and short stories to novels and screenplays. He is a consummate foodie, loves to travel and has run several businesses, all of which influence his work. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA.