Extended Stay America - Columbus - Polaris

8555 Lyra DriveColumbus43240USA
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About Extended Stay America - Columbus - Polaris

Located half-a-mile from Polaris Fashion Place mall in the northern outskirts of Columbus, Ohio, Extended Stay Deluxe Columbus - Polaris is a discount chain hotel occupying a modern low-rise off Interstate 71. Highlights include complimentary Wi-Fi throughout and free parking.

Bright, studio-style rooms with complimentary weekly housekeeping and air-conditioning feature en suite bathrooms, ironing equipment, desks, flat-screen cable TVs and kitchenettes including fridges, stoves and microwaves.

Pets are allowed for a surcharge. Facilities include a fitness room, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, launderette, 24-hour reception and lift. Children can stay free.

There’s a free takeaway breakfast. Eateries situated within half-a-mile include coffee shops and bar-grills plus Mexican, fine dining, Italian and fast food restaurants.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is 20 minutes’ drive from Extended Stay Deluxe Columbus - Polaris as is downtown for the Ohio Statehouse and Nationwide Arena, hosting Columbus Blue Jackets ice hockey games. Ohio State University and the hip Short North neighbourhood are about 15 minutes’ drive away.


8555 Lyra Drive, Columbus, 43240, USA
Telephone: +1 614-431-5522 | Fax: +1 614-431-5533 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking lot
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Popular suburban location near shops and dining

Guests liked the way there plenty of dining options nearby to suit all tastes and budgets. Furthermore, this property in northern Columbus, Ohio was close to a major shopping mall packed with retailers and more places to eat. Motorists loved the proximity of Interstate 71 and said it was a doddle to reach downtown Columbus plus local attractions, sports venues, golf courses, universities and the airport. The ample free parking was another bonus.

Well-kept rooms with kitchenettes won praise

The well-equipped kitchenettes were a hit with those on longer stays because they could easily prepare light meals any time they liked. Moreover, the rooms were often described as pleasant, clean and well-maintained. Guests who were prioritizing affordability often commented that they got good value for money due to the usually competitive room rates for the area.

Customer care was good

Many reviewers spoke highly of the pleasant, professional and helpful members of staff, who offered a warm welcome and seemed happy to ensure guests had a pleasant stay. Animal owners were pleased with the pet-friendly policy.

Negative Reviews

Critics were underwhelmed by free breakfast

Some critics were disappointed by the free grab-and-go breakfast, claiming there were limited food and drink options on the menu.

Cleanliness standards could have been better

Travellers in certain rooms had misgivings about cleanliness standards and claimed they came across problems such as bathrooms that could have been more comprehensively cleaned, lingering smoky smells and food odours. For some critics, the free weekly housekeeping wasn't offered frequently enough.

Mixed views about free Wi-Fi service

Even though the availability of a free Wi-Fi service was a bonus for most guests, some critics claimed the network underperformed. Issues reported included occasionally sluggish network speeds and a signal that was prone to dropping.

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