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Renaissance Columbus Westerville Hotel

Columbus, Ohio

The Columbus Westerville Polaris is a lake house style hotel that captures the attitude of a town that’s always been full of character.

Its location is perfectly suited for exploring the charming and unique surroundings of Westerville. Visit the botanic gardens and relaxed coffee houses, and browse the town’s boutiques, or discover the town’s storied history at the Public Library and Museum, a building once home to the headquarters of the Anti-Saloon League during Prohibition. Thankfully, those days are gone (the county only lifted its dry status in 2006) and you’re more than welcome to wine and dine in the hotel’s cozy restaurant and bar. If you’re craving fresh air, take your drink to our outdoor area, where you can keep warm relaxing by the firepits. 

The amenities

  • Plush Bedding
  • Aveda Bath Amenities
  • Indoor Pool
  • Personal Navigator
  • Walking/Jogging/Bike Path
  • Outdoor Seating with Fire Pit
Full hotel details

Ohio Art Market

Award Winning Art Gallery Featuring All Ohio Artists
Ohio Art Market features a beautifully intriguing selection of Art created by only Ohio Artists. Interestingly the first Artist ever featured, bought the shop within the first year of opening and has now procured the work of 150 local artists, as well as the clothing line of an Ohio Fashion Designer & a plethora of Ohio made items. This inviting shop draws one in from the moment you step inside.
Address:30 N State St., Westerville, 43081
phone:+614 882 1015

Meza Wine Shop

With over 600 options, Meza Wine Shop lets you find the perfect wine every time.
Locally owned Meza Wine Shop is a premier wine shop with an incredible variety of hand-picked wines from around the world. The first wine shop in the former 'dry capital of the world', this friendly space is the perfect place for an evening of wine tasting with several cheese plate options. Pick your favorite wine and carry it home with you.
Address:48 North State Street, Westerville, 43082

Shirley's Popcorn

Old-fashioned popcorn served with a gourmet touch
Walking Uptown State Street you might almost walk past as the front window gives the impression of a movie theater, but that's the idea because the shop was named for beloved small-town theater ticket gal - Shirley. Inside it smells delicious. bright colors and friendly workers make you feel happy and smile inside & out. So many flavors to choose from just sample 'til you find your favorite!
Address:15 N State St, Westerville, 43081
phone:+614 800 4642

The Hanby House

19th-Century home of Bishop William Hanby and his wife Ann, historic abolitionists.
What is now a museum, Hanby House was once a station for the Underground Railroad. The site is acknowledged by the National Park Service Network to Freedom. Hanby House is a must-see for music lovers and history buffs of all ages. It is here that Hanby's son Benjamin composed the famous children's Christmas tune - "Up on the Housetop" among 80 other songs.
Address:160 West Main Street, Westerville, 43081

Cala Luna

Elegant Full-Service Spa with a Hometown Feel
This is the place to go for some serious pampering here in Uptown Westerville. Whether you need a massage (including a Thai Yoga Massage), mani/pedi, hair stylist or full makeover Cala Luna has it all. Treat yourself to some R&R in this beautiful setting with a hometown personable vibe.
Address:20 S State St, Westerville, 43081
phone:+614 901 3118

Pure Roots Boutique+ Gallery

Locally owned boutique featuring handmade Items + a gallery of local artists' work.
Formerly the local musical instrument store, Pure Roots has an amazing eclectic array of local hand-made goods and art. Carrying through a bit of the location's history you might hear a new musician taking lessons in the back while you are browsing around. It's hard to walk out of this place without finding something unexpected you just have to have.
Address:18 Noth State Street, Westerville, 43081

Asterisk Supper Club

Take a delightful step into another time and another place for an unforgettable afternoon tea or suppertime experience
Stepping into Asterisk is like walking through a door and into another world. This one of a kind dining experience is a true Westerville treasure. With all the charm of a storybook, your afternoon tea or supper time is sure to delight all of your senses. The food and drinks definitely live up to the atmosphere. You will love this magical place, Asterisk is a must see.
Address:14 North State Street, Westerville, 43081

The Wine Bistro

Uniquely designed with old-school elegance, this eatery features wines and dishes with a local flavor.
If you're looking for a rustic yet sophisticated atmosphere, The Wine Bistro offers an interesting array of appetizers and entrees. Take an adventure across Europe's white wine flights or wander through California's Red Wine Flights. They offer Gluten Free and Vegetarian options, and the Outdoor Seating is fun and festive.
Address:925 North State Street, Westerville, 43082

The Yoga&Fitness Factory

A wide range of yoga and other fitness classes for people of all ages, levels and interests
The Yoga&Fitness Factory situated on East Broadway Street provides the perfect setting for practising yoga and attaining fitness among like-minded people. Come as you are, Yoga mats, encouragement, and guidance are offered here to all. Christen is an understanding, down-to-earth, instructor- especially if you're a first timer!
Address:223 East Broadway Street, Westerville, 43081

Sapporo Sushi Factory

Family owned sushi restaurant situated in the heart of Westerville
Based on old family recipes, Sapporo Sushi Factory boasts a vast menu. Whether Thai staples or something more adventurous, no matter what you are looking for, you will find it here. They also have a bar menu which includes sake. Take out option is available for those who want to relish delicious food on the go.
Address:732 North State Street, Northridge Crossing, Westerville, 43082
phone:+(614) 895 7575

The Gemma

Local boutique for unique and trendy pieces situated in the heart of Westerville.
In the heart of Uptown Westerville, you'll find this local women's clothing shop. With contemporary on-trend styles, there's always something new and fun to check out. The staff here are friendly and ever ready to help you find the best outfit for all occasions.
Address:43 East College Avenue, Westerville, 43081
phone:+1 614 504 3662

Java Central Coffee and Gallery

Custom Roasted Gourmet Coffee and Espresso, Specialty Drinks and Café with muffins, scones and lunch menu
Truly a local hang out, Java Central is a comfortable space featuring local art with café seating in front, quiet nooks with comfy chairs down the hallway & a great room in the back. Also worth mention the quaint outdoor seating on a lovely shaded brick walkway. Work/play on your laptop on weekdays & enjoy live local music 3 nights a week. Catch the local owners any day as they are always around.
Address:20 South State Street, Westerville, 43081
phone:+614 839 0698

Uptown Deli and Brew

Unique Deli and Brewpub with house craft beer, wine, European style deli food, and spacious patio.
Temperance Row Brewing Company, one of the city's pioneer breweries is today Uptown Deli & Brew. This is the perfect place to take in the local history of Temperance Row Historic District while you enjoy house craft beers. Enjoy their unique dining options including an amazing patio out back, deli-style seating in the front and pub seating in the middle, there's a perfect spot for everyone.
Address:41 North State Street, Westerville, 43081

Hoover Reservoir

Beautiful reservoir, surrounded by the Hoover Dam Recreation Park, Hoover Mudflats, Boardwalk and Hoover Mud Hen Marsh
If you love water then Hoover Reservoir is sure to delight you. There are so many things you can find to do here. Enjoy a memorable sunrise, walk along the dam, jog the paths, watch rowing competitions, rent stand-up paddleboards, enjoy the Mudflats & Boardwalk and check out the bird blind at Mud Hen Marsh. Later, grab a pie at Antonio's Pizza, the view from the patio is stunning.
Address:7001 Sunbury Rd, Westerville, 43081
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NorthStar Cafe

Voted Best of Columbus in Power Lunch, Burger, Brunch, Organic, Vegetarian and many more categories.
If Clean eating is your jam, check out NorthStar Café. Formerly a Japanese Tea Garden built one piece at a time by a WWII vet, the current owners give a nod to the history of the location with a Bonsai shaped fir tree and the original mosaic scene on the outer wall. Fun, Friends and Sunshine are what you find as you enter this lively place with a menu full of tasty, healthy options.
Address:109 South State Street, Westerville, 43081
phone:+614 394 8992

Blue Turtle Tea and Spice at Uptown on Main

Locally Owned Shop with specialty loose leaf teas, spices, local honey and a homemade baking mixes
Lovingly referred to by locals as The Blue Turtle, this is one of Westerville's best-kept secrets. Located on East Main off the beaten path, Uptown on Main offers nearly 100 different Blue Turtle Tea blends along with Blue Turtle spices, local honey, and recipe mixes including the molasses cookie recipe handed down from her grandfather. You'll want to enjoy a cup of tea in the beautiful garden.
Address:64 E Main St, Westerville, 43081
phone:+614 890 2400

De Ja Vu

Stylistic Local Consignment Shop with a touch of class and elegance
With the charm and class of Uptown Westerville, owner, Pam and her husband Michael have renovated this shop with style and elegance. After leaving the corporate world not wanting to 'work for the man' any longer, Pam decided to enliven the local marketplace by keeping this wonderful age-old business a part of the Uptown scene.
Address:11 N State St, Westerville, 43081
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A Gal Named Cinda Lou

Mid-century Modern Fun with original art by the owner,and a record store!
Named after their Great Grandma, Cinda Lou's is an intriguing shop owned by a local family. After retiring, Debbie opened this shop with daughter Julie, a young budding artist. 11yrs later, it is a treasure of mid-century modern fun along with Julie's original works of art. If you want to know about what's happening in Westerville, ask Debbie. Her passion for this community is contagious.
Address:20 North State Street, Westerville, 43081
phone:+614 776 1409
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Inniswood Metro Gardens

Beautiful Gardens, walking trails, wonderful waterways and the peace and quiet of nature
Experiencing the magic of nature at Inniswood Metro Gardens - off the beaten path, nestled on123 acres is wonderful. You will see all kinds of wildlife as you walk the trails and enjoy the waterways, this is truly an enchanting place to relax & explore. The children's garden is incredible and you will be amazed at the various themed gardens during your outdoor adventure in this garden.
Address:940 South Hempstead Road, Westerville, 43081


Lively, group friendly Cucina with a cozy bar dishing up pies, pasta, stromboli, and Sicilian classics
Family owned Italian Restaurant serving Pies, Pasta, stromboli, Sicilian Classics and Grotto Bar. Gluten Free (Pizza and Pasta) and Vegetarian options. Enjoy Live Music Friday and Saturday Nights as well as Bocce Ball.
Address:6030 Chandler Court, Westerville, 43082

Schneiders Bakery

Delicious pastries, pies, cakes, doughnuts and bread handmade fresh daily
Schneider's Bakers is Uptown Westerville's own award-winning bakery. Mornings starting at 1:30 am Tuesday - Saturday locals line up to get their hot fresh bakery favorites. Locally owned by a hometown ballplayer who returned to Uptown, the original atmosphere remains while offering higher-end options as well. Don't miss out on the apple fritter, a popular, delicious treat.
Address:6 S State St, Westerville, 43082
phone:+614 882 6611

Polaris Fashion Place

Shop at your favorite stores, dine at one of many restaurants, or enjoy entertainment.
Visit this two-level mall that houses 200 stores and1,500,000 square feet of retail space. This mall features 8 anchor stores which include: H&M, JCPenney, Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sears, Von Maur, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Field & Stream. Enjoy the food court or stop by the many restaurants surrounding the mall. You can also visit the Cinemark 18 and XD Movie theater or listen to live music.
Address:1550 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, 43240
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