Our Columbus hotels make the ideal base for exploring this picturesque river town in Georgia with a vivid Civil War past and quintessential Southern charm.
Start your tour of the city's historic sights at Heritage Park, lined with old cotton warehouses that once bustled with the business of the cotton trade. Stay at our hotels in Columbus, Georgia to be near the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus. You can set aside an hour or two to tour the 40,000-square-foot facility, which exhibits the wrecks of two Confederate warships as well as Civil War uniforms and officers' swords-even exploded cannonballs. Columbus is also the town where pharmacist John Pemberton devised the formula for Coca-Cola in 1886. The Pemberton Pharmacy is no more, but you can see the pharmacist's former house and other historic homes on the daily Heritage Corner Tour.
Our Columbus hotels are never far from the flavors of classic Southern cooking, served up in the city's restaurants and bars. Look for such regional favorites as chicken and dumplings, rice and peas, and fried green tomatoes. Work off all that down-home dining with a stroll along scenic RiverWalk, a 15-mile park nestled on the granite banks of the gently rolling Chattahoochee River.
The Civil War isn't the only era represented in Columbus. From your Columbus hotel, take a trip back to the 20th century at the Lunchbox Museum, which has the largest collection of vintage lunchboxes on the planet. It's a journey into American pop culture, circa 1950 to 1980, where media favorites like Hopalong Cassidy and Charlie's Angels are immortalized on rusty metal boxes.
Book a stay at our Holiday Inn Express® Columbus hotels in Georgia, where you don't have to be a history buff to appreciate the city's rich cache of antebellum artifacts and Civil War attractions.
Latest Columbus Hotel Reviews
Candlewood Suites Columbus Fort Benning
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus-Fort Benning
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phenix City-Ft.Benning Area
I could not have asked for a more comfortable stay. Everything from the room to the staff exceeded my expectations.[Less]
Great place to stay away from home
By Bob bob twoo
The room was clean, it was inviting and comfortable to stay in love having my own kitchen . It's a home away from home[Less]
Friendly staff and overall value for the money, hotel was nice and clean overall appearance was great and had a mini kitchen and full-size refrigerator in the room[Less]
Room was clean, very Comfortable.
My entire stay was excellent. The entire staff was professional and friendly. The breakfast was excellent. The fitness room was clean along with the pool area. The Internet was highspeed. I will[More] stay at this hotel when in the area. I will recommend this hotel to all my family and friends. Please once again thank the staff for enjoyable stay.[Less]
Excellent but noisy hallways
Clean hotel with responsive staff. I guess the doors are thin or something, because everything was great except each person that was talking in the hallways seemed to echo into the room more so than[More] I remember at most other hotels that are at this level.[Less]
IHG Fort Benning, GA
Great Experience for me but limiting for the short woman with me. We need to make sure short people can get up on the bed.
Otherwise, a real nice experience.[Less]
Comfortable and good location
The suite was comfortable and clean. There was a large variety of channels to choose from on the TV. The breakfast was not up to other Holiday Inn Express items but was adequate.[Less]
I like seeing familiar staff when I visit this area. They seem to remember me. I stayed last weekend too with my best friend. It's like our home away from home.
I'm even finding that I know how[More] to travel around this area better. So this would be a factor in choosing to stay again.[Less]
Always feel welcomed when we stay here. Staff is very friendly. The renovation are great, however you can still smell the paint. That's not unusual. The bed was a little hard for me, but my husband[More] and grandson had no problem sleeping.[Less]