Our trip to Experience Columbus, Ohio has begun, as you can see we are super close to arriving and then we find it: East Gay Street and The Residence Inn, Downtown Columbus! We are ready to visit the Residence Inn, The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium , COSI, The Columbus Brewing Company and Max & Erma’s, but are they ready for us? Lavishly live a mini trip to Columbus, Ohio out loud as I share our adventures in travel.
The Residence Inn
After several hours in the car, the sound of elation reached its peak as I pulled up into the Valet section for parking at the Residence Inn. We were met, greeted and unloaded by the Valet service and we quickly went inside as it was quite a brisk night!
Here is a look at E. Gay Street, and our entrance. I have never been more happy to stop driving, as the weather had not been so kind and poured down rain the entire ride, uggg! The street banners were the indication that We MADE IT and you can see from the elation in the kid’s face, they were out of the car and free to walk around!
Once out, and into the front desk, we were greeted by one of the most kind and helpful people ever: Ashley. She actually had studied my blog, knew my daughter required special meals and the vehicle we were driving! I have a fan(yeah)! Ashley had everything set for us, including, places we could eat for Kallie and where we might want to visit! Very helpful and so kind, thank you— Woot Woot! The entrance is magnificent and the establishment is amazing, did you know that this is the Buckeye Building? It is quite the piece of history here in Columbus, Ohio and much of the building has been left in tact, while being used as The Residence Inn.
The Charm of An Upscale Establishment Yet So Comfortable~ The Residence Inn
We headed on up to our room and of course the kids just had to be kids– you can see his sister is a little bit more than annoyed with her little brother being a ‘goof’ but I was just kind of laughing when I saw the picture. As a mom, there is nothing more gratifying than when kids know they can still be kids, without being ‘bad’ and The Residence Inn allows this to happen as this photo so perfectly captured!
I will give you a more detailed look at the architecture of the building later, but there is a lot of history in this building from the 44 Foot lobby ceiling to the Tennessee marble floors. The Buckeye Building was the Buckeye Federal Savings and Loan Association from 927 to 1990. The vault in the dining area is part of the former bank and many of the signs which I will show you are from it’s days long ago, making it unique in character, and something to marvel at when you walk in! Concord Hospitality purchased this building in 2004 and turned it into a Residence Inn by Marriott.(History provided by Ashley and a little sheet bio written up, thank you)
It is local to COSI, and the Historic German Village, which I will be spending a great deal of time in dining, so stay tuned! We took a walk tonight outside, the area is beautiful with a few great places to dine directly across the street. If you want a closer look at our room, take a look at my Instagram Video Here
Our room offer 2 separate sleeping quarters, an eating area, 2 bathrooms and a common sitting zone. This is the perfect set up for a Hockey mom and family! Now it’s off to bed, as we have to get up for our delicious Residence Inn Breakfast that is included with every stay– don’t worry, since you can’t be here, I will share some photos with you to let you Experience The great start!
Have a great night! Lavishly live your next trip out loud when you stay at a The Residence Inn by Marriott! I am super proud to be an Mom Ambassador for the Residence Inn Marriott! Can’t wait to share more of this wonderful location with you tomorrow! ~Dana