Airbnb, hotel hybrids open in downtown Columbus

New extended-stay apartment/Airbnb-style concepts have launched in downtown Columbus.

This “professionally-managed travel apartment” company is called Stay Alfred and has two locations in Columbus: 223 E. Town Street and near the 80 On The Commons.

These rooms are intended for business and leisure travelers who are looking for “lifestyle amenities of an upscale apartment building with the quality, consistency and guest support of a hotel,” according to a news release, per Columbus Business First.

“Columbus has a lot to offer our guests,” Jordan Allen, Stay Alfred CEO, said in the release,per Columbus Business First. “From the culinary and craft beer scene to historic German Village to the world famous zoo, we look forward to sharing the city with our guests for many years to come.”


80 East Rich Street Columbus

  • Starts at $65/night
  • Options range from Studio (1-2 guests), 1 Bed/1 Bath (1-3 guests), and 2 Bed/2 Bath (1-5 guests)
  • Amenities: “Your 12-story building includes chic common spaces, ground-floor retail and restaurant options, plus five floors of office/event space for live/work convenience. The 6th-floor terrace features indoor and outdoor lounges, grilling areas and fantastic Columbus Commons views.”
    • Central heating and air conditioning
    • Coffee machine
    • Dining table
    • Dishwasher
    • Free cable
    • Free WiFi
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Free toiletries
    • Kitchenware
    • Linens
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Stovetop
    • Refrigerator
    • Toaster
    • Smart TV
    • Washer and dryer

223 E Town Street Columbus

  • Starts at $70/night
  • Options range from 1 Bed/1 Bath (1-3 guests), and 2 Bed/2 Bath (1-5 guests)
  • Amenities: “Staying fit on the road isn’t easy, but the fitness center is so nice you’ll be compelled to do just that. And, this Stay Alfred community room is so nice you won’t want to leave… but you did pay for your upscale travel apartment, so you might as well check it out.”
    • Community Room
    • Fitness center
    • Dining table
    • Hairdryer
    • Queen-size sleeper sofa
    • Free cable TV and high-speed WIFI
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Dishwasher
    • Coffee machine
    • Full kitchen
    • Central air conditioning

Columbus is the 28th market for Stay Alfred.

You can click here to see more details on the sites.


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