FAQ on conference housing
OSBA has secured large blocks of rooms at 12 downtown Columbus hotels. Four hotels have access directly to the convention center: the Hilton, Hyatt Regency, Drury and Crown Plaza, plus a fifth hotel — the Hampton Inn — is across the street without a connector. If one of these hotels is your top choice, we cannot guarantee that you will get a room there. All hotels in the housing block are within eight blocks of the convention center. OSBA provides free shuttles for attendees to use to travel to and from the hotels to the convention center during the conference.
It’s based on room availability in the hotels and the history of conference attendees using the rooms that are available in the blocks. The more rooms that are used, the more that will remain in the housing blocks. If rooms are unused, they could be removed from the blocks in future years.
You can’t use your points to reserve a room, but you will earn points for your stay.
Unfortunately, it’s impossible for us to guarantee all 9,300 attendees their first hotel room of choice.
OSBA looks for hotels with close proximity to the convention center that have room rates under $200 per night.
OSBA is offering free webinars on Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., to guide members through the housing process. Go step-by-step through the process with an OSBA staff member who can answer your questions on the process. Can’t attend? The webinars will be recorded and available the following week.
To lessen attrition and encourage attendees to only reserve the rooms they know they will use.
View a list of tips to simplify the housing process.
Check out this infographic of housing by the numbers.