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The Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center is a prestigious, award-winning hotel. Read about our current awards below, and be sure to check back often for news about our Columbus hotel.

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

This year, our hotel was added to the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame. “Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years is a remarkable feat. TripAdvisor is pleased to induct five-time award winners into the ‘Hall of Fame,’” said Marc Charron (President, TripAdvisor for Business). “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on consistently delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive an improvement to hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.” 

The Blackwell Inn has been the #1 rated hotel in Columbus for five years running, thanks to the reviews from our loyal guests. We appreciate all our guests who have taken the time to write reviews on TripAdvisor, and we hope to continue providing four-star service to everyone who walks through our doors.

#1 Hotel in Columbus and #3 Hotel in Ohio by U.S. News & World Report’s for the Best Hotels of 2016 Rankings

U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, recognized The Blackwell Inn as the best hotel in Columbus, and the third best hotel in the state of Ohio.  In its annual evaluation, U.S. News & World Report reviewed hotels that offer high-quality amenities and exceptional experiences. This is the fourth consecutive year The Blackwell Inn has been featured on this exclusive list. The Best Hotels methodology combines a hotel’s industry accolades with expert and guest reviews and hotel class ratings. U.S. News scored luxury hotels, identifying the top 10% in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean with Gold badges and the top 30% within specific markets with Silver badges.

The Blackwell Inn boasts some impressive accolades that certainly led to its selection. It is currently ranked #2 on and has remained at the top of the list for the past five years, surpassing all the branded hotels in Columbus as an independent boutique hotel. The hotel has 16 unique functional meeting spaces, 151 sumptuous guestrooms, and an impressive bistro and lounge. As the only hotel located on the Ohio State University campus, the Blackwell Inn has the prime location being steps away from the “Horseshoe,” home of the 2014 National Champions in football. The Blackwell Inn is a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts.

Eric Adelman, General Manager of the Blackwell Inn, delighted with the news, said “It is always a pleasure to see this type of recognition as our team works so hard to provide luxury service to our guests in this unique on-campus venue.”


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