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2018 OSU Home Football Weekend Guestroom Lottery

Due to the high volume of reservation requests for Ohio State Home Football Game weekends, The Blackwell Inn will hold a lottery for overnight accommodations. 

Simply complete the online registration prior to July 20, 2018 at 11:59pm to enter into the lottery for the 2018 OSU Home Football Game weekends. 

All applications submitted during this time frame will have equal access for selection.  Only requests received  after July 20, 2018 will NOT be included in the initial lottery and will be placed on our waitlist.  Any duplicate entries will be removed.   Guests calling in for reservations will be asked to complete the online form to ensure fairness and consistency in the process.  There is no advantage to early registration as all names are entered into a random lottery for the reservation selection. 

On Monday, July 23, 2018, names will be randomly selected from the lottery registration for reservations.  Those guest names selected can expect to receive a call from our reservations department starting Tuesday, July 24, 2018 to confirm their reservation.  If an individual does not answer, we will leave a voice message and the guest will have 24 hours to return our call to confirm their reservation.  After that time, the request will go on our waitlist and we will move forward with the next guest.  All calls will be made no later than Wednesday, August 1, 2018. 

The 2018 OSU Football weekend rate is $319 per evening, for a room with one king bed.  This rate excludes taxes and valet parking.   Suites are available and start at $379 per evening, plus taxes and valet parking.  All reservations require a two night minimum stay of Friday and Saturday evenings.  ** Please note, rooms with two queen beds are not available at this time for any of the home game weekend.  Reservations are non-refundable at the time of the booking and an advanced deposit will be required of two night's room and tax. 

Once the hotel is fully committed, all remaining reservation requests will be placed on our waitlist, which is managed throughout the season.  All waitlisted guests will receive an email notification from our reservations department confirming this status.  

Please note, rooms are not intended for resale and may not be transferred without proper notification to and approval from the hotel.  If making a reservation on someone’s behalf, please include contact details of the person staying in the room.  The Blackwell Inn has the right to cancel any reservation that is transferred or resold inappropriately, including the sale of a room above booked value, and any deposits will be forfeited.