BEST WESTERN Columbus
3443 Macon Road, Columbus, GA 31907-2527
Phone: 706-568-3300 | Fax: 706/563-2388 | 82 Rooms
Check Out Time: 11:00 AM | Check In: 3:00 PM | Online Reservations
Welcome to BEST WESTERN Columbus!
At our Columbus, GA hotel Southern hospitality is revered, and each of our staff members make sure you feel like part of the family.
Your Fort Benning hotel has everything you need for a fantastic stay. When looking for hotels near CSU, you deserve a fantastic location, value and service. Whether you’re here for graduation weekend, a visiting faculty member here for the semester or in the region for a vacation, location matters. Columbus State University is a short drive away, and many of our guests are here for events at the campus.
Hotels in Columbus, GA are also close to many other top attractions. Whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee is always popular, and shopping at Peachtree Mall can’t be missed. The Woodruff Farm Soccer Complex always has something exciting happening, while the Columbus Trade Center is a must for travelers looking for something a little different.
Stop by the Columbus Civic Center for one of many events happening year-round, or take in a South Commons softball game. Our Columbus, GA hotel's staff is always on hand to provide tips and recommendations. From fine dining and shopping to sightseeing adventures and tours, there’s more than one way to discover the city.
If you’re here on business, many of the biggest companies are a short drive from our Columbus hotel. Some of our regular guests are employees of Aflac, Synovus and Tsys, or are here for business with Fort Benning. We’re proud to host service men and women, and business travelers especially enjoy the luxurious bedding in each guest room. All rooms are quiet, spacious and cool making it easy to relax, finish up a report or prepare for an early morning meeting. Can we do anything to make your stay even better? Just ask and we’ll go above and beyond to deliver.
Reserve a room at BEST WESTERN Columbus right now and get ready for a terrific trip! Enjoy your stay.
Hotel Amenities & Services
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Complimentary continental breakfast choice of breads, cereal, fruit, eggs, yogurt, juice, coffee, and hot items. Served daily 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
- Outdoor pool
- Complimentary breakfast
- Fax services
- Photocopy services
- Safe deposit box
- 24-hour front desk
- Ice/vending machines
- Free parking
- Exterior corridor
- Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
- Free wireless Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
- Late check out, not guaranteed, additional charges apply
- Complimentary newspaper
- Picnic table and grill
BEST WESTERN Columbus
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BEST WESTERN Columbus
Conveniently located, the best western columbus in Columbus, Georgia is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:
Longitude: 32.484435 / Latitude: -84.939235
Driving Directions to Hotel
From: Interstate 185 South. Turn left onto Macon Road at Exit 6 and continue to first traffic light. Make a U-turn to the left at first traffic light. Turn right into the drive immediately past Waffle House to the BEST WESTERN Columbus.
From: Interstate 185 North. Turn right onto Macon Road at Exit 6 and continue to first traffic light. Make a U-turn to the left at first traffic light. Turn right into the drive immediately past Waffle House to the BEST WESTERN Columbus.
From: Atlanta. From Atlanta take Interstate 85 South to Interstate 185 South to Columbus (approximately 100 miles). In Columbus, turn left onto Macon Road at Exit 6 and continue to first traffic light. Make a U-turn to the left at first traffic light. Turn right into the drive immediately past Waffle House to the BEST WESTERN Columbus.
From: Montgomery, AL. From Montgomery, AL, take Interstate 85 North to Auburn - Opelika, AL. From Auburn - Opelika, take Exit 62 (US 431 North) to Phenix City, AL (approximately 27 miles). From Phenix City, turn left onto US Hwy 80 East to Columbus, GA. From US Hwy 80 East, take Exit 4 onto Interstate 185 South towards Fort Benning, GA. From Interstate 185 South, turn left onto Macon Road at Exit 6 and continue to first traffic light. Make a U-turn to the left at first traffic light. Turn right into the drive immediately past Waffle House to the BEST WESTERN Columbus.
From: Birmingham, AL. From Birmingham, take US Hwy 280 West to Auburn - Opelika, AL (approximately 100 miles). From Auburn - Opelika, take Exit 62 (US 431 North) to Phenix City, AL (approximately 27 miles). From Phenix City, turn left onto US Hwy 80 East to Columbus. From US Hwy 80 East, take Exit 4 onto Interstate 185 South towards Ft. Benning. From Interstate 185 South, turn left onto Macon Road at Exit 6 and continue to first traffic light. Make a U-turn to the left at first traffic light. Turn right into the drive immediately past Waffle House to the BEST WESTERN Columbus.
BEST WESTERN Columbus
We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.
Most Popular Area Attractions
Put your learning cap on and head for the Coca-Cola Space Science Center on your next visit to Columbus in central Georgia. Just a short walk south from the Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center, and set virtually on eastern shore of the Chattahoochee River, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center is an ideal way to spend the afternoon on your stay in Columbus – whether you're traveling with the kids or if you're solo on a business trip.
Opened in 1996, the CCSSC is a division of Columbus State University, seeking to enlighten the public on space science, astronomy and physics. Plan your visit to the CCSSC and check out the Mead Observatory, the Challenger Center, or the Omnisphere Theater. Be sure to take note – the CCSSC is closed on Sundays throughout the year. Since it's opening, the CCSSC has grown in popularity, becoming a highlight of the area – more than 10,000 people visit on a yearly basis.
Georgia’s fourth busiest airport, Columbus Airport (CSG) serves the city of Columbus in central Georgia. Formerly the Columbus Metropolitan Airport, CSG is a public-use airpark owned by the Columbus Airport Commission.
Covering 680 acres and encompassing two runways, CSG is serviced by two passenger carriers: Delta Air Lines and American Eagle. A primary commercial service airport, CSG is set in Muscogee County.
On your next trip into central Georgia, head for Columbus, near the border, and check out Columbus State University. Open to the public, Columbus State University was founded in 1958 as Columbus College, and it features a sprawling urban campus of 132 acres. Students at Columbus State University choose from a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs.
Your visit to the campus of Columbus State University should be met with with a visit to the T.Y. Whitley Clock Tower, one of the school's most iconic landmarks. During the fall check out the CSU Cougars men's and women's basketball teams compete, and if you visit during the spring or early summer, don't miss out on exciting CSU Cougars baseball games. The CSU Cougars baseball teams plays all home games at Charles F. Ragsdale Field.
Built and in use since 1918, Fort Benning is an iconic and important U.S. Military complex found in Columbus. Make your way into west-central Georgia and check out this impressive site. The entirety of Fort Benning stretches across 182,000 acres, some parts crossing over into Alabama.
In 2005, Fort Benning became an official Maneuver Center of Excellence, and is home to the U.S. Army Armor School, the U.S. Army Infantry School, and many more programs. Within Fort Benning there are four unique posts – Kelley Hill, Sand Hill, Main Post, and Harmony Church. During your visit to Fort Benning, be sure to tour the National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center.
Columbus State University is one of the premier schools found in central Georgia. Make plans to visit the Peach State and check out the CSU campus just northeast of downtown Columbus. As you explore the campus and the surrounding area, be sure to check out the Frank G. Lumpkin, Jr. Center.
The Frank G. Lumpkin, Jr. Center is the place to be for exciting college sports action – the venue is home to the CSU men's and women's basketball teams, and the CSU volleyball team. For basketball games, the seating at the Lumpkin Center is 4,500, and it was named after a local resident and long-time supporter of CSU athletics.
Travel to Georgia and bring your clubs. Situated in Columbus, Godwin Creek Golf Course provides nine holes of southern charm all their own. The 1,550-yard course features a par of 30 and provides a wealth of outstanding, central Georgian scenery among the hustle and bustle of the city.
The course was opened in 2000 and has been delighting visiting golfers and locals alike since. You can play a quick nine, or go through twice for a full 18. Book your tee time today and find out why Godwin Golf Course is one of the highest rated courses in Columbus.
The National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus features a full scale representation of the USS Water Witch plus the CSS Ablemarle, a famous Confederate Ironclad ship. Stroll through the museum to view the ship exhibits, flag collection, weapons collection from the Union and Confederate navies, interactive exhibits, uniforms and artifacts.
Check out the Confederate ironclad ship simulator to experience 19th century naval combat. The museum also hosts several special events year round including the spring RiverBlast! and the fall Southern Pirate Festival. Best Western hotels offer convenient lodging a few minutes north of the museum in Columbus. Enjoy your time visiting Central Georgia.
One of the most popular destinations for visitors in the Columbus area is the National Infantry Museum. As you explore the western section of central Georgia, plan a stay in Columbus and some time spent at the National Infantry Museum. You'll find the museum just outside of Fort Benning. Established in 2009 and totaling 190,000 square feet, the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center (it's full name) seeks to preserve and educate on the history of the American infantryman.
With exhibits and displays detailing the origins of infantrymen from modern day conflicts like those of Afghanistan and Iraq, to some of the very first like those in the American Revolution, the National Infantry Museum makes for a stoic and education experience. You'll want to check out the Patriot Park IMAX Theatre, EST2000 Rifle Range, and the Memorial Walk of Honor – all ideal ways to experience the National Infantry Museum.
Shoot for par in Georgia. Head for the Oxford Creek Golf Course, located in Columbus, is truly a unique, charming course that’ll surely delight golfers with any skill level. Situated on the banks of the Cattahoochee River, the course gets its namesake from the numerous oxbows found along the river.
Book a tee time today and shoot for par while navigating the hazards and bunkers abounds. Enjoy a nine-hole round of golf and be sure to take in the Oxbow Meadows and central Georgia scenery as well – you won’t regret it.
Once you're all set to explore Columbus in central Georgia, be sure to visit Peachtree Mall. An ideal way to spend an afternoon in Columbus, Peachtree Mall is a massive 821,000 square feet of retail space, and is one of only two major malls in the Columbus area. Opened in 1975, Peachtree Mall features 108 stores, offering a wide range of products and services. There are two floors at Peachtree Mall.
Some patrons at Peachtree Mall will drive in from nearby Warm Springs in search of the best deal on whatever it is they might be shopping for. Peachtree Mall, along with all the shopping, also features some entertainment.
Be sure to catch a flick at the Carmike Peachtree 8, head for the Children's Play Area near the Macy's Court, or for those visiting during the holidays, have the kids get their picture taken with Santa starting November 15 and running through to Christmas Eve.
Appreciating art is, itself, an art form, some might say. Find your way to The Columbus Museum and explore the art and artifacts in exhibits across the 89,000 square feet of real estate. As you plan your next visit to Columbus and central Georgia, don't skip over The Columbus Museum.
Established in 1953, The Columbus Museum features a unilateral focus on regional history and American art spread across a variety of permanent and rotating displays, including education programs.
The Columbus Museum is built around a 1912 Mediterranean Revival house in the Wynnton neighborhood. You'll find a large collection of artifacts and art displays illustrating the history of life in the Lower Chattahoochee River Valley.
The Columbus Museum is open every day of the week but Monday and offers self-guided tours and guided, for larger groups. The kids will enjoy the Animal Scavenger Hunt, and be sure to check out the exhibit, "Robert Henri and His Students."
Get in touch with your wild side in Georgia. The Wild Animal Safari allows visitors to feed a giraffe, get up close to an American Bison, or view Nilgai, Rhea, Black Buck Antelope, and North American Elk. Whether in your own vehicle, renting the park's Zebra Van, or on a tour bus, driving through the park's 200 ares is quite an experience.
On a stroll through the Walk-About, you'll see alligators, primates, wolves, bears and hyenas and even Ligers (half lion/half tiger). Exotic animals from six continents live in the Wild Animal Safari.
Spend a day learning about the animals and enjoying an up close view of them. The "slobber towel" - available in the gift shop - is a fun keepsake of the visit. Warm Springs and in Lagrange are both minutes away from the Wild Animal Safari, offering excellent accommodations for central Georgia travelers.
More Area Attractions & Services
- 2 mile(s) from AFLAC
- 4 mile(s) from St. Francis Hospital
- 5 mile(s) from Woodruff Soccer Complex
- 5 mile(s) from RiverCenter, The Columbus River Center for the Performing Arts
- 6 mile(s) from United States Infantry Museum
- 6 mile(s) from Fort Benning
- 7 mile(s) from Springer Opera House
- 8 mile(s) from Chattahoochee Riverwalk
- 8 mile(s) from Columbus Trade Center
- 8 mile(s) from Hughston Sports Clinic
- 8 mile(s) from Total System
- 10 mile(s) from South Commons Softball Complex
- 30 mile(s) from Callaway Gardens
- 2 mile(s) from Peachtree Mall
Local Area Recreation Opportunities
- Outdoor pool
- 4 mile(s) from White Water Express, whitewater rafting
- Adjacent to Viva El Toro, bar/lounge, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Also has lunch buffet 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Adjacent to Waffle House, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 24-hours
- Across the street from Longhorn Steakhouse, full service, steak house, open for: lunch, dinner
- 0.01 mile(s) from McDonalds®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- 0.01 mile(s) from Burger King, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- 0.01 mile(s) from Captain D's, fast food, seafood, open for: lunch, dinner, daily from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- 0.02 mile(s) from Country's BBQ, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, daily from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
BEST WESTERN Columbus
Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Columbus. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.
Local Events Worth Considering:
During your summer visit to Macon, be sure to enjoy a night at the theatre. From May 27th through June 4th, catch the romantic comedy Sabrina Fair. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $15 for students.
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