Hotel LeVeque in Columbus, Ohio
Join me on a virtual tour of the gorgeous luxury boutique Hotel LeVeque in Columbus, Ohio.
Even though I love to travel, I’ve never been one who feels inclined to treat myself when it comes to the hotel.
As far as the rest of the vacation, yes I’ll reserve fancy meals out, see shows, and do a little shopping, but when it came to the hotel, I always felt it was just a place to sleep. Sure, I always wanted to stay somewhere clean and nice, but luxury hotels are not my norm.
Well, my recent stay at Hotel Leveque in Columbus, Ohio may have ruined me.
(It’s okay, I definitely forgive them).
Staying at this hotel was an experience in and of itself, and now I see how a fabulous hotel can add so much to a trip.
I mentioned in my last Life Lately that I was traveling to Columbus, Ohio for a food blogger retreat, and Hotel LeVeque was our home away from home during the trip.
I don’t know if I’ve ever said the word ‘posh’ before, but it’s the first word that comes to mind when you step inside the lobby.
Hotel Leveque is designed from floor to ceiling, with a mix of marbled stones, golds, grays, and a glamorous celestial theme, and no detail is left unnoticed.
They really carry these details out to every part of the experience, which I’ll talk more about later. I was totally gaga over the place.
Hotel LeVeque is housed in the LeVeque tower in downtown Columbus, which was built in 1927 and at the time, was the 5th tallest building in the world.
The building has changed hands several times over the years, but was recently renovated and reopened this year. The tower now houses Hotel LeVeque, and will also have condos and office space.
Staying at the hotel, even though much of it is shiny and brand new, you still feel the history of the building. By the elevators of every floor, you can still see the old US Mail chutes they used back in the day!
The hospitality game at Hotel LeVeque is strong.
The staff are all incredibly friendly, and I really appreciated the little things they did to make me feel comfortable. For example, often times when I came back to the hotel after being out, they asked me if I’d like a bottle of water.
There is also complimentary bottled water in the room, which I appreciated.
My favorite touch of hospitality though? The turn-down service!
In the evening when you arrive back to your room, you’ll find two celestial-painted chocolates (which were absolutely delicious, artisanal-level chocolates) and a star projector machine, which displays the night sky up on the ceiling of your room so you can “fall asleep under the stars.” So fun!
When my blogger friends and I arrived to the hotel, the first thing we noticed were how our rooms were all different!
(Actually, that’s not true. The first thing we noticed was how enormous the showers are, but I’ll come back to that in a second).
Hotel LeVeque has many different room setups with unique designs, and I kind of want to go back and stay in each one. I think it’s a nice touch when there’s variety to the rooms. Each one has their own character.
Despite all the difference, one thing that’s standard across the board is they’re all spacious, with homey touches like plush white robes in the closet, plenty of clean towels, and complimentary bottled water.
The bathroom is also twice the size of the one in my house!
And look at this shower. I felt like I could spend all day every day in there. It’s huge!
I also like that there’s a separate toilet area that can be closed with a door:
I almost never take the toiletries home when I stay in a hotel, but I couldn’t leave Hotel LeVeque’s toiletries behind.
The line is custom-made for Hotel LeVeque by Cliff Original, a local Columbus company, and has all the scents I love.
Bergamot + lavender?
The hotel also has employee outfits designed by a Columbus fashion designer, and a custom scent created by The Candle Lab, which is a neat store in the Short North where you can create your own candles. All the little details make the hotel feel very special!
The hotel is located downtown, right by the Scioto river. I went for a walk on the last day to check it out, and the river area is one of the most beautifully landscaped walking areas I’ve ever seen. I wish I had more time to spend there!
The hotel is also walkable to the North Market and the Short North, which are two of my favorite spots in Columbus (and I will share more about in an upcoming post). Overall, the location is fantastic.
I’ll be back with more!
I hope you enjoyed this little tour, and if you have a trip planned to Columbus, Ohio, Hotel LeVeque a beautiful place to stay. I recommend it a million times over!
Happy travels, and I’ll be back soon with a food recap from my trip to Columbus.
For more information on the hotel, here’s their website: Autograph Collection Hotels – Hotel LeVeque