Harrison House Bed & Breakfast

313 W 5th Ave , Columbus, OH 43201-3111 USA (Show map)


Welcome to HARRISON HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST, a historic inn where you will experience a unique ambiance for rest and relaxation. HARRISON HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST, located in Columbus' Victorian Village, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Inn is located at 313 W 5th Avenue, in a neighborhood where tree-lined streets and parks beckon guests to the outdoors. The Inn’s lodging accommodations have the charm of an era gone-by with all the comforts and conveniences of modern times. Throughout the Inn, you will find an interesting mix of authentic antiques and eclectic decorations. In addition to plush furnishings, enjoy complementary snacks and beverages, freshly baked treats from the kitchen and, a full gourmet breakfast! Our guest parlor is a comfortable setting for visiting or reading a favorite book. Relax on the front porch with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening. We offer free on-site parking and wireless Internet service throughout the Inn. HARRISON HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST is ½ mile south of The Ohio State University, ½ mile west of The Short North Arts District, 2 miles north of Downtown Columbus and 15 minutes from Port Columbus International Airport. We invite you to experience the comfort of HARRISON HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST, your “home away from home” during your visit to Columbus. Whether on business or vacation, you'll arrive as a guest and leave as our friend!



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.7


4.6 on October 15, 2016

Attention to detail Delightful host Will recommend

Great Place for Out-of-Town OSU Fans

4.6 on October 11, 2016

This beautiful home is walking distance to OSU campus with plenty of private parking for guests. We having been staying at Harrison House for years during our annual trips to see the Buckeyes. Lynn is a gracious, fun hostess who provides well for her guests without hovering. The breakfasts are delicious! Harrison House is our Columbus home. Ron, Linda and Mark

Great place to stay

5 on September 26, 2016

We were made to feel like welcome guests and were treated well. Excellent breakfast. Convenient location. Lovely rooms.

convenient and charming

4.8 on September 19, 2016

We loved this quaint old home and the innkeeper was fun and helpful and it was close to our area of interest: The James cancer center and the Short North.

Great place to stay

4.8 on September 14, 2016

Charming home with an elegant dining room and cozy parlor in a comfortable neighborhood. Our room and private bath were well appointed, neat, and clean. Very convenient parking with easy access to The Ohio State University. Lynn is a gracious and caring host with attention to detail and a genuine interest in providing the best experience for her guests. Al

Super great visit to Columbus

5 on September 01, 2016

I'm so glad we found Harrison House and met the owner/innkeeper Lynn. We had a quick 2-day get away and this was the perfect place to relax and visit the city. Lynn is such an enjoyable person and really loves being a great host. Had a lovely visit -- hope to see Lynn again sometime. Debbie & Greg

Innkeeper Response
Debbie & Greg, I'm glad you found Harrison House too! What a pleasure having you as guests and definitely learned a lot during our breakfast chats. Do hope to see you again or maybe I'll take a day off and visit you sometime. Wishing you a busy season! Cheers! Lynn

Beautiful Vicotorian house with very nice host

4.8 on August 21, 2016

In a nice and quite neighborhood this Victorian house is a wonderful retreat for relaxing and sleeping. Room No 1 is a large room with a comfortable queen bed, large closet in an extra room with desk and bathroom with a tub. The decoration of the house is very nice with a lot of original pieces. Breakfast is outstanding with fresh fruits and homemade joghurt followed by a hot dish which varied every morning. Very delicious are the own raised tomatoes and grilled avocados. There is a parkinglot next to the house but public transportation is also very easy to access because there are three bus lines running almost direct in front of the house. And Lynn was always very helpful with information about sightseeing and dining. Booking and the correspondance before my arrival was very easy and always very fast. I`m really sorry that I was so busy during my visit. I would have loved to spent more time in the house. And thank you very much for taking me to the blue grass on the last evening!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the great review...from an outstanding guest! I loved your visit, and I too wish that you hadn't been so busy and we could have spent more time chatting. The bluegrass evening was indeed a fun time. Maybe you will find your way to Columbus again for another conference! Cheers! Lynn

Great B&B!

5 on August 10, 2016

We had a great stay and Lynn was awesome! I love staying in B&Bs because they feel like an extension of home. Harrison House was just that. Everything was perfect from reservations, check in, the room, breakfast, to check out. My only regret was not being able to stay longer. If you are looking for a great place to stay in downtown Columbus, look no further!

Home away from home

4.8 on August 05, 2016

My husband and I love visiting the Harrison House. Lynn is so welcoming. She truly makes it feel like a home away from home. We cannot wait to visit again. The house is beautiful with lots of character and the breakfast is excellent. We look forward to visiting again very soon!

Overnight Stay

3.0 on June 07, 2016

Our stay at the Harrison House was pleasant. We did not spend much time there, but the bedroom and bathroom were clean and well decorated. We slept soundly without interruption. The breakfast was delightful. Lynn was a gracious host. I recommend the Harrison House to anyone traveling to Columbus.

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Rooms & Rates

Room #1

Located on second floor. Large "suite" with queen bed and twin daybed. Accommodates 1-3 guests. Rates depend on number of guests. Large private bathroom with tub/shower combo. Dressing area with built-in desk and large closet. Overlooks front of house with bay window area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $139 - $175

Room #3

Located on second floor. Lovely room with no view! Very quiet. Large bathroom with tub/shower combo.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $175

Room #4

Located on second floor. Large room with beautiful carved antique bed. Sitting area with loveseat. Overlooks back gardens. Also available is an additional room with full size bed across hall. Room #5 can be rented for additional family members and will share bath with room #4.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $175

Room #6

Located on 3rd floor. Fondly dubbed as the "Honeymoon Suite" Only room on 3rd floor, affords privacy. Sofa sitting area. Overlooks front of house. Bathroom is located in the turret of the house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $175

Room #2

Located on 2nd floor. Cozy room overlooks side of house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $175

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Location Type



Columbus, OH (CMH-Port Columbus Intl.) 7 miles

Directions to property:

From I-70,I-71 or I-270 take I-670West to the Neil Ave/Goodale St. Exit. Turn right on Neil Ave, turn left on 5TH Ave. to the second house on the left-at the corner of 5TH Ave. and Harrison Ave.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, The Ohio State University, Short North Arts District, German Village, Schottenstein/ Value City Arena, The Columbus Convention Center, Battelle Memorial Institute, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Parking, Telephone, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Scrapbooking, Berry picking, Classes and courses, Short North Gallery Hop, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 2:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be received 14 days before reservation date. Any changes less than 14 days of reservation will be charged 100% of total reservation amount.



Lynn Varney

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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan and gluten-free