Hawthorne Park Bed and Breakfast

1616 Hawthorne Park , Columbus, OH 43203 USA (Show map)


Hawthorne Park Bed and Breakfast is a wonderful alternative to a hotel for both business and leisure travelers. We're located just three miles from downtown Columbus and offer conveniences like free gated parking, free wifi, a home-cooked breakfast each morning and free passes to the nearby YMCA. After work or in your spare time, relax on the spacious front porch, or lounge in one of our comfortable parlors. You may never want to stay at a hotel again! Make Hawthorne Park Bed and Breakfast your home away from home.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

More than I expected.

5 on July 17, 2017

Columbus was the site of a continuing education class I needed for a professional accreditation. None of the hotels in the area appealed to me, so I tried a B&B for a change. Hawthorne House was a glorious experience. Ron was very flexible with the breakfast menu for my early morning schedule, and provided a hearty meal to start the day. The Hanford Room and en suite bath were spacious, comfortable, and nicely decorated. What I most enjoyed is soaking in and experiencing the spirit of the place. I took a walk in the early evening, enjoyed the architecture of the homes in the historic neighborhood, and then sat on the front porch under the fan, reading a novel and occasionally glanced at fireflies on the front lawn. It was a wonderful two-day stay.

Perfect First Night of Honeymoon

5 on January 28, 2017

My husband and I had the great privilege of staying at the Hawthorne B&B after our busy wedding day. We arrived to the B&B late after a busy day of celebrating, and even though the owners were not able to greet us in person, they left informative instructions with directions to our room and other information. We were able to stay in the most private of the rooms offered - the O'Hara guest room - and it was absolutely perfect. The beauty of the old home was also great to enjoy! Although we were not able to enjoy the delicious breakfast that so many rave about because we had to get on the road for our final honeymoon destination, I can definitely vouch for the delicious smell that wafted into our room early in the morning! We would love to return in the near future to enjoy everything fully.

Most excellent place!

5 on December 12, 2016

Ron & Linda are wonderful! Their hospitality, knowledge of the area and house and just general kindness is above and beyond. The home is beautiful and accommodations are exquisite. The breakfast was incredible. Anyone traveling to the area must stay here!

Mid-November Stay

5 on December 05, 2016

This bed and breakfast was a great experience all around! This early 1900s home is very beautiful, clean, and historic. My wife and I felt comfortable and really enjoyed our stay. The owners do a nice job of making you feel welcome from the minute you arrive. There is parking in the back and the owner greeted us at the door. The property is very secure, with an enclosed parking lot and a coded lock system at the house. There are several beautiful common areas on the first floor of the home, including a breakfast nook, kitchen, dining room, sitting area, and a living room. The room we stayed in was clean and cozy! It was called the Hanford room and it came complete with a fireplace, couch, TV, and a large private bathroom. We loved the room's design and were impressed with how large it was. For the price we paid, we felt like we got a great deal. Breakfast in the morning was amazing! I got the spinich quiche and my wife ordered the crepes. We loved both, which made sense after finding out later that one of the owners, Ron, had worked in the restaurant industry for most of his life. Overall, we loved our stay and can't recommend this place enough! The owners are a lovely couple who work hard to make your stay a great one. Book your stay ASAP!

Great stay for football weekend!!

5 on November 16, 2016

My wife & I stayed with another couple at the Hawthorne Park Bed & Breakfast on our trip to see the Buckeyes (coming from Nashville & Birmingham respectively). We cannot say enough how wonderful our experience was with Ron & Linda and their beautiful home!! The food was incredible and we had several options to suit every appetite. The home and grounds were immaculately maintained, clean, and very thoughtful. We will DEFINITELY be back when we visit Columbus. Great access to shops, restaurants, interstate, etc. You won't be disappointed. There is a reason this place rates so highly across the board!!

It was like I never left home

5 on November 08, 2016

Hawthorne Park BnB is wonderful! Ron and Linda are so very welcoming and the rooms are very comfortable. The breakfast is AMAZING! I would highly recommend Hawthorne Park to everyone.

Most Excellent Stay

5 on November 03, 2016

I stayed two nights here. The property was quiet and beautiful. The breakfasts were on par with the finest of hotels. The bed was comfortable and the room was spacious and well appointed. The hosts are gracious and lovely people who are wonderful conversationalists, but read their guests desire for solidtide. I am already planning another visit!

Just as it should be

5 on October 11, 2016

I loved staying at this historic house. It had such a great feel to it. The front porch was a wonderful place to sit on the swing and read. The breakfast was splendid and the hosts made everyone feel right at home. Highly recommended!

Columbus Stay

4.6 on October 04, 2016

Very comfortable room. The innkeepers were friendly and wonderful to talk with.

Recent stay in Columbus

4.8 on September 28, 2016

Ron and Linda are excellent hosts, and their breakfasts alone make this a "can't miss" destination for true B&B aficionados. Add to this the tastefully decorated rooms, plush linens, and quiet location and you have a true 5-Star stay at 2-Star prices. Our only regret was not staying longer!

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Rooms & Rates

Benton Guest Room

The Benton Room is located on the first floor of Hawthorne Park Bed and Breakfast and includes a private bathroom just outside the room. It is decorated in warm gold tones, and has large windows, high ceilings and hardwood floors.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

Hanford Guest Room

The Hanford Room is located on the second floor of Hawthorne Park Bed and Breakfast and features an en suite bathroom with walk-in shower. It is decorated in cool, clean colors and has large windows and high ceilings.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

O'Hara Guest Suite

The O’Hara Guest Suite is located on the second floor of the Hawthorne Park Bed and Breakfast. It has contemporary furniture and is decorated in in reds, corals and seafoam green. The suite is located at the back of the home and offers privacy and convenience with an attached sitting room and en suite bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

The Nicholas Guest Room

The Nicholas Room is located on the second floor of the Hawthorne Park Bed and Breakfast. It is decorated in elegant, relaxing shades of blue, has large windows, high ceilings, hardwood floors and a spacious attached sitting room.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $149

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Location Type

Airport, Downtown, Urban


Columbus, OH (CMH-Port Columbus Intl.) 6 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, The Ohio State University, German Village, Franklin Park Conservatory, Short North, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Mansion

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities , Flat-screen TV, Free wifi, iPod/iPhone docking stations, Home-cooked breakfast each morning, Private, gated parking

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Golfing, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Young adults with parents viewing area colleges
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Home game weekends and special events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of total stay required when making reservation
  • Cancellations: Reservations canceled more than 14-days prior to check-in date will be fully refunded. Those canceled 2 to 14 days prior to check-in date will be charged the first night's rate plus taxes (if only one night is booked then 50% of the room cost will be charged). Cancellations made less than 48-hours prior to check-in and no-shows will be charged for the entire reservation booked.



Ron and Linda Hentsch

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Ron enjoys cooking, reading and playing ping pong. Linda enjoys being a hostess, genealogy research, hiking and eating Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. The couple are both from Northeast Ohio, have been married for five years, and have a blended family of seven children and six grandchildren.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 AM; earlier upon request
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive

Signature Dish

Sweet or Savory Crepes
Our savory crepes are made to order and can include ham, spinach, Swiss cheese and potatoes. Guests preferring a sweeter option can choose from lemon and powdered sugar, strawberries and cream and banana and Nutella.