The Ohio LinuxFest is proud to announce that we will hold our 15th annual event at the Hyatt Regency Columbus on September 29 and 30, 2017. Ohio LinuxFest welcomes all Free and Open Source Software professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about Free and Open Source Software.

Our preferred hotel this year is the Hyatt Regency. Having the conference and hotel in one place makes it extra convenient and accessible for families and those with physical challenges.

Hyatt Regency Columbus

You can reserve your hotel room with the Ohio LinuxFest block at a discounted rate of $145 a night. Our special room block includes:

  • $4.00 discount on self-parking at the Chestnut Street Parking Garage for Overnight Guests
  • Complimentary standard wireless internet access
  • Complimentary access to the onsite fitness facility and pool.

The block typically sells out, so book early.

Drury Inn and Suites

We also have an overflow block at Drury hotel which is connected to the Hyatt via the food court: Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center at 88 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215. Their rooms are $149/night with parking for $12/night. This rate is available only via this link.


Map showing parking areas

There are multiple paid parking lots and garages in the area of the convention center.

  1. Convention Center East Surface Lot – 875 spaces
  2. Convention Center South Garage – 549 spaces
  3. Convention Center Vine Street Garage – 1778 spaces
  4. Convention Center Goodale Garage – 800 spaces
  5. Nationwide Parking Front Street Garage – 3050 spaces
  6. Nationwide Parking Marconi/Cinema Garage – 1600 spaces
  7. Nationwide Parking Chestnut Street Garage – 1650 spaces
  8. Boggs Park and Ride Surface Lot – 350 spaces
  9. Arena Parking Garage – 575 spaces
  10. Nationwide Parking Surface Lot – 620 spaces
  11. Nationwide Parking Surface Lot/Garage – 1500 spaces


The Central Ohio Transit Authority runs an express bus between Port Columbus airport and convention center-area hotels. They also operate the free CBUS downtown circulator serving the convention center and nearby neighborhoods.