Rooms with river views, fantastic amenities, unbeatable location, and a fabulous rooftop bar are just a few of the many reasons this boutique hotel is a must-stay this summer.
Perched on the banks of the Chattahoochee River in the heart of Uptown Columbus, Georgia, sits Hotel Indigo Columbus at Riverfront Place. Since its doors opened in February 2020, locals and travelers alike have raved about this new boutique hotel. Rated Top 3 in Overall Guest Experience by IHG®, it’s only a 90-minute drive from Atlanta, and the Columbus Airport offers a variety of direct flight options, making the city an ideal escape for a relaxing weekend away. Here’s why a visit to Columbus and its new luxury hotel should be at the top of your summer to-do list:
- Columbus has a multitude of entertainment options.
After handing your keys to the valet and checking in, it’s time to explore the city! Get some fresh air by hopping on one of the complimentary bikes the hotel provides- they are perfect for exploring the streets of Uptown. Stretch your legs and stroll along the 22-mile Riverwalk with a cup of coffee from local favorite Fountain City Coffee. Or, strap on a helmet and get ready to hold on tight as you raft your way down Class I–III rapids on the longest, urban, whitewater-rafting course in the world. If that’s a too much adventure for you, Whitewater Express also offers the only dual-state zip line in the U.S. Zip over to Alabama and be back in a matter of minutes. After a day of adventure, head to Banks Food Hall to have your pick of tasty food and drink from numerous local eateries.
Next, work out your brain at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center. Kiddos will dig a tour of Georgia’s largest collection of NASA Space Shuttle artifacts. Over at the National Civil War Naval Museum, you can see the CSS Jackson, USS Hartford and a full-scale replica of the USS Monitor’s turret.
Don’t miss the Black Heritage Trail, which features 30 heritage landmarks, including the Ma Rainey House. Known as the “Mother of the Blues,” she recorded more than 100 songs, and her home is free to tour.
End the day with a visit to the Columbus Historic District, where Victorian homes mingle with beautiful gardens and restaurants like Minnie’s Uptown and Chester’s Barbeque.
- The hotel’s amenities are top-notch.
If you’d rather spend the day at the hotel, there is still plenty to do! Soak up the Georgia sunshine and head to the outdoor pool. If you’re feeling a little too sun-kissed, cool off on a lounge chair in the shade of an umbrella and enjoy cold cocktails from the pool’s walk-up bar.
If you prefer to stay in the room, you can still enjoy the spirit of outdoors. With views of the Chattahoochee River’s rapids, you’ll want to camp out in front of the floor-to-ceiling windows on a chaise to watch rafters brave the whitewater. Each room has been uniquely crafted to reflect the history and culture of Columbus with wall coverings showing a dated aerial view of the city paired with wall art that also serves as a nod to the city’s rich history.
It doesn’t stop there. Head downstairs to the lobby and appreciate the showcase of handmade pieces by local artisans. If you need to get some work done, the business station is readily available and equipped with printers and computers. If you just want to hangout, the spacious area has plenty of seating options for reading a book or chatting with a group.
- The on-site dining options provide scenery, aesthetics, and most importantly- delicious food.
Lastly, the boutique Hotel Indigo is home to Columbus’ only open-air rooftop bar, Eighteen85. This riverside spot offers amazing views of the cityscape and is perfect for a night out with friends. Grab a table and enjoy a Riverbreeze Cocktail (Parrot Bay coconut rum; orange, cranberry, and pineapple juice; and amaretto) while enjoying grilled quail served with delicious Alabama White Sauce. Book a patio table at Denim & Oak, the lodging’s farm-to-table eatery, and enjoy the outdoor scenery and river view. From the signature dish of Redfish Scarlet (served with tomato rice, andouille sausage and peas) to the Oklahoma Joe Smoked Brisket, the hotel’s dishes are incredibly tasty. If you’re tired from a long day of exploring the city, they’ve got you covered. Call up room service and have them send the dishes straight to your room.
Come see for yourself why Hotel Indigo Columbus at Riverfront Place is exceeding expectations…and views.