You're getting a bonus post today since I accidentally posted about public art in Columbus a few days early. :)
Columbus, Georgia has dozens and dozens of chain hotels that add up to 1000s of hotel rooms. That's a good thing if you and a lot of people are coming to the city at the same time. However, if you want a truly unique lodging experience, book early and treat yourself to a room at City Mills Hotel.
City Mills Hotel is a former grist mill overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The beds are amazingly comfortable, and the shower is roomy and luxurious.
You'll get free parking, free breakfast, and free Wi-Fi, and every nook and cranny is filled with history. It opened in 2021 and has a fresh, new atmosphere.
A huge bonus is the Millhouse Kitchen & Bar located a few steps from the lobby. Great food in a picturesque location.