Unsafe areas in Columbus?

Unsafe areas in Columbus?

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Traveler

United States

#1 Oct 30, 2011
Hello. I will be traveling through Columbus soon, and possibly needing a hotel there for the night. I don't know the city at all. Any unsafe areas, particularly after dark? Thanks for any help.
Helping

Pontotoc, MS

#2 Nov 1, 2011
There are quite a few "unsafe areas" in Columbus. But if you stay around the Mall/Shopping/ Main Street you should be fine. An excellent hotel is the Holiday Inn Express. Very nice hotel with indoor pool and food service area. Hope this helps.
Traveler

United States

#3 Nov 1, 2011
That does help. As it turns out I'll be traveling into town after dark and will need a hotel, so this is good information to know. Thanks!
Native

Bartlesville, OK

#4 Nov 4, 2011
There is also a new hotel right off of Hwy 82 E, a couple of blocks from the "main drag" with all the restaurants. I think it is a Fairfield Inn.
Yes Indeed

Columbus, MS

#5 Nov 5, 2011
Your best bet would be to stay at the newest hotel, the Marriott/Fairfield Inn off of Hwy 45 on 18th Avenue. That's where I would stay if coming here.

No matter where you choose, keep your eyes & ears open and be sure to lock your vehicle as well.

There are thugs everywhere.
Mr Smith

Bartlesville, OK

#6 Nov 7, 2011
Yes, if you stay anywhere on HWY 45 you will be fine...they have several nice hotels, but I would choose Holiday Inn
Traveler

United States

#7 Nov 9, 2011
Thanks to all who responded. I did stay on Hwy 45 and felt completely safe. For the record, what I saw of what I assume is your downtown area looked very attractive, well-kept, and busy. I left with a good impression of your city. Thanks again.

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