The Super 8 Motel on Warm Springs Road was robbed Sunday afternoon.
A man, believed to be Hispanic, standing about 5-foot-8 with brown eyes and wearing a black dickey and baseball cap, held his hand under his shirt as if he had a weapon and demanded money from the clerk.
The lower part of the robber's face was covered.
The crime happened at 2:55 p.m.
Columbus police are investigating.