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Fort Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort

4560 Hilton Corporate Drive, I-70 at Hamilton Road exit 107, Columbus, OH 43232-4180 (Formerly "Holiday Inn")
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Car was broken into in parking lot and purse stolen. This place is GHETTO!! Staff and security could NOT have cared less. Informed us It was a police issue and did not even take our info. Also would not even offer us any food or drink for 2 little girls since we had no cash and had to cancel credit... More 

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2 Thank Jeff W
Groveport, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to take our toddler to a indoor water park for our vacation. We didn't want to travel too far and had been to this location a few years ago. Our kid had fun but this place is very expensive for what it is. Little to nothing has been updated since our last visit. ROOM: The rooms are okay.... More 

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galena
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you set the bar low (due to reading nightmare reviews) you won't be disappointed. I'm not going to write a ridiculous review spewing outlandish entitlement issues. You are not paying top dollar for a reason. We had no issue with staff. Overhearing conversations of staff is only a reflection of a disconnected ownership. They (staff) are invested as much... More 

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1 Thank tonyalee777
Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a group of six as day pass guests. I was pleasantly surprised at the operation, compared to CoCo Key in Newark. Fort Rapids has better attractions, more slides, etc. The lifeguards were observant and enforcing safety. Our biggest complaint was with the staffing. There was only one lifeguard at the top of the water slides yelling across... More 

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Thank ThisandThatGirl
West Liberty
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Multiple disappointments. Wavered on staying here or not... Bad end of town, but fenced in? The water park areas were cool to cold, and actually the little kids pool was the coldest. Many areas closed, hot tub, activity area... Couldn't actually understand why. Towels at a premium, kept saying coming soon, but soon was 45 minutes. Rooms clean, but need... More 

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Thank Timothy D
Minford, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Fort Rapids over Martin Luther King Jr Day to celebrate my sons' January birthdays. We read some poor reviews but decided to give it a chance anyway because we had had a positive experience at Fort Rapids two years before. We definitely should have heeded the warnings given in others' reviews!!! First of all, the water park... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Before going I had reservation issues and was double charged and it was a hassle getting a refund. Upon arriving we were allowed to use the waterpark before 4:00 registration but they check your bags for food and beverages before going in. Take your own beach towels because they did not have any complimentary towels washed or dried during our... More 

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1 Thank Shelia K
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our boy scout troop arrived around 1:45. They told us if we wanted to check in early it would be a $40 fee. So we brought sandwich stuff into the lobby so the kids could eat because they were starving. A woman came over and told us it was a health violation. Really Lady!! What she meant was They need... More 

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Thank Sheryl S
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If I were the owners of this place I would be embarrassed to let anyone know I owned the place. The rooms are extremely out dated. We had to to run the water in the bathroom for a while to get the rust out! This place is VERY GHETTO. It's also in a very bad unsafe part of Columbus. I... More 

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Thank Cynthia M
Waukesha, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Phoned this resort to inquire about certain dates and rates. I was in the middle of talking, and I'd be suddenly placed on hold. After three times of this, I asked her what was happening with her phone -- I kept being put on hold. She said she would say one moment and put me on hold to answer another... More 

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