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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3045 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202
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Ranked #25 of 141 hotels in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
rnmomx3 Amherst, Ohio
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amherst, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overall very good and clean. Breakfast had a variety of items and good choices. Group of girls staying for softball that could be heard in the halls. Doors to the rooms also slam shut loudly when opened. Not sure how that can be fixed. Bathroom was clean but needs more attention as the tissue box and lights at mirrors were... More

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HolidayInnExpressOSU, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Rnmomx3, I would like to thank you for posting your thoughtful review, I would also like to apologize for the room not being quite as clean as it should be. I will make sure to pass your thoughtful comments on, as your feedback is a key is us consistently improving. We are always striving to not only meet but to... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
36 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the greatest aspects of the hotel has to be its location. It's close to OSU, shopping, and generally well situated to get around that part of town. There are a couple of restaurants nearby, though you'll need to drive a bit further to get something other than a chain restaurant. The hotel itself was fresh, clean, and decorated... More

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HolidayInnExpressOSU, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Musician47, I would like to thank you for taking the time to post your great review! It is nice to hear that you liked our modern look and feel as it is truly makes us a unique hotel visually. I would like to apologize for the overall lack of sleep quality that you had here. We are always striving to... More

Cortland, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our first of many stays at this hotel! We stayed here during OSU freshman orientation. This hotel is close and convenient to OSU campus. The rooms are clean and spacious. Beds are comfy. Nice free breakfast.

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HolidayInnExpressOSU, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Petrosky5, Thank you for taking the time to post your great review! It is great to hear that you enjoyed our recently improved complementary hot breakfast. We look forward being you destination hotel when you are in the Columbus area, if there is anything I may do assist you in any of your stays please let me know! Regards, Ryan... More

Columbia, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started at another property across the street for one night that was horrible and couldn't have been more pleased with the switch! Clean rooms, no odors, helpful staff! Nice pool with hot tub and exercise room that while small was updated, clean and accessible. Breakfast was great. Location close to campus. Would stay here again for sure!

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HolidayInnExpressOSU, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Susan, Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful five star review. One of things that we pride our selves in, is the cleanness of our rooms. We always strive not only to meet our guest expectations but to exceeded and from the sound of it we did just that. It is also great to hear that you... More

Massillon, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have stayed at this property many different times.The rooms (different ones to choose) our clean and spacious. The room is relaxing, bed is comfortable, kitchen is odor free, tidy, a refrige, and dust free. There is a pool for the kids, and a exercise room to get your walk on.The bathrooms were in great shape also. At the breakfast... More

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HolidayInnExpressOSU, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Punjabkh, I would like to thank you for taking the time to post your great comments. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, as we have recently upgraded our hot breakfast. Regarding our rates I do apologize however out rates do fluctuate based upon availbity and what is going on in the area as do... More

Saint Clairsville, Ohio
2 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed at this property on June 12 & 13 2014 for a baseball tournament. During the late night hours of the 12th or early morning hours of the 13th the back door glass or our vehicle was smashed and my son's baseball equipment, prescription glasses among other belongings were stolen. After notifying the police, we asked about reviewing the... More

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manav s, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

I think its important for the trip advisor community to understand that first, the guests were all advised we are in the best neighborhood here in Columbus, Ohio right at the Ohio State University. Anywhere in this city, good location or not, we have signs around the parking lot advising guests that they park at their own risk. This is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I chose this place due to a family member in a nearby hospital. Checked in at 2:30 AM and they even allowed a late checkout. Great breakfast and clean room. Would highly recommend! My husband said it was the nicest one we have stayed in while in Columbus and raved about the breakfast.

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HolidayInnExpressOSU, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your great review! It is great to hear that we were able to accommodate you during your stay with a late checkout. It is also nice to hear that you enjoyed our newly upgraded breakfast. We look forward to hosting you the next time you are in the Columbus area! Regards, Ryan... More

Lima, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

The hotel itself was nice but we picked it mainly that it was listed as having shuttle service to and from OSU hospital. When we checked in Friday, we were told "oh-that's only available Mon thru Thurs". The person at the registry desk was rather cocky about it and told me that we should have called to verify that. When... More

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HolidayInnExpressOSU, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Pixchick64, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. The gentleman you spoke to upon check-in was correct, we currently run the shuttle Monday through Thursday from 8am to 8pm at night. The reason for this is because during the weekends there are typically big events going on and due to the excessive traffic we do not run... More

Hamilton, Ontario
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Extremely clean - Super clean. Staff was fine. Free hot breakfast was ok - nothing special but it's free and hot so really who cares!!. Would stay there again. I recommend it - it's a bit far from the zoo but the price is fair and very close to hiway exit. Not a hard drive to the zoo.

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HolidayInnExpressOSU, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Lizzbeth, Thank you for taking the time to post your great comments. It is great hear that your room was clean and you enjoyed your stay, which is a testament to our outstanding staff. We are currently in the process to making improvements to our breakfast selection. We look forward to hosting you again the next time you are in... More

Lakewood, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We came from out of town for a funeral, driving 2 hours through a bad rainstorm. 10 minutes from the hotel, we realized we had accidentally booked the room for the wrong night. So we were obviously a little stressed. The front desk staff was extremely pleasant. The manager was still able to accomodate us in a very enthusiastic manner... More

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HolidayInnExpressOSU, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Pat, Thank you for taking the time to post your great comments. It is nice to hear that you had a stress free stay. It is also great to hear that you enjoyed the hot breakfast, as we have recently upgraded aspects of it. We look forward to hopefully hosting you the next time you are in the Columbus area!... More

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Address: 3045 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202
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Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU 2.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#19 Business Hotel in Columbus #25 Family Hotel in Columbus
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Enjoy the Holiday Inn Express & Suites located right outside of downtown Columbus, in the heart of the Ohio State University! This is an upscale luxurious hotel with every amenity you can think of. We offer a free extended hot breakfast as well. ... more   less 
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