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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 #23 of 139 hotels in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
holmanhk Rocky River, Ohio
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Rating summary
  • 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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Rocky River, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came to Columbus for a few nights for work and was very pleased with my stay at the Holiday Inn Express. The hotel's location is great and is easily accesible from all parts of town. The staff is very friendly and rooms are clean and comfortable.

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

Holmanhk, Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to hosting you again when you are back in Columbus for business. Thank you again! More

North Canton, OH
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter and I stayed here before going to Ohio State for a tour. The property seemed relatively new and it was relatively easy to find coming in from the highway, although I am not always happy with how well my Garmin GPS provides directions. The suite was nice and it had a microwave so we had some popcorn while... More

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

Johnny-Q2, Thank you for your nice comments about our property. We are a newer location, only 4 years old!! It is nice that we are close enough to the highway, but far enough it cannot be heard, glad your GPS was able to get you to us! For furture stays, all the rooms do have a fridge as well as... More

Grafton, oh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed March 21st and 22nd for The YMCA Great Lakes Zones Swim Championship. Very clean hotel and room and very friendly staff day or evening. Had several request which were met immediately. The only drawback would be lack of parking which did not effect us personally. The hotel next to us seemed to have the same issue.

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

BuckeyeBill160011, Thank you so much for your kind words! Glad we could get your requests taken care of while you were here with us. Hopefully your kids swam well and had a good time as well. We look forward to your next visit with us! More

Toledo, PR
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to Columbus for work for 3 nights and my wife tagged along, we got to the and the lobby is beautiful!!! The evening staff is top notch!! The manager even moved her car for me so I could have a close parking spot after dinner. They were so suggestive for food places and told my wife about the... More

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

joe_buckeye83, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are thrilled we exceeded your expectations. Glad we could help you and your wife with food choices and the malls, we have a great town for both! We look forward to hosting you on your next visit. More

Lakeville, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Very nice Hotel. Staff was very professional and dressed the part. My room was in very nice shape the room was quiet all night long. Breakfast was ready before the scheduled start time and the dining area was clean and well kept. If I am ever in the Columbus area again this hotel wil be on the top of my... More

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

H20joe, Thank yo so much for your kind words! We are glad the hotel met your expectations. We hope you do travel to Columbus again, and we would be more than happy to host you! Hope to see you soon! More

Shiloh, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My son was at Riverside for six days so we had no choice but to stay at a hotel. The staff was super friendly! Being we were on didn't know day by day if we needed lodging we ended up in different rooms each night. Every night each room was super clean and never had any issues with noise. The... More

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

Disappointed1974, Thank you for your wonderful comments about our staff and hotel. We are so happy you could enjoy yourself at the hotel while you were in town to be with your son. We look forward to your next visit with us to relax and hopefully enjoy the pool this time! See you soon! More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Needed a hotel near Riverside Hospital. Great service, nice rooms, clean hotel. All around very nice and highly recommend for your stay. Had a "hospital" rate as well. Only had pop machines on every other floor. Would have liked a vending machine. Great stay.

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

Buckeyweiss Thank you for your kind words! It is always unfortunate when family members are admitted to a hospital, but we are so glad we could make your time in Columbus a little more enjoyable. Next time you are in Columbus we look forward being your choice in hotels. More

Huntington, West Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Being there for almost 2 weeks I can honestly say this was a FANTASTIC staff!!! Everyone was very friendly and helpful with our needs! The rooms were very clean, hot breakfast every morning, coffee any time and the shuttle service to the hospital was great!!! All of our rooms had small refrigerators and microwaves. This was very helpful with such... More

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

Bldsckr52, Thank you for your kind words! It is always unfortunate when family members are admitted to a hospital, but we are so glad we could make your time in Columbus a little more enjoyable. Next time you are in Columbus we look forward being your choice in hotels. More

Fairfield
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This was an excellent place to stay, no only was it within walking distance of the Schottenstein Center, and if the weather had been better, we would definitely have walked there, but it was clean and the staff (all the staff) were friendly and so willing to make our stay a pleasant one. This was the cleanest Holiday Inn Express... More

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

Terrance, Thank you so much for your kind words. You are appreciated! It was our absolute pleasure to host you and your family during your stay. We hope to see you again the next time your in the Columbus, Ohio area. More

Thomaston, Connecticut, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

My mom was in Riverside Hospital which was right around the corner from the hotel - which was very convenient. The staff was excellent. The price was right! The bed was very comfortable, the room was clean, breakfast was great. It was one of the nicer Holiday Inn Express hotels we've stayed in. Coffee etc.... 24 hours. Free cookies in... More

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

Antoinette, Thank you for your kind words! It is always unfortunate when family members are admitted to a hospital, but we are so glad we could make your time in Columbus a little more enjoyable. Next time you are in Columbus we look forward being your choice in hotels. More

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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Columbus University Area - Osu
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU Ohio
Address: 3045 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202
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Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Columbus
#30 Family Hotel in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a brand new 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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