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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
JarvisFamily1991 Salem, 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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Salem, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and I stayed last week at this hotel while my daughter was competing at the Ohio State Fair. I booked directly through Holiday Inn because I am a Priority Club member. I booked a room with 2 queen beds. We checked in and quickly discovered that our room was a king bed with a rollaway bed. Called down... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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115 reviews 115 reviews
14 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have staye in this hotel for 2 separate occasions in the last 2 weekends. The staff is very friendly and accomodating. The rooms are clean and fairly spacious. Breakfast buffet is a step above the usual with the ever popular pancake machine (your kids will love it). Location is close to OSU campus, fairgrounds and downtown.

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

CincyTravelBuff, Thank you for taking the time to post your great review! It is great to hear that you enjoyed our complementary hot breakfast as we have recently upgraded it. It is also nice to hear that our staff was accommodating as have had some recent additions. We look forward to hosting you the next time you are in the... More

Wausau, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel this past week Tues-Fri for a conference that was in Columbus. There were 4 of us in the room and we were splitting the cost 4 ways. 2 of us were getting paid on Friday, so I called TWICE prior to arriving to verify that we could pay for the room upon checkout, since none... More

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Oakland, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The best part about this hotel is the staff. So helpful and courteous. We had a little confusion with the number of rooms we needed and they took care of it. Even gave us an upgraded room because we were traveling with a baby. Very clean. Some rooms have a jacuzzi! Yummy breakfast is included. Beds are a bit hard.

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

Greenburg, Thank you taking the time to post your excellent five star review! I would like to apologize for the confusion on the number of rooms needed, however it sounds like the front desk team was able to resolve the issue. It is also nice to hear that you enjoyed our recently upgraded breakfast. The staff here at the Holiday... More

Amherst, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 4 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 June 25, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

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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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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#23 Family Hotel in Columbus #25 Business 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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