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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU

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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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Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've stayed in this hotel many times over the last few years. I generally find the experience to be very good. The rooms are a little nicer than I would expect which is nice. It offers good value for events in the OSU campus area and, quite frankly is only a 15 minute drive into downtown so it is my... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My room was very clean, spacious and comfortable. For the first time in a while I found the water pressure in the shower to be excellent, which made for a nice shower! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The location is great - right by the OSU campus, close to town and numerous restaurants. When back in the area,... More 

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Columbus
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68 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for an event at Ohio Stadium. The room was large and clean and check-in was very quick and efficient. They offered a paid shuttle service to the stadium which was a nice convenience. Breakfast is included and it was okay both days. Nothing special but enough different offerings to appease all types of people that might be... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travel a lot and can say I was very comfortable and happy at this site. The rooms were clean the staff was nice. The food bar was very good . there was a small gym and pool which was well maintained.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wrong type of room. Staff didn't know how to correct. Linens were not changed in between guests. Carpet in room not vacuumed (dried up contact lenses on the floor), and then a billing error. (They charged for the room type that they didn't provide). In addition the room price was different than the originally advertised price. Overflowing trash in the... More 

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

Dear Rachael B, Thank you for writing a review about your stay. We apologize for the issues you had during your visit. We would be delighted to have the chance to regain your loyalty and discuss your experience in greater detail. We have sent you a private message to obtain more information about your stay. Again, our apologies for the... More 

Welch, West Virginia
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a repeat stay at this hotel. The rooms are very nice, clean, and quiet. The staff is friendly. The pool and hot tub were great to relax after a day out in Columbus. We didn't have a chance to use the fitness room, but it looked well equipped. We chose this hotel because it was not that far... More 

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PA
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a quick overnight trip to see the Rolling Stones. The hotel looked fairly new and easy to find. The check in was quick and easy even though there were hordes of fans checking in at the same time. The room was well appointed and clean. The breakfast hosts were fantastic and there was plenty of breakfast items to... More 

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Russell, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here while visiting the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University. It was about 1-2 miles to OSU. The room was clean, the shower was great, service and front desk were great as well. The breakfast was not that great! Eggs were cold, not much of a variety, Pancake machine was just sitting on a table with no... More 

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

Dear mindy802, Thank you for posting a review of our property. I am happy that you found the room clean and the shower clean. On the other hand, I apologize that the breakfast selection fell below your expectations. While we understand that your stay was not 100% satisfactory, we would hope that you would give us another chance to make... More 

Akron, Ohio
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kudos to Annette and Lee, the front desk staff l encountered upon check in and check out . they were excellent in their duties and very personable. Erica and Pamela at breakfast just added icing to the cake. Whenever in the area for an OSU event this location will be our choice. SP please find persons of the same caliber... More 

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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This was the second time I stayed here. Make sure your room is above the 2nd floor and away from the elevators. Pool hours are from 5:30 am to 11 pm which is great. Pool was clean and refreshing. Breakfast was nice but could have been a little warmer. Front desk clerk was helpful finding restaurants close by. Internet speed... More 

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