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Varsity Inn OSU North

3246 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43202
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I have stayed in many different types of motels across the country. Frills are not a necessity. Recently checked in but did not stay with colleagues. These rooms were BAD and we had over 8 rooms reserved! I have my own photos of the moldy bathrooms tub/shower area, dirty sink tops, bug carcasses on the wall and in the picture... More 

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Griffith, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Room reeked of stale cigarette smoke. TV remote did not work. Bathroom exhaust fan made horrendous noise so we took showers in the dark. Oh, and lets not forget the quaint crappy bath towels they provided. I will never stay in this place again. Not even all that convenient if you're going to an OSU game. Much better places to... More 

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Kevin T, General Manager at Varsity Inn OSU North, responded to this review

Let me first start off by apologizing for the issues you encountered during your recent stay. But judging by your comments and the fact that you mentioned the Marriott next door I felt compelled to tell you that you stayed at the Varsity Inn South location... not the North. We are not affiliated with each other but guests do tend... More 

Albright, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We stayed last Friday night and loved that there were food and shopping options within steps. The room was clean, although it's an older place and shows wear. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, and quickly helped us when I said we had forgotten to pack toothpaste. Easy to get in and out of, quiet and safe area. I'd... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I'm not going to degrade the stay. It was very clean. No breakfast services and they like to tell you at the front desk that there's a $15.00 holding fee on your card then withdraw a total different amount that puts your bank account negative. Then when you call to resolve the situation tell you Noone told you that and... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Stayed here one night and had to catch a really early flight. The hotel is located close to many fast food restaurants and a really nice Mexican sit down one. The room had two twin beds. The entry to the room was directly from outside. The airconditioning was a bit noisy but effective. The number of charging points next to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This hotel was run down a bit. The bathroom was very small. The drive thru check in was different. She was very nice. It seemed clean enough but because it was old it didn't seem clean. Not sure I would stay here again.

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Constantine, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Place was Soso. I don't love hotels that you have to enter the room from the outside but for a one night stay it fit the bill. Our stay on Thursday night was pretty reasonable in terms of price but they jacked up the rates on the weekend so I was glad we had reservations elsewhere, definitely wasn't going to... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

I had a quick one night stay at this hotel. It was fairly affordable and I got what I expected. The was clean but it did smell like smoke. If you need a cheap place to hang your hat for the night, then this will do.

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Thank donjenkinson
chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

this is a very close and inexpensive place to stay for any events at ohio stadium. rooms were clean and satisfactory for a short stay and the price was very reasonable. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking to attend an event nearby.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

we live in Columbus but was going to a Rolling Stones concert so wanted to avoid traffic and stay at a hotel where we could walk to the concert. Not to be conceited or anything but we normally stay at Hiltons or Marriotts so it had been awhile since we stayed at an older inexpensive no frills hotel. This is... More 

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