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Varsity Inn OSU North

3246 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43202
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Varsity Inn OSU North
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Ranked #85 of 142 Hotels in Columbus
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Chaiyaphum, Chaiyaphum, Thailand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Varsity Inn OSU North is set off the road and located on 3246 Olentangy River Road which is a major North-South road near the OSU Campus and parallels SR-315. Although an older hotel, it is well maintained but often being repaired, so if your room has a problem - i.e. poor cable reception, non-working phone, etc. - just tell... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I needed to stay one night after picking my daughter up from OSU at the end of the semester. I was looking for someplace convenient, safe, clean, and inexpensive. My husband has stayed here and recommended it, and it was priced well. The hotel provided what I was looking for, and the front desk staff were very pleasant. (Only negative:... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed at this property several times over a number of years as I have had 2 kids attend OSU. Usually a clean, quality room for a very reasonable rate, generally the least expensive of the hotels on the main strip of Olentangy River Road. Very disappointing stay this time. Carpets were stained, ceiling had large water leak stains over... More 

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Wallkill
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son just started at OSU this year, and we were out to visit him. I thought I would try one of the many hotels on this street. The room was clean but it needed some repairs. The bathroom had no door knob and the light in the bathroom was poor. Overall it was ok and it was in expensive.

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

Congratulations on your son going to The Ohio State University and thank you for choosing the Varsity Inn North as your accommodations during your most recent visit. I ensure you it is our utmost importance to make sure your stay is as enjoyable as possible and I apologize if we fell short of that expectation. I am thrilled to hear... More 

Mentor, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Great Location and hotel choice for attending the games. Couple minute walk to the Horseshoe. Rooms was very clean and beds were comfortable. My entire group stayed at the hotel and they all had a good time. Beating the wolverines was fun too!

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Crown Point, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The wife and daughter stayed last week on a visit to OSU. At first glance they got worried, but everything turned out fine. Great location, and very friendly staff. The hotel has outdoor corridors, but they stated that everything was kept up very nicely. My wife stated that it was easy to get to, and close to food, and shopping.... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Subzero night and our room had no heat and we had to check out since no other rooms were available. The room was old and just felt dirty. Longest 30 min. of our lives. All about price but you get what you pay for. Look elsewhere

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Went to Columbus for OSU game on October 18, stayed at Varsity Inn South. This is an EXCELLENT place to stay if main purpose is going to OSU game. The main reason is the close proximity to Ohio Stadium. About 1 1/2 miles and a pleasant walk. It is conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants of all varieties. As... More 

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Some of the other reviews have complained about dirty rooms , I saw nothing like that during my stay. My son and I stayed overnight for the OSU-Mich basketball game and left very satisfied with our stay.The room was clean and quiet and beds comfortable.It's a no frills room at a reasonable price in a good location with a friendly... More 

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Columbus
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

There cancellation policy stinks. I didnt receive notice that my sons baseball camp at osu was only going to be one day instead of two until late the first day. So i would have been charged for the second day anyhow so i had to stay the second. I asked for a non smoking room and after i got there... More 

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