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Varsity Inn OSU North

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3246 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43202
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014
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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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Hamilton, New Jersey
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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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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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Ohio City, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed here 3 nights while a family member was in Riverside Hospital. We found this motel more than adequate for our needs. Beds were comfy, the room had a small refrigerator and microwave. Not the kind of place I usually stay in d/t being a motel with doors to the outside, but I felt safe here. Walking distance to... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My wife and I stay here when we come to the doctor at Riverside. They give a hospital discount. It is a simple but CLEAN place to stay for the night. We always stay here. No frills but it is a nice place for the night. It has a pool which is nice. It also has a small workout room.

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Garden City, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I blocked off 5 rooms for my family as well as referred a couple more people that we're coming down to stay here for my sons graduation from pharmacy school. The carpets were dirty, the rooms were not together....and my brother found a roach trap, full of roaches. I had no idea that this was even a motel....the picture on... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Quiet and clean location right near OSU football staduim for cheap! Lloyd at the front desk was hospitable and helpful on the phone and in person. I was towing a car behind a pickup truck, and he confirmed there would be ample parking. I pulled in late (en route across the US), had a clean room, and was very pleased... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Dump...no other words to describe this place. My family stayed here 2/13/14 in order to accompany family member for surgery at RIverside. No hot water,had to heat water in microwave! Carpet was nasty,lights missing,no clock in room,sink would not hold water,had to use ice bucket to wash faces. And this was the second room,the first room was even worse! Do... More 

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Marietta, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I recently spent 2 unexpected weeks in Columbus with family member. Varsity in was very accommodating. The room was nice and clean. It was quite. The price was great and with it being very close to Riverside hospital, it was perfect. I would stay there again even if I did not have a family member in the hospital. The only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I have stage 3 cancer. We stay at this hotel every time we come to Columbus for chemotherapy. The rooms are very clean and the staff is very friendly. They always make us feel welcome. We appropriate the relationship between The American Cancer Society and The Varsity Inn.

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Address: 3246 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43202
Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Varsity Inn OSU North 2*
Number of rooms: 92
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Also Known As:
Varsity Inn Osu North Hotel Columbus
Baymont Inn Columbus Osu
Columbus Baymont Inn
Varsity Inn OSU North Columbus, Ohio

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