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Varsity Inn

1445 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43212
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Ranked #91 of 142 Hotels in Columbus
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed here several times when we are attending events in Columbus. It is generally convenient to our destination. The staff is always quick to call a cab for us, and our ride always seems to arrive quickly. Even though Bob Evans has deteriorated in quality over the last few years, it's nice to have breakfast right across the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the worst customer service I've ever experienced in any venue. Other guests CLIMBED ON OUR CAR and when we reported it we were told to deal with it! We had no housekeeping service all weekend and also no available parking. There wasno onsite manager to talk to when I finally spoke to the manager he just said well... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Stayed here for 4 nights last week. It wasn't a nightmare, but it wasn't great, even for the low price. Problems with the hotel: 1. Wireless Internet doesn't work consistently. We were only able to successfully get online one time during our entire stay. 2. Housekeeping does not come unless you call and harass the front desk. Once I even... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were looking for a inexpensive place to stay for one night in Columbus and The Varsity Inn was clean and had a comfortable bed. They don't offer any kind of breakfast, just coffee, but there are places near by.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a motel and they don't pretend to be anything more. Check-in is drive-through; there is no lobby to speak of. My non-smoking room smelled vaguely of cigarette smoke. Room was quiet except for train right behind the property (not terribly loud). Bed was clean and comfortable. Towels are very small. Location is perfect if you are visiting OSU.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

On October 26, 2014, my husband and I spent the night at the Varsity Inn South. We were in Columbus because he needed to be at OSU James Cancer at 5:30 the following morning. We live 2 hours away. We found our room to be warm, pleasant, quiet, and very clean. All appliances worked, the little coffee maker was perfect... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Pros: front desk staff extremely friendly and helpful. Check-in was pretty painless. Cons: rooms felt a little dated, especially for the price. Had two or three red bug bites on me in the morning. Bathroom was sorta dirty. Towels are cheap and thin. Definitely not worth the price. Would rather spend the extra 10-20 bucks and stay at the adjacent... More 

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