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Varsity Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1445 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43212
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Ranked #81 of 141 hotels in Columbus
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Positives: * it's very affordable; * the office staff were courteous and friendly; * housekeeping did a good job; * the location is good (near the OSU campus, quite a few restaurants within a half-hour walk); * there are a Bob Evans restaurant, a fast food place (I forget which chain), and a Tim Horton's all on the same block... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the second time I stayed here, the first time being over a year ago. I remember the other room, needed some help. This time the room that I had, looked like it had recently been updated. Furniture, linens etc. looked very nice. It was very convenient to where I needed to go.

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I stayed at this hotel while attending a conference. The hotel is a bit far away from downtown. But there are buses every 13-15 minutes in peak hours. The hotel in itself is neither great, not bad. It is a decent stay if you are on a budget. The room was clean. However, there was this moth in my room... More

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Amherst, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The hotel is conveniently located to OSU campus. Bed linens were clean and fairly comfortable. The water pressure was great in the shower. However, the carpet is old/dirty and we killed 2 roaches! The "best part" was that we had to stay a 2nd night and when we came back the dead bugs were still on the floor after they... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have stayed in this hotel before but will not do so again. The room was not clean, the toilet was not anchored to the floor very well, the towel holders were broken and the air conditioner made such a racket all night I could not sleep.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I can't say enough about how thankful we are for Varsity Inn South! Being able to stay in a clean, safe place while our son is in the hospital means so much! Thanks to each and every person who helped make this possible. You're the best!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

The staff behind the desk were extremely rude; they accused my confirmation email/"proof of booking" paper, of being fake, gave me a receipt for a random amount, which was more than my email/booking confirmation said I owed. They also argued that the room I booked was unavailable, meanwhile I booked it a month in advance over the telephone (I booked... More

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Sylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Varsity Inn North and South is so wonderful to help people traveling into Columbus for cancer treatments and appointments. Nice staff! Wonderful service!It is so nice to know that there are places out there willing to help people make their journey a little more comfortable. Thank you Varsity Inn for your generousity.

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Four Oaks, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Everything worked great in the room. Fast internet; cable television channels. Beside Bob Evans. Staff was exceptional and professional. The parking was easy and close to the room. And when I arrived to the room was greeted with a warm room as the heat had been turned on in plenty of time to heat the room. Nice. Check In and... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We have used Varsity Inn South for 7 years for our Holiday Accommodations for our Company Christmas Party. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Kyle was great! He setup all the rooms for us, I submitted a name list and when our guest arrived they were all set! The rooms were wonderful! They were very clean and welcoming. The beds... More

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Address: 1445 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43212
Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Varsity Inn 2*
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