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Varsity Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1445 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43212
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Ranked #79 of 139 hotels in Columbus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014
Louise E Sylvania, Ohio
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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 of 5 stars
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1 review
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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52 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Jeffrey Lockshaw made this experience for my husband's surgery at OSU a much more pleasant one. Thanks to Jeff, we wll always stay at Varsity Inn when we are in Columbus. He was incredibly kind and helped us escape a bill double what we paid after online poor advice and stay in these clean, comfortable accommodations with less sress.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I reserved a room 2 days ago at this hotel for Quarter Horse Congress. My horse was injured and I called the hotel to cancel. They could not find my reservation at all. I had a ref. number and they told me I would have to call Travel now.com. I called and they had the reservation. Travel Now called the... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I stayed here after being forced to quickly scramble for a room when the hotel I booked couldn't find my reservation. I'm not one to stay at motels and am a self-proclamined germaphobe. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the room itself. While small and no-frills, it was clean and looked like it had been updated... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Stayed two nights for the OSU football game. Hotel was busy, alumni weekend. My room was clean and the bed (king) was clean and nice. One of the firmer hotel mattresses I've experienced lately. The room is basic, and small but adequate. So small, actually, that the door bumps the desk when opened. The tv is old (flat screen tube).... More

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North Canton, Ohio
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6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My wife and I (50's) booked a room last Saturday for a blues music event downtown. We have stayed here about 10 times previous so we know what to expect and it is plenty good for what we need. We recommend this hotel if you looking for a place to sleep and you plan to spend a minimal amount of... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

First time staying at this motel. Very affordable. Location was close to OSU. Check- in was easy. No breakfast but coffee available 24/7. Room had two queen sized beds which were very comfortable for motel beds. It looked like the motel had been refurbished recently with new bedding and a marble top near the sink. The rugs however were dirty... More

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Also Known As:
Varsity Hotel
Varsity Hotel Columbus
Varsity Inn Columbus, Ohio
Address: 1445 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43212
Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #79 of 139 hotels in Columbus
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Hotel Class:2 star — Varsity Inn 2*
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