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Holiday Inn Express Ohio State Fair/Expo Center

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   701 E Hudson Street, Columbus, OH 43211
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Ranked #44 of 139 hotels in Columbus
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
EonMiller Columbus, Ohio
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I first started staying at this hotel when I needed a place to return to after Columbus Crew games. I often stayed with friends or family from out of town and the service was consistently top notch. Despite the affordable nature of the hotel, I always felt like I was receiving four or five star service from all staff members... More

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Central Indiana
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109 reviews 109 reviews
15 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful hotel, clean, comfy & convenient to the Expo Center. It is just one exit north of the fairgrounds, very easy to find. The room was clean and quiet. The breakfast surprised me, being that the lady served real scrambled eggs (not those egg patties), sausage, biscuits & gravy and warm cinnamon rolls, which were wonderful. It... More

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come to Columbus about once or twice a year. Last year I stayed here for the first time and was really pleased with the service, location and price. I returned here again recently and was equally impressed. This has now become my go to hotel for Columbus. The hotel is family owned and the staff is incredibly friendly, helpful... More

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holidayinnexpress00, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ohio State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Merlin C, Thank you for choosing our hotel again for your return stay in Columbus, Ohio. I am thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us again! Being just minutes away from the Columbus Crew Stadium, Nationwide Arena and Ohio Stadium definitely has it's perks and we look forward to hosting you again when your travels bring you... More

Martins Ferry, OH
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hello, Let me start off by saying that we have always stayed at Holiday Inn brand hotels. We have almost always been satisfied with our Holiday Inn experiences. This past weekends stay, has not typical, but will now keep us away from the brand that we have grown to know and TRUST! The reviews that claim that this hotel is... More

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holidayinnexpress00, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ohio State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

2EEs4Me, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your most recent experience at our hotel with us. Here at the Holiday Inn Express we truly value our guest's feedback such as yours as it allows us to better improve our product for our guests. I apologize for all of the misunderstandings that occurred during your stay with... More

Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I was a guest of this hotel for 6 days and it was an excellent experience. The staff was friendly and always professional. My room and the entire hotel was spotless. The computer and printer in the lobby were very useful to check emails paid and print boarding passes. The hostess team who prepared our breakfast each day did an... More

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holidayinnexpress00, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ohio State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Fernbe, I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your most recent stay with us! Thank you so much for sharing your experience at our hotel. I am thrilled to see that we have earned the honor of being your home away from home while visiting Columbus! On behalf of the Holiday Inn Express - Ohio State Fairgrounds family... More

Saint Joseph
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This hotel is my pick for staying in columbus for the Expo Center events I attend throughout the year. Side streets bring me right to the center. The staff was again very friendly with a follow up call to be sure my room was perfect. The lobby was going through a updating and it looks great. The quality breakfast is... More

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holidayinnexpress00, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ohio State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Lisa P, I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay while visiting us again this year! We too are very excited about our current renovations and we are even more excited for our future planned renovations to be completed! Here at the Holiday Inn Express - Ohio State Fairgrounds and Expo Center we constantly trying to improve... More

Smiths Falls, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Right from arranging our early check-in through to our efficient check-out, staff were extremely helpful to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Staff were very friendly as well. The breakfast was the best I have ever had at any hotel that I have stayed in. The beds and room were very comfortable. Also enjoyed the pool.

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holidayinnexpress00, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ohio State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Carol F., I am thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us! Here at the Holiday Inn Express - Ohio State Fairgrounds we take pride in providing comfortable accommodations with an attentive staff and complimentary full hot breakfast! I am so happy to see that we were able to exceed your expectations! Thank you so much for taking... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Very well maintained property. Not a thing to complain about. The elevator (right next to our room) was even quiet. While it's not in the most amazing location, it is VERY close to a whole bunch of cool stuff. We were not more than 7 minutes from downtown, Short North, Clintonville and plenty other destinations in Columbus.

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holidayinnexpress00, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ohio State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Scott G, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel with us! I am pleased to see that we were able to offer you comfortable accommodations and I am glad you were able to take advantage of our super convenient location! On behalf of myself and my entire team we appreciate your feedback... More

Wauconda, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

For the most part, HIE properties are pretty consistent in their quality and accomodations. This property is no exception. Upon check-in, the front desk guy efficiently checked me in. There was also a batch of chocolate chip cookies, which was a nice touch. The room itself was clean and didn't have an unpleasant smell. It included a mini-fridge and microwave.... More

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HolidayInnExpress701, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ohio State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

LathamFamily, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Holiday Inn Express with others who are looking to find a hotel in Columbus with an attentive staff, well-equipped rooms and hot-breakfast included. In order to provide our guests with everything they need, we are continually looking for ways to update our property and your feedback about an additional outlet will... More

Chillicothe, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The family owned hotel goes above and beyond to try to please. I would suggest any problems be addressed to them and not the employees, while they are nice and polite they can only do so much. I stayed there four days without any issues at all but I did hear a complaint from a guest about a noisy heating... More

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HolidayInnExpress701, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ohio State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

22Faith – Thank you for your comments and it’s great to hear that our hotel ranks among your top in terms of cleanliness and that you enjoyed your experience! The entire team here at the Holiday Inn Express works together to ensure that our guests’ needs are met and our family of employees is eager to make our guests feel... More

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Also Known As:
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Address: 701 E Hudson Street, Columbus, OH 43211
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Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Business Hotel in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Ohio State Fair/Expo Center 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Ohio State University and Expo Center hotel features complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, breakfast bar, indoor pool, fitness room and a meeting room. We also feature a variety of suite rooms including Jacuzzi and executive suites. The Holiday Inn Express Ohio State University and Expo Center hotel is located 1/2 mile from the Ohio Expo Center and Fairgrounds, Crew Stadium, and Ohio Historical Society as well as 1.3 miles from The Ohio State University. Our hotel is less than 5 minutes from downtown Columbus, the Columbus Convention Center and the Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is a short 10 minute drive. ... more   less 
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#33 Business Hotel in Columbus
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Express Ohio State University and Expo Center hotel features complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, breakfast bar, indoor pool, fitness room and a meeting room. We also feature a variety of suite rooms including Jacuzzi and executive suites. The Holiday Inn Express Ohio State University and Expo Center hotel is located 1/2 mile from the Ohio Expo Center and Fairgrounds, Crew Stadium, and Ohio Historical Society as well as 1.3 miles from The Ohio State University. Our hotel is less than 5 minutes from downtown Columbus, the Columbus Convention Center and the Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is a short 10 minute drive. ... more   less 
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