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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 #43 of 140 hotels in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over all the property looks ok. Kind of loud with the traffic from the highway. The shower head was moldy. Gross. Then I find the desk drawer full of condiments and old fortune cookies. Needless to say, first and last stay at this property.

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

H20joe, Thank you for leaving us feedback about your recent stay with us. Please allow us to apologize for the over-all challenges you had and any inconvenience you may have encountered that did not live up to your expectations. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions... More

Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice Hotel to live in. If there was anything I could complain about it would be that the walls are a little thin. Other than that this place was excellent in all areas. Lots of restaurants around and a Wal-Mart. No complaints her.

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

Kenyatta O. Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel! I am so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us! On behalf of my entire team and I we appreciate your business and look forward to hosting you again soon! Trusha, Manager More

Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great location to the Ohio State Fairgrounds. The check in was smooth, and receptionist was very polite. Interesting thing was that she stressed that the hotel was a smoke free hotel. Unfortunately, when we walked into our room, there was a very strong smell of cigarettes. I did mention it to the front desk, and they apologized, and did offer... More

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

dholub, Thank you for leaving us feedback about your recent stay with us. Please allow us to apologize for the over-all challenges you had and any inconvenience you may have encountered that did not live up to your expectations. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions... More

New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My family and I needed a place to stay while attending a wedding. We found the staff very accomodating and the service excellent. Great breakfast. Clean rooms. East access to Columbus. Great staff. A perfect choice.

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

NewJerseyJer, Thank you so much for choosing our hotel while in town for your wedding celebrations! I am so happy to see that our friendly staff, and clean, comfortable accommodations helped make your stay with us more enjoyable. On behalf of my entire team and I we appreciate your business and look forward to hosting you again soon! Trusha, Manager More

Holt, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I attended the Good Guys Car Show last weekend - the hotel is 1 1/2 mile away from the Expo Center which makes it so convenient for us to get in and out of the car show. The hotel was clean, had great breakfast and the most wonderful staff. I have to mention the very friendly Emily... More

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

Priscilla L., I am beyond thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel! I am excited to share your kind words with my entire team, especially Emily! I am also happy to see that you enjoyed our annual Good Guys BBQ. We really appreciate you coming out and grilling with us! Thank you again for your generous review and... More

Morganton, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This hotel is pretty much the standard that all hotels should strive to meet. The room was clean, the staff was friendly, it had a nice pool, there was a good full hot breakfast, and it was easy on-off access to the interstate. This hotel was perfect for us as we were just traveling through on a long road trip... More

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

afordham91, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel with us. I am so happy that you found your stay clean, clean comfortable and friendly! I am sorry to see that you had a poor experience at a previous hotel but I am glad that we were able to make up for that... More

Greensburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We checked in on July 4th around 5 pm. The back door to the parking lot which has a sign that it is "locked 24hr, need room key to enter" was NOT LOCKED. I mentioned it to the lady at the front desk. She indicated it would be fixed. Came back from the Clippers game around 11pm and the door... More

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

Thank you for bringing the issue of the first floor door remaining unlocked during your stay to our attention. I apologize for the inconvenience this caused you during your stay and I am happily able to report that the issue has been resolved. Prior to your arrival a guest caused out fire panel alert system to activate. For security reasons,... More

Mundelein, Illinois
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

If you're doing anything near OSU this is a good location. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. I have a couple breakfast places I like in C'Bus so I didn't sample the hotel breakfast. The place is right off I71 which is convenient.

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

Princerman, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel with us. I am so happy to see that you were able to take advantage of our convenient location, right off the highway and just minutes from the Ohio Sate University! I am also thrilled to see that you found your room to be... More

Waterford, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Dispute this being in an area that you shouldn't walk around outside after dark even in a well lite parking lot. The hotel was fairly clean and the staff were excellent and very helpful. Breakfast was ok filled the spot. I was a bit put off when they recharged my credit card the day before my arrival for one night.... More

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

Terrilyn M, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts about your stay with us! It is great see that your room was clean and you enjoyed your stay, which is a testament to our outstanding housekeeping and guest service team! I do apologize for the inconvenience our pre-arrival authorizations caused you during your stay, due... More

Bethesda, Maryland
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The hotel is quiet (despite being near a freeway), and has excellent staff services. When was the last time you got a call after you got into your room to check and see if you're satisfied? This place does just that. And, you can see that the people working there want to make you stay great. The room was clean,... More

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

Gizbab, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel with us! Here at the Holiday Inn Express - Ohio State Fairgrounds our guest's satisfaction is our highest priority! I am so happy to see that your room was clean and inviting and our team made you feel welcome! I'm also glad to see... More

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Address: 701 E Hudson Street, Columbus, OH 43211
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Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Ohio State Fair/Expo Center 2.5*
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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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