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Cambria Suites
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9100 Lyra Drive, Columbus, OH 43240   |  
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Ortonville, Michigan, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Excellent Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We took a weekend family trip with our two young daughters to Columbus, OH to visit the new American Girl Store at the Easton Center. After checking reviews of several area hotels, we decided to stay at the Cambria Suites, which turned out to be an excellent decision. The area around the hotel is very nice and seemingly safe. There is every conceivable restaurant within a couple miles of the hotel. There is also a Costco next to the hotel, which had the cheapest gas in the area (if you're a member). The hotel appeared to be pretty new, and I believe it must have been built as a 100% non-smoking facility. Our room and everywhere else we visited in the hotel had a very natural fresh smell. My wife and I are very sensitive to cigarette smoke, and we can tell those hotels that once allowed smoking, but then switched to being non-smoking. Both check-in and check-out was fast and smooth. All of the hotel’s staff we encountered during our stay were very pleasant, helpful, and greeted us with a smile. The lobby, restaurant, pool, and our room were all very bright and clean. We had a two queen bed suite, which was large and comfortable for the four of us. The room was nicely decorated and all the fixtures appeared to be new. The A/C worked well and kept the room at the temperature we set. There are two flat screen TV's in the room, one in front of the beds and one in a separate seating area (a nice touch, especially if you have kids). Adjacent to the seating area was a desk with a good lamp and plenty of outlets for charging all our portable devices. The desk also had an Ethernet cord for wired internet service, in addition to the free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel (full signal everywhere). There was also a wall mounted block of audio/visual inputs at the desk, which feeds into the wall mounted flat screen TV in the seating area. This was the first time we encountered something this and it made it very convenient for plugging in our children's portable DVD player (see attached photos). We found the beds, bedding and pillows to be extremely comfortable (and I have a bad back). There was a small microwave oven, coffee maker, and mini refrigerator in the room, which actually kept our drinks very cold. The showerhead was large, with excellent water pressure. The shower head was also mounted a little higher than average, which was a big plus for me, as I am tall and often have to bend down to get under the showerhead. My only knock is that they use a “passive ventilation” system in the bathroom, which many of the new hotels have now, instead of an actual ventilation fan. So even if you leave the bathroom door open, you’re going to have a fogged up bathroom mirror after someone takes a shower. There is a small restaurant, a bar and room service available in the hotel, but we did not use any of them. A hot breakfast is available for $9.95 and looked very nice, but we had other plans for breakfast. The indoor heated pool and hot tub were very nice, and according to our daughters, a lot nicer than other hotel pools. Compared to the rates at the other area “suite type” hotels, we felt we received excellent value for what we paid. We will definitely stay at Cambria Suites again. On a separate note completely unrelated to this hotel, the Columbus American Girl store is VERY small, crowded, with limited in-store stock.

Room Tip: Go for the 4th (top) floor (no overhead sounds).
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Osceola, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I stayed for one night during a recent business trip to Columbus. The Cambria Suites is located on the north side of Columbus in a nice area with lots of shopping and dining options nearby. I would highly recommend this hotel for those of you traveling to the Columbus area. Clean rooms, great service, and well worth the price.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DeanRump, General Manager at Cambria Suites, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thank you Bryan. We appreciate the nice review. I am pleased that you liked us and would recommend us so highly.

Sincerely,
Dean
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This hotel is terrific. It's located near everything, shopping, food, entertainment but it's also at the far corner of Lyra Road so it's quiet. The rooms are clean and a good size. The price is phenomenal. The breakfast is delicious even if you have to pay for it but they will do ala carte items if you only want a few things.
The only issue at this hotel is that the front desk staff is somewhat lax. There was only 1 friendly desk clerk in our entire 3 day stay. The rest of the desk staff was rude, didn't seem interested in answering questions and acted as if they'd rather be somewhere else. If you don't have any problems during your stay, the staff's rudeness won't bother you too much.
If you're looking for clean, spacious, and affordable than check in here! If you want top notch service go elsewhere.

Room Tip: Get a room on a higher floor so you're away from the hustle and bustle of the lobby.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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17 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This hotel is the best hotel that I've stayed at in Columbus area. I have stayed at several different hotels in the area but this one was the best. The customer service experience was excellent from the checkin to the entry of the room. The room was a really nice setup and large. The facility room for working out was much larger than most hotels, plus the location has lots of nice shopping areas. Overall excellent place to stay at.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DeanRump, Manager at Cambria Suites, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
I'm glad you enjoyed our hotel and had an excellent experience at Cambria Suites. We take great pride in our hotel and I hope you will return the next time you visit Columbus.

Thank you for Great review!
Dean
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Napa, California, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This was a great find in a beautiful part of town. We had never heard of Cambria and needed something at the last minute as the city was packed for an annual car show, which we were not attending. Cambria has a huge flat screen in the main lobby/lounge area along with a nice sized bar adjacent. The rooms are new and sparkling clean. The rates are reasonable at under $200 per night.

You have to pay ($9.95) for the buffet breakfast, but I always feel you pay for it anyway. Nice fresh selection. Coffee can be made in your room, or complimentary in convenient to go cups at the end of the bar in the lobby.

This property is also located across the parking lot (short walk) to a brand new Cabela's.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DeanRump, General Manager at Cambria Suites, responded to this review, August 1, 2013
I am pleased that you discovered us and that we were able to accommodate you on a very busy weekend. I'm also glad that you liked our modern design. We appreciate you staying with us and hope to see you again.

Sincerely,
Dean
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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

so much to do at this hotel and around it and the suites are absolutely gorgeous!
there is a pool, restaurant and spa on the premises. I didnt even have the time to experience all the amenities as we were in town for only 2 nights. however the room was spacious, clean and very trendy. loads of families were at this hotel, but that didnt bother me. I would def stay here again!

Room Tip: ask fron desk fro a view of the front, the rear view was ok, but nothing to write home about.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DeanRump, General Manager at Cambria Suites, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Thank you for the nice review!! I appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us and am glad you enjoyed your time at Cambria Suites. Me and my staff look forward to your next visit.

Sincerely,
Dean
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Commerce, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We were impressed with the room both with the size and cleanliness. The lobby was over-run with out of control noisy children and the hallway was noisy as well. I expect a "wild" atmosphere at a Motel 6 but not a a "suite" based hotel. I certainly would have expected management to have done something/anything to have insured other guests a pleasant visit. We could not even attempt a trip to the bar it was too dangerous to sit on bar stools with the wild ones running around. Then again I guess I should have expected the parents to control their children as well.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DeanRump, General Manager at Cambria Suites, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
I appreciate your review and I'm happy that you found Cambria Suites to be roomy and clean. I apologize for the activity level you encountered. We do try to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of all our guest however sometimes it becomes difficult. I hope you will give us another try next time you are in the area.

Thank you,
Dean
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Address: 9100 Lyra Drive, Columbus, OH 43240
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Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Columbus
#11 Romantic Hotel in Columbus
#22 Business Hotel in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cambria Suites 3*
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