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Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   111 East Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215   |  
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Ranked #24 of 142 Hotels in Columbus
Dayton, OH
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“Convenient & reasonable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

My son and I stayed here while my husband was at The James Cancer Center. We were about 10 minutes from the hospital. Room was spacious, clean, and very nice. Reasonable rate. Added bonus for us was a very inclusive continental breakfast. Parking close and more reasonable than most.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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redroof262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Your comments about your recent stay with us are greatly appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your room and our free continental breakfast. I hope your husband is recovering quickly. He is in very good hands at the James Cancer Center. Please come back and visit us again when you can experience our downtown area. You will find many fun things to do within walking distance from our hotel.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We were just staying the night to catch a Blue Jackets hockey game and leaving early morning to continue our road trip. Location seemed good. Parking was across the street from hotel in an outdoor municipal lot and cost extra. Staff was friendly and helpful. Looks like the hotel had a recent update of the facade, but you can tell it still could use improvements. When we went to bed we could hear lots of noise from other rooms; doors slamming, people walking by in the hallway, general conversation and television noise, and lots of traffic noise in the morning. The bed was comfortable and the room was nice enough. The continental breakfast was horrible; bagels, packaged danishes and muffins, and some questionable looking apples. Coming from two previous nights at Marriots in different US cities, this breakfast could not compare; the Marriot breakfasts were better than I would make for myself at home. We left hungry from the Red Roof though. Overall this hotel served it's purpose for a quick stayover. I wouldn't go as far to say don't stay here, but if we're ever in Columbus again, I would most certainley try a different hotel before coming back to Red Roof.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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redroof262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Thank you very much for letting us know what you liked and didn't especially like about our hotel. We appreciate your honest comments. I want to apologize for the noise that disturbed you and for the limited selections available on our continental breakfast. Good to know that you found your room to be comfortable and that our team gave you good service. We really appreciate your business. And, we still want to invite you back to stay with us again in the future.
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Sarnia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed Friday October 20, 2013 for one night to attend a hockey game at Nationwide arena. The hotel is conveniently located with a 7 or 8 minute walk to the arena. Pleasantly surprised with the room 417. It also had a small frig and mircowave. Staff were very nice with easy check in and out.

Breakfast was good. Good coffee with bagels, cereal, muffins etc. Parking was $10.00 and you had to park across the street. Not a bad deal when you consider the alternatives for downtown.

This hotel worked very well for us to attend an event downtown and will definitely consider it in the future.

  • Stayed October 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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redroof262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
We greatly appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your recent stay. Thank you! The frig and microwave that you mentioned being in your room are included in every one of our guest rooms here at the Red Roof Inn Columbus-Downtown. Also, flat screen TVs, coffee makers, irons & ironing boards, hair dryers and FREE Wi-Fi connection in all rooms. Please be aware that we are one of the few hotels downtown that offer complimentary airport shuttle service. (The airport shuttle runs from 8 AM to 6 PM daily, by advance reservation.) Please visit as again when you are staying in Columbus.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I spent two nights in mid of october, room was very big and clean.it is biggest hotel room i have ever see. Bed was comfortable and clean. Location is great, it is just walking distance from many places. Parking is across the road and have to pay ten box daily for that. The desk staff was very helpful with express checkout. breakfast is poor with few option.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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redroof262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thanks for commenting about your stay. We are often told that our rooms are spacious for being a downtown hotel. Some of our rooms are larger than others. Sounds like you had one of our big rooms. I will apologize to you for the limited selections on our continental breakfast. Yes, our location is very convenient for whatever is happening in downtown Columbus. Once you park here, you can usually walk to anything you need. Many, many nice restaurants and lounges next to us and within a block or two. We hope to see you back here staying with us again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Stayed at this hotel on Friday, 10/18 and was impressed. We came down to Columbus to attend a concert at the Bluestone and this hotel was within walking distance of the venue (1 mile).

The room was nice & clean and I was very impressed with the bed/pillows they were extremely comfortable. The front desk staff was approachable and talkative. What I enjoyed most was the value of this hotel. It was inexpensive compared to other hotels in the downtown area and for what we paid, I was very happy with the quality of the hotel. In addition, we received a 15% off our next visit just because which I will consider using on my next trip based on this experience.

It was somewhat inconvenient to have to walk across the street to get my vehicle however, for $10 a day with in and out privaleges I am not complaining. Other locations (garage) charge $20+ per day for in & out in Columbus and you will have to walk equal distance, if not more to get to an elevator go to the garage floor your car is on and get to your vehicle.

More confusion than anything was getting to the hotel based on the unique way the road is set up (not the hotels fault).

All in all, I would recommend this hotel as an option for families or friends staying in downtown Columbus especially if they are attended an event at the Bluestone.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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redroof262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you very much for telling us how much you liked your stay. Glad you found our parking to be helpful and reasonably priced in comparison to the other downtown hotels. As you said, it is easy to walk to almost anything you need downtown when you stay at the Red Roof Inn. We are across the street from the Greater Columbus Convention Center and only a couple of blocks from Nationwide Arena, The Short North and Arena Districts. Please come back and stay with us often. We love to see our repeat guests!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Hubby and I stayed here the night before the Nationwide Half Marathon. While we had a pleasant experience (friendly staff, clean room, great location for the race), our daughter and a friend had a less than satisfactory stay. Dirty socks under one of the beds and a cigarette butt beside the phone were just two things that they discovered shortly after arriving. At checkout, they were given a small discount but it just didn't seem enough compensation. Apparently, they could not be given another room because the hotel was full. So, we came away with mixed feelings about the place.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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redroof262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Your comments about your recent stay with us are very much appreciated. I am glad you found everything satisfactory in your room and that our location was great for participating in the Columbus Marathon. My apologies to your daughter for our shortcomings in her room. We always welcome constructive feedback so we can improve our services. Thank you for letting us know. I hope you will return for another visit over the coming months, or possibly for next year's Columbus Marathon.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Stayed on a Thursday evening for a business meeting on Friday. Room was modern in decor, but there was a smell of some sort of strong cleaning product- which is better than some other smells.

I was not aware that there is no parking on site. You have to take your life in your hands to get your car across the street to park- which is an extra flat charge,automatically added to your room fee. So, when you check out you either have to hoof it across the street, get your car, drive around the block, check out and then load your car OR drag all your belongings across the street.

Room was on the first floor, close to ice machine. At 5m someone was icing down their cooler. TV only had @ 10 stations, along with the normal PPV.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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redroof262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you for telling us about your stay in our hotel. My apologies for the inconvenience you experienced with our parking lot being located across the street. I hope you found our location to be convenient for your meeting and close to the many restaurants in our immediate area. Please come back and visit us again when you are in Columbus.
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Address: 111 East Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215
Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Columbus
#24 Family Hotel in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center 2*
Number of rooms: 149
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