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“Awesome Stay ! Brings back some old memories too” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3045 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202   |  
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Ranked #25 of 141 hotels in Columbus
San Jose, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Awesome Stay ! Brings back some old memories too”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Used to go to The Ohio State University for college and the apartment I used to stay is in close proximity. This HIE never used to exist then (I asked the lady at front and she said they built this in 2010). There are so many hotels nearby and this place is so close to the University, Downtown and the stadium for games. Coming back to the hotel, the rooms are so neat and clean. I got this huge room, elegant looking with excellent painting on the wall. The TV's were new and flat screen. Took care of rooms every day, clean bathrooms, huge space for dresses. Did not get a chance to try their breakfast, but expecting a typical HIE station (not sure though). There are so many food options nearby (literally walking distance); like Subway, McD, Burger King, a Kebab place and Canes (Chicken fingers place, awesome one!). Grocery store 'Kroger' is also few minutes walk from this place. There is public transportation right in front of the hotel that can take you to the University and other nearby places. Since it is a University town, the public transportation is pretty decent. This place is awesome and will come back and stay here if I ever get a chance to go back to Columbus.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Wilimington, Ohio
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I have stayed with Holiday Inn in the past and this experience was BY FAR the best!!! The staff was helpful, the facility was immaculate and the other guests were pleasant! A great experience for my first trip to a Buckeyes Game!

Room Tip: The King room with the extra room was very nice! No tv in view of the couch though.
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

My son was doing a summer internship in Columbus and we went to visit him for the weekend of 8/4/2012. His apartment was too small and he had roommates so we stayed at this Holiday Inn Express. The location of this hotel is great for doing anything related to the university. It's very close and easily accessible. It is also reasonably close tho the downtown and Short North area which has lots of shops and restaurants. Great place to walk around, buy something unusual and people watch.
The immediate area is not so aesthetically pleasing but the hotel is attractive, very clean, the rooms really spacious and the free breakfast was great and restocked often. The staff at check-in and check-out were very friendly. If there was one improvement that could be made it would be mattress quality. It wasn't bad at all, just not as nice as some chains are using now.

Room Tip: Our room was on the second floor facing the main street. This put the roof for the entry right in fr...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

I stay here frequently, since I work for OSU but I live in Cleveland. The hotel is spotlessly clean everywhere, even the elevators and it is very quiet. The rooms are large and comfortable. The staff at the desk is efficient and polite, they will take care of everything. The breakfast is always good. When I travel other places, I always miss this hotel, because they are never as good, not even the big Hiltons. No joke, when I walk into my room I literally say "Ahhhhh...."

Room Tip: Room on the end of the hallways by the windo seem bigger.
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012 via mobile

Went up for the fair. Was very near OSU and close to fairgrounds. Excellent from the time we walked in. Friendly staff, very clean room and hotel. Nice hot breakfast. Pool and hot tub well maintained.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We stayed here while visiting Ohio State University. The hotel is just a short drive (<10 min.) from the University. I was told by the staff that it is only two years old. It felt new. We were on the 7th floor, waiting for elevators was never an issue. The room was very clean. The room had two beds and a pull-out sofabed. The beds and pillows were very comfortable. We used the fitness room, which was clean, and had the standard cardio and weight machines. The pool was clean, but small, and the water was comfortably warm. The staff was very friendly and courteous.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

Stayed two nights. Service was excellent. Staff very friendly. My biggest complaint is no fresh air comes into upper levels. Elevators and hallways stuffy and strong chemical smell. Beds are clean and comfortable. I think floors need to be better vacuumed. The housekeeping staff was very nice and accommodating.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 3045 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202
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Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Business Hotel in Columbus
#25 Family Hotel in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the Holiday Inn Express & Suites located right outside of downtown Columbus, in the heart of the Ohio State University! This is an upscale luxurious hotel with every amenity you can think of. We offer a free extended hot breakfast as well. ... more   less 
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