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“Convenient Place to Stay Near OSU Campus” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU

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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 #33 of 142 Hotels in Columbus
Dayton, Ohio
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Convenient Place to Stay Near OSU Campus”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This is a very clean hotel, and the room was very nice and roomy. The price is much more affordable than some other hotels near OSU. The breakfast was hot and ready right at 6:30. Check-in and check-out processes were smooth. I would stay here again. There is an indoor pool and a hot tub on the first floor. To get to some of the restaurants, you might need to drive about 5 minutes.

  • Stayed May 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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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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96 reviews 96 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights, and had a comfortable stay. Clean rooms, comfortable beds, polite staff. We were about 10 minutes (including traffic and stoplights) from the OSU athletic campus, and the campus was very easy to find from our location. The breakfast was o.k., too -- freshly prepared, with plenty of coffee available. The only downside I could see was something outside of the hotel's control -- the lack of good restaurants within walking distance. There were fast food places galore, and sit-down chains like Applebee's, but nothing more upscale in the immediate area.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leo, IN
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We visited Columbus for a dance competition and the studio blocked some rooms at this hotel. I guess we had a choice to stay elsewhere, but chose not to. Glad we didn't. The property was well maintained and the staff was pleasant. With 5 of us, we stayed in one of the 2-bedroom king suites. It was extremely roomy, the beds were comfortable, and the room was clean. The kids enjoyed the pool and hot tub that was never overcrowded. The breakfast was ample and tasty, and there was plenty of space to sit and eat. Overall, a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This is an excellent facility to stay at. The staff were professional, courteous, and helpful. The rooms were spacious and i felt safe and secure. The front desk personnel provided the guests with complimentary snacks and drinks are were also very attentive.

  • Stayed March 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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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Very clean, well-maintained property. Tasteful decorations, and I love that both firm and soft pillows are placed on each bed. The complementary breakfast had a good variety. We were upgraded to a suite for being Priority Club members. A nice surprise! It was a great location for us, with easy access to major Columbus attractions. I was not aware of the 96 hour cancellation policy, but thankfully we did not have to utilize it. I would definitely recommend this hotel and would also stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Lima, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I stayed at this Holiday Inn because it is on of the hotels that give a discount rate if a family member is in the OSU Wexner Medical Center. While I was there I took advantage of the shuttle the hotel provides to the hospital. This was of great help to me and I appreciate the on time service that even included Sat. and Sun. The staff was very friendly, the breakfast buffet was good and my room was quiet and clean.

Room Tip: My room was on the 3rd floor and it was quiet and clean.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed here while visiting OSU. Very close and convenient to the campus. Check in was great, service was very good. The reservationist was extremely helpful and recommended a few restaurants in the area (which we did go to and it was delicious!) Breakfast was usual, but everything was fresh and kept full. Not too crowded, and area was clean. Room had two queen beds and a sofa, fridge and microwave. Price was extremely reasonable, if not inexpensive. Will definitely be staying here again...since son has decided to attend OSU!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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manav s, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. We take great pleasure hosting kind and friendly guests such as yourself. I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel, and your new home away from home while visiting your son!
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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:
#27 Family Hotel in Columbus
#28 Business 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*
Number of rooms: 100
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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