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“Decent hotel in a nice neighborhood” 3 of 5 stars
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Varsity Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1445 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43212   |  
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Ranked #88 of 140 Hotels in Columbus
Singapore, Singapore
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“Decent hotel in a nice neighborhood”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I stayed at this hotel while attending a conference. The hotel is a bit far away from downtown. But there are buses every 13-15 minutes in peak hours. The hotel in itself is neither great, not bad. It is a decent stay if you are on a budget. The room was clean. However, there was this moth in my room for 4 of the 7 days that I stayed. It didn't bother me though. The carpets were clean and the beds were clean. The one thing that goes in favour of this hotel is its neighborhood. There are lots of places to eat in a 10-15mins walking radius. There is also Target just a couple of blocks away.

Overall, a decent stay. Nothing to complain about. If you get to stay in downtown, stay there. If you are on a budget, this is one the best options for you.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Amherst, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The hotel is conveniently located to OSU campus. Bed linens were clean and fairly comfortable. The water pressure was great in the shower.
However, the carpet is old/dirty and we killed 2 roaches!
The "best part" was that we had to stay a 2nd night and when we came back the dead bugs were still on the floor after they "cleaned" the room!
We tried our best to re-locate that 2nd night and sadly were unable!
Will not go back and we have a freshmen entering OSU this August.

Room Tip: There was no fitness center.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Dayton, Ohio
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have stayed in this hotel before but will not do so again. The room was not clean, the toilet was not anchored to the floor very well, the towel holders were broken and the air conditioner made such a racket all night I could not sleep.

Room Tip: Avoid this hotel, there are plenty more in tghe area.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I can't say enough about how thankful we are for Varsity Inn South! Being able to stay in a clean, safe place while our son is in the hospital means so much! Thanks to each and every person who helped make this possible. You're the best!

Room Tip: All rooms we have had so far are equally good. We chose no smoking, ground level rooms. The rooms ar...
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

The staff behind the desk were extremely rude; they accused my confirmation email/"proof of booking" paper, of being fake, gave me a receipt for a random amount, which was more than my email/booking confirmation said I owed. They also argued that the room I booked was unavailable, meanwhile I booked it a month in advance over the telephone (I booked through the hotel directly, not a secondary source such as hotels.com/tripadvisor.com). The room I ended up with was disgusting and dirty, neighbors were banging on the wall, beds were disgusting and overall, the room was filthy. I will never recommend this hotel to anybody; I was completely dissatisfied and appalled by the horrible service.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sylvania, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Varsity Inn North and South is so wonderful to help people traveling into Columbus for cancer treatments and appointments. Nice staff! Wonderful service!It is so nice to know that there are places out there willing to help people make their journey a little more comfortable. Thank you Varsity Inn for your generousity.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Four Oaks, North Carolina
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Everything worked great in the room. Fast internet; cable television channels. Beside Bob Evans. Staff was exceptional and professional. The parking was easy and close to the room. And when I arrived to the room was greeted with a warm room as the heat had been turned on in plenty of time to heat the room. Nice. Check In and Check Out were quick and easy.

Room Tip: Went for Very Good for location with regard to the restaurant beside the hotel. It was actually an...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Varsity Inn

Address: 1445 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43212
Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #88 of 140 Hotels in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Varsity Inn 2*
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Also Known As:
Varsity Hotel Columbus
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