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The Blackwell
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210   |  
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Just brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We arrived in Columbus after a long and trying day in transit. I'd read the reviews and expected something nice, but the Blackwell surpassed all my expectations. The hotel room was beautiful, with two work spaces - important as this was a work trip.

Both room and bathroom were spotless. Good facilities and an excellent selection of guest toiletries, tea, hot chocolate and coffee. Staff were pleasant and helpful, the hotel was quiet and the bed extremely comfortable.

The location was also very convenient - just next to the Columbus uni and close to lots of restaurants and other facilities within walking distance. The bistro was good with nice staff and a good selection of dishes and complimentary wines. A very pleasant experience.

If I ever return to Columbus, I will definitely aim to stay at the Blackwell again.

  • Stayed October 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

It was our first visit to the Blackwell at The Ohio State University. We were there for the College of Engineering Awards program and the OSU-Nebraska homecoming game. The buckeye football players were staying there on Friday evening before their game with the Huskers and it was exciting to pass the players in the looby and hallways. Our ten year old son was in shock to be so close to the players and to be able to converse with them. Now onto the accomodations. The main lobby is too small and is a main failure in the overall design. The decorum is conservative and uninspiring. Overall, the rooms, lobby and amenity spaces are "frumpy" and deserve a modern hip appearance. We were expecting more in terms of design especially since it is located adjacent to the Knowlton School of Architecture which is a great building full of inspiration. The hotel only recives a very good rating because of its location and proximity to the campus and sporting venues. You are minutes from Ohio Stadium, the Oval and the Schottenstein Center. The hotel is very lively during football weekends and I would recommend it for those special events. No spa or swimming pool but the exercise room is decent.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We stayed here on the Friday/Saturday of the Buckeye's football home opener against Miami of Ohio. This is an impossible reservation to get but we were lucky that a season ticket holder could not go to this game and he transferred his reservation to us.

It was $300/night by the time we had taxes and valet parking ($15/night) were added. The location is what makes it worth this price. Perfect for game day. The team stays here the Friday before the game so you may run into Urban or one of the players. It is THE place to be during home football games.

They have a bar set up outside the elevators on game day - beer and donuts! Too funny. Nice attention to detail as you can see in my photos. Clean and well appointed. It would be a deal at $159 w/breakfast as some on here have gotten. You get gouged during football season but it was so nice to be able to walk to the Shoe and to the Skull Session and to go shopping at the team stores w/o worrying about driving, parking and dodging co-eds!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Winterville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I had a great stay at the Blackwell. Wonderful hotel and conveniently located. It certainly was a bit pricey, but with the offered airport shuttle and town car service included in the stay, it was well worth it! Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

I decided to follow the reviews on TripAdvisor and give this place a shot. I was a little hesitant as it is ran by the students of the university but I was pleasantly surprised.

The staff was excellent! I had just came from a three night stay at the Ritz-Carlton in Cleveland and I can honestly say the service was on par, if not better than the Ritz.

Everyone I encountered was friendly and seemed genuinely interested in how I was enjoying my stay and/or if I had any questions about surrounding area or any needs.

Valet was great. Friendly and prompt when retrieving my vehicle.

Check-in was quick and efficient.

The room was spotless. Kudos to your housekeeping staff as they did an excellent job! The channel selection was great and better than most hotels. The bed was comfortable and I never heard any noises from the adjacent rooms.

Location is great for any activities involving the university. Plethora of restaurants close by.

The only dislike was the shower head, as the stream was either very concentrated or too spread out. No big deal.

Toiletries were of a good quality as well.

I will be staying here again as the value for this hotel was great. Great job OSU

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Stayed for one to take a campus tour with my son and was very pleased. Check in was smooth, room was very clean and nicely furnished. Breakfast buffet was average. Valet and lobby staff very helpful. Even though we had a car, it never left the garage. Everything on the OSU campus is within walking distance of this hotel. They also offer a free ride service to anywhere on campus which we used on one occassion.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We stayed at The The Blackwell is our favorite hotel in the Columbus area, especially after a football Saturday. The hotel is in excellent condition. The service is impeccable. The room service is very good and reasonable. With turndown service and valet parking, this hotel is hard to beat!

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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
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Address: 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210
Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Columbus
#1 Business Hotel in Columbus
#1 Luxury Hotel in Columbus
#3 Romantic Hotel in Columbus
#7 Best Value Hotel in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Blackwell 4*
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