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The Lofts Hotel
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   55 East Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43215   |  
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Ranked #5 of 20 Columbus B&B and Inns
Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lofts Columbus”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I recently stayed and the Lofts and overall enjoyed the stay. The room is nice, big, and has a lot of windows so it does not seem as dingy and dark as many hotels. The A/C, in their rooms works much better than most from the rooms that I have stayed in, in downtown Columbus. The room was clean and the staff seemed friendly. I only stayed one night so I had limited interaction with the staff. The room service from Max and Erma's was great. The food came up to the room quickly, was hot, and the Max & Erma's staff was very friendly. The food also tasted better than some of the other Max & Erma locations that I have eaten at. Price wise, though, I think it was a little high as the rooms are nice and clean, but nothing over the top and it is in downtown Columbus after all. I would recommend the hotel and would stay again, I think they could work on their rates a bit.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Dirk B, General Manager at The Lofts Hotel, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear KevK_9113,

Thank you for staying at The Lofts for your recent trip top Columbus, Ohio. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and the food at Max & Erma’s. We appreciate the feedback.

Dirk Bengel
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The Lofts 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Big rooms with very high ceilings. no lobby to speak of so if your room is not ready, go next door to the Crowne Plaza which is the adjoining building and they share a driveway. The fitness center is more than adequate and is located in the Crowne Plaza with a connecting door on the second floor. Breakfast buffet with a chef making omelets is served in the restaurant on the ground floor. 2-3 easy blocks from all the Nationwide buildings. An above average hotel, but nothing grande or beautiful. Maintenance staff fixed our HD TV in about 3 minutes from our call to the front desk. Would absolutely stay here again on another business trip.

Room Tip: Elevators are slow, especially in the morning. Low floor allows you to take the steps. 2ns floor c...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Dirk B, General Manager at The Lofts Hotel, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Zebtee,

Thank you for staying at The Lofts for your recent trip to Columbus, Ohio. Im happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and breakfast. We hope to see you again soon on your next business tirp.

Dirk Bengel
General Manager
The Lofts Hotel
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Bath
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This hotel is great! Our room (a superior King) was huge and the bed was really comfortable. We were very well looked after. My requests for extra toiletries and coffee were dealt with immediately. The waiting staff in the restaurant were really attentive and friendly. We also had room service breakfast, which was prompt and tasty and the coffee was good. the mini bar was well stocked and reasonably priced. Despite jet lag, we slept really soundly. I wouldn't bring my mother here - don't think she would get the "industrial chic" but for us, it was perfect.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dirk B, General Manager at The Lofts Hotel, responded to this review, May 6, 2014
Dear PoshPantsBath,
Thank you for staying at The Lofts for your recent trip to Columbus, Ohio. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the restaurant. We hope to see you again soon!

Dirk Bengel
General Manager
The Lofts Hotel
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Manhattan, NY
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The fact that this building is an old warehouse makes the rooms and building interesting. Each room is very big and the beds are incredibly comfortable. There is a refrigerator in each room. The staff has always been very nice and helpful with recommendations.
The hotel is located in a great location. there are many restaurants and bars within walking distance to the hotel.
The only Con I have is that breakfast is served within the hotel. You have to go elsewhere to get food. There's a small coffee pot as you exit.

Room Tip: The top floor, 5th floor have amazing ceilings.
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Dirk B, General Manager at The Lofts Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Dear nki65,

Thank you for staying at The Lofts Hotel for your recent trip to Columbus. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We do have a hot breakfast buffet on the first floor of the hotel at Max & Erma’s that offers room service as well. We hope to see you again soon.

Dirk Bengel
General Manager
The Lofts Hotel
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Our room was immaculate. We had a king bed with the sitting room. The 3rd floor corner room overlooked the convention center and downtown nightlife.. perfection. I'm a light sleeper so noise woke me up once, but that's saying something.

We had the parking and breakfast package which was WORTH the money. The breakfast buffet at adjoining Max & Erma's was above average with many options including an omelet chef. And you would have had to pay to park anyways so it adds up in your benefit.

Only negative was the desk clerk at check in and check out (same person). She was a little sassy and not hospitable. She also tried to charge us at check out for parking when it was included in our reservation. Easily overlooked though. Our room was perfect. Wish we had stayed longer.

Room Tip: We stayed on the 3rd floor in a corner room right off of the elevator (possibly #301?) It was PERFEC...
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Dirk B, General Manager at The Lofts Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Dear Casey J,

Thank you for staying at The Lofts Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Im so happy to hear that your room was immaculate and you enjoyed the Max& Erma’s hot breakfast buffet. I hope you get to stay a little longer next time!

Dirk Bengel
General Manager
The Lofts Hotel- Downtown Columbus
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Waldwick, New Jersey
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The lofts hotel is a trendy, quiet, cool place to stay with rooms that have exposed brick and super high ceilings. Food at Max and Erma's is great and the front desk staff were helpful and very accommodating. The only reason I gave the service 4 stars is that housekeeping was less than excellent. They never replenished coffee, cups or toiletries and we had to call down each morning for these. Service was always prompt though!! Definitely stay here when in Columbus, as they are walking distance to the trendy strip of High St. I would certainly return!!

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dirk B, General Manager at The Lofts Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Dear Stephanie D,

Thank you for staying at The Lofts Hotel in downtown Columbus! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for the information in your review. We hope to see you again soon!

Dirk Bengel
General Manager
The Lofts Hotel- downtown Columbus
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My husband and I went here for a night away. The I loved the room. It was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. We ordered room service which is from Max & Ermas downstairs. The only complaint I really have is that we could hear the people in the hallway. Doors slamming and then at 6:30am someone was in the hallway yelling. Other than that it was a very enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Dirk B, General Manager at The Lofts Hotel, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Jsps2006,

Thank you for staying at The Lofts Hotel for your night away! I am happy to hear you enjoyed the room and your experience. We hope to see you again soon.

Dirk Bengel
General Manager
The Lofts Hotel
Columbus, Ohio
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Additional Information about The Lofts Hotel

Address: 55 East Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43215
Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lofts Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lofts is a luxury boutique hotel like no other in the world. Each of its 44 rooms and lodging accommodations is distinctive, offering special features that truly set it apart. Its designer interior offers clean, contemporary lines, dramatically juxtaposed against the strength of a proud historic building. But beyond its rich history and great beauty, The Lofts offers guests a host of features. All rooms were refreshed in 2010. ... more   less 
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The Lofts Hotel Columbus, Ohio
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