I would not recommend this as a go-to hotel for a female business traveler. From the very beginning, I was unsure I really wanted to get myself into this, but thought, "It looks decent enough." Eh...
I'm a person who can "roll with it", if you know what I mean. I probably should have just rolled away.
I had a coupon from a Traveler's Friend coupon book, and now I think I know why. I don't expect this sham of a Choice Hotel to last long unless major renovations and an overhaul of management take place.
Arrival is toward the back of a dingy alley, behind a creepy Econo Lodge, and in front of a run-down Motel 6. Just the types of places you wanna see when you check into your suite, right?
Front desk manager actually looked shocked that someone was actually checking in!
I felt founded in my decision to stay based on the reasonably attractive facade and decor downstairs, but from a ride in an elevator that smells of urine to a room that smelled of burnt food and had someone else's hair on the pillows, I was sleeping on top of the covers and convincing myself that it was worth $61/night. (I have now additionally read that there were cases of bed bugs confirmed? I seriously want to throw up.)
I stayed anyway, and hey there were amenities galore, right? Wrong!
Tried the "fitness room" and pool--- a room that appeared to be added on after the fact with basic playwood and drywall... pool looked unclean and exercise room was a closet containing 1 bike, 1 treadmill (which didn't work), and a tv that also did not work. The general vibe from this off-the-beaten path area, which should be the relief from an otherwise blah blah blah motel gave a vibe of lurking observation by something or someone. I refused to stay for more than 5 minutes there and resorted to watching tv for the rest of the night, locked in my room--- and oh, by the way, no TLC, Discovery Health... nothing one would expect from cable television.
Only good for a night of uninterrupted rest and out the door the next day... or the Internet connection. That was solid with 4 bars. What else was there to do?
My advice: try Candlewood Suites in the Polaris area if you are a female business traveler. They have everything you want from a pool & excercise room, and certain safety, and you'll possibly pay about $10-15 more with an area full of things to do. Other options from the Traveler's Friend book: Holiday Inn Express off 270. Clean, comfy, and just an additional $10 for all the comforts of home.
If you are looking for a throw-down quicky or a place to snooze after an absolutely exhausting, can't-drive-one-more-minute kind of day, maybe this is your place, but otherwise, drive on by. Really--- You can do better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The East Suites Hotel offers guests an indoor pool, free Continental breakfast, fitness room, free high-speed wireless Internet access, guest laundry, business center, fax/copy service, wake-up service, free parking with room for large vehicles and meeting facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Suites Columbus
- East Suites Hotel Columbus Ohio