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“Good Hotel, Good Location.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-The Ohio State University

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Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-The Ohio State University
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   441 Ackerman Road, Columbus, OH 43202   |  
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Ranked #31 of 142 Hotels in Columbus
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good Hotel, Good Location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I stayed here on business July 23-26 2012. The hotel was ran by a nice lady who worked quickly to get me situated even though I came before check-in time. The rooms were pretty clean and always well stocked with the essentials. Very cheap, great value. You're right next to OSU. You can walk to a couple good bars and restaurants from the hotel. (and I don't mean the Applebee's and McDonald's. :) ) Despite its motel design with outdoor facing rooms, I was never bothered by noise. Great A/C. Could use more TV channels.

Room Tip: My room was south facing and quiet. The north side faces a drive-thru, so it might not be.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RedRoof121, Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-The Ohio State University, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your stay was. I’m very pleased that we were able to accommodate you, with an early check in. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in the area.

Thanks
Stephanie
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

I want to personally thank the staff at Red Roof Inn(OSU), courteous, efficient, and very friendly & helpful...one particular desk clerk, first name Pam was a sweetheart, she gave us personal attention and made our stay one of the best we have had...look forward to going back, and especially seeing Pam again!!! Thank you!!! A Proud Buckeye

Room Tip: loved the King supreme!!!
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  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RedRoof121, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-The Ohio State University, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to let my staff and myself know how we are doing. I will be letting Pam know that she really made a difference in your stay at the OSU Red Roof Inn. We look forward to seeing your next visit to the area.
Thanks
Stephanie Jones
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We called around and chose this hotel because it was close to the university and had a reasonable price. The staff was helpful and so nice. Our room was spacious, big enough to accommodate four people. The beds were comfy as were the sheets. We enjoyed our stay.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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RedRoof121, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-The Ohio State University, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay at the OSU Red Roof Inn. It makes me very pleased to know that my staff was helpful to you well you were staying at the location. We hope you stop back if you are ever in the area again.
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Steph
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

On Friday, June 29th, the Columbus area was hit with extremely severe thunderstorms and winds up to 85 miles an hour. Power was knocked out to numerous areas for as long as eight to ten days. I came to the hotel after 10:30 that night when I got home from work and saw that the power was off. Dana was all alone at the desk that night and dozens of customers were needing a place to stay. She never lost her temper with anybody at all. She gave me a room that night because she figured out that I had walked several miles to find a place to stay for the weekend. I can't drive and the buses had stopped for the night. She was absolutely wonderful to me, giving me somebody else's room when that person had not shown up for their reservation. Dana deserves to have the best recogniton that the company can give her. A week later, when my power still hadn't come back I had to come and stay for one more night and Dana was there to do her best to help me out. Thanks for being there fro me when I really had a serious need.

Room Tip: Take your room keys with you when you leave.
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  • Stayed June 2012, 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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RedRoof121, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-The Ohio State University, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
I’m extremely pleased to hear that Dana was of great help to you, in your time of need. I will did let her know that you were extremely pleased with her. I appreciate you taking time out of your day to let us know how we are doing. It’s great to know we were able to accommodate you doing your emergency.
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Stephanie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

I arrived at an inconvenient hour, but was welcomed and treated graciously by Caitlin. When she heard me cough from asthma, she made sure I was in a room not even next to a smoking room. Motel grounds clean and well kept. Location very convenient to OSU. Bed plain and firm but new looking. Not perfect, but extremely good value for the Priceline price I paid, and they acted glad to have me for a customer even with the discount.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RedRoof121, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-The Ohio State University, responded to this review, August 19, 2012
I’m so glad we made you feel welcome that is very important to me. I will make sure to let Caitlin know that you made her stay very pleasant at the Red Roof Inn OSU. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing as a team. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in the area.
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Stephanie
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Dayton, Ohio
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Stayed when attending a concert at the Schottenstein Center and the location was perfect. We walked over to Applebee's for lunch and walked to the concert. Hotel was clean and we had no issues.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RedRoof121, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-The Ohio State University, responded to this review, May 2, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your stay was. I hope you enjoyed the concert you attended. Hopefully we will see you next time around.

Thanks Again
Steph
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JEFFERSON
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43 hotel reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

I've stayed at the Red Roof Inn, OSU location, many times in the past and returned again this week. The price can't be beat for the location. The rooms are always clean and comfortable. The hotel is minutes from OSU. There are probably a hundred restaurants within a 10 minute drive. Shopping is close by. A grocery store is within a 1/4 mile. McDs, Applebees's and best of all Raisin Cane's is just beyond the parking lot. When you just need a place to sleep at night, after a full day at OSU or sightseeing or shopping, this place is perfect. This is not a four star hotel and does not pretend to be. Clean, convenient and priced right.

Room Tip: First floor can be noisy during football season.
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  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Additional Information about Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-The Ohio State University

Address: 441 Ackerman Road, Columbus, OH 43202
Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Columbus
#31 Family Hotel in Columbus
#42 Business Hotel in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-The Ohio State University 2*
Number of rooms: 115
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