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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I thought I will get a suite. As usual, when you buy it through priceline or Hotwire you dont get a good room. The room was ugly and smelled bad, I reported to the front office and nothing was done Cute swiming pool and jacuzzi, with tiny towels Breakfast with big assortment but very low quality. New for me: pancake... More 

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Thank snipelis
AmineBoukili, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Dear snipelis, Thank you for leaving a candid review about our hotel on TripAdvisor. We value each feedback as this will allow us to identify the areas that may benefit from our additional attention. It is disheartening to know that your experience was not as pleasant as it should have been. I am sorry for the issues you had with... More 

Orange County, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel provided shuttle or taxi service (if the shuttle was unavailable at the requested time) within a 2 mile radius of the hotel to campus during the conference week. This was convenient to still leave the hotel without having to pay Uber or Lyft. All the Uber and Lyft drivers missed the entrance to the hotel, so you may... More 

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Thank J T
AmineBoukili, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Dear J T, Thank you so much for taking the time to tell the world about our hotel. We love when people come to our hotel and have an amazing stay. I do hope if you are back in the area again you stop by and spend the night with us. Consider this your home away from home! See you... More 

Jamaica
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, comfortable beds, good wifi! Candee and June provide service with a warm smile and friendly demeanor. Thanks for making the breakfast atmosphere so lovely! Keep up the good work:). One love

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2 Thank rileyb19
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean comfortable accommodations, close proximity to Coffey field, we were able to go back to hotel between games. Great breakfast provided with very charming ladies making sure everything was full at all times.

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1 Thank jddm
Ohio
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142 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted a room with two queen beds. What I got for the same price was 2 rooms, one with a King bed and the other with a queen bed and a sofa bed and a kitchen. The rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. We were really pleased with this Holiday Inn. Breakfast was good with enough tables. Two... More 

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1 Thank Ayrshirefarmer
Columbus, Georgia
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400 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are all types of Holiday Inns. This one's a good one. Newly remodeled rooms, everything works as advertised, including a great shower. And did I mention the breakfast? Outstanding. Nice, professional front desk staff. Would rebook when I return to Columbus.

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1 Thank Rob S
Christina M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Dear Rob, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience here. We look forward to hositng you again the next time you're in the OSU area. Kindest regards, Christina Mansfield General Manager More 

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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We booked this place for the Country Superfest weekend. It was with in walking distance. The room was clean and the beds comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was awesome and better than most other hotels. The staff were courteous and very helpful. We would definitely consider staying here again

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1 Thank Brandi N
JOHNSTOWN
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I was so disappointed when we checked in. Very, very slow and unorganized. They gave me the key to someone else's room. That was not a good thing to walk in on someone. Then it took about 30 minutes for them to get me another room. The room was fine and the breakfast was good, but I was very irritated..

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Thank Eugene p
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Dear Eugene p, Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and concerns. We are pleased you liked the room accommodations you received and the breakfast selections we offer. We would like to apologize for the experience you had with the 1st room assigned to you. Please be assured that these issues will be looked into. We have... More 

Michigan, United States
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90 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This was right off the highway, although the GPS sent me down a long scenic drive to get there. Easy to get to the convention center. A few good places to eat nearby. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Comfy and quiet. Had to dock one star as it it could use some updating - carpet was frayed and climate... More 

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Thank jsray
Christina M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Dear jsray, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your kind words. Please know we do participate in a green initiative requesting that if you don't want your towels replaced you hang them up and we will only replace what is lying on the floor. The card explaining the program must have been missing from your room. We hope to... More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely Awesome Hotel and Service for families. We (team & families) stayed here for a Girls Fastpitch Tourn and it had everything needed to entertain the team & parents before after games. Pros Pool, Breakfast Laundry Room In room Fridge and Microwave Lots of seating in and around lobby to gather and meet for everyone. Office/computer room in lobby area... More 

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1 Thank Leyla P
Christina M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Dear Leyla P, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience here. We sincerely appreciate being recognized for a job well done. We hope to host you again in the future. Kind regards, Christina Mansfield General Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy the Holiday Inn Express & Suites located right outside of downtown Columbus, in the heart of the Ohio State University! This is an upscale luxurious hotel with every amenity you can think of. We offer a free extended hot breakfast as well. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU

Address: 3045 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202-1516
Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Price Range: $131 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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#24 Business Hotel in Columbus
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