We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU

Show Prices
#47 of 143 Hotels in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

287 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU
See the most recent reviews
Showing 285: English reviews
Youngstown, Ohio
Reviewed December 27, 2015

Service was very good, very clean, location was perfect, breakfast was outstanding, and would stay there again, and plan on it For Ohio State Football. The stay was to visit the weekend for my Birthday, and it was only a mile , and a half from children who live in Columbus.,

 Report
Helpful?
Thank hunter1228
Toledo, Ohio
Reviewed October 25, 2015

Beware of the cancellation policy here...Four days' notice is required or you will be billed! Arrived early and was allowed to check in. I have stayed here once before, and would return again when in the area. The hotel is conveniently located near the OSU campus. There is a lot of construction in the area and other than the university...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jeffrey D
HolidayInnExpressOSU, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

I wanted to thank you for your recent comments on Trip Advisor. Because of our location near the Ohio State University campus we experience a lot of weekend special events, thus the 96 hour cancellation policy FOR WEEKEND RESERVATIONS ONLY. I also want to thank you for your comments regarding our staff as they take great pride in making our...

Illinois
Reviewed October 25, 2015

We were welcomed into the property by friendly staff. We did not have reservations but were given immediate accommodations. The hotel smelled and looked fresh and clean. Our suite was spacious and well maintained. The kitchen was a pleasant surprise with all of the amenities needed for our stay. The bathroom had a great shower head with strong water pressure....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Judi D
HolidayInnExpressOSU, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

I want to thank you for your kind words. My staff takes great pride in making each and every guest feel welcome in their "home away from home. Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to the Columbus, Oh area.

Welland, Canada
Reviewed October 25, 2015

Looking for a location close to the Ohio State Fairgrounds and this fit the bill great. Less than a 10 min drive, and an easy drive at that. More economical than the hotels within walking distance. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Breakfast was ok- nice selection. Ammenities in the room include a microwave with oven mits for handling and...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Karen B
HolidayInnExpressOSU, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent comments. We LOVE Quarter Horse Congress attendees!!!! I want you to know that I have passed on your comments to our outstanding staff and they were very happy to hear that you had a comfortable stay with us. We look forward to seeing you year!!!

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is a very convenient location to The Ohio State University but it can be pricey and extremely so on game days I hear (but what isn't?). Good, clean, modern, ok Internet speed, decent breakfast if you are ok with typical Holiday Inn fare.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank David D
HolidayInnExpressOSU, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent response on Trip Advisor. I wanted you to know how much we appreciate you taking the time to submit such a positive review. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the Columbus, Oh area.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Room - average; location: deserted - nothing around - need a car to get anywhere. Most annoying - they require 96 hours for cancellation and do not let you know when the time is up - only reminder comes when it is too late.

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank YS1_11
IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Dear YS1_11, Thank you for writing a review about your recent stay with us. I am sorry to read that your were disappointed with the room qualities and reservation restrictions. I would like to address this with you further but unfortunately, your account settings do not allow us to send you a Private Message. You are welcome to reach out...

Proctorville, Ohio
Reviewed October 7, 2015

Property was very clean well maintained staff was pleasant close to where I needed to go. Staff was polite and pleasant wanted to add that the maintenance staff was so helpful, thank you , Willie They have a shuttle service and were prompt i noticed in the evening that the hotel had paid for another guest to travel by taxi...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Norma I
HolidayInnExpressOSU, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

I want to thank you for your kind words. My staff takes great pride in making each and every guest feel welcome in their "home away from home. Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to the Columbus, Oh area.

Plainfield, Illinois
Reviewed October 4, 2015

I stayed here after two nights at the Hyatt downtown and it was a welcome change, clean modern, larger room and nice people. I was greeted as a platinum member and upgraded to a king suite, very nice and large room. Everything was clean, the wifi was fast and good area near everything, go to Cap City Diner 3 miles...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank PizzamanMKE
HolidayInnExpressOSU, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent response on Trip Advisor. I wanted you to know how much we appreciate you taking the time to submit such a positive review. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the Columbus, Oh area.

Park City, Utah
Reviewed September 30, 2015

Our room was relatively large (King Bed) and the bathroom had sufficient counter space which is rare. The room and bath were clean and there were plenty of towels. There were a wide range of choices for breakfast and the food was at the better end of "included" hotel breakfasts. The hotel is very conveniently located and parking on the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lynda I
HolidayInnExpressOSU, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Holiday Inn Express OSU. I'm so pleased to hear that our staff was a big part in making your stay better. Our staff will be delighted to know that their hard work is being noticed.

Erie, Pennsylvania
Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We just stayed here fri. September 18-20th. We have stayed here before over the years for football games . We like staying here when we have our two teenage boys with us because they have a room with two beds, pull out sofa, refrigerator, eating area. It gives our family a lot of room. They also have a free breakfast...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Rlcassano
RyanAS_86, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Dear Rlcassano, Thank you so much for your kind words and we are so happy you enjoyed your recent stay with us! We do not always have the availability to run our shuttle on game days but we are so happy we were able to do so for you this stay. We strive to make every guest's stay a memorable...

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

113 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (34)
Viewed
Room/Suite (22)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (79)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (27)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (24)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Other (13)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Columbus hotels
0.1 mi away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbus OSU
0.1 mi away
Staybridge Suites University Area OSU
9.0 mi away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus-Polaris Parkway
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus-The Ohio State University
1.8 mi away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbus/OSU
8.5 mi away
Hilton Garden Inn Columbus/Polaris
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
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: $120 - $262 (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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with IHG, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites Columbus University Area - Osu
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU Ohio
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Columbus
#24 Business Hotel in Columbus
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU staff and other travelers.
3 questions
Ask a question
West Jefferson, Ohio
2 months ago
State College, Pennsylvania
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“First stage rooms are the best”
Stefassere, Feb 10, 2017 | Read review
“I was on the 7th floor, and that was very peaceful. Y'all should try that one.”
michaelaA2456VN, Jan 3, 2017 | Read review
“Not sure of this.”
844suen, Jan 2, 2017 | Read review
“Top floor was great”
162carenb, Dec 14, 2016 | Read review
“Stay elsewhere”
298christinap, Nov 11, 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question