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1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212-1449
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#125 of 160 hotels in Columbus
Just renovated all bathrooms in the front building with renovations to continue into the back building later this year. All new showers. Rooms include mini - fridge and microwave in most rooms. Complimentary WiFi. Convenient to The Ohio State University and Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital. Hotel is pet friendly. Plenty of free parking. Bob Evans located next door with Wendys and Tim Hortons also just a couple doors down. Walking distance to Lennox Town Center. Minutes to High Street and the Ohio State University Campus. Close to Ohio State University Hospitals including The James Cancer Center, Stephanie Spielman Cancer Clinic, Wexner Medical Center, Ross Heart Hospital. Close to downtown and Nationwide Arena for sports and concerts. Within one mile of The Schottenstein Center and Ohio Stadium - "The Shoe". Conveniently located off Route 315.
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Edwin S wrote a review Jul 2020
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Picked this place close to hospital, so I could see my daughter. Stayed a week. Clean during the day looks descent enough. At night people knocking on couple neighbors doors all night long. Syringes & bent spoons in parking lot. Cars playing loud music hanging out. Ask to be changed to other building, clerk gladly did it. This building even worse. Obvious drug deals & hookers. 2 rooms women had men in & out and others waiting in cars to come in. Not to mention fire alarm going off for over an hour after midnight.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
KendallsMom wrote a review Oct 2019
Hebron, Ohio2,335 contributions99 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We stay here a few times a year when visiting for horse shows in the area. It is a great option, close to the Expo Center & Fairgrounds, and much less expensive than some of the other area hotels. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, the area is safe and there is plenty of food and shopping, which is important to us when staying.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: We usually stay in the back building and it is pretty quiet.
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Danny.H.Britton wrote a review Jun 2020
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I have stayed here several times, along with several other fellow employees when we have meetings in Columbus. We have had several issues, but nothing serious, so we never complained. And to be honest, we always came back because the front office staff was always so polite and friendly. However, before leaving for my most recent trip I woke up feeling "ill". With the current pandemic / virus situation, I thought it best to cancel my reservation. The general manager refused to offer me a refund, or even some kind of credit towards my next stay. Needless to say, my fellow co-workers and myself will no longer be booking rooms at the Varsity Inn.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Ket R wrote a review Jun 2020
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We were given a room in the second building and the room was dirty. It had not been cleaned so we were given a new room which was even worse, room had live and dead bugs and stuff on floor. Normally stay in Red Roof, but was trying something off Olentangy. Never again!! The front desk guy was nice though but rooms are nasty and not cleaned.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Wendy S wrote a review Apr 2020
Barnesville, Ohio34 contributions5 helpful votes
Location is great, close to OSU and an easy walk to restaurants and shopping. The staff was very nice and very helpful. The room was very clean. Our room had a refrigerator and microwave and a coffee maker. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: April 2020
$60 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Varsity Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Varsity Inn?
Nearby attractions include Four String Brewery (0.4 miles), AMC Lennox Town Center (0.6 miles), and King Avenue 5 (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Varsity Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Varsity Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Varsity Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Varsity Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cap City Fine Diner and Bar, Katalina's, and Bravo! Italian Kitchen.
Are pets allowed at Varsity Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Varsity Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (4.2 miles), German Village (3.2 miles), and Kelton House Museum & Garden (3.0 miles).
Is Varsity Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.