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“Great surprise in Athens.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ohio University Inn & Conference Center

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Ohio University Inn & Conference Center
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Athens
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60 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Great surprise in Athens.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of this hotel. We stayed for a weekend while I attended an MBA event. The room was very nice - clean, spacious, comfy beds, nice bathroom, etc. The hotel is close to campus (about a 15 minute walk to the stadium).

Cutler's was also good, although we only ate there for breakfast. There is a Starbucks near the lobby, which we enjoyed.

Our room was included in my tuition cost, so I can't speak to value. But if I had to come back, I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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OUInnGM, General Manager at Ohio University Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience from your recent visit to the Ohio University Inn & Conference Center. I was glad to hear our comfortable guestrooms met you expectations as well as the convenient location to Ohio University. I was also happy you were able to relax and experience our Award Winning Cutler's Restaurant during the visit. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with others.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

We visit Athens a couple of times a year to see one of our daughters, and we're always happy to stay here. They are so accommodating and nice. Everyone is friendly and helpful, and the rooms and beds are clean. They recently added a Starbucks in the lobby, which is a bonus. The Front Desk staff, in particular, has helped us out many times (when our other daughter is with us and we have to sleep three to a room), and I appreciate that they go the extra mile. No reason to go anywhere else, really.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AliaJames
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OUInnGM, General Manager at Ohio University Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share you feedback about your most recent visit to see your daughter at Ohio University. We are pleased to hear the Ohio University Inn & Conference enter is your favorite place to stay when visiting Ohio University. We are especially glad you were able to experience our newly renovated lobby, tavern and Cutler's restaurant including our new Starbucks kiosk. We appreciate your continued support of the Inn and Ohio University. We look forward to serving you again soon.
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

The rate for our king bed room was only slightly higher than we'd have paid elsewhere in Athens, and it was worth it. The room was spacious and very clean. The bed was very comfortable and the room included a small refrigerator. In nice weather you can walk to the campus from the hotel, and that's something that you can't do from the other nice hotels in town.

This hotel also features a restaurant and bar. We enjoyed some drinks in the bar before dinner in Cutler's restaurant. I enjoyed the chop house salad very much and the BBQ ribs were delicious. My wife enjoyed the cheese-stuffed tortellini with chicken. The meal was excellent and the staff was efficient and friendly. Both the bar and restaurant had a nice atmosphere, and we enjoyed watching the snow fall outside during our meal. The next morning we again went to Cutler's restaurant and enjoyed the well-stocked breakfast buffet. However, it isn't a free breakfast, at $12.95. Cheaper individual breakfast entrees were available, but there is no free breakfast here.

I'd recommend the O.U. Inn to anyone who is not concerned about getting the cheapest room in town.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank aaron c
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OUInnGM, General Manager at Ohio University Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Ohio University Inn & Conference Center. We are glad you were able to take advantage of dining in our Award Winning Cutler's Restaurant and Bunch of Grapes Tavern. We value you continued support of the Inn and look forward to serving you again in the future.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

My family visits Athens about twice a year and we always stay at the OU Inn. We are repeat customers because we always find the OU Inn to be clean, the staff friendly and helpful, and the rooms comfortable. It is conveniently located next to a park with a playground and across the street from the bike path along the river.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank B W
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OUInnGM, General Manager at Ohio University Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at the Ohio University Inn & Conference Center. We appreciate your continued patronage of the Inn and Cutler's Restaurant. We are excited to annouce that all of our guestrooms are now equiped with mini refrigerators so there is no need to request one upon making a reservation. I hope you will continue to enjoy the newly added amenity to all of our rooms. We look forward to serving you soon.
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Northfield
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Front desk attendant, Kristine is delightful and quite helpful. The service and help she provided proved invaluable. The OU Inn should be very proud to have such an immensely capable person on its staff. Kudos.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Markpress
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Grand Prairie, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

This was our first visit to Athens, Ohio and we were pleased to find accommodations on campus that enabled us to just walk to the event at the Memorial Auditorium on campus. It is a "healthy" walk, but gave us the opportunity to explore the area on our walk there and back.
The staff was very friendly and we enjoyed our one night stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rob4959
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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

My daughter and I were here on a College visit for 2 nights. The inn is comfortable, clean, and very convenient to campus (about a 5 minute drive to any building)although not really walking distance in cold weather. Our room was quite large and beds were comfortable. Bathroom was very clean, as well, and the hallway was extremely quiet all night. We only ate at Cutler's for breakfast, and the food was fine, with what looked like a very nice buffet offered, as well. Prices were moderate and the servers were very personable. The housekeeping staff was also exceptionally friendly and always greeted us and asked how we were. We would definitely stay here again when visiting OU.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank YtownMom
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OUInnGM, General Manager at Ohio University Inn & Conference Center, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank you for selecting the Ohio University Inn & Conference Center for your daughters college visit to Ohio University. It was great to hear you enjoyed our comfortable, clean, and convenient hotel located minutes from campus. I was also pleased to read about our friendly and dedicated housekeeping staff. I know that college visits can be a stressful time so I was glad you were able to relax and enjoy the Hotel amenities and our onsite Restaurant during you visit. We look forward to serving you soon.
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Property: Ohio University Inn & Conference Center
Address: 331 Richland Ave, Athens, OH 45701-3205
Location: United States > Ohio > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ohio University Inn & Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 139
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains on the campus of Ohio University, The newly renovated Ohio University Inn & Conference Center in Athens, Ohio is the only full service hotel in the region. ... more   less 
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