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“Great Hotel for Central Columbus” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center

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Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center
Ranked #17 of 142 Hotels in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
USA
1 review
“Great Hotel for Central Columbus”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I stayed at the Red Roof Inn - Columbus Downtown for two lengthy business trips this year. This hotel is comfortable, a great value, and convenient location for anything in central Columbus.

The customer service was exemplary during both stays. Jesse was especially helpful and accommodating during my most recent stay; I greatly appreciated all of his effort and assistance. Haley was also very helpful throughout both of my stays. It was a pleasure to work with everyone on the front desk staff.

The hotel offers a basic complimentary breakfast that consists of bagels, juice, oatmeal, pre-packaged muffins and pastries, and bananas or apples. Ruby, part of the staff who set up the breakfast area, always had a positive attitude. She put a lot of effort into making sure the breakfast area was well-prepared and available early.

I absolutely recommend this hotel to anyone who seeks a reasonable hotel for plans in central Columbus. There would be no regret in choosing this location unlike some other locations that you may try out. The hotel is impressive for a Red Roof Inn and the rooms and staff are valuable assets for this location.

Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Joseph K
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Happy New Year!! And thank you very much for telling us about your recent stay. Yes, we are close to everything going on in downtown Columbus. I will share your service compliments with Jesse, Haley & Ruby. They will certainly be pleased to know that you appreciated their efforts to make your visit comfortable and enjoyable. We hope to serve you again soon!
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

I've stayed at The Red Roof - Columbus Convention Center several times and have never been disappointed. The newly renovated rooms include hardwood flooring are nice. The locations is convenient to most downtown locations. All the staff have always been very nice, friendly and helpful. This is a go-to hotel for me for downtown Columbus.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Your comments about our freindly staff service and being your go-to hotel in downtown Columbus are very much appreciated. Thank you for letting us know you like our newly renovated rooms with hardwood flooring. It is always great to hear from our repeat customers. Hope you will be back with us again soon. Happy Holidays!
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Recently stayed at this hotel at an annual convention I attend for the 4th time. So happy to see Ruby still very hard at work maintaining the breakfast area. She keeps things completely stocked, clean, never even a spill to be found while smiling and wishing everyone good morning. The only thing to change about her over the years is her hairdo! Also JJ at the front desk is hard working and very pleasant. This is the perfect place to stay in downtown Columbus.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank vicki s
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you for telling us about your 4th annual stay with us for your conference. It is great that you recognize Ruby, taking such good care of our guests at our free continental breakfast. J.J. will also greatly appreciate you mentioning his customer service skills. All of us look forward to seeing you here for your next conference in Columbus. Happy Holidays to You & Yours!
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Kent, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This hotel is average. The remodeled rooms make decor very nice but the bathtubs, upholstery and tile work are dingy. Amenities like toiletries are limited - remember to bring everything you need you will not find it here. Breakfast consists of packaged muffins and danish that are so so, plain bagels, some bananas/apples and coffee and orange juice. It's enough to get you on the road. However, Ruby takes great care of you at breakfast! The eating area is very well tended, she stocks depleting piles quickly, she clears tables and counters efficiently and she has a warm and welcoming smile and good morning for everyone who walks in! Great way to start the morning! thanks, Ruby! Keep smiling........................

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thank you very much for giving us your comments about your recent stay. Ruby will be very happy to hear you enjoyed her services keeping our free continental breakfast stocked and supplied. Please come back and visit us again whenever you are staying in Columbus.
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I was in Columbus for business and spent two nights at the Red Roof Inn by the convention center. The hotel is very nice and clean with free WIFI and free continental breakfast in the morning. The breakfast consists of muffins, bagels, coffee and juice, simple but good. The rooms are big, clean and have new LCD TV’s. For the value, the Red Roof is a winner. The hotel also has a free airport shuttle, a taxi is $20.00+

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Your comments about our large rooms with flat panel TV's, continental breakfast and free airport shuttle are greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for taking time to let us know you enjoyed your stay. Please feel free to come back for another visit as often as you like!
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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is a red-roof that has been updated. Although the building is older, they have made some updates and it is a comfortable stay. For the money, this hotel has a great location and nice suite accommodations. We messed up our reservations that we placed on line. James was more than accommodating to us and fixed the problem right away.

Room Tip: The suite was nice for a family. We were able to shut the doors and let our loud snoring child slee...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank krissy1969
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, November 1, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know about your stay. It sounds like you found our suites to be very comfortable. James really appreciates your comments about his excellent service. We hope you will be back to stay with us again soon.
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Johns Creek, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Stayed for an OSU football weekend and was pleasantly surprised. They have a free airport shuttle which was great. (I understand they charge for parking.) The location in arena district was perfect for us. Close enough to the action, yet far enough away that it was quiet. Easy bus ride to OSU campus. Minimal breakfast but adequate-oatmeal, danish, bagels, coffee, juice. Stored our luggage for our early arrival and late leave. Very nice staff. Clean room. Really just right.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank JCDoug1
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Your comments about your recent football weekend stay with us are greatly appreciated. Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed our service and hotel. Glad you had a good time here in downtown Columbus. Please come back and stay as often as you like! We love having repeat guests. :-)
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Property: Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center
Address: 111 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215-2500
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Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Columbus
#15 Family Hotel in Columbus
#25 Romantic Hotel in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 149
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Red Roof PLUS+. Adding more WOW to your stay! Discover an enhanced experience with all new rooms and our most requested higher-end amenities. A completely remodeled and upgraded stay. The Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center is a pet friendly, family friendly hotel in downtown Columbus, Ohio near the Greater Columbus Convention Center. This hotel is also conveniently located near Nationwide Arena, The North Market and the State Capitol. This terrific 100% Smoke-Free downtown Columbus Red Roof offers free WiFi, free continental breakfast, and free access to nearby fitness center. It also offers suites, a coin laundry facility, elevators and interior corridors. All rooms feature an iron and ironing board, in-room coffee maker, hair dryer, in-room safe for a nominal fee, microwave and refrigerator. This Red Roof PLUS+ hotel also features Premium Rooms with breakfast and a snack ready in your room! This location offers On Command Video with a selection of free TV channels, pay-to-view premium channels, movies, music and games. Now offering Red Roof's new Order Inn program, where guests can order delicious food for in-room delivery. We have meeting space for up to 50 people--please contact our property sales department for more information. Shuttle service available to and from Port Columbus Airport for a nominal fee, please contact hotel for details. One well-behaved family pet per room is welcome. ... more   less 
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