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“Stayed there for the Arnold Sports Festival” 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 #16 of 141 Hotels in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Joliet, Illinois
1 review
“Stayed there for the Arnold Sports Festival”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This hotel was very clean and well kept. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Jesse, in particular, was very helpful with getting us settled in, and making us feel welcomed. He was also very helpful regarding information and directions for some of the local attractions. I would stay here again. Conveniently located to the Convention Center also. Would have loved a pool, but I was there for business and not pleasure.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank James H
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Thank you very much for telling us about your stay during the recent Arnold Sports Festival. Many of our guests do find us to be very conveniently located across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Just a short walk to the south entrance, where their Food Court is located. Jesse is going to be very appreciative of your comments about his excellent customer service. We hope you will be back to stay with us many times in the future!
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Poland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

this was our first stay at the rri. we were there for the etech conference. the hotel is about a half of a block from the convention center.

first of all i want to give a thumbs up to joy at the front desk. she was really friendly, helpful and a plus to the rri staff. the breakfast staff worked hard to keep things tidy and the breakfast full. our maids in 319 did an excellent job too. lucky management!!!

our room was clean with plenty of towels. it had 2 double beds, free wi-fi, a safe, flatscreen tv, refrig, microwave, coffemaker, alarm clock, phone, hairdryer, shampoo, and soap. what more can you ask for? also great water pressure in the shower and sink and mirror outside so while one was showering--the other person could get ready.

the parking is across the street and $10 a day. we went out one night only to return to no spots. there is a parking lot right next to it that is not affiliated with the rri $11 a day and there were some spots. i went in to joy and she told us to park there and removed the charge from our bill. it actually saved us a few dollars in the process as we had already used the rri lot for a day.

i also had emailed the manager and asked for a quiet room and he put us at the end of a hall.

do not hesitate to stay there.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank iyamscifi2
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Thank you very much for your comments after your recent stay. Glad you found your room to be clean, quiet and stocked with ample supplies. Many of our guests do appreciate the bathroom layout, as you described it. Joy is going to be happy to know that you pointed her out for her friendly service. Our entire team thanks you for your comments and for staying with us. We hope you will return again & again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

the evening desk clerks are so personal and friendly. they make you feel special. the breakfast employee named ruby is an energetic morning person. we have been to this motel the last 3 years and are very pleased with the service and friendly personal. we will be back next year for our convention. we stayed 1/30/13 - 2/1/13

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thank you for commenting about your recent stay with us. Our entire team appreciates your compliments. Ruby is going to be especially pleased to know that you enjoyed her service in our free continental breakfast lounge. See you back here again next year!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Fantastic hotel to come in stay at for the night. The LC is in walking distance and there is alot to do around the arena district.

Hotel is clean and the staff is friendly. Parking is a little annoying but hey, it's not bad.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Thank BigErnMcCrackin
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you for letting us know about your nice stay with us. Yes, we are only a few blocks from the Lifestyle Community Center. Many of our guests find it very easy to walk to concerts at the LC. We hope to see you back here again soon, for another concert, hockey game, baseball game or one of many events at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Thank you again!
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Massillon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Very clean, new, well maintained property that was comfortable and looked great. Staff were all friendly above and beyond expectation. Room was comfortable and immaculate. Location is convenient for all downtown venues. There is a pub with New Orleans Fare right outside the front doors, and a seafood establishment a few steps further in the opposite direction.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Tomas C
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you for letting us know you had a good visit in our hotel. We certainly enjoyed serving you. Yes, we are very conveniently located in the downtown area, within walking distance to almost everything. I will also let the Flat Iron Bar & Grill and 89 Fish & Grill know that you fjound them to be both convenient and very good. Our team here at the Red Roof Inn-Downtown hopes to see you back here again when you are in Columbus.
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I had not planned to stay at a hotel until my new place was available. I decided it might be easier to find a decent place for a couple of weeks. BOY!! I found a winner!! The RRI in downtown Columbus has been a great respite from moving to a new city. This is not what I expected from a budget hotel. This is a boutique style hotel with a wonderful staff and the most comfortable rooms I have seen in any type of hotel even at the high end.

I am a fierce critic when service or facilities are not what they advertise or you get an attitude for routine requests. The staff here, especially, Ruby, Haley, Joy, and Jesse, really will make you feel welcome and attend to your questions with sincere hospitality.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Richard B
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you so much for your nice comments about your extended stay in our Red Roof Inn-Downtown. It is great to know that we made you comfortable. Ruby, Haley, Joy & Jesse are all going to appreciate being mentioned for their sevice and hospitality. Your know you are always welcome back! We love our repeat guests. Thank you again.
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Brunswick, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

My husband and I always stay at the Arena District/Convention Center Red Roof Inn when he attends conventions there. Over the past many years we have found it always to be neat, clean,and a great value. All the personnel have been kind and courteous. The location is just right for us. We have had the pleasure of seeing Ruby year after year. She is a delight in the morning and keeps the continental breakfast neat, clean and well stocked. Thanks Ruby! Hope you had a great birthday! We will return again and highly recommend this Red Roof to anyone staying in the Arena District.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank I V
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RRI262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for taking your time to let us know how much you enjoyed your visit with us. We are very glad you choose to return year after year. I know Ruby is going to enjoy reading your favorable comments about her continental breakfast service. We all look forward to serving you whenever you return to Columbus.
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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
#13 Best Value 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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