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Review of Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center

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Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center
Ranked #13 of 141 Hotels in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Granville, Ohio, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome hotel, awesome location, awesome price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed here for a bachelorette outing. From the time I called in to the time we left, we experienced wonderful customer service and all staff was super accommodating. Even more importantly, they have a wonderful security policy that will only allow those you choose access to your room. We got a room with double beds and it had super nice wood floors and was VERY spacious. We loved it and can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Tiffany V
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redroof262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Great to know that you enjoyed your recent stay in our hotel. We love to hear that our guests received excellent service and like our spacious rooms. Hope you had a chance to sample our free continental breakfast and use our complimentary Wi-Fi connection. Technicians are in the hotel now to install our new H.D. TV reception for the flat screen televisions that are in all of our rooms. Thank you so much for your comments. Please come back soon and try one of our new Premium room options, that include a snack box of goodies for each day of your stay.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ironton, Ohio
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

I picked the Red Roof based on the it's location the Nationwide arena since I was in Columbus to see a concert. The Red Roof is only two blocks away so it was a good location. I also decided to stay the night and thought since we had to pay for parking at the concert it would be a good idea to just get a room and the hotel would provide parking. Boy was I wrong... The room looked on the surface nice. Actually one of the best Red Roof rooms I have seen as far as first impression. The down falls started as there was no remote to be found. Then came the bed, it was like sleeping on a concrete slab. I woke up the next morning feeling more tired then when I went to sleep. We decided since they provide a continental breakfast to just grab something on the way out. This was a joke. They told us that it was till 11am. We got there at 10am the breakfast area was already wiped out. They hadn't taken the time to restock it or even clean it. We checked out and the said it would be another $10 fee on top of the price for parking! Plus if you don't tell them to take the fee of $1.50 off for the room safe they will stick that on too.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank neo1469
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redroof262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, March 10, 2014
Thank you very much for staying with us and for letting us know what you liked, and didn't care for during your visit. Glad you found our location to be so convenient for the concert at Nationwide Area. Only a short walk away. My apologies for the bed and the limited timing of our continental breakfast. Please come back and give us another try when you are in Columbus.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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25 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

Shay at the front desk was marvelous and accommodating, thank you for taking care of all of our requests. Housekeeping politely and quickly provided us with the extra towels and pillows we requested. Room was large and bathroom very nice. In room coffee, micro, fridge. Quiet Quiet did I say Quiet? No noise from other guests and we rested very well. Nice continental breakfast in the am. The only drawback is the paid parking. I did not mind so much the $10 fee for downtown location, however it is a bit of a hike to the parking lot from the hotel and in the cold, no fun. I will be returning, though, for my future business engagements in Columbus which are frequent. Service is excellent!!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank April R
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redroof262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thank you very much for your comments about your stay with us. It is always nice to know that our guests appreciate our service, large rooms and in-room amenities. By the end of this month, look for our new High Definition reception on all of our TVs. We are excited to add this feature to the flat screen TVs that we already have in each and every room. Shay will be thrilled to know that you especially appreciated her customer service. We invite you to stay with us again whenever you are returning to Columbus and try one of our new Premium Rooms. They come with a snack box of goodies and an even larger flat screen television.
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New Baltimore, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2014

I was so impressed with the level of service and how nice everyone was. It was a special birthday weekend for my wife. The staff were friendly and very helpful nothing was too much trouble. The added bonus of the all day tea/coffee was an excellent idea and welcome after a long day at the convention center. The room was very clean and well-maintained. The staff and service were the highlights of the stay. Everyone was friendly and helpful throughout the weekend.... Thank you Joy C for making my wifes birthday one to remember.

Room Tip: Get a room at the end of the hall to stay away from elevator noise. People comming and going
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John N
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redroof262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Happy Birthday to your wife! We are so glad you chose to spend it in downtown Columbus and stay at our hotel. Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your visit. Joy will be very pleased to know that she stood out by providing you with excellent service. I hope you had a chance to try one, or more of the many excellent restaurants within walking distance from us. Please come back for another visit whenever you are returning to Columbus. Maybe for your own birthday? :-)
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Fostoria, Ohio
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79 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

Attended motorcycle show at convention center located within walking distance right across the street from Red Roof. Overall impression was good! Check in was a bit slow...room nice & clean but poorly lit...bed was comfortable...was quiet...co. breakfast hmmm ok....price was good considering location...parking really not that bad....just across the street they have their own lot area for 10.00 bucks a day. A good bar & grill very close by called Flat Iron Bar & Diner. Would stay again for sure!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TravelAgent026
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redroof262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Thanks for letting us know about your recent stay for the motorcycle show at the Convention Center. Yes, we are perfectly located for many activities in the downtown area. Park here and walk to almost everything you want to see & do. Our Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7AM to 10AM. Our Free airport shuttle service runs (by advance reservation) from 8AM to 6PM daily. Thank you very much for staying with us. We look forward to your return visit.
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Houston, TX
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

We have never received such great service as we did here at Red Roof. From the moment they picked us up at the airport to the moment they dropped us off.....we received first class service. They went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. The location was very convenient to the Convention Center and lots of restaurants within a short walking distance. The price is extremely reasonable compared to other hotels in the area and they were the only hotel that had a free shuttle to and from the airport. We definitely would stay here again when we return to Columbus.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank LuvsTOOTravel
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redroof262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Thank you very, very much to telling us how much you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. Yes, we are one of only two downtown hotels who offer a complimentary airport shuttle service. Because we are 8 miles from the airport, we do ask our guests to reserve the shuttle in advance, so we can be waiting at the airport upon their arrival. (Our shuttle service runs from 8 AM to 6 PM on most days.) Please come back and visit us again whenever you are returning to Columbus, OH. We love to see repeat guests!
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Zanesville, Ohio
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204 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here on a Friday night. There was some sort of motorcycle show over at the convention center and the hotel seemed rather busy. We were checked in quickly. The room was quite large and clean. The bathroom was a nice size and the sink and vanity area were separate. We had plenty of towels and the bed was comfortable. The floor we stayed on was quiet and we never had a problem waiting for an elevator. They had room service menu, which I've never seen at a Red Roof Inn before. The parking is in a lot across the street and is $10 extra. The convention center is right next to the parking lot. This hotel would be the place to stay if you are attending a conference or show at the convention center.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jo-travel-alot
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redroof262, General Manager at Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
You are very kind to take the time to let us know how much you liked our hotel. Many of our guests enjoy being right across the street from the Greater Columbus Convention Center for their various conferences and events. I hope you took advantage of our free Wi-Fi connection and maybe a bite from our free continental breakfast in the morning from 7AM to 10AM. We love to have repeat guests. Please come back and stay with us whenever you are visiting Columbus.
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Additional Information about Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center

Property: Red Roof PLUS+ Columbus Downtown-Convention Center
Address: 111 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215
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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