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Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area
Ranked #19 of 146 Hotels in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 13, 2011

The hotel is a great place to stay near the OSU campus in Columbus. The staff was very friendly, room was clean and comfortable, and the property offered great value. Included at this location: indoor pool, gym, rooms with microwave/coffee/refrigerator, on-site breakfast buffet (made-to-order), evening bar service, and the property was close to some good restaurants.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 19, 2010

This was our first time staying at this hotel (we usually stay at another hotel across the street). I found the staff to be very friendly and accomodating. The lobby is attractive. And the hotel is very clean. The room could use a little more decoration (e.g., paintings, etc.), but overall is fine. One small issue was that every time a guest in the next room used the bathroom, we could hear the toilet flush.

The one and only reason I would not stay here again is due to the bed. It had to be the MOST uncomfortable bed I EVER slept in. Upon check-in, the girl at the front desk explained how it worked (there are dials on each side of the mattress where each sleeper can adjust the hardness to their own liking). The first night I adjusted it to the manufacturers suggestion. It was like sleeping on a rock. For the rest of my stay I adjusted it to the softest setting. It was like sleeping on the floor. I woke with a sore back every morning. If you prefer pillow-top mattresses, don't stay here. Otherwise, the hotel is very nice.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Christine F
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Reviewed October 25, 2010

Stayed here on a return from overseas trip.
Good location.
Good rooms, cleand and staff is nice.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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Thank OSUTraveler6
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Reviewed July 10, 2010

Came back to this hotel this year. I loved the location, and they had a pretty good rate that included breakfast. The bed is great. The room was very nice. Location is excellent for the university area. The breakfast was awesome with a very attentive wait staff who doted on the diners. Internet connect was very good. Nice flat screen TV. All in all, a nice comfortable place to return to.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 16, 2010

No issues to report. Great location for our business plans. Staff were very friendly. If business took be back, I would stay again.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 29, 2009

We stayed here for one night. Room and hotel were clean and the staff was nice. The workout room was small but still got a god workout. I would stay at this location again. If you like HGI hotels you shoul like this one also.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank rawdogg
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Reviewed September 23, 2009

I stay at the hotel every time I come to work at OSU. It is close to campus and within walking distance to several good restaurants, the best being the Mexican place in the same parking lot. The draw backs are the price, a little high, and no free breakfast or even coffee for that matter. The business center is great for the business traveler. I would not stay here if I was with my family, it is much more business oriented.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled on business
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Thank svanwass
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Additional Information about Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area

Address: 3232 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202-1519
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Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Columbus
#14 Romantic Hotel in Columbus
#20 Business Hotel in Columbus
Price Range: $143 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area 3*
Number of rooms: 158
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area hotel near Ohio State University and Jerome Schottenstein Center, home of Buckeye basketball and ice hockey. Enjoy a convenient location minutes from Short North Arts and Entertainment District, Ohio State University Hospital, and the Greater Columbus Convention Center. There are all kinds of attractions near Ohio State University. Bring the kids to experience the Electrostatic Generator at COSI, Center for Science and Industry, or visit Jungle Jack and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Whether you're in Columbus, Ohio on business or to tailgate at the Buckeye's football game, we'll provide a comfortable hotel room near Ohio State University to help you feel at home. Enjoy a comfortable bed, in-room hospitality center, and a flat-screen HDTV. Appreciate features such as complimentary wired and wireless WiFi, a modern fitness center, an indoor pool and free parking. ... more   less 
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