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“Good hotel - close to OSU campus”

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Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area
Ranked #18 of 143 Hotels in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Luneburg, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good hotel - close to OSU campus”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

This is a very good Hilton Garden Inn close to the Ohio State University campus. The rooms are big, comfortable, and clean. The breakfast buffet is good and the staff is always friendly. The nice lobby offers enough space for small group meetings with colleagues. Hilton Honors privileges were immediately given without any need to ask.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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484 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2012

Stayed here for two nights last weekend on Hilton points. Front staff very friendly and helpful. Room was very clean with a small refrigerator and microwave which was great. Bed was very comfortable. Ate breakfast one morning in the hotel which was just ok. For $10.00 per person you order the hot food you want and help yourself to the cold food. Not much of a selection of pastries and cold food. It was very crowded when we were there and the food was gone quick. There is a Bob Evans right next door for a much better breakfast at a cheaper price. Hotel is in a great location near Ohio State University. I would definetely stay here next time I need to be in the area.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 21, 2012

Best nights sleep my husband and I have ever had in any hotel! The sleep number beds were perfect! Neither one of us woke up once the entire night! We usually wake up numerous times at other hotels. That made our trip sooo much more enjoyable starting the day out well-rested! The room was so clean and comfortable! It was an added bonus to have a microwave and refrigerator! We will choose this hotel next year when we come to the Equine Affiare! We will book our rooms way in advance to be able to stay here again! Highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
301 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2012

Not sure what else you could ask for, if 4.5 stars we available, that's what I'd give it. Pretty much met or exceeded all expectations. Seems to have been recently renovated. Room was quiet (516). Room seemed clean and well enough appointed. Breakfast was really good and made to order along with plenty of a la carte options. Note that breakfast isn't free, but because of a check in snafu they comped us, so that was nice. The only issue was check in, they only had one person working the check in, he was on the phone with two other customers and therefore we had to stand there and wait for a good ten minutes while listening to him deal with the phone conversations. Not a good first impression. Fortunately, everything went better from that point forward. This is the third hotel we've stayed at int eh area on business travel and I would definitely choose this one again over the others.

Room Tip: Top floor was great, quiet and clean. 516
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2012

Stayed here on a Saturday night using Hilton points. Very pleased with the hotel and services. Breakfast awas excellent, and the waitress was fantastic. Our bed was fine - not sure about the complaints about lumps - we didn't experience this. Don't hesitate staying here. I think the hotel was completely booked this weekend.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Clyde, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 31, 2012

Made reservations and paid in advanced only to discover our day of check in they wanted additional $50.00. The beds are horrible, not air adjustable as they leave you too believe. TV is nice size however the select few channels are mostly news. The bar and grill is in the lobby in the open, there is no relaxing atmosphere to it. For the price you pay your much better off to go down a block too the holiday inn. Won't be back here to stay.

Room Tip: Go to another hotel if you want a more comfortable night sleep.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Cleveland Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2012

I stay in Hilton Properties all the time. Generally, this is a fine hotel and the location is great for business or while visiting the university. However both my business companion and I thought the beds were poor. We each had our own room so it wasn't a room specific issue. They were lumpy, soft and not your typical HGI product. They have the select comfort beds but they didn't work and the mattress was uneven and saggy! (is that a word) The staff was very nice and waitress fantastic but what about the beds?

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area

Property: 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:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Columbus
#16 Family Hotel in Columbus
#20 Business Hotel in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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