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“Hilton Garden Columbus University” 4 of 5 stars
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Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area
Ranked #16 of 142 Hotels in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hilton Garden Columbus University”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Recently had chance to stay overnight at this hotel and was pleasantly surprised at the quality. It is very up-to-date with very clean and large rooms for two. The staff were all very pleasant and accomodating. Food (dinner) was adequate. Lots of parking in a well lit parking lot. If travelling to or through Columbus would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Kansas City, Missouri
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60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Good value for this Hilton Garden Inn. The staff were great to change the room when we realized a ball team was on our floor and might be noisy later. We like having a real coffee pot and mugs. Lots of parking.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bloomington, Indiana
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This hotel was wonderful! It had a small swimming pool but it was always empty and a workout room. The service was very nice (saying "Have a nice day" or "hope you enjoy your stay" every time you pass the front desk). The hotel room is clean and nice although it seemed a little small for four. The location was nice too. Right next to the university and a few restaurants. Before you go, you should make sure that you get the bed and breakfast deal or else you'll be paying $30-40 for breakfast which we did (the university booked the hotel for us and didn't get us the bed and breakfast deal).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Syracuse, New York
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188 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

What can I say we had a 24 visit to OSU for a lacrosse game ants this hotel is perfect. Warm fire in lobby & welcoming wine tasting. Great front desk staff, beautiful clean large rooms with microwave & refrig , And free local transportation. Only problem I won't be back for while! Met the owners daughter a true gem & perfect hotellier! Thank you for taking care of my parents group and letting us crash in your lobby!

Room Tip: Be sure to use the free local hotel shuttle & let them take you to OSU or local restaurants.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Ithaca, New York
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72 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I found this motel to be clean, pleasant and comfortable. The location was perfect for me - close to OSU and to Clintonville (where I grew up). It is extremely easy to get from here to freeways going in any direction. There were two different groups of people staying there when we were there, and there was a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Staff was helpful, polite and friendly. Breakfast was available and it was good, but if you want something different, there is a Bob Evans right next door. Lots of parking available. The only thing that might be a downside is the fact that it's not in a beautiful place, but I'd take it over driving an extra 20-30 minutes to some newer, more trendy area. I'll definitely return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Pennsylvania
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120 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

The hotel was fine. The staff was nice and it was nice and clean. That's about it. The room is just a room, which is ok, but the bathroom leaves no room to get ready. The vanity is small. The blow dryer was the size of my hand.
The lobby is small and we were there on a busy day. It was always loud and crowded and no other place to hang out other than the room or the tiny overcrowded pool.
The bar is just four stools against a tiny counter. The restaurant pretty much is just part of the lobby.
I am a light sleeper so being able to hear the conversations in the hall and the neighbors TV until 2 am was annoying.
Again, the hotel was fine. But for the money I spent I would look elsewhere next time.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Rochester, New York
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60 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

I have been to Columbus on business and personal trips at least 15 times over the past 4 years. At least 50% ofte time I have stayed at this Hilton Garden Inn. Yes, I keep going back.
This week I had opportunity to take my wife and young son with me as I combined a little bit of business with some R & R. We spent two nights at this HGI. There are so many things about this property at make it a great place to stay.
Location is convenient to so much in the way of eating, shopping and entertainment (family type).
This property is very comfortable, modern and well maintained.
The real gem here is the hotel staff. Every member of the staff that we encountered was extremely pleasant and friendly. If you've read any of my other hotel reviews you'll know I like to feel like a welcome guest not a customer. The folks here get that.
I recommend this property whether you are in Columbus for business or personal reasons and I will be back. Maybe I'll see you there.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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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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