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“You do not get always what you paid for” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area

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Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area
Ranked #16 of 142 Hotels in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Morgantown, United States
1 review
“You do not get always what you paid for”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Good hotel but very expensive and a bit out of the way…everything is “a la card”. Shuttle service is not offered from and to the airport leaving you with the option of getting a cab for $40 each way. Speaking about shuttle, it will take you only 3 miles away from the hotel…The shuttle drops you off in the area with plenty of bars but not much else. During our recent visit, we took a chance and took a bus ride (free of charge???) to German Village…from there, we still had to walk about 10 blocks to one of the best restaurants in the city. Strangely enough, a shuttle from another hotel brought the guests and dropped them off right in front of the door of the restaurant. The driver of that shuttle gave us the phone number for the Cab to take us back (for another $20+) to Hilton Garden Inn.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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New Haven, Connecticut
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I stayed here on two separate occasions about a week apart. The staff was welcoming and very accommodating. The lobby was a nice place to meet friends/family who were either from the area or also staying at the hotel. There was a small bar to get a beverage. I had thought the breakfast was included, but at this hotel it was not. It was clearly an oversight on my part at the time of booking. The rooms did have Kuriegs in them as well as coffee available in the lobby at any time. As school was likely just getting out there were a number of children at the hotel. The walls were appropriately sound proofed and staff was attentive to the minor messes the children were making in the halls and elevators (parents fault - not the hotels!). There was a small outdoor area that was nicely appointed to relax at as well. Quality exceeded my expectations for the price and the location was excellent.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Wendy215
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Ohio City, Ohio
Level Contributor
26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Needing to stay near Riverside Hospital I could only find a room here. All other hotels in the area had no vacancies d/t a huge car show and some sporting events in town. Very pricey ($180) but nice. The staff was very welcoming and even though it to was filled to capacity, I found it quiet and restful in my room. Breakfast for $9.95 per person was ridiculous. I saw many folks walk to Burger King to get more affordable food.

Room Tip: We were on the top floor - very quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank NWOhioRN
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Great Falls, Virginia
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57 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I stayed at the HGI near the airport last week and the HGI near OSU this week. Both are good options depending on where you need to be. This HGI is close to the campus and, like the airport HGI, better than expected. The lobby is well decorated; the breakfast was very good with fresh fruit and personally made omelets; the staff is pleasant and helpful; and the room was spacious and clean. It looks and feels fresh and new, which I like. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Chesapeake, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This hotel was in a great location. I was able to commute to my place of business with no problems. However, I don't feel the staff there was friendly or was able to accomdoate my needs all of the time.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Arrah B
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Savannah, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The headline says it all. The hotel is new and feels very fresh. It's also extremely clean and shiny. But what really makes this place is the friendliness of the staff. Front desk (especially), wait staff, housekeepers and even the Chef! Good location for business travelers and folks related to OSU activities, with lots of restaurants nearby.

Room Tip: Most rooms are the same but just ask.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Joseph M
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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Not a bad local hotel very close to OSU. Staff pleasant. Average hotel swimming pool, fitness center a little better than most hotels of this size but small. Rooms size adequate. Internet typical Hilton - slow but should be OK for checking mail. No upgrades for Hilton Honors members. Close to freeways. Plenty of places to eat. Plenty of free parking.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Patrick M
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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
Phone Number:
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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