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“Right on the edge of the Short North” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hampton Inn and Suites Columbus Downtown

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Hampton Inn and Suites Columbus Downtown
Ranked #9 of 143 Hotels in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
marion, ohio
Level Contributor
87 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Right on the edge of the Short North”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

I don't recall ever being impressed by any check-in staff. However, the two gentlemen who checked us in were friendly, responsive and helpful. The room was clean. The bed was comfortable and the free breakfast was also clean, and fresh with a good variety. Of course none of these free buffets are known for fabulous taste so fresh, clean with a nice variety is about as high a praise as one can receive.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

I stayed here recently on a leisure trip to Columbus, and was very happy with the stay. The service at the hotel was great--smiling faces every time my boyfriend and I were in the lobby and greeted every morning. The location made it walkable to sites downtown like the State House, and an even easier walk to the bars and restaurants of the Short North. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Great hotel in a good location for exploring the town. It is situated next to the Convention Centre and the North Market, and close to the Nationwide Arena - within a few minutes walking distance of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. The hotel is undergoing some refurbishment but this didn't interfere at all with my stay. I was given one of the newly refurbished rooms which was lovely, although the heating/air-conditioning unit was really noisy! Breakfast was plentiful with a good selection to choose from. Reception staff and concierge couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Hotel parking is valet only and expensive when staying for a few days.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the refurbished rooms
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Scot5860
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129 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is very nice and inviting. The lobby area is much nicer than the rooms and sets the expectations higher than they should be.

The room was pretty clean. I did notice that the bathroom could use some TLC. A lot of dust bunnies hanging out on the vent and some mildew and stains on the floor tile and shower.

The television with HD and a large selection of channels was definitely a nice touch. It was good to unwind and watch after a long day. Although the bed could have been much more comfortable in assisting with the task.

Location was the best part of the hotel. Located near several nice shops and right across the street from the convention center. I would definitely recommend Bernard's and Le Chocoholique for evening destinations.

Overall, it was a good experience with a relatively good value. The requirement to use valet parking at $27 a night was a big drag on the value.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Wdavis80
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42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

This hotel is located at a great spot on N High St. The North Market is right behind it (great local food vendors, among other things!). A beautiful Greek Orthodox Church is next door. Numerous restaurants, bars, and stores are within easy walking distance. Short North is a couple of blocks north with trendy restaurants and stores. We ate dinner at a pub next door and breakfast in Short North. We were upgraded for free to a King suite. The bed was very comfortable. The suite adds a kitchenette and couch wih second TV. The couch looked well worn and had crumbs of some sort on it. Needless to say, we didnt use the suite part of our room. The hotel is undergoing renovations (mainly decor changes). Unlike other reviewers, we didn't hear any noise and slept soundly. Valet parking is the only parking available on site, but the valets are very friendly and took good care of the car. The hotel price (on Hampton's site and other travel sites) was a bit much for a Hampton Inn.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PisgahForest
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Lexington, Ky
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Our recent stay at Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Columbus couldn’t have been more perfect for what we were trying to achieve on our recent getaway ~ a location that put us within walking distance of shops, restaurants and attractions with all the comforts and amenities we’d find at home.
*Although it is really downtown, we felt quite safe walking around even after dark.

The Hotel is situated directly across from the convention center and is just steps away from some of Columbus’ “hot spots” like the North Market, Short North, Arena District, OSU, Blue Jackets hockey & more.

From the outside, the stately brick hotel looks like it’s been a fixture in the downtown landscape for decades. But once through the front doors, its evident, this hotel has every modern convenience imaginable ~ including a second floor indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, and sprawling lounge area with flat screen TV’s , leather couches and chairs.
During our overnight stay we took advantage of the walking proximity of great food and fun. We ate Jeni’s Ice Cream (yum), had dinner at Knead ~ which is a great modern diner boasting many locally sourced ingredients. We walked through the North Market, shopped in the boutiques that lined High Street and eventually sank into the crisp white bedding in our suite at the hotel.
Since this was Backseat Traveler’s first Hampton Inn stay, we can’t vouch for others, but this particular stay was incredibly comfortable and relaxing. Our room, a one bedroom suite, had a kitchenette (mini fridge, microwave, sink and bar area) , pull out couch, 2 rooms, 2 flat screen TV’s with a great selection of stations, a sprawling bathroom area and plenty of room for a family of 5 to spread out and relax.

The hotel was incredibly quiet, even with a room on the 2nd floor where the lounge/breakfast area and the pool were located. And speaking of breakfast… we were more than impressed (exuberant, ecstatic, really happy) with the delicious (and free) breakfast. Oatmeal, Belgium waffles, omelets, French toast, cereals, pastries, coffee, juice..There was more than enough options to please the entire family and fill bellies for day two of sightseeing.

The staff was incredibly helpful and cheerful during the entire stay. From the valet staff to the maid service (after we locked ourselves out of our room we got to meet the really sweet housekeeper) we were more than impressed with the service. It seemed every guest we encountered seemed to be equally enjoying their stay as well ~ which is always a sign, to us here at Backseat Traveler, that a hotel is doing something ~ or many things, right.

**Other things we loved.
~ Free WIFI!
~ Complimentary bottles of water at check in!
~ Clean Duvet covers on each bed (cute little post-it notes letting you know that)

Room Tip: Sorry, it is downtown. Although if you get a room on the north side of the building there is a bit m...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Tate, Georgia
Level Contributor
128 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

I stayed here 2 nights. They have signs posted that there is construction taking place to improve the hotel and expect disturbances from 8:30 am to 5 pm. That is fine. I understand a hotel needing renovations BUT the NOISE pounding of pipes began BEFORE 7:30 AM!! That was all after at 4:30 am the dumpster was emptied when I woke to the beep beep beep BANG.

The first morning I tried to get my car from valley- it took over 15 minutes which I had not planned for. The 2nd day, I called from. Y room and the car was waiting for me. And $23 per night to park a car is highway robbery!



The bed and room was fine- but seriously, the noise was crazy!

Room Tip: Do not stay in room 646
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MrsZimm
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Additional Information about Hampton Inn and Suites Columbus Downtown

Property: Hampton Inn and Suites Columbus Downtown
Address: 501 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
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Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Columbus
#9 Romantic Hotel in Columbus
#13 Family Hotel in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn and Suites Columbus Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 179
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