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“Varsity Inn OSU North”

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Motel 6 Columbus - OSU
Ranked #119 of 143 Hotels in Columbus
Reviewed November 5, 2013

This was perfect for the price and worked wonderfully for the time we needed to spend at Riverside Hospital. The price was so appreciated. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We would stay there again even if we didn't have to go to the hospital. Our room was clean both times we stayed there. We have absolutely no complaints.

Room Tip: We needed a handicapped room, and it worked out very well for us.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Varsity Inn OSU North was a clean and friendly place for my team over over 80 kids 12-18 to stay. I was initially concerned that every door faced the outside, but they did have a security guard that went around all night and it is located in a nice area. There was absolutely no problems with our stay, and we would come back certainly. Price was also great considering the number of rooms we had to pay for, and the staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Also, restaurants were just steps from the hotel entrance.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank irow2k
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Booked here for the price...and usually cheap means just 'adequate'. We were very happy with the place. It was VERY clean, the staff was very helpful and nice. The beds were SUPER comfortable. It was overall a very good experience. I'd def recommend this place and we will be going back soon.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank fabthompson5
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is our "go to" place to stay near the OSU campus - it is reasonably priced (around $60-70 with AAA discount) and very convenient to the campus. The rooms are adequate and many seem to have been recently refurbished. Some of the beds are more comfortable than others and I'm guessing those are in the refurbished rooms. The towels are very small and thin, but the front desk has provided extra towels for us when asked.

There are many fast-food (Burger King, Sonic) and sit-down restaurants (Bob Evans, Roosters, El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant) within walking distance. A 3-minute drive to the Schottenstein Ctr and 5-minute drive to the OSU campus. Easy access to 315. The location is very convenient.

Our youngest of 3 boys is now at Ohio State (all 3 boys have gone there!) so we stay here often. We've stayed at some of the more expensive hotels nearby (double the price) and while they are nicer, you can't beat Varsity Inn for the price. They also have a frequent visitor card (punched for each night you stay) that we have filled more than once. If you're looking for 5 star accommodations, look elsewhere - if you are budget-minded, then this is a great option!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Bearvet
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

The motel is pet friendly. This alone makes it a good place for us, as our dog is part of the family. There is adequate space around the motel to exercise the dog. The TV, heat pump, and shower worked well; ice supply was convenient. There are numerous fast food places within walking distance.
There is room for improvement regarding the bedding, in my opinion. There were two sheets, and a thick cover supplied. Using one sheet, I was too cold; using the sheet and cover, I was too hot with the heat pump set at 76 degrees. I suppose I could have reduced the room temperature, but 76 degrees is generally comfortable. In my opinion, a better selection of bedding for summer time would have been a sheet and a couple of light blankets.
The room was clean, although we had to switch rooms initially to a non-smoking room. The furnishing is starting to show it's age; the carpet could use a cleaning, the shower valve leaked, the paint is beginning to peel off the ceiling above the shower, and the sink drain was slow. Nothing was a deal breaker, however.
Overall, the room was a good value, and we'd stay here again.

Room Tip: Kohl's is a short walk from the motel
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Lou C
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

I was really disappointed with the Varsity Inn OSU North. The location is decent enough, close to downtown and close enough to the Columbus Zoo. That's what attracted me to the OSU North. However, the most important thing to me, which is the sleep quality was terrible. The fact that the place was near empty and they decided to allow a group of people partying, on a Sunday night, to be beside a family, I do not understand. You'd think that they would want to isolate a younger grouping of people from others. You find out quick that the walls are paper thin, I'll tell you. There were things we were not meant to hear! There is no continental breakfast, which is a bit of a shock. I have not stayed at a US place without a continental breakfast in this price range. The place is pretty clean, though the pool was not well kept and cold. I think if you can fall a sleep really easy and not be startled then the Varsity Inn OSU North may be for you. I feel that even at $75 a night, that you can do better!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank tdsuperstar
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Additional Information about Motel 6 Columbus - OSU

Address: 3246 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202-1519 (Formerly Varsity Inn OSU North)
Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #119 of 143 Hotels in Columbus
Price Range: $62 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Columbus - OSU 2*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Motel 6 Columbus OSU is conveniently located off of OH-315. Visit dining, shopping, and entertainment all nearby! Enjoy Free Wi-Fi in all modern guest rooms. ... more   less 
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Varsity Inn Osu North Hotel Columbus
Baymont Inn Columbus Osu
Columbus Baymont Inn
Motel 6 Columbus - OSU Ohio

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