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“Like no other hotel” 2 of 5 bubbles
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The Lofts Hotel
Ranked #6 of 19 Columbus B&B and Inns
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“Like no other hotel”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2003

The best thing about this hotel was the staff. They were very nice and helpful. The hotel and rooms looked great but they went cheap when it came to sound proofing. There is none. If you expect privacy go somewhere else. We could hear all the intimate details coming from the rooms on both sides and from above. As I have lived in great lofts I was suprised that this hotel did not provide some of the comforts of home (sound proofing). Also as I am a great fan of the "Boutique" hotels I was shocked to discover that I should have stayed next door if I didn't want my neighbours to know my business. I am not joking. The walls are paper thin and the doors are set up to slam shut. Maybe this is a feature they built in as they say the doors are from a prison.
Come to think of it you may get a quieter nights sleep in the county jail. This is no Hotel Monaco!!

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2002

Given that the hotels in downtown Columbus are basically awful, you have to give The Lofts a lot of credit for trying something different.

My advice? As for a room towards the back, as high as possible. The bottom of the front is VERY loud, and the floodlights shine in your room all night long. Crank the heat until you go to bed, then turn it off for the night and use an extra blanket or two. Double over the main blanket if you have to. The heating system is too loud to keep on all night.

The restaurant (Max and Erma's) isn't bad, especially if you're fond of the anonymous Americana style restaurant (TGI Friday's, Appleby's, etc.). At least the hotel as room service.

Overall? It's in the upper class of downtown Columbus hotels because the service and decor are modern. Is that saying much? Not really.

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Additional Information about The Lofts Hotel

Property: The Lofts Hotel
Address: 55 East Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43215
Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lofts Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lofts is a luxury boutique hotel like no other in the world. Each of its 44 rooms and lodging accommodations is distinctive, offering special features that truly set it apart. Its designer interior offers clean, contemporary lines, dramatically juxtaposed against the strength of a proud historic building. But beyond its rich history and great beauty, The Lofts offers guests a host of features. All rooms were refreshed in 2010. ... more   less 
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