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“The Lofts is a great place to stay!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Lofts Hotel
Ranked #6 of 19 Columbus B&B and Inns
1 review
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“The Lofts is a great place to stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

My partner and I spent the night at the Lofts for small weekend getaway for our anniversary. The room was very clean and spacious. The staff was VERY friendly and made us feel very welcome. The room was a little pricey but I guess you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Djpatrickb
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Dirk B, General Manager at The Lofts Hotel, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear DjPatrickB,

Thank you for staying at The Lofts for your anniversary! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and that it was clean and spacious. It is always nice to hear that the staff is doing their job. Please visit us again soon!

Dirk Bengel
General Manager
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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

I was very excited to stay here during the trade show I was attending. Out of all the hotels nearby, this one was suited best for me.
I enjoyed the spaciousness and the proximity to the convention center as well as the sitting room in the King Suite room.
However, there were numerous issues I had with this hotel.
1. About every 15 minutes there was a huge bang coming from the ceiling, I imagine it was some sort of machinery on the roof kicking on and off.....it never stopped...all night long...it never stopped. Only slept about 2 hours each night because of this issue. I was in room 5501.
2. There were stains in the soaker tub (which doubles as a shower).
3. The tv was not working correctly (loose wire in back that couldn't be tightened correctly.
4. There was an "odor" from the sheets. Even after housekeeping changed them, they still smelled odd.

I really wanted to love this hotel. I was looking forward to staying there and having a place to relax after a long day at the show. Not so much.

I did love how close it was to all the eating establishments, bars and shopping centers.

I'll be back next year for the same trade show, but not sure if it will be at The Lofts hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank APICKEL
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Dirk B, General Manager at The Lofts Hotel, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear APickel,

Thank you for staying at The Lofts for your recent trip to Columbus. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the close proximity of the hotel to the convention center and restaurants, as well as the sitting room in your suite. I apologize for the issues that you had with your room; housekeeping errors are not acceptable, and I will be discussing this review with the proper departments. The sound you heard coming from the roof is the air conditioning for the building, we are working on ways to make the sound less loud. Thank you for the review.

Dirk Bengel
General Manager
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Ohio
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

I was so surprised when I came to this hotel. I was really impressed with the atmosphere and decor of the place. I came with a bachelorette party, from about a town 2 hours away. Parking was a breeze, and right behind the hotel. All the staff was nice, and even joked around with us. We ate at Max and Ermma's which was connected, food was great. The hotel was in the arena district and a short walk to all the bars etc. that we wanted to visit. I would absolutely stay here again. Such a fantastic experience.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Lily B
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Dirk B, General Manager at The Lofts Hotel, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Dear Lily B,

Thank you for staying at The Lofts for the recent bachelorette party you attended! I am so happy to hear that you had a fantastic experience, I will be sure to pass on your review to the front desk staff and Max & Erma’s. Please visit us again soon.

Dirk Bengel
General Manager
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Outlets are everywhere so plenty of places to plug in all the stuff we carry these days. 20 Foot high Ceilings, Huge tub and room to turn around in bathroom. it shares the drive way with the crown plaza next door and you have use of their facilities as well. Saturday night food was available till 2 am. Walking to shops and all the beautiful people night spots.

Ten minutes to casio with real dealers in the poker rooms

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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
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Thank Kenneth H
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Dirk B, General Manager at The Lofts Hotel, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear Kenneth H,

Thank you for staying at The Lofts for your recent trip to Columbus! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the late night kitchen hours; and what our unique boutique rooms have to offer. Please come visit us again the next time you are in Columbus.

Dirk Bengel
General Manager
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Headed to Columbus OH on business and needed a nice hotel near downtown. The Lofts rooms were large, spacious, classy, and comfortable. Also convenient walking distance to the Arena District and Convention Center. There is a nice Max 'n Erma's restaurant in the lobby. This hotel was about $40 cheaper per night than the two larger competitors nearby.

Room Tip: Be sure to use the Spa of the hotel across the walk
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CharlieBabbit
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Dirk B, General Manager at The Lofts Hotel, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear CharlieBabbit,

Thank you for staying at The Lofts for your recent trip to Columbus! We are so happy that you enjoyed your room and Max & Erma’s. Please come see us again soon.

Dirk Bengel
General Manager
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88 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

The Lofts, under the umbrella of the adjacent Crown Plaza, offers an alternative to the typical hotel experience. Kind of a boutique feel but not plush or luxurious. Rooms have floor to ceiling window sorely in need of black out coverings- the blinds let in so much ambient light that I barely slept. Also noisy. Clean and all of our needs were met, but if you are light sensitive and like a plush room, Columbus likely has better options.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank EastcoastGray
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Dirk B, General Manager at The Lofts Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Dear EastCoastGray,

Thank you for staying at The Lofts for your recent trip to Columbus, and your input on the windows. This issue will most certainly be brought up as a possible way to improve our rooms in the future. Thank you for the review!

Dirk Bengel
General Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

We usually go to the regular type of hotel with the best ratings, but this time we thought we would try something different. The reviews here were not the best and we never stayed in a loft style hotel, but, there should be a first for everything. We read that the rooms were dirty, well we found them to be very clean. We checked our linens and bed for any unwelcome visitors and there were NOT any. In fact everything looked new and well tended. We really didn't find anything to complain about. The location was perfect for what we needed. Since it is also classified as a boutique hotel, we really didn't encounter to many employees (1 night clerk and 1 day clerk) I doubt we will be back to Columbus, but if we did need to go back we would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank Cindy H
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Dirk B, General Manager at The Lofts Hotel, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Dear Cindy,

Thank you for staying at The Lofts for your recent trip to Columbus! The Lofts hotel is beautiful and unique, and we strive to keep it that way. I will pass your words on to the housekeeping staff that works hard every day to make sure the rooms and linen are clean. Hopefully there will be a reason to come back to Columbus someday!

Dirk Bengel
General Manager
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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
Amenities:
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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Also Known As:
The Lofts Hotel And Suites
The Lofts Hotel Columbus, Ohio
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