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“Great Hotel with Character”

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Residence Inn Columbus Downtown
Ranked #26 of 143 Hotels in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Oklahoma
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52 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Hotel with Character”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2008

This hotel provided great service as well as accommodations that were above average. The hotel is in a restored bank where many of the original features were preserved. The breakfast buffet is served in the old vault which has the original safe door. The classic touches add a lot of character to the property.
The rooms are well furnished with ample room, full size fridge and microwave as well as cook top. The television was an LG flat screen with many of the channels available in digital format.
The staff was extremely helpful whether in making recommendations for restaurants or calling a cab.
The hotel is in walking distance to all of the downtown attractions.

  • Liked — The facility's character and accomodations.
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Huntsville, AL
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2008

Wonderful experience. Conveniently located downtown. Great staff; very accommodating. We had a suite on the 15th floor. It looked exactly like the photo on the website. The elevators were quick. The bar/sports/theatre viewing area was fun. We have two teenagers and were able to watch a game in comfortable stadium seats. The breakfast was good. No problem with parking. Restaurants are within a few yards of the hotel. Easy walking. The city is clean with container planters blooming throughout.

  • Liked — Quality of the room; staff; breakfast and great views of the city.
  • Disliked — Air conditioning vent blowing over the bed :(
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Thank Calcio64
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Indiana
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210 reviews
195 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2008

Stayed at this newly converted hotel in downtown Columbus. First room: pillow covers smelled like they had not been changed. Second room: popcorn all over the floor. Needed vacuming. Third room: hall needed vacuming. Nice renovated historic buidling in heart of downtown. Friendly staff. $20 valet parking a turn off. Recommended but can hotels tell staff to vacum their properties?

  • Stayed June 2008
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Thank 2Midwest
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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597 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2008

The rooms of this hotel are awesome. Loved the decor, loved the kitchen, bed. We tood our dog on his first weekend get-away here! He didnt love it so much, barked all night the first night (I thought we would get a complaint, but thankfully did not). These rooms really do feel like a home away from home. Very nice free hot breakfast downstairs which is always a bonus (cool-in the vault).
My only complaint, they could use more valet guys simply because of the location. It is right on the street corner, so if there is not a spot open directly in front of the hotel, you have to stop in the middle of the street or keep driving around the blocks...considering you pay nearly $25 a night for parking, I would think this could improve.

  • Liked — Loved everything about the room
  • Disliked — The valet parking
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Residence Inn Columbus Downtown
Address: 36 E Gay St, Columbus, OH 43215-3108
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Location: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Columbus
#20 Family Hotel in Columbus
#25 Business Hotel in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Columbus Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Residence Inn Columbus Downtown hotel offers contemporary all-suite accommodations in the exquisitely renovated Historic Buckeye Building. This high-rise hotel in Downtown Columbus will impress you from the moment you arrive with the lobby's soaring 40-foot ceiling. Specializing in extended-stays, our Columbus hotel features newly renovated, spacious suites with fully equipped kitchens, living and work areas, luxury bedding and free Wi-Fi. In the morning, indulge in a variety of healthy and hearty favorites from our complimentary hot breakfast buffet. During downtime, work up a sweat in our state-of-the-art fitness center featuring free weights and cardio equipment with TV screens. ... more   less 
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