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Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   8411 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH 43240   |  
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Ranked #9 of 142 Hotels in Columbus
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Novi, MI
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43 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Nice stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I thought this Hampton Inn was a little nicer than many I have stayed in. Our room and bathroom were large, wifi connected easily, the beds were very comfortable and the room was unusually quiet.

The lobby area was nice and large enough so it didn't feel crowded even during the breakfast rush. I liked that there were several stations set up - one counter for eggs, one for waffles, one for oatmeal and cereal, so you really didn't have to stand in line. The pre-made omlettes were fine and the oatmeal and fresh fruit were good. Coffee and tea were always available.

The pool was a typical small pool but looked nice and clean. I was sorry I didn't get a chance to use it. I would stay there again.

Room Tip: Even though we were near the elevator, it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Whistler'smom
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ddecoito, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
We really appreciate and value your feedback. I hope you can come back to stay with us again soon!
Take care,
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Livonia, Michigan
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Recently stayed at the Hampton Inn Polaris to attend Winterfair. The hotel was a little more than I normally would have wanted to spend for just one night as a means to spend more time shopping, however, this hotel won me over. When we checked in, they had cookies waiting and the room was extremely clean and very well maintained. Not only did they have the basics but there were conveniences such as a place to charge cell phones, Kindle, etc. on the nightstand and wipes to sanitize the phone and remote. The linens and bed were cozier than what I have at home The staff not only recommended a restaurant, they supplied me with a coupon for it - that has never happened to me before. Another review of this hotel mentioned something about a refrigerator and a microwave in the room. Our room did not have either of these, but I assume that perhaps that review was referencing a suite? In any case, we weren't in the room long enough to miss either. Breakfast the next morning was excellent - lots of choices and, once again, staff right there to offer plain scrambled eggs as well as a fancier version of the same thing - no they weren't the real thing but hotel breakfast bars aren't set up for that either. I would definitely return and kudos to all the staff for their excellent attitudes toward customer service. What a treat to find people so willing to help.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank michrocks
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ddecoito, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
It is always our goal to provide the best in service and amenties for our guests. Feedback from our valued guests is one of the best ways for us to accomplish this goal.
Thank you so much for choosing our hotel and thank you for taking the time to share your experience.
Take care,
Deedee
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Excellent stay, super quick and friendly check in. Very clean room and pool was clean and plenty of towels available. Front desk staff friendly and helpful. Great location easy access to all areas of Columbus. Many restaurants and shopping nearby.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jtribe20
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ddecoito, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
We appreciate your review. Our goal is that each guest enjoy every stay with us, We hope you will stay with us again soon!
Take care,
Deedee
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Texas
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143 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Another clean, well located Hampton Inn. No surprises. Friendly, helpful staff. Breakfast was standard fare. Beds were comfortable and room was quiet. Location was easy access to interstate. Pricing was a little on the higer side of the other Hampton Inns we stayed at on this trip. Definitely plan to stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Travelingonabudget
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ddecoito, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. We always appreciate feedback from our valued guests!
Hope to see you soon!
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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286 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

Good for a hampton inn, about what you'd expect. Friendly, efficient service at check inn, upgrade to a large room was a nice bonus. Room was clean, bed comfortable. Shower could have used a little more pressure, but that's just a personal preference. Room location was very quiet, which was nice. Dissapointed that only 1 cookie was left at 6pm at the front, but hey if you are going to offer them, have enough available. Also, disappointed in the breakfast. Breakfast sea had plenty of room, but limited selection compared to other hampton inns, just went with a bowl of cereal. These little things are the reason this was a 5 on the rating.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
Helpful?
Thank ColoradoWeatherMan
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ddecoito, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
We really appreciate your valuable feedback! We look forward to the opportunity to earn a 5 star rating by our guests so we are following up on the items you mentioned!
We are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope we can have you back again soon!
Take care,
Deedee
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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125 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

We stayed a weekend for a sporting event. The room was clean and quiet. It was spacious because it was the handicapped version. A good choice if you like to spread out. Beds were comfortable and the TV was an appropriate sized LCD with a good selection of channels. Very nice little details like antiseptic wipes if you want wipe down the phone and remote as well as a sticky note letting you know the bedspread and blankets were cleaned for your stay. These usually leave the bed first when I travel.

Breakfast was good and the staff kept it well stocked during the entire breakfast period. They worked really hard, but were cheery and pleasant the entire time. Good people. The entire hotel staff was friendly and engaging. The only drawback to this hotel was the funky access. The lot connected to an access road that only allowed you to turn right at either intersection. The good news is that this configuration really minimizes drive by traffic since it is so out of the way. I felt confident my vehicle would be intact and present the next morning. Another plus was the ample parking spaces in number and size. No door dinging is a plus.

Stayed November 2012
Helpful?
Thank TheMItraveler
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ddecoito, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
We are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you so much for this nice review. I know our team will be really excited to read your feedback. Our guests comments are how we learn to enhance our service and amemities.
I agree that it is really nice to be off the main road, our agents have great tips get you quickly around the Polaris area.
Take care and we hope hope to see you again soon!
Deedee
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Ohio
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102 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed at the Columbus Polaris Hampton for the weekend because we were going to the Ohio State game. This is our second visit to the hotel and both times we enjoyed the stay. The room was quiet and clean, the breakfast was good, and all the people we spoke to, either on the phone or at the front desk, were friendly and considerate. Michelle was especially helpful with the top floor room I requested.The room was about $110 a night with taxes, which we think is reasonable. The Hampton is near the freeway, has restaurants and shopping very close by, and we will definitely stay there again on our next trip to Columbus.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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ddecoito, General Manager at Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
We will look forward to your return visit! If there is ever anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable, please feel free to ask!
Take care,
Deedee
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Property: Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris
Address: 8411 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH 43240
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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 ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Columbus
#3 Romantic Hotel in Columbus
#6 Business Hotel in Columbus
#14 Best Value Hotel in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris 2.5*
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Here at the Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus/Polaris, OH, we're passionate about taking good care of you. That's why we offer a broad range of services and amenities at our hotel to make your stay exceptional. ... more   less 
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