I stayed at this hotel for a week while doing research in Columbus. I found it a very odd place. It's as though it can't decide whether it's an extended stay facility or a hotel or a motel.
The service from the staff varied greatly. Some of the desk clerks were genuinely cordial and helpful, and others made me feel like they wished I'd go away. I overheard one of them making a call to a newly arrived guest to ask if he (or she) was satisfied with his room. Nobody called to ask me if I was satisfied with my room. < :-( On the morning I checked out, nobody was at the desk or in the lobby, I had to go into the office to get the manager, and he did the check out for me. He was very nice and wholly apologetic about it. It was odd though.
Housekeeping also was uneven. Clearly it depended on who was on duty that day. Sometimes, everything was nicely taken care of, and sometimes, the dishes I'd used the night before were stlll in, or next to, the sink when I returned at the end of the day.
There was wetbar with a sink, a refrigerator and a coffee maker (single cups only), but no microwave, no paper towels. Also, no plastic trash bags in the wet bar area. I used bags from carryout to dispose of wet coffee grounds and carryout containers.
However, the bed was always made; bathroom was always cleaned; and towels were clean, so the basics were covered.
The bathroom was oddly laid out -- shower/tub and toilet in room which is just big enough to contain them. A water closet, essentially. Sink and mirror out in the open area, opposite the bed. Closet is next to the sink and you can only get into 1/2 of the closet -- the other half, blocked by the bathroom counter.
No dresser. I suppose they intended for guests to use the cubby holes in the unit on which the TV sits, but they looked grubby -- a few crumbs and grease spots,. So I just put a few things in the closet and kept the rest in my luggage. I thought it was nice have a separate "living room" area, but as a solo traveler, I did not need a king-size sofa. The sofa in my room was beginning to show its age.
The hotel is set up for wifi and they expect you to use that, so they don't give you a list of local restaurants (unless you specifically ask, and then you get a list of the restaurants in the corporate park). Nor do you get a local phone book. I rely on those types of things.
When on a long trip, I also rely on having a coin washer/dryer available to me. None at this hotel. When I asked at the front desk, they said I could only send things out to be dry-cleaned. When I asked whether they knew of any laundromats I could take my things to, no "we only use the dry cleaning service." That's fine for suits and sweaters, but I wanted to wash my jeans, pajamas, socks, ...
You'll get no Comedy Central, Indie Channel, or Turner Classic Movies or certain other cable channels. It's mostly the original networks, cable news, 4 ESPN stations, animal planet, and other "reality tv". And Disney, HBO Family, and ABC Family.
The hotel itself is in a corporate park /interstate exit hotel ghetto. There are lots of overpriced chain eateries and a Bob Evans within the development, but you have to go a few miles down High Street to get to local restaurants in Old Worthington. BUT that said, if you have a car, it is easy to get from this Hyatt Place to downtown Columbus and other parts of town.
I'm giving this a "no" recommendation, because I wouldn't go back and because I feel it fails to do what other hotels do so much better. I did consider looking for another hotel, but it was more important to me to just settle so I could focus on my work. I found myself saying "glad I got a good rate" because I would have been really ticked off if I'd paid full price for this place.
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