My husband and I stayed at the Hyatt Regency, Columbus Ohio April 15 - 20, 2007. I was attending a conference held there.
The hotel was easy to get to by following the directions. It is downtown and easy distance to German Town and other sites. There is a Crowne Plaza next door (Max and Erma's restaurant, good) and a Drury Suites. All are connected by enclosed walkways.
Parking at the hotel is by valet only, for $21.00 per day, unlimited in and out privileges. Or, you can park at the Chestnut St. garage for $12.00 per day, charge it to your room, unlimited in and out privileges. It is about an 8 minute walk from the garage back to the hotel, by enclosed walkways. They can be confusing until you get used to where you are going. They are also connected to office buildings.
You are within walking distance of the arena area and restaurants, bars, hockey, etc.
The hotel is connected to the convention center which has a food court, was only open until about 2:00 p.m. daily: Subway, Chinese food place, pizza place, hamburger/hotdog place, and a few others, all were "no name" except Subway (unless they are known only in Ohio area??). Some take Credit cards, some don't. A few shops in there, but looked like most had closed.
Restaurants in hotel, we did not eat in any. Only got sandwiches from the deli store, which were good. I did eat the hotel food catered for meals with the conference and it was good, not exceptional, but very good.
We had reserved a King room but one was not available when we checked in. We were given 2 doubles, they do not have queens. When you're used to at least a Queen sized bed, the doubles are just too small. They were pillow top, but they used flat sheets instead of fitted on the bottom, which pulled away from the bed immediately. They also had pads under the sheets which balled up, etc. and were uncomfortable, as was the loose bottom sheet.
The staff at the front desk were very friendly and easy to work with. Upon check-out, there was an error on my bill and they corrected it immediately (charged me for valet as opposed to Chestnut St. parking), no problems.
There was a coffee maker in room, hairdryer, iron and board, alarm clock with Ipod and MP3 player capabilities/docking, TV, 2 phones, wireless access (extra charge), desk and chair, chair and ottoman. Ice and soda machines are located at the elevators. We never heard any noise form the rooms next to us. Sound was never an issue at this hotel.
They do use the curved shower curtain rods in the bathroom, which are nice.
This is an older, renovated hotel. There are over 600 guest rooms, but only 4 elevators, enough said. If there is a conference, etc., going on, you're going to wait, and wait, and wait! I'd advise asking for a lower floor so you can take the stairs. There are flat screen TV's located at each elevator, but they are set on CNN and constantly seeing the VA TECH news was depressing.
There is an indoor pool and fitness room, we did not use those.
There is a small business center near registration desk with computers, fax/copier and printers. They do charge for everything and you must use a credit card. There is an ATM machine in the lobby, $3.25 charge on their end.
Taxis are always lined up outside the hotel, so no problem catching one of those if needed.
Overall, a very nice hotel. Our only complaints were the double beds and bedding used, not comfortable for us personally. Good location downtown and High Street is the main drag through Columbus, Ride toward the arena district and further and there are a number of eating establishments for all budgets.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 633 guest rooms, including 16 suites, and Hyatt business plan rooms... connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. 63,000 sq ft meeting space, including 15,500 sq ft ballroom and 32 meeting rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hyatt Regency Columbus Hotel Columbus
- Columbus Hyatt Regency
- Hyatt Columbus
- Hyatt Regency Columbus Ohio