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“Simply the Best” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ohio University Inn & Conference Center

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Ohio University Inn & Conference Center
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
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“Simply the Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

We went to a Wedding on June 14th. Arrived 2 days early for some fun. The staff was excellent, food was great and the atmosphere was awesome. I highly recommend this hotel for everyone. Thank you OU Inn staff. One of the best hotels I have stayed at that didn't have a beach!

Room Tip: lower rooms have a balcony. First floor rooms are great!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 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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1 Thank Ronna W
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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USA
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186 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

We stayed here for our son's orientation weekend. Older property but they have done a very good job maintaining everything. The rooms were comfortable and clean. Our room had a balcony and faced the very nice courtyard pool. The restaurant is great! The bar was busy and welcoming after a long day of orientation meetings. Starbucks in the morning with a smile from the young lady acting as Barrista. There is a small park right next door if you want to go with the kids and play on the swings etc. The three buildings are connected by a long hallway on the second floor. If you don't like stairs then ask for a room near the front where the elevators are located. We were pleased with everything about our stay and would definitely choose this property again when we are in Athens to visit OU.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Taco42
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Hotel was attractive with good appearance but our room was a bit dated. Bathroom, in particular, needed updating with, as a minimum, new toilet and showerhead. Bath/shower fixtures could have used a new coat of paint (yes, they were painted over) and the grout in the (original) shower tile was mildewing. Mildew also on the ceiling of the shower/bath. The sink/vanity was recently updated but rest of the bathroom appeared to be 1970's vintage.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Frequentraveler987
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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225 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Nice large hotel specializing in wedding groups, college visitors and the like. In general this is fine for a night or two. I was impressed that their pool had a wheelchair lift. I was also pleased that even though my room overlooked the pool and bar, the noise stopped at about 10 pm. The restaurant food was excellent, by the way - don't miss the fried calamari, because they actually make their breading on site. Flavorful, crisp and not oily. There's a Starbucks coffee stand in the lobby as well. Everything was clean, neat, well maintained.
On the down side, I really wish there'd been a microwave in my room. A few odd things (ice and vending machines on my floor had been removed, so when I stepped off the elevator I faced a row of capped-off plumbing fixtures), and some annoyances (windows open with great difficulty and don't stay open - I had to prop mine up with the hotel room service binder). The biggest irritation for me was that the room service menu offered zero lunch alternatives - no sandwiches, for instance - so you could only order breakfast, or dinner. And on holidays (Mother's Day for instance) the restaurant is actually closed for lunch unless you want to spring $25-$30 for their carvery buffet. It would have been nice to have even pre-wrapped sandwiches available for a reasonable price.
However, this is a very well run hotel with an accomodating staff, and I'd stay here again, especially with a large group.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank krashtest d
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Muncie, Indiana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

We had our daughters wedding at the Ohio University Inn this past weekend. It was wonderful. The staff could not have been more helpful. The court yard was perfect for the wedding. Rooms were clean. Food was great.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled 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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2 Thank Robyn C
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

My wife and I stayed at the OU Inn for several nights for a conference and found the stay to
be delightful. The staff (esp. the receptionists) were so helpful, courteous and knowledgeable about the area. The rooms were spacious, clean and towels smelled so fresh! We plan on staying again and would recommend the OU Inn to everyone! P.S.: Their pool is a fantastic way to end an hectic day!

Room Tip: Ask for a scenic view----one side of the hotel overlooks a parking lot with a stone wall. If you ask...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 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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Thank Jeff P
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

This clean and convenient hotel is the perfect choice for visiting Ohio University. The rooms are spacious, clean and have all the amenities needed for a pleasant stay. Will be staying here again without hesitation.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 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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1 Thank Foxlaroc
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Additional Information about Ohio University Inn & Conference Center

Property: Ohio University Inn & Conference Center
Address: 331 Richland Ave, Athens, OH 45701-3205
Region: United States > Ohio > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ohio University Inn & Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 139
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains on the campus of Ohio University, The newly renovated Ohio University Inn & Conference Center in Athens, Ohio is the only full service hotel in the region. ... more   less 
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