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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU
Ranked #46 of 145 Hotels in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 May 2014

It has taken me sometime to write this review but the stay at this hotel was good. We booked this room at the last minute but we were not disappointed. Great location to OSU. Rooms were nice and clean and the hotel staff were good. I gave this hotel a 3 stars because there is not a 3.5 star.
I would stay here again without hesitation

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank rawdogg
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HolidayInnExpressOSU, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

Thank you for your reivew, better late than never, as we say here! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to future stays.

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

I was at OSU for a course for 5 nights. This hotel is a 30 minute walk from the vet school where I was, but a free OSU bus does run for part of that route. The locations as not perfect from that point of view, but the hotel was quiet, clean, had free wifi in rooms and was staffed by friendly, helpful people.
The one negative, really, other than location (no tourism or good restaurants around unless you go downtown in a cab) was that the hotel did not do food aside from breakfast. There is a shop you can purchase a bag of crisps/chips and a bottle of water if you need.
Overall, great for the purpose of shirt term work at OSU, but for a holiday would be far from ideal. Met my needs and the staff were truly great.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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HolidayInnExpressOSU, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

KieranBorgeat,

Thank you for your review. We are glad we could meet your needs. Yes, unfortunately being a limited service hotel, we do not have a restaurant on property for anything other than breakfast, however we are located within walking distance to more than one full service restaurant as well as fast food chains. We have a great staff and we are glad you noticed that too! Thank you again for staying with us while you worked at OSU.

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Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

This hotel is an exceptional value for the money. Friendly staff, nice rooms, good location, decent breakfast. They truly care about the customer's experience here. This is my third stay at this hotel. I will be back. Great job and kudos to the leadership team here. Thank you for a job well done.

Stayed: April 2014
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HolidayInnExpressOSU, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2014

Trip A,

Thank you for your continued stays with us and we look forward to future stays; we are pleased to have you each and everytime you are in Columbus. Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff and leadership, we have a great team on board here.
Thank you again for your thoughtful review.

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

I came to Columbus for a few nights for work and was very pleased with my stay at the Holiday Inn Express. The hotel's location is great and is easily accesible from all parts of town. The staff is very friendly and rooms are clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank holmanhk
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HolidayInnExpressOSU, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Holmanhk,

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to hosting you again when you are back in Columbus for business.

Thank you again!

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

My daughter and I stayed here before going to Ohio State for a tour. The property seemed relatively new and it was relatively easy to find coming in from the highway, although I am not always happy with how well my Garmin GPS provides directions.

The suite was nice and it had a microwave so we had some popcorn while watching TV. It probably had a small refrigerator as well but we didn't use it, so I can't remember for sure. The complimentary hot breakfast was also very nice in the morning. They have some really good Cinnabon type breakfast muffins, and scrambled eggs (good but not great) sausage, and fruit and yogurt.

We paid $ 120 for the room but WOW Columbus tacks on an additional $ 20 in taxes. So when I come back to the area, I will probably try a less expensive property. There were several others in the same area that were less expensive and looked nice enough.

It was a short and easy drive (5 to10 minutes) to OSU to get to the "Ohio Union" parking garage on High Street.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Johnny-Q2
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HolidayInnExpressOSU, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Johnny-Q2,

Thank you for your nice comments about our property. We are a newer location, only 4 years old!! It is nice that we are close enough to the highway, but far enough it cannot be heard, glad your GPS was able to get you to us! For furture stays, all the rooms do have a fridge as well as the microwave you did you. Unfortunately Columbus does have a pretty high hotel tax rate, but it is the same rate for all hotels in the central Ohio area. If your daughter decides to go to Ohio State, we hope you will come back to stay with us.

Thank you again!

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Stayed March 21st and 22nd for The YMCA Great Lakes Zones Swim Championship.
Very clean hotel and room and very friendly staff day or evening. Had several request which were met immediately. The only drawback would be lack of parking which did not effect us personally. The hotel next to us seemed to have the same issue.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank BuckeyeBill160011
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HolidayInnExpressOSU, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

BuckeyeBill160011,

Thank you so much for your kind words! Glad we could get your requests taken care of while you were here with us. Hopefully your kids swam well and had a good time as well. We look forward to your next visit with us!

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Reviewed 21 March 2014

I came to Columbus for work for 3 nights and my wife tagged along, we got to the and the lobby is beautiful!!! The evening staff is top notch!! The manager even moved her car for me so I could have a close parking spot after dinner. They were so suggestive for food places and told my wife about the malls. Will definitely be back again!!!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank joe_buckeye83
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HolidayInnExpressOSU, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2014

joe_buckeye83,

Thank you so much for your kind words! We are thrilled we exceeded your expectations. Glad we could help you and your wife with food choices and the malls, we have a great town for both!

We look forward to hosting you on your next visit.

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Address: 3045 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202-1516
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Region: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Columbus
#24 Business Hotel in Columbus
Price Range: £78 - £165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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Enjoy the Holiday Inn Express & Suites located right outside of downtown Columbus, in the heart of the Ohio State University! This is an upscale luxurious hotel with every amenity you can think of. We offer a free extended hot breakfast as well. ... more   less 
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