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Motel 6 OSU
Ranked #121 of 143 Hotels in Columbus
Chatham, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Ous stay was good. On check in the staff were friendly the lobby was clean and the washrooms off the lobby were nice and clean. Room were clean and comfortable. The rates were great. The kids had fun in the pool. And the hotel is in a great loaction for shopping and eating.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Coshocton, Ohio
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148 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2012

Nice resting place for families using Riverside Hospital. Basically clean and comfortable with discounted price through the hospital. Only flaw is dirty carpet. Keep in mind, this place is near the OSU campus and the Horseshoe. Home games it's booked and is a party house! Front desk staff on the ball and helpful.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Brownsburg, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

This is without a doubt, the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. The rooms were old, dingy, and had been smoked in. Service was non-existant.
The room was not ready when we arrived (3:30 PM) as promised, and they were WAY over priced ($100+)
Do NOT stay here.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Muskegon, MI
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Indifferently cleaned rooms, questionable people wandering the parking areas. There was no continental breakfast and both mornings there wasn't even coffee in the lobby. Lighting was very dim, and a large wad of hair, that was not mine, in the shower. I'm sure there's better values in the area.

  • Stayed April 2012
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new york
Level 6 Contributor
76 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2012

An unexpected trip to The OSU Hospital to visit my son was the reason for my visit. I was looking for a place to stay near the campus and hospital. I made the reservation the night I flew and I was looking for an inexpensive place to sleep for the undetermined amount of time I would be there.

The Varsity Inn is a motel. It has a drive up window to register and get your key from, which I saw as very odd. The room was OK. The carpet was new, but the bathroom was showing major signs of wear-n-tear, but again, I wasn't looking for a vacation spot, just a bed.

As I snuggled in after a long and emotional day, I was startled by the 10 minute passing of a cargo train running only a couple of yards away from my bed. It was the longest train ever. A total of three trains passed through during the night. The second night, I was expecting the train, but wasn't aware that the other rooms now were occupied by stone drunk college kids. Yelling stomping and laughing for several hours. I woke up to see a sea of red solo cups!

I am too old for that much activity. I have learned that cleanliness is just not enough and that a good deal can turn out to be so bad.

If you’re a stone drunk college kid, it’s just up your alley. If you are a parent visiting The Ohio State University, do not be tempted by the price and close proximity to the school.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Dayton, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2012

I stayed 3 days and 2 nites. The beds are very comfortable and the rooms were very clean. However, when I checked out, I found a small brown spider on the bed. I do not believe I was bitten or stung by the spider. When I told the front desk person, they said they were sorry and said they would check into it. Be aware and check for them. Overall, the motel looks well kept and recently updated. I would probably go back and stay again because of the price with AAA discount.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2012

After finding out the other Varsity Inn had no-vacancy due to a last minute trip I was able to squeeze in the last vacant room at the Varsity Inn North. The staff was very accomodating. Everything was clean and tidy and easy access to the highway (315). There is a Kohls next store and a Sonic Drive-In located in front of the hotel. I had no issues, would stay here again, and would recommend to anyone that's looking for a hotel with just the basics.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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2 Thank BananaBuzzbomb
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Additional Information about Motel 6 OSU

Property: Motel 6 OSU
Address: 3246 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202-1519 (Formerly Varsity Inn OSU North)
Region: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #121 of 143 Hotels in Columbus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 OSU 2*
Number of rooms: 92
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Also Known As:
Varsity Inn Osu North Hotel Columbus
Baymont Inn Columbus Osu
Columbus Baymont Inn
Motel 6 OSU Columbus, Ohio

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