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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

-Very peaceful, calm. -Breakfast forces you to eat healthy 😆. Lol. -Receptionists always warm. -My MVPs were Christine * the lovely housekeeper. Always has a smile on her face. -And the multilingual Jabir *at the pantry. (I spoke 3 languages with him!) -My suite was big enough,and had everything I needed (fridge, iron etc). -A lot of food stops around,so...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean room but average size making getting around in a wheelchair difficult. Bathroom is definitely not set up for handicap. No seat in tub. Only hand rail to use to get in and out of tub. Staff at front desk, not very friendly but other hotel staff were very friendly and efficient.

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Dear Sue N, Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Stes Columbus OSU, OH. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We appreciate your nice comment about cleanliness and our staff. However, we’re sorry we fell below your expectation regarding the front desk service,...

Eagleville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a 3 night stay for business at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Hotel is quiet, clean and very comfortable. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. The in room frig and microwave were a nice convenience. There are several restaurants located nearby. I will definitely stay here again when in the area.

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Bradford PA, United States
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This hotel is so convenient to OSU where our event was being held. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating opening up the breakfast area early and making sure there was plenty available for all the athletes at the hotel. Rooms were large and housekeeping did a great job keeping up with all the traffic. Hotel was very quiet at...

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AmineBoukili, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Dear Caren B, Wow! I think you covered all the bases thank you so much for saying such wonderful things about our hotel and for taking the time to write a review. I am very pleased you and your group had such a wonderful stay with us and look forward to seeing you the next time you are in town....

Springfield, Ohio
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We booked this stay for my elderly aunt and uncle for his upcoming surgery. We really appreciate their help in getting them back and forth to the hospital. The check in was smooth and the receptionist was very nice and helpful. The room was fine and it was great that she was able to get breakfast in the morning. The...

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AmineBoukili, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Dear twinsgma, Thank you so much for taking the time to tell the world about our hotel. We love when people come to our hotel and have an amazing stay. I do hope if you are back in the area again you stop by and spend the night with us. Consider this your home away from home! See you soon!...

Keller, Texas
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This hotel has "lost" our reservations or scheduled our reservations on the wrong days 3 times! This last time I called to verify my Thanksgiving reservations and was told by the reservation department that the hotel had been sold and that my reservation had not transferred. I then spoke to the customer service department and they verified that my reservations...

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AmineBoukili, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Dear siga2224, Thank you for your candid review. We apologize that your recent experience with our IHG reservation headquarters in Salt lake city, UT did not meet your expectations. Your comments are valued and noted and be rest assured that these will be shared with our central reservation. Since you have been dealing with central reservation and not the hotel...

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I needed to find a room late last Sunday due to a relative being hospitalized nearby. This is one of the closest hotels to Riverside Methodist Hospital. The lady who made my reservation and checked me in was very considerate of my circumstances. The lobby area look great. Due to the nature of my stay, I didn't use the pool...

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Los Angeles, United States
Reviewed 12 November 2016

The worst. I've stayed in Holiday Inn Express locations across the country, and used to believe this was a reliable brand. I have now learned otherwise. I would avoid this location at all costs, especially if you're staying more than one night. My room went days without housekeeping service, and it was almost impossible to even get basic necessities like...

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AmineBoukili, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Dear Christina P, We regret to hear that your stay with us was not as expected. We take our commitment to guest satisfaction very seriously. We have a responsibility to our guests to provide a safe, clean, quiet and comfortable environment. I will do my best to respond to your concerns point by point: 1) When you called for the...

Bettendorf, Iowa
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I would have given this hotel 5 stars except the front desk couldn't get my request for 2 rooms in the back of the hotel away from the busy street in front... Also no eggs at breakfast, girl had them cooking but I couldn't wait any longer. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Biggest reason for only 3 stars was the...

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Dear Randy B, Thank you for staying with us and for leaving a review. I am glad to know that you found our rooms clean and comfortable. On the other hand, please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience the room allocation, lack of plugs in the room and the level of service you received may have caused you. I...

Reviewed 31 October 2016

The staff was VERY helpful and friendly. You are located close to a Kroger and many restaurants. The room, pool and Jacuzzi were clean. This hotel is in a safe location. I highly recommend this hotel.

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AmineBoukili, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU, responded to this review

Dear traveler5797, Thank you so much for taking the time to tell the world about our hotel. We love when people come to our hotel and have an amazing stay. I do hope if you are back in the area again you stop by and spend the night with us. Consider this your home away from home! See you soon!...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area - OSU

Address: 3045 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202
Region: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Price Range: RM531 - RM986 (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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#24 Business Hotel in Columbus
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