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"Ice bucket was gross.. Took to front desk and was never even offered a clean one. Microwave in room did not work . Asked for more shampoo and she ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 06 Sep 2016

Hotel Description

Obetz guestrooms with comfy beds

In Obetz

Within 6 miles (10 km) of this Obetz hotel, you'll find Motts Military Museum and Groveport Recreation Center. Scioto Downs is within 9 miles (15 km) and Columbus Museum of Art is within 12 miles (20 km).

Free perks

This hotel features an indoor pool and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 73 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, while sitting areas and refrigerators offer the conveniences of home. Other amenities include free WiFi, microwaves, and TVs with satellite channels.

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, Mobility)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$85* Per night/room Aug 15 - Aug 16

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Holiday Inn Express Columbus South - Obetz ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Columbus South - Obetz

Everyone (3)
2 out of 5

Overall disappointed

When booking the hotel, the website said we could buy a roll-away bed for an extra charge- the back of the door inside the room even stated that roll-away cots can be rented for X amount a night. However when we went to the front desk and requested one, we were told that the hotel legally cannot have roll-away beds. This led to an uncomfortable night of sleep between the chaise and the floor. The website also advertises a heated pool. We went swimming around 8:45 to find the pool very cold. Getting in anyways, we adjusted to the cool water, only to have the front desk worker come in and tell us we had to get out, that the pool closes at 9. We pointed out that the sign on the wall says the pool was open until 10, to which she responded "That light is broken, but whatever stay in the pool, I don't care" and slammed the door. If the pool needed to be closed early, at least a posted sign could have told us before we got in. Overall, I was disappointed with the way we were treated by staff, and the amenities offered. The breakfast was pretty good, but not worth the rest of the trip.

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018

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3 out of 5

Frount Desk help was awful

Ice bucket was gross.. Took to front desk and was never even offered a clean one. Microwave in room did not work . Asked for more shampoo and she could not give me any. Locked out of stock room. Pool area was messy old towels and trash laying around. No towels in pool area. When I asked for towels I was given 1. Was told the rest was in the dryer. Front desk lady was very rude and kept rolling her eyes. Been here before and it was great. This visit wasn't so great..

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016

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1 out of 5

Horrible night

I stayed here to avoid making a two hour trip to fly home after spending time with my mom at the end of her life. I was exhausted and desperately needed a good night's sleep. After falling asleep, the smoke alarm started beeping. It was wired, not on batteries, and after some time, fixed it myself. I couldn't wait for maintenance. Then someone came in the room next door and made a series of loud thumps, once again awakening me. An hour later, the refrigerator made noises that sounded like an alarm going off that startled me awake. I know some of these issues were not necessarily the hotel's fault, but the bottom line is that I paid $150 for an experience that ended up leading to me getting sick from exhaustion.

Posted by on May 22, 2016

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5 out of 5

A LOT for your money

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, comfortable beds, clean rooms, great service
High quality sheets and mattresses, beautiful lobby, friendly customer service, modern furnishings, free and fast internet, and easy access to the highway. If I was compelled to come with a negative, it might be that the location is isolated and swampy, but that's fine since there's food and gas nearby and plenty of truck traffic to keep it from feeling spooky. This was easily on par with the Doubletree Hilton I stayed at in Columbus the year before.

Posted by , from St Louis MO on May 17, 2012

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5 out of 5

would recommend to everyone

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
We have stayed at this hotel three times (each time for an overnight stay). Chose it for its location (close to the interstate) and price. We were very pleased. Large, comfortable bed, quiet room, and friendly staff. If I travel thru the Columbus area again, I will definitely stay at Comfort Inn.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2011

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Experience

We stayed at this hotel for a wedding and had a wonderful experience. It was newly remodeled and VERY clean. The staff was friendly and competent. I would stay here any time.

Posted by on May 21, 2007

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5 out of 5

Obetz for the win!

This place is the disney world of hotels. There's plenty of things to do in and around the hotel.

Posted by on Apr 26, 2007

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5 out of 5

Obetz for the win!

This place is the disney world of hotels. There's plenty of things to do in and around the hotel.

Posted by on Apr 26, 2007

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3 out of 5

Road Warrior OK Place

A little hard to find the entrance, rear parking lot is unpaved, affordable, popular with contruction and utitlity workers that night, free breakfast, number of utility trucks in lot

Posted by on Mar 11, 2007

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5 out of 5

We thought the hotel was lovely!

We have stayed at many places and we can tell that the management and staff CARE about this place. We thought it looked brand new, so I asked and the staff person said it actually was due to be remodeled later this year. Everything was sparkling, everyone was friendly, and there were ""extra"" touches in the breakfast room and lobby. This hotel has been THE BEST value for our money EVER.

Posted by on Nov 2, 2006

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About the Holiday Inn Express Columbus South - Obetz

Location 4870 Old Rathmell Court, Obetz, OH 43207

Property Features

Holiday Inn Express Columbus South - Obetz offers its guests an indoor pool and a fitness center. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Free breakfast is available daily. The business-friendly Holiday Inn Express Columbus South - Obetz also features complimentary newspapers in the lobby, laundry facilities, and shopping on site. Self parking is free. This Obetz hotel is smoke free.

  • 73 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Onsite shopping
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: John Glenn Columbus Intl. Airport (CMH) (23.8 km / 14.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Columbus South - Obetz offers 73 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium satellite channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Obetz hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD $15 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD $15 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Express Columbus South Obetz Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express Columbus South Obetz
  • Holiday Inn Express Columbus South
  • Express Columbus Obetz Obetz
  • Holiday Inn Express Columbus South - Obetz Hotel
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You should know

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.