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4.5 out of 5

"The property was clean. They are doing construction but it’s housed behind makeshift walls do you can’t see the mess. Done well. " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 31 Jan 2020

Hotel Description

Hotel near Schottenstein Center in Columbus

Heart of Columbus

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this hotel, you'll find Schottenstein Center and Ohio State University. Mapfre Stadium and Ohio Stadium are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free perks

This hotel features an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport shuttle. Free perks include buffet breakfast, free self parking, and an area shuttle.

Free Internet, comfy beds

The 100 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as comfy beds. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include iPod docks and refrigerators.

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$81* Per night/room Nov 1 - Nov 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu

Everyone (9) Family (4)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 1, 2020

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5 out of 5
The property was clean. They are doing construction but it’s housed behind makeshift walls do you can’t see the mess. Done well.

Posted by on Jan 31, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 1, 2020 by Hotel Staff

It's great to know the renovations didn't disrupt your stay! Thanks so much for the feedback!

4 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 9, 2019

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5 out of 5
The staff handled our late check in with no problems whatsoever.

Posted by on Aug 3, 2019

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5 out of 5
I’ve the soda machine is $2/can. Outrageous! Also they didn’t work

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019

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4 out of 5
Convienient lovation to OSU campus, price including free hot breakfasr

Posted by on Feb 9, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 23, 2019 by Manager

Thank you very much for your survey. We hope to see you back soon. Thank you, Amanda

5 out of 5
Very clean, good cont. breakfast, comfy beds. Pull-out sofa was fairly awful for my son--springs were shot.

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 2, 2019 by Staybridge suites OSU

Hello thank you so much for your review I will definitely look into the sofa bed. Usually they are not the most comfortable as the regular bed would be, however, we will check the springs again to ensure everything is ok thanks again and hope to see you guys again soon!

5 out of 5
We absolutely enjoyed our stay at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus University Area OSU. We have stayed here before and the staff are always so wonderful and friendly and we always enjoy our stay with them. Would greatly recommend. My only complaint if you could call it that would be that I like to burrow under the covers and pull them up to my head, the way the sheets and comforter are tucked in makes that near impossible to do. Thanks for taking such wonderful care of us!

Posted by , from Cambridge, OH on Jun 7, 2018

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5 out of 5
Stayed here while visiting OSU. Close to campus and to restaurants and Easton mall

Posted by on May 19, 2018

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About the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu

Location 3045 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202

Property Features

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu offers its guests an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Free breakfast is available. Event space at this hotel measures 999 square feet (90 square meters). A roundtrip airport shuttle during limited hours and an area shuttle are free. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu. Free self parking is available. This Columbus hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 100 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 999 sq ft of conference space
  • 90 sq m of conference space
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: John Glenn Columbus Intl. Airport (CMH) (17.7 km / 11 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu offers 100 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary 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.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • 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 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 10.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

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

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

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. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Clean Promise (IHG) guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Clean Promise (IHG)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 30.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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 10.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

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  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Suites Columbus Univ Area Osu
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You should know

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 72 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Pool access available from 5:30 AM to 11 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.