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4.4 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 ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 07 Jun 2018

Hotel Description

Hotel near Ohio Stadium in Columbus

City center stay

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this well-placed hotel, you'll find Ohio Stadium and Schottenstein Center. Ohio State University and Mapfre 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 and free WiFi in public areas. Free perks include buffet breakfast, free self parking, and an area shuttle.

Free Internet, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 100 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and free local calls are also available.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$99 per night

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing, 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, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 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 4.0 out of 5.0

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

Everyone (6) Family (1)
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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3 out of 5

Staff was amazing but the hotel....

I was really happy with how friendly the staff was but after checking in we left for a few hours. When we returned there was a HUGE party in the breakfast area that had spilled over into the lobby. They were extremely loud and drunk. A group of them wouldn't allow our young girls past without making comments to them. Then we took the girls to the pool to swim and someone had puked in the pool. The staff put up a very small sign but did not keep people from being in there. Then the next morning I had to leave early and in the lobby was a man sleeping on the couch. Even though the hotel itself and the staff were pleasant I did not at all care for the fact that they allowed all of the partying and people to just sleep in the main lobby.

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017

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2 out of 5

Maybe the service industry isn't your thing

Cons: Front desk service. Air conditioning.
Front desk clerk never made eye contact, just pointed to the sign and said check-in wasn't until 3:00pm. It was only 2:15pm. She never said welcome to Holiday Inn when we arrived and thank-you for choosing Holiday Inn when we left. The room was nice and cool when we arrived during the night it was hot, no matter what we turned it to. Then at 7 am it was nice and cool again. Elevator was slow.

Posted by , from Kansas City Mo on Jul 30, 2015

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5 out of 5

Very nice hotel close to OSU campus

I was in Columbus, OH for a class on campus next to the hospital. This hotel was very close and an extremely easy drive to the campus. It is very near all of the athletic facilities at OSU as well. The hotel was very clean and looked new. Our room was very comfortable, and I always appreciate having the microwave and refrigerator in the room, as well as separate couch and chair for seating options, as well as a desk and table. The breakfast in the morning was very nice with good options. The staff was also professional and pleasant, and did help with an issue with noise in the next room one night. I don't travel to Columbus regularly, but if I did, I would definitely look to stay here again.

Posted by , from Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Apr 22, 2015

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5 out of 5

Friendly,helpful staff take pride in theirselves, their work, and their workplace

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, helpful friendly staff
This fairly new (3 yrs) hotel is staffed by friendly, kind, and helpful people who seem to enjoy their ability to assist with anything you may ask or appear to need assistance with. The lobby is modern, appealing, and clean. The hallways and elevators are clean. The room I stayed in was spotless. Free continental breakfast with hot fresh waffles, omlets, hashbrowns, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruits, bagles, and coffee, etc. is GOOD! The breakfast area staff (Pam) is very friendly and even scrambled eggs just for me. This is a great place!

Posted by , from galaxy NGC1512 on Mar 5, 2013

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3 out of 5

Okay for stay on requirement stay, but price high.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
Road construction around hotel made it difficult to enter parking lot. Bed was very hard and only two very small pillows. Staff was friendly and courteous.

Posted by , from Ontario, Ohio on Oct 22, 2012

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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. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center and a meeting room are available. Free breakfast is available. Event space at this hotel measures 999 square feet (90 square meters). Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities 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
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

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: Columbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.) (17.7 km / 11 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free 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 complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. This Columbus hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

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 note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

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.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • 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 are 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.

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 are 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed

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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You should know

  • 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.
*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.