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"Convenient place to stay close to campus. Only wish they had microwaves in the rooms like they used to. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 01 Nov 2021

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Hotel Description

Hotel near Ohio State University in Columbus

In suburbs

With a stay at this well-placed hotel, you'll be half a mile (1 km) from Ohio State University and within 3 miles (5 km) of Nationwide Arena. Ohio State Medical Center and Ohio State Harding Hospital are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Round-the-clock service

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide around-the-clock assistance.

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$61* Per night/room Dec 18 - Dec 19

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Varsity Inn ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.2 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Varsity Inn

Everyone (15) Couples (4) Family (8)
1 out of 5
People were smoking pot in the lot right outside our door and playing loud music. The toilet was clogged upon arrival. No fridge or microwave which was listed on the website. TV did not work. Floor had tags left from new clothes on floor from prior person who stayed there.

Posted by on Sep 19, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 28, 2022 by Sierra Jordan

Sorry for any inconvenience's you encounter while choosing to stay at our property. Some things our out of our control especially since this is an Inn and a exterior property. I will work with my housekeeping staff to make sure that they take their time and pay attention to details more. And if you booked a room with the Micro/Fridge yes that should of been the room you had, but often our guest just clicks because it states King Bed, definitely have to pay attention to the details of the room. At the Varsity we have 2 king bed room types MRKN(Mini King) which does not come with micro/fridge KRNS( King standard) room does come with Micro/Fridge. And all of our DRNS(double beds) room has micro/fridges. So when booking with us again know you now how to reserve your correct room so it can be equipped with the things that serve you best!! Hope to see you again soon!!

1 out of 5
I canceled because your scam website changed booking to the auto scam 2 weeks later. I replied 2 minutes after your confirmation. I want my money credited back IMMEDIATELY. I akso called the hotel to cancel becayse the date was wrong. get ut done please !!

Posted by on Jul 13, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 20, 2022 by Sierra Jordan-HOM

Sorry for any inconveniences due to user error, if any mistakes were made on our end it has been handled and sorry again for your dissatisfaction with this property.

2 out of 5
Main lobby was closed the whole time I was there. Had to go to a hallway “night check-in” lobby and I could hardly breathe with such a strong odor of chemicals. The carpet in my room needs cleaning as it turned my white socks to black. They only give you one bar of soap, which you are to use for the sink and shower, as if they can’t put out 2 bars of soap. The feel of the room was dirty and outdated. The computer chair in my room was full of stains. When I entered my room for the first time, there as a guy inside, talking on the phone, just hangin out. Looked like he worked for the hotel, but it was strange that he was just hangin out in vacant rooms. The only reason I decided to book at this hotel was for the cheap price, but I won’t be returning.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 27, 2022 by varsity inn

Thank you for letting us know. We will advise our housekeeping department to more diligent when cleaning our rooms going forward. Thank you for staying at the varsity inn and we hope to see you again,

1 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 3, 2021

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4 out of 5
Convenient place to stay close to campus. Only wish they had microwaves in the rooms like they used to.

Posted by , from GOLDSBORO on Nov 1, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 2, 2021 by Sierra Jordan

Thank you , we greatly appreciate your positive feedback about our hotel. We do take pride in catering to our guest's need the best way we can. So it looks like you booked a Mini King and those amenities are the same as a Standard King bedroom sorry for the miss communication. We hope to see you again soon!!

5 out of 5
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Posted by on Oct 21, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 22, 2021 by varsity inn

thank you for your feedback

5 out of 5
Licke everythi g

Posted by on Oct 10, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 12, 2021 by varsity inn

thank you for your feedback

4 out of 5
The room had a distinct distasteful smell. It was like old smoke mixed with stuffiness. The floors were dirty and needed to be swept and vacuumed. The furniture also needed to be dusted

Posted by on Aug 6, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 11, 2021 by Nikka Owensby

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback about your stay. I am very sorry to hear that several things throughout your stay did not meet your expectations. Please note that your concerns have been passed on to our housekeeping management. We do hope you give us another chance as we will improve our services.

1 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 11, 2021 by Nikka Owensby

Thank you, we greatly appreciate your feedback about our hotel. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can. We’re sorry you were unhappy with our hotel during your stay. If you would like to discuss the problem you encountered, we are happy to assist. Regards, Nikka Owensby- Hotel Operations Supervisor

1 out of 5
So first let me start by saying that I do like your hotel, and have enjoyed staying there mul

Posted by on Apr 11, 2021

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Property Features

The Varsity Inn offers its guests a vending machine and RV/bus/truck parking. WiFi is free in public spaces. Self parking is free. This Columbus hotel is smoke free.

  • 119 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Varsity Inn offers 119 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with hydromassage showerheads, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Connecting rooms available

Accessibility

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

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • 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.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 10 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 10.00 per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 100 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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

A credit 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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, debit cards, and cash. 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; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are 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
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Pet deposit: USD 10.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 10 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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

Hotel Names

  • Varsity Inn South Hotel
  • Varsity Inn South Hotel Columbus
  • Varsity South Columbus
  • Varsity Inn Columbus
  • Varsity Inn
  • Varsity Columbus
  • The Varsity Inn Hotel
  • The Varsity Inn Columbus
  • The Varsity Inn Hotel Columbus

You should know

  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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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.