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By a verified traveler on Sun 16 Feb 2020

Hotel Description

Hotel near Ohio State University in Columbus

In suburbs

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this well-placed hotel, you'll find Ohio State University and Schottenstein Center. Ohio Stadium and Newport Music Hall 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.

Free WiFi, cable TV

The individually furnished guestrooms offer free WiFi and free local calls. TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include premium bedding and coffee/tea makers.

RENOVATED KING MOBILITY ACCESS WALK IN SHOWER

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$59* Per night/room Sep 28 - Sep 29

RENOVATED NS MINI KING WALK IN SHOWER

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

RENOVATED KING MOBILITY ACCESS ROLL IN SHOWER NS

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

RENOVATED KING NON SMOKING WALK IN SHOWER

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

RENOVATED DBL MOBILITY ACCESS WALK IN SHOWER

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

NON SMOKING MINI KING

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Varsity Inn ratings based on 42 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for The Varsity Inn

Everyone (27) Couples (5) Family (10)
5 out of 5
Pleasant staff... Good location... Clean room thanks

Posted by on Feb 16, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 29, 2020 by .

Thank you, we greatly appreciate your positive feedback about our hotel. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can. We hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 13, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 8, 2020 by Front Desk

Thank you for taking the time to rate our hotel.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 8, 2020 by Front Desk

Thank you for taking the time to rate our hotel.

2 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 28, 2019

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5 out of 5
It’s close to OSU and shopping areas. Room was clean and nicely priced.

Posted by on Nov 25, 2019

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2 out of 5
I likes how close it is from my daughter’s university But I didn’t like how no one advised us at check in that there was no HOT WATER!!!

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019

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5 out of 5
It was centrally located. It's easy access to nearby restaurants.

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 24, 2019

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2 out of 5
The price was reasonable, but the room was very dirty. The bedspreads needed to be washed and the vents for the fan and HVAC were caked with filth and dust. The bottoms of our feet were black because the floor was filthy.

Posted by , from Cincinnati on Oct 21, 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 18, 2019

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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
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: John Glenn Columbus Intl. Airport (CMH) (14.3 km / 8.9 mi)
  • 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. This Columbus hotel provides 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 complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • 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 note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • 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 stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

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

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. 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.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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.