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The breakfast was nice, made to order hot items. Nice hotel.

It's ok. Room was clean and bed was comfortable. They don't really have a bar. It's more like a countertop with a mini fridge beneath it. Not very much variety or selection. Breakfast isn't free either, you have to pay. I wouldn't stay there again, just because for the price you would think the hotel would have more amenities, and offer better value.

Nice and comfortable hotel, convenient location. Would stay here again if visiting Columbus in the future.

We were so impressed with the friendly staff!!! Plus the evening cookies and access to the shuttle although we didn't use it.

Large comfortable room. Clean. No complaints to give. Breakfast was good. Lots of parking. Friendly staff. Just a TV that was small and hard to see from the bed.

Stayed here for parents weekend at OSU. Beautifully decorated and staff were wonderful. Only issue was Internet was not working in Business Center at all but front desk staff helped us out by sending a fax for us. Breakfast looked very good and was a decent price, but we didn't try it. Wish a few items would have been free as continental. Very nice coffe and infused water offered all day. Great location and nice accommodations. Wish mattresses were a bit more comfortable. Definitely will stay again.

This website showed the room I stayed in as accessible. This was accurate. They had hold bars and extra phones, however, it was really cool and roomy! The bed is advertised as adjustable, but didn't seem as though it adjusted. Overall, good value and clean!

A good deal for what we needed it for. Good location only about 10 mins drive from the bars and arena district

Out at OSU for son's bday weekend, great rate for a hotel that is usually more expensive. Helpful, attentive staff. Clean, well-appointed room, even a pretty good breakfast buffet. Definitely would stay again, as I have already been there several times previously too.

spa was down for mataince so only pool was open we were looking forward to the spa but it was closed

Could have been "nicer". Great location. Pool and fitness center very minimal

Average experience..friendly staff, nice hotel just nothing stood out and made it extraordinary. Could use a vent in the bathrooms!

The staff was fantastic! Very friendly and helpful. Loved being able to take the shuttle instead of driving and looking for parking. The shuttle driver was great! Nice room! Beautiful lobby. Even had a little bar in the lobby. Would definitely stay here again!

Have stayed here for weekends a number of times, and it's one of the nicer places to stay on campus. Generally clean, ready to go, and a good value (except on football weekends when all of the hotels go up a lot). Food is usually fresh at buffet and service attentive. This time, was disappointed with smell of smoke in the room. Definitely NOT like someone smoked in it, but more likely a smoker or someone with smoke on their clothes was there last. Mentioned it at checkout, staff was apologetic. Pool and hot tub are nice, fitness room needs an upgrade.

The day shift staff was fantastic. The young lady working the bar/restaurant treated my wife and I incredibly and went out of her way to make us feel welcomed and important. Would definitely stay here again.

Great for a short stay, very clean and presentable rooms. Very comfortable beds

Spent a night before a job interview. Slept like a baby. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable, I was well rested.

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I always stay here when I go to Columbus for business but you have to pay for breakfast. I always skip their breakfast and go to Burger King in the morning. I just like it that they have the select number beds that you can adjust the firmness of the bed.

Olentangy River Rd Columbus OH

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour business center

Ohio State University is a short stroll from Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area, and other popular attractions like Schottenstein Center are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 158-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a gym.


Dining

For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area's 158 rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 49-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and safes.


Property features

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area features a gym, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-in.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area

Everyone (4) Business (4) Couples (9) Family (10) Friends (2)
5
Partner Couples Family

The breakfast was nice, made to order hot items. Nice hotel.

By on Feb 2, 2020

4
Everyone

By on Jun 3, 2019

3
Family

It's ok. Room was clean and bed was comfortable. They don't really have a bar. It's more like a countertop with a mini fridge beneath it. Not very much variety or selection. Breakfast isn't free either, you have to pay. I wouldn't stay there again, just because for the price you would think the hotel would have more amenities, and offer better value.

By on Mar 30, 2019

4
Everyone

Nice and comfortable hotel, convenient location. Would stay here again if visiting Columbus in the future.

By , from Los Angeles on Jul 8, 2018

5

here for 21 pilots

Everyone

We were so impressed with the friendly staff!!! Plus the evening cookies and access to the shuttle although we didn't use it.

By , from Dubai on Jul 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 17, 2017

Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience. We truly appreciate your helpful feedback as we are always looking to improve our service and amenities. I am happy to hear you found the staff to your liking. We'd be honored to accommodate you again and hope to see you soon!

5

nice hotel close to the university.

Everyone

Large comfortable room. Clean. No complaints to give. Breakfast was good. Lots of parking. Friendly staff. Just a TV that was small and hard to see from the bed.

By , from Albuquerque, NM on Aug 26, 2016

5

beautiful and close to osu

Family

Stayed here for parents weekend at OSU. Beautifully decorated and staff were wonderful. Only issue was Internet was not working in Business Center at all but front desk staff helped us out by sending a fax for us. Breakfast looked very good and was a decent price, but we didn't try it. Wish a few items would have been free as continental. Very nice coffe and infused water offered all day. Great location and nice accommodations. Wish mattresses were a bit more comfortable. Definitely will stay again.

By on Oct 6, 2015

4

good enough

Couples

This website showed the room I stayed in as accessible. This was accurate. They had hold bars and extra phones, however, it was really cool and roomy! The bed is advertised as adjustable, but didn't seem as though it adjusted. Overall, good value and clean!

By on Sep 4, 2015

4

ribfest2015

Couples

A good deal for what we needed it for. Good location only about 10 mins drive from the bars and arena district

By on Jul 21, 2015

4

nice weekend at osu

Family

Out at OSU for son's bday weekend, great rate for a hotel that is usually more expensive. Helpful, attentive staff. Clean, well-appointed room, even a pretty good breakfast buffet. Definitely would stay again, as I have already been there several times previously too.

By on Mar 13, 2015

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area

3232 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202
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