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Holiday Inn Express Ex I-71 / OH State Fair / Expo Center

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It's wasn't the nicest holiday inn I've ever been in. The neighborhood is less than desirable as well.

Awesome staff, clean rooms, and walking distance to see the Crew. Great stay.

Nice hotel for your trip to the Columbus Crew Stadium.

Stayed here for rock on the range 2014 perfect location for the show it's only 1/2 mile away and you can walk faster than the cars in and out of the venue the only downside I had for the location of this property is there is the only place to eat iWendy's

Pleasant staff. Clean. Lots of breakfast choices. Free wi-fi. Indoor pool. People leaving the pool walk out into the carpeted hallway leading to the elevator. The carpet and elevator floor are always wet. Only one elevator made for some very long waits coming and going.

This hotel is clean and safe with a reasonable price.

My daughter, granddaughter and I came to Columbus for the Equine Affiare. The hotel was easy to get to, but parking was tight as there were some trucks with trailers which took up a few spots each. The staff were exceptionally friendly, the rooms were clean and quiet, and the breakfast was good. The only complaint I would have with this hotel is having only 1 elevator. This made for a long wait as the hotel was full the 2 nights we were there. Overall, a great place for the money

Had it not been for the heard of hephalumps above me from 11 pm -2 am each of my three days, and the blaring TV from across the hall, this would have been a great stay. As it was, there was little that could be done with the noisy neighbors, and they really detracted from any otherwise pleasant stay. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The room was as expected...just louder than I needed.

Everything was pretty average except for two things. 1. The front desk clerk was outstandingly helpful with information I needed regarding the concert I was attending -- 5 stars. 2. Either the ceiling was thin or the kids upstairs were jumping off the beds -- 1 star on that front.

Super friendly housekeeping and front desk staff, nice breakfast, clean rooms. Overall good value.

Nicest hotel staff (front desk and housekeeping) I've experienced in a while. Good complimentary breakfast and cookies. Comfortable room.

The entire stay was a pleasurable experiance. The staff was helpful and attentive. The continental breakfast was nice bonus. The room immacculate. I will definately return.

VERY clean. VERY helpful staff. great location. nice ammeneties. free parking

Very clean, room came with a tv and fridge, staff was very nice. Only downside was the walls were paper thin and the cleaning staff in the morning was very loud.

The hotel was perfect to stay at the night before the OSU game and take a tax it stadium on game day. Staff was good and breakfast was very good and organized with staff helping.

The stay is overall enjoyable - good place, nice staff, nice breakfast etc.. But there was no toothbrush in the room and the heater made the room even drier than on an airplane. It would be perfect without these little downsides.

Right by the highway. They have a deal with Blue Cab to and from the airport for a reasonable price. In the process of updating/redecorating, but not a mess at all. Front desk very helpful.

Check-in was late in the evening following a long day on the road. Check-in was quick with a friendly, very professional staff member. Room was clean and comfortable, the bathroom was well equipped with items that would be expected at a hotel with a much higher price. In the morning, it was a pleasant surprise to have an excellent hot breakfast.

Was there for a college visit to OSU. In a good location with respect to the campus, however the neighborhood isn't the nicest. Hotel staff was very helpful and the hotel itself was very nice but it is currently under renovations and the pool was closed. My children were looking forward to using the pool, so that was a bit disappointing.

We were passing through the Columbus area and found this hotel to be in a great location with respect to the Interstate. It was not in the most picturesque location but as we were just looking for a quiet, safe and clean place to lay our heads for the night, we found it more than adequate. The hotel staff were also very understanding about our late check in time as well. The rooms were relatively spacious, clean and well appointed. There was even a refrigerator which is an important feature for families. The free hot breakfast was also a great feature. All in all, the hotel was a good value and it more than met our expectations.

701 E Hudson St Columbus OH

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Mapfre Stadium
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in University District within a mile (2 km) of Mapfre Stadium, Holiday Inn Express Ex I-71 / OH State Fair / Expo Center is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Ohio State University. This 71-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Ohio Stadium and Ohio History Center are also near this Columbus hotel.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

Holiday Inn Express Ex I-71 / OH State Fair / Expo Center's 71 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Free newspapers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Express Ex I-71 / OH State Fair / Expo Center, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is available if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a meeting room and a business center.

Room options

Room, Non Smoking (LEISURE)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 3

Executive Room, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, Kitchen

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Ex I-71 / OH State Fair / Expo Center

Everyone (1) Couples (6) Business (5) Family (7) Other (2) Friends (5)
2

ypu could find better

Everyone

It's wasn't the nicest holiday inn I've ever been in. The neighborhood is less than desirable as well.

By on Apr 4, 2016

5

close to crew stadium

Families

Awesome staff, clean rooms, and walking distance to see the Crew. Great stay.

By on Aug 18, 2014

4

good location and easy access to 71

Couples

Nice hotel for your trip to the Columbus Crew Stadium.

By on Aug 18, 2014

4

rock on the range

Singles

Stayed here for rock on the range 2014 perfect location for the show it's only 1/2 mile away and you can walk faster than the cars in and out of the venue the only downside I had for the location of this property is there is the only place to eat iWendy's

By on May 20, 2014

4

close to ou and highway

BusinessTravelers

Pleasant staff. Clean. Lots of breakfast choices. Free wi-fi. Indoor pool. People leaving the pool walk out into the carpeted hallway leading to the elevator. The carpet and elevator floor are always wet. Only one elevator made for some very long waits coming and going.

By on Mar 13, 2014

3

a good choice for people traveling on a budget

BusinessTravelers

This hotel is clean and safe with a reasonable price.

By on Jun 29, 2013

4

great stay - friendly staff

Families

My daughter, granddaughter and I came to Columbus for the Equine Affiare. The hotel was easy to get to, but parking was tight as there were some trucks with trailers which took up a few spots each. The staff were exceptionally friendly, the rooms were clean and quiet, and the breakfast was good. The only complaint I would have with this hotel is having only 1 elevator. This made for a long wait as the hotel was full the 2 nights we were there. Overall, a great place for the money

By on Apr 16, 2013

3

great place, but loud neighbors

BusinessTravelers

Had it not been for the heard of hephalumps above me from 11 pm -2 am each of my three days, and the blaring TV from across the hall, this would have been a great stay. As it was, there was little that could be done with the noisy neighbors, and they really detracted from any otherwise pleasant stay. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The room was as expected...just louder than I needed.

By on Mar 3, 2013

3

an ok hotel, great staff

Couples

Everything was pretty average except for two things. 1. The front desk clerk was outstandingly helpful with information I needed regarding the concert I was attending -- 5 stars. 2. Either the ceiling was thin or the kids upstairs were jumping off the beds -- 1 star on that front.

By on Feb 19, 2013

4

good value

GetawayWithFriends

Super friendly housekeeping and front desk staff, nice breakfast, clean rooms. Overall good value.

By on Nov 4, 2012