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The room was ok but long overdue for updating. The lobby was recently updated, but very tacky and cheap. The bathroom was very dirty. This property did not live up to the standards of Holiday Inn.

The property appeared nice but since they gave our room to someone else we could not stay. They gave us no explanation. Just said they had no rooms.

IT was clean and friendly.

When you walked into the hotel it just looked inviting. There were a couple of private seating areas, which was great. I love that there was a walking trail right outside. And the front staff was so wonderful. They do the pool and fitness room by reservation, but the pool was not filled. When we came back an hour later it was being filled and I think a family was coming down to enjoy it. But when we first got in I had been driving for 7 hours and needed the bathroom. I got into our room and there was no toilet paper at all on the holder. There wasn’t a spare anywhere. It was like 2020 all over again! I’m glad I wasn’t alone so they could get me toilet paper at the front desk. There was also a weird smell like sweat or mildew in the bathroom. It is fine. Finally after coming back from dinner I found it was from the curtains. We brought a diffuser on our trip so the smell wasn’t an issue. The bathroom light was out in one of the sconces. We just passed it on. Those were 3 minor imperfections easily fixed. But the kindness of the staff, the quiet rooms, the clean smell in the common areas, the layout of the common areas, and the continued hot breakfast (though limited) are great reasons to come and stay at this hotel.

Close to OSU and a good value for the money. Only issue this time, we were on the seventh floor and had issues with water pressure.

The hotel was pleasant. They should have mentioned that the pool was not available as I had booked this planning to use the pool, so I was disappointed. They did offer an alternate hotels pool to use but it’s February and way inconvenient to do that. Breakfast was great, good choices. Front desk staff was nice organized and pleasant. Checkout was a breeze.

It is a clean hotel with friendly staff and offered free breakfast, but it is a bit tired looking and the location can be noisy so I would suggest a reservation for a room in the back of the hotel.

Good location when visiting the Ohio State Campus. Quiet location and the hotel provides a good breakfast in the morning.

Close to the university but far enough away too. Staff was friendly

Great location for The Schott. Hotel was clean and staff was friendly.

The pool was full. There was a party with around 30 kids, many drunk adults and fighting happening. We took our kids out of the water to keep them safe. The halls were full of water and carpets too. It was very slippery. We were very upset about our stay.

Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Easy to get to.

Olentangy River Rd Columbus OH

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Ohio State University
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Ohio State University is a short stroll from Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu, an IHG Hotel, and other popular attractions like Schottenstein Center are within a mile (2 km). This 100-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an indoor pool and a 24-hour gym.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay.


Rooms

The 100 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect 42-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other amenities include coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu, an IHG Hotel, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a 24-hour gym, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle during limited hours. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, a meeting room, and a library.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Comm)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Comm, Mobil Tub)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible (1 Kng, Comm, Mobil Tub)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, Multiple Beds, Accessible (Comm)

2 Queen Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

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

Everyone (22) Couples (3) Business (5) Family (17) Other (3)
3
Everyone

The room was ok but long overdue for updating. The lobby was recently updated, but very tacky and cheap. The bathroom was very dirty. This property did not live up to the standards of Holiday Inn.

By on Jan 4, 2022

5
Everyone

By on Oct 13, 2021

1
Family

The property appeared nice but since they gave our room to someone else we could not stay. They gave us no explanation. Just said they had no rooms.

By on Sep 20, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 20, 2021

HI Chris, you are indeed correct, the hotel is very nice ,and unfortunately your credit card declined a few times when we tried to run it, We even tried to call you regarding this to no avail, on sold out weekends, we can not unfortunately hold rooms with an invalid credit card.

4
Family

IT was clean and friendly.

By on Jul 31, 2021

4
Family

When you walked into the hotel it just looked inviting. There were a couple of private seating areas, which was great. I love that there was a walking trail right outside. And the front staff was so wonderful. They do the pool and fitness room by reservation, but the pool was not filled. When we came back an hour later it was being filled and I think a family was coming down to enjoy it. But when we first got in I had been driving for 7 hours and needed the bathroom. I got into our room and there was no toilet paper at all on the holder. There wasn’t a spare anywhere. It was like 2020 all over again! I’m glad I wasn’t alone so they could get me toilet paper at the front desk. There was also a weird smell like sweat or mildew in the bathroom. It is fine. Finally after coming back from dinner I found it was from the curtains. We brought a diffuser on our trip so the smell wasn’t an issue. The bathroom light was out in one of the sconces. We just passed it on. Those were 3 minor imperfections easily fixed. But the kindness of the staff, the quiet rooms, the clean smell in the common areas, the layout of the common areas, and the continued hot breakfast (though limited) are great reasons to come and stay at this hotel.

By on Apr 7, 2021

4
Family Family

Close to OSU and a good value for the money. Only issue this time, we were on the seventh floor and had issues with water pressure.

By on Mar 8, 2021

5
Everyone

By on Sep 5, 2020

4
Family Family

The hotel was pleasant. They should have mentioned that the pool was not available as I had booked this planning to use the pool, so I was disappointed. They did offer an alternate hotels pool to use but it’s February and way inconvenient to do that. Breakfast was great, good choices. Front desk staff was nice organized and pleasant. Checkout was a breeze.

By , from Akron on Feb 10, 2020

3
Everyone

By on Feb 6, 2020

4
Everyone

By on Jan 2, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu, an IHG Hotel

3045 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202
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