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Not going to recommend this location. Building so outdated and very old.

It smelled...horrible. Also, there was no guide for the tv. Took forever to find the football game I wanted to watch

Did not feel safe outside building not in a good area

The entire hotel was filthy. When we first walked into the room the desk chair and arm chair were on the bed, someone cleaned the floor and never put the chairs back. The tub had mold and the water did not drain at all down the tub. You had to really hold the handle of the toilet down for quite some time to get the toilet to flush. The hallway smelled like cigarettes even though the entire hotel was smoke free. Was a VERY unpleasant stay while traveling.

TV Reception was unavailable. Appeared the cable had been damaged. Staff came in and almost immediately tried straightening cable, which indicated to me that there had been previous complaints about it. They offered to relocate me, but I was already settled in and too tired to move. Luckily it was just for one night. AC/Heat unit very very loud. Kept waking me up overnight, every time it kicked in. Appears that no money is being spent to keep the hotel in good condition.

Not a good hotel, very scary. The night life was not controlled,parties until 3am. Hotel was clean and staff was friendly.

First impression was I hope this place is clean. The outside could use some sprucing up. But the front desk staff was nice and we were quickly to our room. No luggage cart. Room was ok. Definitely needs maintenance help. Toilet paper holder falling out of wall. Replaced bathroom floor by adding a new set of tile over top of old which caused a small step up. Tub was old with lots of water stains. The tub grip strips had all come off and left the tub slippery. Exterior doors had key entry locks but they were all NOT working. Same with the exercise room, that door would lock you in if it shut. There was no breakfast here, but many places with in a small drive for food. I’d stay again, but most likely I’d go across the parking lot to the comfort.

Have stayed there a few different times during a two week period. Some rooms are way nicer than others. Cleaning staff mediocre.

Clean room. Comfortable bed. Nice new wood laminate flooring. Nice flat screen TV. Few amenities. Wobbly toilet. No chair in room. Outside of hotel dingy.

Motel was adequate, close to highway and cute, little village (Worthington).

They charged me double for the rooms and the attendant told me I did not know what I was talking about. He then sat in his chair and drank coffee while I was reviewing my online banking statement. He then told me that he has been doing this for 20 years and I was wrong. I had to wait until the next morning and a nice woman (Cheryl) was able to refund my money back on my card. I will Never stay at this hotel again. Oh and I picked the book now, pay later option and was informed that you can not pay cash at the hotel. It has to be debit or credit card. HORRIBLE!!!

Room was updated and nice at first glance however there was an unusual amount of dust on all of the counter tops and desk (like someone had not been in the room for months or something was being sanded. Also the water pressure in the shower was extemely poor. The water temperature in the shower was luke warm even after letting it run for ten minutes on full hot. I expressed our disappointment at check but got no reaction from the counter person.

The motel was dirty, the AC did not work and when I asked to fix it nothing was done. Poor, run down location. The only favorable aspect is that a renovation has started. But noisy and construction mess all over. This motel should be taken off your list or options. The front office lady was nice.

This place a very, very poorly MAINTAINED. No heat water. Wallpaper peeling in hallway. The carpet in the room and bedspread NASTY !!

This place should have got through a renovation 10 years ago. Rooms are fine enough for the price - but the hallway carpets look like the ones from The Shining... after the elevator scene. i.e. Not good. The whole area around the hotel is under some form of construction, though it didn't look like anything had been worked on in ages. Also note that the photo in the profile is NOT the location... or even close to the look of it.

awful stay Room smelt nasty along with bed spread. Sheets and blankets smelt musty. Room smelt musty n old also. I wouldnt recommend this room to anybody. May have just been our room but i was not pleased woth the out come of the two night stay

Hotel is near many restaurants close to major access roads. Room was clean and comfortable. Good value even though no breakfast was provided.

Very friendly staff, would stay again!! The bed was very comfortable, although is was a little small but other than that everything was clean, would recommend to friends and family ! )

The beds did smell like urine, the whole room was filthy and did reek. the carpet was filthy and also the Microwave. In the bathroom shower was a used soap and their litter still there. It has not been cleaned at all. The AC was broken and blew out hot air at times. We didn't stay there and got back to our car and drove away and we will never go back to this Hotel

Disgusting is the best way to describe it. Dirty everything. This is a $50/night motel.

E Dublin Granville Road Columbus OH

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Fitness center
  • 24-hour front desk

Red Roof Inn Columbus - Ohio State Fairgrounds is located 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Anheuser-Busch Brewery and within a 10-minute drive of Polaris Fashion Place. This 83-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a fitness center.


Rooms

The 83 rooms have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and free local calls. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are also standard.


Property features

Red Roof Inn Columbus - Ohio State Fairgrounds features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Additional amenities include a TV in a common area and a vending machine.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Roll-In Shower)

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Red Roof Inn Columbus - Ohio State Fairgrounds

Everyone (7) Couples (11) Business (8) Family (6) Friends (4) Other (2)
1
Family

Not going to recommend this location. Building so outdated and very old.

By on May 12, 2021

2
Family

It smelled...horrible. Also, there was no guide for the tv. Took forever to find the football game I wanted to watch

By on Sep 30, 2019

2
Business Business

Did not feel safe outside building not in a good area

By on Sep 17, 2019

1
Partner Couples Friends

The entire hotel was filthy. When we first walked into the room the desk chair and arm chair were on the bed, someone cleaned the floor and never put the chairs back. The tub had mold and the water did not drain at all down the tub. You had to really hold the handle of the toilet down for quite some time to get the toilet to flush. The hallway smelled like cigarettes even though the entire hotel was smoke free. Was a VERY unpleasant stay while traveling.

By on Jun 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 14, 2019

Thank you for choosing Red Roof Inn and for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience at the Red Roof Inn, Ohio State Fairgrounds. I would like to start by apologizing to you for not meeting your expectations. We strive to make each stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible, and we will use your comments to coach our team in order to provide a better experience in the future.

3
Everyone

TV Reception was unavailable. Appeared the cable had been damaged. Staff came in and almost immediately tried straightening cable, which indicated to me that there had been previous complaints about it. They offered to relocate me, but I was already settled in and too tired to move. Luckily it was just for one night. AC/Heat unit very very loud. Kept waking me up overnight, every time it kicked in. Appears that no money is being spent to keep the hotel in good condition.

By on Dec 22, 2018

2
Everyone

Not a good hotel, very scary. The night life was not controlled,parties until 3am. Hotel was clean and staff was friendly.

By , from Cleveland on Oct 8, 2018

4

nice hotel in columbus

Everyone

First impression was I hope this place is clean. The outside could use some sprucing up. But the front desk staff was nice and we were quickly to our room. No luggage cart. Room was ok. Definitely needs maintenance help. Toilet paper holder falling out of wall. Replaced bathroom floor by adding a new set of tile over top of old which caused a small step up. Tub was old with lots of water stains. The tub grip strips had all come off and left the tub slippery. Exterior doors had key entry locks but they were all NOT working. Same with the exercise room, that door would lock you in if it shut. There was no breakfast here, but many places with in a small drive for food. I’d stay again, but most likely I’d go across the parking lot to the comfort.

By , from Bath, NY on Nov 17, 2017

3

decent for price

Everyone

Have stayed there a few different times during a two week period. Some rooms are way nicer than others. Cleaning staff mediocre.

By , from mi on Oct 28, 2016

3

affordable hotel

Everyone

Clean room. Comfortable bed. Nice new wood laminate flooring. Nice flat screen TV. Few amenities. Wobbly toilet. No chair in room. Outside of hotel dingy.

By , from Collinsville, IL on Aug 16, 2016

2

motel close to highway

Everyone

Motel was adequate, close to highway and cute, little village (Worthington).

By , from Florida on Aug 1, 2016

Red Roof Inn Columbus - Ohio State Fairgrounds

1221 E Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH 43229
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