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Recent guest reviews

1. Homeless people outside the hotel room all night long. 2. Locked out of my room for 12hrs

The property is convenient. I don’t like that there are literally spiders everywhere and that my room smells like smoke.

I stay here everytime i come home to Columbus. Honestly i bring my own cleaning supplies(staff is super nice but hotel rooms are NOT "clean" not to where its not doable tho)i just expect unwiped surfaces(drawers microwave. etc) certain rooms need new refrigerators some have a "buzzing noise" that is just irritating so i unplug but its nice to not have the buzz and utilize tbe fridge. Tile floors are clearly mopped but they should scrub the caulking between tiles weekly bc there is filth that is visible when one space is clean it crerps me out so i do it myself lol. But for location etc no lobby to walk thru etc and crazy inexpensive-bang for your buck its the best. And i wanna say again the staff is so nice i have literally taken them pizza n stuff they are extremely welcoming... esp meeka(spelling way off) super sweet.

They killed 15 fish that was in separate containers and told us we could come back for them however when i did they claimed they threw them away after leaving i got a call that they put them all in 1 cage, had them, but when again i came they disappeared yet again .lost wallet 1200 check on there abd 2w

No key cards because of leap year they said it needed to be reaet. Also for people not staying the night but stopping to sleep before drive back needs to have an hourly rate

Me and my wife always stay in the Varsity when we visit Columbus. It's not fancy but for the price it is not bad at all! The bathrooms have been remodeled and the new showers are awesome. We will stay here again.

Good location and cheap for the area, that's about all. My room's carpet was not swept, had no tissues, the coffee maker had nasty mold in it, and the towels are very thin and small. I stayed there twice and had to go request extra towels just for myself every time. Probably will be my last stay there.

The staff were awesome! Clean place, a bit outdated but clean and great location!

room looked and felt old. Spiders in the bathroom...

Olentangy River Rd Columbus OH

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Ohio State University and Ohio Stadium
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk

The Varsity Inn places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Ohio State University and Ohio Stadium. The 119 rooms at this hotel include coffee makers, TVs, and premium bedding.


Rooms

All of The Varsity Inn's 119 rooms are individually furnished and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards. 27-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also available.


Property features

The Varsity Inn features free WiFi in public areas and a vending machine. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready.

Room options

RENOVATED NS MINI KING WALK IN SHOWER

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

RENOVATED KING MOBILITY ACCESS WALK IN SHOWER

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

NON SMOKING MINI KING

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

RENOVATED KING NON SMOKING WALK IN SHOWER

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Varsity Inn

Everyone (58) Couples (3) Family (11)
1
Everyone

By on Sep 14, 2020

1
Family

1. Homeless people outside the hotel room all night long. 2. Locked out of my room for 12hrs

By , from Columbus on Aug 11, 2020

2
Family

The property is convenient. I don’t like that there are literally spiders everywhere and that my room smells like smoke.

By , from Sandusky on Jun 23, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 7, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to rate our property. We apologize for the issue you experienced.

5
Everyone

By on May 26, 2020

Review comment responded on May 29, 2020

Thank you for choosing our property, and taking the time to rate our hotel. We hope to see you again soon.

3
Family

I stay here everytime i come home to Columbus. Honestly i bring my own cleaning supplies(staff is super nice but hotel rooms are NOT "clean" not to where its not doable tho)i just expect unwiped surfaces(drawers microwave. etc) certain rooms need new refrigerators some have a "buzzing noise" that is just irritating so i unplug but its nice to not have the buzz and utilize tbe fridge. Tile floors are clearly mopped but they should scrub the caulking between tiles weekly bc there is filth that is visible when one space is clean it crerps me out so i do it myself lol. But for location etc no lobby to walk thru etc and crazy inexpensive-bang for your buck its the best. And i wanna say again the staff is so nice i have literally taken them pizza n stuff they are extremely welcoming... esp meeka(spelling way off) super sweet.

By on May 5, 2020

Review comment responded on May 15, 2020

We’re sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience with our property and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies.

2
Everyone

By on May 4, 2020

Review comment responded on May 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to rate our property.

1
Business Business

They killed 15 fish that was in separate containers and told us we could come back for them however when i did they claimed they threw them away after leaving i got a call that they put them all in 1 cage, had them, but when again i came they disappeared yet again .lost wallet 1200 check on there abd 2w

By on Apr 27, 2020

Review comment responded on Apr 28, 2020

We would like to apologize for your recent experience and sorry to hear you were less than satisfied with The Varsity Inn.

3
Everyone

By on Apr 27, 2020

Review comment responded on Apr 28, 2020

We thank you for taking the time to rate our hotel.

4
Business Business

No key cards because of leap year they said it needed to be reaet. Also for people not staying the night but stopping to sleep before drive back needs to have an hourly rate

By on Mar 5, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 8, 2020

Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at our hotel. We always appreciate hearing from our guests - including when comments help identify ways we can improve. I am however very sorry that you were disappointed with some aspects of your stay. Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention.

5
Everyone

By on Feb 18, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 8, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to rate our hotel.

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