"A great 2 star"
Very comfortable for a night's stay. The woman at the front desk for the overnight shift checked me in and also out in the morning and was welcoming, helpful and friendly. This place is nothing fancy but was clean and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Visiting a friend who was undergoing heart surgery"
Very convenient to the Ohio State Medical Center. Very reasonable price.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Made me want to go right back to the airport"
Terrible room. Terribly decorated. I had to carry my luggage up stairs (no elevator). The room smelled like dirty sweatsocks or a gym locker room. Bathroom smelled of mold and mildew. The shower water was either scalding or freezing--no in between. I was counting on the fridge, but it was warm.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel was close to stadium"
Hard to communicate with some of staff. Toilet didn't flush properly. Shower was either to hot or cold couldn't get to adjustGenuine Expedia guest review
"It was ok"
We are still waiting to here back from the manager. We woke up to the sound of plunging in the next room, then a eruption of water. Our toliet over flowed and soaked our floor. We stopped it from spreading too much, however the carpet and our clothes were wet. Maintenance came and fixed it, however we were left without a toliet until we checked out […] that day. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Plain bare bones hotel. Everything was clean. Not enough parking. Mattresses need updated, really uncomfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
safe location. quick drive to columbus crew stadium.Genuine Expedia guest review
At first we were assigned to a smoking room. Stained carpet, strong smoke smell and lumpy mattress. We moved to a non smoking room that was cleaner and actually decentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Varsity inn North"
The only thing that I disliked about varsity inn north was that there was no continental breakfast. I booked this hotel through an outside website and when I got to the hotel the woman up front told me that booking through this common website can take up to 4 hours for our reservation to come through so my husband and I had to drive around for 4 hours […] then come back. Im sure this was not the hotels fault. Other than this our stay was very nice. had clean sheets and everything was very tidy. We would stay there again for the price and cleanliness! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"The definition of average"
It was okay. Beds weren't particularly comfortable, but they weren't particularly uncomfortable either. Considering the location and the price, it was basically what I expected. A great place to just crash for the night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The TV was an old CRT model and had the really annoying option when it started of "rent a movie!" instead of the last channel it was on. The internet was not very good (I know WiFi sucks in large facilities). My room was either right near the laundry room or right under it...as my room would often "take off" several times a day when the washers were […] spinning. I wouldn't recommend this for extended stays, just a stop-over though, wouldn't be terrible. Also, some of the hotel staff seemed annoyed that they had to help me at several times during my stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"No Roll Away Beds"
I was with a large group. I requested roll-away beds and was told they would be put in our rooms. We got home at midnight to find out from a new front desk employee that they had no roll away beds.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The Varsity Inn is good enough place to stay in the OSU area. It is close to everything and everything works. The bedd are comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Been to better, been to much worse. Good location, close to Kroger, campus, restaurantsGenuine Expedia guest review
"ok for the price"
its a noisy room if people are staying around you. the door wouldn't open unless you through your shoulder into it. air temp knob was broke off. tv would flicker before it would come on and had some type of stain on the front of it. should have spent the extra $ on a different hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not up to par"
Would never go back.............................................Genuine Expedia guest review
The room was clean. The only thing that I didn't like was the carpet was old.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Inexpensive, dated, 10+ year old TV, old bed"
Pros: -Inexpensive, 2 miles from OSU campus -Free WiFi Cons: -Ugly room inside -Big old-style TV, 10+ years old, lousy reception (static), no plugs for laptop -Uncomfortable bed (hard and semi-lumpy, could feel the springs) -Very slow Wi-Fi - stable, but very slow with a mostly empty occupancy... must be absolutely horrible with full occupancy. -Bathroom […] vent fan broken, they didn't fix it even after staying at the room 2 nights and reminding them multiple times -Very dated decorations Overall it was just slightly above a Motel 6 experience... I guess for the price ($70/night) I shouldn't have expected much better. Next time go with my gut and stay at Holiday Inn Express or a Courtyard. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"An OK Hotel"
This was my second stay at this hotel. It's an OK place to stay, especially considering the price. The TV in my room did not work properly, so they moved me to a new room. Hotel staff was very accommodating. Once I got into the new room, the TV still wasn't great...lots of static, and there was not alarm clock in the room. There were candy wrappers […] on the floor behind one of the night stands. Other than that, it was clean. I will most likely stay here again when attending a conference at OSU. For the price, it's an OK place to stay, and it's in a great location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It all was perfect but had to leave early when a water line broke at home and had to leave at 11pm, drive 2 1/2 hours to a mess. We will stay again when in Columbus.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not at all what I expected"
I booked three nights because it looked relatively nice... In pictures. I checked out after the first night and went somewhere else. It was not very nice at all. The heating unit was horrible and when I called the front desk the lady was rude in regards to my request for more blankets.Genuine Expedia guest review
Hotel was very clean. Staff was very friendly. Hotel was easily accessible and in a good location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Conveniently located to Center of Town"
We didn't spend much time in the hotel because of the nature of our meetings there, but enjoyed the proximity of the hotel to our meetings.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Varsity inn is one of the best values in Columbus. It's not an amazing place...you get what you pay for. A little small and older but always clean, comfortable bed, quiet and good service. If you just need a place to stay for a night or two, you couldn't find a better place. If you're looking for luxury, this is not it.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Staff was excellent"
Wasn't offered the South motel Which Was five MILES Closer to THE HospitalGenuine Expedia guest review
The front desk clerk was nice and friendly, the room itself was fine, it was well heated upon arrival, i had two issues, the pavement upstairs was not shoveled, also the toilet was not cleaned it still had particles around the inside......Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"You get what you pay for"
What a dump! My non-smoking room was obviously smoking at one point and still reeked. Hot/cold water was reversed in both sink and tub. Beds were uncomfortable. At least there wasn't bed bugs!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to OSU & hospitals"
Very satisfied. We came for our son's graduation from OSU and stayed for the weekend. The hotel is just down the road from the Schottenstein Center & is also very near the OSU & Riverside Hospitals. We stayed here before when our son was in the hospital last year. We also needed an accessible room for my parents. Very reasonable rates for the weekend. […] Room was clean with a nice comfortable king-size bed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The place wasn't the nicest and Im pretty sure I overheard a violent crime...Genuine Expedia guest review
Awful!!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
HorribleGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Place to crash after game."
After a night game at the shoe it beats driving 2 - 3 hours home.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel for the price"
We needed a room close to the University District and this one fit the bill. Clean, comfortable room at a reasonable price. Double sized beds instead of the standard queen but it wasn't an issue. Would stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Clean rooms, comfy beds and pillows. The only thing was you could hear everything going on outside when the TV and A/C or heat was off. Too much noise for the middle of the night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not as nice as I thought it would be"
Place a little run down No breakfast Glad we didn't have to spend much time in the hotel The price should of been cheaper for what it offeredGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice, Great price"
Rooms are very clean, beds are comfortable. The staff was friendly. We will stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"OSU trip to see specialist"
I was at OSU to see a specialist about cancer. I had 1st stopped at Varsity South. The clerk gave me detailed directions to North. Checkin was a breeze. The room was clean, a little small but we were only ther for one night so it was ok. I thought the bed was comfortable because it was firm, my did not. the room was clean and it was quiet. I also asked […] the clerk for directions to where I was to go and she printed out a list for me. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice walk from OSU Stadium"
The room was fine as far as cleanliness is concerned, but the refrigerator didn't work and the lamp on the desk was missing the shade. Also, the ice machine was inconvenient to our room as we were in the second building.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Having never experienced the Varsity Inn before, I think I may have gone in with my hopes a little higher based on the price I was paying (similar range to Holiday Inn). When I got to the room, I was definitely let down. The room, which was non-smoking, still smelled of smoke (I'm assuming that it was a smoking room at one point). it was poorly lit, […] worn in looking (as if it hasn't seen an update in ages), and just looked a little grimy. That being said, the bathrooms, while out of date, at least seemed clean. The internet and TV worked fine, so if you're okay with a hotel that's older and you're desperate to get a reservation somewhere, Varsity Inn would be okay. That being said, I would easily recommend staying somewhere else if it's not a home game weekend where everything is booked. I will definitely not be staying here ever again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very comfortable room"
While this hotel didn't offer any food service, there were plenty of neighborhood restaurants close by. The room was nice and while the décor may have been dated the mattress was possibly the most comfortable I have slept in. Overall a nice stay and they let us park there after check out while we went to the OSU game.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Price not worth it"
Upon arrival we waited to cheaking in for 15 minutes because there was no one there to help us. We were interrupted by phone calls thru out the night and car alarms going off in front of are room. Even had the maid walk in the day we were cheaking out two hours prior to check out thank god I had the door latched. Spend another 20 bucks and go some wher […] worth it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Exceeded expectations for a 2 star hotel. Some people get confused when reviewing their experience and judge all hotels as if they have the same star rating and price. This is a very good 2 star hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very convenient to campus and surrounding establishments. Friendly staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Varsity Inn North Great for Biz stay"
Varsity Inn North on Olentangy River Road is close to all Ohio State University facilities and Riverside Hospital. Easy to find just off SR 315. Plenty of restaurants and retail facilities also near motel. Older motel but well kept, clean and comfortable. Made a great place to stay for attending Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship at OSU Golf […] Course. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not great, but not bad!"
Good location, nice beds and facilities. The carpet in the room had some stains but overall I would stay there again if I did not want to spend the money on a "nicer" hotel. It was great for two nights.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A strange place"
This was my first time to use Expedia. The hotel staff was good and helpful, but due to some problems with their Key card machine no room keys could be made for our entire stay. They would come and open your room with a master key whenever you wanted in. The room's carpet needed to be cleaned but the bed was very good and clean and , comfortable. The […] location was very quiet for being close to RT. 315 in Columbus. The Ohio State Univ.Hospt. was just a 5 min. drive away. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Staff were friendly enough. They advertised free WiFi and premium cable--two things you can imagine would be of high importance to the sports fans staying near Ohio Stadium. Unfortunately, halfway down this building, WiFi signal was too weak to even connect. Went into the lobby and still only got 1/2 to 3/4 signal strength. "Premium cable" didn't include […] much, so I missed almost all of the games I wanted to watch. I made the reservation on this basis and was let down--don't advertise things you can't really promise. Room was non-smoking but smelled like it had been smoked in for years. One bath towel and two little bars of soap. Some power outlets didn't work. Building is backed up to a greenbelt, fast food and some mostly empty department stores. The TV was not much more than 12 inches from the bed. Unconventional shower, to say the least. Fire warning on the room door says it belongs to "Baymont" hotels or some such--is this borrowed, or they just didn't bother updating? The cops came while I was there to investigate a disturbance. Ghetto. If you're just crashing, this hotel is fine. If not, do NOT stay here. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"good room for the price"
Overall the room was good. No refrigerator. The bed was old and lumpy and we had to hold the lever down to get the toilet to flush. The pool was almost completely in the shade and was not heated. The attendant at the front desk was very nice as she allowed us to check in early and accommodated our request to change the room from two doubles to one […] king. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"good for an inexpensive stay near campus"
Liked how close we were to campus which is why we chose this particular hotel. The cost made it affordable. Was clean but not cobweb free on this particular visit. Staff was courteous as always. Highly recommend staying!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great stay at an affordable price"
We enjoyed our stay. It was close to OSU campus. It served us well as all we needed was a clean comfortable place to sleep. The room was basic, had all that was required for a comfortable nights sleep. There was plenty of restaurants and chain stores around. Great spot to stay if you are going to and OSU game or need a place to spend a night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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