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1 room, 2 adults
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3.4 / 5Good

Score breakdown (from 210 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    3.6
  • Service
    3.6
  • Comfort
    3.4
  • Condition
    3.3
  • Neighborhood
    3.8
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Convenient and economical"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
It was very convenient and close to where I needed to be and inexpensive
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip May 24, 2014
Alix
US
3.0 / 5Good
"A great 2 star"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
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
1 night business trip May 24, 2014
A Traveler
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Made me want to go right back to the airport"
  • Cleanliness
    1.0
  • Service
    1.0
  • Comfort
    1.0
  • Condition
    1.0
  • Neighborhood
    2.0
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
2 night business trip May 15, 2014
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"It was ok"
  • Cleanliness
    1.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    1.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip May 16, 2014
Tonya
US
2.0 / 5Fair
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
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 decent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip May 9, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"The definition of average"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
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
1 night trip Apr 29, 2014
Elliot
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night trip Apr 30, 2014
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"No Roll Away Beds"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    1.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
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
1 night trip May 2, 2014
Mrs. D
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Good Enough"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
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
2 night trip Apr 27, 2014
Mike
US
3.0 / 5Good
"ok for the price"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    2.0
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
1 night trip Apr 5, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
The room was clean. The only thing that I didn't like was the carpet was old.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Mar 29, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"An OK Hotel"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Mar 24, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great stay"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
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
3 night trip Feb 27, 2014
Billie
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Hotel was very clean. Staff was very friendly. Hotel was easily accessible and in a good location.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Feb 28, 2014
Tiffany
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Conveniently located to Center of Town"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
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
2 night trip Feb 21, 2014
Chuck Summers
US
3.0 / 5Good
  • Cleanliness
    1.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
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
1 night business trip Jan 25, 2014
tony
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"You get what you pay for"
  • Cleanliness
    2.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    1.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    2.0
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
1 night trip Jan 4, 2014
CM
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Close to OSU & hospitals"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Dec 14, 2013
Mrs. J
US
1.0 / 5Poor
  • Cleanliness
    1.0
  • Service
    1.0
  • Comfort
    1.0
  • Condition
    1.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Awful!!!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Nov 15, 2013
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Love Ohio"
  • Cleanliness
    2.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Horrible
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Oct 29, 2013
Gwendolyn Czupryn
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
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
1 night trip Oct 19, 2013
Boom Boom
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Nice walk from OSU Stadium"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
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
1 night trip Sep 28, 2013
Sue
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Very comfortable room"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
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
1 night trip Sep 20, 2013
Jamie
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"OSU visit"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
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
1 night business trip Sep 17, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"osu camp"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Very convenient to campus and surrounding establishments. Friendly staff
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Sep 14, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Not great, but not bad!"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
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
2 night business trip Sep 6, 2013
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
  • Cleanliness
    2.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    1.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 31, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"good room for the price"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Aug 31, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"good for an inexpensive stay near campus"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
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
1 night trip Aug 30, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great stay at an affordable price"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
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
2 night trip Aug 29, 2013
Jeff
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Smelly but okay"
  • Cleanliness
    2.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
The furnishings were nice but the room had a distinctly musty smell and the carpet was stained.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 24, 2013
Resfellow
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Good Stay for OSU moving"
  • Cleanliness
    1.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    1.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Great stay for visiting OSU and specially taking your son or daughter for moving in during school semester. Great access for loading and unloading for moving in to college. Rooms need maintenance and better cleaning.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night business trip Aug 15, 2013
Diana
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Disgusting"
  • Cleanliness
    1.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    1.0
  • Condition
    1.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Black mold in the shower and on the sheets.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 16, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very nice place for the price you pay"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Good price, and very friendly people. The room was much nicer than we had expected, and was very clean. Good location because it is pretty close to the downtown area, where there is a lot of good shopping.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Aug 14, 2013
Bethany
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Close to OSU Campus"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Very easy check-in so we could get right to bed - helpful when checking in after midnight! Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 15, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Extremely clean, great price!"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Was much better than I expected for the price. Was very quiet, a little bit "fancy." I real bargain!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night business trip Jul 28, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Quick Stay"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
The family had a one night stay on a school visit. The room was clean, most important. Didn't have any cots if needed, and we did. Plenty of food establishments close by. Overall, was a pleasant experience.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 29, 2013
Gary
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"The bed was awful!"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    1.0
  • Condition
    1.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
The guy at the front desk was nice, the location was close to the airport (7-10 miles) but the bed was awful. I was surprised the bathroom looked newer than the picture online, but the mattress was a disaster. We barely slept 4 hours since every time either of us moved the springs made noise. Never again will I attempt to sleep on such a mattress. I would've slept better in my car.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 13, 2013
Lauren
US
2.0 / 5Fair
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
The floors were sticky and damp. The outside appeal is of uncomfort; like this is the kind of hotel/motel that people live in. Tended to be quiet though.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Jul 22, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Would like to have sweet rolls with coffee/tea for breakfast!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 20, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Not bad for the $$"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Room was clean, staff was friendly, bathroom was clean. Overall it was a pleasant stay for the price we paid.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 20, 2013
Danielle
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Pool was supposed to be heated! But wasnt
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jul 19, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"OSU Visit"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Varsity Inn was very clean and friendly staff, will plan to stay there again on our next visit to Columbus!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 17, 2013
David
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Golf trip"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Hotel was nice great location to OSU and local golf courses, I would go back and stay again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jul 12, 2013
Billy
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Satisfactory"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Hotel was good, and the staff was courteous. Varsity Inn would have a higher overall rating if price was not considered, but for the price paid for the room, a bit higher quality was expected. Overall satisfactory, and would stay here again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 13, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"close to the college"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
It was fine
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jul 2, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great motel, terrible bathrooms"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
I stayed here with two purposes in mind, I was attending a race early in the morning and live out of town so this was more convenient and I had work to do over the weekend. For each of those purposes, Varsity Inn was great. Even being in the room next to the pool, it was quiet and the beds were comfortable (for hotel beds) if small. The wifi was fast and the desk comfortable, although the chair was broken. The staff was efficient any courteous in my very limited interactions with them. Around the hotel are many stores and restaurants that make staying here very convenient. The down sides: The parking lot was tiny. The bathroom fan was super loud and didn't do anything but make noise. The shower curtain rod wasn't secure to the wall so the curtain didn't go to the wall. The toilet didn't flush unless you held the lever. The courtesy lotion was used. In my opinion, these are trivial issues except the bathroom. I would definitely stay here again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jun 21, 2013
Sean
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Would stay again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Jun 21, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"If only all 2 star hotels were like this!"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
I gave 5 stars to all the rating categories. Need I say more? I was extremely impressed. I felt I was staying in a well managed 3 star hotel or higher!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 21, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
All the staff was very friendly would stay there again
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jun 21, 2013
Brad
US
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