"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
"The pool and the staff was great"
Great place, nice and quiet. Could not be better and accommodating.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Smelly but okay"
The furnishings were nice but the room had a distinctly musty smell and the carpet was stained.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good Stay for OSU moving"
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
"Convenient location for college visit"
This is my second stay at this Varsity Inn near campus and would recommend it for a quick visit. Positives-clean room, quiet location, hot coffee available in lobby. Negatives-no refrigerator, slow internet. Great value will stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Black mold in the shower and on the sheets.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice place for the price you pay"
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
"Close to OSU Campus"
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
"Close to OSU, hospitals"
My husband & I stayed two nights for our son's graduation from OSU. Hotel is very close to the campus. We stayed in an accessible room. It was a nice room, and the cost was good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Extremely clean, great price!"
Was much better than I expected for the price. Was very quiet, a little bit "fancy." I real bargain!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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
"The bed was awful!"
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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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
Would like to have sweet rolls with coffee/tea for breakfast!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not bad for the $$"
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
Pool was supposed to be heated! But wasntGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for the budget traveller."
This was a nice motel for the price. Pool was very nice, although it was really cold at night despite being advertised as being heated. Rooms are starting to show their age bit the place is still relatively clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
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
I stayed here while visiting OSU; not a bad stay! Would stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Hotel was nice great location to OSU and local golf courses, I would go back and stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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
This is a motel, not a hotel (the rooms are outdoors). If you're OK with noise from traffic and people hanging around outside all night in lawn chairs, then this motel is a good value compared to most other places in the area. The non-smoking room had a faint smoke smell, but otherwise everything was clean and the staff were all very pleasant and helpful. […] I was glad our neighbors were quiet because there is little soundproofing. There's also not enough parking. near the rooms. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Disappointment in Columbus"
The website glorified this hotel. Facts are far from the images given. Staff barged in the room unannounced- extremely disappointingGenuine Expedia guest review
"close to the college"
It was fineGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I was very impressed with the cleanliness of my room. Cleanliness is my number one priority and the Varsity Inn was very clean. My bed was very comfortable as well. I was a little leery that the Varsity Inn would be a good place to stay because it was so inexpensive. It is an older property but it has been well maintained. I will be staying here again […] during OSU Parents' Weekend. Lloyd at the front desk was very friendly. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient to university"
This is a motel with outdoor entry into the rooms. I stayed here because the hotels in the area were all booked. I chose convenience over extra amenities.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great motel, terrible bathrooms"
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. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Would stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"If only all 2 star hotels were like this!"
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
All the staff was very friendly would stay there againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"If you want dirty feet"
The Hotel is an old Cross Country Hotel. The overall aspect was aging. The carpeted floors in our room was disgusting and not discovered until we took a shower and our feet were black. The tile floors were clean but the carpet was filthy. The bedspread had holes in it and the towels were the thinnest and smallest I have ever experienced. Only coffee […] offered in the morning. Way to much money with so many better choices right around that property. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Didn't get room that we booked"
Not a bad hotel. Very clean rooms. Booked a king non- smoking and ended up with 2 full beds. Called the front desk and was told that wew couldn't have one because they were not clean. No other explanation or offer to remedy or discount on the room. Would have stayed there again if they were more accommodating and attentive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice, quiet, clean & convenient"
My daughter and I stayed 3 nights while my son attended football camp at OSU. Conveniently located to practice fields, campus, food and shopping. Nice motel for nice price of $72/night; we didn't need great & expensive. Thanks Varsity Inn North location and Expedia!Genuine Expedia guest review
Had a non-smoking room that smelled like smoke.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel for the price"
This was a great hotel for the price. Most of the others I looked at in the surrounding area were twice as much as this one so for the price I don't think you can beat it. Just know that if you want the fridge and microwave in your room you have to request it!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
People should be aware that the rooms open out into the parking lot, so if you aren't comfortable with a motel like that don't stay there. The web site fails to show you that. The initial room we got, the bathroom smelled of urine and the toilet had a moldy water ring. The desk clerk was very polite and professional and got us into another room. The […] room was ok, nothing special. Have stayed at a lot nicer places for the same price. Very close to the University so if looking for a place that is close to events there, this is a pretty good option. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Dirtiest hotel I have ever stayed in. Staff was courteous. Room was dirty and falling apart.Genuine Expedia guest review
i stayed 3 nights, and it was one of the worst experiences that i ever had... could not sleep even one night... smelly and humid...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Riverside hospital and OSU"
The rugs need cleaning. A fridge would be nice since there is no breakfast provided.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"OK for the $, location is best feature"
Older property, outside hallways, basic room layout, beds in decent shape. Coffee in room terrible, go to the lobby. Hard to use TV, designed to push pay-per-view. Every toilet seems to run 2/47 so their water bill must be huge and could keep some from sleeping well. At least 5 nearby hotels were nicer but booked solid.Genuine Expedia guest review
I am still waiting for a call from the manager. We had a mishap and were told manager would call and hasn't yet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to campus"
The staff I dealt with were friendly and quickly took care of a chirping smoke detector. When I arrived the first thing I noticed was the Penn State men's rugby team leaving their rooms and heading down the stairs. My concern about potential noise problems were unfounded. The room was clean and quiet if rather outdated, but the location near campus […] with easy access to dining ad the highway really make this a good place to stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Always a pleasure at the Varsity Inn"
My family and I usually spend a weekend every spring in Columbus for a Science Olympiad event at OSU. Last year we stayed elsewhere and it was awful! (Knights Inn to be specific). It was so nice to be back at the Varsity Inn! It is very close to OSU; quiet, clean, nice comfy beds! And the check in was effortless! Thanks Again, we'll see you next ye […] ar! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"disgusting to sleep in a lumpy soft worn out bed!!"
blah terrible mattress they need replaced could have slept in the wood on the ground betterGenuine Expedia guest review
It was convient to where we were going. The staff was very friendly and helpful!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for a quick stay at the price"
The TV remote is a video game controller, I would suggest changing that.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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