Varsity Inn - Columbus

1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, United States, 43212  show map
 2 stars
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Varsity Inn - Columbus

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

 Pets

Pets allowed

Verified Reviews:

  • Staff was extremely courteous - Bed was very comfortable - Carpet was clean in my room
  • Tv has no remote control - Rooms were clean - Few blocks from a nice jogging path
  • Place was super clean - Nice fridge with microwave and a nice tv - Wifi did not work once
  • Free wi-fi is available - Free wi-fi is available - Beds were comfortable
  • Room was clean - Staff was friendly - Wi-fi in the lobby is good - Outdoor pool area

Overview

The budget 2-star Varsity Inn is set in a shopping area minutes away from Ohio Stadium, Ohio State University and Arena District. Founded in 1988, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2005.

The venue is 1.7 km away from Victorian Village, Ohio Craft Museum and Ohio State Fairgrounds. Nestled in the university district and 4 km from the city center.

The hotel boasts close proximity to an oceanarium, a stadium and restaurants.

The property enjoys convenient location within a 15-minute drive to Port Columbus Intl airport.

Rooms

Varsity Inn provides 119 guestrooms appointed with a microwave, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a wet bar and an iron with ironing board for a pleasant stay in Columbus. They also have private bathrooms with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Varsity Inn is 5 minutes’ walk from Bob Evans Farms Restaurant offering dishes of american and californian cuisine.

Services

Guests can make use of 24-hour reception and ironing service as well as a baggage storage, free parking and allergy-free rooms.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   119.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Wheelchair access

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Hair dryer

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Free local telephone calls

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  4 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 10 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, United States, 43212

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City Center
  • Columbus
    3.9 km
Airports
  • Port Columbus Intl (CMH)
    11.5 km
  • Rickenbacker (LCK)
    21.3 km
Train Stations
  • Columbus Museum of Art
    4.4 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Bob Evans Farms Restaurant
    70 m
  • Cap City Diner--Grandview (cuisine: American, Californian)
    290 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    119

Rooms and availability

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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Varsity Inn - Columbus Columbus location
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      Hotel Address:

      1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, United States, 43212

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Columbus
        3.9 km
      Airports
      • Port Columbus Intl (CMH)
        11.5 km
      • Rickenbacker (LCK)
        21.3 km
      Train Stations
      • Columbus Museum of Art
        4.4 km
      • Bus stop
        200 m
      Restaurants
      • Bob Evans Farms Restaurant
        70 m
      • Cap City Diner--Grandview (cuisine: American, Californian)
        290 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  4 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        119

      Varsity Inn Location

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      What's nearby

      Places of interest

      • SegAway Tours of Columbus - 2.8 km
      • Greater Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau - 2.8 km

      Convention centers

      • Victorian Village - 1.6 km
      • Italian Village - 2.4 km
      • Greater Columbus Convention Center - 2.8 km

      Sport related

      • Ohio Stadium - 1.7 km
      • Columbus Blue Jackets - Nationwide Arena - 2.8 km

      Shopping areas

      • Jack Nicklaus Museum - 2.0 km

      Amusement

      • LC Pavilion - 2.5 km
      • Jillian's - 2.6 km

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Greater Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau - 2.8 km

      Stadiums

      • Value City Arena - 2.1 km

      Museums

      • Ohio Craft Museum - 2.1 km
      • Ohio Designer Craftsmen - 2.1 km
      • Goodale Park - 2.3 km
      • Columbus Junior Theatre - 2.6 km

      Parks

      • Pierce Field - 1.0 km
      • Grandview Heights Parks and Rec - 2.0 km
      • MC Kinley Field - 2.6 km

      Halls

      • ON MY Own Inc - 1.4 km
      • Mershon Auditorium - 1.9 km

      Universities, Institutes

      • Ohio State College of Medicine - 700 m
      • OH State Univ Clg of Dentistry - 1.2 km
      • Ohio State University - 2.2 km

      Medical care and Hospitals

      • Ohio State University College of Medicine - Columbus - 900 m
      • Ohio State Univ Medical Center - 900 m
      • Arthur G James Cancer Hospital - 1.1 km
      • Doctors Hospital - 1.5 km

      Public parking

      • Ohio State University - 1.9 km

      College Campuses

      • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law - 1.6 km

      Local attractions

      • Goodale Park - 1.9 km
        Front Street and Goodale Avenue, Columbus
      • Short North Arts District - 2.4 km
        120 W Goodale St, Columbus
      • Ohio State Fairgrounds - 3.2 km
        717 E 17th Ave, Columbus
      • Ohio Craft Museum - 2.1 km
        1665 W Fifth Ave, Columbus
      • Arena District - 2.7 km
        Columbus, OH

      Restaurants nearby

      • Bob Evans Farms Restaurant - 70 m

        Address: 1455 Olentangy River Rd
        Phone: (614) 421-0090

        62% likes this, based on 35 reviews

      • Columbus Fish Market--Grandview - 380 m

        Address: 1245 Olentangy River Rd
        Phone: (614) 291-3474

        83% likes this, based on 119 reviews
        Price Range: GBP 34 - GBP 65

      • Bravo Cucina Italiana - 570 m

        Address: 1803 Olentangy River Rd.
        Phone: 614.291.8210

        74% likes this, based on 51 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian

      • Cap City Diner--Grandview - 290 m

        Address: 1299 Olentangy River Rd
        Phone: (614) 291-3663

        74% likes this, based on 193 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Californian
        Price Range: GBP 16 - GBP 24

      • Johnny Rocket's - Olentangy River Rd - 560 m

        Address: 1787 Olentangy River Rd.
        Phone: (614) 291-8239

        Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 16

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  4 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        119
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      Varsity Inn Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Varsity Inn

      Average guest rating

      6.0out of 10
      Good
      Based on 25 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Rooms
      6.3
      Service
      7.4
      Value
      4.6
      Location
      9.3

      Guest reviews

      • Family with children
        7.0

        It was a reasinable proce for the facilities; 1. Did not have the room we reserved ( 2 double beds) 2. Made good by giving us an extra room at NC.

        1. The light in the bathroom in 254 apparently was out. 2. Ice was down 16 steps and 180 yards away - ridiculous; there were other rroms another 50 yards away.. 3.A continental breakfast would have been nice.

      • Single
        9.6

        Loved the convenience of the drive through check in and check out. Have never seen that. Saved time usually spent parking and then re-parking. The room was clean and fresh, and the beds were fabulous. It was a big help to have the refrigerator and microwave in the room and parking at the door. I accidentally demagnitized my key, and the staff member who "refreshed" it was funny and understanding. Access to the osu campus was excellent.

      • Couple
        5.0

        I really appreciated how friendly the staff was for us.

        I would never stay at this hotel again. The sinks didn't drain, there was no hot water...we ended up staying in 3 different rooms over the course of 2 nights and weren't comped for any of it. Awful!

      • Group of friends
        7.8

        Very convenient to osu and the three restaurants right in the parking lot made eating simple. Check-in & check-out went very quickly.

        Train tracks very close to rear building can be somewhat noisy.

      • Older travelers
        4.6

        Location

        The water was not hot~~We were awakened at 1am by the people next door pounding on the door. I could not get the Sr. discount because I booked through you.

      • Single
        5.8

        I liked the check in at any hour

      • Family with children
        7.4

        Our first room stunk of cigarettes smoke and was supposed to be non smoking. The next room they gave us was trashed and not yet cleaned. The final room was nice and clean.

      • Older travelers
        5.0

        Location was about it.

        The pool was not available for one day and our room was falling apart. Bathtub faucet was coming out of wall, towel rack was torn down and bathroom celing peeling.

      • Family with children
        8.2

        It was close to the meetings we had to attend. Restaurants were within walking distance. Easy access to your room from your car for unpacking your belongings. Pricing was reasonable. Very clean room. One of the closest hotels to get to osu without getting into a lot of traffic.

        The only thing I would complain about was when I booked this hotel, I didn't realize how close the train track was and how often a train would come through while trying to sleep. Our room was next to the track and it was very loud all the time. I'm a light sleeper, so it kept me awake whenever it would come through.I Would highly recommend it for anyone that wouldn't be bothered by the train coming through while trying to sleep or with children that enjoy trains. You can look out your window or go to the parking lot and watch the trains during the day.

      • Group of friends
        7.0

        The refrigerator was not working and reported it to the front desk and it was never fixed other than all was good

      • Older travelers
        7.4

        Close to osu Hospital.

        Toilet too low and bed too high.

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        clean, affordable, drive up check-in

        television is way to the left of the bed

      • Single
        5.0

        It was close to where I wanted to be and Tim Horten's was right in frnt of it.

        The noise from 315 was loud. I found a dead bug on one of the beds. The shower faucet drips.

      • Couple
        4.6

      • 7.2

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Varsity Inn - Columbus Columbus location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, United States, 43212

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Columbus
        3.9 km
      Airports
      • Port Columbus Intl (CMH)
        11.5 km
      • Rickenbacker (LCK)
        21.3 km
      Train Stations
      • Columbus Museum of Art
        4.4 km
      • Bus stop
        200 m
      Restaurants
      • Bob Evans Farms Restaurant
        70 m
      • Cap City Diner--Grandview (cuisine: American, Californian)
        290 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  4 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  12 pm
      • Number of rooms:
        119