Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by notsatisfied123 Staff not helpful
Convienient location but the staff was not very helpful with anything that was asked for. I'll find a different hotel next time I need to stay in the area
May 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MamaFromMI Not what we expected
We were part of a wedding party that had a block of rooms available. However, the "special wedding rate" that we were given was $20 more than that online rate for the same non-smoking, one king, sleep number bed room. We cancelled the "special wedding rate" reservation and booked online for the cheaper rate.
When we arrived at the hotel, there was only one employee at the front desk, and he was helping another very needy customer who apparently had not made a reservation. He was doing a great job of thoroughly describing each room to this customer, who couldn't decide which room to book. Great customer service, but when I was pressed for time and just wanted to check in, it was a huge waste of time.
Upon entering our room, it had previously been a smoking room and smelled like it. We weren't thrilled as we have an asthmatic toddler. However, we were pressed for time to change and go to the rehearsal for the wedding so we did not have time to complain or ask for another room. We were grateful we had brought an air cleaner with us. It didn't really help much with the smell, but the toddler did not have an asthma attack.
After we got back to the room after the rehearsal dinner, the toddler was sleepy and cranky, so we decided just to go to bed and at that point discovered we were not given the sleep number bed we were supposed to have. The bed we had was rather firm and uncomfortable.
We did use the hotel restaurant for breakfast one morning of our stay. I wasn't feeling well and ordered oatmeal. It was extremely watery and flavorless. I added about 4 sugar packets but still couldn't eat it.
All in all, it was a rather disappointing visit. I don't think we'd use another Holiday Inn after this one. We have stayed at many other competitor chains that are in the same price/star range and given what we had ordered. Is that too much to ask?
May 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GtGtGt Great place to stay
Absolutely great! Staff was wonderful upon check in and everything was wonderful.
May 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pelaro Maybe a little too nice........
An excellent staff, really. However, I really don't need a newspaper left on the floor outside my room, albeit the thought is nice. I certainly will not put it on the table while i eat breakfast, and would much prefer to take on from a rack in the lobby with a simple sign " Free, Take one"
May 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Clysdale Horse show in Columbus
We stayed at this Motel during our stay at the horse show. Made reservations in Feb for what we wanted and needed. Some problems at first getting the room we ask for and also getting a handicapped room.That was in April, that we needed the room for. Motel was very busy that weekend. But did a a room that was close to want we had ordered in February but it wasn't handicapped. We did find it a long walk to get to Lobby and get Breakfast from our rooms. The room was fine, beds were excellent and room was clean. Did find the shower very slippy and only one handle that wasn't good for handicapped, but we managed. Finally got everything we wanted in the room. Staff was very helpful and the food was great. It was a nice motel but not very handicapped except able.
May 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by debjoy Great convention rate!
I appreciate the low rate we got for our convention, however, the banquet food entrees were horrible. The room was nice, but the shower smelled horrible, like mildew. I think that the upper part that doesn't snap off needs sprayed with Lysol daily! The whole bathroom smelled each time I went in. The bed was very sloped to the middle.
I appreciated the safe in room.
Poor lighting in bathroom to do makeup.
Food at breakfast on buffet was lukewarm.
May 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amanda000 Wonderful Staff!
It is always a pleasure holding a conference at this hotel as folks on staff are amazing! Highly recommend for business or personal travel.
May 1, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bobo18 Confused bed and good food but like a noisy dorm
The complex is weirdly configured with multiple levels and different exits. It was very confusing - our room was numbered in the 400s but was on the third floor?! The hallways are dark and dingy. Cheap construction, too. Sort of like being in a college dorm, and the noisy young (and not so young) people running around didn't help. There was a broken beer bottle by the elevator on Saturday night when I came back about 9:30 pm. Cleaning service was poor. On Saturday afternoon, we came back to the yet to be cleaned room, but the towels had been taken away - so what if I'd wanted to shower? When we got back in the late afternoon, the room had been cleaned, but the bath mat was missing, and the empty tissue box never got replaced.
Breakfast was good, though. Good food and plenty of it. Staff was pleasant and there was nothing wrong with our bills.
April 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by papadave33 Way finding at the hotel was confusing
All of the rooms on the floor of the lobby are on the second floor. To find the rooms on the first floor, more signage is needed in the hallways pointing to the stairway to the first floor.
April 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Scooter01 Comgortable Room
The room was comfortable and the food was good. The staff was helpful.
April 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by henryjo the smell of mulch!
We stayed Fri-Mon in April. Saturday mulch was being put down and a horrible odor invaded the hallways--fortunately not our room
The price of cocktails was more than we've paid in Boston.
Otherwise, comfortable and clean and respectful.
April 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by goodfriendsX8 Favorite Place
My friends and I like staying here when we are in Columbus 2 times a year. It is conveniently located for where we have to go. We feel comfortable and safe here. The staff is always very helpful and accommodating for us.
April 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ppd2402 Week Stay
I had a very clean room that was maintained by a young lady that greeted me with a smile and she vacuumed the room. The employees were very nice and cordial.
April 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TK04 Very frustrating experience
I stayed at the Holiday Inn in Worthington for 3 evenings and my room was only cleaned one time. In addition, I called down to the front desk to report that problem and asked for a few items to be delivered to my room. Though I was told that someone would be bringing those items right away, they never arrived. Furthermore, there were dogs barking down the hall even though the hotel has a NO PETS policy.
Based on my experiences, I will not be choosing this hotel when I make future visits to the area.
April 14, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Miller32 Loud Wedding
I usually dont do this but our stay at the Holiday Inn Express was not one I want to experience again. The staff was good and the room was clean problem was alot of guest there for a wedding and could not get it under control. They were up running the halls, playing music and disturbing everyone at midnight and later. Many attempts were made to make them quite unforturnetly they didnt listen. As well as the same group at the pool whining because people were splashing in the pool WOW. Its a pool and kids play in water. They were ridiculous and it made our stay horrible. We were there for a competition and had to be there at 6:30 am. Our restless nights were unbearable
April 12, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by cmrm Average stay - Location great
I really don't want to give a bad review as our three night stay was OK. Our room was clean and what food we ate was fine but certainly nothing special. I thought the drinks at the bar/restaurant was somewhat pricey so we didn't drink much there. We did request a refrigerator for our room and we got one. However, it really wasn't cold so we kept the few things we wanted cold in our cooler bag with ice. That worked fine. We were there for a wedding and I won't go into details on that but I do know the wedding party family did have some issues with some rooms as well as some issues with a scheduled meal for the wedding folk. The staff quickly made it happen but the parents of the groom were somewhat embarrassed. It truly worked out but I know they would have rather not had to worry about something that was scheduled and then forgotten. I think some folk had issues with towels and the maids were always cleaning rooms later in the afternoon. I'm sure many folk had to wait to get in their rooms. Overall, our room was clean, the location was great, but I'd have to agree with some other reviews that most of the staff were very apathetic and just willing to do the minimum service for the guests. I would stay there in the future for the location only.
April 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tribe Hurried out of room
Initially I asked for a late checkout and was told they were sold out and would not permit it. That's fine but then the maid service knocked on my door twice before 10 AM to hurry me along. It was a rewards night so I am grateful for that.
I had worked the 3 - 11:30 shift the night before and had gotten to bed late.
March 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mtgplanner13 Good service, worn wood
The hotel was welcoming, but a little hard to find the main entrance upon arrival. The front desk clerk, Todd, was very nice, but I had to ask for a hotel map and which entrance to use to get to my room. Said was very helpful in directing me to the correct banquet room for my meeting the next day.
A thank you to Cindy for upgrading me to a room with a fridge as I am a nursing mother. The room was spacious, the bathroom a little small but managable. All wood pieces throughout the entire hotel were worn & had multiple knicks taken out of them. Also, the 3 stairwells I walked up all needed a good sweeping.
Enjoyed my free breakfast from my fortune cookie for being a PC member. The food was very good & very hot and the staff was great in the restaurant!
An overall good stay and I would recommend this hotel to anyone in the area.
March 26, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Semi Bad Experience
I reserved a room with a king size sleep numbere bed. When I arrived I was given a room with a regular king size bed and handicap style bathroom. I went back to the front desk and was told that no rooms, of the type that I had reserved where available. They did give me another room with a regular king size bed and regular bathroom. When I got to that room, the temperature was 88 degrees. I turned the thermostat down to 72 but the heater just kept on going. I finally had to turn it off completely. Also, to compensate me for my inconvience I was give a card for $20 off breakfeast the next morning. I arrived at the resteraunt the next morning, was seated, then ignored. I finally asked for a menu and was told my card was only good for the buffet, which was not very good. Nothinmg close worth $20. I have stayed in many Holiday Inns but thus was my worst erver experience.
March 22, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 current stay
We stayed for 3 nights and it was a good clean room and for the most part quite with comfortable beds, However the WIFI was not good at all in the room. we were in the middle 280 ish on the 2nd floor an we could not maintain a wifi signal on any of our devices
March 22, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sandysnottoohappy Do Not Believe!
Check in seemed smooth. However, our group was supposed to get complimentary breakfast with our reservations. What we didn't know was that we were supposed to get tickets when we checked in and they wrote the password for the wifi on the key card envelope, but didn't point it out. When I went back to the desk, after finding out from the staff in the restaurant that we were supposed to have tickets, all they wanted to give me were 2 tickets. We had families there for a convention of a children's organization and they only were giving TWO tickets per room? We had 5 in our room! Then he only would give me the one set because he INSISTED that they were only valid for the next day, when in fact, the ticket has written on it that it was only valid UNTIL the next day. I waited until later that day after staff change to go back for tickets for our second night. The reception I got from the gentleman with the pony tail was cold and rude. He spoke to me like I was an out of line child.
Checkout was a bit smoother, but since the guy ahead of me was upset because the cleaning crew stole something from his room, I didn't have the heart to tell the lady that the light in the bathroom was shorting out.
I was also given a fortune cookie at check in. In the fortune was a prize for Priority Club Members. I won 1,000 reward points and notified the desk. They told me they would apply it to my account. I have yet to see it. Also, one of the two nights I used reward points to pay. After the first night, I got a rude call shortly after noon asking me if we're ever going to leave the room and check out. Apparently, no one noted that we had another reservation for that night too.
March 15, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by nancy27 Rating of 4.5 not accurate. Long, Long , Long walk to room. No cart available, no offer from front desk to retrieve a cart.
Old looking hall carpets. Comfortable bed. No microwave or refrigerator. Boring, small, cold bathroom. Heat off when we came into room and room very cold. Thermostat does not register air temp properly (rm 347). Very cold in room (66 even though temp set at 72) We were up many times during the night trying to get the room temp warmer. There should be a way station to put carts for staff to pick them up. No tired guest is going to walk such a far distance to return cart. Older man at desk said, " if you don't see a cart at the door, there is none available" and did not offer to go look for one. Young man at desk very personable and energetic. Holiday Inn Express at Long and Olentangy Rd much, much nicer hotel for only $20 more.
March 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SportsTeam Sports Team Stay
Hotel gets a star for agreeing to work with a sports team during the Arnold Classic Weekend, when rooms in Columbus are at a premium. Rooms were clean, well kept, and well presented. Exterior and interior seemed well maintained. Full breakfast was very nice compared to other chains' offerings. One issue was room availability - rooms for the group were not available until 4:45p, 45 min. after stated check-in time. Recommend confirming group arrival times in advance, and making arrangements with sales staff for additional needs at that time #e.g. breakfast requests, grouping rooms together, etc.#. Would stay again when in the area.
March 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bph710 Recent stay
I spent a recent Saturday night at this Holiday Inn, using my Priority Club points. As the trip was kind of "last minute" I made my reservation just a few hours before my arrival. I had booked a "sleep number bed" unit, and was looking forward to trying it out as I am thinking about getting one of those for home. Anyway, when I arrived I was treated very well by the friendly front desk staff. When I checked into my room, it looked comfortable and clean, but I found it it did not have a sleep number mattress #also, the thermostat was off by a couple of degrees#. I had dinner in the hotel restaurant; the food was good, the service friendly but slow, and I was overcharged by $2.00 #was tired, and didn't notice until I got back to my room#. The bed was comfortable, but not the best I have slept in. Wake up call was on time, and the front desk was again friendly, quick, and helpful as I checked out early the next morning. So, not a bad night's stay, but can't give it excellent marks given the mistakes.
March 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Trenton Excellent
I would, without doubt, stay at this location as my travels warrant to do so.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Borufus Great time
Had a wonderful time. Everything was top notch. Great hotel
February 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CATS2 Home away from home
We have been coming here for years and we wouldn't stay anyplace else. Affordable and comfortable with a little of everything close by. The staff are always the best and willing and able to meet our every need. Thank you Evan and Annette for your professionalism and understanding each and everytime!
February 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hamdyke Great Stay
The Hotel and staff was incredibly accommodating throughout the weekend. I would recommend this location with Many stars! One down fall was the Heat for the room... I could not ever get it comfortable, it was either too cold or too hot.
February 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AllianceJ Nice
Eric is always very helpful and the rooms are great.
February 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dniebs Beds w/ firmness setting made the stay outstanding !
I was visiting the Columbus area for work and the location was perfect to meet all my obligations without a big hassle.
The service and attitude of all your staff was wonderful.
I will indeed stay again. Thank you for caring about the customer.
February 3, 2013