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About our Hotel

Location: Downtown/City Center

  • Location: Downtown/City Center
  • Closest City: COLUMBUS
  • Distance From Hotel: 3.5MI
  • Local time zone: GMT-04:00

Check In: 3:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Late checkout available

Credit cards

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  • American Express
  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • Master Card
  • Visa

Accessibility

Accessibility

  • Number of Rooms:4
  • Parking
  • Service Animals Allowed

Languages

Languages

  1. English

Pet Policy

Pet Policy

Pets are not permitted at this location.

What's Nearby

What's Nearby

Attraction:
Columbus Crew @ Crew Stadium
Distance From Hotel:0.25MI
Attraction:
Schottenstein Arena/Value City Arena
Distance From Hotel:1.4MI
Attraction:
Ohio State University
Distance From Hotel:1.5MI
Attraction:
Value City Arena
Distance From Hotel:2.2MI

Parking

Parking

  • Number of parking spaces:70
  • Car Parking Available
  • Complimentary Parking for hotel guests in a surface lot.

Internet

Standard Internet Service

Standard Internet service is free for all guests
Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas
Wired Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas

Facility

Facility

  • Hotel renovated inFebruary 01, 2012
  • Total number of rooms:71
  • Total number of suites:14
  • Total number of rooms with only one bed:21
  • Total number of rooms with only double beds:50
  • Total number of non-smoking rooms:71
  • Total number of rooms for the physically challenged:4
  • Interior corridor
  • Total number of floors:4

Columbus Hotel's Locale a Smart Choice for Buckeyes

Welcome to the smoke-free Holiday Inn Express® Ex I-71 / OH State Fair / Expo Center hotel, your gateway to Columbus. This hotel's centrally located accommodations, less than 10 minutes from top area destinations like downtown, Ohio State University, Greater Columbus Convention Center and the Ohio Expo Center, offer travelers exceptional convenience.

With a 24-hour Business Center and meeting space for up to 15, this facility
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Columbus Hotel's Locale a Smart Choice for Buckeyes

Welcome to the smoke-free Holiday Inn Express® Ex I-71 / OH State Fair / Expo Center hotel, your gateway to Columbus. This hotel's centrally located accommodations, less than 10 minutes from top area destinations like downtown, Ohio State University, Greater Columbus Convention Center and the Ohio Expo Center, offer travelers exceptional convenience.

With a 24-hour Business Center and meeting space for up to 15, this facility caters to professionals visiting Columbus, Ohio. The hotel's proximity to companies like Battelle Labs and Chase Bank ensures an easy commute, and thanks to negotiated flat-rate cab fares, transportation is affordable. OSU Medical Center is within a few miles, and Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is a reasonable, 10-minute drive away.

There's plenty of fun to be found in Columbus. Entertainment options abound, from concerts at Newport Music Hall to shopping at the Easton Towne Center. The hotel's location near The Ohio State University places visitors close to the beautiful campus and Buckeye football, as well.

While staying in Columbus, Ohio, our hotel's guests experience Midwestern hospitality at its best. In addition to exemplary guest service, amenities like a free, hot breakfast bar and complimentary Wi-Fi access make you feel more at home. The Fitness Center helps you keep up your routine and the heated, indoor pool offers relaxation. Book today!

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This hotel's location near Ohio State University is perfect for those visiting campus for any reason, from football to academics. Before your trip, check our Facebook page for available discounts.

Guest Reviews

Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 189 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by No shuttle to the airport The rooms were nice enough, but we had booked this particular hotel because it advertised a shuttle to the airport. Even though the website and other information did not list a particular airport, they refused to take us to the airport we needed to get to. They claimed it was a $25 dollar taxi ride. $45 later, we were not happy. Not a very good way to run a business. August 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Average Hotel Stay This is a good standard hotel, it's a little on the older side, but the staff is always very friendly and accomodating when we travel to Columbus for business. August 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Bar, Comfortable Rooms, Great Service I was happy with almost everything at this hotel. The buffet breakfast hot food could have been a bit better, but the service was quick and we were in a hurry so we did not order off the menu. Good coffee and juice. The staff and hotel were excellent otherwise. Quiet and comfortable room despite being downtown. Really enjoyed the bar and the selection of local draft beers. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others. August 11, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Unsafe Area Unsafe area, substandard hotel, near bus station a lot of homeless people in area, parking is behind fences but gates are left open during the day and later in evening for any one to come and go, but people still can enter parking lot with gates closed on foot, area feels unsafe when going to and from car. August 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Avoid staying here. Staff were nice. Room, internet and bathroom was bad. August 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service and nice room Staff was polite and helpful. Room was clean, quiet and comfortable. The view of Columbus was amazing. August 9, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Cleanliness not what expected The lobby of this hotel did not look inviting or "kept up" so I wasn't surprised that our room was not very clean either. August 8, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Insect Issue I disliked the insect issue at this hotel. I have never experieced a roach actally crawling on me in my sleep. Then a roach this size was amazing so close to people. This can only be explained by an infestation. This might have scared ever staying at a Holiday Inn ever again. August 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by The Staff makes their guests feel like Royalty! The staff at this particular hotel make it one of the most desirable places to stay while in Columbus. It is comfortable, clean, and in close proximity to many attractions! The hotel is nice, but the staff makes it one of my favorites! Everybody who works for this hotel is dedicated to their guests! I always leave feeling like someone special! August 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very Nice bed Over allr happy with everything. Great service, great food nice view nice room friendly stall great location. Quick check in August 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ALWAYS a Great Stay... Stayed here Several Times in the Past with Groups and Alone and Never a Problem ALWAYS a Great Stay...Thx's to All the Staff August 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Great Management! The management and staff was very warn and considerate and apologetic when things we'er not going well. The bed we're warm and comfortable. August 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not good I was disappointed because my mothers personal property was taken from the room while we are away, when confronted personnel at front desk all I got was will look into it but haven't heard anything back August 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grea Stay I took my Grandson to Cosi and we stayed at this Hotel. It was very nice and safe. It was very close to our venue. We ate breakfast in the Restaurant and it was wonderful and worth the price. I would stay here again! August 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I had a good night's rest! I was working two double shifts back to back and had only 5 hours between them. I live 1.5 hours away so I stayed at this hotel and I slept great! July 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great night sleep! The bedding, towels were 1st class. Quiet and very clean room. The hallways and the room could use painting...a little beat up but other than than it was a great stay! July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean, convenient to business, and superb service Beautiful landscaping. Room was very nice. Great pressure in shower, plenty of hot water. Comfortable bedding. Work area sufficient to meet business needs. Enjoyed having paper delivered to my door every morning. July 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great stay this hotel is next to a few restaurants in walking distance. the breakfast in the hotel is very good and the staff very friendly. I didn't like that I had to pay to park :( July 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Pillows The room was clean and the beds and pillows were comfortable. The room could have used an overhead light to turn on in the room itself. There was an overhead light inside the door to the room. It also would have been nice to have a garbage can inside the room and not just in the bathroom. The pool looked nice but I wish it would be open a little bit later like 11:00 instead of just 10:00. We often didn't get back to the hotel until after 9:30 at night. There was a $10 fee to park but that was waivedt. Overall it was a good stay and I would recommend this property. July 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Plumbing Leak water from room above right into our bathroom held us up 2 hrs. My Wife refused to use the bathroom any more because she was afraid of what might of leak from above . July 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good value Nice enough place, good value, clean rooms, not luxury, but certainly not lacking anything essential.... July 19, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Needs lots of work Aging, poor property. Our group had 4 rooms, 2 of us has numerous bites from insects, also 2 had faulty air conditioners. Room never cooled off and the windows couldn't be open for cool fresh air. Kind staff. July 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Close to the action! The friendly and accomodating front desk staff made sure that my stay was pleasant. I was able to switch rooms in a few minutes with no hassles or delays when my original room's air conditioner malfunctioned. July 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great staff I came to Columbus for a conference. The hotel was a bit of a walk from the conference center, but we used the conference's shuttle service so we had no issues. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful, especially the wait staff in the hotel restaurant. Rooms were clean (especially beds and bathrooms). There is a hotel pool and fitness center available, although I did not use either of these. I found the bed to be a little firm for me (I like my pillow top mattress at home!). The bathroom and linens were very clean. The only thing I was missing was a list of TV channels; it was a little annoying to flip through each channel to figure out what was on. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone I know staying in the area, and would return to this hotel if I am ever back in Columbus for a conference. July 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Staying for Cultivate'14 Excellent place to stay. Breakfast buffet is great Great shuttle provisions to convention center. Secured parking for my automobile. located in safe part of down-town area. July 17, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Very disappointed! My experience began with a dirty towel being left in the bathroom. The room was muggy and I immediately turned the air conditioner higher. Though I had it on 63 degrees, it never really cooled down. The bathroom was small and the shower left a lot of room for improvement. At the cost, I expected much more. July 17, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Average Room The lobby is nice. The pool area was dirty and the pool itself was freezing cold. The beds were full size beds not queens. I cannot understand how 2 adults are suppose to sleep on a full size bed.. July 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Holiday Inn Columbus I will never stay here again. It's basically a dump and my company won't use this hotel again. July 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clean and a good value. Staff friendly The shuttle is great. They will drop you off and pick you up at not charge! We went several places in German Village. Friendly staff and the room was clean! Good value. July 7, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable bed, hot water, helpful desk staff Food at restaurant was very good. We were new to downtown area and when we asked questions about restaurants, etc. the desk staff was very helpful. It was inconvenient to go to a different floor to get ice. Housekeeping- We were given a room that had not been cleaned in a long time. Lucky that I had wipes and I used them to dust and clean spilled coffee or pop off the doors. The floor was not swept. The beds were made and the towels were available. The next day after they cleaned I had to go ask for coffee and cups and a clean ice liner. Maybe better training and monitoring would help. We were parents of a chess tournament participant and the staff was very considerate of our needs. July 3, 2014
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