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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-05:00

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 4.3 out of 5 by 299 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great hotel Good location to many bars and eateries; room was clean; staff was nice. would stay again if I am in the area. No stores close to shop; like clothing etc/ September 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Location and staff Prime location but a little difficult to get to with the construction in front of the hotel. A heads-up about the access problems on the website or reservation confirmation would have been good. The interior layout is a little confusing-some bigger signs showing the location of the restaurant, business center, etc would have helped. All the staff were quick to provide directions, The room service and valet parking were particularly friendly and effecient-I'll be back September 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Columbus downtown very nice place to stay while in Columbus lots of places to eat plenty of good food ....a friendly staff nice clean place to stay like home away from home ...thank for making me feel at home September 21, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Central location It did the job, but felt hotel felt tired. Not quite up to what I expect of a Crowne Plaza hotel. Nice sized room, but no real milk for the coffee (just powered substitute) and no mini bar. September 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome It was our Anniversary weekend and decided to spend it in Columbus. We selected the Crown Plaza as our destination because of everything the Hotel offered and its location. The staff was incredible who went beyond meeting all our needs. The rooms were clean and dining there was awesome. I am going to recommend this Crown Plaza on facebook, and to my family and friends. Looking forward to returning. September 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great place to stay We went in town for a softball tournament and this location was close to the fields and was a great place to stay. It was comfortable, clean, and up to date. The staff was attentive and on their toes. September 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great property, 1 minor hiccup Though the sign isn't quite as visible from High St as I expected, it was easy in/out off Nationwide-check! Check-in was fast/easy and the room was in great shape with new accoutrements (linens, the little baubles and trinkets etc)-check! Carpets and cleanliness of property was great-check! Nice coffee shop-check with a bar in the lobby-check! Max & Ermas across the driveway was a nice brunch alternative-check. Staff? Very willing to help...even if they can't break a $5 bill into $1's. Only hiccup? Valet parking. I'd expect to wait a few minutes (2-4?) but 10? 15? Also, it wasn't clear how the valet service was to be done after hours (logically, drop off keys...but no signage to instruct us) September 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good Hotel Pleased with our stay at the hotel. Front desk very attentive to our needs September 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Average - tired property Amenities in need updating. Staff was very good. Locations is very good. Food option at the hotel is limited to a cafe and Max September 5, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Long Weekend Stay The front desk staff was amazing and had great recommendations for local food to eat. However we were not offered turn down service the entire stay. We had to either find a maid or go to the front desk to get extra towels and toiletries. September 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Awesome experience Staff was helpful with entertainment suggestions. Valet and shuttle service was outstanding door to door service. September 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by In the heart of Columbus Great location. Close to bars and restaurants. Friendly staff and washers and dryers easily accessible. September 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great stay, great catering, great staff We recently had a wedding, reception, and accommodated a number of guests at the Crowne Plaza. I recommend it highly for an event. The service was exceptional, and the catering staff was fantastic. They ensured that our event was a perfect evening, and guests were happy with all involved - the wedding and accommodations. We were extremely pleased with everyone involved from the cleaning staff, to the front desk, to the food servers and preparers, to the catering staff - all wonderful. We appreciate all that was done to provide a fine wedding and reception. September 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great place to stay in Columbus Convenient location, Great Staff, clean would definitely stay here again when visiting Columbus. September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great place to stay while in Columbus, OH I always stay here when i'm in town, i'm very comfortable here! September 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Hotel Great Hotel!! I stayed here for a business trip and absolutely loved it. August 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by con trip excellent room for a reasonable price with easy access to the convention center August 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Stay, Friendly Staff For being a convention hotel, the hotel is in swonderful shape with a great staff and great rooms August 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfort and servce All staff friendly very acommidating good stay. Close location for our convention. Good food and service August 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great staff Convenient location , next to Convention Center,Arena District, Short North Friendly , attentive staff, easy in and out would stay here again August 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Hotel Very convenient to everything downtown. Enjoyed our stay and the front desk did everything to make our trip and time in Columbus enjoyable. August 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great stay I really enjoy staying at this hotel - It is clean and the staff is very helpful. The restaurant " Max and Erma's" next to the hotel needs better managment and the hotel should use another venue for meals than Max and Erma's. The Hotel ramped up their staff for the conferenc but the restaurant did not. August 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Always Courteous, Always Clean, Always Quiet Thanks for the Consistency I have stayed multiple times and found great service every time August 2, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by "Whose Shoes Are These?" When we first got there, didn't realize it was an additional $23.00 a night to park in the Crowne Plaza garage, which is ridiculous because that should be included in any hotel with a reservation. Build it into the cost of the room and don't advertise a charge. Also, the room was extremely dusty on the wood furniture, and our room didn't get maid service until after 3pm the second day of our stay, so we left that morning having put aside everything out of the way for the maid to have room to make the beds, bring new towels, take the old towels, take trash, etc.. When we arrived back at 2pm, everything was exactly as we had left it, so the beds didn't even get made because we were on them resting and the maid didn't have any new towels until hours later. Beyond all that in the room, my 7-year old son is on the floor at the foot of the bed and pulls out a pair of women's shoes and says, "Whose Shoes Are These?". Needless to say, they were definitely NOT ours and this was just super disgusting that our son was holding them. Also, the road construction outside made it super hard to navigate to the hotel. We will not be returning to this location in the future! August 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Stay Would stay again. Nice location to walk to the riverfront July 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Service makes the difference!! Our stay in Columbus was great - we love being across from the convention center and so close to Nationwide Arena. Rooms are clean and fresh - service from each person we met in hotel was superb! Love having room service from Max July 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best Wedding After Party and Accommodations! We absolutely loved staying at Crowne and could not thank them more for their hospitality and service for our big July 5, 2014 after wedding party. While our reception was not there, it may have well been after 11 pm in the hotel bar! The staff was extraordinary and even put up with a lot of "shenanigans", all with smiles on their faces. The rooms were great as well and everyone had an amazing time! As a bride that got ready in one of the suites, everything was perfect. Our pictures, the space, the beds, and bar/kitchen area with conference table were incredible! Thank you so much Crowne Plaza :) July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by trade show ready in town for an annual trade show and always hope for a good hotel since rooms are not known until travel time. this hotel was perfect in all aspects. great stay. July 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Outstanding Weekend Away I travel all over the world frequently, and my stay at Crowne Plaza ranks up there with some of the best travel experiences. The staff and the services are above and beyond compare. The view, the room and the location were outstanding. If my stay had been longer, I would've enjoyed more of the services offered, such as the spa. I definitely plan to stay at the Crowne Plaza Columbus-Downtown again and I highly recommend it for other travelers. July 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Stay MATTRESSES WERE GREAT. ROOM CLEAN. HOTEL WONDERFUL. STAFF FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. July 24, 2014
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