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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu, an IHG Hotel

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Front of property - evening/night
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Standard Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu, an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu, an IHG Hotel

2.5 star property

8.0/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
Map
3045 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH, 43202

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOhio State University6 min walk
  • Popular LocationSchottenstein Center2 min drive
  • Popular LocationWhetstone Park4 min drive
  • AirportColumbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.)18 min drive

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About this area

Columbus

Located in Columbus, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu, an IHG Hotel is in the city center. Champions of Columbus Golf Course and Golf Club of Dublin are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Jack Nicklaus Museum and Ohio State Fairgrounds. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Schottenstein Center or Value City Arena.

What's nearby

  • Ohio State University - 6 min walk
  • Schottenstein Center - 2 min drive
  • Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum - 4 min drive
  • Whetstone Park - 4 min drive
  • Ohio Stadium - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • John Glenn Columbus Intl. Airport (CMH) - 18 min drive

Restaurants

  • Bob Evans - 4 min walk
  • El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant - 5 min walk
  • Fortune Chinese Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • Sonic - 8 min walk
  • Raising Cane's - 8 min walk

About this property

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu, an IHG Hotel

Hotel in the city center
Consider a stay at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu, an IHG Hotel and take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, a free roundtrip airport shuttle, and a library. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as dry cleaning/laundry services and a 24-hour gym.
Additional perks include:
  • An indoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • A free area shuttle, multilingual staff, and ATM/banking services
  • A front desk safe, smoke-free premises, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say good things about the breakfast, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 100 individually furnished rooms feature thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and wet bars, as well as amenities like free WiFi and air conditioning. Guests reviews give good marks for the spacious rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Pillowtop mattresses and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and hair dryers
  • 42-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, refrigerators, and microwaves

Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Hindi, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Free roundtrip airport shuttle from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Free area shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast

Things to do

  • 24-hour gym
  • Indoor pool
  • Library

Family friendly

  • Free area shuttle
  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour and ticket assistance

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • 999 square feet of conference space
  • Meeting room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Grab bar in shower
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height door lock
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible gym
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-width doorways

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Blackout drapes
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV with premium cable channels
  • iPod dock

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Wet bar

More

  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free daily newspapers
  • Free local calls
  • Heating
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 30.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Pool access available from 5:30 AM to 11 PM
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

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Frequently asked questions

Does Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu, an IHG Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool. Pool access is from 5:30 AM–11 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu, an IHG Hotel?

As of Feb 2, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu, an IHG Hotel on Feb 22, 2023 start from $94.99, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu, an IHG Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu, an IHG Hotel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu, an IHG Hotel?

Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu, an IHG Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu, an IHG Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's a free airport shuttle.

Where is Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbus Univ Area - Osu, an IHG Hotel located?

Located in the heart of Columbus, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jack Nicklaus Museum and Ohio State University. OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and Schottenstein Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Reviews

8.0

Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 476 out of 1034 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 46%
Rating 8 - Good. 327 out of 1034 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 32%
Rating 6 - Okay. 91 out of 1034 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 9%
Rating 4 - Poor. 66 out of 1034 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 6%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 74 out of 1034 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 7%

8.4/10

Cleanliness

8.5/10

Staff & service

7.9/10

Amenities

8.2/10

Property conditions & facilities

7.8/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Excellent

James

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was very close to OSU and safe. Also it has a nice sized breakfast area. We liked the option of using the pool and hot tub. The staff was friendly and helpful.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

2/10 Terrible

Ryan, White Lake

Traveled with group, Business traveler
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Terrible check in, wrong keys multiple times up and down the elevator that barely works. Entire floors under construction and doing work at NIGHT! No power at any outlet next to bed, no dining options. Would never ever ever stay here again.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

4/10 Poor

John

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Room was undergoing renovation. Did not look at all like online photos. Contractor was not finished and some furniture was missing, but they rented the room at full price anyway. When I complained to the front desk the manager was very dismissive and his only response was to blame the contractor and covid. Also, the wifi is very slow and buggy. The breakfast was mediocre. Some equipment in the gym was out of order. Of the four similar motels we have stayed at on this trip, all were fine except for this one. I really don’t recommend it.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

6/10 Okay

Heather

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

8/10 Good

Christopher

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Almost everything was perfect except a few minor things. First, we found used towels and food in our room that house keeping missed. And second, the breakfast food is somewhat close to the front door so it was only 60 degrees trying to have breakfast.

10/10 Excellent

Laura

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Front desk clerk was very friendly and helpful
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

6/10 Okay

Roger

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Cleanliness
Close to OSU

6/10 Okay

Kayla

Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Disliked: Cleanliness
i found a bandaid under the bed that did not come from me.

10/10 Excellent

Racine, Oak park

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The front desk staff was excellent and pleasant.

10/10 Excellent

Robert

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Staff was great