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Courtyard Columbus Downtown

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#46 of 143 Hotels in Columbus
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the friendliest, most welcoming hotels I've ever stayed at. I am looking forward to staying there the next time I'm in Columbus. All the staff I met were genuinely friendly and were people I wanted to talk to, and were definitely NOT the forced friendly variety so often encountered in the industry. I congratulate the management...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for only one night, a Saturday in May 2017. I didn't explore Columbus too much, but the location seemed good. We were able to walk to a bar (Pins Mechanical Company) which was about 3 blocks away. The overall hotel was nice for a Courtyard. Our room was very large with 2 queen beds and a little...

Thank Martha G
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Historic building, but not in a safe part of town. My window overlooked a bus depot or something. The hotel was run down and needs to be updated. The front desk was friendly and helpful, but my experience was lousy. I don't recommend this hotel. The overall rating of this hotel is 4 stars... but there's a heck of lot...

Thank David M
Liz B, Manager at Courtyard Columbus Downtown, responded to this review

Hi David M, I'm sorry to hear you feel like our hotel is outdated. We were renovated in 2013 and were given the retro package to play off our "historic" background. We hope this doesn't sway your decision to stay with us in the future. Thanks, Liz

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The Courtyard was a great option for our one night stay. We were in town to meet family members for the night, so we didn't get to experience all the hotel had to offer! As platinum members we were upgraded to a super spacious, corner room. I wouldn't say there was much of a view, but we appreciated the additional...

Thank Sarah D
Liz B, General Manager at Courtyard Columbus Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Courtyard Columbus Downtown! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Columbus!

Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Very clean. Friendly personnel. Breakfast was very good and reasonably priced. Excellent fitness center with Life Fitness equipment. Within 2 blocks of Nationwide Arena. Near restaurants. Valet parking.

Liz B, General Manager at Courtyard Columbus Downtown, responded to this review

NYUTAX, Thank you for staying at the Courtyard Columbus Downtown! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Columbus!

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

The Courtyard Columbus is a good place to stay for business downtown. This Courtyard has all of the amenities of a typical Courtyard with the charm of a restored downtown building and additional staff services such as valet parking and assistance with your luggage. The rooms are clean and well-appointed, a little cozier than the typical Courtyard room but not...

Thank TomSwain
Liz B, General Manager at Courtyard Columbus Downtown, responded to this review

TomSwain, Thank you for staying at the Courtyard Columbus Downtown! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. I will pass along the kind words to the staff. See you next time!

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We were attending a concert at Nationwide Arena and knew this was close enough to walk, but wasn't sure just how far it was. (It's about 4 blocks). So it's a good choice if that's your reason for being in downtown Columbus! We felt very safe walking to the and from the Arena because it's a well taken care of...

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Liz B, General Manager at Courtyard Columbus Downtown, responded to this review

I'm very happy to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay with us. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience of having to deal with not one but two maintenance issues during your stay. We strive to deliver the best that our customers like you deserve with a strong suite of products, high-quality customer service and unfailing quality assurance. Unfortunately,...

canton, ohio
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My wife and I stayed at the Courtyard over the weekend while attending a show at Nationwide Arena. First, the location is perfect, only several blocks away and an easy walk. The check-in experience was first rate. While a few comments were made concerning the slowness of the valet parking, we did not experience that. The attendants were very nice...

Thank byronfay
Liz B, General Manager at Courtyard Columbus Downtown, responded to this review

Byronfay, Thank you for great review! I will pass along the kind words to my staff. We hope to see you next time! Warm Regards, Liz Buxton

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The hotel itself is pretty good, but the Valet is the worst I have ever experienced. I met my wife there for st Patrick's day and we valeted two separate cars for $23/day. They mixed up our keys, delaying us for at least an hour, then they claimed my wife's car wouldn't start and I ended up driving her to...

Thank Jacob H
Liz B, General Manager at Courtyard Columbus Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay at the Courtyard Marriott Columbus Downtown. I apologize for your recent experience with our valet service. Due to the issue I have refunded you all charges that you occurred for valet during your stay. If you have any other questions feel free to contact us back at 614-228-3200.

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The Courtyard Columbus Downtown is a comfortable property with warm, friendly staff (love that midwestern charm). The rooms are spacious and quiet. Its centrally located in walking distance to many downtown attractions. Enjoy!!!

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Liz B, General Manager at Courtyard Columbus Downtown, responded to this review

BuffettBrink, Thank you for staying at the Courtyard Columbus Downtown! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. See you next time on your next trip to Columbus! Liz Buxton

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Welcome to one of Columbus' oldest surviving hotels! Built atop a plot of land dating back to the birth of the city in 1800, the history of our hotel follows closely the transformation of Columbus, Ohio, from a sleepy pioneer town inhabited by the peace-loving Wyandot Indians and our nation's earliest settlers into today's sprawling urban conurbation and capital of our state. Built in 1911, our building has always been one of stark contrasts. Ostensibly constructed as a dry goods store, the United States Government secretly commissioned the building as a clandestine producer of uniforms and helmets in anticipation of World War I. It was around this time that the lower level of the lobby became a factory for the Wolfe Brothers' successful shoe business. Meanwhile, thousands of prison inmates from the nearby Ohio State Penitentiary were forced into unsafe and unsanitary forced labor, transported at gunpoint down an elaborate network of tunnels connecting the prison to industrial plants around the city. The remnants of this tunnel still survive today, entombed beneath the first floor bedrooms, used as storage for maintenance and housekeeping supplies. From 1954, Gene Schiller purchased the dry goods store and transformed it into a hotel, which he named "The Victorian Inn" after his daughter, Victoria, who had recently passed away. After later losing his beloved wife, Schiller committed suicide, whereupon the hotel was acquired by a bank and renamed "The Emory Inn". In 1985, the "Emory Inn" was purchased by the Best Western Company who later rebranded as a Courtyard by Marriott. All historical features and furnishings have been preserved where possible We hope you enjoy your stay with us here at the Historic Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Downtown! ... more   less 

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Address: 35 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215-2215
Region: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Price Range: €120 - €247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Columbus Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 149
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Courtyard By Marriott Columbus Downtown Hotel Columbus
Columbus Courtyard
Columbus Marriott
Courtyard Columbus Downtown Ohio
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#40 Business Hotel in Columbus
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