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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the varsity inn south on dec 22nd and i enjoyed my stay there. The king size room was very nice and the bed was comfortable. The room also had a microwave and fridge. They had lemon scented lotion and soap which was very nice. They have a wendys and bob evans restaurant thats close walking distance and...

Thank mrwilliams85
San Jose, CA
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Checked in for a stay over a non-football weekend. I can honestly say this is the worst hotel stay I have had in quite some time. The A/C was very noisy, and switched on and off frequently. The bathroom door didn't close all the way, which in a room of this size (small) is problematic. There was mold around the...

3Thank CasualHockeyFan
Lima, Ohio
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I've stayed here several times during medical visits to Columbus. It is a very basic motel - no breakfast, and the outside pool has been closed during several of my summer visits - but the price is reasonable and Bob Evans and Tim Horton's are just steps away. I have only once had an issue with room maintenance and that...

Thank GJK_12
var1445, General Manager at Varsity Inn, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to give us a review. We do have many eateries nearby along with shopping. I am glad to hear your maintenance issue was addressed. We look forward to your next stay with us.

Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I am still staying this hotel. Today is my 29th consecutive day staying at this hotel. I booked the hotel from Japan from Oct 9 to Nov 8, 2016 for 2 persons. We have been told that we have no available room for two football weekend (Oct 28-29 & Nov 4-5). The other days they took our reservation at the...

1Thank Shahnewaj M
var1445, General Manager at Varsity Inn, responded to this review

I thank you for submitting a review and apologize for the miscommunication. I appreciate you staying with us while visiting The Ohio State University Area.

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed at varsity inn for a campus visit and a football game at Ohio State. Clean, comfy beds, and great location. About a 15-20 wall to the stadium. Bob Evans in the parking lot, Tim Hortons right next door, and Target was also a quick walk. Drive thru check in was nice

Thank Jamie G
var1445, General Manager at Varsity Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! I will pass on the on positive notes to our team. We are definitely surrounded by many options for shopping and eating along with OSU being a mile away. We look forward to your next visit with us.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I selected this hotel because I am allergic to dust mite and the hotel bragged about availability of hypo-alergenic bed. I almost chocked when I enter the room they provided me; the previous guest was a smoker. I had to ask for another room. The second room they gave me was the dirtiest room I have ever seen. The hotel...

Thank meseretyilma78
var1445, General Manager at Varsity Inn, responded to this review

I thank you for taking the time to give us a review as the feedback assists us in improving issues. Unfortunately, guests do smoke in our Non-Smoking rooms as we are 100% Non-Smoking now. I am happy to hear the team was able to assist you getting checked out early.

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night as we were attending a nearby Halloween event. Craig made check in actually FUN!! Nikka was helpful friendly on the phone. Awesome bed pillows.. shower. 1 more trash bin would b nice!

2Thank Elizabethsmom1999
var1445, General Manager at Varsity Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! I will pass on the kudos to the team! I am happy to hear you think the pillows are awesome as we have replaced all bedding and pillows with our renovation. We look forward to your next stay with us.

Holland, Ohio
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Stayed this last fri nite and sat nite. Front desk check in was friendly, fast, and staff was very pleasant. We wound up changing the type of room with no difficulty, Thank You staff for that. Room was clean once we got it, however, sat clean up was not so good. Bed was kidda just thrown together, towels were just...

Thank JOHN P
var1445, General Manager at Varsity Inn, responded to this review

John - Thank you for taking the time to give us a review with honest feedback. I will pass on the kudos and room for improvements to the team. I am happy to hear they were able to assist in a room type change at check in. We look forward to your next stay when in the area.

Lima, Ohio
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Bedbugs! When I was leaving there was Orkin truck at a room a few doors down. Dirty bathroom and floors!Worst hotel I have ever stayed in! Here with my mom while receiving treatment at OSU! Very unclean and bathroom was full of dirt and mold! I would not recommend this hotel for a dog! Very noisy not only are people...

1Thank Kim S
var1445, General Manager at Varsity Inn, responded to this review

I thank you for your review and apologize for the noise. We do preventative maintenance with Orkin to ensure we do not have a pest issue for our guests. Unfortunately, we do have a railroad directly behind us. I am always available if you would like to discuss the issues with your room. Thank You, Robyn

Fombell, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Had to go to Columbus for my dogs surgery and stayed at Varsity Inn South both times. Extremely satisfied with the front desk and the cleanliness of the room. The bed was very comfortable and we were able to get to sleep quickly since it was quiet. Definitely would recommend it to anyone looking for an inexpensive but very nice...

Thank sharidee66
var1445, General Manager at Varsity Inn, responded to this review

It was my pleasure! I hope all went well with the dogs! Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We look forward to your next visit and I will pass on the Kudos to the team.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Varsity Inn

Address: 1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212-1449
Region: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Price Range: €63 - €126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Varsity Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 119
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“Stay as far away from the train tracks as possible”
  • Mold on the shower head
  • Bathroom door that wouldn't close
 of 5 bubbles CasualHockeyFan, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid this hotel by any means!!”
 of 5 bubbles kimsJ3790RD, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“my room was 204 very nice clean and a comfy bed”
 of 5 bubbles beverliep2015, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Choose the B Building if you want to be away from it all. Very Quiet,”
 of 5 bubbles eqjdr, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on east side may be quieter, west side backs on railroad tracks.”
 of 5 bubbles Toomdc, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
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