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It is a very old motel. It was somewhat clean. But it was not up to $160 a night standards that I'm used to paying. There were no amenities no pool no hot tub no adjoining restaurant. They had a lot of problems figuring out my reservation through orbits. Would not stay there again.

Walk way was Not cleaned after snow from 5 days earlier. Room had food wrappers, dirty carpet, shower was dirty, light bulbs missing out of lamps, alarm clock unplugged or set, vending machines empty , no coffee in lobby....

Bathrooms could be cleaner, there wasn’t a security guard on site, people where wondering the parking lot they were not staying there

1. Homeless people outside the hotel room all night long. 2. Locked out of my room for 12hrs

The property is convenient. I don’t like that there are literally spiders everywhere and that my room smells like smoke.

I stay here everytime i come home to Columbus. Honestly i bring my own cleaning supplies(staff is super nice but hotel rooms are NOT "clean" not to where its not doable tho)i just expect unwiped surfaces(drawers microwave. etc) certain rooms need new refrigerators some have a "buzzing noise" that is just irritating so i unplug but its nice to not have the buzz and utilize tbe fridge. Tile floors are clearly mopped but they should scrub the caulking between tiles weekly bc there is filth that is visible when one space is clean it crerps me out so i do it myself lol. But for location etc no lobby to walk thru etc and crazy inexpensive-bang for your buck its the best. And i wanna say again the staff is so nice i have literally taken them pizza n stuff they are extremely welcoming... esp meeka(spelling way off) super sweet.

They killed 15 fish that was in separate containers and told us we could come back for them however when i did they claimed they threw them away after leaving i got a call that they put them all in 1 cage, had them, but when again i came they disappeared yet again .lost wallet 1200 check on there abd 2w

No key cards because of leap year they said it needed to be reaet. Also for people not staying the night but stopping to sleep before drive back needs to have an hourly rate

Me and my wife always stay in the Varsity when we visit Columbus. It's not fancy but for the price it is not bad at all! The bathrooms have been remodeled and the new showers are awesome. We will stay here again.

Good location and cheap for the area, that's about all. My room's carpet was not swept, had no tissues, the coffee maker had nasty mold in it, and the towels are very thin and small. I stayed there twice and had to go request extra towels just for myself every time. Probably will be my last stay there.

The staff were awesome! Clean place, a bit outdated but clean and great location!

Olentangy River Rd Columbus OH

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk

Located within a 5-minute walk of Ohio State University, The Varsity Inn is within a 15-minute stroll of Ohio State Medical Center. The 119 rooms at this hotel include coffee makers, TVs, and premium bedding.


Rooms

All of The Varsity Inn's 119 rooms are individually furnished and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards. 27-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hydromassage showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Desks are also available.


Property features

The Varsity Inn features free WiFi in public areas and a vending machine. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Varsity Inn

Everyone (31) Couples (6) Family (11)
1
Partner Couples

It is a very old motel. It was somewhat clean. But it was not up to $160 a night standards that I'm used to paying. There were no amenities no pool no hot tub no adjoining restaurant. They had a lot of problems figuring out my reservation through orbits. Would not stay there again.

By on Sep 14, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 15, 2021

this is a old property and it is definitely in need of a face lift. thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay at our hotel. we sincerely appreciate your feedback and we are very sorry we did not exceed your expectations. your comment will help us as we continually work to improve our guest experience. thank you

2
Partner Couples Business Business

Walk way was Not cleaned after snow from 5 days earlier. Room had food wrappers, dirty carpet, shower was dirty, light bulbs missing out of lamps, alarm clock unplugged or set, vending machines empty , no coffee in lobby....

By on Feb 23, 2021

2
Everyone

By on Nov 24, 2020

4
Partner Couples

Bathrooms could be cleaner, there wasn’t a security guard on site, people where wondering the parking lot they were not staying there

By , from Steubenville, Ohio on Oct 9, 2020

1
Everyone

By on Sep 14, 2020

1
Family

1. Homeless people outside the hotel room all night long. 2. Locked out of my room for 12hrs

By , from Columbus on Aug 11, 2020

2
Family

The property is convenient. I don’t like that there are literally spiders everywhere and that my room smells like smoke.

By , from Sandusky on Jun 23, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 7, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to rate our property. We apologize for the issue you experienced.

5
Everyone

By on May 26, 2020

Review comment responded on May 29, 2020

Thank you for choosing our property, and taking the time to rate our hotel. We hope to see you again soon.

3
Family

I stay here everytime i come home to Columbus. Honestly i bring my own cleaning supplies(staff is super nice but hotel rooms are NOT "clean" not to where its not doable tho)i just expect unwiped surfaces(drawers microwave. etc) certain rooms need new refrigerators some have a "buzzing noise" that is just irritating so i unplug but its nice to not have the buzz and utilize tbe fridge. Tile floors are clearly mopped but they should scrub the caulking between tiles weekly bc there is filth that is visible when one space is clean it crerps me out so i do it myself lol. But for location etc no lobby to walk thru etc and crazy inexpensive-bang for your buck its the best. And i wanna say again the staff is so nice i have literally taken them pizza n stuff they are extremely welcoming... esp meeka(spelling way off) super sweet.

By on May 5, 2020

Review comment responded on May 15, 2020

We’re sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience with our property and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies.

2
Everyone

By on May 4, 2020

Review comment responded on May 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to rate our property.

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