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Varsity Inn South Hotel - Columbus

1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43212  show map
 2 stars
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Varsity Inn South Hotel - Columbus

Free Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Swimming pool
Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Wheelchair access
Pets allowed

Verified Reviews:

  • Staff was extremely courteous - Bed was very comfortable - Carpet was clean in my room
  • Tv has no remote control - Rooms were clean - Few blocks from a nice jogging path
  • Place was super clean - Nice fridge with microwave and a nice tv - Wifi did not work once
  • Free wi-fi is available - Free wi-fi is available - Beds were comfortable
  • Room was clean - Staff was friendly - Wi-fi in the lobby is good - Outdoor pool area

Overview

The budget 2-star Varsity Inn South Hotel offers non-smoking guestrooms. The building was renovated in 2005.

This hotel is about 21 km away from Columbus Zoo. Nestled in the university district and 4 km from the city center.

The hotel is surrounded by restaurants, a stadium and an oceanarium.

Varsity Inn South Hotel can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Port Columbus Intl airport.

Rooms

Varsity Inn South Hotel offers 119 rooms fitted with high-speed internet, cable television, a safe, a wet bar and a microwave for a comfortable stay in Columbus. Other comforts include coffee/tea makers and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests can eat at Bob Evans Farms Restaurant and Cap City Diner, situated within a 5-minute walk of the venue.

Services

Aside from allergy-free rooms, a storage room and parking, guests can make use of 24-hour reception, laundry and ironing service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   119.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site car park
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors

Services

  • Wake up service

Business

  • Meeting room

Spa & Leisure

  • Swimming pool

Room features

  • Air conditioning

Media

  • Television
  • Telephone

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43212

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Airports
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Bob Evans Farms Restaurant
    300 ft
  • Cap City Diner--Grandview (cuisine: American, Californian)
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    119

Rooms and availability

Varsity Inn South Hotel Location

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Local attractions

  • Schiller Park3.7 mi
    1069 Jaeger St
  • Easton Town Center7.2 mi
    160 Easton Town Ctr
  • Motts Military Museum11.6 mi
    5075 South Hamilton Rd.
  • Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens4.2 mi
    1777 E Broad St
  • Polaris Fashion Place 11.1 mi
    1500 Polaris Pkwy

Restaurants nearby

  • Bob Evans Farms Restaurant300 ft

    Address: 1455 Olentangy River Rd
    Phone: (614) 421-0090

    62% likes this, based on 35 reviews

  • Columbus Fish Market--Grandview1300 ft

    Address: 1245 Olentangy River Rd
    Phone: (614) 291-3474

    83% likes this, based on 119 reviews
    Price Range: USD 43 - USD 82

  • Bravo Cucina Italiana1900 ft

    Address: 1803 Olentangy River Rd.
    Phone: 614.291.8210

    74% likes this, based on 51 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • Cap City Diner--Grandview1000 ft

    Address: 1299 Olentangy River Rd
    Phone: (614) 291-3663

    74% likes this, based on 193 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Californian
    Price Range: USD 21 - USD 30

  • Johnny Rocket's - Olentangy River Rd1900 ft

    Address: 1787 Olentangy River Rd.
    Phone: (614) 291-8239

    Price Range: USD 0 - USD 20

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    119

Varsity Inn South Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Varsity Inn South Hotel

6.0
GoodBased on25 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
6.3
Service
7.4
Location
9.3

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    7.0

    It was a reasinable proce for the facilities; 1. Did not have the room we reserved ( 2 double beds) 2. Made good by giving us an extra room at NC.

    1. The light in the bathroom in 254 apparently was out. 2. Ice was down 16 steps and 180 yards away - ridiculous; there were other rroms another 50 yards away.. 3.A continental breakfast would have been nice.

  • Single
    9.6

    Loved the convenience of the drive through check in and check out. Have never seen that. Saved time usually spent parking and then re-parking. The room was clean and fresh, and the beds were fabulous. It was a big help to have the refrigerator and microwave in the room and parking at the door. I accidentally demagnitized my key, and the staff member who "refreshed" it was funny and understanding. Access to the osu campus was excellent.

  • Couple
    5.0

    I really appreciated how friendly the staff was for us.

    I would never stay at this hotel again. The sinks didn't drain, there was no hot water...we ended up staying in 3 different rooms over the course of 2 nights and weren't comped for any of it. Awful!

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    Very convenient to osu and the three restaurants right in the parking lot made eating simple. Check-in & check-out went very quickly.

    Train tracks very close to rear building can be somewhat noisy.

  • Older travelers
    4.6

    Location

    The water was not hot~~We were awakened at 1am by the people next door pounding on the door. I could not get the Sr. discount because I booked through you.

  • Single
    5.8

    I liked the check in at any hour

  • Family with children
    7.4

    Our first room stunk of cigarettes smoke and was supposed to be non smoking. The next room they gave us was trashed and not yet cleaned. The final room was nice and clean.

  • Older travelers
    5.0

    Location was about it.

    The pool was not available for one day and our room was falling apart. Bathtub faucet was coming out of wall, towel rack was torn down and bathroom celing peeling.

  • Family with children
    8.2

    It was close to the meetings we had to attend. Restaurants were within walking distance. Easy access to your room from your car for unpacking your belongings. Pricing was reasonable. Very clean room. One of the closest hotels to get to osu without getting into a lot of traffic.

    The only thing I would complain about was when I booked this hotel, I didn't realize how close the train track was and how often a train would come through while trying to sleep. Our room was next to the track and it was very loud all the time. I'm a light sleeper, so it kept me awake whenever it would come through.I Would highly recommend it for anyone that wouldn't be bothered by the train coming through while trying to sleep or with children that enjoy trains. You can look out your window or go to the parking lot and watch the trains during the day.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    The refrigerator was not working and reported it to the front desk and it was never fixed other than all was good

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Close to osu Hospital.

    Toilet too low and bed too high.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    clean, affordable, drive up check-in

    television is way to the left of the bed

  • Single
    5.0

    It was close to where I wanted to be and Tim Horten's was right in frnt of it.

    The noise from 315 was loud. I found a dead bug on one of the beds. The shower faucet drips.

  • Couple
    4.6

  • 7.2

How to reach hotel

hotel Varsity Inn South Hotel - Columbus Columbus location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43212

Get directions
Airports
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Bob Evans Farms Restaurant
    300 ft
  • Cap City Diner--Grandview (cuisine: American, Californian)
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    119