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 Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry
Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Facilities for kids

Cribs/ Baby cots

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
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Exterior corridors

Services

  • Laundry
  • Wake up service

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

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

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 1 year
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
2 - 10 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

Get directions
City Center
  • Columbus
    3.9 km
Airports
  • Port Columbus Intl (CMH)
    11.5 km
  • Rickenbacker (LCK)
    21.3 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Bob Evans Farms Restaurant
    70 m
  • Cap City Diner--Grandview (cuisine: American, Californian)
    290 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    119

Rooms and availability

Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Ironing facilities
  • Free local calls
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Standard King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Ironing facilities
  • Free local calls
  • Bathroom:Roll in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Wet bar
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Mini King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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Room Description:

Standard|Mini King Non Smoking

Varsity Inn South Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • Victorian Village1.6 km
  • Italian Village2.4 km

Places of interest

  • Greater Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau2.8 km

Convention centers

  • Greater Columbus Convention Center2.8 km
  • SegAway Tours of Columbus2.8 km

Sport related

  • Ohio Stadium1.7 km
  • Columbus Blue Jackets - Nationwide Arena2.8 km

Amusement

  • LC Pavilion2.5 km
  • Jillian's2.6 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Greater Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau2.8 km

Stadiums

  • Value City Arena2.1 km

Museums

  • Jack Nicklaus Museum2.0 km
  • Ohio Craft Museum2.1 km
  • Ohio Designer Craftsmen2.1 km
  • Columbus Junior Theatre2.6 km

Parks

  • Pierce Field1.0 km
  • Grandview Heights Parks and Rec2.0 km
  • Goodale Park2.3 km
  • MC Kinley Field2.6 km

Halls

  • ON MY Own Inc1.4 km
  • Mershon Auditorium1.9 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Ohio State College of Medicine700 m
  • OH State Univ Clg of Dentistry1.2 km
  • Ohio State University2.2 km

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Ohio State University College of Medicine - Columbus900 m
  • Ohio State Univ Medical Center900 m
  • Arthur G James Cancer Hospital1.1 km
  • Doctors Hospital1.5 km

Public parking

  • Ohio State University1.9 km

College Campuses

  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law1.6 km

Local attractions

  • Middle West Spirits1.8 km
    1230 Courtland Ave
  • Wexner Center for the Arts2.0 km
    1871 North High Street, Columbus
  • Jazz Arts Group2.0 km
    930 North High Street, Columbus
  • Ohio State University 2.0 km
    N High St between 11th and Lane Aves.
  • The Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center2.0 km
    555 Borror Dr

Near the hotel

  • Ohio Stadium1.5 km
    410 Woody Hayes Dr.

    Restaurants nearby

    • Bob Evans Farms Restaurant70 m

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

      62% likes this, based on 35 reviews

    • Columbus Fish Market--Grandview380 m

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

      83% likes this, based on 119 reviews
      Price Range: ZAR 505 - ZAR 963

    • Bravo Cucina Italiana570 m

      Address: 1803 Olentangy River Rd.
      Phone: 614.291.8210

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

    • Cap City Diner--Grandview290 m

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

      74% likes this, based on 193 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Californian
      Price Range: ZAR 246 - ZAR 352

    • Johnny Rocket's - Olentangy River Rd560 m

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

      Price Range: ZAR 0 - ZAR 235

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

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

    Average guest rating

    6.0out of 10
    Good
    Based on 25 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    9.3
    Rooms
    6.3
    Service
    7.4
    Value
    4.6

    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
    City Center
    • Columbus
      3.9 km
    Airports
    • Port Columbus Intl (CMH)
      11.5 km
    • Rickenbacker (LCK)
      21.3 km
    • Bus stop
      200 m
    Restaurants
    • Bob Evans Farms Restaurant
      70 m
    • Cap City Diner--Grandview (cuisine: American, Californian)
      290 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of rooms:
      119