Varsity Inn South Hotel - Columbus

1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, 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

Parking on request

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Facilities for kids

Cribs available

Wheelchair access

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

Varsity Inn South Hotel is a 2-star property situated about 1.8 km from Ohio Stadium, Ohio State University and Arena District. The hotel opened its doors in 1988 and was remodeled in 2005.

Located in a shopping area with a stadium and restaurants, guests will see why Varsity Inn South Hotel is admired by many tourists. It is about 4 km away from the center of Columbus.

The hotel enjoys a convenient location within 15 minutes' drive from Port Columbus Intl airport.

Rooms

Varsity Inn South Hotel offers 119 guestrooms appointed with cable television, complimentary wireless internet and a work desk with all the sights of Columbus within easy access. Bathrooms come with a hairdryer, a bathtub and a shower.

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 parking, allergy friendly rooms and a baggage storage, guests can make use of ironing service, 24-hour front desk and wake up service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   119.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking on request
  • Free parking
  • Free on-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Exterior corridors

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

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

  • from  4 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 10 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Varsity Inn South Hotel - Columbus Columbus location
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Hotel Address:

1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, United States, 43212

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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

Standard Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Double bed

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Standard King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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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

  • Goodale Park1.9 km
    Front Street and Goodale Avenue, Columbus
  • Short North Arts District2.4 km
    120 W Goodale St, Columbus
  • Ohio State Fairgrounds3.2 km
    717 E 17th Ave, Columbus
  • Ohio Craft Museum2.1 km
    1665 W Fifth Ave, Columbus
  • Arena District2.7 km
    Columbus, OH

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: GBP 31 - GBP 60

  • 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: GBP 15 - GBP 22

  • Johnny Rocket's - Olentangy River Rd560 m

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

    Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 14

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:

Rooms
6.3
Service
7.4
Value
4.6
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

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Hotel Address:

1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, 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