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The Varsity Inn

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Premium bedding, individually furnished, desk, blackout curtains
Premium bedding, individually furnished, desk, blackout curtains
Premium bedding, individually furnished, desk, blackout curtains
Premium bedding, individually furnished, desk, blackout curtains

Overview of The Varsity Inn

The Varsity Inn

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH, 43212

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationOhio State Medical Center15 min walk
  • Popular LocationJames Cancer Hospital19 min walk
  • Popular LocationOhio State University5 min drive
  • AirportColumbus, OH (CMH-John Glenn Columbus Intl.)13 min drive

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About this area

Columbus

In the business district, The Varsity Inn is in an area with good shopping. Palace Theatre and Ohio Theatre are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include COSI and Ohio State Fairgrounds. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Schottenstein Center or Nationwide Arena. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Ohio State Medical Center - 15 min walk
  • James Cancer Hospital - 19 min walk
  • Ohio Stadium - 2 min drive
  • Wexner Center for the Arts - 4 min drive
  • Ohio State University - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) - 13 min drive

Restaurants

  • Cap City Fine Diner - 4 min walk
  • Brazenhead Irish Pub - 10 min walk
  • Bravo! - 10 min walk
  • Champps Americana - 12 min walk
  • Hampton's on King - 16 min walk

About this property

The Varsity Inn

Suburban hotel in Columbus with free parking
This smoke-free hotel features a 24-hour front desk, camper van/bus/lorry parking and free WiFi in public areas. Other amenities include a vending machine. All rooms are individually furnished and offer free WiFi and free local calls. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include premium bedding and hydromassage showerheads.
The Varsity Inn offers 119 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a hydromassage showerhead, and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Conveniences

  • No lifts
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 27-inch TV
  • TV channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10, per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 10.00 per stay
Dogs and cats welcome
2 per room (up to 100 lbs/45 kg)
Service animals are exempt from fees
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 10.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 10 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

Varsity Inn South Hotel
Varsity Inn South Hotel Columbus
Varsity South Columbus
Varsity Inn Columbus
Varsity Inn
Varsity Columbus
The Varsity Inn Hotel
The Varsity Inn Columbus
The Varsity Inn Hotel Columbus

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

3.4
Rating 5 - Excellent. 325 out of 1306 reviews
5 - Excellent 25%
Rating 4 - Good. 414 out of 1306 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 244 out of 1306 reviews
3 - Okay 19%
Rating 2 - Poor. 157 out of 1306 reviews
2 - Poor 12%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 166 out of 1306 reviews
1 - Terrible 13%

3.4/5

Cleanliness

3.7/5

Staff & service

3.3/5

Amenities

3.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service
It is only a hop skip and jump from my sons!! I stay often here. It is a little run down, but comfortable.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice, clean basic room with decent TV.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very clean
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Night staff was very nice and quick. They accommodate to late check in. Overall clean and decent rooms. Better than expected. Clean bathrooms and they don’t smell lol.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Property very close to the college campus so be expecting that type of guest
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021