Guests
All properties in Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

The Varsity Inn

Suburban hotel in Columbus

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
A$145

Image gallery

  • Hotel Front
  • Hotel Front
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed - Bathroom
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking - Bathroom
  • Hotel Front
Hotel Front. Image 1 of 35.
1 / 35Hotel Front
1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, 43212, OH, United States of America
6.8.Good.
  • Rude staff. Vending machine stole Our money, front desk was rude when told about the…

    Sep. 18, 2021

  • Very professional establishment

    Sep. 18, 2021

See all 1,224 reviews

Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • gap period enforced between guest stays24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Convenient
Easy parking
Dining options
Walkable
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 119 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Vending machine
  • Free WiFi and free parking

For families

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Hydromassage showerhead

What’s around

  • Ohio State University - 4 min walk
  • Ohio State Medical Center - 14 min walk
  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center - 16 min walk
  • James Cancer Hospital - 19 min walk
  • Ohio Stadium - 24 min walk
  • Newport Music Hall - 29 min walk

Book this property and collect stamps after your stay

Remember, collect 10 stamps, get 1 reward* night

Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Ohio State University - 4 min walk
  • Ohio State Medical Center - 14 min walk
  • Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center - 16 min walk
  • James Cancer Hospital - 19 min walk
  • Ohio Stadium - 24 min walk
  • Newport Music Hall - 29 min walk
  • Schottenstein Center - 30 min walk
  • Wexner Center for the Arts - 31 min walk
  • Jack Nicklaus Museum - 31 min walk
  • Goodale Park - 35 min walk
  • Columbus Children's Theatre - 2 mi / 3.2 km

Getting around

  • Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) - 13 min drive
map
See on map
1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, 43212, OH, United States of America

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 119 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • Restrictions apply*
  • 2 per room (up to 100 lbs)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Things to do

  • Golfing nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 2

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 27-inch TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

PetsPay at property

  • Pet deposit: USD 10.00 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation for details on pet restrictions

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Policies

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.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, The Varsity Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 100 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 10 per accommodation, per stay, and there's also a deposit of USD 10.00 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cap City Fine Diner (4-min walk), Brazenhead Irish Pub (10-min walk), and Bravo! (10-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Hollywood Casino (11-min drive) and Scioto Downs (15-min drive) are both nearby.
6.8.Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best spot to see the Buckeyes!

    As usual the Varsity Inn was my choice over all other Columbus hotels for a game due to price and location. Loved it!

    Luke, 1 night family trip, Sep. 18, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 2.0.Poor

    Won’t stay there again

    The room has bugs and a dirty used qtip was by my bed. Gross. It’s been old but it should be clean. Air also didn’t work well.

    Judi E, 1 night family trip, Sep. 11, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 2.0.Poor

    Loud music til 5:30 am :(

    We have stayed here many times over the past 5+ years. It's always hit or miss. This stay was a huge miss. There was a party with very loud music going on near our room until 5:30 am and management did nothing to stop it. Extremely displeased.

    Nanette, 1 night family trip, Sep. 4, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    7/10 stay

    Booked last minute so I understand that value may not be what I was looking for. The room had a pungent cigarette odor which I do not mind, and there was a large burn in the duvet cover, which again I do not mind. However I didn’t mention this to the office so I just hope I don’t get charged as I didn’t smoke in the room/burn the blanket. The bed was comfy and I loved the accessible shower as well as the shower chair. I booked the day of and had a super low budget so I understand the value/quality was a get what you pay for scenario. Definitely will plan better next time I go to Columbus

    alison, 3 night trip, Sep. 2, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good stay, good location

    Good stay. Clean, big room. Friendly staff.

    Craig, 2 night trip, Sep. 1, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 4.0.Fair

    Property was in poor condition and dirty. Very unappealing. I do not recommend

    Jared, 1 night trip, Aug. 21, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 4.0.Fair

    Not recommended

    Drab rooms, dirty linens and towels, no daily room cleaning, not very clean. Shower was new.

    Timothy, 3 night family trip, Aug. 19, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 4.0.Fair

    Just not the cleanest hotel. Needed to change rooms due to uncleanliness

    Rhett, 1 night family trip, Aug. 7, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Columbus

    Great stay , only issue room smelled like it was smoke in

    Brian, 2 night trip with friends, Aug. 6, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 4.0.Fair

    If you want dirty sheets and bugs… stay here!

    There are more expensive, nicer hotels right next door. You may think this is a good alternative to save money and be in the same location. It is NOT. We arrived with two connected rooms. None of the beds had a comforter on them, only what seemed to be stained and/or DIRTY sheets and pillowcases. There was only one bath towel in the bathroom (no washcloths, face towels, etc.) To top it all off there were both LIVE and DEAD bugs in the bathroom. Little bugs were crawling around and dead bugs laid in the corners. So gross and disgusting.

    Brandee, 2 night family trip, Aug. 4, 2021

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

See all 1,224 reviews