DAYS INN COLUMBUS FAIRGROUNDS

1700 Clara St., Columbus, OH 43211 United States (USA)
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2.0 Star Convention Center Motel in Franklin County
39.99927-82.98625
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3.0/ 5

Based on 346 guest reviews

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  • Outdoor pool at hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • 117 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 2 floors in property
  • Check in: 3.00
  • Check out: 11.00
  • Group booking rating of 7.5/10

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Local Attractions

Ohio Expo Center, Ohio State Fair, Downtown Columbus, Nationwide Arena, Columbus Convention Center

Verified Reviews of Days Inn Columbus Fairgrounds

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"This was the worst hotel I ever stayed in."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
This hotel was awful. It smelled horrible, the lock didn't work properly, the phone was nonfunctional, the TV was old and outdated, there was a hole in the floor carpet, the bathroom floor was dirty, there were holes in my sheets, the pillows were small, and the water flooded through the ceiling. Need I say more?
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
24-Jul-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Jul 23 to Thu Jul 24 2014 at a $112.87 average nightly rate.
"Average experience"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
The hotel was fine for the price range. Clean but old.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
04-May-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Fri May 02 to Sun May 04 2014 at a $85.00 average nightly rate.
"Lumpy mattress"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Mattress was uncomfortable. TV has a yellow green picture. However the room was clean.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
13-Apr-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Sat Apr 12 to Sun Apr 13 2014 at a $102.00 average nightly rate.

Summary of Verified Reviews

Summary of 342 verified reviews

48
Poor

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Good accessibility by car.

“Convenient to the fairgrounds” “True desk and chair”

Good City Hotel Top 32% in city
Good Budget Hotel Top 37% in city

Good to know

  • Dirty room

    “Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy”

  • Poor bathroom

    “Bath towels were very thin” “Toilet did not flush”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Ac didn't work” “Bath towels were very thin”

  • TV is not good

    “Old tv” “No remote control for the TV”

Review highlights

Location

73/100
54 reviews

Great location with excellent sightseeing. Excellent parking and car access.

“Close to the fair grounds” “Convenient to the fairgrounds” “Close to downtown”

Breakfast

59/100
29 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“Good decent breakfast in the morning” “Fairly good breakfast” “Weak breakfast”

Service

54/100
63 reviews

Relatively friendly and professional service. Reception and management are fine.

“Attendant was rude” “Staff are rude and absolutely unprofessional” “True desk and chair”

Comfort

38/100
83 reviews

Noisy room lacking in comfort. Small rooms, with uncomfortable beds and tiny bathrooms.

“Microwave made noise” “Ac didn't work” “Toilet made noise”

Cleanliness

37/100
100 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy” “Second room which was filthy”

WiFi

36/100
8 reviews

Bad internet service.

“Poor internet” “No wifi”

Food

33/100
6 reviews

Food is not good.

“Rotten apples”

Room

32/100
188 reviews

Rooms cramped, untidy, and badly-maintained. Poor furnishings, namely due to the kitchenettes, TV's and beds. Small rooms and dirty bathrooms.

“Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy” “Second room which was filthy”

Pool

0/100
10 reviews

Bad pool.

“Pool was closed” “No pool”

Ranked top 93% by families, with a score of 47

Good to know

  • Poor bathroom

    “Bath towels were very thin” “Toilet did not flush”

  • Dirty room

    “Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy”

  • Poor beds

    “Pillows were small” “Bed bug in our bed”

  • Dirty

    “Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy”

Review highlights

Value

84/100
5 reviews

Best value for money.

“Cheap motel” “Inexpensive place to stay” “Hotel parking was free of charge”

Breakfast

57/100
6 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Good decent breakfast in the morning” “Fairly good breakfast” “Weak breakfast”

Cleanliness

42/100
10 reviews

Dirty room.

“Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy” “Second room which was filthy”

Room

38/100
19 reviews

Dirty rooms with uncomfortable beds and horrible bathrooms.

“Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy” “Second room which was filthy”

Comfort

38/100
8 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds.

“Microwave made noise” “Ac didn't work” “Toilet made noise”

Ranked top 98% by couples, with a score of 45

Good to know

  • Poor beds

    “Pillows were small” “Bed bug in our bed”

  • Uncomfortable

    “Microwave made noise” “Ac didn't work”

  • Room is not nice

    “Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy”

  • Dirty

    “Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy”

Review highlights

Service

52/100
6 reviews

Service is adequate.

“Staff are rude and absolutely unprofessional” “Decent customer service” “True desk and chair”

Cleanliness

40/100
4 reviews

Dirty.

“Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy” “Second room which was filthy”

Comfort

39/100
8 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds.

“Microwave made noise” “Ac didn't work” “Toilet made noise”

Room

34/100
10 reviews

Bad rooms with subpar beds.

“Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy” “Second room which was filthy”

Ranked top 94% by business travelers, with a score of 48

Good to know

  • Great location

    “Close to the fair grounds” “Convenient to the fairgrounds”

  • Dirty room

    “Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy”

  • Room is not nice

    “Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy”

  • Dirty

    “Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy”

Review highlights

Location

66/100
5 reviews

Location is ok.

“Close to the fair grounds” “Close to the airport” “Fairgrounds across the street”

Service

52/100
6 reviews

Service is adequate.

“Friendly and helpful staff” “Manager was very nice” “True desk and chair”

Cleanliness

40/100
5 reviews

Dirty room.

“Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy” “Second room which was filthy”

Comfort

39/100
4 reviews

Uncomfortable.

“Microwave made noise” “Ac didn't work” “Toilet made noise”

Room

34/100
10 reviews

Dirty room.

“Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy” “Second room which was filthy”

Good to know

  • Dirty room

    “Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy”

  • Poor bathroom

    “Bath towels were very thin” “Toilet did not flush”

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Ac didn't work” “Bath towels were very thin”

  • TV is not good

    “Old tv” “No remote control for the TV”

Review highlights

Location

73/100
54 reviews

Great location with excellent sightseeing. Excellent parking and car access.

“Close to the fair grounds” “Convenient to the fairgrounds” “Close to downtown”

Breakfast

59/100
29 reviews

Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts.

“Good decent breakfast in the morning” “Fairly good breakfast” “Weak breakfast”

Service

54/100
63 reviews

Relatively friendly and professional service. Reception and management are fine.

“Attendant was rude” “Staff are rude and absolutely unprofessional” “Manager was very nice”

Cleanliness

37/100
100 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy” “Second room which was filthy”

Comfort

37/100
83 reviews

Generally poor comfort, particularly the beds, and A/C is lacking. Noisy, cramped rooms and bathrooms.

“Microwave made noise” “Ac didn't work” “Toilet made noise”

WiFi

36/100
8 reviews

Bad internet service.

“Poor internet” “No wifi”

Room

33/100
188 reviews

Tiny, dirty rooms with bad televisions and air conditioning. Room maintenance is lacking, as are beds, kitchenettes and furnishings. Small rooms and dirty bathrooms.

“Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy” “Second room which was filthy”

Food

33/100
6 reviews

Food is not good.

“Rotten apples”

Pool

0/100
10 reviews

Bad pool.

“Pool was closed” “No pool”

Ranked top 94% by families, with a score of 44

Good to know

  • Poor bathroom

    “Bath towels were very thin” “Toilet did not flush”

  • Dirty room

    “Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy”

  • Poor beds

    “Pillows were small” “Bed bug in our bed”

  • Dirty

    “Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy”

Review highlights

Value

84/100
5 reviews

Best value for money.

“Cheap motel” “Inexpensive place to stay” “Hotel parking was free of charge”

Breakfast

57/100
6 reviews

Breakfast is average.

“Good decent breakfast in the morning” “Fairly good breakfast” “Weak breakfast”

Cleanliness

42/100
10 reviews

Dirty room.

“Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy” “Second room which was filthy”

Room

38/100
19 reviews

Dirty rooms with uncomfortable beds and horrible bathrooms.

“Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy” “Second room which was filthy”

Comfort

38/100
8 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds.

“Microwave made noise” “Ac didn't work” “Toilet made noise”

Ranked top 98% by couples, with a score of 41

Good to know

  • Poor beds

    “Pillows were small” “Bed bug in our bed”

  • Uncomfortable

    “Microwave made noise” “Ac didn't work”

  • Room is not nice

    “Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy”

  • Dirty

    “Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy”

Review highlights

Service

52/100
6 reviews

Service is adequate.

“Sketchy staff” “Decent customer service” “Manager was very nice”

Cleanliness

40/100
4 reviews

Dirty.

“Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy” “Second room which was filthy”

Comfort

39/100
8 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds.

“Microwave made noise” “Ac didn't work” “Toilet made noise”

Room

34/100
10 reviews

Bad rooms with subpar beds.

“Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy” “Second room which was filthy”

Ranked top 92% by business travelers, with a score of 48

Good to know

  • Great location

    “Close to the fair grounds” “Convenient to the fairgrounds”

  • Dirty room

    “Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy”

  • Room is not nice

    “Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy”

  • Dirty

    “Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy”

Review highlights

Location

66/100
5 reviews

Location is ok.

“Right across from the fair grounds” “Close to the airport” “Fairgrounds across the street”

Service

52/100
6 reviews

Service is adequate.

“Friendly and helpful staff” “True desk and chair” “Hotel manager did not look surprised”

Cleanliness

40/100
5 reviews

Dirty room.

“Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy” “Second room which was filthy”

Comfort

39/100
4 reviews

Uncomfortable.

“Microwave made noise” “Ac didn't work” “Toilet made noise”

Room

34/100
10 reviews

Dirty room.

“Mold on the ceiling of the shower” “Rug was filthy” “Second room which was filthy”

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Customer Reviews of Days Inn Columbus Fairgrounds

3.0 out of 5. Based on 346 guest reviews , Average

Property Description

Our Days Inn is the most conveniently located hotel to the Ohio State Fairgrounds, Crew Stadium and the Ohio Expo Center. With just a short walk to the Fairgrounds, we are the ideal choice for your lodging needs in the area. Our hotel offers Free Continental Breakfast, Free Wireless High Speed Internet, a covered Outdoor Pool, Free Guest Parking and are adjacent to McDonald's. Each of our modern appointed rooms feature Hair Dryers, In room Safe and Full Cable Television Channels, including HBO. Make the most of your visit by choosing the convenience of the Days Inn Fairgrounds. - We are also convenient to The Ohio State University 2 miles, Ohio Stadium 3 miles, Nationwide Arena 4 miles, Children's Hospital 5 miles, Riverside Hospital 6 miles, Port Columbus International Airport 8 miles, and walking distance to State Highway Patrol Academy and Crew Stadium.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3.00
Check Out: 11.00
Year of Last Renovation: 2007
Floors: 2
Rooms: 117
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 75
Handicap Rooms:
Suites: 0
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Meeting Rooms: 0
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24 hours for individual Groups must cancel 1 month before arrival
Nightly Parking: 0
Total Taxes: 16.75%
Total Misc Fees: $1.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baby facilities in room
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Child facilities
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Hair dresser
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe in rooms
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television

Airport & Shuttle Information

Port Columbus Airport

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

About Days Inn

  • Friendly hospitality services and the best value for your budget
  • Free Daybreak Breakfast featuring healthy, nutritious options in select locations
  • Free in-room tea, coffee, and high-speed internet access
  • Daily USA TODAY newspaper based on location
  • Free Wi-Fi in guestrooms and public spaces

The Days Inn highlights above are subject to change without notice.

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