THE VARSITY INN

1445 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43212 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-230-4134
2.0 Star Suburban Hotel in Franklin County
39.98922-83.02596
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3.0/ 5

Based on 112 guest reviews

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  • Has an outdoor pool!
  • 119 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 12:00pm
  • Group score of 5.8/10

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Local Attractions

Many fine dining and casual restaurants within blocks. A strip mall with movie theatre as well.

Verified Reviews of The Varsity Inn

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"False representation of Varsity Inn and condition of hotel."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
The service and neighborhood were a sad disappointment. Originally, I thought I was staying at a property with the OSU name, very misleading. The staff was absolutely horrible about handling everything. The exterior of the hotel was unkempt and disrepair. Almost cancelled my stay because of conditions.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
15-Jun-2016 Verified Review
Response from Management on 20-Jun-2016:
Gary - I appreciate you taking the time to give us a review and sorry to hear we disappointed you. I would like the opportunity to discuss the issues in more detail with you. Please feel free to reach me at the hotel. Thank You.
"Not what I expected."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Would not stay at this property again. Rooms need updating. Towels have a yellowed, dirty look to them. I use better quality towels to wash my vehicles at home. The pictures online showing the property are misleading.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
02-Jul-2014 Verified Review
"Great location, clean."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
The handicapped bathroom was huge. The location was excellent.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
13-May-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Fri May 02 to Sat May 03 2014 at a $112.99 average nightly rate.

Customer Reviews of The Varsity Inn

3.0 out of 5. Based on 112 guest reviews, Average

Property Description

The Varsity Inn OSU is close to downtown's business and arena district, with rooms near Wexner Medical Center at OSU, The Ohio State University campus, Ohio Stadium and many area attractions. We also offer high-speed wireless Internet access.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:4:00pm
Check Out:12:00pm
Year of Last Renovation:2015
Floors:2
Rooms:119
Corridors:All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:119
Handicap Rooms:4
Suites:0
Room Windows:Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:0
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 2.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 1.0 Mi
Pool Info:
We have a Seasonal Outdoor Pool open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24 hours in advance
Nightly Parking:0
Total Taxes:17.50%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 7.50%
Occupancy Tax:10.00%
Additional Person Fee: 5.00 Per Person

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pets allowed up to 80 lbs. $10/per stay plus tax.


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Central location
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Electronic key card
  • Fax available
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Fifteen minutes away from the airport.

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Group vs. Individual Rates at The Varsity Inn

Rate fluctuations of The Varsity Inn

The graph above is trends of room rates for both our group prices and the lowest online individual prices we could find at the time the group/meeting offer was submitted. The best group discount displayed is 7.0% in the month of March 2017 and the highest average individual rate is $107 in the month of March 2017. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at The Varsity Inn in a month when rates are lower.

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