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Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we stayed here, one of us had a night shift schedule, so we needed a place with good blackout curtains. The curtains did well enough, and the staff was courteous enough to put us in a room with windows facing away from the morning sun. We really appreciated that.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Reasonable lodgings that hit all the basics and then some. Clean and bright, helpful staff, refreshments in the lobby, good breakfast options, and even a small bar at night. And my husband swears by the pillows!

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Youngstown, Ohio
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recently stayed at this Hilton garden location for a conference. The hotel was nice and staff was helpful, friendly and accommodating. Rooms were clean and it was quiet. I was disappointed with the fact that breakfast was not included in the price. I felt it was a bit expensive considering I was unable to get a king room and...

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Thank John R
Sandusky, Ohio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone was very nice and accommodating and nice shuttle to the OSU game. Didn't have to worry about getting in the traffic, just enjoyed the pick up service. Early check in was available even on a fully booked day. rooms were clean and beds were very comfortable. Great location to go to the game.

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Inwood, West Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

My adult daughter and I stayed here over Thanksgiving. Room had two queen beds and a really comfy armchair with footstool. I like to get a cup of coffee and relax in a nice chair with a good book before breakfast, so the chair was greatly appreciated. We got the B&B package with hot breakfast--delicious. Staff was very friendly and...

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Boardman, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish this was the best service and wait staff that I have experienced. Rooms were clean with very comfortable beds. The lobby was the first tip off that my stay would be great it was warm and inviting. I would stay here over any hotel in the University area.

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Thank Alan S
Oakdale, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth staying, excellent property with great service and staff. You won't be disappointed. Rooms extremely well kept and clean. Breakfast offers a generous variety and reasonably priced at 10 dollars.

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John B, Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area, responded to this review

Dear deanh753, I would like to thank you for your kind words. We hope in the future we can accommodate you again. I will pass on your comments to the entire staff!! Thank you,

Old Washington, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel staff was helpful and friendly. Rooms were clean and nice looking. Staff was more than willing to help with all questions and concerns. I would recommend this hotel. Location was good also. I was there for a business meeting and would love to stay here again.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice hotel. The staff are excellent and the service was very good. The rooms are well-equipped; on par with the brand. Location could be better for nightlife, but shuttle takes you out. I would stay here again.

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Hewiitt, WI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to town for the USA vs. MEX game and stayed here because it was close to the MAPFRE. The hotel is very close to the OSU campus. As such, many sports teams stay here which is pretty cool. When we were there, the UCONN hockey team and the Rutgers and Penn State volleyball teams were here. If you're...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area hotel near Ohio State University and Jerome Schottenstein Center, home of Buckeye basketball and ice hockey. Enjoy a convenient location minutes from Short North Arts and Entertainment District, Ohio State University Hospital, and the Greater Columbus Convention Center. There are all kinds of attractions near Ohio State University. Bring the kids to experience the Electrostatic Generator at COSI, Center for Science and Industry, or visit Jungle Jack and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Whether you're in Columbus, Ohio on business or to tailgate at the Buckeye's football game, we'll provide a comfortable hotel room near Ohio State University to help you feel at home. Enjoy a comfortable bed, in-room hospitality center, and a flat-screen HDTV. Appreciate features such as complimentary wired and wireless WiFi, a modern fitness center, an indoor pool and free parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area

Address: 3232 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202-1519
Region: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Price Range: ₹ 7,288 - ₹ 17,436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area 3*
Number of rooms: 158
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Also Known As:
Hilton Garden Inn Columbus-University Area Hotel Columbus
Hilton Columbus
Columbus Hilton
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Columbus
#16 Family Hotel in Columbus
#20 Business Hotel in Columbus
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“I always ask for the top floor away from the Elevators and Ice Machines.”
 of 5 bubbles goldenoneOhio, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I originally asked for connecting rooms and they even were going to arrange that. They are very accommodating to their guests.”
 of 5 bubbles ksherman4753, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms further away from Olentangy Road are quieter, that is, the back side of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles N_skier, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Along the river side is nicest. Hotel is set back, so pretty quiet all over.”
  • You can see the Olentangy river and a park to the right middle.
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  • Comfy bed and chair.
  • Clean shower and new curtain
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  • Coffee and mw and fridge area.
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 of 5 bubbles findwine, 6 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in 307 facing front. Would have preferred higher floor for river view, but rooms available were next to the smoking rooms, 501-505.”
 of 5 bubbles LuvsOurTravels, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
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