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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center

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The Holiday Inn Express Ohio State University and Expo Center hotel features complimentary high-speed wireless Internet, breakfast bar, indoor pool, fitness room and a meeting room. We also feature a variety of suite rooms including Jacuzzi and executive suites. The Holiday Inn Express Ohio State University and Expo Center hotel is located 1/2 mile from the Ohio Expo Center and Fairgrounds, Crew Stadium, and Ohio Historical Society as well as 1.3 miles from The Ohio State University. Our hotel is less than 5 minutes from downtown Columbus, the Columbus Convention Center and the Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) is a short 10 minute drive.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Indoor pool
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Conference Facilities
Heated pool
Breakfast Available
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Staying overnight to visit OSU with the kids. About 10 minutes away from the campus. Easy to get to. Stay helpful and friendly. Continential breakfast, with eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, cereal. Nice little steip up for visitors.
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Always book rooms here for my work crew when staying in Columbus. Can’t say enough about Tim and all the staff. We have always been warmly welcomed and the rooms are impeccable every time. I have not had same experience at other Columbus hotels so we don’t bother looking elsewher
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Response from Dwann T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center
Responded 5 Nov 2018
Happiness00704485643, Thank you for such wonderful words about your experience with our staff, and Tim is great! We appreciate the kind words and look forward to seeing you again!
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We have been traveling for over a week when we stayed here and at a different holiday inn express every night. This was by far the friendliest (thank you Billie!), the cleanest, the quietest and the best breakfast experience we've had so far. HIGHLY recommend and when we are back
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Response from Dwann T, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center
Responded 10 Oct 2018
nikkilattin, Thank you so much for the great review and for choosing Holiday Inn Express/Ohio State Fairgrounds! I will be sure to show Billee this awesome experience you had.
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We stayed here on our way home from NY. It is located right off of the highway. We were tired and decided to get some rest and get on with our drive the next morning. Found the hotel on my app and made the reservation. It was quite pricey for the area and the SAME NIGHTreservati
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Handy location. excellent front desk staff on check in (Katie?).Efficient. I like that the entire hotel is NOT pet friendly. There is a restaurant adjacent which is handy. I would be nice if they started breakfast at 6:00 on weekends. Had to move on so I missed out on that.
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Can I walk to the Fairground from this hotel?
Yes you can.
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We are coming into town for a buckeye game in September and will be running a little late is there a shuttle service to the stadium? Thank you. Kenny Driscoll
There was not a shuttle service when we were there.
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I am curious if your hotel is a safe walking distance to and or do you have a shuttle/taxi service for Crew Stadium on Black & Gold boulevard??
Hi Mackenzie! Thanks for asking, you are absolutely right ms0812 we are a little less than a mile. If you make a LEFT out of the hotel it is much faster, shaving about 5 minutes off your walking time! Please feel free to contact us directly at 614-216-2060 if you have any more questions! Trusha, Manager
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I am having difficulty finding out if I can specify a certain Monarch villa and reserve that exact one? This is important for me to know, because if we are not able to get the beachfront walk out - we would choose another resort where I know I can guarantee. Can you reserve a certain villa to guarantee it is available upon arrival? Can we prepay everything to assure that villa would be ours?
Hi Gobux, Thank you so much for your question! I think you may be mistaken. Our location does not have water around it as we are located in Columbus, Ohio. While we do wish we were beachfront, especially this time of year, we do not have villas at this location. Thank you for your question and please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you find the right hotel! Yours in Hospitality, Trusha
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How close are you to the Expo Center? My mother in law and I are going to a scrapbook convention there and we don't know the area very well. Thanks!
We are about 1 mile away. Thank you for your question
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"Nice size double room for families."
"Top floor away from busy street are the quietest rooms."
"Dont get room 420 there is a staff facility that staff members are in and out of at literally all hours of the night"
US$ 90 - US$ 218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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