Varsity Inn Osu North - Columbus

ex. Baymont Inn & Suites Columbus OSU

3246 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, United States, 43202  show map
 2 stars
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Varsity Inn Osu North - Columbus

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool


Verified Reviews:

  • Free breakfast they offer is typical - Workout room had only three pieces, but the treadmill was of excellent quality
  • Staff was very attentive - Hotel is very close to the osu campus - Wireless connection was quite good
  • Front desk was very accommodating - Bathroom is clean and has newer fixtures - Breakfast is good
  • Staff was very friendly and helpful - Breakfast included waffles, bagels, danishes - I would recommend this hotel
  • Bathroom was small, but clean - Small pool and small workout room - Beds are comfortable


The elegant 2-star Varsity Inn Osu North provides 24-hour front desk, housekeeping and laundry to ensure guests a comfortable stay. The building was renovated in 2006.

This hotel is located in a downtown area, 9.0 km from Franklin Park Conservatory. The city center lies within 8 km from the venue.

The hotel boasts close proximity to restaurants and golf courses.

Varsity Inn Osu North is within a 15-minute drive to Port Columbus Intl airport.


Rooms of Varsity Inn Osu North are appointed with complimentary wireless internet, a fridge, cable TV, a seating area and a safe. For more comfort a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower are provided.

Eat & Drink

Serving a wide range of dishes, Bob Evans Farms Restaurant and El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.


The property features free self parking and allergy friendly rooms.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2006.  Number of rooms:   92.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • No elevators
  • Exterior corridors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center


  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry

Dining facilities

  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Room toiletries


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 17 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Hotel Address:

3246 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, United States, 43202

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City Center
  • Columbus
    7.6 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
  • El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant (cuisine: Mexican)
    50 m
  • Bob Evans Farms Restaurant
    100 m
Hotel information
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    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
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Rooms and availability

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    2 persons

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    1 King-size bed

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What's nearby

Convention centers

Sport related

  • Ohio Stadium2.5 km
  • Columbus Crew Stadium3.8 km
  • Celeste Center4.1 km


  • Value City Arena1.9 km


  • Jack Nicklaus Museum2.0 km
  • Ohio Historic Preservation2.8 km
  • Ohio Historic Preservation Ofc2.8 km
  • Ohio Dance3.4 km
  • Roy L Shafer CO3.6 km
  • Ohio Historical Center4.0 km
  • Ohio Railway Museum Excursion4.3 km


  • Upper Arlington Parks and Rec2.3 km


  • Mershon Auditorium3.2 km
  • Old Time Religion Hall4.3 km
  • ON MY Own Inc4.3 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Ohio State University – Columbus1.5 km
  • Ohio State University1.8 km
  • Operator Training Committee3.1 km
  • OH State Univ Clg of Dentistry3.3 km
  • Ohio State College of Medicine3.7 km


  • Ohio State Fairgrounds3.8 km

Medical care and Hospitals

Public parking

Local attractions

  • Whetstone Park / Park of Roses1.9 km
    3923 N High St, Columbus
  • Ohio State Fairgrounds4.2 km
    717 E 17th Ave, Columbus
  • Goodale Park5.7 km
    Front Street and Goodale Avenue, Columbus
  • Ohio Historical Center4.1 km
    800 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus
  • Ohio Craft Museum4.6 km
    1665 W Fifth Ave, Columbus

Restaurants nearby

  • El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant50 m

    Address: 3230 Olentangy River Rd
    Phone: (614) 261-0900

    70% likes this, based on 57 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 26

  • Rooster's Restaurant & Bar - Olentangy River Rd250 m

    Address: 3370 Olentangy River Rd
    Phone: (614) 262-3185

    72% likes this, based on 28 reviews

  • Cafe Kabul850 m

    Address: 2831 Olentangy River Road
    Phone: 6147373481

    70% likes this, based on 20 reviews

  • Bob Evans Farms Restaurant100 m

    Address: 3140 Olentangy River Rd
    Phone: (614) 263-5000

    68% likes this, based on 35 reviews

  • Fortune Chinese Restaurant780 m

    Address: 2869 Olentangy River Road

    84% likes this, based on 14 reviews
    Cuisine: Szechuan

Hotel information
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    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
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Varsity Inn Osu North Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Varsity Inn Osu North

Average guest rating

6.6out of 10
Based on 27 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends


    We had a smoking room and there were no ashtrays. The bathroom smelled very strongly of urine. Mirrors and tv badly smeared like they were cleaned with furniture polish instead of glass cleaner. Sorry, I am just a picky cleaner.

  • Single

    I liked the location. It was close to retail stores, restaurants, and other shopping. I also liked the free WiFi.

    The layout of the space was a bit inconvenient. I had to go outside to get to the lobby.

  • Single

    I liked that it was close to where I was going.

  • Group of friends

    For the price, and quality, the location to Ohio Stadium was excellent.

    Bathroom in the lobby was plugged up Saturday morning when we got there.

  • Couple

    The price, the front desk people, the privacy

    The bathroom light was about to fall off the ceiling, when we first came in the bathroom had scraps of paper on the floor and behind the night stand there was a shoelace

  • Group of friends

    Close to osu

    The a/c went off and on often and was very loud when it went through the cycles.

  • Older travelers

    Well maintained pool, partly under roof. Comfortable bed. Courteous staff.

    Room was dark; needed more lighting. No breakfast option. Pool is seasonal, not good for non-summer travel.

  • Single

    I think I got my money's worth. I wanted to stay near osu. While it is easy to access the University on foot in good weather, one needs dependable transportation in winter. The motel is a little bit isolated. They offer free WiFi service, which is excellent, but I think they could also offer a continental breakfast and charge a little extra for the service. It's not so convenient to have to look for a place outside the motel for breakfast, especially when the weather is bad. Otherwise, my room was very comfortable and I enjoyed it.

    Try offering continental breakfast even if you should charge the guest a little more.

  • Single

    The staff was very friendly and personable. The room was clean and a good size. I could smoke,there was a pool and the location was great.

  • Single

    The location was perfect. I was in town for my sons lacrosse tournament at osu. The stadium and fields where he was playing was a mile away....if that!!! There was a grocery store nearby...everything was really close. Will stay there again!

    I thought everything was very nice.

  • Group of friends

    Checking in was a nightmare. I had requested a ground level room because of knee surgery and was told there wasn't one and then they found a room that someone else had moved from and gave it to me. It was 85 degrees out and the air conditioner didn't work. When I called the front desk the man that answered was rude and acted like I couldn't figure out how to turn it on. When the maintenence man finally came he eventually had to remove the whole unit and replace it. He was very nice and appologized for the inconvience. Never an apology or acknowledgement from the desk.

  • Older travelers

    Very close to convocation hall where osu graduations take place. Bob Evans and Sonic restaurants nearby. Easy access to Rt 315.

    Not their fault but this location totally lacks pedestrian accommodations for safely walking anywhere. Bits of sidewalks to nowhere, no crosswalks, etc. It forces you into a car for your own safety. Very surprising for a college town.

  • Single

    The room was freezing cold when I arrived then it got too hot. It was hard to regulate the temperature. The fitness room was also freezing cold and I turned on the heater but it just kept shutting off and I had to keep jumping off the treadmill. The reason I picked this hotel was because of the fitness center. I was very disappointed.

  • Group of friends

    Close to the Schottenstein Center where we attended a concert. The price was very reasonable.

  • Couple

    The rooms were clean and the workout room - although small - was well equipped. It was a reasonable walk to the Horseshoe as well as numerous eateries.

How to reach hotel

hotel Varsity Inn Osu North - Columbus Columbus location
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Hotel Address:

3246 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, United States, 43202

Get directions
City Center
  • Columbus
    7.6 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
  • El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant (cuisine: Mexican)
    50 m
  • Bob Evans Farms Restaurant
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms: