The Varsity Inn

The Varsity Inn

1445 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43212, United States
+1 614 291 2983

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based on 10 reviews

The Varsity Inn
Thu 26/5
Fri 27/5
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About The Varsity Inn

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Situated within a 15-minute drive from the John Glenn Columbus International Airport, the Varsity Inn is a no-frills hotel that provides accommodation for guests. The hotel’s guestrooms are outfitted with flatscreen TVs, cable TVs, blackout drapes, hypo-allergenic bedding, microwaves (select rooms), in-room coffee makers, and refrigerators. Connecting rooms are available on request in addition to free cribs for visiting families. The hotel also has a pet-friendly policy, so guests can stay with their four-legged friends (rules apply).

The hotel is located close to several nearby dining options. Visitors can explore Asian dishes at Lemongrass, savor all-American meals at Bob Evans, indulge in oven-fired pies at Brenz Pizza Co., or grab a quick bite at Tim Hortons—all of which are situated less than 0.1 miles away.

The hotel provides free parking for guests (RVs inclusive) as well as vending machines in the lobby and 24-hour front desk. All the rooms are designated non-smoking and feature a work area with desk and chair. Visitors have access to high-speed wireless internet as well as local and domestic long-distance calls. In addition, the desk provides wake-up calls on requests.

Suitable for groups and solo travelers, The Varsity Inn is set in the business district, providing easy access to many of the local attractions. It’s within a 30-minute walk from the Newport Music Hall, Ohio Stadium and Schottenstein Center. It’s also within a 15-minute walk from Ohio State Medical Center and 20 minutes from Ohio State University.

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Rooms available at The Varsity Inn

Wed 25/5
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Standard rooms($110 - $164)
Standard Room
1 king bed

1 king bed



$110 totalFINDHOTEL
2 double beds

2 double beds


2 double beds

2 double beds



$136 totalSnaptravel
Double rooms($133 - $163)
Double room
2 double beds

2 double beds


2 double beds

2 double beds


no bed type specified
no bed type specified


$146 totalSnaptravel
King rooms($102 - $194)
King room
no bed type specified
no bed type specified


$102 totalFINDHOTEL
1 king bed

1 king bed



$124 totalExpedia
1 king bed

1 king bed



$144 totalSnaptravel

Amenities at The Varsity Inn

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Hairdryer
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Disabled access

Health and safety

  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free toiletries

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Hypoallergenic

Services and conveniences

  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk

Parking and transportation

  • Parking


  • Hairdryer


  • Iron and ironing board


  • Desk


  • Coffee machine

Reviews of The Varsity Inn

MediocreBased on 10 verified guest reviews

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2.0 Bad
3.1 Poor
Cons:air conditioner did not work properly. price was what attracted us. lacked cleaning.but it smell clean, it was outdated but linen was clean.. certainly would not stay again, but it was for 1 night.
2.0 Bad
Cons:The rooms were dirty. We ended up canceling our reservations and leaving.
2.0 Bad
Cons:Bugs on the wall, in the bed, on the moldy shower curtain. The Air Conditioner was broken for 1/2 the stay.... Light bulbs burned out Filthy, filthy tile floor in bathroom and carpet was nasty....Looked like it hadn't been cleaned in months. Lamp shade with dirt and food wiped on it.
4.8 Mediocre
Pros:The price was what attracted me to this facility. The drive through check in was convenient.
Cons:The cleanliness was lacking, and I have pretty low standards. The shower had a noticing ring. The bedding, linens and shower curtain looked as if someone who has just finished replacing a car engine slept in the bed , then showered. And none of this was cleaned after.


1445 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43212

What's nearby

  • Ohio Stadium1.5 km
  • Huntington Park2.5 km
  • North Market2.7 km
  • Ohio State University2.7 km
  • Santa Maria3.5 km
  • Center of Science and Industry3.6 km
  • Palace Theatre3.6 km
  • Scioto Mile3.7 km
  • Ohio Statehouse3.9 km
  • Ohio Theater3.9 km
  • Columbus Museum of Art4.3 km
  • James Thurber House4.4 km



Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at The Varsity Inn

  • The Varsity Inn is located at 1445 Olentangy River Road, 3.8 km from the centre of Columbus. Ohio Stadium is the closest landmark to The Varsity Inn.

  • Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Varsity Inn.

  • Yes, The Varsity Inn offers free Wi-Fi.

  • The Varsity Inn is 11.9 km from Columbus. The Varsity Inn is 20.6 km from Columbus Rickenbacker.

  • Yes, The Varsity Inn is a pet-friendly hotel.

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Distance to city centre

3.8 km

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Nearest airport


Distance to airport

11.9 km