My son and I visited the OSU on January 20. We chose The Blackwell because is physically located ON the campus (North Campus). The entire campus is within relatively easy walking distance.
I was impressed, and highly recommend this for anyone visiting OSU. The hotel is equal (in some ways better) than any Hilton business hotel. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. My son and I had two queen-sized beds, and our room had two desk areas. The desks had plenty of electrical outlets, plus a direct cat-5 internet connection. However, the wireless relies on the OSU system and it is AWESOME. Your hotel-provided guest access provides you with access anywhere on the campus.
As to the other points of the hotel, the bathrooms are the "normal" size, but include nice amenities, including a real hairdryer and high-end soaps, etc. The in-room coffee maker was a nice Keurig-like system, and included hot cocoa and teas.
The hotel has a nice gift shop, which is open 24 hours. Lots of snacks, drinks and toiletries.
We only ate one meal at the hotel-affiliated restaurant, Bistro. The breakfest buffet is nice, and priced similarly to other hotel restaurants.
I really liked the hotel, which was a great value. Don't go anywhere else!
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