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Oakes, North Dakota
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here over the All American Quarter Horse Congress. It is 1 mile from the Expo Center - a $5 Uber ride. The hotel staff is excellent - they go out of their way to make sure you are happy. The hotel itself is clean and nice - nothing fancy - but for $99 a night - it was... More 

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Thank Erica T
General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our property for your stay in Columbus. We truly appreciate your patronage and kind words. I am very happy to hear our staff was able to provide you a great experience and I will certainly pass on your comments. We know you have a choice when traveling and thank you for choosing us. Sincerely, HIE More 

Jamestown, New York
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a typical Holiday Inn Express, Clean, Efficient, Comfortable. A Wendy's fast food juat across the front drive, very handy for a snack. Also a gas station just a couple of doors down the street. Every thing handy including the folks with their hands out at both Wendy's and the gas station asking for money. Very discouraging!

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1 Thank obarth289
General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at our property. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We know you have a choice when traveling to the area and thank you for choosing us. Please come back and see us again if you are in... More 

Cumming, Georgia
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147 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I chose this hotel because we usually like Holiday Inn Express....and because when I entered my stepson's address this came up as the closest. He is a young male professional sharing a house. We have stayed at quite a few Holiday Inn Express', and this was very plain by their usual standards. Also, (not their fault) not in a good... More 

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Thank sandytampa
General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at our property. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and please know we review all comments left by our guests to continually improve. Sincerely, HIE More 

Boyers PA
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Holiday Inn express was ok Beds comfy clean. Could use some upgrades Shower pressure was terrible and slow running water in toilet Bed was very comfortable nice selection of pillows as well Breakfast was typical and cleaned up immediately at 10 am. At least coffee in breakfast area was hot Nice and convenient to Ohio State game with access to... More 

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General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience from your recent stay in Columbus. We certainly appreciate your patronage and kind words and I will share them with the staff. We know you have a choice when traveling and look forward to having you as our guest again on a future visit. Sincerely, HIE More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Hotel was excellent. Room was up-to-date and bed very comfortable. Hotel was very clean and the service was wonderful. The M&M cookies every afternoon were a treat. I was very satisfied with my stay and would highly recommend it.

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General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to hear you had a excellent stay with us. Our job is to provide all of our guest with the best service possible. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We know you have a choice when visiting Columbus and thank you for choosing us. Thank you, HIE More 

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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Nice staff, decent beds, good breakfast, there is a small pool but no hot tub. In the industrial past of town. It totally Smelled like sweaty people in our room and hallway and also in the elevator. Major fail. We would never stay here again.

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Thank Melissa B
General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your opinions. I’m terribly sorry that we failed to meet your needs and did not live up to your expectations. We take pride in our hotel and in providing a great place to stay for so many guests, and I deeply regret that we let you down. Perhaps you will give us another try in the future so... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 28 July 2016

My wife and I have been staying here once a year since 2004. We have witnessed only constructive changes in the rooms and the hotel exterior. As for the staff, while there have been changes in personnel over the years, we have never personally found any reason to be dissatisfied. The staff are attentive, accommodating, and most of all, gracious... More 

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Thank Mark O
General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your continued patronage of our property. We sincerely appreciate your kind words and I will certainly pass them on to our staff. We know you have a choice when traveling to Columbus and we certainly appreciate your patronage. Best regards, HIE More 

Niagara Falls, NY
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48 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

okay hotel .older hotel could use updating but was clean and staff was very helpful. breakfast was ok.wendy across the parking lot for late arrivals.i may not use this hotel next time when compare prices.

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General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Columbus. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and thank you for taking the time to share your review. We look forward to the opportunity of having you as our guest again in the future. Sincerely, HIE More 

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We was a little nervous about staying here after reading a few reviews. But we was assured there was security at night. We never felt unsafe upon arriving or leaving Staff is very friendly and helpful. We was promptly given our room upon arrival. Our room was clean. We was not able to enjoy much of their breakfast since it... More 

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General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our property for your recent visit to Columbus. I am very happy to hear we were able to provide you a great night rest in a clean, comfortable room and I will certainly pass on your kind words to our staff. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to the opportunity of having you as our... More 

Canton, Ohio
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66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The hotel is okay. It could really use some updating. There isn't anything that makes it bad or unsafe. The facility is just showing the years of use. The staff was great from the time I checked in until I left. The breakfast was nice and typical for Holiday Inn Express. There is an indoor pool which I did not... More 

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General M, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our property during your recent visit to Columbus. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed the great proximity of our hotel to all the great Columbus attractions. We know you have a choice when traveling and thank you for choosing us. We look forward to having you as our guest again soon. Best regards, HIE More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Breakfast Available
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

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

Address: 701 E Hudson St, Columbus, OH 43211-1034
Region: United States > Ohio > Columbus
Price Range: $130 - $315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 71
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Ohio State Fair/Expo Hotel Columbus
Holiday Inn Columbus
Holiday Inn Express Columbus
Columbus Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ex I-71/ Oh. State Fair/Expo Center Columbus, Ohio
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#26 Romantic Hotel in Columbus
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“Our room was on the front, 2nd floor and very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles obarth289, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you like to see the sunset ask for a room on the west side.”
 of 5 bubbles R5506QEmarko, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for 4th floor away from the elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles 938LauraP938, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Be nice to individuals in the service industry and they will usually reciprocate”
 of 5 bubbles holdenc165, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles CoolCo68, 9 Apr 2016 | Read review
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