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Pittsburgh
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Check in was a breeze. Didn't make a note of who the woman was that checked us in (maybe Samantha? long blonde hair) but she was extremely pleasant and helpful. In no time we were off to our room, which was very nice. A little TLC with wallpaper peeling would be nice but had no effect on our stay. We...

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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 us during your recent stay in Columbus. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your feedback I will be sure to pass it on to our staff. We know you have a choice when traveling to our area and thank you for choosing us. Please come back...

Rayland, Ohio
Reviewed 9 April 2016

As of this writing, I am staying at this Holiday Inn Express fuming because they cannot resolve issues to customer satisfaction. According to Melissa from the customer service line, they have to "be fair to the hotel..." Wth??? You're kidding, right? My friend and I came here for the weekend to attend a horse expo. We're middle-aged, responsible, hard-working women,...

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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 with us. I do apologize for any inconvenience during your stay and if you were startled in any way. All noise complaints that are made have to be investigated to ensure that all guests have a comfortable nights rest and these are done in person, rather then by telephone to personally evaluate each situation....

Reviewed 6 April 2016

we stayed here this past weekend 4/3/16. it is a very basic hotel located in a bad area of town. we were here for cheer competition. only one mirror in bathroom and hotel was low on towels and extra linens. the pull out sofa had the springs sticking out -very uncomfortable. also they charged extra $50 for make up being...

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

Dear Kristin J, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with some of our amenities and services. While it is certainly regrettable that you we did not meet your expectations, rest assured that your comments were taken into serious account. Please give me the...

Reston, Virginia
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We love this hotel! We have stayed here multiple times when we are visiting our son at Ohio State. All the staff are unbelievably friendly and helpful and always want to make you feel relaxed and great. We always look forward to the inspiring messages awaiting us on the bananas at the complimentary continental breakfast. Even though there's no hot...

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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 your continued patronage to our property. We love hearing from our loyal customers and I will certainly be passing on your kind words to the staff. Our mission is to make our guests as comfortable as possible when staying with us and I am happy we accomplished this for you. We look forward to having you as...

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 31 March 2016

I was supposed to stay at this hotel when I was in Columbus to watch a soccer match at Mapfre Stadium. I booked the room three months in advance and chose it because of its proximity to the stadium. I was 30 minutes from Columbus when I got a voice mail indicating that my room for that night had been...

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

Dear Barging_In, Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay at Holiday Inn Express State Fair/Expo Ctr Columbus, OH. It is regrettable you were not satisfied with the service you received. I would like to address this with you further. I have sent you a private message to obtain more information about your stay. I look forward to hearing...

Wheelersburg, Ohio
Reviewed 26 March 2016

I used this conveniently located hotel for an overnight stay following an outpatient surgical procedure. When I got to my room I was experiencing a shaking chill so I tried to increase the heat in the room. Nothing happened; the heater wouldn't respond. When I tried to call the front desk about the matter, the phone was inoperable. So I...

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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 us for your recent visit. Please accept our sincere apology for any inconvenience you experienced and I am happy to hear we were able to take care of the heater for you. We pride ourselves on providing clean comfortable rooms and I can assure you your issues have been resolved. Thank you for sharing and we...

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 25 March 2016

I stayed at this hotel for 6 nights while in town for work. The accommodations were better than I expected and the hotel staff went above and beyond to make sure that my stay was enjoyable. I will definitely stay here again when I return to town.

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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 your kind words regarding your stay at our property. I am very happy we were able to meet and exceed your expectations during your stay and I will certainly pass on your comments to our staff. Thank you again for sharing and we look forward to having you as our guest again. Sincerely, HIE Columbus

Creighton, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We booked our hotel on one of the travel sites, we got a great deal for the room. While the hotel isn't directly downtown, we had no problem taking an Uber. Check in was easy and they were able to meet our last minute request for a king size bed. The hotel has a nice swimming pool and a small...

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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 your excellent review of our property. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed several aspects of your stay and we certainly apologize for any noise from other guests and I am glad to hear we corrected it. We value customer feedback at our property and will certainly look into your suggestions to improve. We know you...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The young lady at the front desk Amanda was one of the best customer service employee that we have ever had at an establishment. Very professional as well as helpful. The room was very clean and nice. Complementary breakfast was also a nice touch. I would highly recommend this hotel to everyone....

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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. We truly appreciate your patronage and kind words and I will definitely pass them on to Amanda. We know you have a choice when staying in Columbus and we look forward to the opportunity of having you as a guest again. Sincerely, HIE Columbus

Grafton, North Dakota, Usa
Reviewed 13 February 2016

4 days spent with great people!! Everyone was so welcoming and accommodating. Debbie treated us like queens every morning with the continental breakfast. She was attentive, friendly, sweet, uplifting and a pure joy to be around. Youssef at the desk was fun and very accommodating. Nick, the manager took the time to visit with us and ensure our needs were...

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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 stay in Columbus. I am very happy to hear Youseef and Nick were able to make your stay comfortable and I will certainly pass on your comments to them. We value feedback from our customer's and thank you for choosing us. Safe travels and we look forward to having you as our...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • 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
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
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: $131 - $289 (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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