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Best of Ohio State University/Downtown Columbus Area Budget-Minded Hotels

**UPDATED 2/11/16**


Looking for a great room at an affordable price for the Arnold weekend? We still have rooms available, but hurry they are going fast! 

DYK: During the filming of Arnold's new movie '478' here in Columbus, the Varsity Inn North was used for scenes in the film! Arnold himself was here on location! What a great story!


As we all know, weekends here in March are hectic with High School Wrestling and Basketball Tournaments and rooms around OSU fill up very quickly... but the Varsity Inn North still has great rooms available and at a much more budget-friendly cost than the others! We are less than two miles straight down the road from the Schottenstein Center and various athletic facilities. Take the pressure out of finding a room during that busy travel time. Click the 'Reservation' tab above and find a great deal waiting at your fingertips!

Any OSU event, concert, or occasion we have your lodging needs covered!


Working on the many construction projects in and along OSU and Columbus? When you need a short-term solution to having a place to stay for you and the crew and the budget is tight. Look no further than the Varsity Inn North to be your lodging partner of choice. Great rooms, cheap construction rates available! Call us now!


**UPDATED 10/28/15**




From now until the end of February you can book your hospital stay/visit right here on the Varsity Inn North's official website. If you are visiting the area for either one of our extraordinary hospitals in Riverside (RSH*) or OSU Hospitals (HOSP*), any of our clinics, or treatment centers we can have your lodging needs covered ahead of time. If you or a family member are currently registered as a patient then you can be entitled to one of these well-deserved discounts by booking a room directly here online.

Online Hospital rates are here! You can now book your room right here on our Varsity North website. Or as always call us directly at (614)267-4646 to book either one of these generous discounts off the daily rack rate. Go ahead, get that room booked today!


*NOTE: Hospital Rates are a yielded rate code meaning they work on a sliding scale. Rates may vary daily and week to week depending on occupancy and area demand.


Unbeatable Comfort and Value among Columbus Hotels

Welcome to Columbus! Our ever-expanding, culturally-diverse booming metropolis located in the heart of Ohio. A city that you will truly fall in love with as it continues to climb! Are you in the area for a concert, a game or just here for a routine hospital visit? We know your daily life has you on the go but when the budget is tight and travel can't wait, log on or call The Varsity Inn OSU North hotel and make us your destination of choice when searching for a budget-friendly hotel near downtown Columbus and/or the OSU/Riverside area. We're located only a short two miles north from The Ohio State University's fabled Ohio 'Horseshoe' Stadium and sit adjacent from Riverside Hospital. With clean, comfortable accommodations and all the amenities you'll need for a great stay, our pet-friendly Columbus/OSU area hotel offers everything you need for a completely enjoyable stay. We are setting the standard for comfort and value among hotels in Columbus, Ohio!

Our Hotel Has All The Extras!

The Varsity Inn North hotel, located at 3246 Olentangy River Road is nestled in a bustling northwest area of Columbus' University District right off SR-315 & North Broadway, and features the hospitality and extra amenities that make any business or leisure trip well worth every penny saved. No matter what you're here for, guests enjoy free wireless High-Speed Internet Access in every room. During season, go for a swim in our heated outdoor pool or enjoy an invigorating workout in our 24-hr fitness center anytime. If you forgot any toiletries, don't worry... we have everything you need located at the Front Desk. Need some popcorn and snacks for that all night movie binge?.. look no further than our all-new 24 hour Varsity Mart; a convenience store with convenient prices. The amenities and unparalleled level of service make our OSU Area Columbus hotel an easy choice when you're looking for generous accommodations offering all the comforts of home at a budget-friendly rate.

Our OSU/Riverside Area Columbus Hotel Has An Unbeatable Location

Whether you are looking for Columbus hotels near downtown or OSU, close to the Ohio Expo Center, or you just want to explore the city of Columbus we want to be your lodging partner. The Varsity Inn North hotel is central to many of the area's most exciting attractions and is only a short drive to anywhere you want to go. Got a feeling?.. with the money you save here try your luck at the Hollywood Casino and make it a great night! Take a Beer Tour through the Brewery District and explore historic German Village while consuming one of Columbus' very own Bahama Mama's and a cream puff from Schmidt's. Coffee, art and boutique shopping your thing?.. take in the eclectic style and tremendous local eateries of the Short North Arts DistrictWant to make it a shopping weekend?  We are conveniently located next to Kohl's shopping plaza and a short three miles north of the Lennox Town Center. The area boasts several great local restaurants close by to refuel those batteries and rest those feet (we suggest El Vaquero's or Rooster's). Shopping overload? We are only a short 15 minute drive in either direction to Polaris Fashion Place or Easton Shopping Center. We're also convenient to several prestigious hospitals and medical centers, including The Ohio State University Hospital's world renowned James Cancer Center and Stefanie Spielman Breast Cancer Center. Nearest Riverside Hospital (Bing Cancer Center) and McConnell Heart Hospital we have everything you need and more. Oh, and for the kids, don't forget COSI or the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! From the Arena District to the best of OSU sports, the Varsity Inn North is close to it all.

To learn more about our hotel and special rates in the OSU/Riverside area of Columbus, OH, please call us today at 614-267-4646.

Varsity Inn OSU North 3246 Olentangy River Road Columbus, Ohio 43202 United States Phone: 614-267-4646 Fax: 614-267-1535