The Bottom Line: “At the No Tell Motel, yeah! They keep your secret very well Quiet is it kept At the No Tell Motel” ~Don Convay
One nice thing about the holiday season is an opportunity to see family members. Since I moved from Ohio to NC, I have limited opportunities to see ‘the folks back home’, especially my son who moved to Denver. This year he was able to make the visit and he was bringing along his girlfriend. Poor gal, being dropped into the middle of this family with no warning.
I usually stay at my mom’s when in town, but since this was a special occasion, I decided to bunk where Troy & Valarie were staying. They had reserved this location through one of those bundled packages with air far & automobile. Wouldn’t have been my first choice, but I wasn’t moving in permanently.
We stayed at the Baymont Inn and Suites, in north Columbus, OH. It is centrally located so it was easy access to everything and everyone we wanted to visit. They reserved a king room, I took a smaller room, queen size. They were adjacent to each other, making it convenient, but did not have adjoining doors. Which was OK since I could imagine Troy would have been popping in at all hours to talk to me. I will be kind and say that it has probably been a while since these rooms have had an upgrade. They are starting to show their wear with some sagging wallpaper here and there. However, there were no glaring stains which I have seen in some other places I’ve stayed.
The king room had a sofa in addition to the bed. The sofa was harder than a brick. On checking, I discovered it was a sleeper, which accounts for some of the firmness. My room was just standard, bed, television cabinet, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, dresser. The bathroom was clean, not large, with an adequate shower. Nothing to brag about but it did the job. Toilet paper ranked below zero, single ply, just horrible. Toiletries were generic but they were supplied.
The hotel offers a gym & fitness center, which we did not search out so I can give no information about it. The rooms do have free high speed internet access, but I didn’t use it so I can’t attest to the performance. It was a vacation from the computer as well. Troy had requested a refrigerator, which was supplied although they left it up to you to find a place to plug it in. His room also had a desk and chair. The television carried the standard cable channels and the picture was decent, not grainy.
A free breakfast was offered with cold/hot cereals, fruits, muffins, coffee/tea/juice, and toast. For those interested, they do have meeting rooms, long term stay rates, wheelchair access rooms, hearing impaired rooms, and rooms with auxiliary aids for visually impaired. There is plenty of free outdoor parking and free local calls. A safety deposit box is available at the front desk. You can get either smoking or nonsmoking rooms. All rooms have a sprinkler system and smoke detector.
Baymont Inn is part of the Wyndham system but I think the room photos shown on the website must have been taken some time ago. Like I said, she’s starting to show her age and could use a facelift. However, it is fairly inexpensive, running about $54 a night, and located at the intersection of I-71 & Rte 161. Just a few exits from Ohio State University, Ohio State Fairgrounds, and downtown Columbus. It also has easy access to the north to Delaware, where Troy had to go to visit his children.
Overall, not that bad of a place. I’ve stayed in worse. They kept it clean and housekeeping kept the bathroom supplied. No onsite eating facilities but close to several nice restaurants and walking distance to a variety of pubs. Check in and check out offered no problems. Hotel personnel was polite and courteous and offered suggestions for places to eat and visit along with directions.
Baymont Inn and Suites Columbus North 1100 Mediterranean Avenue I-71 and State Rt 161 Columbus, OH, 43229 US Phone: 614-848-9696
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