Never been to this hotel. I know where its at, though It is right off of 71. As for the area, it isn't terrible, but there are better. probably very comparable to holiday inn at Dayton. It is a little out of the way for the zoo....probably 1/2 hr to 40min. The layout of Columbus has been changing for the past 10 years & while that was the spot to be 10 years ago, it is kind of run down at this time. They are rebuilding though
I'm not sure what prices you are looking at, but there are some hotles a little more northwest that are newer & closer to the stuff you'll be wanting to do. Residence Inn off of 270 & 23 (This is about 10 minutes from the zoo, 10 minutes from ChuckE Cheese) There are a slew of new restaurants, etc. Townsuites is another. My dh has worked in both, he says they are very nice & amenities are nice.
Post by momofrussell on Jul 24, 2004 21:33:12 GMT -5
To be perfectly honest girls, this is getting tiresome and some what annoying... sorry, but it just is..
I didn't realize we might do the zoo or a water park. I don't know if we'd be doing any extra curricular activities for our family, I thought we were just going to "hang out" like the previous years I have heard about.
Can we PLEASE just pick something...
Adrienne, wife of Kevin, mom of Regan 19, Russell (DS, Autism, Visually Impaired) 14 and Reece 11.
Post by Ericsmomma on Jul 24, 2004 21:50:11 GMT -5
I agree with you....I only posted that hotel site after it was mentioned that the one hotel wasn't in the greatest area...just thought people wanted to explore other options. Any place is fine with us....I'm just happy to be getting away from the house! Dolly
I've spent nearly 2 hours looking at all the hotels in the website Dolly listed....whew!! There are SO many to choose from, and it's next to impossible to select the "perfect" location/price/and amenities. My favorite hotel has always been the Holiday Inn (either the Holidome or Holiday Inn Express for their goooood breakfast). However, the Best Western looks very very good! It has a continental breakfast, an indoor AND outdoor pool!!! Although our family might be interested in a trip to the zoo, most times at the Labor Day get together we tend to just hang out and enjoy each other's company, and have a picnic. Since we do spend so much time at the pool, I think we should try to find a place with a BIG pool (there may be a LOT of us!!) and the photo of the indoor pool at the Best Western makes that pool look HUGE. I didn't check their group rates, but the "best rate" is about $59.99. The standard rate is $70, and that's quite a bit better than we usually find. ~ Remember that the Labor Day weekend is a big travel weekend and we're going to get into trouble if we don't pick a place pretty soon. Everyone....please help us decide, ok?
Okay I just read the posts, we have ben gone a couple days. I think we should just go with the Best Western, it is VERY REASONABLE, in the area the Columbus people suggested and while Annie said it isnt the best area, she did say it is okay and I think that is good enough. I agree with A also about how Labor Day has always been for just hanging out at the pools and visiting and talking and having a GREAT picnic!!! It seems the time just flies once we get there!!!! I think my family may also just hang out at the hotel as we want to make this an inexpensive weekend, of course with the exception of girls night out huggers, Robin PS we need to hurry though because it is Labor day weekend and we want to make sure we get enough rooms
hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is like a broken winged bird who cannot fly mom to sons Mike 1976, David 1979, Chase (DS) 1992 and Zachary 1999
Post by Ericsmomma on Jul 25, 2004 21:48:36 GMT -5
Best Western sounds fine with me....the pool looks great. And thats all we plan on doing. (even me if I get the courage up to put on a swimsuit...with my thyroid so out of wack I've put on 25 lbs. on top of the other 25lbs. I needed to lose....) So my vote is for the Best Western...end of story!!LoL
Post by alisonzmom on Jul 25, 2004 22:47:29 GMT -5
Still haven't been able to figure out if I'm going to be able to swing this trip BUT Best Western sounds just fine to me. After all it's you guys that are the reason to be there..... a nice pool is just icing on the cake!
Barb, mom to Alison (DS - 3/22/03) and her sisters Caitlin and Sarah "Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." - Lady Bird Johnson