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Columbus Hotels

The Lofts

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

An old warehouse dating from 1882 has been converted to loftlike rooms at this unique hotel. Rooms have exposed bricks and beams, arched doorways, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Fixtures and furnishings are a mixture of IKEA and Ralph Lauren. The white bathroom tiles are the type used in New York City subway stations, and indeed, the interior looks like something out of ultra-modern Manhattan hotels—but with more space. The Lofts is across from the Columbus Convention

Center, and the second floor is connected to the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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Hotel Information

Address:

55 Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, Ohio, 43215, USA

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Phone:

614-461–2663; 800-735–6387; 614-461–2630

Website: www.55lofts.com

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 44 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 12/31/1969

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By Michael

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Aug 4, 2003

Best of downtown

Unique rooms and furnishings. Best choice in downtown Columbus, given a limited selection. Hotel staff very accommodating.

By kenneth

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May 9, 2002

More dump than loft

In a city utterly devoid of charm in terms of hotels, the Lofts had an opportunity to fill a need. Sad to say, it fell short. The rooms, while large with high ceilings, have not lost of the warehouse identity. Dark with no windows on the inside room, underpowered lights and melancholy painting and very uncomfortable (and ugly) furniture left us anxious to be outside. The helpful staff could not offset the otherwise dismal atmosphere.

By Richard

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Feb 21, 2002

You won't believe you're in Columbus

This is a very different place to stay. The rooms / lofts are very large. The spacious feeling extands to the very high ceilings. The staff is very courteous and the first floor restaurant is first rate. The only reason I didn't give it 5s is that it tries so hard to be hip that certain design features aren't about comfort as much as they're about looks. Examples...except for the bed, there was no comfortable seating in the bedroom. You either

watch TV on the bed or in the awkward entry area sitting room which is really not conducive to relaxation--the sofa and chairs are not built for comfort but for style. Also, I found the temperature difficult to control and felt cold virtually all night. The chic bedding didn't include a blanket and I couldn't find an extra stashed in the wardrobe. The management went out of its way to correct several minor deficiencies and I will most certainly stay there again--especially given my experience with The Loft's competition in Columbus--it's just not a great hotel town.

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