For a birthday treat we used some of my hard-earned HHonors points and took the kids for a couple of nights at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.
Our room was nice, with two beds. Unfortunately they were not two queen beds. I had the choice while making the reservation of two beds or a king bed and a queen hide-a-bed.
The desk sported two outlets at the base of the lamp and another at the wall. Another outlet was hidden behind the nightstand. We were surprised to discover our room had no microwave or refrigerator. The Wi-fi kept cutting in and out.
The bathroom was quite spacious. The furnished shampoo, soap, and repair kit were from Peter Thomas Roth. The water temperature was slow in reacting to the controls.
The heated pool, hot tub, and fitness room were nice and large. The pool had a chair lift to help people in. The fitness room had a full set of dumbbells, a stationary bike, a rowing machine, four treadmills, and three elliptical machines.
The restaurant let us take a to-go package to the room, and we were able to grab yogurt, bacon, cinnamon roll, pecan bun, and various Danishes. Cereal was available, and there was an omelet cook. Room service delivered a nice and rich chocolate lava cake. The accompanying vanilla ice cream was quite creamy, but it already showed some melt in the bowl by the time it got to our room. The sports bar did a nice job on our order of chips and cheese–no cheese sauce here.
The staff was professional and friendly. The restaurant maître d fetched me a fork, after she asked if I was a hotel guest. When the dining room didn’t do chips and cheese, they cheerfully referred us to the bar. The $10/night valet was worth not hunting around for a parking spot. Housekeeping visited us several times during the day, giving us additional towels and taking our take-out trash.
Rooms here start at $160. Being within walking distance of Easton’s restaurants and shops is part of the value. Access to the hotel is quite easy through the entrance.