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Hilton Columbus Downtown

Phone: (614) 384-8600 Fax: (614) 484-5238

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The company states that they are a  full-service hotel featuring 532 guest rooms and suites featuring 23,000 sf of meeting space, Gallerie Bar & Bistro, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, indoor pool,  fitness center, valet parking and other amenities. 

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BBB has determined that Hilton Columbus Downtown meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for Hilton Columbus Downtown include:

  • Length of time business has been operating

Factors that raised the rating for Hilton Columbus Downtown include:

  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.
  • BBB has sufficient background information on this business.

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Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 1
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Hilton Columbus Downtown
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: May 09, 2013 Business started: 10/19/2012 in OH Business started locally: 01/01/1919 Business incorporated: 09/20/2012 in OH

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

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Division of State Fire Marshal
8895 E Main St, Reynoldsburg OH 43068
Phone Number: (614) 752-8200

Type of Entity

Franchisee Hilton Columbus Downtown is a Franchise business of Franchisor Hilton Hotels Corporation

Business Management
Mr. Christian Coffin, General Manager
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Christian Coffin, General Manager
Business Category

Hotels Wedding Consultants Event Planners Event Planners - Corporate Banquet Facilities Restaurants

Products & Services

Hilton Columbus Downtown sells the following brand(s): Hilton

Hilton Columbus Downtown offers the following product(s): Banquet facilities and meeting space, Hotel rooms, Restaurant

Method(s) of Payment
All major credit cards and cash. 
Refund and Exchange Policy
Not applicable. 
Alternate Business Names
Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority Hilton Management, LLC

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Complaint Detail(s)

12/23/2013 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I went to check in at hotel and our room was only 57.33 because we had the family and friends price. So the guy that was checking us in swipe my card for 60.00 dollars which declined on the Hilton's side but it went though on my end. So he says well we need another 35.00 dollars just incase you damage or take anything. So I say ok I will go add another 35 dollars to the prepaid master card I was using . So he swipe it again and it declined on the Hilton and went through on my credit card end so I was charge 95.00 total when my discount was 57.33 so why would I be charge 95.00 ???? I called the manager I talk to said she WAS just going to take it as a lost on her side because she said she never had it happen before. I was put though aggravation on my our anniversary I travel up there to have a good time not to be over charged for something .. I want a 95.00 refund my card number **** **** **** **** 07/17 security code ***. If they want to call to hear the charges that were charges by the Hilton * *** *** **** ******** **** !! I want a full refund. Just very upset

Desired Settlement: Refund!!! Not only. Refund the 1st room wasn't even clean we had to be moved to a cleaner room.

Business Response: The attached email and documentation was sent directly to Ms. **** in response to the complaint.  In short, Ms. **** was accurately charged for the room, tax and parking as quoted in the reservation confirmation.  Upon check-in, as is standard policy across the industry and was fully explained, a credit card approval or cash deposit is required to cover the room, tax and any potential incidental charges.  This is only an approval and not an actual charge.  Upon check-out, the actual charge is posted to the account.  In this case, there was a problem with her pre-paid credit card.  First, there was insufficient funds and then the credit card system was not communicating with the hotel system.  Eventually, the front desk manager was able to resolve the matter with the credit card company directly.  The problem was actually with the credit card company, not the hotel.  The manager put a lot of time and effort into resolving the matter with the credit card company and the guest was aware and satisfied/understanding upon departure.  The actual charges posted to the account are correct.  In researching the complaint, it also became evident that the guest was staying under a fraudulent rate.  The heavily discounted rate of $49 is available to team members of Hilton Worldwide only.  The reservation was booked under a ***** ******** who apparently gave it to Ms. **** which is against company policy.  The normal rate on the 7th would be $229 or $179 for a Friends/Family rate for which she may have been eligble.  Normally, we would charge the guest the differential.  Under the circumstances, I have waived the additional charges but will not provide any further discounts or rebates particularly since the charges are correct and the problem was with the credit card company, not the hotel.  The issue has also been reported to the employer of the team member that booked the reservation originally. 

BBB's Final Determination: Business offered a resolution. Consumer did not pursue further with BBB and the matter was assumed to be resolved