Anonymous on 08/22/2012
Stayed in room 227 the evening of 8/15/12. One week later I have cluster "breakfast-lunch-dinner" bites all over my legs, ankles and feet. I only pray I didn't bring them back to DC with me. Stay here with caution!! Calling hotel management now.
Patrick on 08/15/2012
I stayed at the Columbus Marriott from July 30 to Aug. 3, 2012, (room 440) and a week or so after returning home, found more than a dozen bites on my arms and legs in the typical bedbug cluster patterns. I've since checked my house and luggage EXTREMELY thoroughly, finding no traces at all of bugs, so my conclusion is that I must have gotten bitten in Columbus (CDC has noted that bites can take up to 14 days to appear). While this isn't absolute, 100 percent proof that I was bitten there, consid
ering that another poster here reported finding bedbugs on the fourth floor only five months before I visited, I think it's a safe assumption. If you do choose to stay here, check your bed very carefully!
Feater on 02/29/2012
February 24 - February 26, 2012. Rm. 414. My two sons (age 15 and 10) slept in the king bed in the room, I slept in pull out twin sofa bed. When we returned home from Columbus on Sunday evening, my 10 year old had bed bug bites around his midsection. Next day, the amount increased, and his 15 year old brother also had bed bugs around his midsection.
So far I do not have any bites, but I did not sleep or sit on the king bed (stayed on pull out bed). But both boys who slept on the king bed
in the room have bed bug bites around their midsection.
Called the hotel, they said they do not have a problem with bed bugs, and were not apologetic. Said would check room and get back to me. (Not optimistic in that regard, based on my initial call to them).
Grossed Out on 07/19/2011
The date was July 8, 2011. My husband was laying down to take a nap in the afternoon. The room was pretty dark. I came in to wake him and noticed a bug crawling on his pillow. Squished it, blood spattered on my finger so we became suspicious. Found 4-8 more bed bugs crawling all over the bed where he was in a matter of 5 minutes.