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Carolina University Inn

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Welcome to the Carolina University Inn located in the heart of Downtown Columbia. Travelers of all needs can take advantage of our one of a kind property located in the business, financial, and entertainment district of downtown Columbia. Unique local restaurants, boutique shopping, and exciting night life are all located within a one mile radius. The brand new USC Law School opening in Fall of 2017 is just across the street from the hotel's front door and a short walk from where you can discover everything the University of South Carolina campus has to offer. We take great pride in our Gamecocks here in Columbia. Williams Brice Stadium is a short 2.9 mile drive where you will experience college football here in Gamecock Country! Breathtaking views of the South Carolina State House are blocks away on Gervais Street. The South Carolina State Museum and Museum of Art are conveniently located downtown offering a taste of our local culture. Take the family on a delightful educational adventure to the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden or the Edventure Children's Museum, both located within 5 miles of the hotel.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Meeting Rooms
Banquet Room
Public Wifi
Conference Facilities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Breakfast Available
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Centrally Located
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Undoubtedly the worst hotel I have ever been to. The rooms were filthy, everything seemed to be damp - inexplicably damp. I don't understand how the bedding felt permanently damp, the floors were horrendously sticky. I imagine if you returned with a black light, you would see why
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We arrived on Sunday March 19 to enter what appeared to be a war zone. Demolition all around, and debris in the walkways. Dust everywhere. Elevators, kitchen, pool --- all are shut down. And just dirty. Toilets don't flush, nothing has been cleaned. They let us cancel our room
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This is hands down the worst hotel I have ever booked with. Yes, it's under construction, but none of the issues I will mention have anything to do with renovations. First, the parking lot is very poorly lit and not conducive to large vehicles. I didn't feel 100% confident in the
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The hotel front appears to be boarded up; nothing like the online pictures. There’s a dimly lit parking lot in the back where you enter. The lobby smelled musty; the guy at check-in didn’t speak much English; the elevator was slow & loud with a handprint on the wall (see pic). My
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Have stayed here before while visiting our son at USC.. but this time we had to leave immediately..stinks of mold and stale smoke..hair in bed..sheets had not been changed and " housekeeping have left" was the reponse..inflated rates when something on in town too. Never again! Fo
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missing laundry sack
no smoke detector in room
disconnected phone; stain on sheet
broken sink stopper; no soap
hole in ceiling above closet alcove
Are renovations completed? Will this hotel be in good shape or a dump?
I keep reading about poor conditions, no pool, no restaurant and ongoing renovations. What can you tell me about those items? What is the immediate neighborhood like? What's the neighborhood like?
It's on the main road. It's within walking distance to many things. But if you stay closer to the state house it's closer to things.
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We've booked for tomorrow 7th August & I've just seen the reviews.Most of them are pretty shocking. Has the hotel been renovated since 2014 when most of these reviews were written.
"Do not go here."
"Choose the Inn at USC, or something in the Vista"
"Don't choose a room here. Seriously."
"This hotel has been saying it's under renovations for months, with no sign of improvement. Stay away. There's no good room in this place."
"run, and find a better hotel"
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Clarion Hotel Downtown
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