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Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is my 3rd time there and the service is excellent and very friendly. Walking distance to almost everything. Nice pool area too. The head of housekeep kept asking if we needed anymore towels, pillows, etc and our room was perfect when done. Only advise is to stay on the side of the hotel that faces away if assembly street....

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello mailo17, Thank you fro the great review and thank you for letting us be your home away from home when traveling to Columbia, SC. I look forward to sharing your comments with our team. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you soon. Warm Regards, Holly Penny

Aynor, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for the weekend to visit daughter at USC and take her to the circus at Colonial Life Arena. The hotel staff was very nice. We arrived before check-in time and they let us check in early. I told the front desk clerk that we were in town for the circus and she told me about the hotels free...

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello Dean J, Thank you for staying with us while traveling to Columbia for the circus. I do hope that you enjoyed the show. I look forward to sharing your comments with our team and to let Cynthia know how much you enjoyed her shuttle service. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon. Safe Travels, Holly...

Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My husband and I along with other members of my family rented 5 rooms at the courtyard. I recommended the Courtyard to my family thinking it would be a good place to stay as I have always had high regard for Marriotts and have stayed in many. Four of my family members decided to eat breakfast in the hotel. Since...

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hi Joann P, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your most recent stay with us and also for recommending our property to your family. As we strive to provide all of our guest a perfect stay, I am very sorry to hear that we have fallen short of this with you and your family. Please accept...

Connecticut
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Stayed for one night for a basketball game at Colonial Life Arena. Hotel is walkable to the arena with many good restaurants nearby. Staff at hotel very friendly (I can't say the same thing for the USC fans who were downright rude and offensive -- so much for southern hospitality!) Had issues with the business center which was rectified immediately....

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello Tallgirl1, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent stay with us. First, I would like to apologize for the lack of southern hospitality you received from our SC fans. This is certainly something I do not like to hear as we are right in the heart of the USC campus. I am however, pleased...

The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 4 January 2017

From check in to departure we were treated with kindness and everyone is so well mannered. A chilly day, we were met with the fireplace on; we were able to gather in the same area for a small family "after the wedding" talk fest. Great memories for all of us.

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hi Mary Ann A, Thank you for the great review on TripAdvisor. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holiday event while staying with us. Our staff and I look forward to seeing you again soon when you travels bring you back to Downtown Columbia! Warm Regards, Holly Penny

Derby, New York
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Spent four days while visiting before Christmas. Nice room. Convenient to university campus and in walking distance to both five points and Vista. Starbucks in the lobby open twenty four hours a day. Great sitting area on the second floor with outdoor fireplace and propane heaters with television.

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hi Thomas T, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here while traveling during the holidays! It is always nice to get a hot cup of Starbucks and sit by the outside fireplace. I am so pleased to hear that you loved those amenities. We do hope to see you again soon when your travels bring you back to...

Kingsport, Tennessee
Reviewed 17 December 2016

I like staying at Marriott properties because they are normally clean, comfortable with excellent facilities. Also, their staff is always professional and appear to always be happy! This hotel was excellent. In particular, the shuttle service downtown was a nice touch when the weather turned cold this week!

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hi Gsteinme, Thank you for choosing Marriott and in particular, our Courtyard by Marriott, for your travels! I look forward to sharing your great review with our team. We strive to provide you with outstanding service and reviews like yours, make us proud! Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon. Happy Travels and Happy New Year!...

hartsvile sc
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here while waiting for my Husband to leave for Fort Jackson for MEPS. It's a very nice hotel, close to downtown Columbia and there are resturants on block over so you can walk. There is an outdoor fireplace by the pool which is very nice on a cold night and an in house resturants and Starbucks is offered. Loved...

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello Heather9109, We are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay while your husband was processing at Fort Jackson. We thank all of our military and their families for their service! Thank you again for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you for staying with us. Happy Holidays! - Holly Penny

Springfield, Georgia
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We were in town for the Trans Siberian Orchestra (Colonial Life Arena). Our stay was great. We parked in the garage under the hotel and never used the car until we left. Walked everywhere we needed to go. The walk to the arena was great. The hotel and staff were very nice and could not ask for anything more. Would...

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Lavon E, Trans Siberian Orchestra! What a great concert. I hope you had a splendid time. Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay while seeing the concert. We are so pleased that you loved the hotel. We hope to see you again soon when your travels bring you back to Columbia, SC. Thank you again and Happy Holidays! -...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here when students were out so the rates were really low. The entire place was pretty nice, very clean and comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay. Location was central to just about everything: $5-$8 uber rides anywhere you want to go.

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Baker F, Thank you for reviewing your stay on TripAdvisor. I am so glad to hear you found our hotel nice, clean and comfortable. I look forward to sharing your comments with our team and to let them now that you really enjoyed your stay. Thank you again and we wish you Happy Holidays! Warmest Regards, Holly Penny

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Courtyard Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC is located in the heart of the University Historic area within walking distance to the Colonial Arena, Columbia Convention Center, Koger Center, State Capitol and The Vistas Entertainment District. Amenities include a new state of the art Fitness Center, complimentary Guest Appreciation receptions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 with free beer, wine and appetizers and free wireless internet access throughout the Hotel. Complimentary transportation is provided to the Vistas and Five Points restaurants as well as neighboring businesses. Cocky's Bar provides libations Monday through Saturday evenings and a dinner menu is offered Sunday through Thursday nights fromt 5-10pm. The Courtyard USC also has complimentary access to the Capital City Club, a private restaurant and bar on top of the tallest building in South Carolina! Courtyard Columbia is the premier sponsor of USC Gamecock Athletics! ... more   less 

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Address: 630 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-4029
Region: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Price Range: ₹ 8,825 - ₹ 15,109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC 3*
Number of rooms: 189
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Courtyard Columbia Downtown At Usc Hotel Columbia
Marriott Columbia
Columbia Courtyard
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#16 Family Hotel in Columbia
#23 Business Hotel in Columbia
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