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Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC

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Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a typical Courtyard by Marriott. Our (upgraded) room was quite large, clean, and very nicely furnished. It was also extremely quiet. The staff was extremely attentive and helpful. Overall we had an excellent stay at this property (which is quite convenient to the University of South Carolina)

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

Hello SusaDogue, Thank you for the great review on TripAdvisor. We take great pride in the service and product that we provide you, our guest! I look forward to sharing your feedback with our team and we hope to get the chance to serve you again soon. Happy Holidays! - Holly Penny

Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I reviewed this hotel a year ago after a very pleasant stay. We loved the rooms, the location, the convenience of the parking garage, and the friendly staff. My only complaint was the difficulty using their Wi-Fi. This year our room was very beat up and not very clean. It was also an extremely noisy room. We heard hallway traffic...

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

Lisa B, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay on TripAdvisor. I look forward to sharing your feedback regarding our rooms, location, parking and friendly staff to our team. I am very sorry to hear that the wifi was not working properly during your stay. I have reported this to our engineering team to get it resolved immediately. I am...

Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Came to the hotel expecting a typical stay. I was amazed at the level of service displayed by staff. Everyone included housekeeping was phenomenal. Saw a beautiful Persian girl walking through lobby, perhaps she worked there as she was only behind the front desk sporadically. I wanted to speak to her but was intimidated. Beautiful girl in a beautiful black...

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

Bklutz12, Thank you for staying with us while visiting Columbia. We are so pleased to hear that you had a fantastic stay and you found our team to be phenomenal. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you again. Safe Travels. Holly Penny

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I have stayed in many hotels but this time was different. My sister has struck my car was in the Critical Care unit at the trauma center. But the hotel staff here went over and beyond our expectations they were always pleasant and smiled. They even left us flowers for her in are room. The room had 2 queens and...

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

Hello Matthew Z, Thank you for such a great review on TripAdvisor. You and your family are our Courtyard Family and we think about you all often. If you should need anything from us, please do not hesitate to call. You will continue to be in our thoughts. Warmest Regards, Holly Penny

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice Courtyard in the heart of USC. Walk to the Convention Center. The rooms are nice and clean. The staff is very professional and helpful. In house bar serves until 11pm. Free parking. Shuttle service available too.

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

Thank you for such a great comment on TripAdvisor! I look forward to sharing your comments with our team! Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Warmest Regards, Holly Penny

Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Nice hotel with relatively good location to downtown Columbia. Clean and spacious rooms. Typical Courtyard restaurant, therefore nothing to get excited about. Local restaurants are your best choices. The hotel shuttle bus will take you to the local restaurants and/or any point of interests. Staff friendly and helpfull.

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

Hello Paul D, Thank you for the review on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to hear that you found your room spacious and clean. We pride ourselves on our service we provide you and I am glad to hear that we provided just that. I do hope that we get the chance to serve you again soon. Thank you for...

arkansastraveler74
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I haven't stayed here since it was the Holiday Inn... the hotel has definitely had a lot of renovation. It is a very nice place to stay. It is located close to everything on campus. The lobby was updated and the rooms were nice. I didn't have any issues with noise from the street like others stated. The parking garage...

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

Hello Arkansastraveler74, Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. We are so glad to hear you came back. Yes, it certainly has changed since being a Holiday Inn! I am very sorry that the garage was tricky. Please note, we do have open air spaces on the top deck which is easily accessible to the 2nd level of the...

Glen Rock, New Jersey
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Perfect for visiting USC. I do not agree with previous writers that there is some street noise. Only an occasional train whistle. Being able to walk to all parts of USC makes this a good place to stay. The A/C unit was not loud and the lobby renovated is very nice. The outdoor pool saw no use on this windy...

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

Hi Pete K, Thank you for reviewing your stay on TripAdvisor. I am thrilled to hear that you had a great stay and found our hotel perfect for visiting USC. I will be sharing your comments with our team. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Safe Travels, Holly Penny

Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Full disclosure: I am a Marriott Premium member A number of times I have railed against the Courtyard brand after the introduction of the "Bistro" concept several years ago. The bar was limited, the food was mediocre at best and they took a lot away from the business traveler. This Courtyard has forced me to re-evaluate my previous position regarding...

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

Hi Harry E, I am so pleased to hear that we are helping you change your view of the Courtyard brand. It was a shock to many when they removed the buffet, but with the Bistro, we are getting great reviews/feedback. The many cook to order options and Starbucks have been a great addition to the Bistro concept. The team...

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Street noise very loud. So much so that they give you ear plugs by your bed. Also they offer no free breakfast and no free coffee. Breakfast service is very slow and marginal quality at a premium price. I would not recommend this hotel.

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Greetings! Thank you for your recent review regarding your stay. I am very sorry that we fell short of missing your expectations while staying with us. Our number one goal is to make sure you, our guest, has a wonderful experience each and ever stay. Courtyard brand has a lot to offer even though our breakfast is not free. We...

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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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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 

Additional Information about Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC

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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Columbia Courtyard
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#16 Family Hotel in Columbia
#23 Business Hotel in Columbia
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