I stayed in this hotel the weekend of April 20th, 2012. I chose it mainly because of it's close proximity to the University of S. Carolina campus. The location was indeed very nice unfortunately my hotel room was not. The room reminded me of a roadside motel from the 1970's and looked like it had not been upgraded since. The bed's were hard, the bed linens were sparse. The bathroom was just nasty and had a bathtub that was at least 20 years old with water temperature flucuating from extremely hot to very cold every 20 seconds or so. Any noise from outside the room seemed to enter the room unabated as if the door was open even when it wasn't. The parking lot was overcrowded through my entire stay as well so I had to walk about 100 yards from my car to my room.
Needless to say I wouldn't recommend staying at this hotel unless you are truly desparate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Hotel Columbia
- Clarion Columbia
- Columbia Clarion