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Review of Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Columbia

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Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Columbia
Ranked #21 of 94 Hotels in Columbia
Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“FABULOUS!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

We booked here using our Hilton Honors Points and because it was a pet friendly hotel and only Doubletree in the Hilton group is. Turns out the pet friendly rooms are a separate corridor just off the lobby with very easy access to an outside door with lots of grass and green space for the dog. Their weight limit is a very generous 75 lbs where most places are 20 - 25. Our sweet Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever was content as could be to be with us and the beds (for humans) were SUPER comfy. There were no 'animal smells' or heavy disinfectant smell, and everything was spotlessly clean. All the accomodations were terrific. We had drinks in Columbos and then dinner out on the town at a very neat place called the Flying Saucer. If you like beer, you go here!!!! Great food, too. PS- the Doubletree Cookies were warm, gooey and even the DOG was begging for some. We WILL return here.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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209 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

I have stayed on many of hotels and this hotel is excellent. Staff is corteous as well as very clean rooms. Will always come back to this hotel...

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La Jolla, California
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

Clean rooms, Sleep Number Beds, updated furniture. I don't like the area, as it is not the newest with all the hippest restaurants; BUT it is very convenient to 3 interstates (I-20, I-26, I-126). I'd stay here again.

The smoky smell seemed disgusting for the 1st minute, but upon turning on the room AC/Heat fan the smell was gone. I despise smoke and this was more than bearable.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Europe
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

One night stay as often is the case when travelling. Best thing about this location if the free cookie. Staff very friendly and our room was upgraded as I am a Hilton Diamond, but the King room was smaller than any Hampton Inn I've stayed at.

The bathroom was minute, and the room heating did not blow in the bathroom, so it was icy cold unless you left the door open to let in the room heat.

This hotel is mainly used for conferences and as there were none when we stayed the place was like a grave. However, we could hear the elevator and corridor noise even though we were some feet way from it, and in an executive room.

The restaurant was the biggest disappointment. They call it an Italian eatery, but the name is where the similarity ends. It's just an average eatery. The restaurant was actually closed due to the lack of guests, so they were serving the menu on tables laid up in the bar. Service was from person who was also tending bar. Food was mediocre and all frozen with my battered tilapia being luke warm and the batter all soggy.

So all in all there are far better places to spend over $100 a night for a stopover hotel. I would not use this hotel for anything other than a stopover in an emergency, or if you are attending an event at this location. If you do stay, eat out.

Room Tip: Get a suite if you want some space and a big tub. They come with a whirlpool.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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New Smyrna Beach, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

Stayed here on our way to a wedding in northern North Carolina and were very pleased. We found all the employees to be extremely helpful and friendly. I asked for a mini frig and it was placed in the room before we made it up there. The room was quiet, very clean and seemed to be updated. Only problem was the directions to the hotel both from MapQuest and the hotel web site. Need to be much more specific. The desk clerk at check in said they frequently hear that complaint. As nice a Doubletree as we've stayed in.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Columbia

Property: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Columbia
Address: 2100 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29210 (Formerly Radisson Hotel Columbia & Conference Center)
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Columbia
#22 Business Hotel in Columbia
#30 Family Hotel in Columbia
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,033 - ₹ 18,131
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Columbia 3.5*
Number of rooms: 236
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia South Carolina hotel at the crossroads of I-20 and I-26 near Lake Murray is a modern, full service hotel located minutes from the South Carolina capitol building and downtown Columbia. We are less than 10 minutes from any area attraction, Riverbanks Zoo, EdVenture Children’s Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia Convention Center, the Columbia Metropolitan airport, South Carolina State Museum, Colonial Life arena, golf courses, and the Vista entertainment district. Our spacious contemporary guest rooms and suites feature pampering baths, large work desks with two phone lines and data ports, high-def 32-inch flat screen TVs, luxurious Sweet Dreams bedding, complimentary wired and wireless high-speed internet access also available in lobby and public areas, and coffee or tea by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. Our pet-friendly hotel also provides guest amenities including a full services restaurant, an atrium bar, in-room dining, outdoor swimming pool, open sundeck, sand volleyball court, 24-hour fitness center, complimentary airport shuttle, meeting facilities for up to 1,800 people, and a gift shop. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Radisson Hotel Columbia
Radisson Columbia
Columbia Radisson

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