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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for one night while in town for a conference. The hotel was centrally located and was very close to the capitol building. The lobby and rooms were very clean and spacious. The lady working at the front desk was also nice. Breakfast was relatively good, as far as hotel food goes. Would stay here again because of the good...

Thank Linnea R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for one night during a recent visit to area. Lobby area is clean spacious and nice. Check in was efficient. Breakfast standard fare for HI express. Good location for downtown access. Standard clean rooms. Access can be a little tricky due to one way street. Better than average.

Thank Bill H
Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I stay at this hotel reluctantly when I am on call for the hospital that I work for. I say reluctantly because they have a contract with my hospital for direct billing to the hospital when I or another employee needs to stay there; however, the staff does not understand what direct billing means and makes me give them my...

1Thank cadgurl19
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown, responded to this review

Dear cadgurl19, Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your comments are highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. I can assure you that your comfort and satisfaction are of utmost importance to us and...

Cabins, West Virginia
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I stayed here with a friend to visit the capitol building and Univ. of SC campus. It was very close to the capitol and downtown. Also close to the State Museum which is well worth a visit especially if you like Civil War history. The hotel is very clean and newly renovated. Our room was very nice with new bedding,...

Thank RudyPumpkin
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I stayed here on business. I felt safe here, but I found the hotel to be a bit dated. The pool is just outside the front door, adjacent to the parking lot. The hotel is technically in walking distance to downtown, but I did not see many people walking in this area, and it would be a long-ish to go...

Thank Julie K
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Julie K, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. We would like to apologize for falling short of your expectations regarding our internet connection and staff. We also regret that you found our hotel to be dated. Reviews like yours are very valuable as they enable us to target areas we...

Reviewed 22 August 2016

I ended up here at the insistence of a colleague who read the reviews and claimed it was great, overall I think this place is decent. It has a decent enough breakfast, a pool, and it's not too expensive. The issue really is the beds and rooms. The beds are way too soft, I ended up with a backache from...

Thank Anna S
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Anna S, Thank you for choosing us and for leaving a review. I am happy that you were able to enjoy the food selection. However, it is regrettable that the beds and the noise challenges may have caused you. I have forwarded your comments to our hotel management for us to assist you better in the future. Thank you...

Panama City, Florida
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The AC nearly drove me out is was so cold. Once I got that under control, everything else was a breeze. Large room, comfortable bed, nice furnishings, well appointed bathroom, clean, and GOOD LIGHTING! Nice towels, plenty of hot water and room on the vanity, hook on bathroom door for hanging clothes. Great.

Thank neasep
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

It is very nice and clean. Staff is very friendly. Our kids even mentioned the breakfast lady because she was so nice. She definitely loves her job. 😊 The front desk handed us more towels when asked with no questions or tell us someone will be there later which was nice. The only thing that was disappointing was the $100...

Thank Alison S
Hamilton Island, Australia
Reviewed 19 July 2016

The hotel itself was clean and comfortable. I did feel the bed was not supportive enough, though. The breakfast was really good. They have a pancake machine where pancakes come out through rollers. Pancakes were a little tough, but still not too bad. Now, here is why I won't stay here again. They put a $100 hold on my credit...

Thank Tari M
Gurgaon, India
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This was one of those short trips, in and out of Columbia in two days. Great place to stay, the staff were friendly and helpful. Loads of eating joints around and ease of commuting. The hotel is centrally location, very close to the office premises as well as education centers.

Thank Ari S
Hiex C, Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay! We are also glad that you were able to take in the downtown area during your visit. Thank you for taking your time to write a review as your feedback is much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon should your travels bring you back to the Columbia area!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the Historic District of Downtown Columbia, SC and just minutes away from USC, Finley Park, and Columbia Metropolitan Civic Center. We offer free hot breakfast, free wired and wireless high speed internet, manager reception Mon - Thurs, free local calls, and 32 inch HDTV's in every room! Whether here on business or leisure, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia has what you are looking for. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown

Address: 501 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Region: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Price Range: $127 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 81
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Columbia Downtown
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown Hotel Columbia
Comfort Suites Columbia
Columbia Comfort Suites
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“Request a room facing parking lot, not the busy highway.”
 of 5 bubbles RudyPumpkin, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The elevators and vending are at one end of a long hall. Try to get a room in the smaller digits for added convenience.”
 of 5 bubbles neasep, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get a room facing away from the parking lot lights. They are really bright!”
 of 5 bubbles 993hectorf, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We stayed on the parking lot side. Odd numbers.”
 of 5 bubbles MrsPierce2U, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If you are staying more than a night, make SURE to get a room on the non-traffic side. There is major traffic about 6:30am-8:30am.”
 of 5 bubbles orreo5859, 12 Feb 2016 | Read review
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