We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel
Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel
Panoramas (6)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

522 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 519: English reviews
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

The rooms are small but the hospitality is big the people go out of their way to help you have awesome breakfast and they keep the rooms clean. I would recommend this old beautiful hotel to anyone coming to the capital city it's also on Main Street walk to great restaurants, clothing shops and by the way best Cigar shop... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Alexis S
Sheraton M, Public Relations Manager at Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a response on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that our wonderful staff was able to offer you the kind of southern hospitality we pride ourselves on here at the Sheraton. We appreciate you business and look forward to your return in the future. More 

Boston, MA
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2014

This hotel is in dire need of a renovation. I understand the need to retain the historic quality of the property, but it's appearance is very worn. The chunks of tiles in the lobby and elevator areas were missing. The room was old, with uneven wooden floorboards and scatter rugs (??). The desk had multiple knicks in it and looked... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Boxrmom
Sheraton M, Public Relations Manager at Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay at the Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel. We appreciate your feedback and will make the necessary changes to preserve our property so that it is up to our guests standards. We are a 100 year old building, therefore, we are constantly having to maintain our property and do take great pride in our unique property.... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

Unique hotel. On Main Street in Downtown Columbia. Tiny lobby. Even tinier 'Vault' restaurant/bar. No arrival area to unload car. $22 valet parking. You can also self-park on adjacent streets, (free on weekends). Area of Main Street is pretty desolate. Not much activity or many people in the area at night on the adjacent streets. Walking distance to Vista and... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank travelwiththebest
Sheraton_Staff, Guest Relations Manager at Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. I would like to apologize for the less than exceptional experience you had while visiting our property. We are a renovated bank building in which the original structure was kept. With that being said, some area of the hotel are unique in the design and size due... More 

Bradford
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

This is my fifth stay at the Sheraton and I have always had good experiences. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice and the air is clean, no latent cigarette odor. I like the charm of the old original wood floors and the views from the rooms. This trip I stayed on the club floor and spent... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Greg S
Sheraton_Staff, Public Relations Manager at Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor. We take great pride in our guests satisfaction and are delighted to hear you were happy with your accomodations. The club lounge is a great amenity with continental breakfast, snacks, and hor d'oeuvres. Thank you for your business and we look forward to your return in the future. More 

Atlanta, GA
Level Contributor
58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

I'll start out with that my check-in service was pleasant. The valet took my bags and my car, and I supposedly was upgraded to the club floor (room 1501). The room has hard wood floors, which were mopped by day 2 but sticky on day 1. The room needs a little TLC. The mirror in the bathroom is coming unhinged,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Itravelforfood
Sheraton_Staff, Front Office Manager at Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent stay at the Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel. I would like to begin by sending by deepest apologies for the inconveniences you encountered during your stay. We are taking every issue you encountered very serious and will be addressed immediately. We have very high standards here at the Sheraton and it is very disappointing to hear... More 

Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014

My daughter and I spent two nights at this Sheraton when we first arrived in Columbia. We loved the decor that captures the spirit of the building's origins. The Vault was a bank vault and today is a small bar and offers wine tastings. Our room had a sitting area and separate bedroom and 3 TVs- even one in the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Katermom
Sheraton_Staff, Public Relations Manager at Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent post on Trip Advisor. We value our guests feedback and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed you stay. We are a renovated bank building and have taken pride in keeping an original boutique style feel to our property. We thank you for your business and look forward to serving you in the future. More 

1 review
Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

I love this place. Me and my father went there to stay for a few nights just to get away. And the service was excellent and the whole interior of the place was just beauriful. As soon as you walk in you feel welcomed and at home.

Helpful?
Thank Cole T
Sheraton M, Public Relations Manager at Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear you and your father enjoyed your stay with us here at the Sheraton. We take great pride in our guests satisfaction. Thank you for your business and we look forward to your return in the future. More 

Alpharetta, Georgia
Level Contributor
67 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2013

Very nice rehab of an old bank. The hotel was full of character in just about every aspect and detail. The Vault was a nice little wine bar that I found to be very cozy and intimate. Traveling alone, I was able to enjoy the company of patrons and the bartenders, but I look forward to bringing my wife next... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stephen M
Sheraton M, Public Relations Manager at Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent Trip Advisor review. We value all of our guest's feedback and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at the Sheraton. The hardwood floors all of our guestrooms are original and the ambiance in the Vault Martini Lounge is like no other in Columbia. We look forward to you returning with your... More 

Darien
Level Contributor
34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2013

I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent at the Sheraton in Columbia. I will be honest that I spent most of my time in the concierge lounge with Cedrick, who made me feel right at home. I travel extensively and I am noticing more and more that employee's don't even look up from their phones to greet... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kimberley178
Sheraton M, Public Relations Manager at Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent post on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear about the impecable service you experienced during your stay. We take great pride in our guests satisfaction and appreciate all of your feedback. Thank you for your business at the Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel and we look forward to your return in the future. More 

Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
79 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

Good club lounge. Hotel old but quirky. Appears to be clean. Rooftop bar ok. It's a converted bank. Rooms are smallish. Pricy for location so everything a bit squashed together. Not a lot close by in evenings. Not sure many options for city. No issues.

Helpful?
Thank andrewv45
Sheraton M, Public Relations Manager at Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We are 100 year old renovated bank building, therefore, the room sizes of our sleeping rooms do vary since we built the rooms around the original structure. There are some rooms within the hotel that are smaller than others. There are multiple bars and restaurants within 5... More 

196 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (109)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (19)
Viewed
Room/Suite (19)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (11)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (52)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (76)
Viewed
Amenities (9)
Viewed
Dining (21)
Viewed
Standard King Room (23)
Viewed
The Hotel (23)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (11)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Columbia hotels
0.1 km away
Columbia Marriott
Columbia Marriott
#15 of 97 in Columbia
527 reviews
0.7 km away
Hilton Columbia Center
Hilton Columbia Center
#11 of 97 in Columbia
767 reviews
0.7 km away
Hyatt Place Columbia / Downtown / The Vista
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 km away
Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District
0.9 km away
Inn at USC Wyndham Garden
Inn at USC Wyndham Garden
#6 of 97 in Columbia
973 reviews
1.3 km away
Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
GreenPartner Learn More
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This sophisticated hotel is 1.3 miles from the South Carolina State Museum and 3.1 miles from Riverbanks Zoo. Modern rooms and suites with vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors offer free WiFi, desks with ergonomic chairs, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Some rooms add whirlpool tubs. Club rooms provide access to a lounge with complimentary breakfast and evening appetizers. There's a restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner, a trendy martini bar in a historic bank vault, and a hip rooftop lounge/bar. Full service Starbucks Reserve store in the lower lobby with fireplace and lounge chairs. Additional amenities include a 24/7 business center and a fitness center ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel

Address: 1400 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2806
Region: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Price Range: $140 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 133
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Starwood, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Odigeo and Travelocity so you can book your Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Columbia Sheraton
Hotel Style:
#24 Business Hotel in Columbia
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel staff and other travellers.
6 questions
Ask a question
Summerville, South Carolina
Killeen, Texas
5 months ago
Orlando
6 months ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
Atlanta, GA
over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Suites are worth it!!”
 of 5 bubbles kelseyb837, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Noisy... but you are downtown so that is expected. Higher up would be better.”
 of 5 bubbles L4623HUjeffk, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Club Lounge is a disaster. Not worth it for free.”
 of 5 bubbles pineappleguy, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles Dcaillier, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 802 was a great suite - which I assume all the floors ending in 02 are the suites.”
 of 5 bubbles Msdacko, 3 Jul 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay