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Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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...

Cape May, 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 28 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...

Springfield, Virginia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Courtyard while in town for a friend's wedding. Rooms are nice and the hotel is very clean. Noise from Assembly Street can be noticeable for light sleepers. Beds are very comfortable. Front desk staff still figuring out the mobile check-in process.

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

Hello Mwinslow58, Thank you for staying with us while visiting for your friends wedding. Also, thank you for taking the time to review your stay on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to hear you found our rooms nice and very clean. We will be addressing your concerns regarding the mobile check-in process. I am very sorry that this was not...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 16 October 2016

When I must stay in a hotel in a city, I look for free breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Two out of three is tolerable when you must stay in a particular hotel for a conference, and this was one of those time. I didn't get the free breakfast, which considering that the room cost about $40/night more than...

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

Hello BailsB43, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for taking the time to review your stay on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to hear you liked our complimentary parking and wifi. I am very sorry to hear that you did not have the Stay for Breakfast rate which will help with the overall cost and convenience of...

Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Really didn't want to rate this a 2 but not what we have come to expect with a Marriott property - room was what we would expect from any Marriott property - clean with expected amenities - they do have little coffee pots in the room now. Nice to see pet friendly. Now the not so nice - the parking...

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Hello Ferrel Family, Thank you for staying with us Sunday night and thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your stay. I would love to have the opportunity to speak with you directly regarding your experience. I welcome your correspondence. My phone number is 803.799.7800. I am very sorry that you had anything less than perfect will...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $123 - $274 (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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Also Known As:
Courtyard Columbia Downtown At Usc Hotel Columbia
Marriott Columbia
Columbia Courtyard
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#16 Family Hotel in Columbia
#23 Business Hotel in Columbia
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“Nicer view if you face the Strom Center and the Greek Village.”
 of 5 bubbles PeteK501, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room that is not facing Assembly St.”
 of 5 bubbles HarryE302, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make your reservation far before the date needed and ask for the best room rate they have.”
 of 5 bubbles BailsB43, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles BradA204, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Opt for a higher floor for privacy and less street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles sandkanderson, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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