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Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC

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Raleigh, NC
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246 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We stayed at this Courtyard on a Sunday night after moving our daughter into her cottage at Columbia College. My wife booked a room for us and we were upgraded to the 1-BR suite on the 6th floor. The decor was more modern than I prefer, but everything was new. Bathroom was a little cramped. No hot water on the... More 

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

Hello TurksHeadGuy! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay on TripAdvisor. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Suite even though the new décor is more modern than you prefer. I am very sorry to hear that the bathroom was cramped, the hot water wasn’t working properly and the AC was loud and not... More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 25 August 2015

This hotel is located right in downtown Columbia, just a mile from the restaurant/bar district. My husband and I were in town with my sister for our brother's graduation from Basic Training, and it was just a short drive away from Ft. Jackson, close enough that we didn't even need to get back on the highway. The Market was super... More 

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

Hello Kristi F, Wow, thank you for the outstanding review on TripAdvisor. First, thank you for taking note of Smirna, as she IS exceptional! I look forward to sharing your comments with her and the entire team. This is the type of service we strive to give each and every visit for each and every guest. Thank you again. I... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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55 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

I visited this hotel on last week a I was in town on business.The hotel itself was very kept up and clean. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable. The staff was very friendly. The only thing that really let me down was the parking and not that they didn't have plenty of parking, just that the lanes were so... More 

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

Hello Southern Prince, Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to write a review about your stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that you found our hotel clean, spacious and comfortable. I will be sharing your comments with our team, especially the ones regarding their friendliness. In your comments, you mentioned that you were... More 

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91 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Ok as far as reviews go for hotels this is as good as I think it gets. It's very convenient location to campus made it enjoyable as well as the clean room. The room is stock just as you would expect and the staff was friendly. Seemed to have a nice bar, restaurant and a 24 hour starbucks. Will definitely... More 

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

Hello John N, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. I am very glad to hear you found our location convenient to USC. I look forward to sharing your comments with our team as we strive to provide you with a flawless stay each and every visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon... More 

Lynbrook, New York
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168 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

My sister & I brought my daughter here to attend orientation at USC. This is very convenient to the school. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Glad parking & wifi are included. The main area of hotel is very nice. We did ask for a late checkout which they couldn't accommodate us with. When making a reservation... More 

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

Thank you very much for your feedback regarding your stay. We are so glad to hear that you found our location convenient to USC. We are also glad that you were able to use our complimentary internet and parking. I look forward to sharing your comments with our housekeeping team because they strive to provide you with a very clean... More 

Georgetown, South Carolina
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

This Courtyard by Marriott has recently been completely refurbished. The public spaces are really nice. My room was beautiful and overlooked the pool. Great parking garage and the staff is great. Shuttle service provided to the Vista area in the evening makes it easy to go out for dinner and drinks. Directly across the street from Carolina Coliseum, a block... More 

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

Hello Llcob, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to provide such a great review on TripAdvisor. We take great pride in providing you, our guest, with an outstanding stay. I am pleased to hear that you loved our new look! We are super excited about our newly renovated property. Thank you again for your comments and... More 

Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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60 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

This hotel is ideal for a downtown hotel. We attended a concert at the arena and the location was perfect within walking distance and to dining and bars. We were greeted warmly with smiles and cold water upon arrival. Very helpful staff. Rooms are spacious and beds are comfortable. Parking is limited but free!. I would stay again.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your outstanding feedback with us. It’s very important to our team to provide our guests with outstanding service. We appreciate you acknowledging the work of our team. We are also happy to hear that you found our location to be convenient to the Colonial Life Arena and many restaurants. Thank you again... More 

Tampa, Florida
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300 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Came here for one night while in transit. The location is imbedded within USC campus area. Parking in garage is tight for large vehicles. Staff was excellent and the checkin was a breeze! Room was clean and my view was kind of crappy overlooking a parking garage. Bathrooms are a little small, but the staff was very friendly and I... More 

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

Hello Jderb, Thank you for taking the time out of your day to review our hotel. I look forward to sharing your great comments regarding our excellent staff and the checkin. Yes, our parking garage has smaller spaces but please note that the third upper level has much larger spaces and are easily assessable two the 2nd level of our... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2015

My husband and I stayed here on our way to the beach. The room was very nice although the bed was not very comfortable. The hotel staff was very friendly even though we didn't check in until very late at night. The only issue we had is that the parking garage is very tight and we had trouble getting to... More 

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Bilyana F, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Dear TheStones511, It is always great to hear when guests enjoyed their stay and our newly renovated rooms. It sounds like you had a fun weekend planned, and we were privileged to be a part of it. Our bedding package is brand new. Our Housekeeping team has bought memory foam toppers they thought may make your next visit more comfortable!... More 

Louisville
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Stayed 2 nights during USC orientation and the location was excellent for the university and a very easy walk to restaurants. We have already booked our next two stays due to convenient location. The hotel was very clean and what I would expect from a Marriott. Basic wifi was free and parking is free but please be aware that parking... More 

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

Hello Mollyloblolly, Thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay on TripAdvisor. I am so delighted to hear that you found our staff polite and pleasant. I am also pleased to hear that you enjoyed our new outdoor space by the pool. It is such a great spot for friends and family to gather. I am very sorry to hear... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $130 - $299 (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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