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Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I chose this hotel because it was the nicest one with government rate in downtown. I will not be coming back to this hotel, however. Bad: The sound deadening in between rooms is poor. The TV is outdated, with no HDMI inputs and 9 out of 10 channels are not HD. The bathroom is tiny, to the point where the...

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

Hello Rob B, Thank you for choosing our hotel and thank you for providing feedback regarding your stay. I am very sorry to hear that you had issues with noise and TV. I am also sorry that you found the bathroom tiny and not much storage in the room. Please note that we do have two room suites available on...

New Jersey
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Perfect location to visit USC. Lobby staff on arrival were wonderful. Easy to park your car and no charge. Hotel was clean and up to date. They have a nice bar area in the lobby. My only complaint is the noise from the ac/heater unit which there is nothing they can truly do about. Otherwise great stay with my 2...

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

Hello Missy0928, Thank you for providing such a great review on TripAdvisor regarding your most recent stay. I look forward to sharing your feedback with our team. I would like to offer my apology for the HVAV unit being loud. Please let us know when you have any issues while staying and we will do our best to resolve them...

Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Room was clean..... very friendly staff.... bed was amazing and location of hotel was extremely convenient to the arena. I would absolutely stay again if they didnt charge the guests for wifi and coffee. Those things should have been complimentary.

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

Tare W, We are so appreciative of your feedback. The staff at our hotel are genuine people who want to help all guests. It is great to read your comment and know you felt that way. Our internet is always complimentary and we also have an option for Stay with breakfast at our Courtyard. We really hope when you make...

Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

The hotel location is perfect to get to the coliseum, convention center, or any part of the USC campus. The staff including the general managers Ashley and Holly were out of sight. Holly helped us get a bouquet for our daughter after her state choir performance which was absolutely amazing. The hotel is OK the room was large but the...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback on TripAdvisor and through our Guest Survey. We take great pride in the service that we provide you, our guest. It was such a pleasure getting to know you and your family over the two days. I do want to apologize to you for the size of our bathrooms...

Morris, Illinois
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott at downtown Columbia this past weekend and the location of this hotel is absolutely perfect if you are planning on doing this on the campus of University of South Carolina. The hotel was great, typical Marriott. The staff, however, was not typical....they were EXCEPTIONAL. Every person that I came in contact with, was so...

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

WOW! Thank you for such a great review. I look forward to sharing your review with our team and we hope to get the chance to provide you with exceptional service again soon. Kindest Regards, Holly Penny

Syracuse, United States
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This is the perfect location if you want to be close to the University of South Carolina, and close to the restaurants and bars downtown. The hotel is comfortable and clean, and has a nice bar, great staff and lots of amenities. The price is a little high, but not unreasonable for quality of stay and prime location.

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

David C, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your accommodation needs while staying in Downtown Columbia. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, found the location to be convenient and the amenities and staff to be great! We hope that we get the chance to serve you again soon. Happy and Safe Travels, Holly Penny

Reviewed 8 January 2016

We picked the Courtyard due to it's location and it was a good choice. Loved the decor, rooms were clean, and free wi-fi. They do provide earplugs for "train noise." Not sure what that was about but didn't hear any trains. Would definitely stay here again.

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

Hello Charlotte M, Thank you for giving us a great review on TripAdvisor. We love that you found our location to be great. We are also very pleased that you found our hotel clean. We take great pride in providing you with a great stay. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you soon. Warmest Regards, Holly Penny

Long Beach Island, New Jersey
Reviewed 16 December 2015

The Marriott Courtyard at downtown Columbia is a great hotel if you want to be as close to the University of South Carolina as possible. The Horseshoe is within walking distance as well as most dorms. The hotel has been recently up-graded and the rooms are very clean. Most of the reviewer's complaining about the Railroad train noise don't understand...

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

Hello Dave Y, Thank you very much for the great review on TripAdvisor. I am so pleased to hear that you found our location to be great for downtown and the University of South Carolina. I am also pleased to hear that you like the hotels recently completed renovation. We are so proud to be located in the heart of...

Mantua, New Jersey
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We have stayed at this hotel many times over the past few years as our daughter was attending USC. We have never had any problems until this visit. The first problem was a loud party that was taking place in a nearby room into the early morning hours. It took multiple phone calls to the front dest before the problem...

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

Hello Mr. Chuck S and Family, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay on Trip Advisor. I would like to apologize to you again for the issues you had with the noise disturbance from the room above you and for the amount of time it took to resolve the issue. Please know that I will be...

Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I enjoyed our stay here very much. Number one priority for me is cleanliness and our room fit the bill. I also loved the modern decor and furniture. Very chic. My favorite part might have been the parking though. Our stay last year in Columbia was at another location and we had to either valet park or park ourselves and...

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

Hello Lisa B, Thank you for such a great review on Trip Advisor. We take great pride in our hotel and the service given to each and every guest. I am so pleased to hear that you found our hotel clean and chic! I am also glad to hear that you found our complimentary garage parking convenient. Thank you again...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • 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: $122 - $271 (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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