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Inn at USC Wyndham Garden
Ranked #6 of 94 Hotels in Columbia
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Plano, Texas
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78 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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“Great lobby, decent rooms, ideal location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

If you're visiting or doing business at the Univ. of SC, you can't beat this hotel. Very reasonable rates, rooms that are nothing fancy (but VERY clean and well-appointed) and a perfect location. The lobby is done up like an old Southern home. Don't miss the library which is downright charming. Fitness center is decent, service is very nice (as you would expect is Columbia).

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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gm-usc, General Manager at Inn at USC Wyndham Garden, responded to this review, 17 February 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at the Inn at USC! As you mentioned, the lobby of the hotel is a 101 year old home that we converted into public space and guest rooms. We hope that it gives our guests the feeling that they are staying in someone's home. And I agree, the library is my favorite as well! We hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to Columbia.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

We stayed here Jan. 27 & 28 while visiting our daughter and her boyfriend who live close by in Cayce, SC. I booked a King Suite for $143/night, the web rate. While this is a charming and well-done renovation of an older home, and very comfortable and scrupulously clean. it is not a super-luxurious inn, just very nice and comfortable. Part of the old home has been renovated into rooms and public areas, but they saved most of the old architectual features, and it's beautiful. There are wings on either side with more rooms, as well as conference and meeting spaces.

Our room was divided into a bedroom and separate small living area. Furnishings were nice, but not overly fancy. Bedding was very nice and comfortable. Bath was nice, but again, not luxurious. We enjoyed the wonderful buffet breakfast, included, and the self-parking. Service was great, and very friendly. Location is fabulous, right next to USC campus, which we walked in the mornings, and a residential area of older homes. Very pretty place in a nice area of town. We are not alums, but I can only imagine how much fun it is to stay here on game weekends!

We'll stay here again when we visit the next time.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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gm-usc, General Manager at Inn at USC Wyndham Garden, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write of review of your recent stay at the Inn at USC! I'm happy that you enjoyed your time with us and found the accomodations to be comfortable. We want you to feel like you're staying at the home of a friend. We hope to see you again soon! And yes, it's a LOT of fun here on football weekends!
Diane Keally
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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

Through the four years our son was at USC we stayed at the Inn whenever we got the chance.
Wonderful service, very nice rooms and an outstanding breakfast! Being able to park and walk around the campus and surrounding area is very convenient. We were able to reserve a room for graduation weekend two years prior and lock in the price and dates!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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gm-usc, General Manager at Inn at USC Wyndham Garden, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your stay at the Inn at USC! As you mentioned, we are just steps away from campus and the perfect location for anyone visiting USC. Congratulations on your son's graduation! We hope that you find the time to return to Columbia for future visits.
Diane Keally
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

I'm la little less enthusiastic than some reviewers here. Yes, the room was very comfortable. Yes, the staff were friendly and helpful. And the location and parking are fine, especially if you have business at the university. But wifi in my room was spotty, and for a place called both an "inn" and a "boutique hotel" it has a rather institutional feel. The cooked breakfasts were nothing special, there was no bottled water in the rooms, which I feel is stingy, and I would have liked some fresh milk in my coffee, not just coffee-mate and half-and-half. In fairness, Iadmit I didn't ask.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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gm-usc, General Manager at Inn at USC Wyndham Garden, responded to this review, 31 January 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review concerning your recent stay at the Inn at USC! We appreciate all feedback and it will be considered as we are constantly trying to improve our product. I hope that on your next trip to the Columbia area that you will give us another opportunity to serve you.
Diane Keally
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

This is a unique hotel, such a wonderful change from routine chains. My daughter and I istayed here while visiting USC. It was so convenient. We walked to the campus and even stopped back a few times between tours and meetings. The sweet tea, cucumber water, coffee and tea is available all day. The sitting area in the lobby was so gorgeous, even more so because it was decorated fror Christmas. The room was nice and clean. It had a refrigerator. The negative was the size of the bathroom, unusually small but fine. The made to order eggs and pancakes were also several steps above your standard hotel breakfast. If I return to the area, this would absolutely be my hotel of choice!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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gm-usc, General Manager at Inn at USC Wyndham Garden, responded to this review, 4 January 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review from your recent stay at the Inn at USC! We truly appreciate the feedback and hope that you will stay with again when your travels bring you to Columbia.

Diane Keally
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

I've stayed at the Inn at USC twice and intend to stay there again. It's just a short walk to the center of campus. Very friendly front desk staff. Nice breakfast.

It will be full on football weekends so call early.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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gm-usc, General Manager at Inn at USC Wyndham Garden, responded to this review, 29 November 2011
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at the Inn at USC! As you mentioned, we are directly across from the University of South Carolina. We are also just minutes from Five Points and the Vista. We hope to see you again soon!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

My husband and I live in Columbia, and when company overflows our house, the Inn at USC is where we put the excess! We even stayed here one night to "test" it out for our houseguests. Our king suite was palatial and quiet. You'll be coddled with cocktails, cookies, and a cooked to order breakfast, in comfortable surroundings. The USC campus, the Statehouse grounds, and downtown Columbia are a stone's throw away, and with the Inn's free parking, you can walk just about anywhere worth visiting.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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gm-usc, General Manager at Inn at USC Wyndham Garden, responded to this review, 21 November 2011
Thank you so much for leaving a review of your recent stay at the Inn at USC! Reviews like yours will help us get the higher rating that we are hoping for. Until then, we hope to see you back again when your in the Columbia area.

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Property: Inn at USC Wyndham Garden
Address: 1619 Pendleton St, Columbia, SC 29201-3809 (Formerly Inn at USC)
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Columbia
#9 Business Hotel in Columbia
#10 Romantic Hotel in Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Inn at USC Wyndham Garden 3*
Number of rooms: 117
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