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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stayed for three nights near the end of January. Everything impressed us. The room was well furnished with everything working as it should. The breakfast contained a complete array of items that attendants kept supplied. They also insured the breakfast area was kept clean and tidy. A mile walk brings you to many of the restaurants and bars of...

Thank Margaret0314
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I stayed at this property in mid august for 14 nights in a room facing the front entrance. The hotel is not walking distance (by car is just a few minutes) to the main area Gervais street where there are a lot of restaurants and bars etc. Since I did not have a car i had to take an uber...

Thank Nikhil P
Fort Washington, Maryland
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Overall it was a good experience Check In was easy and quick our room was ready. We stayed in room 418 (top floor) Housekeeping was great! Free breakfast in the mornings was pretty good the only negative was the scrambled eggs (if that's what you want to call them) Great location near Gervais st where all the restaurants were located....

Thank MrsCKW
Northwest Arkansas
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Stayed here one night on a business trip to Columbia. Hotel is clean and modern. Breakfast was fresh, well-stocked and inviting. All of the staff were pleasant and professional. I had a small issue with the shower curtain rod and it was addressed with a smile. A little traffic noise but I'm a heavy sleeper so it didn't bother me...

Thank ejchron
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Our first visit to Columbia SC for my sons wedding. What a nice hotel. The staff was attentive and very pleasant. The grounds were clean, the rooms were clean and fairly large. We had the suite and it suited our needs very well. The shower was huge, and excellent. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Mothert1313
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Stayed for one night while in town for a conference. The hotel was centrally located and was very close to the capitol building. The lobby and rooms were very clean and spacious. The lady working at the front desk was also nice. Breakfast was relatively good, as far as hotel food goes. Would stay here again because of the good...

Thank Linnea R
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night during a recent visit to area. Lobby area is clean spacious and nice. Check in was efficient. Breakfast standard fare for HI express. Good location for downtown access. Standard clean rooms. Access can be a little tricky due to one way street. Better than average.

Thank Bill H
Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I stay at this hotel reluctantly when I am on call for the hospital that I work for. I say reluctantly because they have a contract with my hospital for direct billing to the hospital when I or another employee needs to stay there; however, the staff does not understand what direct billing means and makes me give them my...

2Thank cadgurl19
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown, responded to this review

Dear cadgurl19, Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your comments are highly valuable to us and will assist us in our continuous efforts to maintain and improve the service level we aim for. I can assure you that your comfort and satisfaction are of utmost importance to us and...

Cabins, West Virginia
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I stayed here with a friend to visit the capitol building and Univ. of SC campus. It was very close to the capitol and downtown. Also close to the State Museum which is well worth a visit especially if you like Civil War history. The hotel is very clean and newly renovated. Our room was very nice with new bedding,...

Thank RudyPumpkin
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I stayed here on business. I felt safe here, but I found the hotel to be a bit dated. The pool is just outside the front door, adjacent to the parking lot. The hotel is technically in walking distance to downtown, but I did not see many people walking in this area, and it would be a long-ish to go...

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Julie K, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. We would like to apologize for falling short of your expectations regarding our internet connection and staff. We also regret that you found our hotel to be dated. Reviews like yours are very valuable as they enable us to target areas we...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the Historic District of Downtown Columbia, SC and just minutes away from USC, Finley Park, and Columbia Metropolitan Civic Center. We offer free hot breakfast, free wired and wireless high speed internet, manager reception Mon - Thurs, free local calls, and 32 inch HDTV's in every room! Whether here on business or leisure, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia has what you are looking for. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown

Address: 501 Taylor St, Columbia, SC 29201-2738
Region: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Price Range: $185 - $414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 81
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Columbia Downtown
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown Hotel Columbia
Comfort Suites Columbia
Columbia Comfort Suites
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“Avoid front entrance facing rooms as there is a trainline and the parking lights glare towards the room.”
 of 5 bubbles 862nikhilp, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Request a room facing parking lot, not the busy highway.”
 of 5 bubbles RudyPumpkin, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The elevators and vending are at one end of a long hall. Try to get a room in the smaller digits for added convenience.”
 of 5 bubbles neasep, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get a room facing away from the parking lot lights. They are really bright!”
 of 5 bubbles 993hectorf, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We stayed on the parking lot side. Odd numbers.”
 of 5 bubbles MrsPierce2U, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
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