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1619 Pendleton St, Columbia, SC 29201-3809
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Our South Carolina retreat boasts local charm, with Gamecock-inspired headboards and echoes of "Oot Oot." Plaids, chevron and touches of grass cloth come together in guestrooms. In the lobby, bright colors and cheery florals pop against dark wood paneling. Take in the bookish surroundings at our lobby-level café, Trophy Room, and fuel your muse with a caffeinated beverage or two.
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
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Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Dining area
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Cable / satellite TV
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Safe
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Telephone
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Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Dixie M wrote a review Yesterday
Cleveland, Ohio5 contributions2 helpful votes
We have stayed at The Graduate in Columbia, SC 3 times in 2022. Each time has been an Excellent experience. The rooms are clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. The Trophy Room is a great place to relax and have a drink and bite to eat. The menu is small but delicious. Staff are friendly, helpful! We will stay here again.
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Jen wrote a review Aug 2022
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina3 contributions
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The Graduate is the perfect hotel if visiting U of SC or even Columbia. Walking distance to many restaurants. Employees are very friendly and the hotel is so very cute. If you have any questions you can simply just txt them and they are very quick to respond.Highly recommend staying here.
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Passenger662738 wrote a review 2 Dec
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We loved our stay here!!! It is gorgeous, clean, and everyone was super helpful and friendly. I can't say enough about this property- we traveled from Pennsylvania to look at USC campus, and Graduate made it extra special! We plan on staying here again in the near future- highly recommend this beautiful hotel!!!!
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margaretvonw wrote a review Nov 2022
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Handicap Rooms have NO CLOSET. Lighting in rooms is abysmal - cannot see to read unless directly under the one light. No mirror in bedroom. Terrible water pressure. Service disappointing - had incorrect number of rooms for us and failed to put us together as had been promised.
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Response from Tanya Black, General Manager at Graduate Columbia, S.C.
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for your feedback on your most recent visit with our hotel. We always appreciate what our guests have to say about their experiences. I am saddened to hear that this stay was not up to your typical standard. Please be certain that we have passed along your concerns to the appropriate departments. To address some of your comments: Our accessible rooms do not have closets for multiple reasons, but mostly because we follow ADA guidelines set forth for all hotels in the United States. These guidelines state that an ADA compliant hotel room must allow for at least 36” of clear passageway for mobility. Guests in accessible rooms must be able to reach without excessive kneeling, bending, or stooping. Therefore closets are not conducive to these standards. Graduate design team is currently exploring options for the guest rooms for an option to hand clothing in these suites. Our records reflect that you booked your reservations through a third party site and accessible rooms were selected, Unfortunately, acessible rooms are spread throughout the property and not located beside or adjoining to other accessbile rooms. I would like to extend an apology on behalf of our hotel in regards to your upset over this Thanksgiving holiday. It is never our intention to cause family disrupt in any fashion. I do hope you and your family still managed to enjoy your holiday festivities despite the issues you encountered during your stay. I understand your frustration, and hope that you'll reconsider a future stay with Graduate Hotels.
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SixpackDC wrote a review Nov 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia278 contributions157 helpful votes
I stayed 5 nights at a balcony suite with a king bed. This is a relatively small boutique hotel. This property has an old antique charm but with a hip twist. There are no good restaurants in the immediate neighborhood but there are nice restaurants about 7-8 blocks west of the hotel and also the Five Points area south east of the hotel. Both of the internal doors (to the bathroom and to the bedroom) was sticky and very hard to close. The toilet flush handle had to be jiggled to prevent it from running. There is a bar which serve breakfast and food. The server was very nice and friendly but seemed to be understaffed. There are 3 nice patios/porches on the property. Seemed like most of the guests were students...at least they seemed to be young. I would consider staying here again.
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KN2022Nov wrote a review Nov 2022
Kitakyushu, Japan1 contribution1 helpful vote
It was very convenient for me to have a quick access to the USC campus and also to a Walgreens store and a Food Lion market. The hotel building has many exits and the hallways are complicated, but that makes a unique feature of this hotel.
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Genie B wrote a review Nov 2022
Salem, South Carolina24 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed here for our daughters tour of USC. Excellent hotel, great bar, great rooms, super location. This was our first stay, we will be back! The Trophy Room was a great place for drinks and a lite dinner.
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Elizabeth T wrote a review Nov 2022
Rock Hill, South Carolina86 contributions55 helpful votes
We have stayed at the Graduate in Columbia several times. We have found all staff to be so friendly and helpful. Edward made sure special requested items were placed in our room. The staff in Trophy Room (Shannon, Sam, Matt) were friendly and fun. So was Sean the food and beverage director made sure things were right. Olga was visiting to assist in hiring and training. What wonderful conversations we had! Cleaning crew asked if we had anything additional that we needed. Hotel is very clean. We enjoy meeting other guests in Trophy Room. The food, by the way, in the trophy room is good. We will return. L
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fearless733180 wrote a review Oct 2022
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Our Stay at Graduate, Columbia, S.C. Was Excellent, from Check In to Check Out; Great Property, Great Location, Great Staff, and Great Bar !!! The only thing that could have been Better, was if “ The GameCock’s “, had Beat Mizzou…
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Kathleen B wrote a review Oct 2022
Charleston, South Carolina3 contributions2 helpful votes
Our family stays at Graduate Hotels whenever we can. We find the artistic decor delightful, tasteful, and welcoming. The spaces inside the hotel are always cozy and very well done. And they are fun and affordable. My teens recently enjoyed playing basketball inside the UNC Chapel Hill Graduate last month during a college tour visit, enjoyed the proximity to campus on a college visit to the Columbia this past weekend, and is looking forward to the game room in the Charlottesville location when we tour University of VA next month. Also, the Columbia Graduate made for a wonderful girls' weekend with my daughter a few years ago. We'll be back!
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US$121 - US$208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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inn at usc hotel columbia
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Inn at USC
LOCATION
United StatesSouth CarolinaColumbia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Graduate Columbia, S.C.
Which popular attractions are close to Graduate Columbia, S.C.?
Nearby attractions include University of South Carolina (0.6 km), South Carolina State House (0.9 km), and Columbia Museum of Art (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Graduate Columbia, S.C.?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness centre, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Graduate Columbia, S.C.?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Graduate Columbia, S.C.?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Graduate Columbia, S.C.?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Graduate Columbia, S.C.?
Conveniently located restaurants include DI Prato's, Mr Friendly's New Southern, and Bourbon.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Graduate Columbia, S.C.?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Graduate Columbia, S.C.?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Graduate Columbia, S.C. offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Graduate Columbia, S.C.?
Many travellers enjoy visiting South Carolina State House (0.9 km), Robert Mills House & Gardens (1.0 km), and Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens (1.1 km).