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Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Courtyard this past weekend, attending baseball games at the University of South Carolina. Hotel is conveniently located, directly across from the USC basketball arena, and is within easy walking distance to many local restaurants. Free parking was available in the hotel's deck. Our only contact with the staff, which was at check-in, which went smoothly and were...

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Huntington, West Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff is very friendly and helpful. Convenient location if you're visiting USC. Room was clean and comfortable. My only complaint, the walls seemed thin because it felt like I heard every move the other guests made. Either that or guest nearby were very loud and inconsiderate. Recommend for convenience to campus.

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

Hello Nancy L, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay on TripAdvisor. I am very sorry to hear that you did not have a perfect stay due to the noise from your neighboring room. If we have the opportunity to have you as our guest again and you run into any type of issue or concern, please do not hesitate...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was quite disappointed after traveling the abroad to return to the states and stay at this hotel which was overprice and not at all worth the money. The rooms were average. I did enjoy the suite but the bathroom was so small I felt claustrophobic. The room and living area was okay. However, the stucco walls made the room...

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

Hello AKADiamondkut15, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. I am very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your stay. Our hotel has been a part of the City of Columbia since 1969. With that, we do have smaller bathrooms as compared to a newly built property and I am sorry for that inconvenience. However, I...

Jewett, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a typical (i.e., good) Courtyard hotel. It is located right on the edge of USC, just a few blocks from the state capital, and within walking distance of The Kroger Center. The shuttle service to restaurants was excellent although there was sometimes a wait. That's only because she was busy shuttling others around. Note: there's no shuttle service...

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

Hello Myogo, Thank you for the great review on TripAdvisor. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed our location at the University of South Carolina as well as the Vista and Main Street areas. Yes, the shuttle is not typically on Sunday's but we do however operate most Saturdays and every weekday evening from 5pm to 10pm. Also,...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is average at best. The room is clean.walk into room and there's ear plugs on each night stand and my wife and I can't figure out why BUT WHEN YOU TRY TO SLEEP THIS eDAMN TRAIN NEARBY BLOWS ITS AIRORN AT ALL HOURS OF NIGHT. IM WRITING THIS REVIEW AT 1:30 am after being woken from air horn....

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

Hello Sal M, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay on TripAdvisor. I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay due to the location being in close proximity to the local train. Our downtown location can mean extra street and train activity as much as we like to contain it. On your next visit, we...

Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Location location location. Perfect spot for both business and pleasure. Close to everything and an "on par" Marriott. Stays relatively booked so make advanced plans when possible. Popular hotel for football season.

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

Hi Stan S, Thank you for much for the great review on TripAdvisor. I am so pleased to hear that you found our location to be perfect. It is nice to be located right downtown in the heart of everything the city has to offer. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Safe Travels, Holly...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 3rd time there and the service is excellent and very friendly. Walking distance to almost everything. Nice pool area too. The head of housekeep kept asking if we needed anymore towels, pillows, etc and our room was perfect when done. Only advise is to stay on the side of the hotel that faces away if assembly street....

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

Hello mailo17, Thank you fro the great review and thank you for letting us be your home away from home when traveling to Columbia, SC. I look forward to sharing your comments with our team. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you soon. Warm Regards, Holly Penny

Aynor, United States
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We stayed for the weekend to visit daughter at USC and take her to the circus at Colonial Life Arena. The hotel staff was very nice. We arrived before check-in time and they let us check in early. I told the front desk clerk that we were in town for the circus and she told me about the hotels free...

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

Hello Dean J, Thank you for staying with us while traveling to Columbia for the circus. I do hope that you enjoyed the show. I look forward to sharing your comments with our team and to let Cynthia know how much you enjoyed her shuttle service. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon. Safe Travels, Holly...

Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My husband and I along with other members of my family rented 5 rooms at the courtyard. I recommended the Courtyard to my family thinking it would be a good place to stay as I have always had high regard for Marriotts and have stayed in many. Four of my family members decided to eat breakfast in the hotel. Since...

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

Hi Joann P, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your most recent stay with us and also for recommending our property to your family. As we strive to provide all of our guest a perfect stay, I am very sorry to hear that we have fallen short of this with you and your family. Please accept...

Connecticut
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Stayed for one night for a basketball game at Colonial Life Arena. Hotel is walkable to the arena with many good restaurants nearby. Staff at hotel very friendly (I can't say the same thing for the USC fans who were downright rude and offensive -- so much for southern hospitality!) Had issues with the business center which was rectified immediately....

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

Hello Tallgirl1, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent stay with us. First, I would like to apologize for the lack of southern hospitality you received from our SC fans. This is certainly something I do not like to hear as we are right in the heart of the USC campus. I am however, pleased...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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: $184 - $374 (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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