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Extended Stay America - Columbia - Gateway Drive

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6620 Eli Whitney Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
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Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013
Erin C Lansing, Michigan
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lansing, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

My husband and I traveled to Columbia, MD on business for 7 nights. While looking for an “extended stay” type of hotel, we chose this one due to its glowing reviews. We did receive a very warm welcome upon arrival and explanation of services. There is a full kitchen, which is a huge plus as my husband and I cook... More 

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Manager_11525, General Manager at Extended Stay America - Columbia - Gateway Drive, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our hotel in Columbia, Maryland. I was pleased to see that you enjoyed your accommodations and happy that we could meet your needs. However, I have also taken in to concern of your comments of the kitchen area and the front desk at checkout. We kindly thank you for your business and hope... More 

Columbia, Maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The staff (Mrs. Ellen, Ms. Alethea, Mr. Curtis and Ms. C(?)) is very helpful, friendly, warm and inviting. They made my transition from North Carolina smoother than I would have ever dreamed. This is one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had. I have stayed at hotels in Japan (Hiroshima... More 

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Manager_11525, General Manager at Extended Stay America - Columbia - Gateway Drive, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review of our property. I am so pleased to read that our staff provided you with such great service, especially Ellen. As well, I am glad that you liked our location, which is close to other establishments in the area. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! More 

South Wales
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Things I liked about my stay at Extended Stay America - Columbia - Gateway Drive: - the garden outside was very well kept and welcoming; - the reception staff were all freindly and helpful; - the room was generously sized, clean and well-furinished; - free WiFi in the room worked well, if a little slow; - it is in a... More 

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Jacksonville, Vermont
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42 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

very friendly welcome at check in, a clean room that was rather basic, good neighborhood, felt safe, lots of wind noise from trees close to the building, easy parking and easy to find my expectations were met, but not surpassed

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This is straightforward and simple hotel. Its not a Hilton and it isn't supposed to be. It is in good shape, it is a great location, and Curtis, the only staff I really interacted with is beyond nice and a great face for the hotel. He could not have been more friendly or nicer. My only complaint was that although... More 

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

People very nice. Clean, simple, straightforward. No frills. Good value. Shoutout to Alethea who is a big supporter of TripAdvisor. Very quiet commerical area with food and shopping nearby. They care about customer service here.

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PropertyManager28, Manager at Extended Stay America - Columbia - Gateway Drive, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review of our property. I was especially please to hear the great comments about Alethea. We look forward to being your choice hotel in the future. More 

Richmond, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I had a great experience staying there.The manager Ms. Alethea was great when i needed anything she helped her customer service was great good job.I am planning a trip i will stay there again . Thank you Ms. Alethea

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PropertyManager28, Manager at Extended Stay America - Columbia - Gateway Drive, responded to this review

I appreciate you taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I'm so pleased to hear that our customer service met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! More 

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel weekly for the last six months. The staff is friendly and courteous, especially Curtis and Alethea. The rooms are a good size and clean with a full kitchen. I will continue booking this hotel for my business needs.

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PropertyManager28, Manager at Extended Stay America - Columbia - Gateway Drive, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our property. I was most definitely pleased to hear that you enjoy our accommodations and the friendly service. We look for to your future reservations to come in while in town on business More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This was my first time in an extended stay. I am now a fan! I felt like i was at home with the bonus of a concierge. Property was clean and quiet. Lots of coffee..(thanks) laundry facility was clean, vending was well stocked continental breakfast was ample. Most hotels have something broken or out of order, I was there for... More 

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PropertyManager28, Manager at Extended Stay America - Columbia - Gateway Drive, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review of our property. I was so excited to see the wonderful remarks made about the staff and the upkeep of the property. We take pride in out property and welcoming you back in the future will be a joy for us More 

Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

My experience at Stay America Columbia Gateway was one of the best stays in a hotel. Ellen checked me in and informed me of the service provided and most of all the safety; Ellen did not realize it, but safety was a big issue for me. The hotel, including the room and common areas was immaculate. I usually bring wipes... More 

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PropertyManager28, General Manager at Extended Stay America - Columbia - Gateway Drive, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a positive review of our hotel. I was especially pleased to see that the Manager Ellen was there to help you with your needs and to make you stay welcoming. We look forward to your business in the future. More 

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Address: 6620 Eli Whitney Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
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Location: United States > Maryland > Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Extended Stay America - Columbia - Gateway Drive 2.5*
Number of rooms: 95
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