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Clarion Hotel Downtown

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1615 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hotel rooms were very limited due to several events going on. I read the reviews which talked about the hotel being dated. Upon arrival, I was speechless! Nonsmoking room that smelled like an a ashtray, filthy dirty (that used washcloth and wadded up black panties in the floor were not ours), 2 sets of towels for 3 people and the... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I stayed one night at the Clarion Hotel downtown in Columbia, SC. I was in town for the 2015 South Carolina Teacher Expo, held at the State Fairground. I arrived before the 3:00pm check-in time. I was exhausted from having the flu the last two weeks and staying up past 5:00am. My bus was leaving at 7:15am. I travelled by... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have stayed at the Clarion several times for business purposes, and I was there again in May of 2015. The hotel staff is friendly, and the rooms are large. On the other hand, it is very tired and very much in need of renovation. The renovation of the property is underway, with much of the hotel gone to make... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I travel with my small dog and I would certainly never book a hotel with a $50 pet fee, but it was important for me to be downtown. When I got to the hotel, it was in the middle of nowhere! After walking around for awhile, I still saw no real sign of a city. I asked the front desk... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Although ideally located the hotel is tired and worn. My room was sparse the walls looked as if the former wallpaper was town off and a base coat of paint applied. Bed linens dont fit and flip off during the night. Rugs are dirty abd dusty. Ordinarily I am not that fussy but the Clarion needs a re-do. Had no... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Stayed here for 4 nights during a recent business trip. Great location downtown, a few blocks from the capitol building and Tthe Vista entertainment district. Clean rooms, very friendly staff and free parking. Hotel has a restaurant however I did not eat there.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Not worth the money. Mechanical defective. Holes in wall. No microwave. No fridge. Pool not finished. Major renovations going on. Motel behind has some nefarious looking folks. The only bright spot was the restaurant.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We chose this hotel because we were in town for a concert at the Colonial Life Arena, and it was the closest one to the arena with vacancies when booked one week before the show. We paid $129 for the night, $144 and some change with tax. It seems if I'd had waited til the night I wanted to stay... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

The service was very friendly from star to finished. Rooms are dated and halls smell funny. Room was fine though and clean. It's what I would expect for the most reasonable place to stay in walking distance of downtown. It is what it is. Looks like they are revamping it a bit though. If you just need a clean place... More 

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fredericksburg va
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My daughter and I are staying at the clarion because it is the host hotel for the run hard half marathon. The hotel is very dated, the phone from the 1970's doesn't work, the breakfast isn't included, and the elevator feels like you are going to fall through the floor. The beds were comfortable, the water pressure non existent, and... More 

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