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Clarion Hotel Downtown

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1615 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Clarion many times. I used to think it was a decent hotel in a good location for a decent price. However, since the renovation started, things have definitely gone down-hill. ( Looks as if the renovation as come to a complete halt.) Our last stay was the absolute worst. First of all, everything looks beaten... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

lights in the first room did not work, room was changed by the stuff, billing at the check out was correct but after I left $40 was added to my bill without my knoledge and without my permission when I called I was told that it is customary, next day that $40 was droped but day later new chardge $20+... More 

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Thank Yuri M
Clinton, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I hosted an event here and Brittany went out of her way to accommodate us. The hotel is under major renovations but we made the most of it. I will be hosting other weekend events in their ballroom twice a year and am looking forward to the new improvements.

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Rochester, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

As mid/late 20'somethings with the intention of staying briefly for the USC/Clemson football game, we weren't expecting anything extravagant.We were looking for a reasonable place, with reasonable proximity to the stadium at an acceptable price. That being said, we paid $107 a night to the Clarion to sleep in someone else's filth. The exterior of the hotel is under construction... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This could of been a great experience only if.....only if the front desk had explained to me that they were automatically taking out a "pre authorization" on my card after I had already checked in. Then to make matters worse the amount of the "pre authorization" was worth more than my room. Then they took out my room amount and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Room One = vomit. Room Two = old pee. Didn't bother with Room Three for fear things would be worse. Bottom line read and believe all of the reviews. If you can handle old and crotchety but cheap then go for it.

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Highland, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I've stayed here several times in the past two years while visiting my kid at USC. Good location and price. But now they are in the process of a major renovation and are not maintaining even basic services. Broken elevators and ice machines on Homecoming weekend no less. And horrible customer service at the desk. I asked for a mini-fridge... More 

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Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room must have been a smoking room at one time so that was a little unpleasant. The lounge was fun and we met some great people there. The construction certainly takes away from the place but it was still okay.

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

had read all the reviews so pretty much knew what to expect. the location is good for visiting usc and the hotel staff are all very friendly. but the place is just too worn down, room very dated and very musty. the price of course reflects all this. i would say overall this place is tolerable at best

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Although the hotel was under renovation the room met my needs. The staff went out of their way to ensure a plesant experience. Would stay there again. The location is great if you want to be close to USC.

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