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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   501 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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Ranked #27 of 92 hotels in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hannibal, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had no complaints except for the traffic noise in our room. Staff was nice but dismissive when we complained about the noise in our room. The beds were very comfortable and firm. The room was great and nicely decorated. If it were not for the noise interrupting our sleep with the morning traffic, we would highly recommend this hotel.

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Greater Cincinnati
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I called the IHG main number on my rewards card and received a rate for what I thought I would pay for the 3 nights booked. After arriving at the hotel, arriving in SC for a family emergency and no sleep for 36 hours, when I checked in I thought I was signing for the rules of the hotel and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here 2 nights for USC move-in because the hotel had the best rates & location through Southwest travel points. You can walk to the Vista & easily access Harbison for shopping from here. As mentioned in another review, the locks can be tricky. We had to move rooms because of the temperamental lock, and unfortunately, the new room... More

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Binghamton, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My experience here was excellent! I stayed here with my husband and children to attend an out of town wedding.Upon arriving we were promptly greeted by friendly front desk staff. The room was clean and inviting.They let us check in a little early and we appreciated that after a long day of travel. They have a beautiful outdoor pool that... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A great place to stay after a long and tiring day. The rooms are large and quiet. The bed was firm and very comfortable. Large bathroom with a great shower head. Nice little pool for a quick swim. The free breakfast was real good and quite plentiful. Each morning it was different. A little for every taste. Plenty of parking.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Scheduled 5 day stay. Hole in bathtub and management scheduled repair - fumes required them to move us. Manager offered $$ credit, IHG points, and to talk to Owner about any additional perk. When we checked out 3 days later, no $$ credit, front desk had no knowledge of additional points or any discussion with owner. Have sent two emails... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Indpls2014, Thank you for being one of our IHG Rewards Club Members and writing us feedback. I am very disappointed to hear about your experience on your recent stay. I would love the opportunity to regain your faith and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your stay in further details. We have sent you a private message to obtain... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Just stayed here a few nights ago. I'm a Tour Operator - so looking for the best place for my clients. This is fine hotel - beautiful property...even offers a dinner reception of chips and free beer/wine. Staff friendly, welcoming, & helpful. Room lovely - oh, except the pillows. Put your head down and they almost roll around to cover... More

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St. Johns
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Well this hotel is nice and new, the train goes by somewhat close, no horn. The reason I am writing this review is let Retired Military know that no longer do you get the government rates at these chains of hotels. We have stayed many time in a Holiday Inn Express and have always had great service and rooms. But... More

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Hiex C, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown, responded to this review

Hello from Columbia Ed! I'm sorry if we were unable to offer you the military per diem rate during your visit, but we do require active military orders or the guest to be paying with a GSA card in order to guarantee that rate. These requirements are standard for many hotels, especially in areas close to military bases and other... More

Charleston, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We only stayed one night, but the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The room was clean and comfortable. This was extremely convenient to the Colonial Life Center, which was helpful for us since we were attending a concert there.

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This hotel appears to be very new. If not, it is extremely well kept. It is located right off of downtown Columbia and you can get to business, government, USC and restaurants with no problem. The hotel has a nightly happy hour which is a very nice touch and great to unwind to after a long day. The staff is... More

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Address: 501 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown 3*
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Located in the Historic District of Downtown Columbia, SC and just minutes away from USC, Finley Park, and Columbia Metropolitan Civic Center. We offer free hot breakfast, free wired and wireless high speed internet, manager reception Mon - Thurs, free local calls, and 32 inch HDTV's in every room! Whether here on business or leisure, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia has what you are looking for. ... more   less 
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