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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 #28 of 92 hotels in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
autiemomzrock Binghamton, New York
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Binghamton, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

ORLANDOtOURGUIDE
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I was there last month for work having the worst time with flights and such and I ended up getting stuck downtown at 2 am with no where to go. The night person Anice was very nice she noticed I was having a bad day and she was very helpful to getting what I needed and making sure I was... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us! I am glad we were able to accommodate you after what sounds like a long and frustrating journey! I have passed along your compliments to our front desk staff, especially Anneice, and they will be happy and encouraged to know that their efforts to make our... More

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Overall a good choice and a comfortable place to stay. Lobby and rooms were very clean. Front Desk staff was very polite and helpful. Breakfast was above average for buffet at similar medium priced hotels (turkey sausage vs pork was a nice touch). I had one minor maintenance issue with the drain in the bathroom sink. Told the front desk... More

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Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Booked this place for a short one night trip. The room was nice. The high ceilings were a nice touch. The front desk was polite and helpful. The door locks were a little tricky. They didn't want to open unless you held your breath the exact way. Seems like something they could fix. We didn't eat breakfast, but it seemed... More

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

Dear Philip M, Thank you for your considerate review. It is lovely to hear you liked our location and found the front desk polite and helpful. It is our goal to consistently provide superior service and accommodations at our hotel and your comments are very important to us. We rely on you, our guest, to let us know how we... More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown

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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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#17 Business Hotel in Columbia
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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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