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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 #25 of 92 hotels in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Indy
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112 reviews 112 reviews
20 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a comfortable two night stay. The hotel is a pretty fair walk from the actual downtown area and particularly to campus. It's situated on the corner of two very busy streets so the traffic noise can be higher than you might otherwise be hoping for. That all being said the room was clean and comfortable and I really... 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! We are conveniently located just a few blocks from the restaurant, shopping and nightlife district known as the Vista and a few blocks further to the University of South Carolina campus. We are glad you enjoyed the walk-in shower and the jacuzzi suite and hope to... More

Orange Park, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This property meets the standard expected for this range of hotel. Room is comfortable and clean. Evening "Manager's Reception" with wine, beer and a decent selection of munchies is a nice touch. Breakfast is the standard fare for this class of hotel: dry cereal, airline eggs, juice, dry cereal, hot breads, ham slices, and an unfortunately "out of service" pancake... More

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Roatán, Islas de la Bahia, Honduras
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Let me start by saying I travel a lot now a lot is couple days a week I'm a platinum level traveler for most hotel brands I was pleasantly surprised by the Holiday Inn Express in Columbia. I was greeted at checkin by the manager's happy hour. The manager's happy hour consisted of free beer a nice selection of hors... 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! We appreciate all of your compliments and I have shared your review with all of our staff as a reminder that their efforts to make our guests feel welcome are noticed and appreciated! Many of our guests respond positively to our Manager's Happy Hour and we... More

Richmond VA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We chose this hotel because it was so much less expensive than other downtown hotels and had a very pleasant stay. Front desk staff were extremely friendly and helpful, room was very clean, room, and comfortable. Breakfast was convenient and filling including both hot and cold items. Check out was a breeze.

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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 review your recent stay with us! We are always happy to hear that you had a pleasant and uncomplicated visit. I have passed your compliments along to our front desk staff as a reminder that their efforts to make our guests feel welcome are always appreciated. We are also glad that you enjoyed... More

Grasonville, Maryland
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5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stayed here for two nights for a college visit. The hotel looks pretty new and was very clean. The free breakfast was very nice and there was a good assortment of food. We noticed within 5 minutes of arriving at our room that the traffic sounds were very loud. When I looked out the window I saw that we... 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! We are glad that you enjoyed the free hot breakfast and our modern facilities while visiting the local colleges. We are located in the busy downtown Vista district and while our location is perfect for walking to local bars and restaurants, the noise from traffic during... More

Brewster, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Went on a family College trip to check out schools and stayed for two nights. (Was supposed to stay three) Complained that there was no air in room and requested that they fix it. (Never happened) Also the beds are like sleeping on a rock. Also I felt like I was in the movie (My Cousin Vinny) TRAINS GO BY... More

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

Dear Steve K, Thank you for your candid review of our hotel. We give the utmost importance to our guest comments as they help us improve, and continually provide the best guest experience possible. Let me offer my sincere apologies for not living up to your expectations and for not creating a memorable stay for you. I do hope we... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I was pleased to be serviced by Micheal and Anniece on my 2/16/14 stay overnight stay. There were helpful and provided much information about the locale. A++++. Will definitely stay here again during the next snowstorm. Great place.. come here anytime

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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 have passed your compliments along to Michael and Anneice as a reminder that their efforts to make our guests feel welcome are always appreciated. We hope you will choose to stay with us again when visiting Columbia, and hope the weather is nicer for you... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We are NEVER surprised when we stay here. It's always a pleasure. Filled with delightful staff. Cute entry way. Adequate breakfast. Nice, fresh, & clean room. Totally recommend. It's always a pleasure at the Holiday Inn Express! Keep it up!

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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! We love hearing from our repeat guests and thank you for choosing to stay with us again. Our staff enjoys being as knowledgeable and helpful as possible and I will make sure to pass your compliments on to them. Thank you again for your reccommendation and... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This place was immaculately clean so much so that you could smell this upon entering the hotel. The room had new granite was clean, no musty smells in carpet, or on curtain lining in bathroom. They have placed money into the rooms with nice bedding, choice of pillow firm or soft, nice leather sofa, and plasma screen tv. The free... 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 share your thoughts on your recent stay! We work hard to provide a clean and tidy hotel for your arrival and thank you for noticing all of the small details we attend to. Our beds and pillows are highly complimented and a guest favorite for sure. We are conveniently located several blocks from... More

New Haven, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Stayed at 5 star hotels that were not as nice and friendly as this hotel. Great location , friendly staff and excellent value for your money Could not believe the front desk woman multi tasking and making it look easy and fun Will be staying here again when I am in the area I travel a lot and I am... More

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

Thank you Lisa R for the great review and rating! We are excited to hear we are your first hotel to receive a 5 star rating. The front desk staff thanks you for the kind remarks and comments you supplied. They work hard to make every guest stay enjoyable. We look forward to having you back again. Have a safe... More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown

Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown Hotel Columbia
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown Hotel
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Columbia Downtown
Comfort Suites Columbia
Columbia Comfort Suites
Address: 501 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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