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Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   630 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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Ranked #36 of 92 hotels in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Lewes
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
61 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time I have tried writing a review about the Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia. I did the first a week ago but for some reason my review has been taken down so I shall try again so that you can decide whether to stay there or not. I have had longer to consider the place too,... More

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Thank you for providing such valuable feedback during your recent trip for the Master’s Golf Tournament I appreciate your wonderful feedback regarding our staff but apologize that we were unable to provide you with the outstanding service we are known for. I am also sorry that the nearby train noise was very disrupting during your stay. I will ensure you... More

Cape May, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night while touring the USC campus. Very friendly front desk staff. They provided helpful information about the city and more importantly about the campus. The room had 2 double beds and was clean. Very nice lobby and restaurant area, but I felt the breakfast was too expensive for the area. We ate elsewhere. My only issue was with... More

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the our Courtyard. We love taking care of guests and look for ways to exceed their expectations. Thank you for providing such wonderful feedback regarding our friendly front desk staff and clean accommodations. I will share your comments with our team. As you mentioned, our complimentary parking can be tight in the garage when traveling... More

Kernersville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite Courtyards that I stay at. It is very convenient to downtown and many restaurants. Parking is tight though. No Bistro at this location which makes it even better! Good breakfast with nice wait staff. Comfortable rooms though it is better not to have a room on Assembly St, as it can get noisy. Overall... More

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review! It is great to here such great comments, especially from one of our regulars. We are in a very convenient location as we are in surrounded by USC and close to the Main Street attractions and The Vista. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast buffet and the outstanding... More

Northeast Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Friendly, outstanding service beginning when you walk in the door. Updated modern lobby with well kept breakfast area. Guest room was quiet, very clean and comfortable, but showing its age and needs to be updated. Overall experience was very good.

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Many thanks for your fantastic review and for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Our team is committed to striving to exceed your expectations and we are happy to hear our efforts have been well received. We are delighted to have had the pleasure of accommodating you. If business or leisure brings you to Columbia, SC, we look... More

Athens, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Front desk personnel, Erica, on Feb 16, 2014 answered the call to assist our family. Erica's professionalism and responsible decorum put our family's mind at ease. Thank you Erica for agreeing to assist. We look forward to hearing from you and trust that Holly Penny will be available Monday.

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello Ms. Julia T, It was a pleasure speaking with you this afternoon. I am very pleased to hear that Erica was able to provide you with such professionalism and was also able to put you and your family at ease during such a difficult time. Erica is a true asset to our team and I look forward to sharing... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The staff of the hotel were VERY helpful and welcoming. The room was mediocre and smelled of chemical cleaning which was uncomfortable. The furnishings were a bit worn down. The view was of the pool at ground level. Even though it was winter that was unsettling that someone could walk by so closely. The room brought in a lot of... More

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Thank you so much for providing us with such excellent feedback. I am very happy to read that our guest care team were very helpful and welcoming. I regret to hear that the placement of your room by the pool was unsettling and provided you with a lot of unwanted noise and light. I recommend that you request a higher... More

Morgantown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
27 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Very nice location close to many restaurants and the five point’s area, the staff is great and the rooms are OK. The Hotel is located right next to USC, which is very covenant for those attending any of the USC venues. The Hotel is within walking distance of lots of good restaurants, but there is a hotel shuttle. You will... More

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent stay. While it seems your stay was convenient and enjoyable, we do regret that your experience with the timeliness of your shuttle and the adjoining room concern were not up to standard. Hearing from our guest's perspective gives us the unique ability to understand areas that need... More

Reno, Nevada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

United's express partner cancelled my flight out of Columbia so I asked for and was given a hotel for the night. This hotel has an airport shuttle. The drivers both going and coming were pleasant and informative about the area. I was very pleasantly surprised by how nice this hotel was considering that it was a comp hotel. This property... More

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932ChrisJ, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Thank you for replying to our e-mail. We truly appreciate feedback from our valued guests. All feedback – positive or negative – is necessary in becoming a hotel that demands your loyalty. We are very happy to hear about your experience with us. Your comments will be passed on to the appropriate individuals and the staff will be recognized for... More

SC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Purchased last minute just for a getaway. Hotel was great, clean, easy access from Columbia, Parking is tight but its an older building, no big deal. several comments about it being bad but we felt it was just fine. Just be careful as you should be. Front desk staff outstanding, professional and fast. Room larger than most modern rooms, clean... More

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932ChrisJ, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback! We are very happy to hear about your experience with us. Your comments will be passed on to the appropriate individuals and the staff will be recognized for their efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More

Augusta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I was only here for one night but this courtyard did impress me. The rooms were average to a bit larger than most of the courtyards I have stayed in. It still had the orangish accent furniture though. The TV was large and LED. The staff was very courteous and efficient. The entrance is very open with a separate breakfast... More

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932ChrisJ, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback! We are glad you chose to stay with us during your time in Columbia and are pleased to hear that it was a nice visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! More

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Additional Information about Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Also Known As:
Courtyard Columbia Downtown At Usc Hotel
Courtyard Columbia Downtown At Usc Hotel Columbia
Marriott Columbia
Courtyard Columbia
Columbia Courtyard
Courtyard Columbia Downtown
Address: 630 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Family Hotel in Columbia
#32 Business Hotel in Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Courtyard Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC is located in the heart of the University Historic area within walking distance to the Colonial Arena, Columbia Convention Center, Koger Center, State Capitol and The Vistas Entertainment District. Amenities include a new state of the art Fitness Center, complimentary Guest Appreciation receptions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 with free beer, wine and appetizers and free wireless internet access throughout the Hotel. Complimentary transportation is provided to the Vistas and Five Points restaurants as well as neighboring businesses. Cocky's Bar provides libations Monday through Saturday evenings and a dinner menu is offered Sunday through Thursday nights fromt 5-10pm. The Courtyard USC also has complimentary access to the Capital City Club, a private restaurant and bar on top of the tallest building in South Carolina! Courtyard Columbia is the premier sponsor of USC Gamecock Athletics! ... more   less 
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