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Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

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  • 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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Sterling, Virginia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I travelled from Virginia to this hotel and was very impressed when I walked into the lobby. It was beautiful and so spacious and modern. The front desk lady was very nice and informed me that they had remodeled. Parking on the first floor is a bad and very cramp so you have to drive to the top and park... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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125 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

And then, the A/C went out. Really. The hotel is located well for the convention center, okay for the La Vista area. They provide a shuttle between the hotel and La Vista. The room walls are thin, you can hear conversations in other rooms. And, the pool noise carries. The A/C really went out and the windows don't open. I... More 

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

Hello Mr. Spinner1123, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am very sorry to hear that you did not have a great stay because we strive to create a wonderful stay for all of our guest. I am also sorry to hear that your AC unit did not function properly during your stay but hope that... More 

Saint Matthews, South Carolina
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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had a engagement party to attend so I stayed one night. I only live an hour away but I knew it was nice. Check in was smooth and easy. I can't remember the young lady that checked me in but she was nice enough to change my room because of my view. LOL!!!! The beds was GREAT!!!!! I slept... More 

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

Hello Trissta G, Thank you for such a great review. I look forward to sharing your comments with our team! I also look forward to sharing your comments with Ashley. We hope that we get the chance to serve you again soon. Thank you again, Holly Penny. General Manager More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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88 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is super remodeled and new. So new, in fact, that they did away with free breakfast altogether. How modern is that? Instead, you can pay upwards of $12 for continental breakfast fare. This is a pricey place, but is it nice? Read on to find out. This is the place to stay in Columbia. Location is great. Close... More 

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

Thank you for the review on TripAdvisor. We love to hear that you found our location to be very convenient to many things downtown and to Wendy’s. I am also glad to hear you liked our newly renovated rooms and hotel. Before renovation we did have a buffet breakfast for $10.95. The new Bistro offers breakfast options which include a... More 

Roanoke, Va
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was very conveinent to the campus. the staff was friendly and offered good directions and advice. they have a complimentary shuttle in the late afternoon and evenings to bring you to the local restaurants, since parking is limited. The shuttle driver was pleasant and knowledgeable and a great plus during our stay

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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 submit a review on TripAdvisor regarding your resent stay for Orientation at the University of South Carolina. We are so pleased to hear that you found our location to be convenient since we sit right on the campus. I look forward to sharing your wonderful comments regarding our shuttle driver. He definitively enjoys... More 

Columbus, Georgia
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317 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Check in was smooth, the staff was on the ball! Bucking convention, I was pleasantly surprised that there is no charge for parking. I appreciate that and it makes a difference for our return business. The rooms were clean and fresh. Maybe I just couldn't figure out the thermostat, but mine seemed to be locked on 72. It was OK... More 

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

Hello Ge0rgiaPil0t, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor and for staying with us while visiting for the convention. I am glad you found our complimentary parking to be beneficial. It is also nice to have the covered parking should the weather be less favorable. I look forward to sharing your great comments regarding our team! We pride ourselves with... More 

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67 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I was visiting with friends and family and decided to stay the night at this property given it's proximity to the downtown area. The check in process flowed smoothly and I had no issues with my stay. My only suggestion is they need to put a vent/fan in the bathrooms.

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

Hello Calel M, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your feedback and are so glad you chose to stay with us while staying in Downtown Columbia. We hope to get the chance to serve you again soon. Happy travels! Warm Regards, Holly Penny More 

Kernersville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I've stayed at this location many times. This has been one of my favorite locations to stay until recently. The updated rooms are nice, but I do not like the Bistro concept. There is always a line and it's expensive. Since I was in a hurry and not too hungry, I ordered cereal which after tax was over $5.00. I... More 

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

Hello Mr. David H, Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your feedback and I am very sorry that you do not like the new Bistro. Marriott Courtyard Bistros are provided to offer you, our guest, with more options other than a set buffet or continental breakfast. With the Bistro, we are able to provide you with Premium... More 

Marietta, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

An excellent room in an older hotel that has been renovated. Right off the Carolina campus and within walking distance of downtown and the Vista. I left a couple items in the closet and they were very accommodating in returning these to me. Good service all the way around and an excellent value compared to other hotels in the downtown... More 

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

Jim K, Wow, thank you for the outstanding review on Trip Advisor. We pride ourselves on providing you with excellent service and accommodations. I look forward to sharing your comments with our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Yours in travel, Holly Penny More 

Maryville, Tennessee
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44 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This hotel is my favorite in Columbia by far! Much nicer than it's big brother down the street, the Marriott. That being said, I was with a large group traveling by bus, and there are no accommodations for parking a bus. If they'd figure that out, I'd give it an excellent rating in a heartbeat. Rooms are perfect and comfortable,... More 

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

Hi D28martin05, Thank you for the review on TripAdvisor. We LOVE being your favorite hotel in Columbia! Let us know in advance when traveling with a large group by bus and we will make accommodations for bus parking. And yes, you can hear the train from the 9th floor but am pleased you found the earplugs helpful. Being that our... More 

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