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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 #37 of 92 hotels in Columbia
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Let me start by saying I never complain and have never posted a review of a hotel before. We have stayed at many Courtyards over the year and this one definitely falls at bottom of the list. First Hotel is under Renovations at current time. This was not a huge bother but things are definitely out of sort from what... More

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Toronto, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at this hotel. It is currently undergoing a renovation so when completed it will be better. The room we had was renovated. It was comfortable, clean and the beds and bedding were new. The bathroom was clean but still small and not really up to date.The staff were great and even though the hotel was in some... 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 share your feedback with the TripAdvisor community. I look forward to sharing your wonderful feedback regarding our team. I am sorry that you did not experience our hotel at its best. I am pleased to inform you that the majority of the renovation is complete. We are all thrilled to be able to... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, the staff is amazing, so sorry for the rating but the hotel needs some work. Location is 5 blocks away from the Vista. Free shuttle available from the hotel, so take advantage of this. The hotel is being renovated from the ground floor up, but for now is it not good. The lobby is now also the... More

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

Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your recent visit to our Courtyard at USC. My team and I very much appreciate you taking the time to share such positive comments about the service, location, complimentary shuttle and fitness center. I am happy to report that the majority of the renovation is completed and there should not be additional distractions... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reserved a room with double beds for June 20-22 for a religious convention which was guaranteed in an email. I spoke with the front desk attendant upon check in and she said on her screen double beds were not guaranteed. Despite her viewing my confirmation email she stated "there was nothing she could do." Housekeeping brought up a rollaway... More

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

Thank you very much, Lydia, for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor regarding your stay. I am very sorry that we were not able to accommodate your request for a two queen room and only had a room with a King bed and pull out sleeper sofa. I am also sorry that we were unable to honor... More

Oakland, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I recently opened a Marriott credit card to take advantage of the fact that we would be staying in the Courtyard Marriott in Columbia while visiting our son who will be a freshman at University of South Carolina in the fall. I made reservations in May in anticipation of freshman orientation in June/July 2014 and received one... More

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

Thank you for posting your comments on Tripadvisor.com. I am sorry you did not experience our hotel at its best. I am happy to report that the renovations will be completed by early fall. I am disappointed that your experience was not exceptional. We would definitely hope that you will give us another chance when coming back to Columbia to... More

Racine, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

As a platinum Marriott traveler, I try to stay loyal to the brand, but I do enjoy changing it up on occasion within the Marriott family. Case in point, my recent Courtyard stays in Columbia. Location is very convenient and parking was easy and free. I was greeted warmly, thanked for my loyalty and upgraded to a suite. Again...very nice.... 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 write such a great review on TripAdvisor about our Courtyard by Marriott Downtown at USC. I am very glad that you found our location convenient and that the parking was complimentary and easy to access. I look forward to sharing your thoughtful comments with our entire team. We take great pride in the... More

Fort Mill, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Have stayed at this location several times while visiting students at USC. Great location and has all the amenities of a Courtyard. Near campus and restaurants. Would certainly recommend this hotel to others.

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

Thank you for choosing the Courtyard Downtown at USC. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that we are your preferred place to stay when traveling to Columbia. I appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel to let others know about our close proximity to USC and to the Vista area. I look forward to sharing... More

Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I am a Marriott Platinum member so I stay at a lot of Marriott properties. This was one of the best I have stayed at in a long time. I had noticed that their website indicated that renovations might be ongoing, but I did not see any signs of it. I never checked out the pool or fitness center, but... More

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

We appreciate you posting your comments on Trip Advisor for other future guests to read. We have a lot of guests who stay with us because we are right in the heart of the USC campus and it makes it very convenient to all of USC and Downtown locations. Thank you for your wonderful feedback and I am so glad... More

Lafayette, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights for business on the USC campus. You could walk to campus, but considering the hot weather, I was glad I had a rental car. Hotel was very nice. There were renovations going on but I never was disturbed by them in my room, most likely because I gone throughout the day. I was given a... More

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

Thank you for your feedback regarding your 4 night stay with us while traveling to Columbia, SC. We are happy to see there were a number of things that you were pleased with. We certainly appreciate the positive feedback on the service provided by our staff. I am also pleased to hear that you were not disturbed by our renovation... More

Charlotte
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

In my opinion, this hotel is the best place to stay when in the downtown Columbia area or visiting USC. Staff are very friendly and professional. Lobby is clean and pretty, and the rooms are very nice and comfortable. I originally chose this hotel to stay in because there is no parking fee which is rare for a downtown locale.... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. I was thrilled to read that you think our hotel is the best place to stay in Downtown Columbia. I am excited to share your comments with our team. They will love that you recognized their professionalism and friendliness. The housekeeping staff will also enjoy your comments regarding the property's cleanliness as... More

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Address: 630 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC 3*
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Courtyard Columbia Downtown At Usc Hotel Columbia
Marriott Columbia
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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 Airport Transportation
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#32 Business Hotel in Columbia
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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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