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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014
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Birmingham, AL
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Maybe I was tired, but parking was a little tricky. Trying to fit my SUV in their little lot was a challenge. Never fear, there is plenty of parking in the outside lot. But anyway, the staff were very friendly. No problem getting late check out or a delicious breakfast. As far as bedding, the matteress wasn't as cushy as... 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 for the review. I am very sorry you found the parking garage tricky but were able to find adequate parking on the third open air parking area. I look forward to sharing your comments with our team regarding our staff and breakfast. We are looking into replacing the mattresses and always welcome feedback. Thank you again... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Good stay every month for business. Rooms are clean and convenient to restaraunts. Staff always nice. Nice lobby and little restaraunt. I stay here every month at least twice and is located centrally and good spot.

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

We are so glad to be your lodging choice when traveling to Columbia, SC. Thank you for your great review on TripAdvisor. I look forward to sharing your wonderful comments regarding the staff and service. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again next month! Kindest Regards, Holly Penny More 

Kearny, New Jersey
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105 reviews 105 reviews
12 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was a nice hotel with a great lobby that had a restaurant, bar and a Starbuck's. It's right on Assembly so it's close to the campus and walking distance from the CVS, bars and restaurants. The state capital building is only 5 locks away!

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

Thank you very much for your wonderful informative review on TripAdvisor. I am so glad you found our location to be extremely close to USC, The Vista, the Capital and many other great locations in Columbia. Thank you again and we look forward to serving you again soon!! Kindest Regard, Holly Penny More 

Gallatin, Tennessee
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63 reviews 63 reviews
5 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Stopped for one night while traveling. Staff were all nice and polite. Nice rooms, clean and comfortable with Fabulous pillows! Room rates were very reasonable. They offered an extra discount if we paid when we made the reservations. .....

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

Hello, Thank you very much for your review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate such kind words about our staff and facility. I look forward to sharing your comments with our team as we strive to provide you with outstanding service. Thank you again and we look forward to serving you again soon! Kindest Regards, Holly Penny More 

Fair Play, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was a weekend trip to Columbia to visit the state fair (I had never been to one.). We arrived at 3 P.M. and had to wait about an hour for our room. That was about the only down-side to our stay. One nice surprise was the service and the food at the bistro. I would definitely stay here again... 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 for your review on TripAdvisor. First, I am very sorry that you had to wait an hour for your room. Check-in as at four but if you plan on arriving early, let us know and we will do our best to check you in as early as needed. I again apologize that we could not make... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Parking is a nightmare. Overpriced evening food (sm piazza @$15 was cold) Help seemed over taxed. Would choose if needed location, otherwise not sure. Room over sanitized so odorous was too strong. Nice views from upper floors.

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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 and feedback. I apologize that you found parking a nightmare. During sold out evenings, parking can sometimes be challenging. We do have parking on the third level that is open air that often is easier to manage. I also am sorry that your Bistro pizza was not to standard the service you received that... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We have stayed here 5/6 times and it's been the best accommodations so far. There is a free shuttle to & fro the Columbia airport or you can use the free parking. It's a great location for USC visits & there is free shuttle to the Vista which is in walking distance or you can go to 5 points for... 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 for the great review on TripAdvisor. We are so glad that you found our location to be convenient to USC and other areas of interest. I look forward to sharing your comments with the team and thank you for choosing our hotel for your accommodation needs. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thank you... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This Marriott property is very easy to get to from the airport (6miles) and is close to many good restaurants within walking distance. Self parking and free, unusual for downtown Columbia. Staff very friendly. Tyrell greeted me to check in and was very professional and helpful. I had a very nice room on the 9th floor. Very roomy with large... 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 review on Tripadvisor. I look forward to sharing your comments with our entire staff as well as comment Tyrell on his wonderful guest service. Our staff takes great pride in providing you with the BEST service and the cleanest accommodations. Thank you again and we look forward to serving you again soon. Kindest Regards, Holly Penny More 

Freehold, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Went when visiting USC w/ my son. Typical remodeled Courtyard - very consistent with what you would expect. Staff very friendly. Rooms clean & adequate - can tell this is a former full service Marriott that was converted. Small bathrooms, but otherwise really nice. Covered, free parking. Very close to USC & convenient to everything. Reasonably priced.

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

Thank you very much for your great review on Tripadvisor. We have just completed a full renovation and are very excited that you found the rooms clean and nice. I am also glad to hear you liked the complimentary parking and central location to USC and Downtown. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest Regards, Holly Penny More 

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Additional Information about Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Address: 630 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Location: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC 3*
Number of rooms: 189
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Also Known As:
Courtyard Columbia Downtown At Usc Hotel Columbia
Marriott Columbia
Columbia Courtyard
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#29 Family Hotel in Columbia
#31 Business Hotel in Columbia

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