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Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

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Ranked #29 of 93 Hotels in Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
51 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stayed here for a few nights on a business trip. On the plus side it has a great location and is very clean and renovated. Nice sitting area downstairs. They replaced the free breakfast with a paid one. Slick move, Marriott! The food is not great, and it is airport pricey. Also, the bathroom is very tiny. Hardly space to... More 

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Bilyana F, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Dear AlbertL, I’m so happy you enjoyed the cleanliness, location and hospitality of our team. As you mentioned this is not the Courtyard our guests used to encounter and I’m disappointed we let you down. I appreciate your feedback and wanted to let you know the best part about Marriott is that we have a brand for every traveler. If... More 

New York, N.Y.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We spent a weekend at this hotel for a family event. Our room was small and the bathroom was so small the you couldn't stand in it to dry off after your shower, you had to get out of the bathroom into the room. Our children, across the hall and at the same price, had a suite with an adequately... More 

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Bilyana F, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Dear lenomax, Thank you for choosing the Courtyard at USC. We really appreciate your helpful feedback. We truly want to exceed our guests' expectation and welcome your suggestions; especially during your visit so that we can enhance your experience. Our Courtyard crew is very proud to serve you and hope you will join us again! Thank you again for the... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Friendly staff... modern, clean rooms...lobby that is comfortable with food / coffee available. Perfect for what it's meant for...quick stays for businss or family (university) events. No critical feedback to offer!

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

Hello, We are delighted to hear you had a pleasant stay at our Courtyard. Thank you for this wonderful feedback. I look forward to sharing it with our team as we strive to make each guest stay Perfect! Thank you again and we look forward to your return soon. Kindest Regards, Holly Penny General Manager More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Stayed here for two nights in February 2015 as my students took part in the SC Elementary Honor Choir (rehearsals were held in the ballroom) and I attended a conference at the Convention Center. After an initial hiccup (arriving to find no parking available either in garage or surface parking), one of the staff came out and "created" a space... More 

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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. We enjoyed the SC Elementary Honor Choir group very much. It was a pleasure serving all of you! I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your suite upgrade. I am however sorry for the parking, noise and bathroom size concerns you had regarding your stay. Please accept my sincere apology for... More 

Chapin, SC
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Visited this hotel at the last minute while my daughter attended a function there. It is newly renovated and quite comfortable. The front desk staff was more than accommodating with my last minute room request and despite being sold out, they found a room and sent housekeeping to clean it immediately. The room was clean, comfortable, and nicely appointed. I... More 

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Bilyana F, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Dear horsemom29036 , We pride ourselves on having award winning hospitality and we're glad you agree! I'm thrilled you enjoyed our rooms and our Bistro! It was a pleasure to serve your family and we truly appreciate you sharing your excellent experience with other families who are making this travel decision too. Warmest regards, Bilyana and the Courtyard Crew More 

Conway, SC
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Rooms are clean and up to date. Staff was very friendly. Ate breakfast one morning and the French Toast was delicious! Bathrooms are a bit small and parking can be a little cumbersome. Traffic outside can be a bit noisy. I'd stay again.

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Bilyana F, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Dear fatboy1370, Thank you for choosing the Courtyard at USC. We pride ourselves in making your travel productive and fun! I'm thrilled you enjoyed our Bistro and our French toast- one of my favorite on the menu! If you have any preference for your next visit, please reach out anytime. We hope to serve you again soon. Warmest regards, Bilyana... More 

Palm Harbor, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a very nice Courtyard, located in the heart of Columbia very close to USC. Staff were friendly and professional upon check in. The hotel was updated and modern. The room was clean and décor was modern as well. Absolutely no complaints, other than the parking garage was small, and spaces were very tight for parking. If you are... 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 such wonderful feedback regarding your recent stay with us at the Courtyard Downtown at USC. I look forward to sharing your comments with our team as we pride ourselves on providing outstanding service to our guest. Thank you again and we hope to serve you again soon! Kindest Regards, Holly Penny More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Another great stay at this location by USC. It appears hotel underwent remodeling and updating since last year with nice results. Lobby reflects current Courtyard Marriott plan including a marketplace, dining area and bar/bistro and fireplace. Plenty of seating for casual time. Food was available and edible for a bistro. A fixed breakfast, lunch and dinner menu available - prices... More 

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Bilyana F, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Dear ClanHay, Thank you for your loyalty with Courtyard Downtown at USC. We are thrilled you enjoyed the comfort of our brand new beds and clean guest rooms. Our award winning crew is very proud to serve you and hope you will join us again! We are especially overjoyed to see you really were able to take advantage of all... More 

Wernersville, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Stayed one night in this downtown hotel next to USC. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Room was clean and comfortable. Location is great if you have a reason to stay near USC but was a bit difficult to locate from the interstate. However if you make the effort to get here you will be rewarded with great dining choices including... More 

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Bilyana F, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Dear Jeger95, Thank you for your great review! I'm thrilled you enjoyed our friendly crew, refreshing new rooms and terrific location! We really appreciate your taking the time to share your experience with other travelers! On behalf of the entire Courtyard Team, we hope to see you again soon, More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel many time over the past few years. The lobby area is now your typical Courtyard design. The staff is very friendly and helpful as you expect. The food at the bistro is ok but a little overprice as are the drinks especially considering it is a college town with many options. You really only... More 

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

Hello Michael N, Thank you for this great feedback regarding our newly renovated Courtyard. We are so pleased to hear that you have chosen our property to be your home away from home while visiting Columbia, SC. I look forward to sharing this comment with our entire team as we strive to offer the best service for each guest during... More 

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