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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 #34 of 92 hotels in Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011
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    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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    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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Alexandria, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

First, like the hotel has already responded to another reviewer, park in the right area for your vehicle size. I witnessed some poor guy trapped in his parking spot and not able to get out because of the pillars and closeness of other vehicles--he was in a full-size SUV and parked in the area for compact vehicles. It was even... More

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

Thank you for your comments and staying with us this past week. We have a great Front Desk staff who are willing to assist with any needs at any time. I appreciate your noticing our Engineering team doing their weekly Room Care. We take great pride in maintaining our guest rooms and it shows! We hope to see you again... More

Maryland, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

My son and I stayed here while on a college visit to USC. The hotel and staff were very nice. Would be five stars if not for the horrible garage - way too many pillars too close together.

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

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay. I apologize for the tight spaces in the parking garage. The Hotel does have an outside parking area on the second floor for larger cars and trucks. We appreciate you choosing us for your visits to Columbia and USC. We would be happy to reserve an outdoor space just for you... More

Aiken, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

We stayed at the Courtyard at USC on 8/13. We were in Columbia for the Brew at the Zoo at the Riverbanks Zoo. We got a good deal on the room through Priceline. The property was very clean and up-to-date. Not the typical Courtyard set up in the lobby but that's OK by me. One thing that irritated me a... More

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CourtyardColumbia, Public Relations Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your stay with us on August 7th. Our parking garage spaces are small, but there is an outside lot on the second floor for SUVs and larger vehicles. I appreciate the comments regarding our friendly front desk staff. Our shuttle service is available seven days a week to the Vistas or Five Points Entertainment... More

Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

We stayed here after a terrible experience at a Marriott property at the beach. Unlike the beach, this Marriott hotel was outstanding. Ann at the front desk was most helpful and Missy, I believe that is the correct name, in the restaurant was just wonderful. Would recommend this hotel very highly.

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cowpens
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

the service staff here were outstanding! especially alexzandria and victoria. everyone was pleasant and helpful and quick about tending to whatever need we had. The hotel is beautiful and has everything you might need. It was ideally located for us as we attended an event at the Colonial Life Arena and walked there it was only 3 blocks. The hotel... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

My family and some firends recently stayed at the hotel for a concert in town. The location was great and we were able to walk to the venue for our visit. It was also located within walking distance for restaraunts and night life as well. The staff was extremely hospitable and attentive to all of our needs. I would stay... More

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Avery, NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

I had to be in Columbia for an event, and looked for a hotel close to the Koger Center. This was the hotel. I read the reviews here on Trip Advisor, and as I left the hotel I shook my head in wonder at the accuracy of those reviews, and my willingness to overlook some of the things said for... More

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

Thank you for your comments regarding your stay wtih us in February. I apologize for the inconveniences caused. We take our service delivery very seriously and I will be reviewing your comments with our staff to ensure we do better next time. We are constantly training and encouraging our team to do whatever it takes to meet the needs of... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

We spent New Year's Eve at this hotel. The staff treated us wonderfully. - checked on us, helped with restaurant choices and directions. The room was very nice - two room suite. Dinner and Breakfast buffet were excellent. We would definitely come back and stay....

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

Thanks so much for the review of your stay on New Year's Eve. I will be sharing your feedback on the staff and food quality with the team as they do everything they can to ensure our guests have a wonderful experience! We hope to see you soon again in Columbia, Best regards, General Manager More

Hotlanta
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158 reviews 158 reviews
39 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2011

This Courtyard is a great place to stay. The restaurant and bar are staffed by friendly people, and the breakfast buffet is excellent. The rooms are typical Courtyard rooms. the one challenge with this hotel is that t is right on Assembly Street, and if you have a room on that side, it can be noisy, even when you are... More

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

Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay at the Courtyard Columbia @ USC. We appreciate the feedback and will share with our team. We have a great staff and are always willing to go the extra mile to please our guests. We hope to see you again soon in Columbia! Best Regards, General Manager. More

Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

Customer service was terrible (rude desk people). Bathroom in room was not cleaned completely from last guest. Ran out of toilet paper and kleenex and there was no extra stocked in bathroom. Not enough towels, coffee cups, water glasses or coffee for number of guests. Breakfast was too expensive for what they offered. Street parking was limited and we were... 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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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 Airport Transportation
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#25 Family Hotel in Columbia #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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