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Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

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630 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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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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Savannah, Georgia
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I needed to be in Columbia for business, and had my daughter with me. I was delayed, so my mother stepped in with my daughter got there ahead of me for one night and checked in early Wednesday afternoon. The room was average at best. Though the windows offered a broad view of the auditorium across the street. After running... More 

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932ChrisJ, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback through TripAdvisor! I am delighted to hear that our team went above and beyond during your visit. While we cannot immediately change the overall style of our guest rooms, our service standards are maintained to the fullest extent. We strive to greet all of our guests with a smile and watch for... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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157 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

There were some definite positives to this hotel, unfortunately, the negatives outweighed the positives for me. The hotel was well appointed, nice furnishings and attractive decor. The staff were very friendly and made it nice to check in and stay there. The parking garage is atrocious-VERY small and low clearance. There is a limited slot parking on the upper deck... More 

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932ChrisJ, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for submitting your feedback regarding your past visit! I am delighted to hear that our staff was friendly making your stay enjoyable. We have a great staff that cares about our guests. I will pass your feedback to them and encourage them to keep up the great work. Your comments regarding the parking and noise from... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Rooms are listed for $199.00 but can be had for $59.00 on Priceline. Had I paid rack rate I would have felt cheated. One drinking glass in room and no ice bucket. Good central location, but would rather stay farther away, this is not a 3.5 star room.

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932ChrisJ, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your past stay. I am sorry to hear that your experience was less than expected. Your issues with the room amenities are definitely not standard for our property and I assure you that they will be addressed. While location is great, we must strive to provide our... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The hotel is clean and nice. Be sure to know that if you have to book through Egencia that you will not get points for the stay. Also, unless you like being right next to the pool, ask for a room ABOVE the 3rd floor. I was on the 2nd floor and could hear people at the pool until after... More 

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932ChrisJ, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your previous stay at our property. I am delighted to here that you enjoyed your stay with us and our staff provided you with great service. I will congratulate them on a job well done. We appreciate your business and look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

augusta
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

stayed here one night june 8-june 9..was able to check in earlier than check-in time..check in was a breeze..front desk attendant sumone (hope I spelled it correctly) was awesome she extended awesome customer service..my room was very clean and well stocked with anything I could have needed for my stay..did not encounter housekeeping so I can only comment on how... More 

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932ChrisJ, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am delighted to hear that our staff provided you with great service and and an awesome stay! I will surely share your feedback with them and encourage them to keep up the great work! Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Crownsville, Maryland
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97 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I would have to say this hotel is just average/fair for a Marriott property. The location was excellent for my business meetings. There was nothing in particular wrong with the room, although it was on the small side compared with other Courtyards I've stayed at in the past few years. I did not hav a lot of interaction with the... More 

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932ChrisJ, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! I am sorry to hear that your visit with us was not up to par with other hotels you have stayed at. We strive to provide all of our guests with clean, comfortable and safe accommodations. I apologize that this did not happen during your visit. I will share your feedback with our Housekeeping team... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This Courtyard in downtown Columbia might have the best staff of any hotel I've ever stayed in. We experienced trouble with our air conditioning unit, and someone from maintenance was in our room in under 2 minutes. In less than 5 minutes he determined the A/C might take more than a few minutes to repair. He asked if we'd rather... More 

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932ChrisJ, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am delighted to hear that our staff went above and beyond during your stay. Things will happen, but its all about how our staff handles each situation. I will share your feedback with the team and encourage them to keep to keep up the great work! Thanks again for... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Only flaw about this hotel the bedding is a lil outdated for the price. Other than that I enjoyed my stay. The breakfast was great, the staff is excellent. Other than wat I stated earlier good JW Marriott USC columbia

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932ChrisJ, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your previous stay! I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast buffet and our Staff treated you well. We strive to provide all of our guests with that Southern Hospitality that keeps guests coming back! In regards to the issues you experienced with the bedding; We are currently looking into making... More 

Toronto
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56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Spring break. Time to head South. Time for a road race. These three reasons led us to Columbia, SC, on March 9, 2013 for the Columbia Marathon/Half Marathon/5K Run-Walk. We registered in January, rather late for a road race. We prefer to stay in race headquarters hotels: in this case, it was the Downtown Marriott. I was surprised to get... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This hotel is a great place to stay if in Columbia....wishing to stay downtown. The shuttle is wonderful, staff at desk very helpful, great breakfast too. I must say, the ten dollar garage parking fee is outrageous. Internet is free.

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932ChrisJ, Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments! Our team strives to provide all of our guests with excellent customer service. I will congratulate them on a job well done. Our shuttle is definitly a great benefit for our guests. I am glad you used it during your visit! Thanks again for sharing and we look forward to your next visit! More 

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