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Clarion Inn Columbia-Airport

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   500 Chris Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beds were clean and comfortable and the staff seemed pleasant enough. We had a brand new refrigerator, decent microwave and TV. There is quitea bit of space for dogs to run outside. But the place needs lots of maintenance. The first room had a broken door lock and major ceiling water damage that was flaking off. The room we moved... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am very unpleased with my stay at the Clarion Inn. Upon arrival, there were allegedly only smoking rooms left despite our reservation for a non smoking room. We were upgraded to a non smoking double suite. Unknowingly, this suite has had various issues and had recently been "fixed". The AC unit leaked halfway through our front room and gave... More

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place looks like it was nice at one time. The exterior presents a better image than the room we got. The girl at the front desk assigned us a room then said, "Would you like a room with a fridge and microwave?" "Sure!" She changed our room number and we looked forward to our fridge and microwave. When we... More

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Oakland, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Mr. Shah was outstanding in accommodating our family on an earlier arrival due to Hurricane Arthur on 4th of July weekend. Housekeeping helped us with our bags and helped us to get set up with the kids. There was a nice pool and gym onsite that we took full advantage of also. The breakfast was continental but for an additional... More

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pittsburgh pa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I spent two nights at this hotel last weekend (may 9th and 10th) to attend USC'S graduation. The rooms are small but nicely decorated. Carpet, drapes and bedding were nice. Tile and baseboard tile in particular needed to be replaced in the bathroom. Slight smell in the bathroom,maybe because seal around the bottom of the toilet was crumbling. Beds were... More

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Clarion358, Director of Sales at Clarion Inn Columbia-Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for completing a review of your recent stay at the Clarion Inn Airport. We appreciate you as a guest and look forward to seeing you in the future! More

Leander, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Clean with accomodating staff. The room was adequate for a very short night with an early wake up. A shuttle to the airport is provided but one needs to assure it will operate at the time required to make your flight check in. Clock radio did not work in the alarm mode and glad a personal travel alarm was brought.

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Clarion358, Director of Sales at Clarion Inn Columbia-Airport, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete a review of your stay with us at the Clarion Inn. I apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the shuttle service. The van normally runs every thirty minutes to and from the airport. Occasionally, heavy traffic or a delay during drop of or pick up may delay the... More

Olathe, KS
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151 reviews 151 reviews
38 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I'm currently staying here and wish I could have half my money back and go someplace else. Extremely overpriced for a dump. The shuttle finally arrived to pick me up from the airport and the driver said he did not lift luggage. What? A shuttle driver who does not help with the luggage? Guess this helps explain why it took... More

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Clarion358, Director of Sales at Clarion Inn Columbia-Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review about your stay at the Clarion Inn. I apologize that your stay with us fell below your expectations. The Clarion Inn proudly employs veterans and does not discriminate against disability, race, gender, etc. We apologize if the van drivers reluctance to lift the luggage was taken as a discourtesy. He... More

Newport, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The Clarion Inn had nice complex, and laid out logically. The lobby was clean and quiet and and a large breakfast area and bar. The room was clean and comfortable with a easy chair and footstool, big bed with plenty of pillows and a large area to the back to store clothes. The room was cleaned daily and they always... More

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Clarion358, Director of Sales at Clarion Inn Columbia-Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to complete a review on your stay with us at the Clarion Inn. We greatly appreciate you as a guest and we look forward to seeing you in the future! More

Augusta, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I stayed here for Valentine's Day in February of 2014. The lobby was nice decorated and the front desk was helpful and friendly. Our room was very clean. The traffic in the parking lot was a bit too busy for our taste. The hotel has a restaurant that serves mostly sandwiches for dinner. Very reasonable priced but not very upscale... More

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Clarion358, Director of Sales at Clarion Inn Columbia-Airport, responded to this review

We appreciate the time you have taken out of your personal schedule to submit a review of your stay. We value you as a guest and hope to see you again during your next trip to Columbia, SC! More

Toronto, ON Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
61 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This hotel must be around for more than 15 years and its facilities and decor do reflect its age. It still uses the old architectural concept of rooms in the middle with exterior corridors around it (not the best for winter travelers). The HVAC system is old but doing its job (with grunting noise). The TV's have been upgraded to... More

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Clarion358, Director of Sales at Clarion Inn Columbia-Airport, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on your stay with us at the Clarion Inn. We are in the process of updating all rooms with new carpeting and decor. I have submitted your recommendation to the General Manager of the property for the evaluation. In the past we have found that the breakfast coupon system is the easiest way for our... More

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Address: 500 Chris Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169
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Location: United States > South Carolina > West Columbia
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Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Inn Columbia-Airport 3*
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The Clarion Inn-Airport Hotel in Columbia, SC is centrally located to all major Interstates. This Columbia Airport Hotel is located just 4 miles from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport and Columbia's downtown historic and government district. We are within 4 miles of the University of South Carolina and the nationally recognized Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens. We offer spacious accommodations with wireless high-speed Internet access. Take advantage of our complimentary airport shuttle service, free local calls, free Continental breakfast, 24 hour coffee, and USA Today newspaper. Our hotel offers free on site parking, a laundry facility, and an exercise facility. Our Magnolia's Grill is open daily for breakfast and dinner. It offers authentic Southern cuisine. Magnolia's also offers room service. Our lounge is open nightly. Relax in our beautifully landscaped courtyard surrounding our pool. Our meeting facilities cater to groups of 10 to 250. We have complete event planning, audio visual capabilities and an outstanding catering and banquet service personnel to meet the needs of you and your guests. We offer 142 guest rooms, 12 suites, and special accommodations for the physically challenged. ... more   less 
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