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Clarion Inn Columbia-Airport

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   500 Chris Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169
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Ranked #5 of 11 hotels in West Columbia
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Leander, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Olathe, KS
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138 reviews 138 reviews
36 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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Newport, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Augusta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Toronto, ON Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
58 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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Augusta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

I end up leaving early. First the rug had wet spots on them, white powder residue on floor. i seen one bug that i thought was dead and end up seen more. one of the bed had stains red stains on the yellow cover and hair and a brown stain on the white cover.

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Shallotte, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

My family stayed here for the weekend. It is an older "motel", having all rooms opening directly to outside, whether exterior or courtyard facing. It seemed clean, despite the fact our sink was loose, the bathroom door was loose, the toilet paper holder was loose --- I was seriously afraid something would fall off in my hand. We did have... More

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

We greatly appreciate you taking time to review your recent stay at the Clarion Inn Airport. I apologize about the confusion with your breakfast. The group that you booked with had a discounted rate based on the volume of rooms and the rate negotiate did not include breakfast. I have spoken with the front desk staff to ensure there is... More

Glen Allen, VA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We booked this hotel late in the game for University of South Carolina's parents weekend 2013. After reading the mixed reviews on TripAdvisor we weren't sure what to expect but we didn't have a lot of other choices. We found the place to be good for the $85/night price on parents weekend when places are charging top dollar. The rooms... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your positive review about your experience with the Clarion Inn. I apologize for the housekeeping staff dropping in so early. Normally, they are not scheduled to arrive until 9am but I will touch base with the department to make sure that future guests do not have an issue. I will... More

Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The staff was cordial and my only issue was with the Lady overseeing breakfast. Breakfast is from 6-9AM which is very early for a Sunday morning. She was very stoic and at just before 9AM she made a last call and very soon began taking up food including the coffee and juice machine with some guest having just arrived to... More

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

We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us at the Clarion Inn. Guest feedback does allow us to make sure that the proper standards are being upheld throughout the property. I will personally be meeting with all staff members and addressing the issues you have listed. Thank you for your time. More

North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stay once a year at this hotel for several days. The hotel has a much appreciated pet fee policy for dog show exhibitors. For pets to always be welcomed by this hotel, don't be lazy and exercise your pet in the center courtyard. There are large and convenient mowed grassy areas at the rear and side of the hotel.... More

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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 leave such a wonderful review. It is a pleasure having your attendees stay with us each year. We understand that pets are members of the family and it's out pleasure to extend them accommodations as well. I will meet with my maintenance technician and ensure that the walk ways will be freshly... More

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Additional Information about Clarion Inn Columbia-Airport

Also Known As:
Clarion Inn Columbia-Airport Hotel
Clarion Inn Columbia-Airport Hotel West Columbia
Address: 500 Chris Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169
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Location: United States > South Carolina > West Columbia
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 11 hotels in West Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Clarion Inn Columbia-Airport 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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