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“Like staying with the Jetsons!” 4 of 5 stars
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SpringHill Suites Columbia
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7055 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21046   |  
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Ranked #3 of 12 hotels in Columbia
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Like staying with the Jetsons!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I (along with another couple and two single guys) stayed here as part of a college reunion gathering 20 minutes away.
The hotel was decorated in what I can only describe as "Jetsonian" (for those who remember the cartoon, "The Jetsons," of the 1960s). The front lobby sitting area was very futuristic looking, partially encircled by gauzy fabric backed up by metal beads - all hanging sort of like hippie beads. It looked comfy if just a bit strange.
Our room was divided in half by a partial wall of glass that could be slid back. On one side was the sleeping area and the other was a small sectional couch and a desk. Someone could sleep on the coach I suppose. There was also a small microwave and frig. There were two "bathrooms" - one with shower and large sink, the other with toliet and tiny sink. It worked fine. Easy to regulate the room temp, nice large flat screen tv. Breakfast was better than most continental offerings, with choice of eggs or waffles, plus bagels, cereal, etc.
The hotel itself is located in what was probably a field only a couple of years ago. All in all, convenient, clean, and comfy. Not high end but for the price, a good deal.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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English first
Columbia, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Had to stay for a night due to hurricane Sandy knocking out our power. The room was clean and had a pleasing aesthetics. Modern contemporary furniture with clean lines. Quiet rooms without a lot of noise or sounds bleeding in from other rooms or the hallway. Check in was fast and friendly. Had both hot and cold foods for breakfast in the morning. Felt it was well worth it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cumming, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

My wife and I stayed here while visiting family. We checked in during the evening (around 8:30pm or so). The front staff was very friendly. Every day we stayed they welcomed us as we entered and told us to have a good day when we left. The room was good (very modern) and spacious. Parking was ample.

During our last night there was several kids that kept carrying on late into the night (screaming, laughing loudly) either a floor below or down the hall. We called the front desk and the walked the floors trying to find it (it was periodic so the front staff never did actually find it, but the noise did stop).

My only main complaint is that the air conditioner/heater unit was rather loud.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clyde, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This weekend, we traveled to Maryland with the Tuscola Marching Band. We had the pleasure to stay at the Springhill Suites in Columbia Maryland. This motel is absolutely beautiful! The rooms were gorgeous and very tastefully decorated. The beds were very comfortable and provided a very travel weary band mom with some much needed R&R. The staff was very helpful and courteous. If I ever visit the area again, I will definitely stay there again!

Room Tip: My room number was 329. Beautiful!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Conway, NH
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed at SpringHill Suites on a recent trip to see Washington, DC. The rooms were spacious and nicely decorated, the beds were very comfortable. The breakfast buffet kept us all fed with daily changing choices; scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, bacon, cold foods, waffles. The most pleasing aspect of our stay was the warmth and friendliness of the staff. Never a scowl, always an easy smile and a hello, from the manager to the breakfast attendants, the front desk staff and housekeepers. I work in the hospitality industry and know 'fake friendly' vs 'real friendly', unhappy workers vs happy ones. They really seem to have a great vibe here. We felt very well taken care of and actually stayed an extra night because of it. Thanks to all there for a great stay!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ted F, General Manager at SpringHill Suites Columbia, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

We thank you so much for the opportinuty to serve you. We are very honored that you've made our hotel your home away from home. We are looking forward to your next visit.

Thank you,
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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Hotel is ok, but when you get back to hotel at 330PM, and sometimes even 4PM they are still cleaning the rooms - mine in particular every time. Not sure why Housekeeping isn't finished earlier, this is not a large hotel.

Agree with the previous guest, the hotel is quickly losing its luster. There is a Hampton Inn being built right by it, but it is owned by the same franchise group that runs this hotel

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ted F, General Manager at SpringHill Suites Columbia, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

We thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experienced. Service and taking care of our guests is our top priority on a daily basis. We take pride on being a customer friendly hotel 24/7. Our overall guest satisfaction scores are top in the industry. We are deeply sorry that we did not delivered the type of service that we've known for. We are looking to your next trip. We are determined to win your trust and the opporutinity to serve you in the near future.

We thank you,
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I stay at this hotel a few days a month, every month, and its quickly losing its "newness." The rooms are not as well kept as they used to be, some small dings and dents on walls and furniture, and the lobby isn't as clean as it used to be. At this point its just...average. I am considering switching to the Courtyard (about 2 miles away) but the free breakfast here is a nice perk- always warm, plenty of choice, and a long buffet table so you're not crammed next to other people as I've found in some hotels. Average (small) gym and not too sure about the pool. Read the other reviews and look at pictures if you like the "style" of the Springhill. If you're not 100% sold, try the Courtyard.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ted F, Manager at SpringHill Suites Columbia, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,


We thank you for being loyal to our hotel. We are disappointed that we failed to exceed your expectation. Your comments are very important to us. We have corrected the issues you mentioned. Our team takes great pride on being a service and people driven hotel. We love and appreciate the fact that you have enjoyed our hotel and are pleased to hear that you want to stay with us. Thank you!!! We want to make our hotel your home away from home.

We thank you
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Address: 7055 Minstrel Way, Columbia, MD 21046
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Location: United States > Maryland > Columbia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Columbia
#1 Business Hotel in Columbia
#4 Family Hotel in Columbia
#5 Romantic Hotel in Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — SpringHill Suites Columbia 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SpringHill Suites Columbia is located south of Baltimore, north of Washington DC and 15 miles from Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). Our spacious, stylish suites include luxurious bedding, microwave, mini-fridge, large desk, complimentary high speed Internet, and flat screen TV. Additional amenities include free parking, complimentary hot breakfast, fitness center and indoor pool. Enjoy quick access to Camden Yards, M&T Bank Stadium, Maryland Zoo, Maryland Science Center, Baltimore National Aquarium, Fort Meade and Washington DC. ... more   less 
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