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DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD 21045   |  
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Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Columbia
New York, New York
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17 hotel reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Quite Nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We came to Maryland for an 80th Birthday Celebration and stayed here. Very nice room, great beds, clean hotel, pristine swimming pool and good food. The front desk staff was fabulous, friendly and helpful. One warning, they have lots of rooms with no outside windows, only windows that over look the atrium lobby which is sort of gray, very stylish but odd. We got that sort of room, at first , didn't like the lack of a window that faced trees and sky, asked for another room and got one immediately with no problem. Would definitely stay here again.

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  • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

At the last minute, we decided to throw an 80th birthday party at the guest of honor’s favorite restaurant in Columbia, MD. The guest list quickly increased with out of town guest and needed hotel accommodations. I was familiar with what used to be the Hilton Columbia and had heard of the renovations and the new flag of Doubletree. Our site inspection went very well and was extremely impressed with the renovations. The hotel was fresh, inviting, very attractive décor, lobby entrance was clean and staff very friendly and accommodating. We decided to book a block of rooms and a brunch for family members departing. The Director of Sales & Marketing, Michael Vaka, went above and beyond our expectations. Besides the assistance of a block of rooms, he even suggested and arranged shuttle service for guest attending the party to and from so they could enjoy the event without the worry of driving. We booked a suite and were really blown away by the size and décor. We had our two children with us and it was an impressive size. Our two kids even made the comment that it was like staying at a Condominium and would feel comfortable for days. The suite offered plenty of space and amenities to make our stay memorable. We had a view of their atrium and indoor pool which was convenient while searching for our group. We were even greeted with a delicious tray of goodies in our suite which just completed our experience. The staff of the Doubletree went out of their way to provide great service, accommodations and guest experience. The brunch was also a success and food was excellent. I highly recommend this hotel for business or pleasure it’s a must when traveling through Maryland.

  • Stayed September 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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Lincoln, Nebraska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

My wife and I stayed here five nights while attending some meetings. Had heard "so so" reviews from colleagues but I had not complaints. Hotel has been rennovated so probably a key reason for feeling good about our stay. Felt staff was friendly and accommodating. Our room and entire hotel was very clean. Room size and ammenities were well above average. I appreciated that the TV could be turned so it could be viewed from the room's desk. Hotel was a little pricey, but neither am I accustomed to costs in this area. A continental breakfast would have made me feel a little better about cost. Hotel has pool and hot tub, but I didn't use them. There was a restaurant in the motel but I did not use it. There were lots of restaurants within a mile our two.

I appreciated the secluded location. Close to things, but still tucked away. I would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Fantastic stay at the Double Tree! The staff were all very friendly and courteous (especially BARRY!). The room was modern and beautiful. And the warm cookies... my god, the cookies... Thanks for a great time!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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NC
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

A+ all the way. Super clean! Friendly and helpful. Kids loved the warm cookies upon arrival. I enjoy a free morning paper delivery. I've stayed in a lot of places but this was by far the cleanest. Good value and convenient location. Was only there for 1her night passing through but would definetly stop again. Highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Uniontown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Clean, clean, CLEAN! Spacious room, cozy bed, conveniently located. Delicious hot breakfast buffet. Special thanks to LES MORRIS, who graciously and generously resolved a problem. Special thanks also to ANGELA and MARIA in the restaurant, who were kind, attentive and careful to attend my dietary allergies. We will definitely return!

Room Tip: room 420, top floor at end of hall was quiet and private
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Savannah, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

My husband and I were traveling to the Columbia Area for a funeral service of a close family member. After looking on Trip Advisor we found the Doubletree and being so close to our families home we thought we would give them a try.

On the way up from Savannah we called the hotel and informed Barry at the front desk we were on our way up for the funeral a day early and were wondering if we could add an extra day to our reservation, within two minutes we had our new confirmation sent to our email.

Upon arriving at the hotel we were pleasantly surprised, the outside of the building looks a bit dated, but the newly renovated lobby was absolutely gorgeous. The very modern look gave the hotel a more sophisticated look. At check in we were welcomed by Marie, she expressed her sympathies for our loss and told us if there was anything we needed to let her know. I was very surprised by this because we just mentioned it in passing to Barry over the phone. As we entered our room we were welcomed by two chocolates on the bed, the sound of classical music playing from the radio, and a hand written card of condolences from the Doubletree Staff and a tin of their famous cookies.

During our stay, every single staff member from the housekeeping staff, to the front desk staff, to the restaurant staff that we encountered made us feel welcome and at home. The overall service, the quality of the rooms and the atmosphere of the hotel was outstanding. The Doubletree made a weekend that normally would be very difficult, more manageable. I highly recommend the Doubletree.

Room Tip: The rooms that overlook the atrium have no natural light and after sunset the room is very dim.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD 21045
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Location: United States > Maryland > Columbia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Columbia
#4 Business Hotel in Columbia
#5 Family Hotel in Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Columbia, an upscale suburban Maryland hotel in a park-like setting only 20 minutes from Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Our Columbia, MD hotel is ideal for for business or leisure travel to the Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Annapolis areas. Guest enjoy amenities that include a 24 hour business center, 24 hour fitness center, complementary WiFi and wired internet access. Start your day with our DoubleTree Breakfast Buffet and wrap it up with dinner and a drink at Morgan's Restaurant & Lounge, our on-site restaurant. And as always, your visit will be welcomed with our signature warm chocolate chip cookie. ... more   less 
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