Full time business traveler: I read some of the other reviews and had a modest amount of concern about staying here. However, the newer reviews painted a much better picture and I opted for this location. I recommend disregarding older reviews as they don't seem to apply to the hotel as I experienced it. Doubletree Columbia is a nice hotel with overall nice decor. The 4 floor building from the outside is nothing to write home about but it certainly is not unappealing. Inside the lounge area is large and is newly decorated very nicely. I do see a few remnants of the pre-refurbished hotel in some spots but this is definitely not something that stood out as unattractive or gave me pause at all.
The room had a definite new-ish feel to it with a very comfortable bed (good pillows!), good audio/video (not a huge selection of channels though), good amount of room space, a fair amount of work space area/desk in the room and something I personally appreciate is ample power outlets at the desk and on the nights stands. The environmental controls and performance was very good. It has a very nice indoor pool/hot tub area. Parking is fairly ample. Staff was friendly and professional. The on site restaurant had a fairly nice appearance (note, I did not eat there though).
There is nothing even close to within walking distance (the hotel is tucked away from anything in what I would describe as a green business park) but there is Walgreens just around the corner (I guess you could walk there in 10 minutes). There is a nice mall at or under 10 minutes drive away. It has close, convenient freeway access (but did not have 'freeway noise' issues).
I do not have anything bad to say about the Doubletree Columbia. I don't give 5 stars except for a place that stands out as superb. While it is not the finest hotel you will ever walk into and some of the hallways had the feel of being a bit dated, I would recommend this hotel without hesitation to anyone. It is well in the ranks of the better Doubletrees I have stayed at (and I have stayed at many).
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Hotel Columbia
- Columbia Hilton Hotel
- Hilton Columbia