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Extended Stay America - Columbia - Ft. Jackson
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5430 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206   |  
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Ranked #69 of 93 Hotels in Columbia
1 review
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“The best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

l loved this hotel. Great staff. Wonderful place to stay.
If you are looking for a great place to stay that is close to fort jackson.

  • Stayed January 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Columbia, South Carolina
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Went to visit family in Columbia and needed to bring our dog with us. This place that let us bring our four-legged family member for a fair price. We paid an extra $25 for the pet fee. There was a large open grassy area for her to do her "business", so that was a plus. I'll admit I'm a bit of a hotel snob, but the room was clean. Nothing special though. A lot of places that accept pets have a funky smell to them, but this place smelled fresh and not like they're trying to cover up dirty pet or smoke odors. They had a little kitchenette, so it was nice to be able to refrigerate our leftovers and later warm them up on a plate in the microwave. It's a motel off I-77, so easy to get to. It was fine for one night. Young man at the front desk was friendly. If we had to take the dog in the future, we'd probably stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

We stayed here for 10 days to see our daughter graduate from Basic Training and to house hunt. The room was $50 per night and very convenient to Fort Jackson. I would definitely stay there again if I needed inexpensive lodging. Bed was surprisingly comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Limerick, Pennsylvania
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2010

We recently stayed at this hotel for our grandson’s graduation from basic training at Fort Jackson. Was a little concerned when I read one of the reviews but was surprised when we arrived with a very clean room and freshly made bed. Helpful staff, convenient location in the mall for things we needed and so close to Ft. Jackson. Like the refrigerator for our drinks and snacks. They don’t supply hotel toiletries (shampoo/conditioner) but we knew that ahead of time and brought our own, so for $59.00 a night it was great!!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2009

This hotel is very close to Fort Jackson and a good choice if you are there to see a soldier graduate. The hotel, while not really difficult to find, is situated behind a shopping center, not right on the main road. It is an older building but not run down. Our queen non-smoking room was gone when we got there so they "upgraded" us to a king smoking room. Thankfully the room did not have a strong smokey smell. The place was completely full but still fairly quiet. Our king bed was comfortable. We were on the side next to the freeway. Traffic noise was an issue at first but we got used to it. This is more like an apartment than a hotel. They don't make your bed or change your towels every day. You can get clean towels from the office whenever you need them. They don't supply the rooms with shampoo, etc. so bring your own. There are plenty of places to eat and shop. I recommend Pancho's for good Mexican food. There is a Sam's Club and a Wal-mart nearby as well as several smaller stores. Even a movie theater close by. We paid $70/night. It was worth it.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Alabama
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2006

We were booked on post. As usual, they "lost" our reservation. We were referred to Extended Stay. It was night and extremely difficult to find from the directions given. Once we found it, Sam, the host at Extended Stay, couldn't have been more congenial. There were 2 of us and we paid $69 per night. Our room was on the 3rd floor. It was immaculate. We had plenty of all the ammenities. I had brought my turkey and all the fixins for Thanksgiving with my son, who is stationed at Ft. Jackson. Although I was disappointed that the room didn't have an oven, I am resourceful and we had a delightful Thanksgiving dinner. We stayed a week. I am booked again this weekend.

Note: If you plan to stay a while and plan to cook, the kitchen is equipped with only the very basic cooking utensils, serving utensils. Take extra with you and BE SURE AND TAKE A KNIFE!!! :-)

  • Liked — It was immaculate.
  • Disliked — NO OVEN.
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Columbia, SC
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2004

I booked this motel for my grandmother (93) and my cousin for Thankgiving. They stayed there last night. At check in they told them they only had a single bed room and they shook them down for an extra $60 above what they quoted on the phone. They staff was not polite, the room had no soap or shampoo, they had to buy it in the lobby! Do yourself a favor and stay anywhere else. I moved them to another motel this morning. Motel no soap,dryer,breakfast,shampoo and shook them down for $109 a night after qouting $69 on phone. Shame on them!

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Address: 5430 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
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Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #69 of 93 Hotels in Columbia
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Hotel Class:2 star — Extended Stay America - Columbia - Ft. Jackson 2*
Number of rooms: 120
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