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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 #58 of 93 Hotels in Columbia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

Came out for a boot camp graduation. Close to base, yet close to other amenities too. Nice room and friendly staff. We booked in advance and we were unsure of area. Close to the freeway but tucked back for some seclusion and quiet. Price was VERY good as well. Great place to stay.

  • Stayed September 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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cripley, Owner at Extended Stay America - Columbia - Ft. Jackson, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Thank you for your great review of our property. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you again for your review. We look forward to seeing you again, should your travels bring you back to our area.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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19 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

While passing through Columbia we stayed here. The hardest part was finding the hotel! It is located at the address of a large shopping mall, but is actually BEHIND the mall, just behind Wal-Mart. If one is visiting Fort Jackson, the location is ideal as the mall is just outside the main gate of the fort.

The rooms were clean and average for this price range, although smelled a bit as if they had been closed up for a while. A nice addition is that every room has a full sized refrigerator and a kitchenette, something I would not have expected at this price. The front desk even gave us a call 30 minutes after we checked in to be sure the rooms were satisfactory!

Room Tip: Try to get a room on the side of the hotel away from I-95. We booked two rooms and one was on each...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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cripley, Owner at Extended Stay America - Columbia - Ft. Jackson, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Thank you for your great review of our property. I'm glad that you enjoyed the kitchen area. Thank you again for your review. We look forward to seeing you again, should your travels bring you back to our area.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

I always stay here when visiting Columbia. Good rates and nice clean rooms. Glad to see they have flat screens in the rooms now. I think the soldiers were getting a little rowdy when we checked in but when it became late all was quiet.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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cripley, Owner at Extended Stay America - Columbia - Ft. Jackson, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Thank you for your great review of our property. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you again for your review. We look forward to seeing you again, should your travels bring you back to our area.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012 via mobile

Upon entering the room, we found another couple already there. I went back to the front desk and he had already heard from the couple about our entering the room. It took him 15 mins to find another room. Did not offer us an upgrade. Made a feable attempt at an apology then blamed another person.

The room itself was very plain wrapper. Basically a motel 6 with a fridge and a sink. The fully stocked kitchen....isn't.

The bed was like sleeping on a rock. NO hair dryer. NO Shampoo. Towels were like sandpaper.

I will NEVER stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

this is a great location if your business takes you to fort jackson army base. you could amost walk there from here if you had to.
i was given a handicapped accessible room which i did not need but it worked to my advantage, it was very spacious. there was a comfortable bed, nice TV with a decent amount of channels and a kitchenette. the bathroom was very large and because of the wheelchair access the shower was walk-in huge.
the room was clean but could use a bit of updating. for the price i won't complain, it was definitely worth every penny to be so close to base.
if you put the address in your GPS don't be surprised to find yourself in a Walmart parking lot. the hotel is located behind the Sam's club in that same shopping center. Lots of available eateries in the area.
thanks to the friendly and helpful folks at the front desk!!

Room Tip: lots of chain restaurants in the area but i found a wonderful little 'bistro' type place a 2...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012 via mobile

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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Columbia, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 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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Address: 5430 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #58 of 93 Hotels in Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Extended Stay America - Columbia - Ft. Jackson 2*
Number of rooms: 120
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