As usual the front desk personnel were helpful and delightful. The lobby is clean and inviting. Parking is inadequate near the front entrance and one is forced to trek around the building to get in. my room was clean and in good order. Now to the items that keep it from being a 4 or 5 rating.
1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Smoking
Mobility and Hearing Accessible, Accessible Tub, Smoking Room, Free High-Speed Wired Internet, Flat Screen TV
It is not hearing impaired friendly. That would entail a button or switch that would light something to capture the attention of a person that is deaf.
The Tub is not accessible. It is a regular tub that one must raise their leg high enough to get over the side. It should have an opening door or to take the cheap way out, a roll in shower.
The TV is not a flat screen model, It is a July 2001 Zenith assembled in Mexico. The only Flat Screens publicly available around that time cost $15,000. This model is as deep as it is wide and has no method of attaching a computer etc.
In summary, it does have a queen bed and a wide bathroom door. It also has the universal handicapped sign on the door. I would have never known of the deceitful practices, but they were virtually sold out when I made my reservation.
As a bonus, they give you a totally disconnected phone for the kids to play with.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Comfort Inn & Suites is a 67 room facility located near the Fort Jackson Main Gate off exit 9A on I77. We are conveniently located near restaurants and shopping. The hotel is located near the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens, 6 miles from the University of South Carolina and near the South Carolina State House. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Ft. Jackson Maingate Hotel Columbia
- Comfort Inn Columbia
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