My husband and I just wanted a little getaway for a night, not far from Charlotte NC. He found this Marriott property with such a special rate, we couldn't refuse! Easy to find, right off the highway and large shopping mall, the TownePlace Suites is a very cute hotel! Although we only needed it for the night, it offers a lot of conveniences for those needing to stay longer and/or with families.
The rooms are all suites with a queen size bed and a pull out sofa bed too! There was also another chair, a desk, TV, small full kitchen, a huge closet and a bathroom with tub, shower, etc.
They serve a pretty complete breakfast in the morning in their small, but bright, breakfast room. Waffles, OJ, bagels, muffins, fruit, yogurt, assortment of cereals, coffee and tea. There's even a swimming pool in the front of the property, small but more than appropriate for a quick swim or for kids to romp around in with adult supervision.
The front desk staff was very friendly and personable. They have a computer room, free wifi in your rooms (most hotels charge for that these days!). Coffee and tea in the lobby, along with cold, lemon-flavored water greeted us when we arrived and where available in the afternoons.
We wanted to explore what Columbia had to offer and this hotel was very convenient to the main area. We found some excellent restaurants (which I also reviewed - Cellar on the Green, Blue Marlin and Little Pig's Barbeque - which were all great) and some other interesting sights.....the capital building/square, walk along the Congaree River, and a thriving nightlife in the Five Points area. We also found a cute place called SpeakEasy in this area with live Jazz. Just great!
If I can offer one point to the hotel, while they had 2 mirrors in the suite, both of them were in the bathroom! One is needed in the room itself.....
Overall, this hotel offers a great respite at a very affordable price for any budget. Check it out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- While visiting the Greater Columbia area for business, we hope you will also leisurely enjoy attractions such as The University of South Carolina, Riverbanks Zoo, Lake Murray, and the State Capitol, all located nearby. Known for delivering comfort & convenience, TownePlace Suites Northwest Harbison is the ideal hotel for travelers, whether for short or longer stays. Our all suite property has all of the amenities to be your "Home Away From Home!" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Towneplace Suites By Marriott Columbia Northwest/Harbison Hotel Columbia