My wife and I stayed Thursday night, July 5. We simply wanted a jumping off point for an early-morning visit to the Riverbanks Zoo the next day. We had selected the Columbia Comfort Inn based on the online reviews we had read. Not only were the reviews filled with praise for the hotel and staff, but the staff also replied to the reviews posted. That's a level of responsiveness which is uncommon in the service industry.
When we checked in, we were pleased with our room. The decor was very nice, and the bed absolutely huge and comfortable. The accommodations, generally, were quite good, and the location convenient not only to the zoo, but also to restaurants and shopping, as well.
The only thing which bothered us was the fact that the lighting in our room was all CFLs. Yes, I understand the motivation to use energy-efficient lighting, but CFLs do not shed very satisfactory illumination, relative to incandescent bulbs. The light shed by CFLs can, in fact, be harmful to people with certain health conditions. That aside, I cannot be wholly comfortable knowing that, if I accidentally break a CFL, it can contaminate the room and its contents with Mercury.
Still, for one night, our stay was comfortable and reasonably-priced. Breakfast in the morning was pleasant and convenient, and the desk staff was sincerely solicitous of our impressions of our visit with them. Would we stay at the Comfort Inn, Columbia, SC, again? If we planned another such visit to the zoo, or other nearby sites, we would consider it. It might enhance our stay if the staff could squirrel away a few 100 watt incandescent bulbs for our room. ;)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Comfort Inn of Columbia is located just off I-26 at exit 108A with easy access to I-20, I-126 and I-77. Minutes from downtown Columbia and the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. This pet-friendly hotel is brimming with many excellent amenities including a free Comfort Sunshine breakfast featuring hot Belgian waffles, free wireless Internet access, free USA Today, 24-hour coffee and tea service, airport shuttle, exercise room, seasonal outdoor pool, business center and banquet/meeting space. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Hotel Columbia
- Comfort Inn Columbia
- Columbia Comfort Inn
- Columbia Days Inn
- Days Inn Columbia