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“Absolutely ridiculous” 1 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge & Conference Center
1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   773 Saint Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29210 (Formerly Super 8)   |  
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Ranked #69 of 93 Hotels in Columbia
Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Absolutely ridiculous”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2011

The pictures online of this hotel would lead anyone to believe that it is a decent place to stay while visiting Columbia, SC. These photos are incredibly deceiving. I traveled with a large group (approximately 30 people). Upon arrival, we were given 1 key per room and only one key. Each room was booked for 4 people, there where a minimum amount of towels and when we asked for more were treated almost disrespectfully. Half of the rooms themselves were under renovation and the whole complex smelled of fresh paint and other noxious fumes. The service staff consisted of two people who did not in any way make our stay enjoyable. The pool was a joke - with one chair on the pool deck. The water and pool area in general was filthy.
Lastly, upon arriving back to the hotel on the Saturday night we stayed there, we were greeted by approximately 15 police officers that were taking care of an "issue". (We never did find out what the issue was). Upon asking the police officer what was going on, we were told to go to our rooms and stay there until the situation was cleared up. Now, to be fair this could have happened at any hotel, but after all the other negatives, this one really takes the cake.
In a nutshell, poor service, bad atmosphere, delapitated room condition (many were missing lights or refridgerators, etc). The online images are ridiculously misleading. If none of this matters to you - hey its a cheap place to stay that is close to downtown Columbia, but I would not recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Dayton, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010

It was cold. The room was not heated. Called the desk. They said they don't heat them until occupied. Turned on heater. Luke warm air. Called desk. They said all rooms have same kind of heater. The asked if "I" would like to check out some of the other rooms.
Only offered a 5 dollar discount. Room did not heat up to comfortable until middle of the night. Room was worn.
Don't stay here.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2010

i was with my family trip it was nice staff and location and beautiful outdoor swiming pool

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2007

Just needed a place to sleep while visiting family
in the area, it was OK for that. Rooms need updating.
The pictures online are not of the hotel.
Breakfast was poor, we went to IHOP down the
street.

  • Liked — Convenience to I-26
  • Disliked — Rooms need updating, breakfast poor!
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 773 Saint Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29210 (Formerly Super 8)
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #69 of 93 Hotels in Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Econo Lodge & Conference Center 1.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Columbia
Columbia Econo Lodge

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