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“Still a disgusting mess. Keep driving.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Howard Johnson Inn - Columbia

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1200 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29210   |  
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Ranked #70 of 93 Hotels in Columbia
Dayton, Ohio
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“Still a disgusting mess. Keep driving.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

I stayed here last night with an old college buddy, we were on a road trip, had driven for 20 hours straight and were ready to crash. We were exhausted, we were willing to sleep almost anywhere.. but this place REALLY pushed our limits. It is filthy, the walls are just disgusting, the other guests look/sound like they just arrived from the Deliverance movie. Everything is covered in a thick layer of grime that you associate with a 30 year old hotel that has never been updated or adequately cleaned.

A popular 'bid your price' website accepted a price of $60 per night for this hotel. It says its a "2 star" I would say it's barely a one star.

The ONLY positive of this place is that there's a TGI Fridays in the parking lot and that will allow you to get drunk enough to pass out.

Do not stay here, anyone saying the hotel has improved and has been updated is lying.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2005

We obtained this hotel through HOTWIRE. Well, we got burned! This hotel is the WORST place our family has EVER stayed. We arrived late on a Saturday night - there was a large party on the first floor, with people roaming from room to room, smoking and loitering in the hallways. I am a former prosecuting attorney, and this reminded me of walking through a police station holding area The hallways REEKED of bug spray. Our room was filthy - the pillowcase was stained and our lack of confidence was such that we put our own dirty t-shirts over the pillows before we lay our heads down. My husband slept with his wallet against his body because he was afraid we might be robbed. The door to the outer balcony was warped to the extent it did not even seem secure and anything could have crawled in through the openings. The continental breakfast -- if anyone could have had an appetite after their night at this place - consisted of the desk clerk walking into a back room and offering some stale looking donuts. She even seemed sheepish about it. This hotel could not have been worse. I would rather sleep in my car -- at least the locks are secure.

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Inn - Columbia

Address: 1200 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29210
Location: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #70 of 93 Hotels in Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 62
Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Columbia
Columbia Howard Johnson

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