I'm a Diamond so you can trust this review.
I checked in and was greeted by a friendly front desk who advised me there was a new Honors lounge for Diamond members. I have been to many Doubletree hotels and this one was the first with a Diamond lounge I had encountered so I was curious. I went in the lounge and no one greeted me or advised on the protocol obtaining drinks etc. there was liquor beer in the fridge and wine. There was a charge for it all but the front desk said happy hour? No one was there to take money but you had to fill out a small form that was poorly copied and looked like it had been torn by hand.
The food was just awful they has rolls with ham and way way way overlooked egg roll things that where hard as a rock. I mean ok look at my other reviews i understand happy hour food is average at best trust me I've been in a few hundred hotels close to a thousand this was crap food most likely from the night before or some other function. Most Diamond lounges offer something special Every managers reception at the hundreds of Hampton Inns I've stayed at have been better than this.
I get to my room and looked at the coffee cup and lid and quickly noticed I'm not taking any coffee with me in the morning as nothing fit ( see photo).
Dinner was good ate on site had the Cuban sandwich which was huge and perfect. Other than that I didn't like the so called Diamond lounge which was worthless and the poor room accommodations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia South Carolina hotel at the crossroads of I-20 and I-26 near Lake Murray is a modern, full service hotel located minutes from the South Carolina capitol building and downtown Columbia. We are less than 10 minutes from any area attraction, Riverbanks Zoo, EdVenture Children’s Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia Convention Center, the Columbia Metropolitan airport, South Carolina State Museum, Colonial Life arena, golf courses, and the Vista entertainment district. Our spacious contemporary guest rooms and suites feature pampering baths, large work desks with two phone lines and data ports, high-def 32-inch flat screen TVs, luxurious Sweet Dreams bedding, complimentary wired and wireless high-speed internet access also available in lobby and public areas, and coffee or tea by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. Our pet-friendly hotel also provides guest amenities including a full services restaurant, an atrium bar, in-room dining, outdoor swimming pool, open sundeck, sand volleyball court, 24-hour fitness center, complimentary airport shuttle, meeting facilities for up to 1,800 people, and a gift shop. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Hotel Columbia
- Radisson Columbia
- Columbia Radisson