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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely disgusting! We stayed in room 669. The ice machines on the 5th an 6th floors were broken. The ice machine on the 4th floor was out of ice. The end of the hallway on the 6th floor was a wet marshland. (My jeans got wet walking through it and I was wearing heals.) the woodwork around the windows on... More 

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Hartsville, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was booked as the Clarion but when I arrived name was University Inn. I had to unload suitcases on a trolly thay had flat tires. No one offered to help is. My spouse is 83 and I am 62. He was in town for heart surgery. Our room was 667 and it was very HOT. The room never cooled... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I am in the room as I write this review. Disgusting!!! Filthy!!! I am here for a college visit and if I didn't drive 12 hours or another place had rooms I would leave.. cutting trip short for sure, not at all what is advertised on hotels.com.

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1 Thank danabigs
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

For my purposes the hotel was in a great location, but it's an older hotel in desperate need of renovation. The safety lock on my door was broken and during my 6-day stay they never made any attempt to repair it. They never left enough towels, hand towels and wash cloths and I had to go to the front desk... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The outside is full of trash. The outdoor pool literally does not exist. The wallpaper is peeling and the beds looked as if they had been sat on before I came into the room. We paid more for this hotel so that we had a pool!!!!!! Yes, they are changing to Hilton Garden in July. Don't give them business either.... More 

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5 Thank Michelle W
Gaffney, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The front desk was great!!very friendly. Hotel is under construction though. There was no breakfast like advertised, though they did have coffee. I think maybe the food service was closed because of renovations? Room had a pair of underwear behind the door of the bathroom. Toilet didn't look clean. Carpet didn't look vacuumed. But it was left expensive then the... More 

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1 Thank clarinetjpc
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We went to Columbia to attend a baseball game and ended up here because a friend booked it for us. It was obvious from the interior and exterior that this is an older building in need of a lot of TLC. The young lady at the front desk was very nice and checked us in quickly. The hallways have the... More 

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2 Thank Nancy C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here during University of South Carolina Admitted Students weekend. Hotel was conveniently located near school. We were a mile away from Vista District and we walked to restaurants for dinner. Hotel is under renovations. There was no restaurant and no bar as both were closed due to the rest-model. Next time I come, I will go somewhere else. I'm... More 

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1 Thank Deirdre D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

I had a lovely visit and meal two years ago, and well, things weren't quite what they had been as the hotel is being renovated. The staff is friendly and helpful, while clearly they did not quite have access to resources they needed to make the stay a stellar one. I don't think it was quite worth what I was... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

My stay at the hotel was great. The staff was professional, friendly and courteous. I had a problem with charges for the room but the representative answered all questions and will change my credit card. Also, the "Rep" was friendly and professional. The whole experience was very good.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Carolina University Inn located in the heart of Downtown Columbia. Travelers of all needs can take advantage of our one of a kind property located in the business, financial, and entertainment district of downtown Columbia. Unique local restaurants, boutique shopping, and exciting night life are all located within a one mile radius. The brand new USC Law School opening in Fall of 2017 is just across the street from the hotel's front door and a short walk from where you can discover everything the University of South Carolina campus has to offer. We take great pride in our Gamecocks here in Columbia. Williams Brice Stadium is a short 2.9 mile drive where you will experience college football here in Gamecock Country! Breathtaking views of the South Carolina State House are blocks away on Gervais Street. The South Carolina State Museum and Museum of Art are conveniently located downtown offering a taste of our local culture. Take the family on a delightful educational adventure to the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden or the Edventure Children's Museum, both located within 5 miles of the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carolina University Inn

Address: 1615 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3413 (Formerly Clarion Hotel Downtown)
Location: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Price Range: $79 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Carolina University Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 87
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Also Known As:
Clarion Hotel Columbia
Clarion Columbia
Columbia Clarion
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