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Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC

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  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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The Courtyard Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC is located in the heart of the University Historic area within walking distance to the Colonial Arena, Columbia Convention Center, Koger Center, State Capitol and The Vistas Entertainment District. Amenities include a new state of the art Fitness Center, complimentary Guest Appreciation receptions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 with free beer, wine and appetizers and free wireless internet access throughout the Hotel. Complimentary transportation is provided to the Vistas and Five Points restaurants as well as neighboring businesses. Cocky's Bar provides libations Monday through Saturday evenings and a dinner menu is offered Sunday through Thursday nights fromt 5-10pm. The Courtyard USC also has complimentary access to the Capital City Club, a private restaurant and bar on top of the tallest building in South Carolina! Courtyard Columbia is the premier sponsor of USC Gamecock Athletics!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Business Center with Internet Access
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Grade: 79 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
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All reviews assembly street typical courtyard outdoor parking koger center parking garage light sleeper courtyard by marriott train whistle university of south carolina colonial life arena free shuttle within walking distance nice hotel shuttle service nice lobby front desk staff state capitol
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel November 2 after long day of driving and with a back hurting. The rooms were comfortable and I was able to sleep well. The highlight was the staff at The Bistro. Shawyn Scott was so personable and friendly and we...More

Thank ecox2016
Response from Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USCResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello ecox2016, Sure glad you made this last minute stop at our hotel. We love your feedback and are looking forward to sharing your comments with our team. I hope your back is better. We look forward to hopefully having the opportunity to seeing you...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Excellent hotel. Very clean rooms, central location to stadium and downtown restaurants and shops. The staff is very accommodating. The lady who drives the shuttle was awesome. Great personality and so nice.More

Thank robin9740
Response from Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USCResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi robin9740, Wow! Thank you for the review and for staying with us while coming to Columbia for the football game. We love that you found our hotel to be convenient, clean and our staff very accommodating. I look forward to sharing this feedback with...More

Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Stayed for one night as we were attending a music concert at Colonial Life are a a gentle 8 min walk away. Had a very nice bar meal at the hotel although it is close to many other eateries. Free onsite parking. Very comfortable and...More

Thank prscompton1
Response from Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USCResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi prscompton1, Thank you for the great review on TripAdvisor! Your feedback is appreciated as your time. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon when you travel back to the Capital City! Warmest Regards, Holly Penny

Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

From the moment I walked in I was greeted with Southern Charm. Sir,and thank you, could be heard all around. Each time I approached a Marriott employee, I was greeted with a smile and a complement. The employees exude Southern pride and Marriott pride! They...More

Thank 787davido
Response from Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USCResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi David O, Love the subject line....Southern Hospitality at it's finest! Why thank you sir! We appreciate your outstanding comments and look forward to sharing these with our team. We also look forward to seeing you again when your travels bring you back to Columbia....More

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Located 4 blocks away from the State House and 6 blocks away from the convention center. A very nice and clean hotel with free parking. The bathrooms are in the small side and could use an update. The staff was friendly and this site has...More

Thank roberti637
Response from Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USCResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Robert I, Thank you very much for your time and feedback. We appreciate you choosing our hotel while visiting Columbia. It sounds as though you found our location to be convenient. You are right...we are only a few blocks from most of the local...More

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Thomas B
August 14, 2018|
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Response from smowabp | Reviewed this property |
yes they have shuttle service
qiuet o
May 14, 2017|
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Response from robtee | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea
Gregory V
March 4, 2016|
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Response from themimiv | Reviewed this property |
That depends. It isn't "just around the corner" as they say. It's not a terribly long walk either, but as others say--uphill coming back. If you aren't used to a bit of a strenuous walk home, take the shuttle. It's a very... More
Room Tips
"Just be sure to stay in and eat at The Bistro for breakfast and dinner. Good food and even better staff."
3 weeks ago
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"upper floors are quieter"
Aug 26, 2018
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"Stay on the side with the odd number rooms. Much quieter!"
Aug 13, 2018
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"The room facing the street are noisy at times (traffic)o n the first and second floor"
Jul 7, 2018
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