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Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC

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Springfield, Virginia
Reviewed October 17, 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Courtyard while in town for a friend's wedding. Rooms are nice and the hotel is very clean. Noise from Assembly Street can be noticeable for light sleepers. Beds are very comfortable. Front desk staff still figuring out the mobile check-in process.

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello Mwinslow58, Thank you for staying with us while visiting for your friends wedding. Also, thank you for taking the time to review your stay on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to hear you found our rooms nice and very clean. We will be addressing your concerns regarding the mobile check-in process. I am very sorry that this was not...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed October 15, 2016

When I must stay in a hotel in a city, I look for free breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Two out of three is tolerable when you must stay in a particular hotel for a conference, and this was one of those time. I didn't get the free breakfast, which considering that the room cost about $40/night more than...

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello BailsB43, Thank you for staying with us and thank you for taking the time to review your stay on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to hear you liked our complimentary parking and wifi. I am very sorry to hear that you did not have the Stay for Breakfast rate which will help with the overall cost and convenience of...

Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Really didn't want to rate this a 2 but not what we have come to expect with a Marriott property - room was what we would expect from any Marriott property - clean with expected amenities - they do have little coffee pots in the room now. Nice to see pet friendly. Now the not so nice - the parking...

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello Ferrel Family, Thank you for staying with us Sunday night and thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your stay. I would love to have the opportunity to speak with you directly regarding your experience. I welcome your correspondence. My phone number is 803.799.7800. I am very sorry that you had anything less than perfect will...

Outside Atlanta GA
Reviewed October 8, 2016

I spent a week here for a business class. Wow - what an amazing room for a great price. The staff was incredible, could not have been nicer - every single person I passed smiled and said hello, The daily breakfast bar was extremely well appointed with lots of choices and well stocked. Easy walk to lots of great restaurants....

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello Coffeebeagle, I am so pleased to hear that you had a amazing experience while staying with us (minus the bed being on the hard side and pillows not soft and fluffy- in which we will look into). I look forward to sharing your feedback with our team. Thank you again and we hope to have the opportunity to call...

Louisville
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

First time staying in the area.. Was very pleased with the accommodations. More so, the location was excellent. The hotel is right on campus, and short walk to many places. Downtown is 5 minutes away. There is an IHOP a few blocks away. Staff were friendly and professional, even the maintanence guy. This time of year is a great time...

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hi Justin L, What a great review! Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent stay. I will be sure to inform the team of your great comments about their friendliness and professionalism....even the maintenance guy! I am also please to hear that you found the parking to be great because it is complimentary and covered....

Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed September 21, 2016

The Courtyard Downtown is well placed within the campus of USC. Easy to walk to The Koger Center or the Horseshoe.... Five Points district is more of a hike. The room was clean, the new Bistro was inviting and the staff full of southern hospitality:) The parking garage is convenient just a bit tight, even for a small SUV... unload...

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hi kmkayton, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. I look forward to sharing your comments with our team. We are so pleased to hear you found our team inviting and full of southern hospitality. Thank you for staying with us! Hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards, Holly Penny

Summerville, South Carolina
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Very convenient to the Columbia Life Arena where we saw Maroon 5. About a 10 minute walk give or take. Check in was fast and easy. There was a lot going on this weekend as we met others going to the concert as well as some female roller derby teams from around the world!! It didn't make it crowded or...

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Alissa C, Thank you for such a wonderful review on TripAdvisor! Sounds like you all had a blast at the hotel and concert. I am so pleased that we were able to contribute to a great GIRLS NIGHT! (those are important) I look forward to sharing your comments with our team and we look forward to seeing you all again...

Reviewed September 3, 2016

I have stayed here a good number of times, but for some reason I was assigned a room by the highway. There was a point in my stay I literally woke up out of deep sleep due to the emergency vehicle sirens passing my window. They put earplugs on the nightstand, but I'm afraid I'll sleep through my wake up...

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hi Caleb M, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us on TripAdvisor. I am very sorry to hear that we did not place you on the back side of the hotel as you had requested. This will be addressed with our guest care team so that issues such as this does not happen again. Thank you for allowing us...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed August 30, 2016

I had business meetings in Columbia and booked a stay at the Courtyard. The parking structure and lobby were clean and in nice condition. Upon check in my room had a distinct smell of mildew. I contacted the front desk. They were professional and courteous, providing me a new room quickly. Since my stay was for business, our corporate travel...

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello marxaddress, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to provide feedback on TripAdvisor regarding your stay. I am very sorry to hear that your room had an odor upon arrival. I am also very sorry that you billing issues. I know how frustrating this may have been and again apologize that you ever experienced anything...

Roswell, Georgia
Reviewed August 26, 2016

The outside of the hotel doesn't do it justice. Once you get inside it is completely different. The lady who helped me check-in was courteous and helpful. Big smile! Got to my room and it was a corner room. Man, it was nice, clean, quiet and spacious. Had a drink at the bar at that night, the bartenders were both...

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hi Brad A, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a delightful review. I can not wait to share you feedback with our team. We pride ourselves with providing you with outstanding service in each area of the hotel. I am very pleased to hear that you loved your room and the service. We look forward to having...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC

Address: 630 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-4029
Location: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Price Range: $89 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC 3*
Number of rooms: 189
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Also Known As:
Courtyard Columbia Downtown At Usc Hotel Columbia
Marriott Columbia
Columbia Courtyard
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#16 Family Hotel in Columbia
#23 Business Hotel in Columbia
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“Nicer view if you face the Strom Center and the Greek Village.”
 of 5 bubbles PeteK501, Oct 28, 2016 | Read review
“Get a room that is not facing Assembly St.”
 of 5 bubbles HarryE302, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“Make your reservation far before the date needed and ask for the best room rate they have.”
 of 5 bubbles BailsB43, Oct 15, 2016 | Read review
“corner rooms”
 of 5 bubbles BradA204, Aug 26, 2016 | Read review
“Opt for a higher floor for privacy and less street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles sandkanderson, Aug 23, 2016 | Read review
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