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Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC

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Maryville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This hotel is my favorite in Columbia by far! Much nicer than it's big brother down the street, the Marriott. That being said, I was with a large group traveling by bus, and there are no accommodations for parking a bus. If they'd figure that out, I'd give it an excellent rating in a heartbeat. Rooms are perfect and comfortable,... More 

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

Hi D28martin05, Thank you for the review on TripAdvisor. We LOVE being your favorite hotel in Columbia! Let us know in advance when traveling with a large group by bus and we will make accommodations for bus parking. And yes, you can hear the train from the 9th floor but am pleased you found the earplugs helpful. Being that our... More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights for a golf based trip around the Masters at Augusta. Acted as a perfect base for golf in Columbia area. Breakfast was ok, staff all very friendly and bonus of on site free parking. Easy walk to various USC locations and short stroll to Gervais St bars.

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

Hello ReadieHoliday, Thank you for reviewing our hotel. I am so glad you found our staff to be very friendly. We strive on providing you with true Southern Hospitality! I am also glad to hear that you found our hotel convenient to many local attractions and to the University of South Carolina. And yes, I agree it is a bonus... More 

Powell, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I toured USC with my son and stayed at the Courtyard. I paid $200 for one night, but had booked it that morning and there was a convention in the hotel. We were able to leave out car and walk to campus and back later that afternoon, which was great. It is centrally located, clean and modern. I would definitely... More 

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Thank emitch62
Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello Emitch62, Thank you for the review on TripAdvisor. I am glad to hear that we were able to assist with your car while you toured the University. I am also glad to hear that you found our hotel convenient, clean and modern. We are pleased to hear that you did not find the city sounds to be bothersome during... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Within walking distance of arena. Good hotel. Easy parking. area in lobby to buy snacks. several elevators. nice lobby to wait in because room was not available upon arrival. Room was delayed in being ready

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Thank Beachgal528
Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello BeachGal528! Thank you for staying with us and for writing a review of our hotel. Hope you had a great time at the event at Colonial Life Arena. I am glad to hear you found our hotel convenient to get to the event. I am very sorry that you had to wait for your room to be available but... More 

Los Altos, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Friendly staff. Clean rooms. Starbucks on property. Very short walk to USC campus. Great city. Parking garage has some really awkward spaces but there is always a spot available the hotel was full during our stay with the visiting college baseball team and students from all over the south for the Carolina Cup horse races but the hotel didn't feel... More 

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

Hello dacassara, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. I am very pleased to hear that you found our staff friendly, clean rooms and liked the Starbucks in our Bistro. I am also glad you found our location to be great. I am very sorry to hear that you found the parking garage to be... More 

Houston, Texas
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

we stayed here for 2 nights with my daughter while visiting USC. The location was convenient to the University (particularly the business school - which is amazing). It was a long walk, short drive from great dining options and tourist spots. We had an issue with breakfast being delayed on the first morning and they comped that breakfast and offered... More 

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

Hi Mr. RobertMueller, Thank you for being our guest and thank you for writing a great review on TripAdvisor. I am sorry that you had an issue with the timeliness of breakfast but am glad to hear that we were able to resolve your issue promptly. Thank you again and we look forward to serving you again soon on your... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Stayed one night before touring Carolina. Room was spacious, clean, comfortable. Lobby looked nice but we really just walked through coming and going. Desk staff was friendly and accommodating, even offering a discount USC rate (I had booked online and didn't have a code). I asked if we could leave the car parked in their (free!) lot the next day... More 

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

Hello PhilliesFan79. Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear that we were able to assist in your parking needs while touring the campus. I am also pleased to hear that you loved our location. I would have to agree….being located on campus within walking distance to the Vista and other... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went to Columbia for a soccer tournament St. Pattys Day weekend. We got a great group rate and our group had a ballroom for the weekend. The staff was great; very polite and accommodating even though our large group consisted mostly of kids ages 8-15. The kids were a bit loud but the staff remained so friendly which I... More 

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Bilyana F, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Dear bagelhead , Thank you so much for the fantastic review of your visit during St. Patrick’s Soccer Tournament! We are so happy you enjoyed our friendly staff, clean hotel and fun amenities. We appreciate your taking the time to let other travelers know they can count on the Courtyard at USC to create a great experience for their travel... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Stayed here for a few nights on a business trip. On the plus side it has a great location and is very clean and renovated. Nice sitting area downstairs. They replaced the free breakfast with a paid one. Slick move, Marriott! The food is not great, and it is airport pricey. Also, the bathroom is very tiny. Hardly space to... More 

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Thank Albert L
Bilyana F, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Dear AlbertL, I’m so happy you enjoyed the cleanliness, location and hospitality of our team. As you mentioned this is not the Courtyard our guests used to encounter and I’m disappointed we let you down. I appreciate your feedback and wanted to let you know the best part about Marriott is that we have a brand for every traveler. If... More 

New York, N.Y.
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We spent a weekend at this hotel for a family event. Our room was small and the bathroom was so small the you couldn't stand in it to dry off after your shower, you had to get out of the bathroom into the room. Our children, across the hall and at the same price, had a suite with an adequately... More 

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Thank lenomax
Bilyana F, Assistant General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Dear lenomax, Thank you for choosing the Courtyard at USC. We really appreciate your helpful feedback. We truly want to exceed our guests' expectation and welcome your suggestions; especially during your visit so that we can enhance your experience. Our Courtyard crew is very proud to serve you and hope you will join us again! Thank you again for the... More 

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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
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $122 - $256 (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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