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Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC

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Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

It's quite a good Hotel. The staff is v cooperative and welcoming. The Starbucks Coffee is an attraction for the Starbucks lovers. The location is very good. Almost half of the town attractions are in the walking distance with quite a number of dinning places in the close vicinity. A great place to stay in...

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

We are so pleased to hear that you had a great stay. Thank you for taking the time to provide comments and feedback regarding your stay on TripAdvisor. We loved to hear that you liked the Starbucks in the hotel. And yes, it is an attraction for Starbucks lovers. Thank you again and we look forward to serving you again...

Chilhowie, Virginia
Reviewed September 15, 2015

We stayed over labor day weekend for a baseball tournament and the location was perfect. This hotel is in the heart of USC. The room was clean and beautiful. They have thought of everything that you could use for your stay. They even have ear plugs in the room just in case you are a light sleeper and the college...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. We enjoyed having you and your tournament group at the hotel over Labor Day weekend! I look forward to sharing your comments with our team and we look forward to having the opportunity to serve you and the baseball teams again. Warmest Regards, Holly Penny

Georgia
Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is one of the best places I have ever stayed. The location is perfect for attending a Gamecocks game (shuttle point is two blocks away). The staff is friendly, helpful and professional. The beds are comfortable, rooms are large and very clean. There is a Starbucks bistro in the lobby. Always a plus!

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

Themimiv, Thank you for the wonderful review on Tripadvisor regarding your recent stay with up for the football game. I look forward to sharing your comments with our team. I am also glad to hear that you found our location to the game was convenient. It is a great location being in the heart of Gamecock Country! We look forward...

Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the courtyard on September 4th to the 6th for our son baseball tournament and the stay was amazing the rooms were outstanding and very much clean,the staff was wonderful, so nice and friendly,one room attendant her name is Sonia she was just an angel of overwhelming kindness to us and wished our son good luck to winning...

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

Charlene C, Wow! Thank you for the outstanding review! We strive to provide you with a flawless stay each and every visit. We are so pleased to hear that you found the rooms to be outstanding and clean. I look forward to sharing your comment with the entire team as well as Sonia!!! Thank you again for the wonderful review...

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

This Courtyard has been recently renovated in the new Courtyard style. The staff was really friendly and knowledgeable and helped with getting us pointed in the right direction for dinner. Rooms were good quality and amenities were just what we needed. The hotel is a block from campus and is super convenient to access USC. We really liked the covered...

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

Dear W13CPA, We appreciate you taking the time for provide a wonderful review regarding your recent stay at our Courtyard. Thank you for recognizing our staff as we strive to provide you with an outstanding stay. I look forward to sharing your feedback with them. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to having the opportunity to...

Bel Air, Maryland
Reviewed August 29, 2015

Location is convenient to town and School. Room was comfortable as we stay at Marriott quite often. However it was the noisiest hotel I have ever stayed in. Even above those in NY City! Loud train, traffic, sirens all night. Upon checkout I voiced my concern as I didn't get any sleep. I guess that's what the ear plugs were...

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

Dear CMB8224, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay while visiting your son at the university. I am so pleased to hear you found your room comfortable and the hotel convenient to all things in Downtown and the university. I am very sorry to hear the noise from the city were very disturbing. This is a concern...

Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

We were in town for a short, two day visit to see family. We always choose a Marriot, whenever available. The location was fantastic! We had easy access to anything, and everything. The front desk staff was very helpful. The double queen room was nice, and accommodating. But, the vibe of the entire hotel was odd. The parking garage was...

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

Hello Esp13, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We are very pleased to hear that you found our location to be fantastic and our front desk team to be very helpful. I am sorry to hear that you found our parking to be uninviting. Our hotel is in an extremely safe area and we have not...

Chesnee, South Carolina
Reviewed August 28, 2015

I traveled for work and this hotel was a great choice. It is very conveniently located to the University and other local favorites. Every staff member I interacted with was super friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel when looking for a place to stay. My room was very nice. It was designed to make you very comfortable...

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

Hello Ms. Lynne G, Thank you for such wonderful feedback regarding your recent stay for work. I look forward to sharing your feedback with the team. Our number one goal is to provide each and every guest with an outstanding stay. I hope that we get the chance to see you again soon and thank you again for staying with...

Raleigh, NC
Reviewed August 25, 2015

We stayed at this Courtyard on a Sunday night after moving our daughter into her cottage at Columbia College. My wife booked a room for us and we were upgraded to the 1-BR suite on the 6th floor. The decor was more modern than I prefer, but everything was new. Bathroom was a little cramped. No hot water on the...

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

Hello TurksHeadGuy! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay on TripAdvisor. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Suite even though the new décor is more modern than you prefer. I am very sorry to hear that the bathroom was cramped, the hot water wasn’t working properly and the AC was loud and not...

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reviewed August 24, 2015

This hotel is located right in downtown Columbia, just a mile from the restaurant/bar district. My husband and I were in town with my sister for our brother's graduation from Basic Training, and it was just a short drive away from Ft. Jackson, close enough that we didn't even need to get back on the highway. The Market was super...

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

Hello Kristi F, Wow, thank you for the outstanding review on TripAdvisor. First, thank you for taking note of Smirna, as she IS exceptional! I look forward to sharing your comments with her and the entire team. This is the type of service we strive to give each and every visit for each and every guest. Thank you again. I...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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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
  • 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: $133 - $268 (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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