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“New Ownership But Needs Upgrades” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sonesta ES Suites Columbia

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Sonesta ES Suites Columbia
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Oakville, Canada
Level Contributor
660 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
“New Ownership But Needs Upgrades”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Have been coming to this hotel for years but the change in ownership has not seen any recent upgrades. The only thing that I have seen is the painting of the exterior and one of the painters told me that the owners of this property told them not use up of the line good paint. I just hope that this doesn't apply when the new manaagement manage to do other upgrades as they need to be addressed. Other this the above stated concerns the place is great from their morning breakfast, hotel staff and fully equiped rooms for long term stays.

I would have given an excellent rating but from what one of the painters told me I have some concerns on the attitude of the new owners. Just hope they aren't trying to save a few penniees here and there thus effecting the good reputation of this place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

There was roof construction blocking about 25% of the already severely limited parking. The rooms clearly used to be smoking rooms as the smell still lingers. The second floor hallways also constantly had a very weird smell, enhanced by the lack of air conditioning in the halls.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael C
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Maryland
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60 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

I spent five nights here on business in January. It was a pleasant stay; rooms have real kitchens, plenty of room to spread out and work, comfortable bedding, nice toiletries.
There's complimentary breakfast with fresh fruit, several hot items, and very good coffee. There were yummy muffins that were kept in a warmer, so it was like taking them right out of the oven. They also serve food in the evening, but I didn't try it.
The weather was VERY cold the week that I was there, and the fireplace in the lobby was inviting. The front desk staff was polite, and check in was efficient. The hotel is in a business area, but there are several dining options nearby. It was a pleasant stay at a reasonable price.

Room Tip: Stay on the upper floor. Some of my colleagues had noise issues on a couple nights.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank aggy12
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

Book this Hotel via a online and my Jaw dropped at this Property... So accomidateing, Breakfast, served just outstanding, dinner light but nice. the Rooms was so comfortable, beds, linens, bath, all well above adverage. Clean, warm, and enjoyed the Stay. Its off the beaten path, but not too far.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CBWallace
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New Jersey
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

This hotel is clean and comfortable!! the suite was nice a spacious!! Its in an industial area so dont look for to many attractions if you are traveling for reasons other than business!! highly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JThomasB
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Kingston, PA
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40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

My room was very clean, very nice stay. Internet in the room was great, no issues. Haven't had breakfast yet but should be good. Location was easy to find- right off of highway. no noise from room though.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Momoffivegirls
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Decent hotel, friendly staff, clean, high pressure water, staff friendly, and completely terrible internet. If you need to do anything more then read a single new article then you're out of luck with the internet. Traveling on business for work and I'm lucky if a website loads let alone anything else. I called the help desk and they explained the network wasn't designed for anything more then the most basic of web browsing. No videos, work functions, music, etc.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Zenithangunn
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Property: Sonesta ES Suites Columbia
Address: 8844 Columbia 100 Parkway, Columbia, MD 21045
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Location: United States > Maryland > Columbia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Columbia
#7 Family Hotel in Columbia
#7 Business Hotel in Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sonesta ES Suites Columbia 3*
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly renovated Sonesta ES Suites Columbia near Baltimore is your home away from home. Conveniently located within the Washington, DC / Baltimore corridor, our all new Sonesta ES Suites Columbia is located within a residential area with easy access to Interstate I95 and I70 and Gateway Business Park home to several major business such as Johns Hopkins APL, Sun Microsystems, Magellan Health, MICROS, Sears Logistic, Peak Technologies, Corvis, SAIC, and Hitachi Data Systems. The hotel is convenient to Baltimore Orioles baseball, Baltimore Ravens football, FedEx Field home to the Washington Redskins, the Inner Harbor, historic Annapolis, the U.S. Naval Academy, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture, Washington, DC, the Smithsonian Museums. The Sonesta ES Suites Columbia offers a choice of three spacious suite accommodations. Our guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet unwind at end of their day with our evening receptions Tuesday to Thursday. We are a pet friendly hotel. Pet fee applies. ... more   less 
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Staybridge Suites Baltimore Columbia Hotel Columbia
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