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“We Had a Wonderful Time!” 4 of 5 stars
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Sonesta ES Suites Columbia
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Strasburg, Virginia
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126 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“We Had a Wonderful Time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My grandson and I took a trip to Baltimore in August 2013. The rooms there were too expensive for me to be able to afford a two night stay but through Living Social I was able to acquire a room at this very pleasant establishment.

Not only was there a small kitchen with a near oven/stove, here was fridge, microwave and a dishwasher. Never did we eat on paper, from plastic, or drink from Styrofoam while in our room.

The staff was friendly, the room was clean and comfortable and the amenities were abundant. We swam in the outdoor pool and played basketball while our more savvy neighbors grilled their food on the oversized gas grills provided in the courtyard.

We didn't want to leave and can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Dawn M
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DGreen8844, General Manager at Sonesta ES Suites Columbia, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of the Sonesta ES Suites Columbia. I am glad that we meet your expectations. I look forward to welcoming you back when you are back in the area.
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Annapolis, Maryland
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I booked a room here for a last minute weekend getaway. I was pleasantly surprised how clean our room was. Full sized fridge in the kitchen was nice. The facility is severely outdated, but if you’re looking for a place to just shower and sleep I would recommend it. The staff was very friendly and was able to direct us to various restaurants within a 10 minute drive.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank TheDivineMadameM
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DGreen8844, General Manager at Sonesta ES Suites Columbia, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Thank your for your recent review of the Sonesta ES Suites Columbia. We will be starting our full renovations in January. I hope when your in the area again you stay with us again.
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Taunton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed here for a combined trip to Washington, D.C. and Camden Yards....(5 night stay). The staff was very friendly and helpful. The buffet breakfast was great ~ variations each day and plenty to choose from. We were delightfully surprised to have Tues/Wed/Thursday buffet dinners....stuffed shells, hamburgers, Philly cheese steaks....what a time and money saver to come back to the hotel and have a buffet dinner after a busy day of sightseeing! The suites were comfortable and nicely designed for a family or party of 4. The pool was nice and the grounds were inviting. We would return to this hotel again if we were in the area and would recommend it to friends and family.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank rigrod113
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DGreen8844, General Manager at Sonesta ES Suites Columbia, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of the Sonesta ES Suites Columbia. I am happy to hear that we met your expectations and I am grateful you chose to spend your time with us. I look forward to welcoming you back when you are back in the area.
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Wheeling, West Virginia, United States
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I would recommend this hotel to everyone. Close to Merriweather Post Pavilion. Easy hotel to get to from the highway. They let me check in at noon without any issues. The deluxe continental breakfast was outstanding. Rooms were spacious and clean. It was a little loud staying on the ground floor because you could hear people upstairs. I didn't have an alarm clock in my room but I wondering if someone may have taken it or it was broken and removed. I didn't ask. The full size refrigerator and kitchen was a nice feature.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Gary M
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DGreen8844, General Manager at Sonesta ES Suites Columbia, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank your for your time and rewiew of our Hotel. I hope you enjoyed the concert at Merriweather Post. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in the area.
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Mbelford
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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here while seeing shows at Merriweather Post Pavillion and chose it strictly due to its proximity to the venue. We were pleasantly surprised to find this was a lovely hotel. First off , they are per friendly and thoughtfully provide bags for dogs. The next best aspects were the pool and free hot breakfast. They put a calendar of social events for people who stay long term (it's near a lot of corporate parks so I assume a lot of people stay here before finding an apartment). The room is big and the kitchen is well stocked (including salt and pepper which is a nice touch). All in all a lovely experience.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Mbelford
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DGreen8844, General Manager at Sonesta ES Suites Columbia, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you for your review of the Hotel. We are happy that you were very pleased with your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you might be in the area.
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Cumberland, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

My daughter and I stayed her for another softball tournment. Conveniently located right of Rt. 100. Hotel was clean and inviting. The lobby was small and could get crowded around check-in time. Breakfast area and sitting area was very nice and fairly spacious. The pool area was very nice. Outdoor pool was great for the kids. Parents could sit and relax and have a few drinks. They had a very nice gazebo with two gas grills for guests to use. Nice basketball court for the kids. The hallways were fairly warm, as was the breakfast area. Breakfast was good and options varied each day. Our room was great. Two bedroom suite. One with two full beds and one with a Queen bed. There was also a sleeper sofa in the living room area. Each bedroom had it's own seperate bathroom. Kitchenette was nice, but no pots or pans to use and no silverware. Turn the ice machine on in the fridge as soon as you get there since the hotel does not have ice machines. Very comfortable beds. My daughter said she could live there as an apartment. I would definitely stay again. Friends stayed in another room. They got the room right next to the elevator. They did not enjoy their experience as much since they heard the elevator all night long.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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DGreen8844, General Manager at Sonesta ES Suites Columbia, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you for yor time and review of the Sonesta ES Suites Columbia. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay while here for the softball tournament. I look forward to welcoming you back when you are in the area.
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Tampa, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This hotel is nice, clean, and the room was more than I expected. They had complimentary breakfast that was amazing cooked with a huge variety of options. Everyone on staff was nice and helpful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone because of its great service!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank ErrickR
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DGreen8844, General Manager at Sonesta ES Suites Columbia, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thanks for your time reviewing the Sonesta ES Suites Columbia. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your returning to the hotel again.
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Property: Sonesta ES Suites Columbia
Address: 8844 Columbia 100 Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21045-2135
Phone Number:
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 Business Hotel in Columbia
#7 Family 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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