We stayed at the Homewood Suites Columbia this past weekend. The hotel is beautiful and the location can’t be beat. Our suite was spacious and clean and had most things we needed to cook in the room. Next time, I will remember a dish sponge and small dishwashing liquid. They supply automatic dishwashing detergent. If you want to do laundry, bring your own detergent because that is pricy, having a laundry room is a great amenity though. The hotel allows pets at a reasonable price and that’s also refreshing because the Residence Inns charge way too much, $75. We did not have a pet along, but there was one across the hall that we heard bark on occasion, so if that bothers you tell the front desk in advance.
The breakfast was very good, with many choices that were kept well stocked throughout the morning. They had scrambled eggs, a breakfast meat, something special – one day French toast, one day biscuits and gravy. In addition – make your own waffles, fresh fruits and oatmeal, plus the usual cold breakfast items.
Our room was laid out well, we had two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The living room is a little tight, but with three large flat screen TVs, no one really cared. You can cook in the kitchen, but there is no oven. There is a microwave, two burner stove, full size refrigerator, coffee maker and toaster.
The hotel is large and spread out. Not all the rooms on each floor are connected. So if you want to access the other side of the building on the same floor you have to go downstairs, walk across the lobby, then take the elevator up to that floor.
The hotel honored our request for a late check-out, which was a big help to us this weekend due to a late appointment in the area. Thanks for being flexible!
Check-in was quick, but this this was my only peeve – Hilton Honors sent me an email a day or two ahead asking if I wanted to check-in online – since we really wanted the 4th floor (I’m a super light sleeper) I took advantage of this offer, though it does say the room assignment isn’t guaranteed…. Well, when we arrive at 4:00, the room we had chosen was not available and there were none available on the 4th floor at all. Disappointing. Another thing I’m going to check with Hilton about is our printed reservation stated our reservation was cancelable up until 4:00 the day of check-in (doesn’t apply to online early check-in of course), but when we called in with a question the day earlier, the gentleman at the desk told us their policy was cancelation 24 hours in advance. I’m curious which one is correct?
The location is awesome – three restaurants and McD’s right across the cul-de-sac, gas station next door, a Trader Joe’s across the main road and a Wegman’s two miles away.
A shout-out to Ebony for her great Customer Service!
We have another trip to Columbia in March and one in June and have already made our reservations to come back to the Homewood Suites, Columbia.
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