Upon arrival I parked in the garage located beside the hotel. I had read there was a walkway from the hotel to the garage but was unable to figure out where it was until later when we wanted to use it to go from the hotel to the garage. There were no signs posted stating at all how to get to the garage. (Here is how: Go to 2nd floor and then toward the pool. Take the door directly in front of you that goes alongside the pool and then turn right after you go through the second door) Our second problem was I had brought along my PS3 to hook up to the TV in order to watch Netflix or you tube on. They have hookups for everything, Marriott even advertises that they do, however the TV would refuse to go to input. I called the desk, and the lady said she would send up their engineer to figure it out, but he never arrived. The refrigerator in the room also didn't work but we didn't know about it until later after we had put food into it. Our final negative mark on the hotel is rather minor and expected with a high class hotel: Even though i had already paid through Priceline, I was told they still must have a credit card on file and would be withholding $150 for a deposit and incidentals. I don't own a credit card so the entire weekend $150 was frozen on my bank account. Everything else wasn't really too bad, lobby, halls, room, everything was new and fresh and the location is nice. I was treated with the upmost professionalism by the desk staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visit Columbia Marriott, a top choice among hotels in Columbia, South Carolina and a hotel located in the vibrant downtown Columbia area near the University of South Carolina. We offer some of the finest accommodations in Columbia. To meet our guests' needs, Columbia Marriott has remodeled guest rooms, lobby, meeting space, and restaurant and bar. Stay with us and you'll enjoy generous amenities such as pillow-top mattresses, 42" flat panel televisions, and wireless Internet access for plenty of entertainment. Our 28,000 square feet of space makes our hotel a favorite choice for businesses and social functions. Just minutes from popular destinations, including Columbia Museum of Art, the state capitol, Colonial Life Arena, and Williams Brice Stadium, we are close to many popular attractions. Guests are welcome to take advantage of our indoor pool and on-site fitness center. Reserve a room today! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Columbia Marriott Hotel Columbia
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