Booked this hotel over a month ago for a St patricks day festival. I picked this hotel due to location and chose to ignore the reviews. I was a little nervous because the day after I booked the hotel was sold out. We arrived to the hotel around 1 and tried to check in since numerous other people were, including another friend that we were with. She checked in ahead of me and was told they had a ton of rooms cleaned and ready to go. When I tried, I was told that my room was assigned already because I booked with hotwire and they couldn't see my rate. That was fine though I told him we would come back after the festival (7pm) to check in and he said it would be help until 12am. At 7pm I tried to check in and my room had been given away. I waited in the lobby for over an hour while a manager cleaned rooms and tried to get me and a few other furious couples accommodated. After complaining numerous times we were finally put in a room with 2 double beds. Not what we booked but it worked. Just wish we hadn't had to go through the hassle and I dont think I would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Carolina University Inn located in the heart of Downtown Columbia. Travelers of all needs can take advantage of our one of a kind property located in the business, financial, and entertainment district of downtown Columbia. Unique local restaurants, boutique shopping, and exciting night life are all located within a one mile radius. The brand new USC Law School opening in Fall of 2017 is just across the street from the hotel's front door and a short walk from where you can discover everything the University of South Carolina campus has to offer. We take great pride in our Gamecocks here in Columbia. Williams Brice Stadium is a short 2.9 mile drive where you will experience college football here in Gamecock Country! Breathtaking views of the South Carolina State House are blocks away on Gervais Street. The South Carolina State Museum and Museum of Art are conveniently located downtown offering a taste of our local culture. Take the family on a delightful educational adventure to the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden or the Edventure Children's Museum, both located within 5 miles of the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Hotel Columbia
- Clarion Columbia
- Columbia Clarion