I stayed overnight (10/13/11) at the Springhill Suites in the Vista district of downtown Columbia, SC.
I was pretty pleased with the experience. The room was large with a comfy bed. All the fixtures were very modern (sliding glass bathroom doors, etc). There are two distinct areas in the room: a living area with a couch and a work space along with small kitchenette (refridgerator/microwave/coffee maker). Beyond the barrier is the bedroom that features a separate toilet "room" with sink and a separate room with a full glass shower and sink.
The high speed internet was fine, but is free only for 24 hours. To access a so-called higher speed for the length of your stay is $7.95/day. Kind of a rip off if you ask me.
I was also not pleased to have an additional "hold" put on my check card for $30. They do inform you at the desk, but geez, when did it become OK for hotels to do this? It's pretty maddening, especially if you're being reimbursed for charges by your company instead of being on a per-diem.
The hot breakfast was so-so. The eggs and hashbrowns were gross! But the bacon and waffles were nice.
I can say that the bar lady went above and beyond while I was there. I had purchased a cupcake for dessert from a bakery in the Vista and wanting some milk to go with it, I went down to the small "store" in the lobby. There was no milk to be had so I went over to the bar on a whim. The bartender very nicely retrieved me a small carton of milk from the breakfast area for no charge. So snaps to her.
Overall, I would stay in a Springhill Suites again.
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