Another Holiday Inn and another newer location....I've been getting pretty lucky lately. I can't figure out how this property ranks 44th in Columbia as listed on this website for hotels? The 43 ahead of it in rankings must really be something special because this one is about as good as they get.
Check in was a breeze and I received a "goodie bag" for being a Platinum Elite member. First hotel I've seen in quite some time where you don't have to put your key card in a slot to open your door. Simply wave it in front of the sensor and it opens up. Almost felt like I was back in the Pentagon again. The rooms are on the smaller side, especially if you have one with two beds. Speaking of beds, these rival Hampton Inn hotels in comfort and sleep quality. Time Warner Cable provides the television channels here and it's nice to search for what you want to watch via the on screen guide versus flipping endlessly. TV's are 32 inch LCD's.
Decent counter space is provided in the bathroom vanity area. The drain was a little slow in the sink, but nothing major. The refrigerator and microwave are tucked in the cabinet underneath the TV. Both the fridge and drawer space for clothing are a little small, but I made it happen even with the two big suitcases I always lug around on my frequent trips. The internet is reliable and it was nice to not experience any big slowdows in speed. Download speed overall isn't the greatest, but I've had far worse internet service in hotels
Housekeeping does a great job and the hotel overall ranks up there with some of the best I've seen in cleanliness. I didn't eat at the hotel's restaurant during my 10 night stay, but another co-worker said it was pretty good. Two Notch Road in either direction has plenty of food choices to choose from including grocery stores. Traffic noise from the nearby interstate isn't bad, but the interchange with Two Notch Road coming off the interstate from either direction can be a little tricky due to the heavy traffic.
The folks who take care of the outdoor pool do a great job. Several days in the triple digits "forced" me there many times. The towel shelf in the pool exit hallway was often empty, so I usually just brought them down from the room. This was also the case with the fitness room...BYOT. The gym equipment is nice. There you'll find 2 treadmills, a recumbent bike and a crosstrainer...all in good shape.
An uneventful stay overall...just the way I like it. If I'm in Columbia again, this is where I'm staying.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Columbia, SC hotel offers location on major highways! Welcome to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Columbia North. Our hotel is located near the intersection of I-20 and I-77, with easy access to all of Columbia's attractions and businesses. Guests of our Columbia, South Carolina hotel can experience area attractions that the whole family can enjoy. You can spend an entire day viewing the wildlife at the Riverbanks Zoo or enjoy shopping at the Village at Sandhill or Columbia Mall. Other attractions within 10 miles of our hotel include the State Museum, Sesquicentennial State Park and the Plex Indoor Sports Complex. If you're traveling on business, you can enjoy our location in Columbia. Our hotel is within 10 miles of many area corporations and businesses, including several hospitals, the University of South Carolina, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Trane, Target and Fort Jackson Army Base. In addition, the Columbia Metro Airport (CAE) is just 19 miles from our hotel in Columbia, South Carolina. With a variety of comfortable amenities, you never have to leave our hotel. Guests can enjoy all of their meals from our restaurant, coffee shop or lounge. We have your comfort in mind with amenities such as a new fitness center, an outdoor pool, high-speed, wired & wireless Internet access, a snack shop and extensive meeting rooms. Book your Columbia, South Carolina hotel reservations now to enjoy our great rooms, rates and amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Hotel And Suites - North
- Columbia Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Columbia