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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbia
Ranked #41 of 94 Hotels in Columbia
Joppa, Maryland
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133 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice place that came through in a pinch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

My family and I travelled down to SC to see a sick relative. We made a reservation on Friday for Saturday check-in at the hotel next door. We travelled all night and got to the hotel next to the Country Inn (CI) and was told that we could not check-in until 12-12:30 PM. I was 6:00 AM and I could not wait 6 hours to go to sleep ( i had been up since 5:00 the previous morning). We wnet to breakfast and saw a travel book and called the CI to inquire about rooms. They were very pleasent and allowed us to check-in early and offered us breakfast. We were even allowed to view the rooms prior to checking in. Rooms had a fridge and microwave and very comfortable beds. It wasn't the newest but it wasn't the worst either. I would stay there again. Oh and by the way, I cancelled the hotel next door. Sorry about their luck!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

Excellent establishment with very good amenities;
Staff; very helpful and pleasant
Breakfast; Excellent=make your own waffle, with sausage, eggs, cereals, pastries; plenty to drink,
24 hr coffee stand in lobby, great indoor pool and spa, with work out room
Location a little off main street


Only negative was the idiot with the gas powered portable blower who basically swarmed around me while I sat on porch in swing making phone call. We exchanged words over this.
However, not the hotels fault....

Room Tip: We were on back side with two queen beds but on front side I noticed one room had a parlor, nice!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

I read so many reviews of different hotels along our drive today. We stopped at one hotel in St George, SC that was not clean at all. We checked in and checked out of that hotel. The reviews must have been fixed. So we were hoping this hotel in Columbia would be good. We arrived and the man working the front desk allowed us to look at the room we would be staying in before we even checked in. The rooms are very spacious which is important when you have two adults, one teen and two children. The pull out couch is necessary for us. It is a bonus that the couch is in a big space of its own with a desk. The beds are super high and comfy. Plenty of padding. The tv is centrally located in front of the 2 beds but can also be seen from the couch. There is a wet bar area with coffee maker and a mini fridge (a good sized one) and microwave. So great if you travel with kids. The bathroom is a good size too. And everything feels, looks, and smells clean. I would definitely stay here again. Great comfortable hotel at a good price.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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338 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Staff was great, rooms were clean and the price was right. I will be back.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

We stopped here on our drive down to Florida for vacation. Very quick check-in. Loved that my husband and I had a bedroom for ourselves and the kids had their own space with a sofabed. Plus we each had our own TV to watch and relax after being in a van for 9 hours. The hotel was very clean, great big indoor pool and spa, plenty of counter space in the bathroom, and the most comfy bed I've ever slept in at a hotel. Also the price couldn't be beat for a suite. The complimentary breakfast the next morning was delicious. They had belgian waffles and the fixings to make egg, sausage, and cheese sandwiches as well as cereal choices. Very yummy and plenty of it. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Charleston, SC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

We checked in and got our key with no problems. The hotel was nice and clean and the staff was very personable. The king suite was spacious and comfortable. Our only complaint was that the bed was not that comfortable. Neither my husband or I got a good night's sleep but someone else might sleep well in the bed. Other than that, it was a really nice stay and a nice hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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98 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012

Using a coupon obtained at the South Carolina tourism office, we got room 117 with 2 queen beds for $64.95. The complimentary internet, indoor pool, fresh baked cookies and adequate breakfast offerings made it a great value. As there was no fridge in the room the front desk kindly took a small bag for us and put it in their freezer overnight. Close proximity to Hwy. 77, the state capitol and Fatz was an added bonus. There were lots of kids staying and so much noise from the room above us that we finally had to call management at 11:18 as we were unable to sleep. That call did the trick. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbia
Address: 220 East Exchange Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29209
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #41 of 94 Hotels in Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbia 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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