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Hilton Columbia Center
Ranked #9 of 94 Hotels in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
North Potomac, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lovely Hotel”
Reviewed July 16, 2009

The hotel was very lovely and comfortable. The Front Desk Staff were courteous and efficient. The hotel decor was very appealing. Our room had a king sized bed that was extremely comfortable. The room was very clean which is very important to me. I am quite fussy. We were walking distance to lots of restaurants, cafes and bars. We will return to this hotel the next time that we are in Columbia.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank whimsical1
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, August 23, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our hotel. If the Hilton brand is the best of the best, then the Hilton Columbia Center can be considered the best of the best of the best. In 2009 – just a year and a half after opening its doors – the Hilton Columbia Center was ranked #1 for overall service out of 287 Hilton hotels nationwide. Based on results from the Hilton Brand-Americas Voice of the Customer Survey, this ranking is the top recognition for Hilton Hotels. In addition to this prestigious award, the Hilton Columbia has also been honored with the #1 ranking by Tripadvisor in Columbia by business and leisure travelers and “The Best Lodging of Columbia Award” by the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and readers of the Freetimes and Columbia Metropolitan.
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Columbus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2009

My husband, twin teenage sons and I stayed at this hotel and were very pleased. The hotel itself was beautiful. The rooms were a nice size and very clean. The in house restaurant (Ruth Chris Steakhouse) was great. The food and service were top knotch. The staff at the hotel were pleasant and very helpful. The only thing that I think they could improve on would be communication with guests regarding parking. The parking in this area of town is at a premium so I think it's important to communicate to the guests that they can park in the parking garage next to the hotel. Valet parking is a great feature for the hotel, but there is a greater convenience of having access to your vehicle in the garage (in case you leave something in your car). All in all, I will definitely stay at this hotel again when we come to town.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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2 Thank ETB0918
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, August 23, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our hotel. If the Hilton brand is the best of the best, then the Hilton Columbia Center can be considered the best of the best of the best. In 2009 – just a year and a half after opening its doors – the Hilton Columbia Center was ranked #1 for overall service out of 287 Hilton hotels nationwide. Based on results from the Hilton Brand-Americas Voice of the Customer Survey, this ranking is the top recognition for Hilton Hotels. In addition to this prestigious award, the Hilton Columbia has also been honored with the #1 ranking by Tripadvisor in Columbia by business and leisure travelers and “The Best Lodging of Columbia Award” by the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and readers of the Freetimes and Columbia Metropolitan.
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North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2009

Great service and very friendly southern folks. Right across the street from Columbia Convention Center. Number of nice restaurants within walking distance in the heart of Columbia. Ruth Chris restaurant in the hotel.

Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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2 Thank RBL33
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, August 23, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our hotel. If the Hilton brand is the best of the best, then the Hilton Columbia Center can be considered the best of the best of the best. In 2009 – just a year and a half after opening its doors – the Hilton Columbia Center was ranked #1 for overall service out of 287 Hilton hotels nationwide. Based on results from the Hilton Brand-Americas Voice of the Customer Survey, this ranking is the top recognition for Hilton Hotels. In addition to this prestigious award, the Hilton Columbia has also been honored with the #1 ranking by Tripadvisor in Columbia by business and leisure travelers and “The Best Lodging of Columbia Award” by the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and readers of the Freetimes and Columbia Metropolitan.
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Springfield, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2009

The Hilton Place is a jewel in Columbia, I might go so far as to say it is a vacation destination! The hotel is lovely, with nice rooms and public spaces. The fitness room was good. The area around the hotel bristles with interesting things to do and see. Overall a great experience! The restaurants in the hotel are pricy for SC, but there are options all up and down the streets.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
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2 Thank Military_Traveler11
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, August 23, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our hotel. If the Hilton brand is the best of the best, then the Hilton Columbia Center can be considered the best of the best of the best. In 2009 – just a year and a half after opening its doors – the Hilton Columbia Center was ranked #1 for overall service out of 287 Hilton hotels nationwide. Based on results from the Hilton Brand-Americas Voice of the Customer Survey, this ranking is the top recognition for Hilton Hotels. In addition to this prestigious award, the Hilton Columbia has also been honored with the #1 ranking by Tripadvisor in Columbia by business and leisure travelers and “The Best Lodging of Columbia Award” by the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and readers of the Freetimes and Columbia Metropolitan.
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Bar Harbor
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2009

We stayed at the Hilton for 2 nights in April. We chose this hotel due to its location to the airport, location to Augusta National, and most importantly from the reviews Trip Advisor. Rooms were spacious, clean and great front desk staff. Highly reccomend this hotel for anyone.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Kendrasma
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, August 23, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our hotel. If the Hilton brand is the best of the best, then the Hilton Columbia Center can be considered the best of the best of the best. In 2009 – just a year and a half after opening its doors – the Hilton Columbia Center was ranked #1 for overall service out of 287 Hilton hotels nationwide. Based on results from the Hilton Brand-Americas Voice of the Customer Survey, this ranking is the top recognition for Hilton Hotels. In addition to this prestigious award, the Hilton Columbia has also been honored with the #1 ranking by Tripadvisor in Columbia by business and leisure travelers and “The Best Lodging of Columbia Award” by the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and readers of the Freetimes and Columbia Metropolitan.
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Columbia SC
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2009

I stayed at the Columbia Hilton a few nights while working on a special event at USC and had a fantastic experience. I can't imagine a better place to stay in Columbia, SC, as this property is elegant and clean and very close to USC and many fun dining and bar options.

Grace (who worked on the front desk) helped me resolve some problems with my reservation and was attentive and helpful in each interaction.

The room itself also exceeded my expectations. It was spotless and quiet, and the bed and the sheets, comforter, etc. were inviting and comfortable. I had a great view of the city. The rooms with two queen beds have a traditional bath tub/shower set up with a shower curtain, while the king rooms have a marble shower area with a glass door.

We ate several snacks and meals at Ruth's Chris, and we really enjoyed dining at the bar. The bartenders are excellent -- well versed when it comes to menu choices, efficient, etc. and the setting is a little more fun for us than sitting in the dining room. (We especially like to check sports scores on the nice TVs there.)

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
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3 Thank GamecockGirl
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, August 23, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our hotel. If the Hilton brand is the best of the best, then the Hilton Columbia Center can be considered the best of the best of the best. In 2009 – just a year and a half after opening its doors – the Hilton Columbia Center was ranked #1 for overall service out of 287 Hilton hotels nationwide. Based on results from the Hilton Brand-Americas Voice of the Customer Survey, this ranking is the top recognition for Hilton Hotels. In addition to this prestigious award, the Hilton Columbia has also been honored with the #1 ranking by Tripadvisor in Columbia by business and leisure travelers and “The Best Lodging of Columbia Award” by the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and readers of the Freetimes and Columbia Metropolitan.
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Orlando
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2009

As a Diamond Honors member I've stayed in plenty of Hilton properties but I must say that this hotel has been the most helpful, servicable and attentive I've ever being. I must give my gratitude to Kelly, Grace and Michael for their outstanding help and assistance in accomodating me for my meetings at the hotel. Thank you very much and keep the good work.

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  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
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2 Thank jmarep688
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, August 23, 2010
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our hotel. If the Hilton brand is the best of the best, then the Hilton Columbia Center can be considered the best of the best of the best. In 2009 – just a year and a half after opening its doors – the Hilton Columbia Center was ranked #1 for overall service out of 287 Hilton hotels nationwide. Based on results from the Hilton Brand-Americas Voice of the Customer Survey, this ranking is the top recognition for Hilton Hotels. In addition to this prestigious award, the Hilton Columbia has also been honored with the #1 ranking by Tripadvisor in Columbia by business and leisure travelers and “The Best Lodging of Columbia Award” by the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and readers of the Freetimes and Columbia Metropolitan.
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Property: Hilton Columbia Center
Address: 924 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201-3158
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Columbia
#12 Family Hotel in Columbia
#14 Business Hotel in Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton Columbia Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 222
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant in atmosphere and striking in detail, the Hilton® Columbia Center is ideally located in the center of the financial, entertainment and historic district. Our hotel provides a spacious haven for business and leisure travelers coming to Columbia, South Carolina. Enjoy our graceful combination of historical architectural elements with modern facilities, chic design, and Southern hospitality....Hilton-style. We feature 222 signature guestrooms and suites including 2 Presidential Suites, 12 Executive Suites, and 3 Junior Suites - all surprisingly spacious and inviting. Each of our guestrooms and suites was decorated with warm rich earth tones and elegant dark woods, floor-to-ceiling windows to entice business travelers and vacationers alike. We offer all the amenities needed to ensure an unforgettable experience each time you stay with us. ... more   less 
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