Staff were very friendly. The room was small by US standards but OK if you have travelled to Europe. A converted bank so it was fun & different with wooden floors & large white tiled bathrooms. Our room was "handicapped friendly" so the shower was huge. I do not know if this is typical in the hotel but we could have easily held a party with 6 "very good friends" in it. The location is OK if the weather was good with a short 10-15 minute walk to a large selection of restaurants in the sowntown area. We only stayed 1 night before meeting family for a Graduation ceremony so had a few drinks & ate in "The Vault". The fish & chips were good and since the bar was not busy it was cosy. We visited the rooftop bar but it was too cold to stay up there and since no-one was there it had no atmosphere anyway. In summer it might be different. The POSH restaurant was only open for dinner & did not seem to have a great atmosphere either. The Main Street restaurant is no longer open except for private parties so there was no lunch facility which is not indicated on the website nor in the in-room literature. I had already checked in the car so I was not impressed to learn this. There was a nice little cafe up the road with healthy wraps/sandwiches with very friendly staff so if you are caught out as we were I would recommend that for a light lunch. Overall the hotel was a good choice if visiting downtown Columbia for business or a very short personal visit such as this one especially when the weather gets better so you can walk to the downtown areas for dinner or lunch & then use the rooftop bar to relax before bed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This sophisticated hotel is 1.3 miles from the South Carolina State Museum and 3.1 miles from Riverbanks Zoo. Modern rooms and suites with vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors offer free WiFi, desks with ergonomic chairs, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Some rooms add whirlpool tubs. Club rooms provide access to a lounge with complimentary breakfast and evening appetizers. There's a restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner, a trendy martini bar in a historic bank vault, and a hip rooftop lounge/bar. Full service Starbucks Reserve store in the lower lobby with fireplace and lounge chairs. Additional amenities include a 24/7 business center and a fitness center ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Columbia Sheraton