My recent stay was for a much needed getaway for some "me time" and to visit family in the area. This stay was everything I hoped it would be plus some. Pros far outweigh the negatives, and I prefer to focus on the positives! The unique building was nostalgic, charming and comfortable and I loved the whimsical use of the Vault as a martini bar that plays up the history of the building as a renovated bank building. The bed was luxurious and the view was beautiful. My advice is to ask for a room on the club level. The club lounge was a pleasant surprise and not exactly what I had expected. Welcome to Cedric's house where I was promptly pampered by Cedric the host of the club lounge and made to feel right at home. (Thank you Cedric!!!). For a person traveling alone, the lounge provided companionship and a full meal for breakfast and dinner for those not wishing to dine alone. I sincerely felt like a valued guest and the pampering was just what i needed.
The negative.... I stayed over the weekend and was very disappointed to discover that main street is "closed" on Saturdays. Nothing was open in or around the hotel and I found myself a little bored on Saturday afternoon with nothing to do and nowhere to go that was within easy walking distance. Starbucks in the lobby wasn't even open on Saturday afternoon. Very disappointing that I couldn't find a place to get a sandwich for a late lunch. When I asked the front desk for a recommendation, they had to really think about it and then sent me to a shop that was closed. I then returned to the room but they were cleaning it. Awkward and very frustrating. No pool at this hotel so I literally had nowhere to go but the empty lobby to wait.
- 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