Beware!!! All the pictures that you see online are from the premium rooms. I tried to reserve a premium room in advance, but none were available due to only having a couple at most. I did get a Loft Suite at approximately $200 a night including taxes, pictures attached.
I travel all the time and this was probably the worst stay I have ever had! The room and everything in it, looks old and from the 70's-80's. The carpet and furniture is old and dirty. The toilet, you need to hold down the lever for 15-25 seconds for it to flush. The "high speed" internet was near to DSL speeds, if that, and lost connection several times in my 2 night stay. The televisions both downstairs in the LR and upstairs in the BR are 19" old box TVs, 20-30 years old. They state that you have a small kitchenette, but there is nothing but a sink and a mini refrigerator. No plates, cups, silverware, not even a microwave. The Motel 8 has a microwave in all their rooms!
In my room, the air conditioner was not working, so it got up to almost 80 degrees at times, and there were no other open rooms to move me to. A plus, if you want to call it that, is the front desk found a box fan to put near the bed, so that I could sleep. The morning that I was leaving, maintenance fixed the air conditioner, and I found out that this was not the first time it had gone out in this same room. Other good things are; the location is great, the lobby is beautiful, and breakfast is delivered to your room, but was not good, fruit was old and the milk was warm.
I would not recommend this hotel to anyone, unless you are looking for a hotel just for the location. My last business trip here to Columbia, I stayed at the Hilton Homewood Suites, about 6-7 miles from here, and that was an amazing stay, definitely worth the drive!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Southern Hospitality at it’s finest in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina. Listed on the National Historic Register, The Inn at Claussen’s blends historic grandeur, exquisite service and eco-friendly amenities in perfect proportion. Once home to Claussen’s Bakery we are now a 29 room Boutique Inn, just steps away from some of the best dining and shopping in South Carolina. Whether you’re taking a quick vacation or getting down to business, we have all the modern comforts to help you get away or stay connected. At The Inn at Claussen’s you can always expect your breakfast to be delivered to your room in the morning, a glass of wine in the evenings and gracious hospitality around the clock. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Claussen`s Hotel Columbia
- Hotel At Claussens
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