if you have business or pleasure at Univ of SC, it doesn't get any better. every area was spotless. i stayed in this hotel 12-14 years ago and i'm pretty sure it was under a different name. nothing gave the appearance of a 'renovated' hotel. clean, updated, well appointed. when my wife and i checked in, they gave us a room with two queens...always a little humorous to me. called front desk and they had us come down and changed it immediately. moved us up to the top floor w/ a king room. we were on the back of the hotel, the front--facing assembly street--must have better views but it didn't matter, we were only there at night to sleep.
unfortunately, i think USC was having a swim tournament and there was at least one team there that kept us from sleeping as well as we would have liked. it wasn't persistent enough to call the front desk or say anything so that's on me, not the hotel. as other reviews say, parking in the garage is tight! if you have a vehicle of any size, park behind the hotel out of the parking deck.
exercise room is great in courtyards. i've been in several other hotels and this one was one of the best. several ellipticals, treadmills, dumbbells up to 50lbs in 5lb increments. a bench and a cable machine with a variety of exercises. cold water. room temp and refrigerated towels.
eat at california dreamin (right down assembly towards williams brice stadium). GREAT food--our favorite restaurant! and there's an ihop just up from the hotel.
overall a great stay. i would stay here again any time, especially for the price i got on priceline! oh, i don't think i got charged for parking. i'm a marriott rewards member so maybe that's why?! not sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Courtyard Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC is located in the heart of the University Historic area within walking distance to the Colonial Arena, Columbia Convention Center, Koger Center, State Capitol and The Vistas Entertainment District. Amenities include a new state of the art Fitness Center, complimentary Guest Appreciation receptions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 with free beer, wine and appetizers and free wireless internet access throughout the Hotel. Complimentary transportation is provided to the Vistas and Five Points restaurants as well as neighboring businesses. Cocky's Bar provides libations Monday through Saturday evenings and a dinner menu is offered Sunday through Thursday nights fromt 5-10pm. The Courtyard USC also has complimentary access to the Capital City Club, a private restaurant and bar on top of the tallest building in South Carolina! Courtyard Columbia is the premier sponsor of USC Gamecock Athletics! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Marriott Columbia
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