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Regency Inn
Ranked #81 of 94 Hotels in Columbia
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“nice place”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

very happy with my stay here!! I stayed here with my daughter and her daughter so my son inlaw could graduate basic training at fort jackson.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Seneca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2012

My nightmare experience at this hotel was definitely a hard lesson learned, but I’m hoping it will serve as a warning to others to NEVER stay at a hotel that you haven't researched on TripAdvisor beforehand. My family and I recently stayed at this location and how this (crack den/meth lab/brothel) hotel has escaped quarantine by the CDC, Department of Health, and/or law enforcement is an absolute mystery to me. It truly is one of the worst places I have ever stayed. (In the interest of full disclosure, I must advise that I didn’t have what would be classified as a “full stay” since my family and I could not endure the atrocities there and left two hours after checking in.) It would require much more than the allotted space here to list all of the problems, issues, and violations this place was guilty of, but the more serious of them included: 1) Rooms so filthy that no amount of bleach and/or penicillin is ever going to make them clean or healthy; 2) A major bug infestation that included roaches, spiders, Palmetto bugs, and fleas; and 3) What appeared to be either “hourly guests” and/or their “associates” loitering around the property, panhandling, and generally making the entire establishment feel unsafe. Obviously these were reasons enough to leave, but since the manager had advised me in the rudest and foulest manner possible that he was not going to refund my money, we decided to try and tough it out until daybreak and then book it out of there. However, when I just happened to be going out to check on the car and caught a “hotel employee” peering through the far side of the room’s window, I lost it. The manager attempted to justify the action by advising that the worker was performing some kind of maintenance task (on a window at 11:00 o’clock at night? – yeah, sure). I had seen that same “employee” earlier when checking in and he appeared to me to be one of the manager’s family that was working/living on the property. Regardless, that entire ordeal was just unreal and I so wish that I had taken the time to read the previous TripAdvisor posts . If anyone is contemplating staying at this hotel, I strongly urge you to not to stay here. It’s just unhealthy and not safe.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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7 Thank Charles M
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Savannh, GA
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2012

Carpet filthy. Odor in all rooms that cannot be eliminated; however, opting for a smoking room does help cover it. Roaches in bathtub. A/C malfunctioned; could not get any circulation. This motel is at the Piney Grove exit. Keep driving.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Thank BBOOPSavannah_GA
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East Syracuse, New York
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436 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2012

Check in was no problem. This facility is operated by Indians,but no problem with accents, either in person or over the phone.

As I openedbmyn room's door, #136, I was greeted by a large room. Finishings included two double beds, with 3 3/4 size pilloews. Wide chest with four drawers. Table with two chairs. Large tv , not flat screen, only 24 channels.,Two mirrors, one full length and the other wider, but shorter.table between thebbeds, with clock.

Bathroom is good size. The sink area is wall to wall. Plenty of space for traveling items.,Coffee maker, hair dryer. Shampoo, lotion and conidtioner. Number of cups for coffee.

Shower/tub combo. Hand railing to get in, with railings on both ends and two railings on the wall. I would say this facility is the most safely conscious of ant motel I have stayed at. Use the rear railing getting outr of the tub. The step can be awkward as you step out of the tub. Tub has a skid proof floor., Outside the shower is wall sign that states-'Watch Your Step. Tub Siding Elevated'
Shower pressure not over powering, but very adequate, with water feeling soft on the face. Both the bedroom area and bathroom clean. No hair or mold in tub.

Bed was comfortable. NO BEDBUGS. Air coniditioning unit works best on high, with a temperature setting at 64F. However I don't think the temperature got to 64. The unit is a bit on the load side.

Iron/ironing board in bathroom. No closet, however there is a wall rack in the bathroom, with nine wooden hangers. Also a luggage rack.

Light for the bathroom is by the iron. Just about all the electrical outlets are used. The only one available was by the hair dryer.

No mico/fridge.A mico is available in the breakfast room. Breakfast served 6:30 to 9:30. The room has at least 10 tables, with two chairs each. Over all breakfast is basic. I went to a nearby Waffle House.

I found three problems with the bathroon. The faucet was hard to pull up., The drain plugnbin the tub wouldn't fit tight. In the morning, the toilet won't stop running.

My room was non-smoking. Smelled no smoke from the previous guest. If my room hadva mico/fridge I probably would stay again.

Jack L., Syracuse, New York.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Jack L
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Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 25, 2012

DO NOT STAY HERE this is the nastiest hotel I have ever seen we pulled up and the pool was GREEN it looked more like a pond rather than a pool we thought ok... It;s a little chilly then we checked in.... When we arrived at our room we were knocked down by the smell of cigarette smoke( we booked a non- smoking room) then the whole was coved in burn marks and had an ashtray in the dressing area on top of the what I am assuming white refrigerator was rust and gunk a forth of an inch thick I was ready 2 check out then.... We pulled back the sheets and a HUGE spider ran out onto the floor as we killed the spider we noticed trash which turned out to be a package of male enhancement pills. The tv was fuzzy and about ten years old the remote was held together with tape.... We returned to the front desk to check out and attempted to speak with the desk clerk to receive our choice points back and our 15 dollar pet fee which we have NOT received back but.... The clerk spoke VERY little English and refused to refund our points and pet fee.... When choice called then they were non-compliant on both occasion so they refunded our points the manager did not even have the decency to walk 10 ft to the lobby to speak with us..... I wouldnt leave my pet here let alone sleep or for that matter stay for more than five min. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME THIS HOTEL unless your crack head or a hooker renting by the hour...... STAY at the COMFORT INN on bush river road

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Zx12nick
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Cobourg, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2012

Unfortunately, we were on the road and were going by the description in the discount coupon book we'd picked up at the Visitor's Welcome Center entering South Carolina. We came to this place sight unseen and were too tired after having been on the road all day not to look elsewhere. I wish we had. It's not that the room itself was all that horrible (we've stayed in worse) but the location was IMPOSSIBLE!!! My husband and I are not idiots but every single time we tried to get to this place we got turned around. The road it is on is off the on ramp to Interstate 20 - try navigating that in the dark or at rush hour. We never made it once and the GPS was of no assistance either. I wish we'd spent the extra $20 bucks and stayed somewhere that you don't have to be a local to find. The coupon book also said the place had been "recently renovated". Could have fooled me - it looked like it was on it's last legs. I don't think we'll be staying at any more Quality Inns - regardless of the price and AAA might want to re-think it's approval rating.

  • Stayed January 2012
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1 Thank FoodFighters
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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2011

Recent stay was the most horrible experience of my family's life! Besides the disgusting and filthy accommodations, it was discovered that certain members of the staff were engaged in seriously repulsive activities that are now under investigation. If you care for your family's personal safety and privacy, stay away from this place!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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3 Thank TAN28
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Property: Regency Inn
Address: 1335 Garner Ln, Columbia, SC 29210-8301 (Formerly Quality Inn)
Location: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #81 of 94 Hotels in Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Regency Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 122
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