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What travelers to Columbia are saying

The dining experience was awesome. The people in Columbia are friendly. Didn't have difficulty finding my way around.
Isata T. Oct 14, 2015
I love Columbia- a part of my heart will always live there. I hope to visit you again soon! :-D
Joel C. Jun 3, 2015
I liked the scenery. Everything is so close to the base . Very nice military city.
Dora O. Mar 25, 2015

Hotels in Columbia

Located in the center of historic South Carolina, Columbia is a hub for history buffs. The local Riverbanks Zoo, State and Civil War Museum and EdVenture provide local sites to enjoy. Within an hour's drive there are numerous plantations and historic markers to tour. Quaint small towns surround the area and offer unique cultural experiences with local shops and restaurants.

Key facts

A great place to start your visit to Columbia is downtown. The state capital building and its surrounding grounds offer memorials to historic events including the burning of Columbia and Shermans March. Nearby Main Street, the Vista and Five Points offer fine and casual dining from local owners. The home of the USC Gamecocks provides popular hotels and B&B's for a good selection of places to stay. Driving a couple of hours to the north can lead you to the upstate of South Carolina and modern Greenville or a day trip to boho chic Asheville, North Carolina. Driving to the east you will visit rural small towns on the way to the famous Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach. Just a little over an hour to the south in Charleston you can tour the Battery and Fort Sumter where the Civil War began.

Hints and tips

Columbia has a mild climate most of the year with temperatures ranging from winter days of about 40 degrees to warmer summer days of 85 to 95 degrees. July and August are very humid. The Columbia Metropolitan Airport offers a regular flight schedule to connecting cities.

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Cheap Columbia Hotels

From $47

1 Red Roof Inn Columbia West

2 stars
2.4 / 5 5 reviews

Columbia, South Carolina

Save 10% on your stay

Pet friendly, family friendly this discount hotel in Columbia, SC offers free WiFi. Red Roof Inn Columbia West is near the University of South Carolina, South Carolina Museum, Lake Murray, River...

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this hotel is not very nice microwave, refrigerator are only in selected rooms. Staff is not very friendly and outside the hotel is simply scary. On the positive side is cheap and affordable.
Feb 21, 2015
great experience
great hotel and great value! Staff is very friendly!
Mar 14, 2014
From $148

2 Hilton Columbia Center

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Columbia, South Carolina

The Hilton Columbia Center hotel boasts an ideal location in the Congaree Vista district, Columbia’s bustling financial and entertainment hub. Discover historic architecture and elegant rooms at...

From $134

3 Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown

3 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

Columbia, South Carolina

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

step back into old southern charm...welcome to the Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown Historic District. Step back in time to the southern charm of the past in the historic district of Columbia. The...

Great option while in Columbia
Can't find anything to complain about for this hotel. Definitely worth the money.
Jul 24, 2015
Awesome experience
It was wonderfull and great for the price . Very nice ,clean and staff was professional and free breakfast which was amazing with fresh bagels and coissant , and plenty of apples !!! Best hotel...
Dec 30, 2014
From $61

4 Extended Stay America - Columbia - West - Interstate 126

2 stars
2.0 / 5 3 reviews

Columbia, South Carolina

At Extended Stay America, guests find a friendly home away from home, whether for a day, a week or a month. Each of our 120 spacious suites offers a fully equipped kitchen, free WiFi, and a flat...

nice hotel great value
nice hotel in pretty convenient location. Friendly staff I would recommend this hotel to others
May 7, 2015
Not a good stay!
Room was dirty. Shower had hairs all over it. Dead bug under sheet. Sheet was stained. Bathroom facet leaked. Water leak ruined part of ceiling above shower. Air conditioner was broke. Hotel needs...
May 4, 2015
From $128

5 Staybridge Suites COLUMBIA

3 stars
5.0 / 5 3 reviews

Columbia, South Carolina

Staybridge Suites Downtown Columbia Hotel Is Located Just off I-126. Located convenient to the historic Vista District, the Staybridge Suites® Columbia SC hotel offers guests the perfect location...

From $110

6 Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

Columbia, South Carolina

Save 25% on your stay

We look forward to helping you feel comfortable and connected at the Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel. From the moment you enter our lobby, you will feel a sense of rich history and modern...

From $59

7 Home-Towne Suites Columbia

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Columbia, South Carolina

If your looking for hotels in Columbia area in South Carolina you will love the neighborhood style living and great value of our Home Towne Suites Columbia. Our all suite extended stay Columbia...

wonderful
Really enjoyed my stay, I will definitely recommend this hotel, everything was wonderful.
Sep 12, 2015
From $107

8 Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBIA - DOWNTOWN

3 stars
3.3 / 5 3 reviews

Columbia, South Carolina

Indulge in comfort at the Holiday Inn Express® Columbia.Located off I-126 and Huger St, Columbia, SC hotels have never been more practical with such easy access to major attractions. Situated only...

Excellente!!
It was extraordinary. The staff was absolutely exceptional. It was my best hotel stay ever.
Oct 15, 2015
From $144

9 Inn at USC Wyndham Garden

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Columbia, South Carolina

Legendary Southern charm meets modern amenities in a beautiful historic setting at this Inn at USC Wyndham Garden. Just steps from the USC horseshoe on the school campus, this hotel offers easy...

From $138

10 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Columbia Downtown

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Columbia, South Carolina

Come discover the beautiful Springhill Suites Downtown/The Vista in the heart of The Congaree Vista district in Columbia, SC! This district is filled with many upscale boutiques, renowned dining...

From $141

11 Columbia Marriott

3 stars
3.7 / 5

Columbia, South Carolina

Rate includes breakfast

Spacious accommodations and friendly Southern charm await you here at the Columbia Marriott. Superbly located in the city's downtown district, near the University of South Carolina and the State...

From $147

12 Hyatt Place Columbia Downtown

3 stars
4.3 / 5

Columbia, South Carolina

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The hotel is beautiful new 6 story building with 130 spacious guest rooms. Youll never have to settle for anything less than a freshly made meal, an ice-cold beverage, a selection of specialty...

From $120

13 Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

3 stars
3.2 / 5 6 reviews

Columbia, South Carolina

Rate includes breakfast

Location is everything! Staying at the Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC you are walking distance to the Historic Vista District robust with history, shopping and night life. The State Capitol is...

great hotel and very friendly staff
My wife and I currently stayed at this hotel and had a wonderful experience. Although the hotel was under a remodel the staff and even the construction crew were very pleasant. It was a good...
Aug 9, 2014

14 The Inn at Claussen's

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Columbia, South Carolina

Boutique inn located in the heart of charming Five Points, within walking distance of the University of South Carolina and minutes from the city's historic Vista district. This stylish and...

From $109

15 Clarion Hotel Downtown

3 stars
3.6 / 5 5 reviews

Columbia, South Carolina

The Clarion Hotel Downtown is conveniently located one block from the University of South Carolina and minutes from the Colonial Center, the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Williams-Brice...

From $130

16 Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone

3 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

Columbia, South Carolina

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

Welcome to the Embassy Suites Hotel Columbia-Greystone, located adjacent to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, and just five minutes from downtown Columbia, University of South Carolina, and the State...

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I stayed at this hotel for just 2 nights recently. I had my wedding reception with them about 15 years ago, so I as familiar with them, however I will never stay there again. The Internet service...
Apr 6, 2015
From $67

17 Extended Stay America - Columbia - West - Stoneridge Dr

2 stars
2.9 / 5 8 reviews

Columbia, South Carolina

At Extended Stay America, guests find a friendly home away from home, whether for a day, a week or a month. Each of our 72 spacious suites offers a fully equipped kitchen, free WiFi, and a flat...

From $108

18 Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia

3 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

Columbia, South Carolina

Free hot breakfast and high speed internet access

A Home Base for Visitors to Columbia, South CarolinaConveniently located on Greystone Blvd and 2.5 miles from downtown Columbia, South Carolina, our hotel is a wonderful home away from home. Enjoy...

Just right
Down to Columbia, SC, to search for housing. Great place to stay. Breakfast provided met our needs. The Staff in the dining room exceeded our expectations. Very friendly and helpful. Loved it!!!!
Apr 16, 2015
From $69

19 Baymont Inn & Suites Columbia Northwest

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Columbia, South Carolina

Save 15% on your stay

Enjoy southern hospitality at its finest at this Baymont Inn and Suites Columbia Northwest, just off Interstate 26, minutes from Columbia Metropolitan Airport and the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, and...

20 Country Hearth Inns and Suites Columbia

2 stars
1.0 / 5 1 reviews

Columbia, South Carolina

Save 15% On Your Stay

Country Hearth Inns and Suites Columbia offers the most value for your money when staying for business- pleasure- or just passing through. We offer clean spacious rooms- free continental breakfast-...

horrible
I was afraid when we pulled up outside! there was not a single car in sight and it looked closed. I went inside and the sign on the desk says ring for service. I rang it 6 times and no one came, I...
Apr 21, 2015