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Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

3 stars
View map of 630 Assembly Street, 630 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
33 reviews
Moving in at USC

Renovation are underway and it is beautiful. Great breakfast. See full review

  • Last minute.
  • Aug 11, 2014
Great for USC visit

Very pleased with the friendly and helpful staff. The location is directly across from The Darla... See full review

  • Selectivesoul
  • Oct 15, 2014
Columbia hotel in walking distance to USC with free shuttle

Guests staying at the Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC enjoy a central location on the University of South Carolina campus, across the street from the Carolina Coliseum. Travelers ride the free shuttle to the airport, the State Museum, Columbia Museum of Art, and Columbia attractions within a 3-mile radius. 189 rooms at this Courtyard by Marriott hotel feature free high-speed Internet access and refrigerators in every room. Guests splash in the outdoor pool near a fire pit. An on-site fitness center is open 24 hours a day.

Highlights
  • Free shuttle to airport and local area (within a 3-mile radius)
  • 24-hour business center
  • Steps from USC
  • Outdoor pool and fire pit
  • Free parking
Rooms

Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC guest rooms are decorated in shades of cobalt, white, and cream with rich wood accents. Rooms come with pool or city views, 42-inch flat-screen TVs with HBO and in-room movies, and work desks with ergonomic chairs. Additional amenities include refrigerators, coffee-makers, iron and ironing boards. Private bathrooms feature shower/tub combos, and are stocked with hair-dryers and Neutrogena toiletries. Suites feature separate living rooms and sofa sleepers. Free wired/wireless high-speed Internet is available in all units.

Features

Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC guests can stay in touch with free hotel-wide Internet access. As the hotel name suggests, the USC campus is walkable but guests also can utilize the free shuttle that goes to the airport and around the local area.

 

Guests work out in the 24-hour fitness center and swim in the outdoor pool near a fire pit. Travelers use coin-operated laundry facilities during extended stays, and dry cleaning services are available. Guests drink coffee, buy snacks and browse newspapers in the lobby.

Dining

Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC guests dine at the Courtyard Cafe for breakfast, where American classics like omelets, pancakes and French toast are served. Several local restaurants are within driving distance.

Transportation
  • Amtrak (5 blocks)
  • Greyhound bus depot (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Columbia Metropolitan Airport (7 mi/11.3 km)
  • Free shuttle to airport and local area
Attractions
  • University of South Carolina (On campus)
  • Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center  (5 blocks)
  • Riverbanks Zoo & Garden (3.8 mi/6.1 km)
  • Fort Jackson (16 mi/25.7 km)
Business
  • 24-hour business center
  • 4,788 square feet of meeting space fits up to 700 guests
  • Free wired/wireless Internet access
  • Audiovisual equipment, catering and notary public available

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Tennis
Water skiing
Horseback riding
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express check in
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Laundry/Valet services
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Barber shop
Barber/Beauty shop
FAX
Video checkout
Gift shop
Drugstore
Florist
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Cribs available
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Iron
Ironing board

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Reviewer score 3.3 out of 5

Hotel Map

33.9933 -81.0318
Area served
Downtown Columbia
Nearby airports
Columbia Metropolitan Airport, (CAE), 6.00, MI, S;
Area description
City Center, Location Type: City

Nearby points of interest

  • Carolina Coliseum: 0.1 mi
  • Colonial Life Arena: 0.3 mi
  • Williams-Brice Stadium: 1.6 mi
  • Fort Jackson: 12.4 mi

Dining

The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect.®
Your food and beverage destination for refreshing breakfast choices in the morning, and a variety of dinner, beer and wine options in the evening. The Bistro also offers specialty beverages made with Starbucks® coffee to help you get a jump on the day.
Starbucks at The Bistro
The Bistro offers healthy choices, a variety of breakfast and dinner options, an evening bar, and specialty beverages made with Starbucks® coffee.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (33)

Ratings and reviews for Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
33 out of 33
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.5

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jason T.
Business
N/A
Feb 18, 2015

Nice Hotel.....Staff needs help

The room was nice and clean. A little small and the view was of a roof and parking lot, but not a big deal. Free parking in downtown was nice. Front desk staff a little unorganized and unsure of many things, but they were very nice. My biggest complaint is that housekeeping goes up and down the hallways at 8:30 in the morning knocking on doors and asking if guests are checking out at 11:00. Regardless of do not disturb signs, or even if you are not checking out that day at all. It is like they are forcing you to leave as soon as possible so they can clean the rooms. It was the most unprofessional thing I have ever experienced at a hotel that charges $175/night. Not even Motel 6 bothers you before checkout time. I have voiced my concern to the corporate office, and to this point have only received a automated e-mail response. Will update this review once I have an actual response.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BusinessTraveler9317
Business
Hickory, NC
Oct 27, 2014

Business trip

Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Room was just OK. Not as nice as other courtyard properties I have stayed at.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Selectivesoul
Business
McDonough, GA
Oct 15, 2014

Great for USC visit

Very pleased with the friendly and helpful staff. The location is directly across from The Darla Moore School of Business, which couldn't have been "moore" convenient for us. The front desk staff was very helpful when I asked for a later checkout, as well as additional bag storage for the day. Great stay. Limited food/beverage services, but location is near many restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Deannei
Business
New York
Oct 12, 2014

Nice stay in Columbia

Hotel was nice. Rooms were clean. location was perfect for walking around Columbia.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Waldhauser
Business
Eagan, Minnesota
Sep 22, 2014

Transportation

I was told that Cab Fees would be set at a flat rate of $20.00 to or from the airport. Not true. The fair from the airport was right at $20.00, but the fair to the airport was $35.00 plus tip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HNNY
Business
Austin
Sep 13, 2014

Good value and location

There on business, I found this hotel close to USC campus but away from most of the congestion of students in the street. Modest food and beverage choices, just enough to keep one from going out to eat. Still, it is close enough of the weather is good, to walk to eat. The Vista area has nice restaurants and is a picturesque 15 minute walk. This is a good place to stay in Columbia.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Blue Marlin restaurant. Southern and local fish and meat. Pricey but excellent.

Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Last minute.
Business
Richmond Va
Aug 11, 2014

Moving in at USC

Renovation are underway and it is beautiful. Great breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dfuson
Business
Buena Park, CA
Aug 9, 2014

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 location next to the University of South Carolina. The parking was very tight but overall it was a nice stay. We would definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Fort Jackson Army Base

Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
petkewec
Business
Utica, NY
Oct 15, 2013

Nice location and easy access in Columbia, SC.

The staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel was what you'd expect at a Courtyard.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BCDY
Business
Charleston, SC
Dec 14, 2012

Affordable and Nice!

I stayed here for a business trip. The hotel was very centrally located (for my interests anyway) and the staff was very friendly and informative.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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