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Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

3 stars
630 Assembly Street, 630 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
25 reviews
Nice location and easy access in Columbia, SC.

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

  • petkewec
  • Oct 15, 2013
Affordable and Nice!

I stayed here for a business trip. The hotel was very centrally located (for my interests anyway)... See full review

  • BCDY
  • Dec 14, 2012
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 airport shuttle
  • 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
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
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
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
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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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

Courtyard Cafe
Cocky's Bar at the Courtyard has light bites and sandwich, salad menu available 5-10 pm, Sunday-Thursday

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 (25)

Ratings and reviews for Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Overall score

3.6 / 5
25 out of 25
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.6

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

4
petkewec
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

4
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

3
Justin's Grandma
Kentucky
Aug 6, 2012

College Graduation Visit

Nice hotel. Staff was helpful and very nice. Was disappointed in the breakfast buffett...tables weren't cleared in a timely manner and 4 of us had to sit at a table meant for 2 people. Unhappy when we came back to room Friday evening..and our room was not cleaned...when we called for fresh towels..we received enough for 3 people and no face clothes. Ran out of toilet paper (of all things) and we had to reqeust it also. Had the room been cleaned..we would have not had to go through all that. All in all..stay was okay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

4
jake48
massachusetts
Jul 30, 2012

mini reunion

hotels location was excellent for visiting service members stationed at FT. Jackson. close to all kinds of dining and sight seeing in the Vista area. Staff was incredibly friendly, would stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Vista area for dining

Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

4
magic mom from chicago
Business
chicago
Jun 28, 2012

ok for few nights

very good I'll be returning costumer just breakfast is little expensive

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

use free hotel mini van it is free just tip a driver

Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

5
tired dad too
Columbia, SC
Jun 11, 2012

USC visit

We did not rent a car on this trip. Hotel offers a complimentary airport pick up. Nice no car to rent. Even better they drove us to and from the football stadium.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

California dreaming

Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

4
SKing
Business
Greenville SC
Apr 30, 2011

Good Location

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Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

2
black barbie
Columbia, sc
Apr 23, 2011

Nice but...

Hotel was ok but as I was checking in I asked about being on same floore as some other family that was traveling with us,[...] fortunately she was able to work something out.[...] Finally when I was checking out, I gave my keys to the lady and sat in the lobby waiting on another party. As I was waiting the receptionist hollared ma'am you didn't pay for parking..if I didn't pat for I don't know why they would have giving me a parking pass for the time I was there. Just seemed it was one thing after another!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

3
Barney Purple
Albemarle, NC
Apr 12, 2011

Pleasant Experience

Stayed overnight while attending The Masters. Room was very clean and quiet. Staff was helpful and courteous. Good location within walking distance of USC and restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
CT
Jan 10, 2011

decent value

I was in town to visit my daughter at USC, so you can't beat the location of the Courtyard. The room was decent and the staff very polite. No complaints, other than the fact that they charge $10 to park your car, even as a paying guest.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Which Wich is a great sandwich spot and reasonably priced

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