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SpringHill Suites Columbia Downtown

This is a 3 star hotel in Columbia
511 Lady Street, Columbia, SC, U.S.A.
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Downtown Columbia, free breakfast, free area shuttle, clean and modern rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking, free area shuttle
  • Many lodgers were pleased with their clean and modern rooms
  • The hotel's breakfast was complimented for its quality and choice
  • Numerous guests praised the downtown location and proximity to attractions
  • A few guests reported difficulty controlling the air conditioning and slow Wi-Fi
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Nov 11, 2013
Located about a 3-minute drive from Columbia's city centre in The Vista District just off Highway 1, the SpringHill Suites Columbia Downtown is suitable for business or vacation travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with a free breakfast, a free area shuttle and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a coffeemaker, a living area with a sofabed, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and an iPod dock. The hotel is wheelchair accessible and pets are not permitted.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness room, meeting/banquet facilities, a business centre, guest laundry, a gift shop, free parking and a free breakfast. A free area shuttle to nearby attractions is also offered (please contact the hotel for details).

The University of South Carolina Columbia is within a 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk of the hotel, while Riverbanks Zoo and Garden can be found about 6 minutes away by car. Parkland Plaza offers shopping a 5-minute drive away and Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) is roughly a 16-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: November 2, 2013)

The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms and breakfast.

Many lodgers praised the hotel's location, finding it close to highway access, downtown Columbia, restaurants, bars, museums, the USC Campus, the State Capitol, Fort Jackson, Riverbanks Zoo and a grocery store. One guest noted, "The location of the hotel is great and you can walk to all the restaurants and attractions of The Vista".

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by numerous reviewers. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, modern, quiet, beautiful, well equipped, and well maintained, with comfortable beds and linens. A few patrons had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).

Several guests complimented the hotel's free breakfast, describing it as excellent, plentiful, filling and healthy, with several hot and cold options. One lodger remarked, "Breakfast buffet also excellent-both healthy (cereal, yoghurt etc) and "classic" (sausage, eggs, bagels, muffins)".

The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's rooms.

Although the majority of reviewers were pleased with their clean and modern accommodations, a few guests had complaints about their rooms. They reported difficulty regulating the in-room air conditioners, as well as rough towels, slow Wi-Fi and some traffic noise. guest reviews ranked the hotel #11 of 90 Columbia hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 139 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 4.6 out of 5 with a 96% recommendation rate from 123 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 9.8 out of 10 from 5 reviews.

The author called the hotel on November 2, 2013 to verify some information.

Guest Reviews

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128.00 USD - 0.00 USD SpringHill Suites Columbia Downtown
Out of 100 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.5 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 1
No. of guest comments: 1
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #18 out of 100 hotels in Columbia ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Jared from Greenville, SC US rated SpringHill Suites Columbia Downtown 7 out of 10 on March 20, 2011


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SpringHill Suites Columbia Downtown

  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Golf Course
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Pool Indoor
  • Ice Machine

User Contributed Info

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Newest SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Columbia! Located in the heart of the Vista area and Downtown Columbia. Our hotel has more than 3000 square feet of meeting space as well as a full-service bar. We are perfect for business travelers, social events, and meetings. Whether coming to visit the University of South Carolina, watching the Gamecocks play football, or in town for meetings, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott-Columbia should be your hotel of choice in the Vista!

Accessibility Options Wheelchair Accessible
Category Accommodation and Food Services
Fax 803-978-2334
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
General Amenities Safe-deposit box (front desk) | Breakfast Available | Coffee / Beverages in Lobby | Gift Shop / News Stand | Fitness Room | Laundry Service
General Property Info Cash Machine | Elevator/Lift | 24 hr Service | Air Conditioned
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Neighbourhood Congaree Vista
Number of Floors 5
Number of Rooms 132
Parking Outdoor | Free | Lot
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Place Status Open at this location
Public Access Open to the General Public
Room Details Non-smoking rooms
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00
WiFi Free

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