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    Carolina University Inn

    1615 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3413
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Traveller (27)
    Room & Suite (11)
    Pool & Beach (1)
    • Excellent12%
    • Very good17%
    • Average22%
    • Poor21%
    • Terrible28%
    24 Oct 2016
    “Severely under construction!”
    2 Jun 2017
    “Abhor it, fear it, do not enter it.”
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Family Rooms
    Fitness centre
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair Access
    Business Centre
    Dry Cleaning
    3.0 Star Hotel
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    5 Nov6 Nov
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    1 - 5 of 181 reviews

    Reviewed 2 June 2017

    Undoubtedly the worst hotel I have ever been to. The rooms were filthy, everything seemed to be damp - inexplicably damp. I don't understand how the bedding felt permanently damp, the floors were horrendously sticky. I imagine if you returned with a black light, you...More

    1  Thank Oggdeferrer
    Reviewed 20 March 2017

    We arrived on Sunday March 19 to enter what appeared to be a war zone. Demolition all around, and debris in the walkways. Dust everywhere. Elevators, kitchen, pool --- all are shut down. And just dirty. Toilets don't flush, nothing has been cleaned. They let...More

    1  Thank 638tamara
    Reviewed 1 March 2017

    This is hands down the worst hotel I have ever booked with. Yes, it's under construction, but none of the issues I will mention have anything to do with renovations. First, the parking lot is very poorly lit and not conducive to large vehicles. I...More

    1  Thank lbfa2013
    Reviewed 6 February 2017

    The hotel front appears to be boarded up; nothing like the online pictures. There’s a dimly lit parking lot in the back where you enter. The lobby smelled musty; the guy at check-in didn’t speak much English; the elevator was slow & loud with a...More

    1  Thank ghbeckwith2016
    Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

    Have stayed here before while visiting our son at USC.. but this time we had to leave immediately..stinks of mold and stale smoke..hair in bed..sheets had not been changed and " housekeeping have left" was the reponse..inflated rates when something on in town too. Never...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Free Parking
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Banquet Room
    • Conference Facilities
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Price range
    • US$109 - US$299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 87
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    • Location
    • United States >
    • South Carolina >
    • Columbia
    • Also Known As
    • Clarion Hotel Columbia ,
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    • Columbia Clarion
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    Traveller (27)
    Room & Suite (11)
    Pool & Beach (1)
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    Nearby Attractions
    Gervais Street Bridge
    20 reviews
    .55 km away
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    .74 km away
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    .87 km away
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    .86 km away
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    31 July 2016|
    Response from clarinetjpc | Reviewed this property |
    It's on the main road. It's within walking distance to many things. But if you stay closer to the state house it's closer to things.
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    "Do not go here."
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    "Choose the Inn at USC, or something in the Vista"
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    "Don't choose a room here. Seriously."
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    "This hotel has been saying it's under renovations for months, with no sign of improvement. Stay away..."
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