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Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC

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Old Forge, New York
Reviewed 19 June 2016

I was recently there with my son for his orientation at USC. Since it was 103 degree heat index, I chose to spend most of my time at the hotel. Before our arrival,the hotel set up a taxi to meet us at the airport. When we got there, there wasn't a taxi. I called the hotel to check on it....

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello Keh469, Thank you for the outstanding review on TripAdisor! I look forward to sharing your great comments with our team. We look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again soon. Safe Travels, Holly Penny

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Great location for USC. It is practically on campus. Go for rooftop parking, spaces are bigger and there are more. Pool looks ok, although we did not have time to try it. Bar had good seating and space for quite a few people. We were comp'd breakfast which was a really nice touch. Room was great, well laid out and...

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello Gaylordm, We appreciate you taking the time to provide a review regarding your recent stay. Our team will enjoy hearing your comments as we aim to provide you with a perfect stay. Thank you again and hope to see you soon. Warmest Regards, Holly Penny

Reviewed 13 June 2016

I couldn't get in where I wanted to stay. This was second choice. I have no complaints though. The room was clean and up to date. The breakfast were fine. I left my car and walked to work that week. Its not far from everything you need in Columbia. The staff were polite and helpful.

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Dear Dan S, Thank you so much for the kind words about your recent visit to the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown at USC. I am so happy to hear that you had no complaints and our staff was polite and helpful. We strive to offer a perfect stay for each and every guest. We hope to see you again in...

Waco
Reviewed 8 June 2016

I spent three nights here while attending a professional conference at the university. This property is actually in the midst of USC and most everywhere on campus is an easy walk, as is the state capitol. The room was very nice, immaculate, comfy king bed, well controlled climate. The bathroom area was pretty small, but no problem for just one...

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello WMay, Thank you for providing such outstanding feedback regarding your recent stay at our Downtown property. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location, our service and our Bistro. We do hope to serve you again when you travels bring you back to Columbia. Thank you again and see you soon! Warm Regards, Holly Penny

Johnson City, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We had food on our floor at the foot of the bed when we checked in, hair in the bathroom, and the air unit was so loud it was difficult to sleep. They pressure washed the parking garage during the day with people coming in and out. Had to walk through puddles (my mother ruined her new sandals) and now...

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Dear Kathyhuff3, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback about your recent visit. I appreciate the kind words about our staff service, however I am very sorry for shortcomings of our housekeeping and engineering teams. I have addressed your concerns with my management team so that we may better serve you and all of our guests moving forward,...

Reviewed 20 May 2016

I had trouble checking in on my Marriott app so I swung in and was able to secure my room with a pleasant front desk agent. I don't know her name because she didn't have on a name tag (Caucasian female with blonde hair). When I stay again, I would ask for a room that is not facing Assembly St....

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Caleb M, Thank you for swinging in! I am very pleased to hear that you had a pleasant interaction with our guest care associate. I am very sorry to hear that the noise from our downtown location disturbed you. Please let us know on your next trip to stay that you prefer a pool facing room. Thank you again and...

Rochester, New York
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Front desk staff made note of request for King suite, and insured room available even upon early arrival. Great location near SC campus, clean and well equipped room, shower, and comfy bed, plus easy breakfast arrangements made entire stay great. Even allowed us late departure for flight while busy with lots of guests for graduation. Highly recommend this location for...

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello Ghuether2016, I am so pleased to hear that you had a great stay. I look forward to sharing your comments with our team as we strive to provide outstanding service to all of our guest! Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon when you travels bring you back to Columbia, SC. Thank you again, Holly...

Flagstaff, Arizona
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Writing this review for one specific staff member.. Willie was extremely helpful during the weekend of my group's stay. He was completely professional and helped us with some tricky situations. He was very understanding and did his best to make our stay the best possible. Thank you so much Willie for all of your awesome help! NAU Narwhals Quidditch

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Abeller15, Thank you for your great review on TripAdvisor. We are super pleased to hear that our team member was able to help with some tricky situations. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest Regards, Holly Penny

Ravenel. south carolina
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Very nice hotel, staff very friendly, rooms are very clean. had a nice view of the hills and trees. Parking in the garage is for small cars and small trucks, Us with taller trucks had to park on the outside 2nd level.. it was not a problem. lots to see and do from there. and all within walking distance.. very...

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hello Captainladder5, Our team will be pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay. Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay. We look forward to serving you again soon. Kindest Regards, Holly Penny

Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Entering the room I noticed that ear plugs are provided! Geez! A train roared at 5 am! The hotel location was convenient for my purpose but the train! If you don't mind waking up that early after a late night, then this is a place for you

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Holly P, General Manager at Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC, responded to this review

Hi Catherine G, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our Courtyard. I am very sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant experience with the local sounds of the city. Please know that we will be happy to place you in a quieter location upon your request if should return to our hotel. Again, I...

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Courtyard Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC is located in the heart of the University Historic area within walking distance to the Colonial Arena, Columbia Convention Center, Koger Center, State Capitol and The Vistas Entertainment District. Amenities include a new state of the art Fitness Center, complimentary Guest Appreciation receptions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 with free beer, wine and appetizers and free wireless internet access throughout the Hotel. Complimentary transportation is provided to the Vistas and Five Points restaurants as well as neighboring businesses. Cocky's Bar provides libations Monday through Saturday evenings and a dinner menu is offered Sunday through Thursday nights fromt 5-10pm. The Courtyard USC also has complimentary access to the Capital City Club, a private restaurant and bar on top of the tallest building in South Carolina! Courtyard Columbia is the premier sponsor of USC Gamecock Athletics! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC

Address: 630 Assembly St, Columbia, SC 29201-4029
Region: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Price Range: RM581 - RM1,179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC 3*
Number of rooms: 189
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Also Known As:
Courtyard Columbia Downtown At Usc Hotel Columbia
Marriott Columbia
Columbia Courtyard
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#16 Family Hotel in Columbia
#23 Business Hotel in Columbia
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