Best Hotels in Columbia, SC

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    Hilton Columbia Center
    Columbia, SC
    #1 in Best Hotels in Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1047 reviewsTripAdvisor (1047)
    Free WiFi

    Hilton Columbia Center is in the heart of the Columbia, South Carolina’s historic district. Recent visitors loved the property’s central location because it was within walking distance of the state capital, the Metropolitan Convention Center, University of Southern Carolina’s Colonial Life Arena and many other attractions. Many of the 222 rooms (including two presidential suites) have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Congaree Vista, a vibrant arts and dining center. In-room amenities at this Hilton include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a coffeemaker and daily newspaper delivery. Past guests said that the bathrooms need to be remodeled though. There’s also a heated outdoor salt-water pool, a 24-hour business center, a 24-hour fitness center and a snack shop. Guests can dine and drink on-site at Ruth's Chris Steak House, which also offers a breakfast buffet for a fee. The hotel can cater for events of up to 280 guests. The property is part of the Hilton Honors program, which means that members can earn or redeem points at this hotel. 

    Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1047 reviewsTripAdvisor (1047)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Columbia Marriott
    Columbia, SC
    #2 in Best Hotels in Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 645 reviewsTripAdvisor (645)
    Free WiFi

    The Columbia Marriott is situated in historic downtown Columbia, South Carolina, and while many recent guests love its convenient location, they also say that it could use an update. The property’s 285 rooms include Wi-Fi access (free for Marriott Rewards members), minifridges, marble bathrooms and premium TV channels. Guests can sleep deep with pillow-top mattresses and down comforters and pillows. The hotel’s on-site restaurant, Midlands’, offers contemporary Southern cuisine for lunch and dinner and a buffet for breakfast. Guests can unwind with a cocktail at Rocks at Midlands' Lounge. There’s also a fitness center and a heated indoor pool available on-site. The hotel is an ideal destination for business travelers with nearly 18,000 square feet of meeting space. Just minutes away, guests can explore plenty of attractions including the University of South Carolina campus, the state capital, the Columbia Museum of Art and more. The Columbia Marriott is part of the Marriott hotel group, and members can earn or redeem Marriott Rewards points at this hotel. 

    Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 645 reviewsTripAdvisor (645)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel
    Columbia, SC
    #3 in Best Hotels in Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 621 reviewsTripAdvisor (621)
    Free WiFi

    The Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, the oldest high-rise in Columbia, South Carolina, is situated in the heart of the state’s capital. The property is only a short walk from attractions such as the state capital, the governor’s mansion, the Columbia Museum of Art and EdVenture Children's Museum. The hotel’s 134 rooms receive praise from recent visitors for their charm, and they come with modern amenities like premium channels Wi-Fi access (free for SPG members). Bathrooms include bathrobes and slippers and an in-bathroom TV so that guests won’t miss a moment of their favorite show. The hotel also offers accessible showers or baths in some rooms. There is 24-hour valet parking too. The hotel is also pet-friendly, offering Sheraton’s custom dog beds and welcome kits for furry friends. The hotel has one restaurant, P.O.S.H., which offers casual American cuisine. Alternatively, grab a drink at the aptly named Rooftop Lounge, where guests can enjoy cocktails while watching the sunset. This Sheraton hotel is part of the Marriott Rewards program, which means that members of that rewards program can earn or redeem points at this hotel. 

    Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 621 reviewsTripAdvisor (621)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbia Greystone
    Columbia, SC
    #4 in Best Hotels in Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1262 reviewsTripAdvisor (1262)
    Free WiFi

    The Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbia Greystone’s accommodations come with microwaves, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, although recent guests noted funky smells and outdated decor within the rooms. Guests did praise the friendliness of the staff, along with the made-to-order egg station during breakfast. There is complimentary parking and a shuttle that makes stops at the airport and other attractions in downtown Columbia within a 5-mile radius of the hotel. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness center, a 24-hour business center and a complimentary evening social with drinks and snacks, which vary based on the chef’s recommendations. The on-site Terrace Restaurant & Lounge serves low country favorites like fresh seafood and tangy ribs. What's more, Hilton Honors members may earn and redeem rewards by choosing to stay here. 

    Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 1262 reviewsTripAdvisor (1262)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia, South Carolina
    Columbia, SC
    #5 in Best Hotels in Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 907 reviewsTripAdvisor (907)
    Free WiFi

    The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia, South Carolina, includes amenities such as a business center, a 24-hour market, a fitness center and an outdoor pool. Guests enjoy the friendly customer service throughout the DoubleTree property, although others have reported housekeeping issues and mentioned that the on-site breakfast from Colombo’s isn’t free. The property is located about 7 miles from the South Carolina State House and downtown Columbia. And because of this hotel’s ties to the Hilton family, Hilton Honors members can use or redeem points by staying here.

    Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 907 reviewsTripAdvisor (907)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Aloft Columbia Downtown
    Columbia, SC
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 202 reviewsTripAdvisor (202)
    Free WiFi

    Nestled within the vibrant Vista area of Columbia, South Carolina, Aloft Columbia Downtown offers guests sleek, modern accommodations that come equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, minifridges, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. A limited selection of snacks and cocktails are served on-site at the w xyz bar, with abundant dining options available just a short walk away on the nearby Gervais Street. Another option is Re:fuel, which is a 24/7 one-stop shop for small bites. On-site parking is available for a daily fee. Complimentary amenities include a gym and a shuttle to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Recent guests hoping to stretch their legs were pleased to find plenty of opportunities for shopping and sightseeing within walking distance of this downtown hotel, while other attractions like Riverbanks Zoo and Garden a short drive away. Keep in mind that members because of this hotel’s ties to Marriott, members of the Marriot Rewards program can earn and redeem points during their stays.

    Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 202 reviewsTripAdvisor (202)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Harbison
    Columbia, SC
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1061 reviewsTripAdvisor (1061)
    Free WiFi

    Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Harbison offers easy access to Columbia Metropolitan Airport and the University of South Carolina because of its position off of Interstate 26. The hotel has 143 accommodations, and all options include a microwave a minifridge, a flat-screen TV with premium channels and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Travelers who are looking for a chance to unwind can take advantage of the hotel’s heated indoor pool and its fitness center. Other on-site amenities include a 24-hour business center and free parking. Hot breakfast and dinner are available at the Garden Grille & Bar which serves breakfast and dinner, as well as cocktails. There’s also a 24-hour market in the lobby for small bites. Nearby destinations for this Columbia, South Carolina, hotel include Lake Murray and Harbison State Forest. Recent guests were particularly impressed with the property’s location near a large mall, though a handful of past visitors were disappointed by the lack of complimentary breakfast. Because this is a Hilton Garden Inn hotel, members of the Hilton Honors program can earn or redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1061 reviewsTripAdvisor (1061)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Northeast
    Columbia, SC
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1065 reviewsTripAdvisor (1065)
    Free WiFi

    For business travelers, Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Northeast provides an excellent location near both the Northeast Business District and downtown Columbia, South Carolina. The property’s 110 guest rooms and suites all have a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a microwave, a minifridge and complimentary Wi-Fi access. After leaving their accommodations, guests can relax in the heated indoor pool or work up a sweat at the fitness center. The hotel also has a business center and offers free parking. The Garden Grille & Bar is the on-site restaurant and serves hot breakfast and dinner and drinks. The property is a short drive to area attractions such as the University of South Carolina and Fort. Recent guests overwhelmingly praise the hotel’s staff, though past visitors mention that the beds are hard here. This Hilton Garden Inn participates in the Hilton Honors program, which means that members of the program can earn or redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1065 reviewsTripAdvisor (1065)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia
    Columbia, SC
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 765 reviewsTripAdvisor (765)
    Free WiFi

    Conveniently located next to three major interstates and just 3 miles from downtown Columbia, South Carolina, Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia offers travelers a blend of comfort and accessibility. Recent visitors loved that the all-suite accommodations are designed for extended stays and include generous kitchens complete with refrigerators, stoves and dishwashers. A complimentary hot breakfast is served daily at the on-site Lodge, which also offers guests a chance to snack and mingle on select weeknights. Lunch and dinner options abound just a few miles from the hotel, though most of these will require a car to access. Other on-site amenities include a pool, a fitness center and free Wi-Fi access. The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is less than a mile from the hotel, while attractions like the Columbia Museum of Art and the Columbia Canal & Waterfront Park are just a short drive away. Because Homewood Suites is a part of the Hilton family, members of the Hilton Honors program can earn or redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 765 reviewsTripAdvisor (765)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/The Vista
    Columbia, SC
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 690 reviewsTripAdvisor (690)
    Free WiFi

    Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/The Vista sits in the arts and entertainment district of Columbia, Ohio, which offers an array of restaurants, bars and entertainment outlets. The hotel provides a free shuttle service to nearby destinations. The 130 guest rooms are spacious and modern and come with business workstations, plush Hyatt Grand Beds and complimentary Wi-Fi access. The hotel has a pool and a gym on-site, and it is also pet-friendly. Guests can enjoy daily breakfast for free, and they can purchase meals at any time with the 24/7 Gallery Menu. Coffee to Cocktails Bar serves its namesake beverages. Valet parking and self-parking are available, although they both require a fee. The hotel is a short drive from numerous attractions, such as the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, the South Carolina State Museum and the EdVenture Children’s Museum. Recent guests praise the property’s location, but a handful of them say that noise is an issue in some rooms. Because this is a Hyatt hotel, members of the Hyatt Loyalty program can earn or redeem points by choosing to stay here. 

    Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 690 reviewsTripAdvisor (690)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Inn at USC Wyndham Garden
    Columbia, SC
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1284 reviewsTripAdvisor (1284)
    Free WiFi

    Built in 1910, the Inn at USC Wyndham Garden sits on the University of South Carolina campus. Recent guests say that the property is an excellent option for travelers on college visits. This Columbia, South Carolina, hotel offers 116 guest rooms and suites, which all have pillow-top beds, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and microwaves. Some past visitors say that their accommodations were dirty though. Guests who choose to stay at this Wyndham hotel can also enjoy free Wi-Fi access and complimentary made-to-order breakfast. The hotel also has a business center, a fitness center and a small library. There are plenty of attractions in the area for guests to visit, which include the Five Points Historic District, the Congaree Vista and Lake Murray. The hotel is part of the Wyndham Rewards program, which means that members of the program can earn or redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1284 reviewsTripAdvisor (1284)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Residence Inn Columbia Northeast/Fort Jackson Area
    Columbia, SC
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 319 reviewsTripAdvisor (319)
    Free WiFi

    Conveniently located off Interstate 77, Residence Inn Columbia Northeast/Fort Jackson Area offers guests standard accommodations with all-suite guest rooms that come complete with fully equipped kitchens, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. Recent guests appreciate that complimentary hot breakfast is included with each stay, as is small dinner on select weeknights. The next-door Cracker Barrel and nearby Bojangles’ are steps away, with other off-site dining options available just down the road. On-site amenities at this Marriott property include an outdoor pool, an indoor gym with a basketball court and a 24-hour business center. Guests with a car can easily explore downtown Columbia, South Carolina, as well as the many shops and restaurants at The Village at Sandhill or attractions like the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Also, keep in mind that Marriott Rewards members can accrue or redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 319 reviewsTripAdvisor (319)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    SpringHill Suites Columbia Downtown/The Vista
    Columbia, SC
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 450 reviewsTripAdvisor (450)
    Free WiFi

    True to its namesake, SpringHill Suites Columbia Downtown/The Vista sits conveniently nestled in the vibrant Vista neighborhood of Columbia, South Carolina. The property provides guests with all-suite accommodations that come fully equipped with a minifridge, an iHome and free Wi-Fi access. Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Daily breakfast is included with each stay, free of charge, while the Mosaic Lounge serves contemporary American favorites on-site for lunch and dinner. A bevy of other shopping and dining options reside around the Marriott hotel, many within walking distance on bustling Huger Street (some guests complain of noise). Complimentary shuttle service is available to connect guests to the downtown area, and recent guests loved that attractions like the South Carolina State Museum and EdVenture Children’s Museum are across the street. Keep in mind that members of the Marriott Rewards program can earn and redeem points during their stays here.

    Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 450 reviewsTripAdvisor (450)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Staybridge Suites Columbia
    Columbia, SC
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 500 reviewsTripAdvisor (500)
    Free WiFi

    Nestled off of Interstate 126, Staybridge Suites Columbia offers guests standard accommodations in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. The all-suite accommodations come complete with full kitchens, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. Recent guests loved that the hotel provides a free breakfast daily, as well as a complimentary light dinner fare on select weeknights. Additional dining options reside on Gervais Street, which is within walking distance of this IHG Hotels property. Other on-site amenities include a fitness center, a 24-hour business center, free parking and access to a heated indoor pool. Plus, this downtown hotel is a modest stroll or a short drive from attractions like the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, the University of South Carolina and the South Carolina State Museum. Some guests were disappointed in the property’s customer service though. Keep in mind that members of the IHG Rewards Club can earn and redeem points by choosing to stay here.

    Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 500 reviewsTripAdvisor (500)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Columbia Northeast Hotel
    Columbia, SC
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 306 reviewsTripAdvisor (306)
    Free WiFi

    The Columbia Northeast Hotel offers guests a convenient location between Interstate 20 and Interstate 77 in Columbia, South Carolina. All accommodations come equipped with standard amenities like a minifridge, a microwave and free Wi-Fi access. Most rooms are relatively quiet given the busy location, according to recent guests. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available at the on-site restaurant, and a bevy of other options can be found a short drive down the road. Other perks of staying at this Marriott property include a pool, a fitness center, a business center and free parking. Nearby attractions range from the vibrant shopping at the Village at Sandhill to the natural wonders of Sesquicentennial State Park or Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Nearly all destinations require a car though, as they are a 10- to 20-minute drive away. Keep in mind that Marriott Rewards members can accrue or redeem points by choosing to stay here, are well.

    Columbia, SC
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 306 reviewsTripAdvisor (306)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi