$89 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 4, 2015 Check-out: Sep 5, 2015

Clarion Hotel Downtown

3 stars
View map of 1615 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
60 reviews
Quiet

The hotel is quiant. The staff was friendly and helpful. It is Summer the town was very quiet as... See full review

  • Walter P.
  • Jun 21, 2015
great stay

very good experience here at this hotel. good location, good service. See full review

  • Matthew V.
  • Feb 11, 2015

The Clarion Hotel Downtown in Columbia, SC is located just a short walk from the University of South Carolina and Columbia Museum of Art, and minutes from the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Guests staying at the Clarion Hotel Downtown enjoy free high-speed wireless Internet and newspaper. This pet-friendly hotel also offers a fitness center and meeting rooms that can host up to 500 people.

Dining

Diners at Clarion Hotel Downtown start the day with delicious breakfast served in the lobby. Patrons can enjoy drink specials and microbrews while watching the game at the Carolina's Lounge.

Rooms

Clarion Hotel Downtown rooms are modern, and decorated in green and champagne shades. Accommodations offer one king, two queen or two double beds. Amenities include coffee-makers, free weekday newspapers, works desks and cable TV. Suites offer sofa beds, wet bars and microwaves, and some have Jacuzzi tubs. All accommodations include free high-speed wireless Internet.

Property features

Guest at Clarion Hotel Downtown have work out options with an air-conditioned fitness center. The property also holds corporate and social gathering at the event space on site. Complimentary parking is likewise available for added convenience.

Highlights
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Pet-friendly (fees apply)
  • Meeting space for up to 500 people
  • Fitness center 
Nearby attractions
  • Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • University of South Carolina (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • South Carolina State Museum (1.3 mi/3.1 km)
  • Capitol Shopping Center (1.9 mi/3.1 km)
  • Riverbanks Zoo & Garden (3.9 mi/6.3 km)
  • Fort Jackson (15.1 mi/24.3 km)
Business
  • 9,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for up to 500 guests
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Audiovisual equipment and catering services available
  • Guest lobby computers available
Transportation
  • Greyhound depot (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Amtrak (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Columbia Metropolitan Airport (8 mi/12.9 km)
  • Free airport and area shuttle
Policies

Pets allowed, $60 USD per stay. Maximum 1 pet per room, 25 pounds.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Bus parking
Room
Television with cable
AM/FM alarm clock
Microwave
Turndown service
In room movies
Iron

Nearby points of interest

  • Carolina Coliseum: 0.8 mi
  • Colonial Life Arena: 0.9 mi
  • Williams-Brice Stadium: 2.2 mi
  • Fort Jackson: 12 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 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.

Ratings and reviews for Clarion Hotel Downtown

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
60 out of 60
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4
Value:
3.4

68% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TheBestT
Family
Buford, GA
Jan 9, 2012

Great trip to Columbia

Hotel was nice. Perfect location for us. The only issue I had was a cold shower on Sunday Morning. I mentioned it to the front desk when I checked out and was told possibly everyone was showering at the same time and the hot water heater was 'over compensating'. Restaurant had great food and drinks !!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Steven R.
Couples
Myrtle Beach
Aug 12, 2015

Not impressed

The woman at the front desk was by far the least personable woman I have ever encountered in the 100 plus times I have stayed overnight in a hotel. The hotel is literally crumbling at the baseboards, elevators, hallways. The room had an unpleasant orange clean smell, but the room was pretty rough. The grout lines in the bathroom were embarrassing from a hotel management standpoint. The bed was really comfortable, which was the high point of my stay. Location is very close to the state house building and a short walk to nightlife.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
JPress1206
Family
Burleson
Aug 11, 2015

Good location, rundown hotel

Stayed here while visiting USC and was great location. However this is a very rundown hotel and unless we were in a non-renovated room, in bad need of a facelift. It's also the first Choice hotel I've been to that charges $5.99 for the Continental Breakfast in the mornings! For shame :( For $100 a night in a room that has a ripped bath towel you can furnish breakfast in the morning. Yes, I said a ripped bath towel. Shameful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jared O.
Business
Springfield
Aug 5, 2015

Super trip

Great stay and it was just what I needed to get the job done

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Melford C.
Family
Austin
Jul 23, 2015

University Orientation trip

Really not a pleasant place to stay. Service was poor and unorganized. Generally dirty through out. Only door in and out had people sitting on the steps smoking all evening when trying to check in. A bad hotel. Bad experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Walter P.
Single
N/A
Jun 21, 2015

Quiet

The hotel is quiant. The staff was friendly and helpful. It is Summer the town was very quiet as for the hotel. The value is very good for budget conscience people.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mars
Friends
N/A
May 20, 2015

Not pleased

the room was not worth the money. Service was good and location is ok.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
shelbyandfords
Single
Medford
Mar 1, 2015

Tired Hotel

. Stayed here for 3 months on and off due to work. Only economical game in town. Roaches in the tub and room. Rooms are tired and old. AC/heater is motel type and some barely worked. Staff was nice enough. Even the electronics key didn't work and I was locked out for half the nice. Oh, got a coupon for a free breakfast. If you have a car, stay downtown. If on a limited budget, dont say you werent warned.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Matthew V.
Business
Washington
Feb 11, 2015

great stay

very good experience here at this hotel. good location, good service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
J.119
Couples
Miami
Jan 15, 2015

Great time fun

Sweet location. Good for sleeping, getting ready and hitting up the town. Now really luxury.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Clarion Hotel Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KD6658
Family
Charleston, SC
Nov 16, 2014

Good overall

Staff are friendly. Ample parking spaces which is hard to find in Columbia.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

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