$103 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 16, 2015 Check-out: Aug 17, 2015

Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBIA - DOWNTOWN

3 stars
View map of 501 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
32 reviews
Quality stay

The hotel is conveniently located to USC campus and downtown shops and restaurants. Staff was... See full review

  • Roxanne V.
  • May 9, 2015
Loved it!

Great room, LOVED the tub and bathroom. Bed was super comfortable. See full review

  • Michelle O.
  • Jan 9, 2015

The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbia – Downtown is located just off I-126 and Huger Street in Columbia, South Carolina. Guests mingle at a free daily manager's reception with beer, wine and snacks. A free daily Express Start breakfast offers trademark Holiday Inn cinnamon buns. Travelers stay in shape in the fitness center and swim in the outdoor pool. The University of South Carolina historic Vista district and the Columbia Riverfront Park are nearby.

Dining

A free deluxe continental breakfast is served each morning. The savory spread features items like cinnamon buns, eggs, bacon, Smart Roast coffee, tea and juice. Each evening, Holiday Inn Express hosts a complimentary manager's reception with beer, wine and snacks. Local restaurants are only a short drive away.

Rooms

All 81 rooms and 16 suites at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbia – Downtown are decorated in shades of red, gold and mahogany. Accommodations include 32-inch HDTV with HBO and in-room video games, free Wi-Fi, desk, refrigerator, microwave, iron/ironing board, and coffee-maker. Private bathrooms offer tub/shower combo and hair-dryer. Suites provide a sleeper sofa, whirlpool tub, stove and mini-bar.

Property features

Business guests capitalize on the hotel's business center, equipped with print, copy and fax services (fees may apply). Wi-Fi Internet access is complimentary.

 

Work out on cardio machines in the fitness center or swim in the outdoor pool. Parking at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbia – Downtown is free.

Highlights
  • Free Express Start breakfast
  • Free daily manager's reception with beer, wine and snacks
  • Fitness center, outdoor swimming pool
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Whirlpool suites available
Nearby attractions
  • South Carolina State Museum (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • EdVenture Children's Museum (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Columbia Museum of Art (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • South Carolina State House (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • University of South Carolina (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • Riverbanks Zoo & Garden (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • Williams-Brice Stadium (3 mi/4.8 km)
  • Fort Jackson (16.5 mi/26.6 km)
Business
  • 552 square feet of meeting space for up to 30 guests
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • 24-hour business center with print, fax, copy service (fees may apply)
  • Executive club level rooms available
Transportation
  • Columbia Amtrak (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Columbia Metropolitan Airport (7.3 mi/11.7 km)

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Children's activities
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Maid service
Guest laundromat
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
FAX
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Colonial Life Arena: 0.8 mi
  • Carolina Coliseum: 1.1 mi
  • Williams-Brice Stadium: 2.7 mi
  • Fort Jackson: 13.1 mi

Dining

Blue Marlin
Seafood along with southern dining choices, from shrimp and grits to a bowl of she crab soup. Great salads and fish choices.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBIA - DOWNTOWN

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
32 out of 32
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.2
Value:
4

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBIA - DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Roxanne V.
Business
N/A
May 9, 2015

Quality stay

The hotel is conveniently located to USC campus and downtown shops and restaurants. Staff was friendly. Free breakfast was about average. Hotel was clean, service prompt and efficient.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBIA - DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Disneyphile77
Business
Beaufort
May 6, 2015

Good location

We stayed here while in town for business event. Close to stadium and lots if restaurantsin downtown vista area.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBIA - DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
JEAN T.
Business
COPPERAS COVE
Jan 12, 2015

Ellett Show trip

At first it's seem fine inside the hotel room. 'Til I started feeling sick inside the room. I noticed that when I'm away from the hotel I'm fine. But as soon as I get back in. I Felt sick again. Then noticed the signs posted around the hotel of the renovation. Then I realized that's what make me felt sick. And also the hotel keys doesn't work halves the times. It's very annoying to kept going up and down to the service desk to get another keys. And don't forget that I feeling sick at the same time. This is horrible. Its really ruined my trip to South Carolina for the first time.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Get lots of rest.

Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBIA - DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michelle O.
Business
Titusville
Jan 9, 2015

Loved it!

Great room, LOVED the tub and bathroom. Bed was super comfortable.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBIA - DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Romy Rome
Business
San Francisco, CA
Sep 2, 2014

So good, I'll be back in a few days!

Work is bringing me back to Columbia, SC. Will definitely be staying at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBIA - DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
bkwc
Business
Jefferson, SC
Jun 23, 2014

getaway

There was dirt on floor in the bathroom the whole time we were there. The room was noisy and hot. You could the people next door talking. The traffic outside was loud. The breakfast was nothing. They were out of eggs when we went down, no fruit, the pancake maker did not work. All in all it was not what I expected for the price we paid.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

There are a lot of shops within driving distance.

Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBIA - DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
alex traveling
Business
North Carolina
Dec 16, 2013

Getaway

We had a real good time at Holiday Inn express. It has a wonderful location a block away from the SC Museum an a few blocks from main street. The hotel serves a good breakfast and has a nice ambiance.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBIA - DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hokie Bruce
Business
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Sep 21, 2013

Convenient and Comfortable

Our stay was just for overnight, during a football game weekend and the town was crowded and this (like other area) hotels was booked solid. The room was great (clean with nice furnishings, roomy, the bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was spacious). The staff was very friendly and helpful (true Southern charm). The complementary breakfast was awesome. The pricing was a bit higher than I would have liked to have paid but not out of line with other hotels on this busy weekend.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBIA - DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
usc family
Business
huntington, new york
Aug 15, 2013

great location for visiting USC

The staff was very helpful, but some of the amenities (like the loud air conditioner) could stand to be updated.

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

Business

Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBIA - DOWNTOWN

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Gamecock Mom
Business
Marietta, GA
Jul 13, 2013

College Visit

Just needed a place to rest our head before hitting the USC campus the next morning for move in day. This was perfect for our needs.

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

Business

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