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Columbia, the capital of South Carolina and its largest city, is a dynamic place with a thriving literary scene. It has earned the nickname "The Capital of Southern Hospitality," a reference to the warmth that travelers experience. Whether touring the South Carolina State Museum or the State Capitol, all are within easy reach of hotels in Columbia. Columbia hotels offer a variety of options to visitors, from the basic budget hotel to opulent luxury hotels.

Columbia Quick Picks and Tips


There are several museums in the city that tourists staying at hotels in Columbia can explore, including the South Carolina State Museum, Columbia Museum of Art and the Military Museum.

Major Point of Interest

The Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden on Wildlife Parkway is home to a vast collection of animals and interactive exhibits and is a huge attraction for guests and locals alike.

Historic Sites

Visit the magnificent State Capitol building, the grand State House, The Hampton Preston Mansion and Gardens and the Robert Mills Historic House and Park to view Columbia's oldest historical sites.


No visit to the city would be complete without sampling some of the culinary delights that it has to offer. Solstice Kitchen on Sparkleberry Lane is renowned for its excellent food, wine and ambiance. Motor Supply Company Bistro on Gervais Street features American and French cuisines as well as seafood and steaks.


Shopping buffs staying at hotels Columbia should explore the shopping districts of Congaree Vista and Five Points for antiques and gifts. The Columbia Place Mall and Columbiana Center offer branded stores and specialty shops.

Recently Rated Columbia Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Sleep Inn at Bush River Road
2.8 / 5
9 reviews
2 stars $74
Extended Stay America - Columbia - Ft Jackson
2.4 / 5
20 reviews
2 stars $59
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbia/Harbison Area
2.6 / 5
30 reviews
2 stars $46
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Columbia, South Carolina
4.1 / 5
32 reviews
3 stars $98
Knights Inn Columbia Northwest
3.3 / 5
37 reviews
2 stars $36
Wingate by Wyndham Columbia / Ft. Jackson
3.7 / 5
108 reviews
3 stars $71
La Quinta Inn Columbia SE / Fort Jackson
3.8 / 5
102 reviews
3 stars $65
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
2.2 / 5
25 reviews
2 stars $49
Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown
4.4 / 5
15 reviews
3 stars $109
Comfort Suites at Harbison
4.0 / 5
8 reviews
2 stars $89

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Featured Columbia Hotels

From $71

1 Wingate by Wyndham Columbia / Ft. Jackson

3 stars
3.7 / 5 108 reviews

8300 Two Notch Road Map

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Budget-friendly Fort Jackson, Columbia hotel with free Wi-Fi, breakfastWingate by Wyndham Columbia/Ft. Jackson is located near the intersection of I-77 and I-20 in Columbia, South Carolina. Guests... More

Great stay
Wonderful hotel and very clean facility. Staff was a bit rude, but other than that it was a great stay.
Jul 5, 2014
From $68

2 BEST WESTERN Executive Inn & Suites

3 stars
3.7 / 5 58 reviews

1720 Bush River Road Map

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Welcome to BEST WESTERN Executive Inn & Suites! Hotels near USC cater to guests who are in town for campus events from graduation to a semester of teaching, and this property provides comfortable... More

good value
clean room safe location would stay here again anytime
Jun 23, 2014
From $74

3 Wingate by Wyndham Columbia/Harbison

3 stars
4.0 / 5 128 reviews

217 Lanneau Court Map

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Harbison area hotel offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool Wingate by Wyndham Columbia is located in the Harbison area of Columbia, South Carolina, and is easily accessible from I-20 and I-26.... More

1/2 way to Florida
Older building, but clean and comfortable. Outdoor pool only, but nice. Exceptional breakfast! Would definitely book again.
Jun 17, 2014
From $73

4 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbia, SC

3 stars
4.0 / 5 57 reviews

220 East Exchange Boulevard Map

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Country Inn & Suites, Columbia features spacious guest rooms and suites with all the comforts of home. We are sure to please you with our amenities for the business and leisure traveler alike. Our... More

Great hotel for BCT graduation
Great location for Fort Jackson BCT graduation. Just 5 minutes to main gate. Clean rooms and friendly staff.
Jun 7, 2014
From $63

5 Baymont Inn & Suites Columbia Northwest

3 stars
3.2 / 5 16 reviews

347 Zimalcrest Drive Map

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Enjoy southern hospitality at its finest at this Baymont Inn and Suites Columbia Northwest, just off Interstate 26, minutes from Columbia Metropolitan Airport and the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, and... More

Weekend Get Away
I stayed at the hotel for a friend's wedding over the weekend this past spring. The hotel was clean and in a good location, great highway acess. I was impressed by the hot breakfast and the hotel...
Dec 23, 2013
From $43

6 Days Inn Columbia

2 stars
2.7 / 5 48 reviews

1144 Bush River Road Map

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Welcome to the newly renovated Days Inn Columbia SC We are located right at the intersection of I-26 and I-20 next to Super Walmart. We are minutes away from The Columbia Metropolitan Airport and... More

Last minute overnight stay
Hotel is very clean, very cozy. Very good value for the cost of the room. Outdoor pool was well kept and was great for the hot summer month in SC.
Jun 24, 2014
From $116

7 Hilton Columbia Center

3 stars
4.4 / 5 20 reviews

924 Senate Street Map

Columbia hotel in the heart of the city with a steak house restaurant The award-winning Hilton Columbia Center is located in the heart of Columbia's historic, financial and entertainment... More

Good Stay in Columbia SC
Columbia is not much except for a college town. This hotel is located close to galleries and small shops, historic sites, restaurants, and clubs...all within walking distance. The hotel is not...
Apr 16, 2013
From $94

8 Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBIA - DOWNTOWN

3 stars
3.9 / 5 43 reviews


Hotel in downtown Columbia near USC with free Wi-Fi, breakfast, pool The Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbia – Downtown is located just off I-126 and Huger Street in Columbia, South... More

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....
Jun 23, 2014
From $107

9 Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 52 reviews

1400 Main Street Map

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Historic Columbia downtown hotel near shopping, attractionsThe Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel is located on Main Street in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina. The hotel is within walking... More

Could be better
We had a group of folks that stayed here for an extended period of time. The first week was great, however after that things just didn't went down. Members in my group had issues with their rooms...
Sep 16, 2013
From $109

10 Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown

3 stars
4.4 / 5 15 reviews

822 Gervais Street Map

step back into old southern charm...welcome to the Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown Historic District. Step back in time to the southern charm of the past in the historic district of Columbia. The... More

Friends' Wedding
The hotel was nice, although we didn't spend a lot of time there. It was very close to the wedding and reception, and the continental breakfast was fantastic!
Jun 30, 2014
From $119

11 Columbia Marriott

3 stars
3.2 / 5 13 reviews

1200 Hampton Street Map

Rate includes breakfast

Visit the Columbia Marriott hotel, located in the vibrant downtown Columbia area near the University of South Carolina. Our hotel offers some of the finest accommodations in Columbia, SC. To meet... More

Undergoing renovation
We were not aware that the hotel was undergoing renovation at the time we booked the hotel. The renovations made it sort of dusty and not what you would expect from a Marriott. The staff however...
Jan 6, 2014
From $116

12 Inn at USC Wyndham Garden

3 stars
4.3 / 5 7 reviews

1619 Pendleton Street Map

Legendary Southern charm meets modern amenities in a beautiful historic setting at this Inn at USC Wyndham Garden. Just steps from the USC horseshoe on the school campus, this hotel offers easy... More

Campus Visit
Excellent location for visiting USC for a propective student and parent college visit. Clean, comfortable beds greeted us upon arrival and the complimentary breakfast buffet with made to order...
Mar 19, 2014
From $89

13 Clarion Hotel Downtown

3 stars
3.3 / 5 84 reviews

1615 Gervais Street Map

Pet-friendly hotel near USC with free shuttle service and a pool The Clarion Hotel Downtown in Columbia, SC is located just a short walk from the University of South Carolina and Columbia Museum... More

Door would not lock
Shortly after checking in we had to leave for dinner and our door would not lock. Hotel was booked so they could not switch our room. The maintaince man had left for the day and could not be back...
Jun 15, 2014
From $107

14 Staybridge Suites COLUMBIA

3 stars
4.4 / 5 48 reviews

1913 HUGER ST Map

Vista District hotel boasts free breakfast and evening receptions The newly constructed, extended-stay Staybridge Suites Columbia is located in the historic Vista District of Columbia, South... More

Loved it!
Everything about this hotel is great. Don't waste your money anywhere else!
Mar 2, 2014
From $80

15 BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia North East

3 stars
3.6 / 5 10 reviews

7525 Two Notch Road Map

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Welcome to the brand new BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia North East, your home away from home. Our hotel is very convenient for our business and leisure travelers. There are several restaurants within... More

Love it
Very impressed with the hotel design the set up we loved it. Had everything in it that we needed Markel wave fridge or raider Internet
Jun 4, 2014
From $139

16 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Columbia Downtown

3 stars
4.1 / 5 32 reviews

511 Lady Street Map

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Discover the newest hotel in the area at the beautiful SpringHill Suites Downtown Columbia/The Vista. Perfectly situated in the heart of downtown Columbia, we are walking distance from your... More

exactly what it offers
This was our 3rd stay at this hotel for a swim meet. Check in is always quick and easy; rooms are spacious; breakfast was hot and ready before the regular time, which was great for all the swimmers...
Jun 24, 2013
From $109

17 Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

3 stars
3.6 / 5 39 reviews

630 Assembly Street Map

Rate includes breakfast

Columbia hotel in walking distance to USC with free shuttle Guests staying at the Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC enjoy a central location on the University of South Carolina... More

Nice location and easy access in Columbia, SC.
The staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel was what you'd expect at a Courtyard.
Oct 15, 2013
From $127

18 Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone

3 stars
4.3 / 5 46 reviews

200 Stoneridge Drive Map

Welcome to the Embassy Suites Hotel Columbia-Greystone, located adjacent to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, and just five minutes from downtown Columbia, University of South Carolina, and the State... More

Nice place to stay
The rooms were pretty clean, two flat screens and a nice comfy bed, but felt a little dark/ dated. However, the staff was outstanding and very accommodating. I would highly recommend this hotel if...
Jun 16, 2014

19 The Inn at Claussen's

3 stars
3.8 / 5 16 reviews

2003 Greene street Map

Boutique inn located in the heart of charming Five Points, within walking distance of the University of South Carolina and minutes from the city's historic Vista district. This stylish and... More

Awful experience in the south
I booked a lofted king suite which was confirmed. Upon my arrival there was no bellman to secure my luggage. When I checked in I was advised that this room was not available and that I was given a...
Apr 7, 2014
From $52

20 Country Hearth Inn Columbia SC

3 stars
1.4 / 5 8 reviews

621 S Assembly St Map

45 room interior corridor property located on 621 S Assembly St in Columbia SC. With one queen or two queen size beds. Also Jacuzzi room with micro/ref. free cable TV with HBO- ESPN CNN.... More

Overnight stay
It was awful. Didn't get sleep due to the train track and train blowing its horn about 4 times at night. The rooms and hallways smelt like cigarette smoke the beds had cigarette burns on the...
Apr 14, 2014