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Columbia hotels

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
Clarion Hotel Downtown
3.3 / 5
59 reviews
3 stars $89
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbia/At Fort Jackson
3.6 / 5
18 reviews
2 stars $61
Inn at USC Wyndham Garden
4.1 / 5
16 reviews
3 stars $134
Red Roof Inn Columbia West
2.4 / 5
19 reviews
2 stars $47
Fairfield Inn by Marriott Columbia Northwest/Harbison
3.5 / 5
20 reviews
3 stars $94
Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBIA-I-20 @ CLEMSON RD
3.9 / 5
8 reviews
3 stars $79
Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC
3.6 / 5
33 reviews
3 stars $119
Comfort Inn Columbia
3.8 / 5
26 reviews
2 stars $79
Wingate by Wyndham Columbia / Ft. Jackson
3.8 / 5
89 reviews
3 stars $71
Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown
4.2 / 5
19 reviews
3 stars $134

Featured Columbia Hotels

From $71

1 Wingate by Wyndham Columbia / Ft. Jackson

3 stars
3.8 / 5 89 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 for army family day and graduation
The hotel was very nice. It would have been better if it was summer. We did some shopping since we only went for our son's army graduation
Feb 17, 2015
From $109

2 Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 38 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

Nice hotel, great location
Great location, walking distance to all the great restaraunts and bars on and around main!
Feb 9, 2015
From $134

3 Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown

3 stars
4.2 / 5 19 reviews

822 Gervais Street Map

Free On The House hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

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

Weekend getaway
Great location downtown Columbia. Not a bad word to say about the hotel.
Feb 17, 2015
From $80

4 BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia North East

3 stars
3.8 / 5 16 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

Not what I reserved
Made reservation for a king bed and got 2 queens instead. Had a train roll through about 1:20 in the morning and another about four hrs later. Had a bright light shinning in the window from the...
Nov 14, 2014
From $49

At Extended Stay America, guests find a friendly home away from home, whether for a day, a week or a month. Each of our 120 spacious suites offers a fully equipped kitchen, free WiFi, and a flat... More

good with car, but still city accessible by bus
room missing coffee pot and utensils, but other than that it is very good. Very close to waffle house and zoo.
Feb 10, 2015
From $98

6 Staybridge Suites COLUMBIA

3 stars
4.4 / 5 29 reviews

1913 Huger Street 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 $116

7 Hilton Columbia Center

3 stars
4.4 / 5 16 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

Great time in Columbia. The Hilton has a great location right next to the Vista.
Jan 28, 2015
From $103

8 Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBIA - DOWNTOWN

3 stars
3.8 / 5 32 reviews

501 Taylor Street Map

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

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....
Jan 12, 2015
From $89

9 Clarion Hotel Downtown

3 stars
3.3 / 5 59 reviews

1615 Gervais Street Map

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

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...
Mar 1, 2015
From $134

10 Inn at USC Wyndham Garden

3 stars
4.1 / 5 16 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

Family visit to Columbia
Perfect location. Free shuttle service down to Five Points or the Vista so no worries about driving or parking. Excellent room and service!
Feb 24, 2015
From $124

11 Columbia Marriott

3 stars
3.3 / 5 9 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

Hub parents
Great location for our visit with child who resides at the Hub.
Oct 13, 2014
From $119

12 Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

3 stars
3.6 / 5 33 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 Hotel.....Staff needs help
The room was nice and clean. A little small and the view was of a roof and parking lot, but not a big deal. Free parking in downtown was nice. Front desk staff a little unorganized and unsure of...
Feb 18, 2015
From $76

13 Wingate by Wyndham Columbia/Harbison

3 stars
4.0 / 5 107 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

short getaway
Staff was very friendly. The hotel was quiet even with it being booked. Would gladly stay again.
Jan 7, 2015
From $119

14 SpringHill Suites by Marriott Columbia Downtown

3 stars
4.0 / 5 22 reviews

511 Lady Street Map

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

College visit
The hotel is in the Vista area of Columbia and very close to USC's campus (not walking distance for most people, but a quick easy drive). Clean rooms and good breakfast (included in room price)...
Aug 12, 2014

15 The Inn at Claussen's

3 stars
3.7 / 5 9 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 $67

16 Baymont Inn & Suites Columbia Northwest

3 stars
3.5 / 5 15 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

Good Trip
The hotel advertised the rooms with refrigerator, but upon arrival the advertisement was not true. They only had 20 room with refrigerator.
Feb 17, 2015
From $79

17 Comfort Inn Columbia

2 stars
3.8 / 5 26 reviews

911 Bush River Road Map

Pet-friendly budget hotel near museums and the zoo With an easy-to-find location just off I-26 at exit 108A, Comfort Inn Columbia also offers guests convenient access to I-20, I-126 and I-77.... More

Over Night for Business
Not a bad stay for 1 night. Overall condition of the hotel is below average and could use some TLC. Bed was comfortable and room was clean. Friendly staff and breakfast was the usual quick items.
Feb 18, 2015
From $55

18 Ramada Limited Columbia

2 stars
3.5 / 5 37 reviews

1315 Garner Lane Map

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Budget-friendly Columbia hotel offers free Internet, breakfast, pool The Ramada Limited Columbia is located just off I-20 at Exit 65 in Columbia, South Carolina. Families, couples and business... More

Skip this one
This hotel was conveniently located, but it was not in good repair. The room needed a good cleaning. Bathroom had missing tiles and did not feel really clean. Breakfast buffet was less than...
Oct 7, 2014
From $50

19 Days Inn and Suites SE Columbia Ft Jackson

2 stars
2.9 / 5 22 reviews

7300 Garners Ferry Rd Map

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Days Inn is convenient to the downtown area, and most area attractions. This hotel offers suites with separate sitting areas, wireless internet access, cable TV with HBO, iron and ironing boards... More

Close to Fort. Quite. Staff very nice. Breakfast was filling and hot.
Dec 3, 2014
From $92

20 Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Harbison

3 stars
4.6 / 5 24 reviews

434 Columbiana Drive Map

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

Relax poolside at Columbia hotel in Harbison Located in the Harbison area of Columbia, South Carolina, Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Harbison flaunts an address just minutes from the Columbiana... More

Pleasure trip
excellent, great place, close to shopping and dining
Sep 8, 2014