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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
Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown
4.1 / 5
17 reviews
3 stars $118
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
2.3 / 5
22 reviews
2 stars $49
Knights Inn Columbia Northwest
3.3 / 5
28 reviews
2 stars $36
Wingate by Wyndham Columbia/Harbison
4.0 / 5
98 reviews
3 stars $71
Days Inn Columbia NE Fort Jackson
2.8 / 5
32 reviews
2 stars $45
Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC
3.6 / 5
31 reviews
3 stars $99
Inn at USC Wyndham Garden
4.0 / 5
11 reviews
3 stars $116
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites COLUMBIA N I 77 TWO NOTCH RD
4.2 / 5
40 reviews
3 stars $76
Clarion Hotel Downtown
3.3 / 5
55 reviews
3 stars $89
Columbia Marriott
3.3 / 5
9 reviews
3 stars $124

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Featured Columbia Hotels

From $100

1 Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 33 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

Go Gamecocks!
My husband and I came to town for a game and decided to stay downtown! This hotel looked great on-line and knew it was in a good location! The hotel room was great! Doesnt look like a standard...
Sep 8, 2014
From $43

2 Days Inn Columbia

2 stars
2.6 / 5 43 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

good location
good location, that's all I can say. directly off the interstate and next to the walmart. the rooms were cleaned everyday, but superficially. the price per night made it worth while as long as your...
Oct 6, 2014
From $71

3 Wingate by Wyndham Columbia / Ft. Jackson

3 stars
3.8 / 5 81 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

Basic Lodging
Hotel is easy to find, has ample parking, and it good for basic lodging. The front desk person wasn't overly friendly, but the breakfast person was nice. That said, the entire place is dated; ice...
Sep 17, 2014
From $99

4 Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

3 stars
3.6 / 5 31 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

Great for USC visit
Very pleased with the friendly and helpful staff. The location is directly across from The Darla Moore School of Business, which couldn't have been "moore" convenient for us. The front desk staff...
Oct 15, 2014
From $118

5 Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown

3 stars
4.1 / 5 17 reviews

822 Gervais Street Map

Free On The HouseT 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

USC Home Coming
Foe a very busy time in Columbia, SC because of USC Home Coming and 50th reunion they provided a very nice hospitality room and a quite room. I would recommend this Hotel to anyone who did not want...
Oct 19, 2014
From $125

6 Hilton Columbia Center

3 stars
4.4 / 5 15 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 location
Hotel staff was helpful and friendly. GREAT location!! Only two complaints: chlorine in pool was too strong, $12 a night for parking was an unexpected expense.
Jul 28, 2014
From $89

7 Clarion Hotel Downtown

3 stars
3.3 / 5 55 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

All good
The stay was pleasant and the rooms were very clean.
Oct 13, 2014
From $116

8 Inn at USC Wyndham Garden

3 stars
4.0 / 5 11 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

Not as advertised!
We chose to stay here because it was close to University of South Carolina and I noticed that they had pillow top mattress listed on the site. Not only did they not have pillow top beds but both...
Oct 15, 2014
From $98

9 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 $72

10 BEST WESTERN Executive Inn & Suites

3 stars
3.6 / 5 50 reviews

1720 Bush River Road Map

Save 10% on your stay

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

Very Happy
I checked reviews and this was the best option in my price range it was not in the best part of town but easy access to the freeway and that is what I was looking parking lot was very lit I was not...
Sep 27, 2014
From $97

11 Holiday Inn Express & Suites COLUMBIA - DOWNTOWN

3 stars
3.9 / 5 30 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

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.
Sep 2, 2014
From $124

12 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 $63

13 Baymont Inn & Suites Columbia Northwest

3 stars
3.5 / 5 13 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

Baymont - Columbia, SC
This is a clean, well furnished and comfortable hotel that is very convenient to the interstate. Our room was large with very good bedding and was well furnished. Our 1st floor room had a sliding...
Jul 26, 2014
From $71

14 Wingate by Wyndham Columbia/Harbison

3 stars
4.0 / 5 98 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

Wingate by Wyndham Columbia/Harbison
We had a very good experience here, while we were in town to visit Riverbanks Zoo. Hotel carpets can be nasty, but you could walk in your bare feet on these. Breakfast was good, with many choices....
Oct 17, 2014
From $99

15 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

16 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 $80

17 BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia North East

3 stars
3.8 / 5 15 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

Great Value !
The room was clean, everything had been updated/remodeled. I was very impressed and pleased with the staff and the accommodations !!
Sep 29, 2014
From $71

18 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbia, SC

3 stars
4.0 / 5 38 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

Nice Hotel
I stayed there during a friend's wedding and it was conveniently located to the wedding venue and the staff was super friendly and efficient plus the rooms were very nice and clean. I would...
Sep 30, 2014
From $69

19 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 $124

20 Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone

3 stars
4.3 / 5 26 reviews

200 Stoneridge Drive Map

Free cooked-to-order breakfast, Evening Reception

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