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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
Wingate by Wyndham Columbia / Ft. Jackson
3.8 / 5
79 reviews
3 stars $67
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbia/At Fort Jackson
3.4 / 5
14 reviews
2 stars $57
Inn at USC Wyndham Garden
4.1 / 5
8 reviews
3 stars $107
La Quinta Inn Columbia SE / Fort Jackson
3.8 / 5
77 reviews
3 stars $65
Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC
3.7 / 5
28 reviews
3 stars $99
Days Inn Columbia NE Fort Jackson
2.7 / 5
29 reviews
2 stars $45
Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Jackson
2.4 / 5
5 reviews
1 star $45
Candlewood Suites COLUMBIA-FT. JACKSON
4.2 / 5
20 reviews
3 stars $83
Ramada Limited Columbia
3.5 / 5
36 reviews
2 stars $55
Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel
3.8 / 5
33 reviews
3 stars $100

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Featured Columbia Hotels

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1 Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 33 reviews

1400 Main Street Map

Save 25% on your stay

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 $55

2 Ramada Limited Columbia

2 stars
3.5 / 5 36 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

good night get away
The room was very comfortable and very spacious. The receptionist was very night. I was very disappointed the pool was closed for the season and I didn't know that at the time of booking. I was...
Sep 9, 2014
From $99

3 Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

3 stars
3.7 / 5 28 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

Good value and location
There on business, I found this hotel close to USC campus but away from most of the congestion of students in the street. Modest food and beverage choices, just enough to keep one from going out to...
Sep 13, 2014
From $109

4 Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown

3 stars
4.2 / 5 15 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

Convenient Spot for all Your Columbia Needs
This hotel was perfect for a bachelorette weekend in Columbia. We were able to walk to all of the surrounding restaurants and clubs. The only bad side to this hotel was having to pay a parking fee....
Sep 1, 2014
From $74

5 Wingate by Wyndham Columbia/Harbison

3 stars
4.0 / 5 95 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

Home away from home.
I checked in late at night and was greeted by a friendly employee. The entire staff was friendly and helpful. The room was very comfortable, quiet and clean. The location is directly across the...
Jul 31, 2014
From $67

6 Wingate by Wyndham Columbia / Ft. Jackson

3 stars
3.8 / 5 79 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 $64

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

would have been ok
Hotel was ok in cleanliness. Tub didn't drain which was nasty and staff was rude
Aug 17, 2014
From $124

8 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
From $68

9 BEST WESTERN Executive Inn & Suites

3 stars
3.6 / 5 49 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

This hotel is well kept !!! Location was great off the interstate! !!!
Sep 8, 2014
From $122

10 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 $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 $119

12 Columbia Marriott

3 stars
3.1 / 5 8 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 $107

13 Inn at USC Wyndham Garden

3 stars
4.1 / 5 8 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

Perfect location and very nice rooms
I always pay extra to stay here when i have to go to Columbia for work, it's that nice. :)
Sep 15, 2014
From $49

14 Econo Lodge Fort Jackson

2 stars
2.8 / 5 19 reviews

4488 Fort Jackson Blvd Map

Budget-friendly motel near Fort Jackson with free Internet, breakfast With a pink-trimmed exterior edged with green shrubs, the Econo Lodge Fort Jackson offers guests Southern hospitality with a... More

Nice place to sleep
This was used to get some sleep a lot of driving. We were coming from Delray beach Fla headed to North East Ohio
Apr 7, 2014
From $63

15 Baymont Inn & Suites Columbia Northwest

3 stars
3.5 / 5 13 reviews

347 Zimalcrest Drive Map

Stay 3, Save 20%

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 $119

16 Clarion Hotel Downtown

3 stars
3.3 / 5 54 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

Going thru changes
I have stayed here twice before and have has good stays both times,but this time things have changed. The desk help was nice but my room either was barely cleaned or not cleaned until talking to...
Aug 3, 2014
From $98

17 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 $129

18 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
From $65

19 La Quinta Inn Columbia SE / Fort Jackson

3 stars
3.8 / 5 77 reviews

7333 Garners Ferry Rd Map

Budget hotel near Fort Jackson with free breakfast, pool La Quinta Inn MainGateFort Jackson is located just off I-77 on route 76 in Columbia, South Carolina. Guests here enjoy budget-friendly... More

football getaway
The hotel is good...its about 6 miles from the usc stadium and downtown was s $20.. each way ...might be worth paying extra for a room downtown. .but the rooms were decent
Sep 15, 2014
From $79

20 Hampton Inn Columbia Northeast-Fort Jackson Area

3 stars
4.0 / 5 8 reviews

1551 Barbara Drive Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

southern hospitality in harmony with nature...welcome to the Hampton Inn Columbia-Northeast (Two Notch Road). See how southern charm lives on amidst the natural wonders of the South Carolina state... More

Great stay for Army graduation
The staff was the best part of the experience. The hot complimemtary breakfast was great, given that we were traveling as a big family, it was a huge money saver.
Jul 19, 2014