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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.

Featured Columbia Hotels

From $80

1 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 $71

2 Wingate by Wyndham Columbia / Ft. Jackson

3 stars
3.8 / 5 90 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

Was traveling for a very special occasion and have stayed at Wingate hotels before, this was such a disappointment. Upon checking into room first noticed rip in the carpet right in front of bed, no...
Mar 13, 2015
From $48

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

As expected
Only staid for one night, the room was as we expected it to be
Mar 9, 2015
From $58

4 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 $97

5 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

Good Weekend Getaway.
Yes hotel was nice. Easy parking and close to everything. I would recommend it.
Mar 26, 2015
From $129

6 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 $125

7 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 $73

8 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbia at Harbison, SC

2 stars
3.3 / 5 10 reviews

414 Piney Grove Road Map

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The Country Inn & Suites Harbison welcomes travelers to the warmth of our elegant home away from home. Located on Piney Grove Road, you will be just minutes away from some of Columbia0s best... More

Night staff dies not work
Staff did not check id's or credit card to check in. Night staff too busy watching TV in the breakfast room to take care of guests. Rooms were dirty at check in. One shining star is the weekday...
Mar 26, 2015
From $76

9 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

Overnight business trip
This hotel is showing its age. The bathroom vanity had a long crack in it, the mirror had black spots where the coating on the rear of the mirror had worn off, and the sink faucets were pitted...
Mar 21, 2015
From $89

10 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 $109

11 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 $103

12 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 $92

13 Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Harbison

3 stars
4.6 / 5 24 reviews

434 Columbiana Drive Map

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

Whether you visit for business or pleasure, our Hilton Garden Inn® Columbia hotel is close to the best places in town. Our Columbia, South Carolina hotel is near Lake Murray and the Columbiana... More

Pleasure trip
excellent, great place, close to shopping and dining
Sep 8, 2014
From $48

14 Days Inn and Suites SE Columbia Ft Jackson

2 stars
3.0 / 5 24 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

Days Inn
Hey, my stay at the days in was great. The staff service was great and everything else. I loved the in door pool and breakfast.
Mar 10, 2015
From $119

15 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 $116

16 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 $91

17 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites COLUMBIA N I 77 TWO NOTCH RD

3 stars
4.2 / 5 40 reviews

8105 Two Notch Road Map

HighlightsKids eat free (see hotel for details)Onsite restaurant, loungeOutdoor poolNew fitness centerComplimentary wireless Internet access Rooms181 rooms and suites at the Holiday Inn Hotel... More

Weekend Family Visit
After working through directional problems, made it to hotel. Check-in was quick and easy. Rooms were very comfortable and quite. Breakfast was a bit disappointing There was no information...
Oct 15, 2014
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 $52

19 Red Roof Inn Columbia East Ft Jackson

2 stars
2.4 / 5 9 reviews

7580 Two Notch Rd Map

The closest Red Roof to Fort Jackson Army base (only 5 miles), 100% Smoke-Free Red Roof Columbia East Ft. Jackson is just 10 miles from University of South Carolina, 8 miles from the State... More

Basic Graduation
We opted for the king room. Room was clean and had an iron and coffee maker. A little bit cramped for a king be and the air wasnt too cool but it was good enough for our purposes. The staff was...
Sep 1, 2014
From $124

20 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