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DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Start to finish the staff at this hotel made us feel welcome! They were super helpful with answering all of our questions, offering advice, and looking up details for our activities in DC. The restaurant serves great food at reasonable prices and the waitstaff are friendly and warm. It's a bit outside of DC but I will stay here next time I visit and take the Greenbelt Metro into the city. It quickly became our home away from home.

The hotel is in a quiet location and close to amenities if you have a car. The condition of the carpet, draperies, and furniture in hallways and room is old and dirty. Towels in our room were ripped. There is no sundries or gift shop, though there are some items for purchase on shelves beside the front desk. Only one (of two) elevators worked. While the room and bathroom have ample size, that didn't make up for the problems. I would not recommend this hotel as there are many others that are much nicer in the area.

We reserved a room with 2 queen beds but were given a room with 2 double beds. The hotel had overbooked and four families in our group (we had 8 rooms in our party) were either given the wrong room or had their reservation canceled in error. When I questioned why I was given a room with double beds I was told that I was wrong and that the room I was in had two queen beds. I was told this a second time after I returned to the room and verified that the beds were doubles by checking the tags. The front desk clerk offered nothing in the way of appeasing my concerns - he just told me I was wrong and gave me the number for the corporate office. No managers were on duty and zero effort was made to "make it right" even though signs are everywhere stating Hilton's "make it right" guarantee.

It was very quiet located in a secluded area off the main road. Beautiful hotel.

Was at this hotel for only 1 night and wished I could have stayed longer! Recently remodeled with a very contemporary theme. Room was comfortable and spotless. Had a late dinner and breakfast the next day. Food was good and service was excellent. Can't say enough about this property. Would definitely go back.

Hotel clean, easily located to the Merriweather. Shopping nearby

Hotel met our expectations for the weekend we were in town

We made an impromptu decision to do a mini staycatin this past weekend. The location is fantastic. It is tucked away from all the hustle and bustle but is extremely close to great shopping, restaurants and entertainment. They even have a restaurant on the lower level. Check in was not that smooth, the system was down, but when the concierge realised it would take a long time, age allowed us to go to our room instead of making us wait until the problem was fixed. FANTASTIC customer service on her part. I wish I rememvered her name. The only thing that would have made it better is if breakfast was included. On checkout day, room service was respectful and didn't come banging on the door which is something we experienced at another hotel in Columbia. I will definitely be back.

We stayed at the Double tree hotel for one night and then went to watch the Baltimore Ravens play the following day! We were celebrating our anniversary and the Hotel exceeded our expectations! The location is very nice and it's within 20 minutes to the stadium! The restaurant inside the Hotel was excellent with very good food and great service. The Hotel was very clean and the bed was very...soft! We did not swim or hot tub in the pool but they looked inviting. We will be staying at this Hotel again!

The location is rather hidden for a Hilton. All in all the hotel gave me an underwhelming feeling. For the same price of the king suite at the Doubletree I've gotten rooms twice as large, but hey I guess I paid for the Hilton name.

very nice, I went to the Jazz Festival I was looking for someplace to spend a romantic evening before heading back. the Doubletree was the perfect place to cap off a beautiful weekend, clean room pleasant staff.

We stayed here for a family wedding and the experience was so smooth we felt cared for as if at a much fancier place. The desk staff were friendly, well-informed, warm and genuine in their interactions with us and the other guests we overheard. The restaurant had fresh, well-prepared and delicious food (especially the fruit and hot dishes at the breakfast buffet), the restaurant and bar staff and security were all attentive and helpful, remembering us from the day before, including what we had and who else was in our group. The lobby is pretty and the rooms were extra comfortable, and the proximity to the airport was just right - not loud, but close enough for 30-minute access.

We went for a weekend at wine in the woods and found out there is even a shuttle from the hotel to the event. Free cookie with our room key, delicious hotel bar with shandy. Very relaxing time.

We've stayed in this hotel once a year for at least the past 5 years. We are always happy there. The rooms are nice, and the lobby is recently renovated and very nice. They even give you warm chocolate chip cookies when you check in which is a nice touch! It is conveniently located near the center of Columbia, though it's exact location isn't anything special in terms of views.

We traveled to the Baltimore Area for a funeral of our relative. Hotel was outstanding from the check-in through our departure. The restaurant and bar areas were great! Staff very helpful and friendly. Definitely would stay again and would recommend it highly..

Good hotel, focused on business travelers. Room was nice but not very big. Both room and bathroom were clean and had modern furniture. Staff was polite but, as often in that type of hotels, impersonal. Large, empty lobby did not seem very "inspiring". Not easy to walk to Columbia because of a main road; also, Columbia did not seem to offer good public transportation to locations nearby. You need you own car.

Clean room, nice soft sheets & comforter & firm mattresses. Very comfortable! Warm chocolate chip cookies on arrival. Nice hot tub & pool inside. Friendly, helpful staff. Good breakfast buffet in hotel restaurant with free coffee in the lobby. Can't wait until next year's trip! Will definitely stay there again.

GREAT stay, I do wish that the prices where a little lower, (drinks and food is a little high). The Staff was GREAT... I don't thin they could do any better with the staff, from waiters to room service 'EVERYONE' that worked there treated us like 'KINGS'...!!!

I was in town for a car meet outside of the Baltimore/D.C and chose this hotel for the location and the pool (very relaxing after a long car ride). The fitness center was a bonus-as it was not listed when I booked the room. The location was right off the highway-in a small office complex/residenal area-though, there was no gas stations or restaurants under five miles away-I went back to the next town that I had passed through on my way to the hotel. (the hotel restaurant had a very limited selection-but, the breakfast was tops!)

Stayed at this Double Tree as it was the closest hotel for the concert, wasn't expecting too much but was quite pleased with the room, especially the bed which was a new king and was luxurious to sleep in. Front desk scored us on a fantastic and inexpensive private cab service to and from the venue which was perfect. Overall good experience, clean hotel, a little older but but nice, really fair price for the area.

5485 Twin Knolls Rd Columbia MD

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia places you within a few miles (5 km) of The Mall in Columbia and Merriweather Post Pavilion. This 3-star hotel has 152 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Centennial Park is also 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from this Columbia hotel.


Dining

This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in American cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All of DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia's 152 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and safes. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include hair dryers, phones, and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests staying at DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia enjoy an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Junior Suite, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia

Everyone (3) Couples (16) Family (7) Other (3) Friends (2)
5

what a great place!

Everyone

Start to finish the staff at this hotel made us feel welcome! They were super helpful with answering all of our questions, offering advice, and looking up details for our activities in DC. The restaurant serves great food at reasonable prices and the waitstaff are friendly and warm. It's a bit outside of DC but I will stay here next time I visit and take the Greenbelt Metro into the city. It quickly became our home away from home.

By on Jan 23, 2017

2

desperately needs refreshing!

Everyone

The hotel is in a quiet location and close to amenities if you have a car. The condition of the carpet, draperies, and furniture in hallways and room is old and dirty. Towels in our room were ripped. There is no sundries or gift shop, though there are some items for purchase on shelves beside the front desk. Only one (of two) elevators worked. While the room and bathroom have ample size, that didn't make up for the problems. I would not recommend this hotel as there are many others that are much nicer in the area.

By on Nov 29, 2016

2

poor customer service

Everyone

We reserved a room with 2 queen beds but were given a room with 2 double beds. The hotel had overbooked and four families in our group (we had 8 rooms in our party) were either given the wrong room or had their reservation canceled in error. When I questioned why I was given a room with double beds I was told that I was wrong and that the room I was in had two queen beds. I was told this a second time after I returned to the room and verified that the beds were doubles by checking the tags. The front desk clerk offered nothing in the way of appeasing my concerns - he just told me I was wrong and gave me the number for the corporate office. No managers were on duty and zero effort was made to "make it right" even though signs are everywhere stating Hilton's "make it right" guarantee.

By , from Virginia on Nov 29, 2016

5

columbia hotel

Families

It was very quiet located in a secluded area off the main road. Beautiful hotel.

By on Aug 21, 2015

5

exceeded expectations!

Singles

Was at this hotel for only 1 night and wished I could have stayed longer! Recently remodeled with a very contemporary theme. Room was comfortable and spotless. Had a late dinner and breakfast the next day. Food was good and service was excellent. Can't say enough about this property. Would definitely go back.

By on Aug 16, 2015

5

concert getaway

Couples

Hotel clean, easily located to the Merriweather. Shopping nearby

By on Jul 24, 2015

5

awesome family trip

Families

Hotel met our expectations for the weekend we were in town

By on Jun 23, 2015

4

weekend staycation

Couples

We made an impromptu decision to do a mini staycatin this past weekend. The location is fantastic. It is tucked away from all the hustle and bustle but is extremely close to great shopping, restaurants and entertainment. They even have a restaurant on the lower level. Check in was not that smooth, the system was down, but when the concierge realised it would take a long time, age allowed us to go to our room instead of making us wait until the problem was fixed. FANTASTIC customer service on her part. I wish I rememvered her name. The only thing that would have made it better is if breakfast was included. On checkout day, room service was respectful and didn't come banging on the door which is something we experienced at another hotel in Columbia. I will definitely be back.

By on Jan 15, 2015

5

anniversary

Couples

We stayed at the Double tree hotel for one night and then went to watch the Baltimore Ravens play the following day! We were celebrating our anniversary and the Hotel exceeded our expectations! The location is very nice and it's within 20 minutes to the stadium! The restaurant inside the Hotel was excellent with very good food and great service. The Hotel was very clean and the bed was very...soft! We did not swim or hot tub in the pool but they looked inviting. We will be staying at this Hotel again!

By on Oct 20, 2014

3

it was all right

GetawayWithFriends

The location is rather hidden for a Hilton. All in all the hotel gave me an underwhelming feeling. For the same price of the king suite at the Doubletree I've gotten rooms twice as large, but hey I guess I paid for the Hilton name.

By on Jun 29, 2014