Located in University Hill within a short walk of South Carolina State House, Carolina University Inn is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as University of South Carolina. This 85-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a 24-hour fitness center, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Trinity Episcopal Cathedral and Wilson House are also a short walk from this Columbia hotel.

Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Continental breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Rooms

Carolina University Inn's 85 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, free weekday newspapers, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and cable TV. Hair dryers and ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Carolina University Inn enjoy a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. Free parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include free newspapers and an ATM.

Highlights

  • Walking distance to South Carolina State House
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Renovations & Closures

The following facilities will be closed during the summer:
  • Swimming pool

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Columbia hotel also offers a 24-hour fitness center, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

  • Free WiFi 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Total number of rooms - 85 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Room service 

Where to Eat

Continental breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Carolina University Inn has a restaurant on site.

Room service is available.

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per night
  • 1 per room (up to 25 lb)
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 5.95 for adults and USD 5.95 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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