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

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It was unfortunately that we were at an intersection and who was it with no blackout curtains.

The staff was so personable and friendly! I felt like home when i was there. They greeted me by my first name every time i walked in. The breakfast was ran by just 1 person who was so sweet and kind and helpful. Only thing was that the hut tub was down the whole 5 days we were there. Other then that, it was a perfect stay and we will be returning every time we travel back to Columbia SC.

Clean room,comfortable bed. Good breakfast. Will stay here next time I am in town

Only problem I had was when I took a bath, you can see the stains in the toilet. The room was not clean once, even though I stayed for 4 days. Everything else was wonderful. Staff was awesome

Awesome place to stay , came down to fish Lake Murray and couldn't find any cabins or lake houses that were reasonable so we stayed here and everything was great from the staff to the rooms , we would leave the hotel around 5:30 am and they already had fresh coffee made . Will be going back .

Enjoyed suite, as it allowed us to relax when we arrived early in afternoon.

My hotel room was filthy, smelly, dirty, unclean bathroom. I noticed the hotel elevator was dirty also, some of the similar issues to my room.

Everything is just the way I like it. Bed,TV, work station or just sitting enjoying the night was all good. Breakfast was great and the people are the best

we went for our daughters 13th birthday. she and I were doing the passport to purity study. we needed privacy. this hotel had a separate bedroom, which was perfect! great weekend!

We stayed here for the University of South Carolina Parent's Weekend trip, and the venue was great. Quick check in, easy access from I-26, and only 15 minutes to downtown with moderate traffic. The room was large, clean and comfortable. 5he breakfast was well stocked and good. The pool/hot tub area also looked nice, though we neglected to bring our swim suits so we couldn't use it. This hotel is also very close to almost any type of restaurant you could want, as well as shopping. We will definitely be staying here again.

The hotel staff where very friendly each time I entered. Rooms where clean and grounds looked great.

This hotel was great! Friendly at check-in, very clean, great breakfast and a very attentive hostess. We had to stay somewhere for a night as the water was shut off in our condo building.

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 breakfast staff person.

The Hotel was at the perfect location, quite, away from the interstate and close to restaurants.

The evening staff sat around watching TV, while claiming to be too busy to folliw up on a guest'request. A large pile of towels which had been used to clean up after someone being sick, sat in the hallway all night. When requested to take care if these towels, I was told they were too busy. The only good thing about my stay here was the breaskfast staff during week. what a treasure.

Error was made at check in, however it was corrected and we received an upgrade in room type for our inconvenience which worked out better. Customer service was excellent.

The only thing that I noticed about my particular room was that the carpet needed updating and the fire alarm was hanging off the wall. Other than that , great stay, was clean , and breakfast was good.

The staff was very friendly. That is the only thing positive I can say about this hotel. We requested a non-smoking room. While there was a non-smoking sign on the door the room smelled like it had been smoked in for 20 years. The included breakfast is not worth it if you're at all health conscious.

Solid value for money. Clean and comfortable. Real cofffeemaker in the room (not the ones with tiny plastic trays for teabag sized coffee bags), along with fridge. Generally quiet. Small indoor pool was extremely popular with kids and families. Convenient to all the stores and restaurants clustered at Harbison, yet safely removed from their traffic. Only problem was that every afternoon of our 3 night stay, it seemed that our keycards quit working. So when we came back to the hotel at night, we couldn't get in the room, then had to trudge back to the front desk to get the keys re-programmed. Front desk staff never seemed surprised, and didn't even offer an apology for the inconvenience.

414 Piney Grove Road Columbia SC

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

Located in Harbison within 2 miles (3 km) of Frankie's Fun Park, Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbia at Harbison, SC is within a few miles (5 km) of Harbison State Forest. This 84-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also close to South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame and Harbison Theatre.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

All of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbia at Harbison, SC's 84 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 37-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbia at Harbison, SC, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Additional amenities include a meeting room, a 24-hour business center, and a library.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (Guest)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible, Refrigerator & Microwave (Guest)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Suite, Multiple Beds, Accessible, Refrigerator

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave (1 Bedroom)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Country Inn & Suites By Carlson

Everyone (9) Couples (4) Business (1) Family (6) Other (3) Friends (1)
3
Everyone

It was unfortunately that we were at an intersection and who was it with no blackout curtains.

By on Apr 4, 2017

5

amazing hotel all around

Everyone

The staff was so personable and friendly! I felt like home when i was there. They greeted me by my first name every time i walked in. The breakfast was ran by just 1 person who was so sweet and kind and helpful. Only thing was that the hut tub was down the whole 5 days we were there. Other then that, it was a perfect stay and we will be returning every time we travel back to Columbia SC.

By , from Lincoln NE on Dec 2, 2016

1

worst customer service ever

Everyone

By , from Birmingham, AL on Nov 7, 2016

Review comment responded on Nov 14, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We apologize for the dissatisfaction of your stay. We take the time to listen to your constructive comments so we can continually improve our services. The experiences you described are not characteristic of the level of service our staff strive to provide, and we apologize your stay was unsatisfactory. We appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention, and we will work diligently to ensure your claims are fully investigated. Should you have any concerns during your stay, please discuss them with any of our employees, so we can address any concerns that may impact your stay. Your feedback was shared with our team, and we hope you will give us another chance if you are in the area again.

4
Everyone

Clean room,comfortable bed. Good breakfast. Will stay here next time I am in town

By on Sep 24, 2016

4
Everyone

Only problem I had was when I took a bath, you can see the stains in the toilet. The room was not clean once, even though I stayed for 4 days. Everything else was wonderful. Staff was awesome

By on Jul 18, 2016

5

very nice place , priced right

Everyone

Awesome place to stay , came down to fish Lake Murray and couldn't find any cabins or lake houses that were reasonable so we stayed here and everything was great from the staff to the rooms , we would leave the hotel around 5:30 am and they already had fresh coffee made . Will be going back .

By on May 17, 2016

5

comfortsble

Everyone

Enjoyed suite, as it allowed us to relax when we arrived early in afternoon.

By on Apr 5, 2016

2

my hotel room was filthy

Everyone

My hotel room was filthy, smelly, dirty, unclean bathroom. I noticed the hotel elevator was dirty also, some of the similar issues to my room.

By , from Chicago on Feb 18, 2016

5

feel like i was at home

Everyone

Everything is just the way I like it. Bed,TV, work station or just sitting enjoying the night was all good. Breakfast was great and the people are the best

By on Feb 12, 2016

4

awesome family trip

Families

we went for our daughters 13th birthday. she and I were doing the passport to purity study. we needed privacy. this hotel had a separate bedroom, which was perfect! great weekend!

By on Nov 2, 2015