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Very nice place to stay in Columbia South Carolina. Right in the heart of downtown and the University of South Carolina campus. Highly recommend!

The room safe didn't work, only a trickle of water came out of the bathroom sink, there was a big wet spot in the carpeting due to a drip coming through the ceiling (which made the room feel wet and musty), and the management response was as minimal as possible.

It is our second time coming to the Graduate Hotel. It is located within walking distance from the historical sites and many restaurants.I traveled with my teenage daughter and we thought the place was safe. We will definitely come back.

Beautiful, historical building, staff was awesome, decor is tastefully gorgeous! I felt safe, as well.

love staying here when visiting the university. walkable to the Vista and the University

Friendly service

The look of the inn was fun and enjoyable. We really enjoyed all of the little social spaces. The area of Columbia is perfect to either walk to U of SC, downtown or to Five Points. The only negative was that the walls are thin. I heard the neighbors child crying for almost an hour at night so I didn't sleep great. Otherwise I did enjoy it.

Great location and in very good condition. Pelaton is available in the workout room. Free use of bicycles is nice too. But two minor dings: in the room they do not have a clock or a coffee maker. The lack of coffee is somewhat ameliorated by coffee at the front desk or at the bar. But I like to have a cup or two while getting ready in the morning.

This property had a very nice aroma when you enter, the employees were very nice, and it doesn't feel like a normal hotel. Would stay here again for sure

The place was great! Everyone should stay at least a night If you like the look of a boutique space with coziness and unique amenities to the area (southern charm). We have satay at a Graduate at UW as well. They are found on several college campuses. My only negative that I mention only for feedback to the hotel as they seek opportunities for continuous improvement is timing of room cleans. We were out of our room from 8am to 4pm and it hadn’t been cleaned. I called the front desk and asked if it was going to happen and she said “well they didn’t start cleaning until noon...”. I thought that was a late start but I don’t make the rules. Since we wanted to lay down before heading out to dinner around 7 we could not get the room cleaned was my impression bc it was then too late. Other than that which was only a blip as my family of four don’t panic over sharing towels.... we will be back!

It was our first time staying in one of the graduates’ hotels, as we were heading down to see Congaree national park. We decided that in the future we would always try to stay in one of these hotels if we were near another college or university that has one. The hotel was very clean and FUN!! . The decoration was very charming and colorful, and looked very much different from other chain hotels!! They had healthy breakfast options as well. Overall really happy with our stay!!

Enjoyed the hotel and service but it was inconvenient to always have to go out of the hotel to find vegan food options.

The rooms were very nice and the staff was very nice. We were put into room 333 but I had to make two trips down to the desk to try to get into the room because the lock was not working. We were let in by a staff member and unpacked and then were told we had to move because the lock was broken. Our second room was fine until the day we checked out and then that lock stopped working. They only have one person At the desk and the hotel is quite busy so the weight to be helped was very long. I would definitely stay here again because it’s a perfect location and the staff was nice

Very nice "boutique-like" rooms. Great decor and high-end fixtures. Staff was very pleasant and helpful.

Pendleton Street Columbia SC

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from University of South Carolina
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Downtown Columbia, Graduate Columbia, S.C. is adjacent to University of South Carolina and within a 10-minute stroll of Town Theatre. This 119-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, a 24-hour gym, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

This hotel is home to a café and a bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM.


Rooms

Guests can expect TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers are also available. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

Graduate Columbia, S.C. features a 24-hour gym, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Self parking is offered for USD 10 per night. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with securing valuables, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. If you like to take your furry friend along on your adventures, this pet-friendly property offers food and water bowls. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, a library, and express check-in.

Room options

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible (Graduate Queen Queen - Accessible)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed (Graduate Junior King Suite)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Graduate Queen Queen)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed (Graduate King)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Graduate Columbia, S.C.

Everyone (14) Couples (4) Family (14)
5
Family

Very nice place to stay in Columbia South Carolina. Right in the heart of downtown and the University of South Carolina campus. Highly recommend!

By on Nov 6, 2022

Review comment responded on Nov 6, 2022

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.

2
Partner Couples

The room safe didn't work, only a trickle of water came out of the bathroom sink, there was a big wet spot in the carpeting due to a drip coming through the ceiling (which made the room feel wet and musty), and the management response was as minimal as possible.

By , from Myrtle Beach on Aug 30, 2022

Review comment responded on Aug 30, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I want to apologize for the interruption during your stay-I have shared the issues with our engineering team. We hope to see you on your next trip to the Columbia area. Stay well!

4
Everyone

By on Aug 1, 2022

5
Everyone

By on Jul 22, 2022

5
Everyone

By on Jul 8, 2022

4
Family

It is our second time coming to the Graduate Hotel. It is located within walking distance from the historical sites and many restaurants.I traveled with my teenage daughter and we thought the place was safe. We will definitely come back.

By on Apr 2, 2022

Review comment responded on Apr 4, 2022

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you on your next trip tot the Columbia area. Stay well !

5
Family

Beautiful, historical building, staff was awesome, decor is tastefully gorgeous! I felt safe, as well.

By , from Rapid City on Oct 30, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 30, 2021

Thank you for your amazing review! I always love to hear that our guests enjoyed their stays! Please come back and visit with us again soon!

5
Family

love staying here when visiting the university. walkable to the Vista and the University

By , from Richmond on Oct 4, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 4, 2021

Thank you so much! We love hosting you! Please come back and see us again soon; safe travels!

5
Everyone

By on Aug 30, 2021

5
Family with small children

Friendly service

By on Jul 1, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 2, 2021

Thank you for sharing your 5 Star review!

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