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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbia - Downtown

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

When I booked the hotel I had looked for a long time to find a smoking room in the area. The room was booked as a smoking room and upon arrival the hotel was 100% smoke free. Also after booking I realized the check in wasn't until 3, I called to see if I could check in early and they said no problem I could check in at 1:00. THe desk clerk was not very helpful once we arrived, seemed extremely bothered to help us with the early check in.

The rooms and service were great we weren’t very needy but were well taken care of

Overall nice hotel. Location convient a little noisy at night outside . Welcoming,and clean. Ice machine wasn't working on the 4th floor.

Located on a 4 lane BUSY highway, that seems to have heavy traffic deep into the night. The facility itself is spotless and new. The ground immaculate. But if your room is on the backside next to the 4 lane roadway, forget about getting a good nights sleep. Constant heavy loud noises woke us up until the very wee hours of the morning. We overslept a bit because our nights sleep was constantly interrupted. The breakfast was excellent with a decent variety of food choices, fresh fruits and breads.

Got a great suite with a whirlpool tub. I was expecting an average room but quite the surprise when I got a suite with the tub, huge bathroom and shower and separate bedroom. Staff was great and free happy hour and breakfast was included.

The hotel was nice. Clean with friendly staff. It is on the outskirts of the city so its a pretty long walk to food and nightlife.

The hotel is nice and fairly convenient to the restaurants and night life. My only disappointment was that I was in a room near the rear exit and it wreaked of smoke. Luckily I travel with Lysol. Otherwise, nice experience.

The hotel is conveniently located to USC campus and downtown shops and restaurants. Staff was friendly. Free breakfast was about average. Hotel was clean, service prompt and efficient.

We stayed here while in town for business event. Close to stadium and lots if restaurantsin downtown vista area.

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. Then noticed the signs posted around the hotel of the renovation. Then I realized that's what make me felt sick. And also the hotel keys doesn't work halves the times. It's very annoying to kept going up and down to the service desk to get another keys. And don't forget that I feeling sick at the same time. This is horrible. Its really ruined my trip to South Carolina for the first time.

Great room, LOVED the tub and bathroom. Bed was super comfortable.

Work is bringing me back to Columbia, SC. Will definitely be staying at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites.

There was dirt on floor in the bathroom the whole time we were there. The room was noisy and hot. You could the people next door talking. The traffic outside was loud. The breakfast was nothing. They were out of eggs when we went down, no fruit, the pancake maker did not work. All in all it was not what I expected for the price we paid.

We had a real good time at Holiday Inn express. It has a wonderful location a block away from the SC Museum an a few blocks from main street. The hotel serves a good breakfast and has a nice ambiance.

Our stay was just for overnight, during a football game weekend and the town was crowded and this (like other area) hotels was booked solid. The room was great (clean with nice furnishings, roomy, the bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was spacious). The staff was very friendly and helpful (true Southern charm). The complementary breakfast was awesome. The pricing was a bit higher than I would have liked to have paid but not out of line with other hotels on this busy weekend.

The staff was very helpful, but some of the amenities (like the loud air conditioner) could stand to be updated.

Just needed a place to rest our head before hitting the USC campus the next morning for move in day. This was perfect for our needs.

Lack of Signage made finding the hotel challenging. Staff was very professional and courteous.

We enjoyed our one-night stay at the Holiday Inn in Columbia, SC. The staff was very nice and accommodating, the room was fairly large and very comfortable, the breakfast was fine, We would stay there again.

I really liked staying here. The room was nice and the breakfast was good. I will definitely stay here again when I come to USC.

501 Taylor St Columbia SC

Hotel highlights

  • Close to South Carolina State House
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Arsenal Hill within a mile (2 km) of South Carolina State House, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbia - Downtown is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as University of South Carolina. This 81-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Columbia Marionette Theater and Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park are a short walk away.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast.


Rooms

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbia - Downtown's 81 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbia - Downtown, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbia - Downtown

Everyone (4) Business (8) Couples (10) Family (9) Friends (4) Other (4)
3

nice clean hotel was misleading about smoking room

Everyone

When I booked the hotel I had looked for a long time to find a smoking room in the area. The room was booked as a smoking room and upon arrival the hotel was 100% smoke free. Also after booking I realized the check in wasn't until 3, I called to see if I could check in early and they said no problem I could check in at 1:00. THe desk clerk was not very helpful once we arrived, seemed extremely bothered to help us with the early check in.

By on Jan 20, 2018

5
Everyone

The rooms and service were great we weren’t very needy but were well taken care of

By on Dec 9, 2017

4

nice hotel

Everyone

Overall nice hotel. Location convient a little noisy at night outside . Welcoming,and clean. Ice machine wasn't working on the 4th floor.

By , from connectiecut on Sep 1, 2017

3
Everyone

Located on a 4 lane BUSY highway, that seems to have heavy traffic deep into the night. The facility itself is spotless and new. The ground immaculate. But if your room is on the backside next to the 4 lane roadway, forget about getting a good nights sleep. Constant heavy loud noises woke us up until the very wee hours of the morning. We overslept a bit because our nights sleep was constantly interrupted. The breakfast was excellent with a decent variety of food choices, fresh fruits and breads.

By , from Asheville, NC on Apr 27, 2017

5

great room

BusinessTravelers

Got a great suite with a whirlpool tub. I was expecting an average room but quite the surprise when I got a suite with the tub, huge bathroom and shower and separate bedroom. Staff was great and free happy hour and breakfast was included.

By on Dec 11, 2015

4

nice hotel

BusinessTravelers

The hotel was nice. Clean with friendly staff. It is on the outskirts of the city so its a pretty long walk to food and nightlife.

By on Sep 10, 2015

5

couple night

Couples

The hotel is nice and fairly convenient to the restaurants and night life. My only disappointment was that I was in a room near the rear exit and it wreaked of smoke. Luckily I travel with Lysol. Otherwise, nice experience.

By on Aug 4, 2015

5

quality stay

Couples

The hotel is conveniently located to USC campus and downtown shops and restaurants. Staff was friendly. Free breakfast was about average. Hotel was clean, service prompt and efficient.

By on May 9, 2015

4

good location

BusinessTravelers

We stayed here while in town for business event. Close to stadium and lots if restaurantsin downtown vista area.

By on May 6, 2015

2

ellett show trip

BusinessTravelers

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. Then noticed the signs posted around the hotel of the renovation. Then I realized that's what make me felt sick. And also the hotel keys doesn't work halves the times. It's very annoying to kept going up and down to the service desk to get another keys. And don't forget that I feeling sick at the same time. This is horrible. Its really ruined my trip to South Carolina for the first time.

By on Jan 12, 2015