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Residence Inn by Marriott Columbia

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is not a very relaxing RI. I know most are close to the highway for convenience. But between the noisy AC units and the highway (possible NOT double paned windows??), its tough for a light sleeper. Didnt get an upgrade (which is fine), but when I have reserved a 1 queen bedroom for 4 guests, I would think when I check in mobile and confirm I am coming and they select a room that does NOT have enough beds, that the housekeeping staff would make the foldout bed in advance. Nothing like paying $150 a night to do some work. The breakfast was good, like usual, dont know what the other whiney complaints are in other reviews about. Overall, You can do better Marriott. Platinum 2016-2018 Lifetime Silver Status

We had a great stay here! Our room was past the basketball court (yes, they have one) and was extremely quiet. We heard some hallway noise but nothing at night. The sofa setup was really comfortable with a chaise lounge at one end. I curled up with a book and felt like I was at home. Everything was clean, the shower had good water pressure, the ice bowl in the fridge was full, and the sheets & towels were good quality. The breakfast was good with standard fare like scrambled eggs, waffles, sausage patties and fruit. They also had the most incredible apple crumb cake! I don’t know if it’s there daily but I hope it is! It was delicious and tasted like someone had just made it. I also loved that they had coffee mugs for breakfast instead of only stocking paper cups! We’d had a problem in our room with something that needed to be replaced. I mentioned it when I checked out and was thanked for letting them know. I was surprised, and pleased, to later see extra points for our stay on our rewards card! It was a nice touch!

We booked this for a stressful visit to the University Veterinary Hospital and had a "list" of must haves. First, obviously, pet friendly. I've had the best at the Ritz, and the worst at "motels". I've stayed in Residence Inns before, and I will say this one was the best of the chain from my experience. Second....we needed a refrigerator. With a pet in tow, eating out is not doable, and fast food isn't my thing, so we brought meals, and needed a microwave. Check. Lastly, it had to be in a safe location. Walking a dog late at night in unfamiliar territory alone can be daunting, so I always use my "Crime and Place" iPhone app to determine a location's relative safety (btw this app is worth every penny). This RI was the safest dog friendly hotel in Columbia. Check. The staff was very friendly. Room was clean as a pin. We got a lower floor as requested...the BEST when you have a dog to walk, and close to the exit to the pet area. We will definitely come back to this hotel again when back at the veterinary hospital w/ our four legged friend.

My family and I stayed here twice within a couple of weeks during the holidays. We checked in near or after midnight both times and received convenient rooms my the doors. This made it easy to unload sleeping children. Everything about the hotel is convenient from the rooms to locations to price. The free breakfast is clutch during a long road trip. Our only concern was cleanliness of the pillows and sheets. When we set the pullout bed the extra sheets were not cleaned and the pillows had make up and dirt on them. We got new pillows from the front desk but it wasn't something we wanted to deal with in the middle of the night. This wouldn't keep us from staying again but it was a concern.

We were in Columbia for a wedding and it was the weekend of Mizzou's Homecoming Football game. We knew we would have a hard time booking a room and had made reservations months before at an under-construction Marriott hotel that was not finished when our date came around. The Residence Inn worked with us regarding two rooms and a lower rate than typical for that weekend. We had a two bedroom suite and a handicapped accessible room. Overall we were pleased with everything,l however the pull-out sofa bed was uncomfortable, but they provided us with extra blankets to make the mattress better. The handicapped bathroom had a lot of grab bars. One thing that could be improved in that room is they need a full length mirror. There exercise room is available 24 hours...their indoor pool was large and very clean...the breakfast bar offered many choices and they changed the menu daily...they have an attractive outdoor patio area with fire pit and grill. The desk staff and cleaning staff were very pleasant. Our stay was for four nights...long enough to see if there were any problems and there weren't. If we returned to Columbia we would definitely stay there again.

We've stayed at the Residence Inn several times before as the city is normally booked during Mizzou football weekends. Our preferences are Marriott and Hilton hotels. Being a football weekend we're paying an amazing amount of money for a two night minimum stay with a 7-day cancellation policy. As we've had in the past, we have a room right next to the highway (I guess someone has to but we always seem to get the short end of the stick). I've mentioned before that the A/C unit blows directly in your face in bed. The breakfast is mediocre to bad we did not even get our room cleaned this weekend. We returned Sat night to the same unmade bed with all wet towels that we left in the morning. There was an amazing amount of cleaning staff on hand as I said good morning to several. Somehow none of them made it to our room. I like Residence Inns and I want to like this one as a Marriott rewards member but it has failed to impress for the third time. It's a shame. To be fair, it's clean, good water pressure in the shower and nice roomy accommodations.

Only stayed one night due to business. Only problem was checking in. Had to wait for my room when they knew when I was coming in. Other than that, this is a nice place. Bed was comfortable and room was nice and big. I had 121 which was an end suite. The a/c didn't cool it down to my desired temperature of 65 but it did get down to 67. Overall it is a nice place close to the interstate.

A comfortable location with friendly staff, outdoor grill and fire pit. Breakfast set-up was exceptional, and improved significantly on brand guidelines for the buffet, without going completely out of the template. Had two kinds of waffle mix (flavor of the day - blueberry - and regular, 4 kinds of syrup to choose from, separate "fixin's" area, cold cuts and cheese slices, fresh spinach, and the best "house" coffee at a Marriott free breakfast. Convenient to University of Missouri. Great local choice with kitchen and room to spare.

Let's face it, there's usually nothing glamorous about checking into yet another hotel for a work trip. But from the minute you put your bags down st this property you are part of their family. From the GM down, the staff is not only empowered but encouraged to exceed guests expectations. There is not a single member of the staff that has not been incredible. The leadership at this property sets the tone, the staff plays the song. It's always immaculate. The hallways and common areas are always showroom ready. The service is always fantastic. If you're traveling through this area, stay here. Always. If you're going into or are already in the hospitality industry; come here to learn.

This is the second time I have stayed at a Residence Inn - I was there for a week for a class at Mizzou. The staff are friendly, the rooms are clean, and the amenities are great! They had food in the evenings, and though I did not personally partake in any of it, it smelled and looked delicious. There was a computer and printer available to me which was helpful as I had to print information for school. I will make this a yearly place to stay during my four years at Mizzou!

1100 Woodland Springs Ct Columbia MO

Hotel highlights

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

Residence Inn by Marriott Columbia places you within a few miles (5 km) of Stephens College and Columbia College. This 3-star hotel has 80 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Columbia hotel are University of Missouri and Museum of Art and Archaeology.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


Rooms

All 80 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, stovetops, and dishwashers. Guests can expect free WiFi and wired Internet, along with cable TV. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Sofa beds, coffee makers, and free newspapers are also standard.


Property features

At Residence Inn by Marriott Columbia, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Free parking is included with your stay. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 149 reviews