The Clarion Hotel Downtown is conveniently located one block from the University of South Carolina and minutes from the Colonial Center, the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Williams-Brice Stadium and the South Carolina State House. Be sure to visit the hotel's restaurant, Carolina's, for delicious southern buffets, homemade soups and a fully stocked salad bar. The on-site lounge is a popular destination for evening cocktails and conversation; enjoy free hors d'oeuvres with a favorite beverage M-Th. This full-service hotel offers free wireless high-speed Internet access, free weekday newspaper, free parking, exercise room, sauna, sundeck and seasonal outdoor pool. Our property is starting renovations and the pool will be closed for 2014 season.
The bed was very comfortable. Check-in was smooth. Parking was readily available and easy to get to. Location to downtown good.
Room had a bad mildew smell. Front desk did not answer after two calls. Walls are paper thin. I heard a whole conversation in the next room and the hallways were very noisy. Carpet is worn and dirty. I guess based on the renovations they have pretty much given up on the old building. Not at all what you would expect for this price.
Location to downtown is good...thank goodness hilton is taking over and converting to hilton garden inn, just not soon enough
DIRTY! Place made me cringe. I would have given it 1/2 a star if that were an option. Honestly, I don't know how it passes health inspections...felt like I was in a bad dream. Lesson learned.
Paper peeling from the walls, moldy caulk in the shower.
The hotel is about t undergo renovations and be substantially rebuilt, and it needs the help. Facilities are dirty and worn, HVAC systems were load and impossible to adjust for temperature. At best a 2-star property charging a 3-star price ... very disappointing!