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Absolutely liked nothing about this place we stayed for an hour and then packed everything up and left . This hotel was disgusting! Located in a drug neighborhood the police showed up to serve a warrant , there was crumbs in the " freshly made" bed, crumbs on the floor, old cookies behind one of the beds, old soap on the bathroom floor, the water had rust in the lines ,we asked for a non smoking room and were given a smoking room!! This stay was horrible! Unless you are a crackhead or wanted you do not want to stay here!! If it would have let me remove the stars I would have given them none!!!
Umm... very little, the dried blood on the pillow cases and the cigarettes burn holes through the comforter were so pleasant I just couldn't contain how happy I was. I had a confirmed reservation with confirmation number from a travel website (booking . yeah!) I provided this and they "couldn't locate it in the system" #1 travel website in the world, have a confirmation number and "they can't locate it". While this is going on I watch as couple after couple come in to check in or inquire about a room. Two couples check in and the rate is anywhere from $5-15 dollars higher per night than what the booked. This is not a mistake, it was in hopes they wouldn't notice. Deliberate rate hike scam. Back to me, the front desk clerk calls Mr. Patel, the hotel manager/owner and tells him the situation and what the rate is I have reserved as ($59.95 a night, its a football weekend and now they are selling rooms for $100 a night) He tells her not to accept it and only offer me the rack rate and he will deal with the refund on Monday. I ask to speak with him knowing a verbal agreement gets me no where if he "forgets" me Monday. He tells the clerk to tell me "He's off duty till 8 on Monday" Yeah, cute right? Well wouldn't you know it today rolls around (Monday) and he flat out refuses to honor the rate or issue the refund. Lemme translate, he wasn't going to get enough money out of me so he's decided to risk being thrown off every travel site over $60 dollars. Holy Greed Batman! Travel site calls them to tell him as much and he still refuses.... STAY AWWWAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! My first review of anything ever. Just trying to save someone!
Rooms comfortable, clean. Breakfast included. Pool looked nice. Breakfast very basic. TV on dresses to side of bed making viewing awkward. Location not interesting.
The rooms were very nice and clean. The pillows were small and not fluffy enough.
Good people and very comfortable. Lack of security in parking area.
Belgium waffles was the best part of the trip. Staff very courteous Curtains were ripped. Screen door was ripped off. Coffee machine was a hazzard waiting to happen, button was missing and exposed electrical wires. Pillows were small, bed not comfortable. Holes in towels. No vents in the bathroom
First, I hope everyone in South Carlina has gotten through the mind boggling relentless storms that have battered the area.This hotel is a relatively short ride, mostly by highway , to USC. Price was reasonable being the many of the downtown Columbia hotels certainly work the supply and demand factor to the max on Parents weekend. Hotel has a nice outdoor pool and indoor hot tub. Breakfast was decent but nothing beyond standard. Hot and cold cereal, waffles, yogurt, etc. Bed was comfortable and employees were friendly and helpful. Walmart across street. Does seem to be in a good area. Were housing some construction workers who had stored some of their items outside their sliding doors making it appear like shanty town from the parking lot. Otherwise outside presentation was fine. Hallways were extremely warm and damp. AC in first room sounded like a freight train. Second room it was quiet and comfortable. All in all, I would definitely recommend this hotel when taking all factors into account.
Comfy bed. Ok food. Out of order door
Clean rooms, clean hotel Area looked shifty. Im a smoker and I had to go outside and I saw some sketchy things and people in the parking lots. Maybe they were customers also but they looked suspicious. I would have been better on the 2nd floor where there was actually a balcony patio. The 1st floor has a patio doors but it's really not accessible.
The maintenance man was very helpful. Breakfast was pretty good. Original room key didn't work. In the room, TV didn't work. Changed rooms, the room was smaller with no chair and very cramped. Saw bugs in bedroom and bathroom.
The lobby was very clean, check in staff was super friendly. I liked that there we're several entrances so I didnt have to walk very far. The beds were clean and soft and the towels were in good condition. Room was clean as well. Rate was reasonable for the area
Convenience to interstate and any necessary shopping for travel Cont Breakfast is ok to good. Staff has always been friendly and professional I stay at this hotel a couple times per year. My parents are snowbirds from upstate NY and I drive them down and visit them in FL. This is the stop I make after 12 hours or so of driving which only leaves me with 8 hours the next day. I have always been happy here. However this time the room left alot to be desired. Toilet had a major leak between the tank and the bowl. One that just couldnt be missed, it left massive flooding on bathroom floor. Granted not sewage but just the same unpleasant. There were no tissues in any dispensers either. We got in so late I was to tired to call up front and complain or switch rooms. We left 10 hours later anyway. I alerted the front desk at checkout. I will still comeback to this hotel this was just one bad experience.
Rooms clean, staff helpful. Continental breakfast is amazing TOP 5 in the country!. If I'm in the area again will certainly stay again. Had issue with keys card working with card reader on side door. But worked after 4 or 5 trys.
The hotel was clean and well decorated. The staff was friendly and breakfast was good. 10/10
good workout facility hard to get a hold of staff TV reception horrible
Location I entered the property with s ankle injury and soft cast. While in shower I held onto hand hold bar and it collapsed and fell apart with large metal peices falling onto my leg creating tremendous pain Unbelieve you would approve a room for rental in that shadow.
Location Old, dirty, creaky floors, rusting hinges, noisy, etc. The housekeeping staff (and using that term for them is a stretch) was the rudest, kst inconsiderate I have ever encountered.
Definitely worth the stay. Updated rooms in old historic building.
Valet was great , very prompt and courteous. Overall bad experience.Staff not personable. Room very cold and not very clean,(found hair in bath tub) Valet staff very nice. Breakfast room service disappointing. I will not recommend to friends and family
The staff was very nice, and the bed was wonderful! Rooms very clean Parking was not included in the price of your room. Valet was $22 a night, or you could park your own car for $16 a day in the parking garage. We got in at two in the morning, so this was kind of a problem, as I decided to park at the meter due to the expense. Breakfast is not included in the price of the hotel, although there are several restaurants around the hotel.
Location Rusty towel bars; unexpected stay in poorly designed handicap access room; unique bar (in old bank vault) closed; ice machines on 4 floors inoperable; laundry chute door left open with no staff anywhere around making us glad we didn't bring our children with us. Will never stay there again.
The help the staff was able to do or the suggestion if they could not It could use a little bit better maintenance team
This hotel has a ton to offer and the price is right
Stop by the rooftop bar at sunset for the best view of Columbia.
We really liked the atmosphere and the friendly staff. They made our stay very comfortable. The farmer's market on Saturday morning was a special treat with many great food options.
Valet was pricey for Columbia
went to relax in indoor pool cause im disabled and could have some fun with family. and for two of the 3 days pool was down. broke my heart and families too only live an hour away but wanted to relieve/relax so pressure off back and actually get to play with kids. paid an incredible amount to stay was basically our vaction for the year cause cant afford another. Pool was down all day on two of the days. All management said you booked 3rd party and its out of our control . well thanks for nothing but heartbreak and depression setting in killing me inside literally. dont know how much longer i have on this earth to spend with my kids and wife,but this is not what i need mentally
Courteous staff. Great valet parking. Rooms acceptable but not spectacular. Flat TVs would perk up the property. Nice bath products. Some excellent views. I've stayed in this hotel half a dozen times and it's usually a good value for the money.
My wife and I stayed at this beautiful Marriott while visiting our daughter at USC. From the moment we stepped out of the car, the bellman, Eugene, greeted us with his Southern charm. I can see why many guests stay at the Marriott in Columbia. With the exceptional service and great location, we will come back to this grand hotel several more times in the upcoming years!
I didn't want to leave the bed! The only problem was the shuttle to the hotel but the manager was great about making up for it!
Best staff ever, very welcoming and helpful! Best staff ever, very welcoming and helpful!
I stayed here for a conference being held so my job payed the bill. Very nice hotel but pricey... The staff was very courteous. Both the restaurant and bar served good meals. The common areas were clean. Internet was not free nor was parking. The bed was comfortable and I was unable to hear anything outside of the room which is always a plus (the hotel was pretty full because of the conference). But I have stayed in as nice and nicer hotels for 3/4 of the price...
Great view and convenient to local bars and restaurants.
As Marriotts go, this one is OK. The rooms are comfy & nicely decorated. The hotel is clean and offers convenient dining options. The concierge/front desk were quite satisfactory. At check-in, the clerk was confused about how I had made and paid for the reservation- which made my nervous. I had issues with my door key every time I needed to get into my room. No mini-bar; room service was late. Overall, quite comfortable and very convenient location. SMOKERS beware, though- you'll be going outside at all times of day and night.
We have stayed here twice and both times I was very pleased with the service as well as the hotel. They also now have a Starbucks downstairs!!!!!
have been stayed twice in half year.Very friendly,helpful staff.The last time we checked in early,the room was not ready. We got free starbucks coffe coupon and free breakfast coupon.Room was ready in an hour when we were having lunch in the Center City Grille.We will def stay in there again!
We were in Columbia for a nephew's wedding and his parents reserved rooms and held their reception here. From the moment we pulled into the unloading area it was nothing but incredible service! Everything was immaculate, the food in the restaurant was great. Our room was impeccable! THe beds were so incredibly comfortable, with down matress pads and comforters, six pillows on each bed... Our son wanted a portable crib so we called room service and they brought us a Graco Pack-N-Play. It was perfect! In the middle of the night (around 1am), my husband was sick and we needed some cleaning supplies and they brought them right up. Then, at 4am, my son woke up and wanted some milk. The kitchen was closed and the doors were locked, but they opened it up to get us some milk and brought it to us. The reception was incredible as well. The food was delicious and again, the service was great! The parking garage is attached to the hotel through a breezeway and is convenient and it feels safe to have your car parked there. The pool is really nice but it was FREEZING cold. The spa was very nice, as was the gym facility! I will definately think of Marriott every time I'm in need of accomodations anywhere!
Good accomodation downtown. I had arranged for a hotel shuttle to pick me up which turned into an hour plus wait. To their credit, the hotel comped me breakfast and apologized for the inconvenience. Cab fare from the Columbia airport is $25 plus tip...
Breakfast is excellent with made to order omelets and waffles as well as a good selection of other foods. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Doors allowed hallway noise and light in even when locked. Breakfast shut down at 9am on Thanksgiving day and Black Friday. And when it shuts down, it's OVER! Even the coffee goes away!
Very nicely outfitted, high-quality hotel. Modern rooms and lobby. Beds are extremely comfortable and room/bathroom was impeccably cleaned. Entire staff is friendly and helpful. Great location in heart of city/USC campus. Very accessible with easy parking. This is where I will be staying every time IIn the area from now on. The price is extremely good for this level of service and accommodations. Literally not one thing.
Staff were friendly. Lots of street noise. Sirens, train whistle. And long wait for shuttle.
Good location 1 o'clock in the morning the transformer and all of the electricity went out and made everybody evacuate the building And her around 4 o'clock they decided to let everybody back in but the power was not going to be fixed . So we had to get all of our stuff with no power to see on the top 9 floor to get another hotel which they said they would accommodate but they have not yet done so so I had to pay for two hotels and no sleep because I had to be up the same day at 7 o'clock so the time I got to the new hotel at 5 o'clock it was pointless trying to sleep . Hoping they will refund my money for the trip and the hassle of everything .
Pretty clean, A little dated! Staff kept opening my door before check out.
friendly, competent staff; bit dated but comfy. didn't like the room divider that allowed light from the sink area into the sleeping area. bathroom door was nearly touched the toilet when opened - awkward. poor design.
Breakfast was the best thing Cleanliness, was the worst ever. Bed had hair in it. Pillows had a bad smell. I call the front desk to have housekeeping come clean the room . She did nothing expect re make the bed. I own a cleaning company she would be fired.
No fitted sheet on our bed. They just put another normal sheet on top of the mattress pad. No closet or place to hang clothing in our room. Was not worth the money we paid.
Very friendly and accommodating. Had to check out a day early and manager credited account and thanked me for my stay. No hassles just friendly service. This is why I will return for all of my business in Columbia.
Hillbilly feather pillows and comforter left down dander in the air of the room that kept my eyes red my entire stay. The room was noisy since it next to a night club that patrons talked loudly coming and going all night. Being close to the train tracks and hearing the train whistle all night didn't help either. Even though the staff removed the feather products it left the feather dander in the air, so I doubt I would stay there again.
We loved the location and the clean and beautiful rooms, but we loved courteous staff the most. They were very friendly and helpful. The parking. We had to park our car across the street in a parking deck.
Friendly staff, clean, great hotel for the cost.
I would like an extended stay rate. I'll be staying in a hotel for at least one month but when I asked the front desk if they had a discount for extended stays they said no.
The location was ok. The towels were dirty, requested a blanket for the sofa bed and the receptionist didn't want to look for any. She stated that, she didn't THINK they had any blankets, so I had asked her do you mind checking for me please? Her attitude was awful ,I'm assuming bc she didn't want to do it.
I enjoyed the ease of the location while I was traveling through SC and it offered many attractions for food and needs of shopping or leisure. The staff of the hotel were nice, friendly and professional...and the hotel itself was clean and well cared for. Thank you. I would happily return for another stay.
We were visiting Columbia and wanted a clean, comfortable hotel. We were not concerned with whether or not the hotel had a lot of amenities, as we knew we would basically just be there at night. The hotel has been recently redecorated and all areas were clean and fresh. We were very happy with it and the location was good. Easy access to highways and to where we wanted to be. We wished that the breakfast had started earlier. We were getting up and going each morning before the breakfast started. The phone in our room did not work while we were there, even though we told the manager on the first night. This was not really a concern, though, as we did not really need to use it (just once to call the front desk with a question).
The price was initially attractive and they allow pets for a reasonable fee. The two ladies working the front desk were pleasant There isn't anywhere to actually walk your dog unless you squeeze through a line of bushes into a trash filled ditch area. The hotel is located on a dead end interstate frontage road and seems to have a fair amount of people living long term here. Upholstered chairs that were dingy brown were sitting outside a few of the rooms on the covered walkway, like it was some kind of patio. The rooms smelled of old cigarettes and urine. The walls around the sink, the bathroom door jamb and the walls in the bathroom were dirty and covered in unidentifiable flecks of filth. I messed up by not reading reviews, but my family was in town for graduation and reasonably priced rooms that allowed pets were scarce so my father had booked two nights here and I followed suit for one night. The place was so intolerably dirty that we just left and booked at a much nicer hotel for one night and took the hit to the wallet. I didn't even want to subject my dogs to staying there.
Smelled. Filthy. Just gross.
There were blood drops on the bathroom floor. The room smelled and if I had to do over again I would have slept in rental car. It was cleaner.
All staff was very friendly in all manners. Would do the stay all over if could.
The beds were so comfortable, I wanted to take it with me ... I slept so good. The high pressure shower heads were awesome too. Also the rooms were clean and the staff was accommodating... The iron in the room was a bit used, leaked water and stain my white shirt
Very comfortable, clean, quiet, with great service. I stayed here one night for a residency interview, and had a great experience.
Staff was wonderful and pleasant N/a
Large clean rooms, beautiful sensible layout. The location was great; very nice area walking distance to gorgeous scenery and restaurants and bars. There's a shuttle available, but we didn't need it.
Great location. Complementary breakfast wasn't the best.very limited selection.
This hotel had a good location near restaurants and felt clean. Breakfast was decent, offerings were as expected but attention to detail was apparent. Location was beside the busy highway and windows were NOT insulated well. Clearly was fairly recently updated, but not exactly well done. Bathroom doors were sliders and had no sound proofing at all, providing absolutely no privacy.
When you put in Columbia Maryland and it comes up with a hotel in Columbia, you expect it to be in Maryland not the Carolinas!
I really enjoyed this hotel. It's neat, clean, and well maintained. I always stay there when I go to Columbia !!! It's worth every penny!!! I
location, complimentary breakfast
Hotel employee saved a dinner plate for me and made sure my reservation was completed. Hotel employee was very friendly when I arrived and made me feel welcomed! Ms. Barbra's breakfast and personality was immaculate! The staff here was awes No
Great clean hotel that offer free parking and free breakfast buffet. The location is with in driving distance of all that downtown has to offer. Not within walking distance of nightlife.
Great location, close to the vista. I wasn't expecting all of the amenities that were included with this hotel. It was Awesome.
The room was spacious and clean. The breakfast was plentiful and had lots of selections. The location was very clean. The rooms were very quiet despite a large number of registered guests. The beds were very comfortable. I did not appreciate having to park my car in the grass across the street from the hotel. There were at least seven vehicles who could not park at the hotel property. When I asked staff about the parking situation I was told that this was the norm.
Wish it was in a more walkable area.
Friendly staff, cleanliness Very good breakfast Would be nice if they could sell beer or wine from the vending shop (not really a complaint, but a suggestion)
Not much ok location. This was one of the worst days I've ever had at the Staybridge. I understand it was a family reunion but the staff was absolutely horrible. When they ran out of breakfast and I was told I can go get breakfast somewhere else was a little too much.
I liked the roominess of the two bedroom suites as well as the cleanliness of the whole hotel. I also appreciated the friendliness of the hotel staff. The only thing that we didn't like was the location of the hotel.
Rooms were spacious The road turning in to hotel was not easy
Loved everything about this hotel!! It was clean, the staff was friendly, everything was great!
Great room layout, very updated. Breakfast was excellent. No, everything was wonderful.