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Columbia, SC: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find hotels in Columbia using the list and search tools below. Search for cheap and discounted hotel and motel rates in or close to Columbia, SC for your upcoming personal or group trip. We provide the best Columbia, South Carolina hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Columbia area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Columbia hotels. Booking 5+ Rooms? Find Columbia Group Hotel Rates or Check out the best Columbia meeting hotels

The Columbia center is about the area of State House and the area of Columbia Museum of Art.

Welcome to Columbia, the Southern city with nonstop festivals. Catch the Carolina Classic Home and Garden Show or the Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in the spring, and indulge at the Lexington County Peach Festival and the Palmetto Peanut Boil in the summer. More from this guide...

Columbia Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Comfort Inn Columbia : 911 Bush River Rd. 911 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210
  • Midscale Highway property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Fair budget hotel
  • Old closet
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Hilton Columbia Center 924 Senate St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • 8 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Nice outside pool area
  • Good Price
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Hampton Inn Columbia Downtown Historic District in Columbia 822 Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 2 meeting rooms in property
  • Clean
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
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Hyatt Place Columbia Downtown Historic District : 819 Gervais St. 819 Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Professional service
  • Clean
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Inn at Usc Wyndham Garden in Columbia
1619 Pendleton St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
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Springhill Suites Columbia Downtown : 511 Lady St. 511 Lady St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • Great shower
  • Most guests thought rooms were spacious
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Staybridge Suites 1913 Huger St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Clean environment
  • Friendly service
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Homewood Suites by Hilton of Columbia - Columbia 230 Greystone Blvd., Columbia, SC 29210
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Very good family hotel
  • Good restaurant service
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Country Inn & Suites Columbia Airport : 2245 Airport Blvd. 2245 Airport Blvd., Cayce, SC 29033 ~5.02 miles southwest of Columbia
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • Tasty breakfast
  • Wifi quality could be improved
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia / Southeast Ft. Jack - Columbia 201 East Exchange Blvd., Columbia, SC 29201
  • Low-priced Suburban property
  • Hotel has 30 suites
  • One of the best "free" breakfasts
  • Location is great
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Aloft Columbia Downtown - Columbia 823 Lady St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 5 floors
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Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel in Columbia 1400 Main St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • 14 suites in hotel
  • Bad housekeeping, according to 83%
  • Almost all guests said the wifi quality was bad
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Columbia Marriott 1200 Hampton St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • High end Downtown hotel
  • 15 meeting rooms in hotel
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Courtyard Columbia Downtown at Usc in Columbia 630 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Check in: 4pm
  • Great reception
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 71%
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbia 501 Taylor St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Could be quieter
  • Spacious rooms
The Inn at Claussen's
2003 Greene, Columbia, SC 29205
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Rather comfortable
  • Fantastic service
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Embassy Suites Columbia Greystone in Columbia 200 Stoneridge Dr., Columbia, SC 29210
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy Read more
  • Close to downtown
  • Bathroom needs cleaning
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Hampton Inn - West Columbia 1094 Chris Dr., West Columbia, SC 29169 ~4.24 miles west of Columbia
  • Affordable Highway property
  • Airport shuttle provided
  • Bad amenities
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
Holiday Inn & Suites Columbia Airport 110 Mcswain Dr., West Columbia, SC 29169 ~4.26 miles west of Columbia
  • 3-star Airport hotel
  • 5 floors in property
Baymont Inn & Suites Columbia Northwest 347 Zimalcrest Dr., Columbia, SC 29210
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Approx. half of guests didn't like the balcony
  • Most guests were happy with the shuttle service
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Best Western Executive Inn & Suites : 1720 Bush River Rd. 1720 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 21 suites
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Sleep Inn Columbia Northwest - Columbia 1901 Rockland Rd., Columbia, SC 29210
  • Affordable hotel
  • 4 floors in hotel
  • Refrigerator did not work
  • Great location
Ramada Limited in Columbia 1315 Garner Lane, Columbia, SC 29210
  • Inexpensive Highway property
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
  • Hotel was very clean
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Columbia in Columbia 200 Zimalcrest Dr., Columbia, SC 29210
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00PM
Sleep Inn Airport : 2208 a Edmund Highway
2208 a Edmund Highway, West Columbia, SC 29170 ~4.72 miles southwest of Columbia
  • Two-star Airport property
  • Check-in time: 2:00pm
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Visit for the South Carolina Oyster Festival and the Columbia Blues Festival in the fall, and don't miss the Holiday Lights on the River or the Famously Hot New Year in the winter. No matter when you plan your trip, you'll find plenty to do and hotels that offer ample Southern hospitality.

When to Visit Columbia, South Carolina

Like much of South Carolina, Columbia has four distinct seasons, with hot summers and mild winters. Summers can get especially humid in Columbia, with temperatures climbing into the 90s and producing several inches of rain each month. Despite the sometimes-challenging weather, however, summer is a great time to visit Columbia, especially with numerous hot weather festivals on the calendar.

Spring and fall tend to be the driest and most moderate seasons in Columbia, as well as some of the most popular times to visit. Hotel prices often rise in the spring, but if you want to see the city's beautiful flowering trees or plan an event during one of the most stunning seasons, visit in the spring.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Columbia, SC:

seasonality of hotel rates in Columbia

Columbia by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Columbia, SC. You can use these illustrations to calculate the most cost effective time period to book in Columbia for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in Columbia, South Carolina

4 Star Average Prices: $147.17

Whether you're planning a high-profile event or you just want to treat yourself, splurge on a stay in the heart of Columbia.

Stay downtown at the Columbia Marriott, which is just steps from the Columbia Museum of Art and the Robert Mills Historic House. This large hotel has 300 spacious guestrooms with free Wi-Fi, in-room workspaces, and coffeemakers. Enjoy a leisurely evening in with room service, or have a meal at the on-site restaurant. With more than 27,000 square feet of event space, the Columbia Marriott has plenty of room for your next business conference or trade show.

Just a few blocks from the Colonial Life Arena and the Carolina Coliseum, the Hilton Columbia Center is located right in the center of downtown Columbia. Get a great night's sleep with plush beds and high-quality linens, and relax outdoors in the immaculately landscaped pool area. Grab a drink at the hotel's bar and lounge, or head out on the town, right outside the hotel's front door. If you're planning a wedding or business event, be sure to book the Hilton's 6,000 square feet of event space in advance.

Mere steps from Columbia's best shopping and dining, the Springhill Suites by Marriott Columbia Downtown/The Vista offers convenience and comfort in the downtown area. All 132 rooms come with refrigerators, iPod docking stations, and LCD TVs, so you'll feel right at home. Splash around in the year-round indoor pool, and work up a sweat at the hotel's on-site fitness center. If you're in the mood for a midnight snack, the Springhill Suites has you covered, thanks to an on-site grocery store.

Only a quarter mile from top attractions like the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and the Governor's Mansion, the Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone is a great place to splurge in Columbia. Spread out in the large suites, indulge in the complimentary breakfast and omelet bar, and toast to a great stay at the complimentary evening reception. With several meeting and conference rooms and a complimentary airport shuttle, the Embassy Suites is a smart choice for corporate events and business travelers.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Columbia

Affordable Options in Columbia, South Carolina

3 Star Average Prices: $103.07

With so many affordable hotels in Columbia, you can easily stick to your travel budget. Stay right in Columbia, or search for a budget-friendly hotel outside of the city to save even more.

Make yourself right at home at the Home Towne Suites Columbia. All 88 rooms feature kitchenettes with full-sized refrigerators, microwaves, and complete sets of dishes. Work up a sweat at the on-site fitness room, swim a few laps at the outdoor pool, and prepare a meal on the barbecue grills. To sweeten the deal, self-parking is free here. If you're planning to stay in the Columbia area for a while, the Home Towne Suites also offers affordable weekly rates.

No matter if you're staying for a week or just one night, the Extended Stay America - Columbia - West - Stoneridge Dr. has budget-friendly rooms with plenty of space for the family. Choose from a standard studio room or go for a deluxe studio room with a sofa bed and a kitchenette. All rooms include desks so you can catch up on work, along with 32-inch flat-screen TVs so you can stay on top of your favorite shows. Take advantage of the hotel's grab-and-go breakfast before heading out to see the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, just a half mile away from the hotel.

Located a few miles northeast of Columbia, the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites is a good deal right off of Interstate 20. Whether you choose queen or king rooms, your room comes with a refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker. Upgrade to an efficiency, and you'll have plenty of room to prepare meals for the whole family. Don't forget to fuel up with the complimentary continental breakfast before checking out nearby sights like the Springdale Race Course.

For one of the best budget hotels in the Fort Jackson area, look no further than the Super 8 Columbia/Ft. Jackson, SC. Just a mile from Fort Jackson and two miles from the Dorn Veterans Hospital, the Super 8 offers a convenient and affordable stay for members of the military. All of the rooms here include handy amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. In addition to low prices on basic rooms, the Super 8 also offers free Wi-Fi, a complimentary continental breakfast, and free self-parking.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Columbia

2 Star Average Prices: $74.26

2 Star Hotel Prices in Columbia

Columbia: Real Discounts

No matter your reason for visiting Columbia, you'll find numerous discounts on hotel rooms. Military members and government employees save about 10 percent on rooms at the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Columbia Airport and the Super 8 Columbia/Ft. Jackson, SC.

As an AAA member, you'll save 10 percent or more at the Sleep Inn at Bush River Road and the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites. Senior travelers and AARP members save 10 percent on rooms at the Springhill Suites by Marriott Columbia Downtown/The Vista, the Home Towne Suites Columbia, and other area hotels.

Best Value Options in Columbia, South Carolina

If you're looking for a clean, comfortable room that won't dent your travel budget, stay at one of these high-value hotels in Columbia.

Just a few miles northwest of Columbia, the Sleep Inn at Bush River Road is a solid hotel with reasonable rates, helpful staff, and a convenient location. Use the hotel's free Wi-Fi to stay in touch with family and friends at home, and use the nearby fitness center to stay fit. If you're planning an event in the area, the hotel has nearly 3,000 square feet of event space.

A great value for military members, the Wingate by Wyndham - Columbia/Ft. Jackson is less than five miles from Fort Jackson and the U.S. Air Force Reserve Recruiting Center. All of the hotel's 83 guestrooms include comfortable beds and convenient amenities like microwaves, refrigerators, and coffeemakers. In the morning, don't forget to take advantage of the free continental breakfast, and in the summer, don't miss the outdoor pool.

For a clean and comfortable stay near the airport, the Hampton Inn Columbia-I-26 Airport is a great choice. Splash around in the outdoor pool, catch up on work in the 24-hour business center, and hop on the convenient shuttle to head home at the end of your stay.

Located just a mile and a half from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson Columbia Airport is much more than an airport hotel. With large rooms and friendly staff members, this hotel is ideal for families. Start your day with a complimentary continental breakfast, and work out at the on-site fitness center or indoor pool. Relax by the lobby fireplace and use the free Wi-Fi to plan your trip, or use the 24-hour business center to stay connected. Catch a quick ride to the airport on the hotel's complimentary shuttle.

Can’t-Miss Attractions in Columbia, South Carolina

From history to nature to sports, you'll find plenty to love in Columbia. Learn about the state's history at the South Carolina Museum and the South Carolina State House, which both offer family-friendly tours.

Pack a picnic and go for a long walk in the Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park or the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, or take the kids for a day of fun at the EdVenture Children's Museum. Catch a game at the Williams-Brice Stadium or the Colonial Life Arena or go out for a bite to eat in the charming Five Points neighborhood.

No matter what time of year you visit, Columbia welcomes you with a range of hotels, beautiful scenery, and centuries of history. Whether you're planning a casual get-together, a formal party, or a corporate event, Columbia's many event-ready hotels offer the ideal location.

Verified reviews of the city of Columbia

Below are reviews of the city of Columbia, SC from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Helpful Hotel"
Score 4.0 / 5

City of Columbia was helpful in setting up a pool session at the Macxy Greeg pool for us, gave a competitive rental rate and we're willing to extend extra time for us after arriving late due to traffic/weather conditions.

Cory C., from 01-Aug-2016
"Very Nice Area"
Score 5.0 / 5

Nice, enjoyed our stay. Great time visiting.

Jacquelyn W., from 02-Apr-2016
Score 4.0 / 5


Dtr Eleanor S., from 21-Oct-2015
"Great Wedding Venue"
Score 4.0 / 5

Ariel's was a great venue for a wedding. The city offers botanical gardens, a lake for fishing and a variety of shopping in the area.

Anne P., from 19-Aug-2014
"College Town (USC) with lots of interesting activities and dining choices"
Score 4.0 / 5

Lots of good places to eat and always something to do: concerts, museum, shopping, races, zoo.

Patricia W., from 10-May-2014
"Nice time with family."
Score 5.0 / 5

Children did do a little sight seeing and said they were pleased with what they saw . They went to a Mall and also got the grandsons (2) haircuts and was very impressed with the barber who used a straight razor as well as clipper. They had not seen haircut in this manner. And we got the best pizza from Little Caesars in Lexington, SC.

Lillian F., from 08-Apr-2014
"Great shopping and restaurants"
Score 4.0 / 5

The large shopping area near the hotel had everything you could want. Also went to the Vista area. It was beautiful and had lots of restaurants.

Shalene L., from 06-Mar-2014
"Fantastic Zoo"
Score 4.0 / 5

Love, love, love Riverbanks Zoo!

Bobbie F., from 15-Feb-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Columbia, SC shown above is 4.3 out of 5 based on 8 reviews
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