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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 & Accommodations

Comfort Inn Columbia in Columbia 911 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210
  • 3-star Highway hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Bathroom is relatively clean
  • Hotel could use some updating
Hilton Columbia Center in Columbia 924 Senate St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • 4-star Downtown property
  • 20 suites in hotel
  • Great pool
  • The majority of guests said the wifi quality was bad
From$101
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Aloft Columbia Downtown - Columbia 823 Lady St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 107 rooms in hotel
From$129
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Hampton Inn Columbia Downtown Historic District - Columbia 822 Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • Great location and amenities
  • Clean, comfortable beds
From$125
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Hyatt Place Columbia Downtown Historic District in Columbia 819 Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 2 conference rooms in property
  • Great price
  • Entrance that wasn't blocked
From$109
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Inn at Usc Wyndham Garden
+1-866-429-5787
1619 Pendleton St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 4 meeting rooms in property
From$109
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Springhill Suites Columbia Downtown in Columbia 511 Lady St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Clean and modern facility
  • Great parking, according to 78%
From$99
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Staybridge Suites - Columbia 1913 Huger St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Free breakfast
  • Great parking, according to 81%
  • Most guests thought the service was very professional
From$109
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Homewood Suites Columbia Greystone 230 Greystone Blvd., Columbia, SC 29210
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 5 floors
  • Near city centre
  • Pool in need of cleaning
From$79
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Country Inn & Suites Columbia Airport 2245 Airport Blvd., Cayce, SC 29033 ~5.02 miles southwest of Columbia
  • 3-star Airport hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • Easily accessible by car and close to the airport
  • Professional service
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia / Southeast Ft. Jack - Columbia 201 East Exchange Blvd., Columbia, SC 29201
  • Two-star Suburban property
  • 6 floors in hotel
  • Very clean, attentive staff
  • Nice building
Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel in Columbia 1400 Main St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 3:00pm
  • About half of guests thought, the hotel was modern
  • 1 out of 2 guests thought the service was professional
From$118
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Columbia Marriott - Columbia 1200 Hampton St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Check-in time: 4:00pm
Courtyard Columbia Downtown at Usc 630 Assembly St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Shuttle from airport available
  • Great location
  • Most guests liked the proximity to sightseeing
From$109
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Columbia 501 Taylor St., Columbia, SC 29201
  • 3 star Downtown hotel
  • 4 floors in property
  • Nice rooms
  • Most guests liked the proximity to sightseeing
From$83
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The Inn at Claussen's - Columbia
+1-888-305-3366
2003 Greene, Columbia, SC 29205
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • 28 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Fantastic location
  • Excellent boutique hotel
Embassy Suites Columbia Greystone 200 Stoneridge Dr., Columbia, SC 29210
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • 11 conference rooms in property
  • Regular internet service
  • Room cleanliness is acceptable
From$99
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Hampton Inn in West Columbia 1094 Chris Dr., West Columbia, SC 29169 ~4.24 miles west of Columbia
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Clean hotel facilities
  • Beds were acceptable for 68%
Holiday Inn & Suites Columbia Airport 110 Mcswain Dr., West Columbia, SC 29169 ~4.26 miles west of Columbia
  • 3 star Airport property
  • Hotel has a green policy Read more
Best Western Executive Inn & Suites 1720 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
From$69
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Sleep Inn Columbia Northwest : 1901 Rockland Rd. 1901 Rockland Rd., Columbia, SC 29210
  • Affordable hotel
  • 4 suites in property
  • Location is great
  • Good business hotel
Ramada Limited - Columbia 1315 Garner Lane, Columbia, SC 29210
  • Low Cost Highway property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • There is no elevator
  • Very small pool
Rodeway Inn 500 Chris Dr., Columbia, SC 29169
  • 2-star Airport property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Columbia 200 Zimalcrest Dr., Columbia, SC 29210
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • 64 rooms in hotel
Sleep Inn Airport - West Columbia 2208 a Edmund Highway, West Columbia, SC 29170 ~4.72 miles southwest of Columbia
  • Economical Airport hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$66
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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.

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The Metropolitan of South Carolina

Columbia is the capital city of the state of South Carolina, and ­this beautiful place is full of attractions any tourists would want to see. Along it's wide and scenic avenues are situated the variety of historic sites, ranging from the Antebellum mansion to the home of a former slave who purchased his freedom, along with musical venues, shops, theatres, museums and a vibrant backdrop for it all. You can check out the large number of bars for a great night out in a foreign city, and find great hotels in Columbia for your stay.

The city also has rivers, lakes, parks, canals, and many Columbia hotels with quaint restaurants to simply kick back, relax, and enjoy your vacation. The city also houses the largest children's museum in all of Southern America, which is always fun and recreational if you are traveling with kids. Most people aren't aware of this little fact, but the name 'Columbia' came from a poetic term used to identify the United States, which was originally derived from the name of the great explorer, Christopher Columbus.

Finding Yourself an Affordable Get-Away

In metropolitan cities like Columbia, there are often a great number of cheap hotels catering to tourists who would rather spend on experiences than luxurious lodging. If you are on a budget trip, it's always a good idea to look for cheap hotels online, where you can even find good hotels offering amazing seasonal discounts sometimes. If not, you can choose among names like the Super 8, The Inn at Claussen's, Hyatt Place Columbia, or the Comfort Inn Ft. Jackson.

When in Search for a Fancy Accommodation

If you want to experience the finest of the city, a large number of Columbia hotels can offer you all that can make your holiday absolutely perfect. Hotels in Columbia are usually highly hospitable and accommodate your every need. Choose from the famous names like the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Hilton Garden Inn, Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, or the Hampton Inn, which are all very classy places to stay.

Try a Local Accommodation

In places like Columbia, you can also find many boutiques and independent hotels catering to tourists from every corner of the world. You will have an even better time if you choose a great boutique to spend your days in Columbia, like the Springhill Suites, The Comfort Inn, the 1425 Inn, or the Congaree Vista. You will be able to enjoy staying in a very nice facility with exceptional services and a welcoming air. When you plan to pay a visit to this city, make sure you do your research so that you don't have to run all over the place to find you were looking for. 

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
"I LOVE COLUMBIA"
Score 4.0 / 5

IT IS THE PLACE TO BE. THOSE WHO DO NOT LIVE HERE SHOULD STOP BY FOR A STAY. WE ARE A HOSPITALITY STATE.

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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