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Columbia Pennsylvania Hotels & Motels

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The Columbia center point is about 3 miles west of Red Rose Indoor Arena and 4 miles west of Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre.

When the hustle and bustle of city life get you down, head to Lancaster County and the charming town of Columbia. Once known as Wright's Ferry, Columbia is a small town nestled on the banks of the Susquehanna River. While it has a quaint rural feel, it lies just 28 miles from Harrisburg and 89 miles from Philadelphia. More from this guide...

Columbia Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Comfort Inn Lancaster County - Columbia
+1-888-389-4121
3903 Abel Dr., Columbia, PA 17512
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • 2 suites in property
Sleep Inn & Suites : 310 Primrose Lane
+1-888-675-2083
310 Primrose Lane, Mountville, PA 17554 ~2.88 miles east of Columbia
  • Two star Suburban property
  • Check-in: 3:00
  • Restful environment
  • About half of guests thought the shower was ok
Mainstay Suites of Lancaster County - Mountville
+1-800-716-8490
314 Primrose Lane, Mountville, PA 17554 ~2.89 miles east of Columbia
  • Low Cost Suburban property
  • 3 floors in property
From$69
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Heritage Hotel Lancaster : 500 Centerville Rd.
+1-800-805-5223
500 Centerville Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601 ~4.42 miles east of Columbia
  • 3-star Highway hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
  • Most guests said the breakfast was too expensive
  • No continetal breakfast
From$65
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Candlewood Suites Lancaster West
+1-888-965-1860
100 South Tree Dr., Lancaster, PA 17603 ~4.60 miles east of Columbia
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • 85 sleeping rooms in hotel
Days Inn & Suites Wyndham Lancaster Amish Country
+1-888-788-5576
2929 Hempland Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601 ~4.63 miles east of Columbia
  • Cheap Rural hotel
  • Hotel has 12 suites
Warehouse Hotel
+1-888-897-9207
75 Champ Blvd., Manheim, PA 17545 ~5.64 miles northeast of Columbia
  • Three Star Rural property
  • 8 suites in hotel
From$89
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Comfort Suites Manheim Lancaster in Manheim
+1-888-311-4278
543 Champ Blvd., Manheim, PA 17545 Website ~5.72 miles northeast of Columbia
  • Affordable Rural property
  • Free comp. breakfast
Hampton Inn & Suites Mount Joy / Lancaster West : 2301 Strickler Rd.
+1-888-469-4795
2301 Strickler Rd., Manheim, PA 17545 ~5.73 miles north of Columbia
  • 3-star property
From$80
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Travelodge by Wyndham Lancaster Amish Country
+1-888-734-9421
2101 Columbia Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603 ~6.14 miles east of Columbia
  • Low-priced Suburban property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Residence Inn Lancast Marriott in Lancaster
+1-888-841-5292
1450 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 ~7.62 miles east of Columbia
  • Affordable property
  • 5 floors in property
Americas Best Value Inn
+1-888-455-5160
1320 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603 ~7.84 miles east of Columbia
  • Cheap Downtown property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Comfortable
  • Paper thin walls
Hilton Garden Inn Lancaster : 101 Granite Run Dr.
+1-888-965-8297
101 Granite Run Dr., Lancaster, PA 17601 ~8.01 miles east of Columbia
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Lancaster - Lancaster
+1-888-906-6358
150 Granite Run Dr., Lancaster, PA 17601 ~8.01 miles east of Columbia
  • Mid-scale Highway hotel
  • Check in time: 15:00
  • Great room
  • Location is favourable and rooms are clean
Homewood Suites by Hilton in Lancaster
+1-888-749-6785
200 Granite Run Dr., Lancaster, PA 17601 ~8.14 miles east of Columbia
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • Generally very clean
  • Beds need improvement
From$130
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Lancaster Inn & Suites : 1475 Lancaster Rd.
+1-888-878-9982
1475 Lancaster Rd., Manheim, PA 17545 ~8.50 miles northeast of Columbia
  • Low priced Rural hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
Lancaster Arts Hotel - Lancaster
+1-888-389-4485
300 Harrisburg Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603 ~8.75 miles east of Columbia
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • 3 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Most guests thought the furniture was functional
  • Great location
From$119
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Lancaster : 1584 Fruitville Pike
+1-888-389-4121
1584 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 ~8.78 miles east of Columbia
  • Affordable property
  • 123 suites in property
From$90
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SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Elizabethtown Hershey
+1-888-675-2083
147 Merts Dr., Elizabethtown, PA 17022-8803 ~8.86 miles northwest of Columbia
  • Three Star Rural property
  • Has environment-friendly policy Read more
  • Popular among families
  • Great cinnamon buns
Holiday Inn Express Elizabethtown - Elizabethtown
+1-800-716-8490
147 Merts Dr., Elizabethtown, PA 17022 ~8.91 miles northwest of Columbia
  • 3-star Rural property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
From$117
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Hotel Brunswick : 151 North Queen St.
+1-800-805-5223
151 North Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17608 ~9.04 miles east of Columbia
  • Affordable property
  • Check-in time: 16:00
Holiday Inn Lancaster - Lancaster
+1-888-965-1860
26 East Chestnut St., Lancaster, PA 17602 ~9.07 miles east of Columbia
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Hotel has a green policy See more
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square - Lancaster
+1-888-788-5576
25 South Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603 ~9.08 miles east of Columbia
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • 26 meeting rooms in property
From$149
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
Clarion Inn & Suites - Lancaster
+1-888-897-9207
1492 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 ~9.16 miles east of Columbia
  • Economy Highway hotel
  • 7 suites in hotel
  • Breakfast was included
  • Elliptical was broken
Cork Factory Hotel a Historic Hotel of America - Lanacaster
+1-888-311-4278
480 New Holland Ave., Lanacaster, PA 17602 ~9.63 miles east of Columbia
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Great parking, according to 86%
  • Good accessibility by car
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Columbia, PA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Columbia hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Quakers established Columbia in 1726. The construction of Wright's Ferry in 1730, which gave the township one of its first names, helped Columbia grow. The Civil War took its toll on Columbia, but the tight-knit community rebuilt with an economy based around transport and manufacturing.

While other towns grew, Columbia's population has been relatively stable at around 10,400 since the late 20th century. Not that the locals mind — other towns progress, but Columbia nurtures its small-town feel and relaxed pace. Enjoy the serenity on your next Pennsylvania vacation.

When are the best times to visit Columbia, PA?

It's hard to resist the allure of Columbia in the summer. With average temperatures in the low to mid-80s, the local weather is warm without being hot. If you do start feeling sweaty, you can always cool off in the Susquehanna River. Columbia is at its busiest during this season though, so be prepared for higher-than-average accommodation prices, if you can find accommodation at all.

Early fall has similar weather conditions without the high hotel prices. September temperatures sit in the mid-70s before they fall away to the mid-60s in October. Late spring is also warm, but with more rainfall than any other month, showers can put a damper on a May vacation.

You'll need a thick skin to enjoy a winter getaway in Columbia, with temperatures hovering around the 40-degree mark daily throughout the season. While there are some great hotel deals after the festive season, most agree the freezing conditions are reason enough to postpone.

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

seasonality of hotel rates in Columbia

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average price patterns by star rating class in Columbia, PA. Analyze these line graphs to calculate the best months to make a reservation in Columbia for your upcoming travels.

Where are the luxury hotels near Columbia, PA?

4 Star Average Prices: $174.50

When you want to feel pampered, head to one of the luxury hotels in the Columbia area. These high-end establishments treat guests to the very best rooms, facilities, and service money can buy.

The Inn at Leola Village, 14 miles away, will make you feel like a VIP the moment you step through the door. Each room and suite has its own character. Plush bedding, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and microwaves and fridges in most rooms help you feel right at home. Sweat it out in the on-site gym or enjoy a more relaxed challenge in the billiards room. Breakfasts are made to order each morning in Osteria Avanti. This friendly Italian restaurant also serves comfort food for lunch and dinner. For something more refined, visit the hotel's other acclaimed restaurant, Te.

Lancaster Arts Hotel is a more contemporary alternative for travelers who enjoy the finest things in life. It began life as a tobacco warehouse and still retains an edgy, industrial vibe. Original artworks and handcrafted furnishings help soften the brick walls and exposed beams of each guestroom. Tech lovers will appreciate the iPod docking stations, flat-screen high-definition TVs, and Wi-Fi access. Partnerships with local farms and dairies help the on-site restaurant John J. Jeffries serve some of the area's most beautiful seasonal dishes.

What affordable hotel options are around Columbia, PA?

3 Star Average Prices: $135.89

From household names to unique boutiques, the Columbia area has several great hotels for budget-conscious travelers. When you need little more than a clean space to spend the night, you'll appreciate these low-cost accommodation alternatives.

Heritage Hotel Lancaster, around 4.5 miles outside Columbia, is a charming boutique hotel with more features than you might expect for the money. Its recently renovated rooms feature microwave ovens, refrigerators, flat-screen TVs, and in-room Wi-Fi access. Enjoy a light snack and beverage at Lobby Coffee Bar or indulge in heartier fare at Loxley's Restaurant, a unique two-story eatery with an alfresco patio area and tree house. With an exercise room and outdoor pool on-site, working off those vacation calories is a cinch. Well-behaved pets under 40 pounds are always welcome, although a small nightly fee applies.

Rodeway Inn & Suites Amish County, also in Lancaster, doesn't have quite as much character but it's a reliable choice for travelers who prefer staying with a familiar accommodation brand. The décor in its rooms is a little dated, but they have everything you need including modern TVs, microwaves, fridges, and coffee makers for your early-morning caffeine fix. There's more coffee downstairs in the lobby and in the breakfast area, where hotel staff lay out a complimentary continental buffet each morning. Visit during summer to enjoy splashing about in the seasonal outdoor swimming pool.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Columbia

2 Star Average Prices: $104.83

2 Star Hotel Prices in Columbia

What are the best hotels in the Columbia, PA for group discounts?

Several hotels in the Columbia area discount their regular room rates for selected travelers. Remember to present your valid identification at the check-in desk to qualify for the savings.

Comfort Inn Lancaster County is one of the few hotels in downtown Columbia. Guests don't just enjoy convenience; AAA and CAA members, seniors and auto club members, government and military personnel, and groups needing 10 rooms or more all receive discounts. Those savings make this already affordable local hotel more attractive. Its recently renovated rooms feature comfortable beds, flat-screen TVs, work desks, and practical appliances. Some even have kitchenettes and hot tubs! The Comfort Inn's free hot breakfast is the perfect way to start the day. The hotel also has its own gym, business center, and heated indoor pool.

Sleep Inn & Suites of Lancaster County is another Choice Hotels property offering similar discounts to the Comfort Inn. It's conveniently located in Mountville, less than 3 miles away from Columbia and next to Scoops Ice Cream & Grill. Its modern rooms feature flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, and large mirrors for touching up your makeup. Book a suite for more space and in-room microwave and fridges. The free Morning Medley buffet has your favorite hot and cold breakfast treats. The hotel also has its own gym, business center, event space, hot tub, and indoor heated pool for year-round swimming fun.

What hotels in Columbia, PA have the best value?

The glowing reviews of past travelers can't be wrong. The following establishments are renowned for delivering the value many business travelers and leisure seekers crave.

The Warehouse Hotel, located inside Spooky Nook Sports, North America's largest indoor sports center, is the perfect choice for active travelers. Guests enjoy access to all The Nook's facilities including indoor rock climbing walls, Ninja Warrior training course, and a 200-meter indoor running track. The well-appointed rooms feature hypoallergenic beds, fridges, and large 40-inch flat-screen TVs. American classics are always on the menu at Forklift & Palate Restaurant, the on-site restaurant. Fast Wi-Fi, coffee, and parking are all included in your room rate. The service desk is also attended 24/7 to solve any problems you have, day or night.

Comfort Suites Manheim - Lancaster is a more traditional choice that's been a popular option for visiting travelers for decades. Also on Champ Street, the Comfort Suites prides itself on clean, comfortable rooms and friendly service. All rooms feature microwaves and fridges, appliances often reserved for expensive suites. You'll also sleep like a baby on the premium beds. Comfort Suites doesn't charge extra for its Wi-Fi, parking, or the hot breakfast buffet it delivers every morning. Instead of a seasonal pool, Comfort Suites ensures its guests can swim all year round with an indoor heated pool on-site.

What are the top attractions in Columbia, PA?

Columbia might be a small town, but its fascinating attractions draw visitors from across the state and further afield.

Wright's Ferry Mansion is the oldest house still standing in Columbia. Susanna Wright, a descendant of Columbia's first settler John Wright, built to the home in 1783 to share with her brother James and his wife, Rhoda. The home, which still contains much of its original furniture and other artifacts, is open for daily tours.

The National Watch and Clock Museum is of the few museums of its kind in the world. With more than 12,000 artifacts, it also has North America's largest horological collection. Highlights historic English tallcase clocks, the world's largest collection of 19th-century American clocks and watches, and the magnificent Engle Clock, dubbed the eighth wonder of the world.
Visitors also enjoy strolling the streets of the Columbia Historic District and admiring its Late Victorian period architecture.

Notable buildings including the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and School, the Columbia Town Hall, the and Reading and Columbia Freight Station. The Columbia Historic District earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

Ice cream lovers shouldn't miss the Turkey Hill Experience. Learn more about the Turkey Hill Dairy and the company's famous ice creams and iced teas before creating your very own flavor! There are unlimited ice cream and iced tea samples too, so bring your appetite!

With friendly locals and a relaxed vibe, Columbia is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. Accommodation is limited though, so visit Hotel Planner to book yours when you start planning your Lancaster County getaway.

FAQs about hotels in Columbia

What are the best rated hotels in Columbia?

Comfort Suites Manheim Lancaster, Hampton Inn & Suites York South and Warehouse Hotel are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the upper-end hotels in Columbia?

Lancaster Arts Hotel, Doubletree Resort by Hilton Hotel Lancaster and Hotel Rock Lititz are the top 3 luxury hotels near Columbia city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Columbia?

Comfort Inn Lancaster County, Sleep Inn & Suites, and Mainstay Suites of Lancaster County are the properties closest to Columbia city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Columbia cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Columbia can be as cheap as $104.83 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Columbia cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Columbia has been $135.89 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a high-end hotel in Columbia cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Columbia has been $174.50 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Columbia?

Warehouse Hotel, Lancaster Arts Hotel and Fulton Steamboat Inn are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Columbia?

Residence Inn Lancast Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Lancaster are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Columbia?

Comfort Suites Manheim Lancaster, Comfort Inn Lancaster County and Sleep Inn & Suites are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Columbia?

Candlewood Suites York, Candlewood Suites Lancaster West and Holiday Inn Express Elizabethtown are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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