Carolina University Inn

1615 Gervais St., Columbia, SC 29201 United States (USA) near Exit 10 on I-77 (~3.9mi)
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3 Star property
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2.5/5

Based on 182 guest reviews

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  • Avg. Group Discount of 24.3%!
  • Fitness center on property
  • Hotel has 89 rooms
  • Hotel has 6 floors
  • Check in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check out time: 11:00AM
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy
  • Groups & Meetings rating of 10.0/10
  • Hotel has 4 meeting rooms

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Local Attractions

State Capitol, University of SC, EdVenture Children's Museum, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Convention Center and the Colonial Center USC Football Stadium.
2.5 out of 5. Based on 182 guest reviews

Property Description

Experience the grace and charm of one of the State's most historic hotels. Built on the site of the 19th Century Minnaugh Mansion- which served as headquarter for General Sherman when he marched on Columbia- the Clarion Hotel is conveniently located downtown,blocks from the State Capitol and the University of South Carolina. Starting August 2014, we will be under new construction and renovation as we build Columbia's first dual branded property soon to become the Hilton Garden Inn University and Home2 Suites University. Once complete in 2016 we will become the second largest hotel in downtown Columbia, SC.

Green Sustainability

No

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2007
Floors: 6
Rooms: 89
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 89
Handicap Rooms: 1
Suites: 1
Room Windows: Windows Don't Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 4 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 9000 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 400 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 0.5 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 5 pm - 10 pm
Pool Info: We do not have a pool.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
4 pm, 24 hours prior to arrival.
Nightly Parking: $0
Typical Group Deposit: 20%
Total Taxes: 14.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 7.00%
Occupancy Tax: 2.00%
City Tax: 3.00%
Food and Beverage Tax: 10.00%
Audio Visual Tax: 10.00%
Parking Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Cleaning Fee: 0.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee: 0.00 Per Item
Gym Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Additional Person Fee: 0.00 Per Person
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wired Internet Fee: 150.00 Per Day
Meeting Power Surcharge Fee: 50.00 Per Day
Food and Beverage Service Charge: 21.00%
Audio Visual Service Charge: 21.00%
Banquet Bartender Fees: 75.00 Per Function
Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost: 12.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost: 14.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost: 16.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Lunch Cost: 19.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost: 21.95 Per Person
Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost: 16.95 Per Person
Avg. Plated Dinner Cost: 21.95 Per Person
Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost: 24.95 Per Person
Morning Break Cost: 15.95 Per Person
Afternoon Break Cost: 15.95 Per Person
Banquet Gallon of Coffee: 29.00 Per Item
Banquet Soda: 2.25 Per Item
Banquet Bottled Water: 2.25 Per Item
Banquet Hosted Bar: 8.00 Per Person/Per Hour

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Bus parking
  • Central location
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Games room
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licensed bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: Showtime
  • Travellers cheques accepted

Airport & Shuttle Information

Columbia Airport is 15-20 minutes away.

Local Shuttle Info: n/a

Breakfast Information

Continental Breakfast Buffet $5.95 per person served 7 am - 10 am daily.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Previously known as:
Clarion Hotel Downtown

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Carolina University Inn

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Carolina University Inn.

Feel free to use the Carolina University Inn meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Columbia event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Palmetto Ballroom 100 x 45 x 11 4500256/32026224013517613540/3056004004
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Palmetto Ballroom

Palmetto Ballroom offers 4 salons divided by airwalls 25x45 each 1125 sq. ft.
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
4500 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
100 x 45 x 11 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Power Outlets:
10
Columns:
0
Windows:
0
Natural Light?:
No
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
No
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
Photo of Palmetto Ballroom

FAQs about Carolina University Inn

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00AM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Carolina University Inn have?

There are 89 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

Is there any meeting space at Carolina University Inn?

Yes, they have 4 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

What kind of breakfast is at Carolina University Inn?

Continental Breakfast Buffet $5.95 per person served 7 am - 10 am daily.

Is there a gym at Carolina University Inn?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there room service at Carolina University Inn?

Yes. Room service could have been improved. Almost all guests complained about the room service.

Are there rooms with kitchenettes?

Yes. Kitchenette needs more attention. All guests were unsatisfied with the kitchenette.

Testimonials:

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