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Top 10 Hotels in Columbia

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2.5 out of 5
7525 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC
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$82/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.2/5Very Good! (827 reviews)

"Staff was nice room was clean. People treated us like we were the best"…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2019

Best Western Plus Columbia North East
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2.5 out of 5
7333 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC
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$89/night
Sep 16 - Sep 17
3.8/5Good! (1,082 reviews)

"Everything was wonderful; my second time staying at the property."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Columbia SE / Fort Jackson
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3.5 out of 5
200 Stoneridge Dr, Columbia, SC
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$124/night
Sep 30 - Oct 1
4/5Very Good! (935 reviews)

"There was a 2 inch gap from my room door to the door frame. You could see threw. I was to tired to change rooms. There was not a bell attendant. I place a chair in front of my door. The water fountain was not out in the lobby. Look a bit sad in the court yard."…"

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone
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3.5 out of 5
924 Senate St, Columbia, SC
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$129/night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
4.5/5Wonderful! (647 reviews)

"Very convenient to Colonial Life Arena. Minor mess-up at check-in regarding second room but issue was resolved effectively by the staff. Otherwise, our stay was fine, although we are still waiting for information regarding an item we accidentally left behind. Overall value was just ok...room rate ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Hilton Columbia Center
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3 out of 5
434 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC
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$93/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.5/5Wonderful! (493 reviews)

"Friendly staff. Nice place to stay. Dining available. Complimentary coffee. Classy place."…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn Harbison
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2.5 out of 5
450 Gracern Road, Columbia, SC
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$49/night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
2.9/5 (861 reviews)

"Staff were friendly and helpful. I felt welcomed. Stayed for one night to visit friends in area. Room was clean and was a little bigger than I expected. It was well laid out and everything was in good working order. Bed was comfortable. The breakfast included is bare minimum but just fine for me. ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Extended Stay America - Columbia - West - Interstate 126
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2.5 out of 5
5430 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC
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$54/night
Oct 6 - Oct 7
3.1/5 (1,506 reviews)

"Location is good and convenient Staff are very nice"…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Extended Stay America - Columbia - Ft. Jackson
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2.5 out of 5
220 E Exchange Blvd, Columbia, SC
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$69/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
3.8/5Good! (1,585 reviews)

"Loved the bed room was clean toilet handle hung you had to jiggle it so it would refill the tank"…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2019

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Columbia, SC
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2.5 out of 5
414 Piney Grove Road, Columbia, SC
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$70/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
3.8/5Good! (1,289 reviews)

"The staff were so friendly, polite & helpful. We had a lot of contact with Treginald & he was outstanding! The only complaint we had was concerning the TV...we couldn’t access all the channels so it was very frustrating that we missed some of our favorite TV shows. I mentioned it to Treginald but ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2019

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Columbia at Harbison, SC
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3 out of 5
150 Stoneridge Dr, Columbia, SC
$94/night
Sep 16 - Sep 17
3.5/5Good! (1,160 reviews)

"Hew rooms were clean and well appointed for the price I paid. Friendly staff too."…"

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

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Visiting Columbia

Travelers to Columbia give high marks for the fun sporting events, popular zoo, and college vibe. This city also attracts tourists with its live music, theaters, and restaurants. Top sights in the city include South Carolina State House, Colonial Life Arena, and Fort Jackson.

  • There are 169 hotels and other accommodations in Columbia
  • The closest major airport is in Columbia, SC (CAE-Columbia Metropolitan), 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Columbia

The city is well known for its live music and theaters, and cultural venues include Township Auditorium, Columbia Museum of Art, and EdVenture Children's Museum. Attractions like Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, South Carolina State Fairgrounds, and Frankie's Fun Park are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like South Carolina State House, Robert Mills Historic House and Park, and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.

In Columbia, you'll find 169 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect vacation. These are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • The 1425 Inn - With a stay at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and comfortable, quiet rooms.
  • Hotel Trundle - Our customers like the convenient parking and clean, comfortable rooms at this hotel. This 3-star hotel features free breakfast, free WiFi, and a fitness center.
  • Staybridge Suites Columbia - This 3-star hotel in Arsenal Hill features free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its overall value and central location.

Other favorite sights in Columbia include Colonial Life Arena, Fort Jackson, and Williams Brice Stadium. One of the top places to see outside the city is Lake Murray, located 13.4 mi (21.6 km) from the city center.

Getting Around Columbia

To venture out into the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Columbia Station or Camden Station. Columbia might not have many public transit options so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Columbia

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 73°F during the day and 35°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 92°F, while the average at night is 49°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 93°F with nighttime averages of 61°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 81°F and nighttime averages of 35°F
  • Columbia gets about 45.39 inches of rain per year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 92°F, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 37°F

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