Checked into our Comfort Suites on 501 Taylor Street in Columbia, South Carolina at mid afternoon on 15 September 2005. I had booked the room for three nights back in October 2004 at a government rate of $65 a night. We had called several times before checking in to see if everything was ok so we expected no problems. When we arrived I was told that they needed to see my government id for checkin...After presenting the id, I was asked for my official orders to get the government rate. No being on official duty, I didn't have any...I have stayed at many Choice Hotels without ever showing my id...The manager on duty, Ernest, told me we could have the room for $92 a night instead an dwe took the price. This was a big football weekend in Columbia and a room for less wasn't available...
After signing in, we went up to our room to unpack. The room was a mini-suite complete with king size bed and a separate area for a couch.
This hotel is located just minutes from most things downtown. The hotel serves a good continental breakfast complete with waffles, eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy.
For the most part this hotel was very good. While staying there one individual really went above and beyond to see that our stay was great. Her name is Amanda and she was fabulous!
While in Columbia we walked to the state capitol, toured the downtown area, went to the zoo and kicked the barnyard out of the gamecocks!
I will stay at this choicehotel property again...
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown Hotel Columbia
- Holiday Inn Express And Suites Columbia Downtown
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown Hotel
- Comfort Suites Columbia
- Columbia Comfort Suites
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Historic District of Downtown Columbia, SC and just minutes away from USC, Finley Park, and Columbia Metropolitan Civic Center. We offer free hot breakfast, free wired and wireless high speed internet, manager reception Mon - Thurs, free local calls, and 32 inch HDTV's in every room! Whether here on business or leisure, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia has what you are looking for. ... more less
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