First and foremost, if you're going to come to Columbia, stay at the Tiger. The location is the best in town since it's in the middle of downtown with all the best restaurants, bars, and the Mizzou campus, within walking distance. Inside, the hotel was absolutely gorgeous. I loved the fact they kept the old lamps from when the hotel was built in the twenties, especially in the large ballroom they have. At the same time, I was really impressed though that the rooms were very modern, we especially had too much fun playing with the electric blinds. The bathrooms were also huge and very, very nice. The atmosphere really can't be beat, you feel like you're really visiting somewhere special in Columbia, but also staying somewhere really fun.
That being said, they don't have a pool, but they do have a gym and great quick room service. We ate lunch at the cafe attached to the hotel, called the Velvet Cupcake, and it was delicious. The cafe is called the Velvet Cupcake because of the huge and amazing cupcakes they specialize in. We were sure to each get a different flavor of cupcake and taste many different ones. My favorite was definitely the tiramisu, although admittedly the red velvet was great too.
The staff was also very nice and friendly. I was relieved to find they had valet service, so no looking for a parking spot downtown.
All in all, I really enjoyed this hotel. It just can't be beat in Columbia, and I know this from experience. I'm looking forward to when I get to come back (and try more cupcakes of course).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tiger Hotel is a newly renovated, 4 star luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Columbia, just steps from the university campus and within walking distance to many bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. At The Tiger Hotel we pride ourselves on creating the best guest experience possible, this includes valet parking, Molton Brown amenities, deep soaker tubs, high thread count bedding, digital housekeeping signs, automatic blinds, room service until midnight and much more.We welcome you to experience what luxury feels like at The Tiger Hotel! ... more less
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