For the past 16 months I have been a regular business guest at this location with stays on average of three days every six weeks.
The rooms are standard mid-tier Marriott with thin doors to the outside hallway.
Hotel is generally very clean and I have never had an issue except for the random stray hair.
Bedding is the typical heavily used sheeting and could use an upgrade.
What hurts this hotel is the complete lack of a business center. The facility demands, due to its location, a 24 hour room with parcel service, copier, computers and wireless printers/scanners for those with their own PC.
The concierge lounge is always packed early for an acceptable breakfast and it is a MUST that you have access.
However, even the printer in the concierge lounge is always out of paper or toner.
Internet is reliable and typically slow for the free option. As with any business traveler an investment in your own mifi device is recommended.
Staff is excellent and friendly - in particular the bell staff and a fine man named Eugene who is there during the day. He is a gentleman who cares about all he meets. An asset to be applauded.
In short: the staff deserves a better facility even though there has been a lobby upgrade within the past six months.
I will always return - that is the important part of the review.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visit Columbia Marriott, a top choice among hotels in Columbia, SC and a hotel located in the vibrant downtown Columbia area near the University of South Carolina. Our hotel offers some of the finest accommodations in Columbia, SC. To meet our guests' needs, the Columbia Marriott hotel has remodeled guest rooms, lobby, meeting space, and restaurant and bar. Stay with us and you'll enjoy generous amenities such as pillow-top mattresses, 42" flat panel televisions, and wireless Internet access for plenty of entertainment. Our 28,000 square feet of space makes our Columbia, SC hotel a favorite choice for businesses and social functions in Columbia. Just minutes from popular destinations, including Columbia Museum of Art, Riverbanks Zoo, the state capitol, Colonial Life Arena, and Williams Brice Stadium, Columbia Marriott is close to many popular attractions. Guests are welcome to take advantage of our indoor pool and on-site fitness center. Reserve a room today. ... more less
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