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Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District
Ranked #4 of 93 Hotels in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Reviewed 11 July 2014

An exceptional facility with especially exceptional staff and very convenient to the University of South Carolina. The Liberty Tap Room & Bar, in a space adjacent to the hotel, was an added convenience with good food and very reasonable prices.

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LenG-Manager, Manager at Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Dear John C,
Thank you so very much for your wonderful comments about the Hampton Inn Downtown Columbia Historic District. We are glad to hear about your stay and how much you enjoyed our "exceptional" property. We agree that our location and staff make it the number one choice in Columbia, South Carolina. Please come back and see us again real soon and we assure you that you will be met with the same friendly smiles as your most recent stay. Have a great day!!
Sincerely,

Len Gilbert
Assistant General Manager
Hampton Inn - Downtown Historic District
822 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

All the best eating places are within a couple of miles, many within easy walking distance. Starbuck's is located just across the street...but you may not need it because Hampton Inn coffee is amazing! While I was there I visited my daughter and enjoyed shopping places like Target, World Market, and Trader Joe's...all of which were just a short drive. I really can't wait to go back; and I always enjoy staying in this clean, friendly hotel.

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LenG-Manager, Manager at Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Dear THAbel,

On behalf of the staff and management team, I want to personally thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent accommodation needs. We love our downtown location and we are so glad you were able to enjoy all of the restaurants and shops! We strive to make every stay feel like it is home away from home. Thank you again for your kind words on TripAdvisor! It was such a pleasure having you stay with us, come back soon!

Best Wishes,

Brittany Begley
Guest Service Representative
Hampton Inn -Historic District
822 Gervais Street
Columbia, Sc 29201

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Hampton Inn was clean, reasonably priced, excellent breakfast, and in the middle of the Vista area. The employees were very courteous, the lobby and room were very clean, and the room was surprisingly large.

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LenG-Manager, Manager at Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Dear Hope S,

On behalf of the staff and management team, I want to personally thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent accommodation needs. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us positive feedback on TripAdvisor. We are so happy you were able to enjoy the location of hotel, in the heart of the Vista. It was a such pleasure having you stay at our property! We look forward to seeing you again!

Best Regards,
Brittany Begley
Guest Services Representative
Hampton Inn- Historic District
Columbia, SC 29201

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

We just stayed here for the second time and we love the location, the price, and the helpfulness of the staff. We were 3 floors below the construction but could still hear tapping for a couple hrs. at the end of the workday. Hard to stay in a hotel during construction especially in a small hotel. It is a cute small hotel and they offer lots of perks like breakfast, afternoon cookies, fruit and then great food from 6-7 that area restaurants send over. There are great restaurants across the street and within a few blocks there are many more! And a short walk up the street lands you in front of the beautiful State Capital Building. And close to campus too. We will stay here many times over the next 4 years.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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LenG-Manager, Front Office Manager at Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Dear shirmy,

On behalf of the staff and management team, I want to personally thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent accommodation needs. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for our property on TripAdvisor. We are so glad you have chosen to repeatedly stay with us. Thank you so much for your kind comments and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to a renovated Hampton Inn!

Thanks,

Casey Dornhecker
Front Office Manager
Hampton Inn - Downtown Historic District
822 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Parking is really bad at this hotel. Large dumpsters are taking up limited spaces due to remodeling. The rooms really need upgrades since the electric outlets at the nightstand don't work. There are several restaurants around within walking distance, but they seem to be mostly bars. I wasn't impressed with the stores around the downtown area. The taxes are outrageous for this hotel. They even tax parking, which was 12.96 each night. You can stay in better hotels for less outside of downtown.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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LenG-Manager, Front Office Manager at Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Dear Mark F.,

On behalf of the staff and management team, I want to personally thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent accommodation needs. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for our property on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear about your recent experience with our parking lot, that kind of situation is not typical of our Hampton. We have arrangements with the local business' around our property for overflow parking to prevent this situation from happening. As you know, our hotel is going through renovation and are steadily working on upgrading everything. Thank you again for staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you in the future!

Sincerely,

Casey Dornhecker
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Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown Historic District

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

This is everything that you would expect from a Hampton Inn. Location is good for the city and dining. The location is convenient to the capitol and Univ of SC. Many solid dining choices within walking distance. Parking lot is tight if you are driving a bigger car.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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LenG-Manager, Front Office Manager at Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Dear Craig H.,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to Columbia! We appreciate your kind comments and feedback about our property and its convenient location. We're glad that you were able to enjoy some of the surrounding restaurants and nightlife in the Vista area. We look forward to welcoming you in the future!

Sincerely,

Casey Dornhecker
Front Office Manager
Hampton Inn - Downtown Historic District
822 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

We got a room on a floor under construction. Upon check-in, we were asked to "disregard the carpet." Turns out, there was much more going on than just ripped-up carpet. The entire floor was under intense construction and ours and one other were the only habitable rooms. There was a strong smell of sheetrock dust and paint the air, and construction began bright and early the next morning. Not the best experience. However, the drink desk staff upon check out went above and beyond to compensate us for the inconvenience. I'm sure once renovations are done, this Hampton Inn will be back up to its expected 5 star reviews.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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LenG-Manager, Front Office Manager at Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Dear clcl11,

On behalf of the staff and management team, I want to personally thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent accommodation needs. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for our property on TripAdvisor. We are so glad you stopped in Columbia and stayed with us; we are very proud of our staff and am glad to hear they were accommodating to you.

Thank you so much for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Hampton Inn post renovation!

Sincerely,

Casey Dornhecker
Front Office Manager
Hampton Inn - Downtown Historic District
822 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Casey.Dornhecker@Hilton.com

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Additional Information about Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District

Address: 822 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201-3126
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Columbia
#6 Romantic Hotel in Columbia
#9 Family Hotel in Columbia
#13 Business Hotel in Columbia
Price Range: £103 - £251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn Columbia - Downtown Historic District 2.5*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hampton Inn® hotel in Columbia-Downtown Historic District is located at the heart of the Vista surrounded by over 30 bars and restaurants, less than a mile from the University of South Carolina, the South Carolina State Capitol, the Convention Center, the Colonial Life Arena, 10 minute drive to the Williams Brice Stadium, and most major museums. Get a feel for the southern charm by browsing our local specialty shops just outside our door, or get up close to history at the South Carolina Statehouse-both are within easy reach of our hotel in Columbia. Dig into more history at the South Carolina State Museum, the largest in the state. Our Columbia hotel also gives you easy access to nature wonders like Congaree National Park, one of the last old-growth forests in the south teeming with wildlife and our nearby local river walk, the Riverfront Park, only a mile away and just one exit away from the Riverbanks Zoo. You can also browse masterpieces by Monet at the Columbia Museum of Art. Our parking closed lot is located in the back of the hotel on Lincoln street with a small fee. Any other questions on our property please call us to speak to one of our Guest Service Representatives! ... more   less 
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