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“Visiting Our daughter at Carolina” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hilton Columbia Center

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Hilton Columbia Center
Ranked #11 of 94 Hotels in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Visiting Our daughter at Carolina”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

This was our third stay as our daughter has been enrolled at University of South Carolina.
It's not inexpensive, but is conveniently located to campus and Gervais Street for dining.
It is modern, clean and a good choice.
I mentioned upon making the reservation that it was my wife's and my wedding anniversary weekend.
We were surprised upon check-in by a bottle of sparking wine and a nice note waiting in our room.
While it was not my selection/style, they definitely went above and beyond by doing this and deserve recognition.
I would not hesitate to book here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Brad C
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Dear Brad C from Atlanta, Georgia,

Thank you for your recent review of the Hilton Columbia Center. We are so happy you found the hotel to be modern, clean, and a good choice for staying in Columbia while visiting your daughter attending the University of South Carolina. I'm glad you were surprised by the bottle of champagne in your room in celebration of your wedding anniversary weekend! If we can do anything to make a future visit to Columbia more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to let us know. We look forward to seeing you soon!!!

Sincerely,

Tony Tam, General Manager--Hilton Columbia Center
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Palatine, IL, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Stayed at the Columbia Center Hilton with my daughter during her Orientation at USC. The hotel is located just off campus and near a local dining and entertainment center. Also just steps from the Capitol. Pool area is a nice little quiet oasis. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I left my IPad and they ensured it was mailed to my home. I hope it is the first of many stays to come

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Robert P
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear Robert P,

Thank you for your recent review of the Hilton Columbia Center. I am so glad to have you as our guest for the next few years as your daughter's at USC studying. I will make sure to let the staff know of your great comments about them. If we can do anything to make a future visit to Columbia more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to let us know. THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS AND THANK YOU FOR THE 5 STAR REVIEW!!!!!

Sincerely yours,

Tony Tam, General Manager--Hilton Columbia Center
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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

I recently stayed at Hilton Downtown Columbia and everyone from the front desk clerk to the maintenance guy were overly helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone who just needs a night away or coming into town for business. The hotel is close to everything downtown and has a Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in the lobby for an amazing meal. Keep up the good work!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bob M
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear Bob M,

Thank you for your recent review of the Hilton Columbia Center. I am so happy that your enjoyed your stay and would be back many times. If we can do anything to make a future visit to Columbia more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to let us know. THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS AND THANK YOU FOR THE 5 STAR REVIEW!!!!

Sincerely,

Tony Tam, General Manager--Hilton Columbia Center
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

My wife and I were in town with our grandchildren. The staff was so helpful and friendly. They gave us suggestions of where we could carry the children to have some fun. The Children's Museum and Riverbanks Zoo were great. A visit to the historic Capitol building was informative also. With all the museums in the area, there was plenty to do. After our day trips we were able to come back and relax by the pool with the kids. The exercise room was relaxing after a day out. The adjoining rooms were so nice, clean and spacious. A bonus was having a Ruth's Chris restaurant in the hotel for our meals. My wife and I are looking forward to our next stay at the Hilton Columbia Center. This was definitely a five star stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Dannie G
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Dear Dannie G,

Thank you for your recent review of the Hilton Columbia Center. I am so happy that you had a fantastic stay and enjoyed all of the amenities of the Hilton. If we can do anything to make a future visit to Columbia more enjoyable please do not hesitate to let us know. Thank you for YOUR VISIT AND YOUR 5 STAR REVIEW.

Sincerely,

Tony Tam, General Manager--HIlton Columbia Center
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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

Going out on the town in Columbia? Particularly in The Vista, which is a more much more mature area than 5 points (which is more of a college party area), The Hilton serves as a great starting point. Park your car in their secure garage, walk through The Hilton Hallway from the garage and feel like a king. Have a drink and an appetizer at The Posh Ruth's Chris Bar (or even dinner of course as their food and service are always a treat in Upscale Dining) then stroll over to The Vista where you'll find dozens of places to explore like Urban Outfitters or The State Capital (which is an awesome walk at night). The Hilton is clean, the staff seem to all be trained in 5 star hospitality, and the ambiance is exemplary and worthy of The Name Hilton. Enjoy!

Room Tip: Get a Corner Room if you can, the views are awesome!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Ashley B
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Dear Ashley B,

Thank you for your recent visit to the Hilton Columbia Center. I am so glad that your experience and stay at the HIlton made you feel like a "KING". I will make sure that the entire hotel and restaurant staff got a great compliment from you. If we can do anything to make a future visit to Columbia more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to let us know. THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS AND THE 5 STAR REVIEW.

Sincerely,

Tony Tam, General Manager--Hilton Columbia Center
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Recently stayed at the Hilton Columbia for a staycation to get away for a concert downtown. The room was clean, comfortable and met our expectations. The front desk and valet staff were friendly and accommodating. Although only for a night we felt right at home.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LakeMurraySunset
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear LakeMurraySunset

Thank you for your recent review of the Hilton Columbia Center. The name of your review, "Everything is Prefect", is the goal that our hotel and staff try to provide with each and every guest stay. I am so happy you enjoyed our staff and though our hotel to be clean and comfortable. If we can do anything to make an additional future stay more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to let us know. THANK YOU FOR YOUR REVIEW AND THANK YOU FOR THE 5 STARS!!!!!

Sincerely,

Tony Tam, General Manager--Hilton Columbia Center
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Gainesville, Florida
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

My husband and kids stayed at this beautiful hotel while delivering our son to USC. From the moment you walk in you know the Hilton Columbia is something special. The front desk staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The bell staff was equally as accommodating for all of our needs. The guest rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated. Our rooms were impeccably cleaned and ready for our arrival. This hotel has a Ruth's Chris in the lobby which is exquisite and I highly recommend dining there at least once during your stay. However, there is a plethora of restaurants to satisfy every palate from pizza to sushi and all bites in between right outside the steps of the hotel if you are looking for something different. We also visited the yogurt shop and the cupcake shop within walking distance. The hotel is ideally located on the Congaree Vista so there are not only restaurants but plenty of shops and night life too.

We lounged by the pool one afternoon and the kids had a blast. We visited the campus which is close by and the zoo is only a short drive away. If you are visiting Columbia the Hilton Columbia should be your only choice in hotels. We are sure to stay there again and again....and again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank TheCrownJules
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Dear TheCrownJules from Gainesville, Florida,

Thank you for your recent review of the Hilton Columbia Center. I am so glad that you and your family had a fantastic stay during your visit to Columbia. I will make sure that the entire staff knows that you guys gave them kudos for the visit. If we can do anything to make a future visit to Columbia more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to let us know. WE GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS AND THANK YOU FOR THE 5 STAR REVIEW!!!!!

Sincerely,

Tony Tam, General Manager--Hilton Columbia Center
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Property: Hilton Columbia Center
Address: 924 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201-3158
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Columbia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Columbia
#12 Romantic Hotel in Columbia
#14 Business Hotel in Columbia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton Columbia Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 222
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant in atmosphere and striking in detail, the Hilton® Columbia Center is ideally located in the center of the financial, entertainment and historic district. Our hotel provides a spacious haven for business and leisure travelers coming to Columbia, South Carolina. Enjoy our graceful combination of historical architectural elements with modern facilities, chic design, and Southern hospitality....Hilton-style. We feature 222 signature guestrooms and suites including 2 Presidential Suites, 12 Executive Suites, and 3 Junior Suites - all surprisingly spacious and inviting. Each of our guestrooms and suites was decorated with warm rich earth tones and elegant dark woods, floor-to-ceiling windows to entice business travelers and vacationers alike. We offer all the amenities needed to ensure an unforgettable experience each time you stay with us. ... more   less 
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