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Review of Hilton Columbia Center

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Hilton Columbia Center
Ranked #10 of 94 Hotels in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
orlando, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just visiting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

This was an excellent hotel...I am extremely picky and I didn't have one compliant. The room was very clean and the front desk was very helpful. I would stay again and recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Vanessa S
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
Dear Vanessa S from Orlando,

Thank you for your recent review of the HIlton Columbia. Your review of our hotel being excellent is what we strive to deliver to every guest that steps though our doors. I goal is to continue to be the hotel leader in our market. If we can do anything to make a future visit to Columbia even more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Thank you again for your business and THANK YOU FOR YOUR 5 STAR REVIEW!

Sincerely,

Tony Tam, General Manager--Hilton Columbia Center
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Apex, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

5 star hotel on a 2-3 star budget. beds were amazing--planned on going to the zoo that day but just stayed in bed instead. late check out was great. only complaint is you have to pay $12 to park or $22 for valet. thats a bit much, however the parking garage made for very easy access into the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jenn2412
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, 30 August 2014
Dear jenn2412 from Apex,

Thank you for your recent review of the Hilton Columbia Center. The title says it all--AWESOME. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with your guests. 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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Spotsylvania, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

First checked into Room 207 only to find out that the bed was not made. Called the front desk and we were relocated to Room 220. The most uncompfortable bed I have ever slept in. The bed linens were great and the other aspects of the room were as well but with not being able to sleep in the bed those things dont really matter. After only getting around 2 hours sleep the first night on the second night thinking I would definately sleep regardless of compfort of bed there was construction in the new building next door at 1 am. Myself along with most other guests called the front desk complaining to no avail. Would opt for the Hampton Inn on Gervais St going forward.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear GinaGirl123 at Spotsylvania, Virginia,

Thank you for your recent review of the Hilton Columbia Center. The Hilton Columbia Center hotel boasts an ideal location in the Congaree Vista district, Columbia’s bustling financial and entertainment hub. Discover historic architecture and elegant rooms at this stylish and sophisticated hotel in Columbia, SC. Within walking distance of Columbia's lively shops, restaurants and entertainment, this hotel is adjacent to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and close to the historic University of South Carolina.

The Hilton Columbia Center offers a stylish setting for a special event at our AAA Four Diamond hotel. Host a meeting in one of the meeting rooms or executive boardrooms, or celebrate a special occasion in the elegant ballroom. This Columbia hotel offers a desirable space for professional business meetings, lively gala dinners and fairytale weddings, right in the heart of Columbia's thriving Vista.

Enjoy Southern cuisine at Ruth's Chris Steak House restaurant or unwind with a perfectly mixed cocktail at Ruth's Chris Bar. Relax by the outdoor pool and swim laps while watching the sun set. Enjoy a rejuvenating workout in the 24-hour fitness center or retire to a comfortable guest room with room service at this pet-friendly hotel in Columbia, SC.

I do apologize for the construction noise being made at the new State of the Art University of South Carolina Alumni Center that is being erected next door to the hotel. I assure you that the noise is very minimal and very temporary. I would like to invite you back to the Hilton Columbia Center, please contact the hotel and ask for the manager on duty for arrangements.

Best Regards,

Tony Tam, General Manager--Hilton Columbia Center
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

Great location in the Vista. Close too all the night life in the Vista including restaurants and bars all within a 5 minute walk. It is a hike if you want to go anywhere on main street. Room were very clean and comfortable and the staff was very friendly. The hotel is somewhat new but decor is not very modern.

  • Stayed June 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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Thank Ron P
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear Ron P from Charleston, South Carolina,

Thank you for your recent review of the Hilton Columbia Center. I am in total agreement our hotel location is the best in the city if your looking to be close to the entertainment, historic, and night life of Columbia. I would also agree with you that our hotel is impeccable clean and well maintained and the staff is wonderful. If we can do anything to make your next 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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North Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

We are frequent visitors to Columbia and have stayed in many different hotels. Probably the best feature of this hotel is its location in the Vista, which gives you easy access to lots of restaurants and bars and a short drive or relatively easy walk to the USC campus. The hotel offers adjacent garage parking which is almost essential to the busy Vista location. You do get charged for daily parking, but your room key gets you unlimited in and out access to the garage. It would be nice if the stay included a breakfast buffet, but at least there is coffee in the lobby and Starbucks and several breakfast places are within a few blocks walk. There's a Ruth's Chris in the hotel (that we did not visit, but seemed to be pretty popular). Beds are comfy, the room was quiet, and the bathroom had nice amenities. It's a good place to stay if you are attending something at the convention center, doing business in Columbia, or visiting USC.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anita T
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear Anita T from North Potomac Maryland,

Thank you for your recent review of the Hilton Columbia Center. So many great things about your review that I am greatly for. I agree that our hotel is definitely one of the nicest in Columbia and did you know the only hotel in Columbia that is AAA 4 diamond rated--the highest rating in the City. If we can do anything to make sure your next visit to Columbia more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to let us know.

We greatly appreciate your great review and THE 5 STAR RATING!!!!

Sincerely,

Tony Tam, General Manager--Hilton Columbia Center
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Easley, SC
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

I was at this Hotel for a weekend wedding in July and not realizing that this property is "pet friendly". There were many dogs there this weekend and many of them were using the bathroom in the lobby, as their owners were trying to walk them outside. The hotel staff was trying to clean it up, but many folks were walking through it before it could be cleaned. I was told that all the animals were on the second floor but I was on the top floor and heard dogs barking at night. Another of the guest on my floor said his room spelled like dog urine. When I made my reservation I was not asked if I had a pet, so there is NO WAY they put all of these folks with pets on the second floor. If possible I will not stay at another "pet friendly" hotel. I was there for 2 nights and spend almost $500, but I will not be back at this hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PVTiger
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear PVTiger from Easley, South Carolina,

Thank you for your recent review of the Hilton Columbia Center. The Hilton Columbia Center hotel boasts an ideal location in the Congaree Vista district, Columbia’s bustling financial and entertainment hub. Discover historic architecture and elegant rooms at this stylish and sophisticated hotel in Columbia, SC. Within walking distance of Columbia's lively shops, restaurants and entertainment, this hotel is adjacent to the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and close to the historic University of South Carolina.

The Hilton Columbia Center offers a stylish setting for a special event at our AAA Four Diamond hotel. Host a meeting in one of the meeting rooms or executive boardrooms, or celebrate a special occasion in the elegant ballroom. This Columbia hotel offers a desirable space for professional business meetings, lively gala dinners and fairytale weddings, right in the heart of Columbia's thriving Vista.

Enjoy Southern cuisine at Ruth's Chris Steak House restaurant or unwind with a perfectly mixed cocktail at Ruth's Chris Bar. Relax by the outdoor pool and swim laps while watching the sun set. Enjoy a rejuvenating workout in the 24-hour fitness center or retire to a comfortable guest room with room service at this pet-friendly hotel in Columbia, SC.

I apologize that you did not realize that our property was a pet friendly hotel. We have not had prior instances where pets were misbehaving since we opened and I am assure that your incident was isolated and an anomaly. If we can do anything to make your next visit to Columbia more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Sincerely,

Tony Tam, General Manager--Hilton Columbia Center
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104 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

We stayed here for one night traveling from Florida to Fontana Dam. The hotel is in a good location and we were able to walk to dinner. They have self-parking in the hotel garage that's very convenient and I think that was about $11. They also have valet service, but that was a lot more expensive, so we chose to self-park since it was so convenient. The rooms are nice and spacious. The hotel staff was very courteous and helpful with suggestions for a restaurant for dinner.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank jtwo73
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tonytam, General Manager at Hilton Columbia Center, responded to this review, 27 August 2014
Dear jtwo73,

Thank you for your recent review of the Hilton Columbia Center. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay along with all the great comments in your review. If we can do anything to make your next visit even more enjoyable, please do not hesitate to let us know.

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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