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Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel
Ranked #41 of 93 Hotels in Columbia
Reviewed 2 June 2013

We booked this hotel for our daughter's wedding in April on the USC horseshoe. The event planner and staff was very helpful and the hotel was very clean and comfortable. Very unique hotel and I will recommend it to my friends!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Sheraton M, Guest Relations Manager at Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We are very glad to hear our staff was accomodating and made your stay memorable. We hope everyone had a special weekend. We hope to see you all again in the future upon your return to Columbia. Thank you for choosing the Sheraton and have a great day!

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Reviewed 30 May 2013

This was our third stay in this unique up-scale hotel right in downtown Columbia. The first thing you notice is the exterior architecture which looks a lot like that scary old building in the Ghost Busters Movie....and when you walk inside you definitely feel like you just stepped back in time. The lobby of the hotel is a refurbished bank lobby from the 1930s era. A huge and conspicuous bank vault door is open in the corner which you soon find out is a martini bar inside the old vault. How cool is that? The rooms are very nice but eclectic in that none are exactly the same since they are the old office spaces. The floors are original wood and the molding and windows are all original. The rest of the room is beautifully appointed with new bathrooms, great beds, furniture, etc. but all done in such a way to maintain the historic feel of the building. The top of the building at the 18th floor is a totally awesome outside bar with fantastic views of the city and skyline. You can get great "bar" food up there and the tenderloin sliders are excellent. The hotel also has a very nice full restaurant on site for a more formal sit down meal and a Statbucks in the lobby serves up great get away coffee and pastries for an early morning checkout. I used the modern workout room which has aerobic and weight training equipment. The staff is wonderfully southern friendly. We were upgraded to a suite at 160/night and given the central location of this hotel and the amenities, it was well worth the visit. We look forward to our next stay.

Room Tip: Our corner suite was large and had big windows on two sides. Upper floors obviously have better view...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Sheraton M, Guest Relations Manager at Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2013

Thank you for your recent stay at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel. We are appreciative of your high praise for our beautiful historic property. The way you described your experience is how we want every one of our guests to feel after their experience here at the Sheraton. Thank you for your business and we hope to be your hotel of choice upon returning to Columbia.

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Reviewed 25 May 2013

We stayed here with 3 other couples as we had 4 day tickets to the Masters in Augusta, we dinned, ate and drank in the roof bar which we so loved. the hospitality room on the 6th floor was amazing, nice place to get together after our golf games, have some wine and snacks, no problem with that. The hotel recommended wonderful restaurants and were very helpful in getting us to the restaurants and back. One restaurant in particular was Pawleys, very good , 8 of us went for dinner, I took my new Mini IPad and had fun taking loads of friends photos, but left it on the seat. Next morning checked my purse, no I pad. We had to leave for golf, so told the front desk what happened, they called the restaurant when it opened and a person there named Jake had found it and kept it for me, a hotel employee named Brittney offered to go there on her spare time and fetch it, brings it back to the hotel front desk. That was so amazing, I was totally overwhelmed with the service at this hotel and the fellow that saved my iPad, there are still many honest people in this world and will never forget this service. I was very lucky to get my IPad back. All the staff at this hotel were amazing, they really care.

Room Tip: there sure are some small rooms, so try and get a larger one
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Sheraton M, Guest Relations Manager at Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2013

Thank you for your recent stay at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel. We are very pleased to here about the amazing service you received during your stay. We expect our employees to go above and beyond for all of our guests and it sounds like you received the type of service we pride ourselves for. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 24 May 2013

The Sheraton Columbia Downtown was the perfect place to stay for graduation or any event at USC. This is a historic building has very clean, modern, renovated rooms with comfy beds and Starbucks coffee. Because there are only ten rooms per floor, this is not a large hotel so we didn't have that "gang" feeling. Loved the rooftop bar after graduation and brunch the next morning (small dining space). Booked nine months ahead so prices were great ($110 for a king room). Found this gem four years too late.

Room Tip: Book way ahead for USC events, you won't be disappointed.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Sheraton M, Front Office Manager at Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2013

Thank you for your recent stay here at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel. We are glad to here that you had a pleasant stay. We do typically book up for all USC events so it is always best to book as far in advance in order to guarantee a room. Thank you for taking the time to respond on Trip Advisor and we hope to see you again here at the Sheraton.

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Reviewed 23 May 2013

I use the term "quirky" in my title in the nicest way possible. I enjoyed my stay at this hotel and I was here on business for about a week. The hotel is definitely on the older side, though I found that this had been incorporated into most of the hotel's ambiance. My only complaint would have been that each of the rooms appears to be extremely different in shape and size. I was in a much smaller room, according to the fire escape map, and since I was working from my room for about a week, on and off, having my desk chair pushed up against the bed was a bit tough. On the other hand, my bathroom was huge and it was a novelty having a TV in the bathroom each morning. All in all, nice enough place to stay.

Room Tip: Grab a drink on the rooftop bar around sunset. It's an interesting experience.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Sheraton M, Guest Relations Manager at Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post a response on Trip Advisor reguarding your recent stay. The Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel was actually a bank building which was renovated into a hotel about 5 years ago. Our rooms were built around the structure of the bank which is why there is a difference in some of the room sizes. There definitely is a lot of character within the hotel including original hardwood floors. We appreciate your business and hope you will return during your next visit to Columbia. Ask the front desk upon check in for a larger standard room and we will be more than happy to accomodate.

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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Nice location downtown. Was greeted cheerfully and was checked in even though I didn't have a reservation. Nice cozy lobby with Starbucks also inside. There's a martini bar in the lobby located inside a bank safe! ( the building used to be a bank). There's a rooftop bar as well. The weather was nice with a light breeze so it was nice to get a beer there, although I don't think Inwould go to that bar in the summer. Nice view. The room was recently renovated and very clean, classy and comfortable. I didn't want to get out of the comfortable bed. Overall many nice things to say about the hotel and the very cheerful and helpful staff. I would definitely come back.

Room Tip: I didn't ask for anything special. The room was excellent anyway.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Sheraton M, Guest Relations Manager at Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor about your recent stay at our hotel. We are so delighted to hear about your recent experience. We strive to ensure excellent guest satisfaction here at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel. Thank you for your business and we do look forward to your return in the future.

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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Good location, just a short walk to the popular Vista area with restaurants and bars. While the building is obviously older, the hotel has done a nice job of giving it an updated feel but keeping the charm of days gone by, such as the martini bar built in the old bank vault. Our room was cozy with a decent sized bathroom and everything was very clean.

Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sheraton M, Guest Relations Manager at Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2013

Thank you very much for your response on Trip Advisor. We appreciate your business here at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel. We are a bank which has was remodeled into the Sheraton about 5 years ago. We are glad to hear you had a pleasant stay with a clean room. We do strive for all of our guests to want to return to our property after giving them a unique experience they cannot receive anywhere else in Columbia. Thank youi again and we hope to see you in the future.

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Additional Information about Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel

Address: 1400 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2806
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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Business Hotel in Columbia
Price Range: £93 - £247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This sophisticated hotel is 1.3 miles from the South Carolina State Museum and 3.1 miles from Riverbanks Zoo. Modern rooms and suites with vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors offer free WiFi, desks with ergonomic chairs, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Some rooms add whirlpool tubs. Club rooms provide access to a lounge with complimentary breakfast and evening appetizers. There's a restaurant that serves breakfast and dinner, a trendy martini bar in a historic bank vault, and a hip rooftop lounge/bar. Full service Starbucks Reserve store in the lower lobby with fireplace and lounge chairs. Additional amenities include a 24/7 business center and a fitness center ... more   less 
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