It's an older Hampton, which has been rehabbed with mixed results. Rooms are still small. And there is no breakfast host. No plain bagels, either, for two days, which I always suspect is an economy measure: Nobody eats the raisin ones either! The staff were very friendly, with one glaring exception. He was friendly except to anyone who complained about anything, however politely! Then he turned into Basil Fawlty.
I was waiting to check in when he complained openly to a coworker about a guest having complained about her shower. I am sure she was a pain, but hr needs to vent in the back office. When I asked him to look at some broken gym equipment., he said "Well, it was working yesterday." I'm not sure if he was having a bad day, doesn't care to deal with women customers, or what. He is probably a nice guy. But a successful career at Hampton requires a great degree of self-discipline.
One final word: The neighborhood is seedy. Not dangerous. Not lacking in services (except good restaurants). And there is a new Holiday Inn across the street. But it is kind of sad and depressing, a reminder that Columbia's renaissance is limited to downtown.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Make a smooth landing into southern hospitality when you stay at the Hampton Inn Columbia Airport! Our beautiful 120 room property has been recently renovated, and is conveniently located near many area attractions. We are just minutes from the Columbia Airport, Downtown Columbia, Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens, shopping, restaurants, and more! Whether you are in town for business or pleasure, the Hampton Inn Columbia Airport is your one stop spot! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hampton Inn Columbia Airport Hotel West Columbia
- Hampton Inn West Columbia
- West Columbia Hampton Inn