We were two moms in town for college visits with our daughters. We only wish we had gotten in town earlier to take advantage of this fun location and charming old hotel. We had stayed in traditional hotels for the past two nights and this was a great change of pace with so much personality. I have been to Columbia 100's of times and never stayed in a hotel. I saw a very different side of the city. The rooftop is such a cool spot and we were clearly 2 minutes from the University.
Stayed for a week and there are not enough superlatives to describe the GREATNESS of The Inn at Clausen's - let alone the staff! Loren, Johnsie, Hunter, Allison, Shameka, Ikea, Herbert, Lamar, everyone took such good care of me I will never stay at any other hotel while in Columbia, period!
The Inn is beautiful, service - more than excellent - it's perfect! I can't wait to file my reviews on Trip Advisor and Yelp! Do yourself a favor, even if you live in Columbia and are not just visiting Cola town, go stay at the Inn at Clausen's - worth every penny and then some!
"They did right by us during the anime convention"
Went there for a anime convention and the employees at Marriot were great hosts.
Here’s a tip during an anime convention at this particular Marriot, if at all possible – ask for a room that doesn’t face the interior (I believe it’s the odd numbered rooms that face outside facing the street), because as you might imagine, con-goers were up for until around 2 AM, so it was louder than what I was used to. Thankfully I came prepared though – I had noise cancelling headphones and a White Noise application that I used at night :-)
The Marriot Wi-Fi worked well enough, although I wasn’t on it that much. Marriot provided plenty of free water stations with lots of cold water. The air conditioning actually broke Saturday evening, but Marriot provided several fans and seemed to increase the water supply in order to make up for it, so that’s much appreciated. And they had it up and running on Sunday and it was nice and cool, so they repaired it quickly.
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Columbia, SC is a wonderful place to stay. It's convenient to the campus, where my son goes to school. I have stayed here multiple times and I love everything about it. The rooms are super clean and the staff are extremely nice. I don't want to stay in any other hotel.
Great value! With the Expedia deal plus the free breakfast I was very impressed with the value (can't post actual cost on review). It was clean. Nice staff. Good breakfast (I recommend the biscuits and gravy)- continental, even though the hotel description made it hard to ell if it were cook-to-order or continental. My ONLY real complaint was the part of town the hotel is located in. Pretty rough neighborhood, but we were isolated from it on the hotel grounds, so it was fine, even with our two kids.
Very close to the Riverbanks Zoo and only 15 minutes from USC campus and the State Fairgrounds. We'll stay there again if we have the opportunity.
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