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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Columbia, MO
2.5 out of 5
817 N Keene St, Columbia, MO
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The price is $71 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,013 reviews)

"Spacious room, lots of plugins, clean, comfy beds, great water pressure. Great price!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Columbia, MO
Days Inn by Wyndham Jefferson City
2 out of 5
2100 Jefferson St, Jefferson City, MO
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The price is $55 per night
3.8/5Good! (955 reviews)

"Good value, very accommodating and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Jefferson City
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbia
2.5 out of 5
2500 I 70 Dr Sw, Columbia, MO
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The price is $47 per night
3.7/5Good! (991 reviews)

"Very clean rooms! When I checked in in the evening the front desk host was absolutely hostile. I was honestly afraid of getting yelled at so I didn’t ask any questions- which I needed to do since she took no time to explain anything to us. Besides getting our info, she only asked “who let y’all in” ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbia
Ramada by Wyndham Columbia
2.5 out of 5
901 Conley Rd, Columbia, MO
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The price is $55 per night
3.7/5Good! (1,001 reviews)

"The hotel was everything it promised to be. Clean, good breakfast, easy check in and out."…"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Columbia
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Columbia - Hwy 63 & I-70
2 out of 5
3100 Wingate Ct, Columbia, MO
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The price is $50 per night
3.6/5Good! (294 reviews)

"This property is extremely pleasant, but in need of upgrades."…"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Columbia - Hwy 63 & I-70
Super 8 by Wyndham Columbia East
2 out of 5
5700 Freedom Ln, Columbia, MO
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The price is $53 per night
3.6/5Good! (666 reviews)

"I liked the atmosphere. Just didn't like the pool was closed. But understandable because of the Crisis."…"

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Columbia East
Capitol Plaza Hotel Jefferson City
3.5 out of 5
Jefferson City 415 W. McCarty St, Jefferson City, MO
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The price is $94 per night
3.6/5Good! (756 reviews)
Time for updating!

"The rooms are in need of updating and refreshing. The bathrooms are dingy. It was hard to get a consistent and comfortable temperature in the room. I was never able use the guest wifi in the room or the conference room. The check-in took a while due to the lack of staff availability. There were only ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Capitol Plaza Hotel Jefferson City
Days Inn by Wyndham Boonville
2 out of 5
2401 Pioneer St, Boonville, MO
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The price is $46 per night
3.5/5Good! (719 reviews)

"Staff was nice and I appreciate the pool being open. Hotel was very dated, need some updatating and make it look like its taken care of."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Boonville
Travelodge by Wyndham Jefferson City
2.5 out of 5
1710 Jefferson St, Jefferson City, MO
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The price is $73 per night
3.5/5Good! (210 reviews)

"The staff is very nice. We find the location is convenient for what we needed. Definitely Pet Friendly!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2020

Travelodge by Wyndham Jefferson City
Extended Stay America Columbia - Stadium Boulevard
2.5 out of 5
W Business Loop 70, Columbia, MO
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The price is $54 per night
3.5/5Good! (926 reviews)

"I liked the close proxcimity to my destination. Clean facility. I was discouraged by the high number of homeless transients on the property requesting money and propositioning sexual favors."…"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Extended Stay America Columbia - Stadium Boulevard
Budget Inn
2 out of 5
1010 E Liberty St, Mexico, MO
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3.5/5Good! (93 reviews)

"The room was very nice, clean, spacious and comfortable. We were very impressed with the breakfast, which is handmade by the owner whom wakes up early every morning to prepare pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy with various fruits. Our only negative comment would be the lack of a door in the bathroom. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Budget Inn
Westwoods Motel
2.5 out of 5
422 Gaylord Dr, Fulton, MO
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The price is $55 per night
3.3/5 (47 reviews)
Nice surprise

"Looks can be deceiving, when I pulled up it looked a little run down but I had traveled 7 hours and was tired. The lady at the front desk was very nice and when I got to my room it was really nice. Comfortable bed and very clean, great room for the price and would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Westwoods Motel
Motel 6 Columbia, MO - East
2 out of 5
3402 I-70 Drive Southeast, Columbia, MO
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The price is $60 per night
3.3/5 (356 reviews)

"The staff is very nice. Clean rooms if i need something there right there to give it to u. The pool is nice to swim in. I would stay here again i have been here a week and will be here the rest of the week. Thank u"…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Motel 6 Columbia, MO - East
Motel 6 Kingdom City, MO
2 out of 5
5750 Jade Rd, Kingdom City, MO
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The price is $56 per night
3/5 (262 reviews)

"The pool was closed. Thin walls, woke up at 2 am to the people above me doing the wild thing, lol. Staff (Jasmine) was great getting me a refund for leaving a day earlier due to work schedule change."…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Motel 6 Kingdom City, MO
Red Roof Inn Columbia MO
2 out of 5
201 E Texas Ave, Columbia, MO
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The price is $49 per night
2.8/5 (914 reviews)
Good place off I-70

"Not a bad place to stay. An older hotel so you don't get a lot of perks but if you need a room to stay off I-70 this is a good deal."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Red Roof Inn Columbia MO
Budget Inn
2 out of 5
1309 Jefferson St, Jefferson City, MO
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The price is $70 per night
2.7/5 (76 reviews)

"Rooms had a decent amount of space, bathroom was nice size as well. Very clean room for a smokers room."…"

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2020

Budget Inn
Days Inn by Wyndham Columbia I-70
2 out of 5
900 I 70 Dr Sw, Columbia, MO
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The price is $51 per night
2.6/5 (738 reviews)
Functional.

"Didn’t like the front desk guy that checked us in and the hotel location was by a busy roundabout and not easy to get to on the first visit. The room was fine except a problem with the cold water in the shower- it would shut off for scalding or crank up and make the water ice at random times."…"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Columbia I-70
Rodeway Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
1718 North Providence Road, Columbia, MO
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2.6/5 (354 reviews)
Not worth the price

"Walls filthy. Lamp globes filthy. Fire alarm went off in the middle of the night. Carpet soiled."…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2018

Rodeway Inn & Suites
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Cheap Hotels in Columbia

Columbia has a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Museum of Art and Archaeology, Daniel Boone Regional Library, and Faurot Field.

If you're looking for places to stay in Columbia that won't break the bank, the 35 budget accommodations in the area give you plenty of possibilities. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and get good reviews from bargain-minded travelers:

Budget Inn - 2-star motel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking, and air conditioning at this property.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Columbia, MO - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its helpful staff and overall value. It offers free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Rodeway Inn & Suites - At this 2-star hotel, you can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Reviews mention the overall value.

Extended Stay America Columbia - Stadium Boulevard - 2.5-star hotel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its spacious rooms and helpful staff.

Budget Inn - Customers like this 2-star motel for its overall value and clean rooms. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and air conditioning.

Planning Your Trip to Columbia

Still deciding on your trip dates? Learn more about the best months to go with these temperature and rainfall stats so you can make the most of your money.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 87°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and November, with an average temperature of 23°F
  • Rainiest months: May, April, June, and July, with an average rainfall of 4.58 inches
  • Driest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average rainfall of 2.38 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Columbia

Columbia attracts visitors with its major shopping area and fantastic dining options, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the local attractions that interest you most, and then make time for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Check out the area's cultural spots like Museum of Art and Archaeology and Museum of Anthropology, or hunt for bargains with some shopping at Columbia Mall.

Travelers also like Columbia for its:
  • Live music
  • Festivals
  • University life
  • Theater
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Biking

Getting Around Columbia

The most convenient airport is in Columbia, MO (COU-Columbia Regional), situated 10.9 mi (17.5 km) away from the city center. However, if that doesn't suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of Versailles, MO (VRS-Roy Otten Memorial Airfield), which is 46.6 mi (74.9 km) away. To venture out into the surrounding area, ride aboard one of the trains from Jefferson City Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Columbia like for travelers on a budget?
Columbia has a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. In addition to its well-known attractions like Mizzou Arena and Columbia Mall, this destination is home to Mark Twain National Forest and Shelter Gardens, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Columbia?
Based on reviews, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbia is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free continental breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Westwoods Motel and Motel 6 Kingdom City, MO.
How many low cost hotels should I expect to find in Columbia?
Choose a hotel that suits your wallet among Expedia’s 35 budget hotels in Columbia.
What's the weather like in Columbia?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 74°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 35°F. Average annual rainfall for Columbia is 43 inches.
What is there to see and do in Columbia?
Columbia is known for its festivals and live music, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the popular local attractions that are highest on your list, such as Mizzou Arena and Columbia Mall, and choose other low-cost activities to fill your itinerary. Enjoy the local natural beauty at Mark Twain National Forest and Shelter Gardens, or check out the area’s cultural spots like Missouri State Penitentiary Museum.
What's the best way to get around Columbia?
The most convenient airport is 10.9 mi (17.5 km) from the center in Columbia, MO (COU-Columbia Regional). However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, you can look into flights to Versailles, MO (VRS-Roy Otten Memorial Airfield), which is 46.6 mi (74.9 km) away. Columbia might not have very many public transit choices so renting a car could be an economical alternative to explore more of the area.

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