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Baymont by Wyndham Columbia Northwest
2.5 out of 5
347 Zimalcrest Drive, Columbia, SC
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The price is $59 per night
4.63 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (2,100 reviews)

"Considering the restrictions in place the propertyand staff were well above par for everything that i needed. Always a pleasure to stay here."…"

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Columbia Northwest
Aloft Columbia Downtown
3 out of 5
823 Lady St, Columbia, SC
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The price is $105 per night
0.41 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (343 reviews)

"The staff was amazing. Very friendly and attentive. The property and surrounding area is very clean and friendly also."…"

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020

Aloft Columbia Downtown
Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1400 Main St, Columbia, SC
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The price is $93 per night
0.09 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1,258 reviews)

"The staff at this property (Scott, Conner, Evan, Carmalita) are all great! They all go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable. Please Marriot give your staff awards!"…"

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2020

Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia Killian Road
2.5 out of 5
1310 Roberts Branch Pkwy, Columbia, SC
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The price is $99 per night
10.57 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (220 reviews)

"Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia Killian Road Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America"…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia Killian Road
Hampton Inn Columbia I-20-Clemson Road
2.5 out of 5
1021 Clemson Frontage Rd, Columbia, SC
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The price is $101 per night
12.08 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (317 reviews)

"Nice big room with sofa. Love that floor is not carpet. Bathroom with shower instead tub."…"

Reviewed on May 24, 2020

Hampton Inn Columbia I-20-Clemson Road
Aloft Columbia Harbison
3 out of 5
217 Lanneau Court, Columbia, SC
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The price is $94 per night
8.62 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (190 reviews)

"The staff was extremely friendly and wonderful. We stayed 2 nights and our room wasn't cleaned at all and we had to ask for towels. The carpets were dirty in the open areas and the doors seemed old and slammed very hard when anyone shut their doors so it was quite loud."…"

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Aloft Columbia Harbison
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia/Southeast-Ft. Jackson
2.5 out of 5
201 East Exchange Boulevard, Columbia, SC
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The price is $105 per night
5.32 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (735 reviews)

"excellent customer service , hotel clean fresh air"…"

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia/Southeast-Ft. Jackson
Hilton Columbia Center
3.5 out of 5
924 Senate St, Columbia, SC
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The price is $130 per night
0.49 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (741 reviews)

"Everything was excellent! The staff was very nice and professional."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Hilton Columbia Center
Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Harbison
3 out of 5
434 Columbiana Dr, Columbia, SC
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The price is $109 per night
9.17 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (599 reviews)

"My husband and I visited Columbia to look at homes for sale. We stayed here overnight a week after hotels were allowed to open for out of state guests. Staff was exceptional and very friendly and helpful with our general questions about the area and places to live. Our room was extremely clean and ..."…"

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Harbison
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Stes Columbia I-20 at Clemson Rd
2.5 out of 5
1011 Clemson Frontage Road, Columbia, SC
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The price is $84 per night
12 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (429 reviews)

"The room was really clean. The room was priced perfectly."…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Stes Columbia I-20 at Clemson Rd
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Visiting Columbia

Travelers to Columbia give high marks for the fun sporting events, popular zoo, and college vibe. This city also attracts tourists with its live music, theaters, and restaurants. Top sights in the city include South Carolina State House, Colonial Life Arena, and Fort Jackson.

  • There are 169 hotels and other accommodations in Columbia
  • The closest major airport is in Columbia, SC (CAE-Columbia Metropolitan), 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Columbia

The city is well known for its live music and theaters, and cultural venues include Township Auditorium, Columbia Museum of Art, and EdVenture Children's Museum. Attractions like Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, South Carolina State Fairgrounds, and Frankie's Fun Park are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like South Carolina State House, Robert Mills Historic House and Park, and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.

In Columbia, you'll find 169 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have plenty of choices for a perfect vacation. These are top ones based on our user reviews:

  • The 1425 Inn - With a stay at this 3.5-star bed & breakfast, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and comfortable, quiet rooms.
  • Hotel Trundle - Our customers like the convenient parking and clean, comfortable rooms at this hotel. This 3-star hotel features free breakfast, free WiFi, and a fitness center.
  • Staybridge Suites Columbia - This 3-star hotel in Arsenal Hill features free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its overall value and central location.

Other favorite sights in Columbia include Colonial Life Arena, Fort Jackson, and Williams Brice Stadium. One of the top places to see outside the city is Lake Murray, located 13.4 mi (21.6 km) from the city center.

Getting Around Columbia

To venture out into the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Columbia Station or Camden Station. Columbia might not have many public transit options so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Columbia

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 73°F during the day and 35°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 92°F, while the average at night is 49°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 93°F with nighttime averages of 61°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 81°F and nighttime averages of 35°F
  • Columbia gets about 45.39 inches of rain per year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 92°F, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 37°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Columbia?
Hotel Trundle is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 3-star hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It is located a short 9-minute walk from Township Auditorium. Other favorite options based on reviews include Staybridge Suites Columbia and Hampton Inn Camden.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Columbia, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of check in. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to get top deals in Columbia.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Columbia?
To find more details about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Columbia, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Columbia?
Based on reviews, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Columbia is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Red Roof Inn Columbia West, SC and Motel 6 Columbia West.
What's the best place to stay in University Hill?
There are 5 hotels and other accommodations in this neighborhood to select from for your stay. Based on our traveler data, Inn at USC is one of the top choices for your stay in University Hill. This 3.5-star hotel offers free WiFi and a 24-hour fitness center. It is located a short 12-minute walk from South Carolina State House. Other good options for your stay in the area include Hilton Garden Inn Columbia Downtown, SC and Home2 Suites by Hilton Columbia Downtown.
What's the best place to stay when traveling with kids to Columbia?
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham SE Columbia Ft Jackson is a hotel with an indoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other choices to stay with the kids include Comfort Inn Blythewood - North Columbia and Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia. Attractions like Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and South Carolina State Fairgrounds are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best place to stay for couples in Columbia?
OYO Hotel Columbia SC West is a favorite hotel for couples, and features cable TV and coffee makers. Other good options for a romantic stay include Graduate Columbia and SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Lexington.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation in Columbia?
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Columbia SE / Fort Jackson is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a seasonal outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center for its human guests. Other good choices to stay with your pet include OYO Hotel Columbia SC I-20/I-26 and Staybridge Suites Columbia.
Where is the best hotel to stay near Fort Jackson?
Extended Stay America - Columbia - Ft. Jackson is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It’s located just a short 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Fort Jackson. Another good option is Super 8 by Wyndham Columbia/Ft. Jackson SC, located just 0.7 mi (1.2 km) away.
What about the best place to stay close to University of South Carolina?
One of the top choices for your stay is Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, located next to University of South Carolina, and this 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/The Vista and Hilton Columbia Center are a couple of other good and close options.
What's the best boutique hotel in Columbia?
Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/The Vista is a favorite 3-star hotel with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring a restaurant and a bar. Graduate Columbia and Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel are two other options for a boutique stay.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Columbia?
Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone is a top 3.5-star hotel that has a golf course and features free breakfast. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Fairfield Inn by Marriott Columbia Northwest and Baymont by Wyndham Columbia Fort Jackson. You can tee off at Oak Hills Golf Club during your trip.

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