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Featured Motels in Columbia

Quality Inn
2.5 out of 5
2516 Augusta Rd, West Columbia, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $63 per night

Situated in West Columbia, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Three Rivers Greenway, Cayce Historical Museum, and Riverbanks Botanical Garden. West Columbia ...

3.5/5Good! (500 reviews)

"Quiet and friendly staff. Convenient to shopping and restaurants, not far from downtown."…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2020

Quality Inn
Motel 6 Columbia, SC - Fort Jackson Area
2 out of 5
7541 Nates Rd, Columbia, SC
Free Cancellation
The price is $53 per night

Situated in Columbia, this motel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Columbia Place Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fort Jackson and Polo Road Ball Park. Sesquicentennial ...

3/5 (417 reviews)

"Good"…"

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

Motel 6 Columbia, SC - Fort Jackson Area
Red Roof Inn Columbia East - Ft Jackson
2 out of 5
7431 Nates Road, Columbia, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $57 per night

Located in the heart of Columbia, this motel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Columbia Place Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fort Jackson and Sesquicentennial State Park. ...

2.9/5 (901 reviews)

"Good location... TV service week... hard to figure out how to get the Chanells"…"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020

Red Roof Inn Columbia East - Ft Jackson
OYO Hotel Columbia SC I-20/I-26
2.5 out of 5
1335 Garner Lane, Columbia, SC
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The price is $35 per night

Situated in Columbia, this motel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Three Rivers Greenway and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Colonial Life Arena and Columbia ...

2.3/5 (136 reviews)

"Vacation"…"

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

OYO Hotel Columbia SC I-20/I-26
Motel 6 West Columbia, SC - Airport
2 out of 5
2200 Airport Blvd, West Columbia, SC
Free Cancellation
The price is $53 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Cayce Historical Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Colonial Life Arena and University of South ...

2.2/5 (67 reviews)

"They were fine just dont bring rags n towels as needed"…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Motel 6 West Columbia, SC - Airport
Motel 6 Columbia, SC - West
2 out of 5
1776 Burning Tree Dr, Columbia, SC
Free Cancellation
The price is $55 per night

Situated in Columbia, this motel is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Three Rivers Greenway and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame. ...

2.7/5 (284 reviews)

"Very nice it was very funny I would love to say but the concert is just a little too high"…"

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Motel 6 Columbia, SC - West
Masters Inn Columbia I-26
2 out of 5
2125 Commerce Drive, Cayce, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $54 per night

Situated in Cayce, this motel is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Cayce Historical Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of University of South Carolina and Carolina Stadium. Three ...

2.7/5 (401 reviews)

"It's close to the Airport and Shopping is nearby. Very affordable rates and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2020

Masters Inn Columbia I-26
Super 8 by Wyndham Columbia
2 out of 5
5719 Fairfield Rd, Columbia, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $40 per night

Situated in Columbia, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Earlewood Park, University of South Carolina, and Colonial Life Arena. Township Auditorium and South ...

1.9/5 (211 reviews)

"Nice room clean quiet peaceful very relaxing environment"…"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Columbia
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbia Airport
2 out of 5
110 Branch Rd, West Columbia, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $56 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Cayce Historical Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Colonial Life Arena and University of South ...

2.9/5 (513 reviews)

"Room was neat clean. Quiet surrounding. Had a drip in the faucet sink. I didn't like the fact that they had to make a copy of my ID and credit card...front and back."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Columbia Airport
Quality Inn Harbison Area
2.5 out of 5
499 Piney Grove Rd, Columbia, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $46 per night

Located in the heart of Columbia, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Harbison State Forest, South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame, and Frankie's ...

2.8/5 (19 reviews)

"The bathroom had a dent in shower wall. And the bottom of the tub looked dirty."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Quality Inn Harbison Area
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
529 Highway 601 S, I 20 Exit 92, Lugoff, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $55 per night

Situated in Lugoff, this motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Woodward Park, Springdale Race Course, and Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site. Quaker Cemetery and ...

3.5/5Good! (238 reviews)

"Room was clean. Had a coffee pot in the room. A little noisy at night but overall good for the price."…"

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2020

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
Red Roof Inn Columbia West, SC
2 out of 5
10 Berryhill Rd, I-26 And St Andrews, Exit E #106, W, Columbia, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $55 per night

Situated in Columbia, this motel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Three Rivers Greenway and 3 mi (4.8 km) from South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame. Riverbanks ...

2.7/5 (942 reviews)

"Rooms were spacious and clean, great location, right off the interstate, and close to a bunch of restaurants. Staff was friendly. Cameras on the entire outside of facility, so I wasn’t worried for my vehicle. Good place to stay, especially for the price! Over all, I would certainly stay here ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Red Roof Inn Columbia West, SC
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Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia/Southeast-Ft. Jackson
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia/Southeast-Ft. Jackson
2.5 out of 5
201 East Exchange Boulevard, Columbia, SC
The price is $97 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (809 reviews)

"The patio.........................................."…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia/Southeast-Ft. Jackson
Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/The Vista
Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/The Vista
3 out of 5
819 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC
The price is $105 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (980 reviews)

"There were long pieces of brown hair in the bathroom between towels, and also underneath the comforter, broken alarm clock, ridiculous $15 parking fee"…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/The Vista
Hyatt Place Columbia/Harbison
Hyatt Place Columbia/Harbison
3 out of 5
1130 Kinley Road, Irmo, SC
The price is $84 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (984 reviews)

"Great place to stay..very clean...Staff has great customer service"…"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Hyatt Place Columbia/Harbison
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Columbia Motels for the Frugal Traveler

There are 30 affordable motels in Columbia among the more than 217 hotels and other accommodations. These less expensive accommodations can help you save some cash when compared with traditional hotels, which have more amenities but ones you may never use.

When you save on your room price, you can enjoy all that Columbia has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include South Carolina State House, Colonial Life Arena, and Fort Jackson.

Fun fact: In the U.S., motels became more commonplace after World War II with the appeal of road trip vacations, peaking in the 1960s with over 60,000 properties. When you stay at a motel property, you'll often have access to your room directly from the parking lot.

Below are a few of our customers' best-rated Columbia motels to choose from:

Red Roof Inn Columbia West, SC

  • Stay within a quick 5-minute drive of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.
  • Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Red Roof Inn Columbia East - Ft Jackson

  • Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a flat-screen TV.
  • It's located within a 10-minute drive of Fort Jackson and Township Auditorium.

Super 8 by Wyndham Columbia/Ft. Jackson SC

  • Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.
  • Stay within a quick 1-minute drive of Fort Jackson.

Motel 6 Columbia West

  • It's located within a quick 5-minute drive of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.
  • An outdoor pool and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like cable TV.

Quality Inn & Suites

  • Stay within a 20-minute drive of South Carolina State House and Colonial Life Arena.
  • Enjoy access to the spa tub, and freebies including breakfast, WiFi, and parking.

What to Do in Columbia

As you explore the area, you can check out the well-known zoo and take time to enjoy the top-notch restaurants. People who've visited Columbia love its university life, shops, and theater scene.

Here are some popular places:

  • South Carolina State House
  • Colonial Life Arena
  • Fort Jackson

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Finlay Park
  • Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park
  • West Columbia Riverwalk

You'll find these family-friendly attractions:

  • Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
  • South Carolina State Fairgrounds
  • Frankie's Fun Park

Columbia is also known for its:

  • Sports
  • Live music
  • Flowers

Best Time to Visit Columbia

Decide when you'd like to visit Columbia by checking the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 73° F and nighttime temperatures average 35° F
  • April-June: 92° F is the daytime average and 49° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 93° F and nighttime averages are around 61° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 81° F during the day and 35° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 45.39 inches in a year

How to Get to Columbia and Around the Area

Columbia Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Columbia, SC (CAE-Columbia Metropolitan) Airport 6.5 mi (10.5 km)
Columbia Station Train Station 0.8 mi (1.3 km)
Camden Station Train Station 28.8 mi (46.4 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Columbia?
When you save on your room price, you can experience more of the activities in Columbia. Not-to-be-missed sights include Colonial Life Arena, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, and Fort Jackson.
What's it like to stay in a motel?
Motel properties often offer free parking, and many have outdoor pools. Often one or two stories tall, motel properties usually have outdoor access to guestrooms from the parking lot. The first motels popped up in the 1920s as a convenient place to stay for the tired traveler taking a road trip along the major roadways of America.
What are the best motels in Columbia?
OYO Hotel Columbia SC I-20/I-26: Stay within a short 5-minute drive of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Enjoy the in-room cable TV, and freebies including breakfast and parking. Motel 6 Columbia, SC - West: An outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay. It’s located within a 10-minute drive of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and Colonial Life Arena. Motel 6 Columbia, SC - Fort Jackson Area: Enjoy access to the laundry facilities, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Stay within a short 7-minute drive of Fort Jackson. Super 8 by Wyndham Columbia: It’s located within a 20-minute drive of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and Fort Jackson. Laundry facilities along with freebies like breakfast, WiFi, and parking are available during your stay. Red Roof Inn Columbia East - Ft Jackson: Stay within a 10-minute drive of Fort Jackson and Township Auditorium. Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
What can I do in Columbia?
While you’re sightseeing, check out the acclaimed theater scene or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants. Visitors to Columbia love its popular zoo, college atmosphere, and shops. Some popular places to visit include Colonial Life Arena, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, and Fort Jackson. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Congaree National Park, Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park, and Finlay Park. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: South Carolina State Museum, South Carolina State Fairgrounds, and Frankie’s Fun Park.
What's the weather like in Columbia?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 80°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 50°F. Average annual rainfall for Columbia is 45 inches.
What's the best way to get around Columbia?
Fly into Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), which is located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

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