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Downtown Columbia's Premier Location in the Vista
The price is $148 per night
0.18 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (20 reviews)
Great

"Enjoyed our stay. Everything promised."…"

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Downtown Columbia's Premier Location in the Vista
Hampton Inn Columbia I-20-Clemson Road
2.5 out of 5
1021 Clemson Frontage Rd, Columbia, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $93 per night
12.49 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
Hampton Inn Columbia Northeast - Fort Jackson Area
2.5 out of 5
1551 Barbara Dr, Columbia, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night
7.64 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (561 reviews)

"Great amenities and customer service.on time housekeeping"…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2020

Hampton Inn Columbia Northeast - Fort Jackson Area
Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown Historic District
2.5 out of 5
822 Gervais St, Columbia, SC
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The price is $113 per night
0.1 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (641 reviews)

"Close to everything. Staff very helpful. Parking was a little bit tight but staff helped out"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown Historic District
Quality Inn
2.5 out of 5
2516 Augusta Rd, West Columbia, SC
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The price is $53 per night
3.71 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (491 reviews)
A good night's stay

"Moved to this hotel after a bad night in a different one, immediately better than the other first step in the door. Friendly smiling staff and a comfortable room."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Quality Inn
Aloft Columbia Downtown
3 out of 5
823 Lady St, Columbia, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $105 per night
0.2 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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $106 per night
0.46 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/Southeast-Ft. Jackson
2.5 out of 5
201 East Exchange Boulevard, Columbia, SC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $119 per night
5.28 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (733 reviews)

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

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia/Southeast-Ft. Jackson
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0.34 mi from city center
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The price is $79 per night
0.35 mi from city center
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Visiting The Vista

Travelers to The Vista give high marks for the top-notch restaurants and lively bar scene. Tourists who journey to this walkable city can discover its live music, shopping, and university setting. A top sight in the city is South Carolina State House.

  • There are 7 hotels and other accommodations in The Vista
  • The closest major airport is in Columbia, SC (CAE-Columbia Metropolitan), 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in The Vista

Well known for its live music scene, the city's cultural venues include Trustus Theatre, Koger Center for the Arts, and Columbia Museum of Art. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are South Carolina State House and Columbia Regional Visitors Center.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 7 hotels and other lodging accommodations to select from in The Vista. Here you'll find top ones based on our user reviews:

Getting Around The Vista

If you want to explore the larger area, ride aboard one of the trains from Columbia Station. The Vista might not have many public transit options so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for The Vista

  • 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
  • About 45.39 inches of rain falls on The Vista each year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 92°F, whereas December and January are often coldest, averaging 37°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in The Vista?
Hilton Columbia Center is a favorite with Expedia customers. This 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It’s located steps from Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Other favorite options based on traveler reviews include Aloft Columbia Downtown and SpringHill Suites by Marriott Columbia Downtown/The Vista.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in The Vista, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel bookings are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your check-in date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals available in The Vista.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to The Vista?
To find more details about updating your trip to The Vista or cancelling it, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best accommodation for a family trip to The Vista?
Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and laundry facilities. Other options to stay with the kids include Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown Historic District and SpringHill Suites by Marriott Columbia Downtown/The Vista. Attractions in the area 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 a couple going to The Vista?
Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel is a favorite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features pillowtop beds and 2 bars.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in The Vista?
Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/The Vista is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good options to stay with your pet include Aloft Columbia Downtown and Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel.
What's the best place to stay near Colonial Life Arena?
Adjacent to Colonial Life Arena, Hilton Columbia Center is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 3.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Other good choices within a short distance include Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/The Vista and Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown Historic District.
What about the best place to stay close to Koger Center for the Arts?
One of the top choices for your stay is Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC, located next to Koger Center for the Arts, 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-style accommodation in The Vista?
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. If you’d prefer to stay at a boutique hotel, you might also want to look at Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel.
What are some hotels with pools in The Vista?
Hilton Columbia Center is a popular 3.5-star hotel featuring an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and free WiFi. Other choices with an onsite pool include Marriott Columbia and SpringHill Suites by Marriott Columbia Downtown/The Vista.
What is the best spa hotel in The Vista?
Hampton Inn Columbia-Downtown Historic District is a top spa hotel featuring an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Why not spend some time relaxing in the spa tub? Another popular spa hotel in The Vista is Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel.
What's the best accommodation near Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE)?
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Columbia Airport, SC is a popular hotel, featuring free breakfast and an indoor pool. It’s located a short 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Other places to stay close to the airport are Sleep Inn Airport and Red Roof Inn Columbia, SC Airport.

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