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Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

630 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201, United States Access

Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

Being centrally located in downtown Columbia, SC gives our guests the peace of mind that area attractions are located in close proximity to our Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC hotel. We are directly adjacent to the University of South Carolina; Go Gamecocks! Only a few steps from Williams Brice Stadium, across the street from Carolina Coliseum, a short distance to the State Capitol & the Historic Congaree Vista District which has a variety of shopping, dining & nightlife! After a day of exploring downtown or attending a USC sporting event you can return to our 189-room hotel featuring complimentary property-wide Wi-Fi, onsite Bistro dining & 24-hour market. Some rooms feature views of the city, pull-out sofa beds & a mini-refrigerator. Take advantage of our 24-hour business center, laundry facilities, outdoor pool (opened seasonally) & onsite fitness center. Here on business? Our hotel boasts 4,500+ sq. ft. of prime meeting space in downtown Columbia. Contact us today, Welcome home.

Accessibility

Hotel

  • Internet
    FREE Internet access
  • FREE WiFi
  • High speed Internet
  • High speed wireless
  • Transportation
    FREE parking
  • Limousine service
  • Motorcycle parking
  • On-Site parking
  • Parking
  • Front desk
    24-hour reception
  • Car rental
  • Check cashing policy
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Front desk
  • Video checkout
  • Video review billing
  • Work away
    Business center
  • Business services
  • General
    Interior corridors
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Public area air conditioned
  • Hotel service
    ATM/Cash machine
  • Boarding pass print-out available
  • Coin operated laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • FREE newspaper in lobby
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping daily
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Onsite laundry
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Turndown service
  • Valet cleaning
  • Valet same day dry cleaning
  • Wakeup service
  • Outlets
    Barber shop
  • Beauty shop/salon
  • Bookstore
  • Drugstore/pharmacy
  • Florist
  • Gift/News stand
  • Vending machines
  • Accessible
    Accessible facilities
  • Accessible parking
  • Elevators
  • Events
    Meeting rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Green facilities
    Low carbon footprint control

Rooms

  • Communication
    FREE toll free calls
  • Local calls
  • Multi-line phone
  • Two-line phone
  • Voice mail
  • Bedding
    Cribs
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Sofa bed
  • Special features
    Connecting rooms
  • Bathroom
    Bathroom amenities
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Closets in room
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate closet
  • Upgraded bathroom amenities
  • Food & Beverage
    Coffee/Tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Entertainment
    All news channel
  • AM/FM radio
  • Cable television
  • CNN availaible
  • ESPN available
  • HBO available
  • Pay per view movies on TV
  • TV
  • Business
    Chair provided with desk
  • Desk with electrical outlet
  • Large desk
  • Spare electrical outlet available
  • Telephone
  • General
    Air conditioning
  • Air conditioning controlled in room
  • Alarm clock
  • Converters/ Voltage adaptors
  • Electrical adaptors available
  • Iron
  • Non-smoking
  • Storage space

Recreation

  • Pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Wellness
    Health club
  • Spa
  • Fitness
    Exercise gym
  • Fitness center
  • Gym
  • Sport
    Tennis court

Food and Drink

  • Meal plan
    Hot breakfast
  • Special attention
    FREE in-room coffee/tea
  • Kitchen facilities
    Ice machine
  • Outlets type
    Coffee shop
  • Food and beverage outlets
  • Lounges/Bars
  • Restaurant

Breakfast

  • Hot breakfast

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 16:00
  • Check-out Time: 11:00

Cancel policy
Cancel policy may be more restrictive based on rate / room booked, season, special events

Travel with others

Children policy
1 kid ages 1 or under stays FREE

Payment type

      

Language spoken

  • English

Welcome capacity

  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 3
  • Number of Sleeping Rooms: 189
  • Largest Meeting Room Size: 4788 sq. ft.
  • Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 400

Parking

  • Accessible parking
  • FREE parking
  • Motorcycle parking
  • On-Site parking
  • Parking

Amenities

  • Full business center
  • Printer
  • Copier
  • Overnight delivery/pickup
  • FREE incoming fax
  • Ethernet connectivity
  • Business center
  • Telephone
  • FREE toll free calls
  • Computer
  • Network/internet printing available
  • Post/parcel service
  • Fax machine
  • Fee charged for first page of outgoing fax
  • On-site business center
  • Meeting facilities
  • Voicemail

Environment

Property's Green Action

We set goals and policies to reduce energy and water consumption, catalyze our progress and review our performance. We also collaborate with suppliers to provide products that conserve energy, reduce and divert waste and are comprised of more sustainable materials. We encourage sustainability in our kitchens through actions such as purchasing organic and responsibly sourced food, planting herb gardens, sourcing cage-free eggs and sourcing seafood caught in a sustainable manner and recycling cooking oil.


  •  Low carbon footprint control

Most helpful reviews 9 23 reviews

Jonathan Smoyer
2 years ago – Google

8

Overall a good stay. There was construction outside my room at 6am. Room was nice and clean. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Easy walking access to a bunch of restaurants and the whole campus. They do have a convoluted policy about using restaurant credits within a certain time period or they expire. Apparently it's that way at every Courtyard now.

Bradley Alton Chandler
2 years ago – Google

9

I was in town for a social event comma a wedding, and we needed somewhere to change use the restroom and freshen up. We stopped at the Marriott because it was convenient, and even though we felt awkward, the staff was very friendly and the inside of the building was immaculate. I would definitely recommend this hotel to someone just based off of my limited experience in the lobby. It seemed like a top-class Marriott and I really appreciate the Friendly Dentist they offered us even though it was pretty obvious we probably were not spending the night there.

Janna Van Slett
2 years ago – Google

6

So, I've stayed at this same hotel a few times for a yearly convention I attend. I haven't stayed here in at least four years and I was disappointed that they did away with the complimentary coffee in the lobby and replaced it with a Starbucks that you obviously have to pay for.(Admittedly, I did buy some coffee and it was good) You can still make some coffee in your room that's complimentary though. That's not my thing though. Anyway, the room itself was clean and the beds were comfortable. However, the tub in our bathroom was covered in black hairs. I'm a bit of a germaphobe and Iwas grossed out. I'm sure someone would have cleaned it up if I had called but I was too annoyed to have someone come in my room and just rinsed it out myself. I seriously was wishing I had brought some shower shoes (those exist, right?). The complimentary shuttle to Colonial Life Arena was great, especially for my parents who couldn't make the walk. The staff was friendly. Only 2 elevators and a very limited amount of luggage carts. We had a nice view of the Gamecocks old arena so we also had lovely sunsets.

Arminuar Owens
2 years ago – Google

4

Very small rooms. Double room with very little space. Not good if you have 4 people in this tight space. Very compact. No DVD player. Does not even have a microwave in the rooms. You can open and close the bathroom door, turn on the water in the tub while sitting on the toilet. Only 2 elevators with 9 floors! RIDICULOUS..... Very small pool. Looks more like a hot tub. Hitel seems to be clean. This is not what I'm use to, but I'm here now. NEVER AGAIN though.

Stephen Ferguson
2 years ago – Google

10

This is a great place to be at in Columbia. Lots of things are available around you and the staff is so friendly and eager to point out anywhere you should visit. I plan to come back you should make this a destination for you and your family in the future

R Fos
2 years ago – Google

8

The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The view we had from the 9th floor was lovely.

Kylie Love
2 years ago – Google

9

Best hotel I've stayed at, best staff as well. The sweet tea was really good. Great experience overall.

Jeremy Mosier
2 years ago – Google

10

Very friendly hotel staff with a desire to please. Rooms are clean and well maintained. The hotel bar is perfect after a long day.

Adam Rubenstein
2 years ago – Google

8

The staff at this hotel are very friendly and helpful. Great location that was easily accessible to where we needed to be. Our only complaint was that the outside heat seemed to be getting the better of the hotel. Our bathroom started to heat up if the door was left closed and we had trouble getting true cold water out of the tap. We brought these issues to the attention of staff upon checkout (we didn't really notice these issues until the overnight hours) who were apologetic and told us they would have maintenance look into it.

Jeffrey Leong
2 years ago – Google

7

I attended a work meeting for two days in the Lexington room at the Marriott. The location was convenient, plenty of free parking, and friendly staff. The breakfast and lunch served was good. Our group did have trouble once with the hotel internet but it was resolved quickly. The setting was quiet and we got lots done. The bathrooms were very clean. Everything was clean and inviting.

Hyun Park
2 years ago – Google

9

Building and the indoor parking facility were a bit old. However, room was clean and well maintained. Receptionist, cleaning and restaurant staff were very professional, helpful and friendly. Excellent staff !

Rebecca Davis
2 years ago – Google

9

Everyone was so nice. We had a king suite and it was well laid out and comfy. Nice fireside seating are by the pool.

Leigh Cooper
2 years ago – Google

7

What a great hotel! It's located in the heart of downtown Columbia, within easy walking distance of the state house, museums, several Starbucks and a whole smorgasbord of restaurants. The hotel itself is clean and attractive, with a modern bistro on the ground floor offering delicious bites at a slightly too-steep price. The room we had was completely comfortable and clean. Best yet, maid service actually took care of everything while we were out for the day. Do you know how rarely that happens? So nice to return to freshly made beds, clean towels, replenished soap and more coffee to brew. And everyone was friendly! We'll definitely return.

Im AntK
2 years ago – Google

9

The atmosphere the hotel sets is pleasing and welcoming. The bed I slept was incredible. The room also smelled great. I didn't like the prices for the food but over everything else, I still had a great experience.

nathan riech
2 years ago – Google

8

Nice hotel in a good location. No free breakfast but options from the cafe are reasonable. Standard rooms with mini fridge. Everything was clean. Housekeeping did try to come in the room at 8am which was weird. They did knock, I just haven't had them come by that early before.

Charles R
2 years ago – Google

7

Good hotel right in the heart of downtown ColaSC. Staff was awesome and kept there composure when it seems the courtesy van drive left us out in the cold for it seems a long time. The refrigerator and AC in our room was way to loud and kept waking me up this visit. Like others the parking garage will test your driving abilities! I would still suggest a stay at the property when a visit to town.

DJ McMurtrie
2 years ago – Google

10

The staff from everyone at the front desk to the maids we encountered in the hallways were extremely accommodating and personable. Each one went out of there way to say hello and ask us if we needed anything, welcoming the chance to help us if we asked. Great stay!!

Stephie Walls
2 years ago – Google

6

The rooms are nice and clean. The hotel has friendly staff and were well prepared for the event taking place. But if you actually want to sleep, this isn't the hotel to book. All night long, all I've heard are sirens and ambulances racing up and down the streets of downtown Columia (right outside our window).

Alex McArthur
2 years ago – Google

7

Room came with a pull out couch, which was great, and had plenty of parking. Everything was great

Lindsay Cash
2 years ago – Google

9

We had a great experience staying here. Kacey, at the front desk, was extremely nice and helpful with checking in. After checking in and getting in our room we discovered a small plumbing issue in the room. We called the front desk and Kacey had us another room to move to immediately. Great customer service & very nice, clean rooms. Will definitely stay here again when we are in the area.

Anne Thomas
2 years ago – Google

10

Loved this hotel. So clean, so quiet. Will definitely stay there again.

Tony Lopez
2 years ago – Google

4

Food was expensive but without merit. Nice staff but not a good place to eat.

Tara Swallow
2 years ago – Google

9

Hotel is very well kept with friendly staff and excellent food. It is in a convenient location off of Assembly street and once checked in they will provide you with a parking pass for the garage.

Konrad H
2 years ago – Google

10

Staff was very friendly, helpful, and professional. Nice room and location. Free Internet and parking. Good rate.

Ron Johnson
2 years ago – Google

10

This hotel is in a great location , the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The hotel is up to date , I'll stay here again when I am in the area

Garrett Stiltner
2 years ago – Google

7

It was very nice. Enjoyed the quiet rooms and restaurant.

Rayne Reese
2 years ago – Google

7

It was cleanly and the people were nice. I only stayed one night but it was worth the stay.

Charles McIntosh
2 years ago – Google

8

This is one of the nicest hotels i have ever had the pleasure of visiting. The staff was cordial and extremely helpful. i look forward to actually staying there.

Taylor Garrick
3 years ago – Google

9

The location is fantastic. Easy walking distance to USC and local restaurants. Convenient to the colonial life arena. The room was clean and breakfast is great.

Andrew Withers
3 years ago – Google

8

Rooms and service were nice, parking is difficult for a large truck but it's possible

Hannah Thornton
3 years ago – Google

9

Very clean rooms, great water pressure, quiet at night onside hotel but can hear sirens sometimes but it is downtown, great places to eat within walking distance, staff was very friendly, there was great flavored water available, and snacks and microwave dinners to buy. The bed is comfy, great pillows, HBO, sound machine, mini fridge, and pool.

Shannon Poole
3 years ago – Google

10

Fantastic hotel!! Bed super comfy, quiet, staff wonderfully helpful and welcoming. Courtesy shuttle to take you all over town made our trip!

Gil Schrage
3 years ago – Google

8

Great value, very nice staff, great location. Lobby bar well-stocked and serves Starbucks Coffee. Pool water was a bit on the cloudy side but the deep end is 9 feet so despite the No Diving signs it's certainly deep enough and it's long enough to not feel completely silly swimming laps. Our room was nice, has a small fridge and a white noiseachine! Best of all, bed was great.

Wende Adams
3 years ago – Google

10

I love this Marriott! The hotel was fresh and clean. The staff was so accommodating and friendly! We really felt welcome and will definitely come back there whenever we're in town. Who cares about the tight (small) parking lot when everything else was great. We own a SUV and had no issues parking. 👌🏽

David Armstrong
3 years ago – Google

9

Dropped off some friends. Rooms seemed adequate, nice pool, small but not bad fitness room. Staff extremely nice and helpful.

Michael Holley
3 years ago – Google

10

It was a great stay. The room was well taken care of and very clean. The staff was kind and did all they could to assist me. The food there also didn't fail to amaze me. I enjoyed it overall.

Andrew Lewis
3 years ago – Google

8

This is a typical (i.e., good) Courtyard hotel. It is located right on the edge of USC, just a few blocks from the state capital, and within walking distance of The Kroger Center. The shuttle service to restaurants was excellent although there was sometimes a wait. That's only because she was busy shuttling others around. Note: there's no shuttle service...

Shawn Lancaster
3 years ago – Google

10

Only had the privilege of staying one night, but ready to come back if in the area again! Room was spacious enough, and bed was super comfy! ALL staff was beyond my expectations! Everyone was so kind and friendly! There were two minor complaints I would have is the parking in the garage is TIGHT and some type of continental breakfast would have been a bonus also. There was a "bistro" but it seemed kind of pricey to me. All in all a wonderful stay!

Vicky Bham
3 years ago – Google

10

It's got a brand new and wonderful interior and the rooms are always nice and clean. They've got an excellent staff and management that always take care of guests. They have a limited amount of conference space but it's an excellent place to stay if you're in Columbia.

Tom Burns
3 years ago – Google

10

Great hotel. Excellent staff. Fanciest hotel that's closest to USC. Right on Assembly Street.

Lauren McLean
3 years ago – Google

9

Room was clean. Great view of downtown Columbia. Quite a few restaurants in walking distance. Service at the hotel was great. We did not try out the bar/bistro. There was plenty of parking, but the deck had very low ceiling height and anything over 6 ft would have to go around the block to park on the top level.

2thfari 2thfari
3 years ago – Google

5

Front desk people were awesome! Parking garage sucks! Unless you drive a very small compact car you do not want to stay here. See the photos I posted of the parking garage.

TheReyesShow
3 years ago – Google

10

The hotel is amazing. Very comfortable and clean (which says a lot). I could say that it has good luxury. Very modern as well. It has a cool place outside in the pool that is looks like it's recently new. Rooms are amazing as well. Nothing bad to say about it, in fact it was amazing!

Tyler Payne
3 years ago – Google

7

The hotel and facilities were top notch. The bar food was sub par, and the hotel staff were rude toward those there for MEPS.

Zachary Aguayo
3 years ago – Google

4

Restaurant has poor service and quality. They say they have a Starbucks, ordered a venti americano, they only put 2 shots versus the standard 4 shots. I asked why, replied we are told to. Funny thing is you're paying the same price. Room was mediocre.

Kevin Smorgala
3 years ago – Google

10

Great location and service. Room was very clean. No complaints to speak of.

Amanda Swackhammer
3 years ago – Google

10

The room was very nice. But expect train whistles at night! The hotel provides ear plugs for that reason

Shannon Mcpherson
3 years ago – Google

9

We had a great stay at Courtyard Columbia downtown. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The room was perfect. Food was great.

Christopher King
4 years ago – Google

8

Location is pretty solid as far as centrality with easy ways to get out of the parking garage. There are better options downtown but not for this price. It does make for an occasionally loud night stay. Room was fine-tv was small with dead pixels, bathroom didn't have a vent fan so it took forever to air out/defog after a shower--apparently it's not a code requirement to have one. Bathroom was also pretty small.

Jon Dilks
4 years ago – Google

7

Free wifi, free parking, reasonably adequate continental breakfast, reasonably convenient to what I needed it to be convenient to. Friendly staff, rooms have AC that works, beds are better than others I've slept in while on the road lately. Not astoundingly amazing, but perfectly adequate and fine for the price.

Benjamin Doyle
4 years ago – Google

6

Messed up my reservation. Lots of street noise. Crappy TV. Crappy wifi. But it is clean & comfortable.

Colin Kiser
4 years ago – Google

9

We called after checking into the Downtown Sheraton and it being so loud we couldn't even nap. Paper thin walls. I called Todd at the Front Desk and he took magnificent care of us, even putting us in a suite for our anniversary weekend. Newly remodeled rooms were clean, well-styled, and QUIET. What a wonderful experience at a great price.

S. John
4 years ago – Google

9

Clean hotel. Love the view (at least from my room). Love the look of the hotel. Parking garage is very tight in space. Old stairs can be redone that lead to the upstairs parking area. Night crew was nice and the love the fact that they have a bar in the hotel. But they do need to tell you that they are going to charge your credit card for incidentals that may occur but have not occurred.

Napoleon Clayburn
4 years ago – Google

10

I stayed during the time when the power was out for a day or so. A situation like that is inevitable. Ms. Holly the general manager was so courteous and understanding when I called to discuss this with her. I have visited this fine facility for over 25 years and each visit has been a very comfortable and inviting one. I just like the way they handled the situation and made my feel like I was the only guest. I promise you this service provided by this hotel is top notch and for the price one of the BEST hotels I have eve stayed in!

Paul Smith
4 years ago – Google

9

Hotel is located a 5 minute walk away from the USC campus and is a great business hotel.

Elisabeth Buchta
4 years ago – Google

10

The staff was wonderful, especially the front desk attendant Kelly. Very accommodating, clean, and convenient hotel! If I am ever in Columbia again this is the only property I would stay at! Thank you :)

Sarah Caldwell
5 years ago – Google

6

This is a nice hotel, but for the exorbitant price of around $190 a night, there should be more amenities included, like free breakfast or at least coffee. The staff was amazing, except for one woman, Lauren. Every time we went to ask a question, she acted as though we were idiots. I honestly have never posted a review, but I think that the manager should know about the horrible front desk service from Lauren.

Jim Kirk
5 years ago – Google

10

An older hotel that's been completely renovated. Excellent room, service, location and value! Walking distance to USC, downtown and The Vista. Great service in returning items I left in room. Would recommend highly.