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Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera at Columbia Museum of Art
Posted on October 17, 2014 at 11:48AM by Dayna Cantelmi
   Norman Rockwell, "The Kid with the Camera Eye," was a famous illustrator revered for his incredible ability to idealistically capture everyday moments. From iconic Americana ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do October 16-19
Posted on October 16, 2014 at 9:00AM by Alli Finkelston
Ready to sail off to a new adventure? In the spirit of Columbus Day, set your sights on discovering Columbia, SC! Scour our 8 categories of things to do listed below and don't forget to ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do October 8-12
Posted on October 9, 2014 at 9:00AM by Alli Finkelston
This weekend, Columbia, SC is spilling over with great events! The opening of the South Carolina State Fair is the main attraction supported by side stage events such as main-stage performances, ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do October 2-5
Posted on October 1, 2014 at 4:00PM by Alli Finkelston
October has arrived! Even though the weather is still famously hot, it's time for spooky attractions and all things pumpkin flavored. Browse our 7 autumn-themed things to do listed below ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do September 25-28
Posted on September 24, 2014 at 1:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Whether you're visiting the Columbia area for USC Parent's Weekend, ESPN College GameDay or one of our top-rated famously hot attractions, this weekend is full of events that cater to ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do September 18 – 21
Posted on September 17, 2014 at 4:00PM by Alli Finkelston
Need a recipe for the perfect weekend? Combine Greek food, farm festivals and a patriotic 5K with a sprinkle of animals and top it off with amazing concerts. All can be found in Columbia, ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 5 Things to Do September 11 – 14
Posted on September 10, 2014 at 3:45PM by Alli Finkelston
There's lots to do this weekend in Columbia, SC! Browse our 5 suggestions for things to do listed below and don't forget to check out our calendar of events for even more ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do September 4 - 7
Posted on September 4, 2014 at 7:52AM by Dayna Cantelmi
It's a bustling weekend in Columbia, SC with celebrations, events, sports, exhibits and more filling up all the days and nights. We have 8 suggestions for things to do listed below and our calendar ...
What's Hot This Labor Day Weekend: 6 Things to Do August 28 - September 1
Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:10PM by Dayna Cantelmi
A holiday weekend means one extra day to get out and explore everything the Columbia region has to offer! From a festival and football games to zombies, exhibits and more, there's no shortage of ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do August 21 - 24
Posted on August 21, 2014 at 8:14AM by Dayna Cantelmi
This weekend in Columbia, SC is a flurry of activity with festivals, shows, shopping, exhibits and more! Read through our 7 suggestions for things to do listed below and get swept up in the fun! ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 8 Things to Do August 14 - 17
Posted on August 12, 2014 at 10:28AM by Dayna Cantelmi
It's a whirlwind of activity this weekend in Columbia, SC! From grand openings and a fishing expo to a number of shows and exhibits, we can barely keep up with all of the wonderful things happening ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do August 7 - 10
Posted on August 6, 2014 at 7:56AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Vacation may be beginning to come to a close, but summer is still in the air and there are plenty of activities scheduled to fill up your weekend in Columbia, SC! Read on for six suggestions on ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 7 Things to Do July 31 - August 3
Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:42AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Kick off the final full month of summer with a bang this weekend by participating in all of the exciting things going on in Columbia, SC! From enjoying a refreshing beer at the zoo to seeing a play ...
What's Hot This Weekend: 6 Things to Do July 24 - 27
Posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:07AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Looking for some fun things to do in Columbia, SC this weekend? You're in luck because there are plenty of events, exhibits, shows and more going on throughout the region all weekend long! See ...
  
Top 10 Visitor Favorites
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Want to feed a giraffe or get cozy with a flamingo? The 170-acre Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is home to more than 2,000 creatures, with even more fun in a three-story ropes course, four zip-lines, nature trails, pony rides and more.
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Art, history, science and discovery collide in Columbia, SC at our many museums. Step back in time at the region’s historic museums, reflect on the finer things in life at an art museum, or find the inner child at the Southeast’s largest children’s museum.
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South Carolina’s only national park is the largest old-growth bottomland hardwood forest in the Southeast and contains some of the nation’s tallest trees. Experience the park through many opportunities, including an elevated boardwalk, guided canoe trips and even nighttime hikes.
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The South Carolina State House overlooks downtown Columbia, SC’s Main Street and is a must-see on any trip. The copper Greek Revival dome and Corinthian columns adorn the structure, while six stars mark where Union cannonballs struck the building during the Civil War.
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Located between downtown Columbia and Lake Murray, Saluda Shoals Park offers paved and unpaved hiking trails, kayaking and canoeing on the Saluda River, trout fishing, horseback riding and a splash pad for the little ones.
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This 18,000-seat arena is your ticket to popular music and entertainment, hosting names like Taylor Swift, Red Hot Chili Peppers or Billy Joel, performances by Cirque du Soleil, Gamecocks basketball games, the circus and even more.
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Learn how to sail, kayak or canoe, scuba dive, water ski or just cruise this watery playground. In late summer, thousands of purple martins converge on Bomb Island, the largest roosting sanctuary in North America.
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Whether you’re a Gamecock or an opponent, you’ll enjoy game day in Columbia, SC. Baseball and football fans tailgate in style before heading to the stadium for a frenzied afternoon or evening of jumping to “Sandstorm.”
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Locals agree that Columbia's barbecue, smoky pulled pork smothered in our unique mustard-based sauce, is a must-try on any trip to the region. Most “joints” will offer a wide variety of Southern food, including fried chicken, hash and rice, hush puppies and macaroni and cheese.
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Boutiques, antique stores, and large malls and shopping villages give visitors the opportunity to snag something Southern as a wearable or local product. Try Devine Street, Five Points, the Congaree Vista, Main Street, Village at Sandhill or other hot spots throughout the region.
  

Hotels


No matter what your style is, Columbia has the perfect place for you to relax when you're away from home. This section will give you all the information you need to make an informed decision on where to stay. Review the full list of hotels by searching through the listings below.  Or refine your search results by utilizing our accommodations search, which will allow you to search based on location or sort through the many overnight options available to you in Columbia, such as: bed and breakfasts, suites, extended stays and more.

Make sure to check out our Visitors Information Center that has great info on what to do while you're in Columbia, SC.


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Affordable Suites Deluxe

  • 150 Stoneridge Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-779-7000
  • Fax: (803) 779-0408
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For your extended stays of a week or more, or even just for a night or two, the Affordable Suites Deluxe is a great choice when you're looking for hotels in Columbia, SC.ÿ The hotel is ... More »

Baymont Inn & Suites Columbia Northwest

  • 347 Zimalcrest Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-731-2300
  • Fax: (803) 772-6965
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Conveniently located at the intersection of I-20 and I-26, we are just minutes away from Columbia's favorite destinations. Within a short drive you can reach Downtown's Congaree Vista, Riverbanks ... More »

Clarion Hotel Downtown

  • 1615 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-771-8711
  • Fax: (803) 252-3010
  • Tollfree: 800-277-8711
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Southern hospitality, spacious rooms, first-class amenities and unparalleled service abound at Clarion Hotel Downtown in Columbia, South Carolina. Neatly situated near the downtown business ... More »

Columbia DoubleTree by Hilton

  • 2100 Bush River Road
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-731-0300
  • Fax: (803) 731-2839
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Guests at our Columbia, SC hotel enjoy a wealth of amenities, including complimentary transportation to Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, wired and ... More »

Columbia Marriott Hotel

  • 1200 Hampton Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-771-7000
  • Fax: (803) 254-2911
  • Tollfree: 800-880-1885
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Situated in the heart of downtown, our beautifully renovated Columbia hotel offers the quality accommodations and hallmark service you have come to expect from Marriott. Our Columbia hotel offers ... More »

Courtyard by Marriott Columbia Downtown at USC

  • 630 Assembly Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-799-7800
  • Fax: (803) 254-6842
  • Tollfree: 888-979-6800
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Location is everything! Staying at the Courtyard® Columbia Downtown at USC you are walking distance to the Historic Vista District robust with history, shopping and night life.  Our hotel is 5 ... More »

Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone

  • 200 Stoneridge Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-252-8700
  • Fax: (803) 256-8749
  • Tollfree: 800-EMBASSY
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At Embassy Suites Columbia - Greystone hotel you'll experience a high standard of spacious two-room suite accommodations that will leave you wanting to return again and again.We aim to provide ... More »

Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott Columbia Northeast

  • 120 Blarney Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29223
  • Phone: 803-760-1700
  • Fax: (803) 760-1701
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Located near everything Columbia has to offer for both business and leisure travelers, we are 10 minutes from downtown and only minutes from Fort Jackson. Smoke-free facility features free hot ... More »

Hampton Inn Downtown Historic District

  • 822 Gervais Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-231-2000
  • Fax: (803) 231-2868
  • Tollfree: 800-HAMPTON
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Located in the heart of Downtown, our finely appointed guestrooms are equipped with every modern convenience while maintaining the look and feel of the surrounding Historic District.ÿ Rich colors ... More »

Hilton Columbia Center

  • 924 Senate Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-744-7800
  • Fax: (803) 744-7777
  • Tollfree: 800-HILTONS
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Experience our intimate and upscale Hiltonr Columbia Center hotel in Columbia South Carolina, ideally located in the center of the financial, entertainment and historic district. Elegant in ... More »

Hilton Garden Inn Columbia/Harbison

  • 434 Columbiana Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29212
  • Phone: 803-407-6640
  • Fax: (803) 407-6639
  • Tollfree: 877-STAYHGI
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Located conveniently off I-26 in Northwest Columbia near the Columbiana Mall, the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Columbia, South Carolina is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers. ... More »

Inn at USC Wyndham Garden Columbia

  • 1619 Pendleton Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-779-7779
  • Fax: (803) 779-2197
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Welcome to the Inn at USC. This elegant boutique hotel, located on the historic campus of the University of South Carolina in the heart of downtown Columbia, boasts 117 luxurious guestrooms and ... More »

SpringHill Suites by Marriott-Columbia Downtown/The Vista

  • 511 Lady Street
  • Columbia, SC 29201
  • Phone: 803-978-2333
  • Fax: (803) 978-2334
  • Tollfree: 800-627-7468
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Located in the heart of the Vista area and Downtown Columbia. Our hotel has more than 3000 square feet of meeting space as well as a full-service bar. We are perfect for business travelers, ... More »

Comfort Inn Hotel Columbia

  • 911 Bush River Road
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-798-5101
  • Fax: (803) 798-5103
  • Tollfree: 877-424-6423
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The Comfort Inn Columbia hotel, conveniently located and situated between highways 1-26 and 1-20 and close to many area attractions and local points of interest such as Columbia Metropolitan ... More »

Hampton Inn Columbia I-26 Airport

  • 1094 Chris Drive
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-791-8940
  • Fax: (803) 739-2291
  • Tollfree: 800-HAMPTON
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The Hampton Inn Airport is a corporate oriented yet family friendly hotel. Conveniently located 5 miles from city center and 5.5 miles from Columbia Metropolitan Airport. This property prides ... More »

Hampton Inn Columbia Northeast Fort Jackson Area

  • 1551 Barbara Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29223
  • Phone: 803-865-8000
  • Fax: (803) 865-8046
  • Tollfree: 800-HAMPTON
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See how southern charm lives on amidst the historical, cultural, and natural wonders of the state capital, Columbia. The Hampton Inn Columbia Northeast is conveniently located between I-77 and ... More »

Holiday Inn & Suites Columbia-Airport

  • 110 McSwain Drive
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-391-4000
  • Fax: (803) 391-4001
  • Tollfree: 1-888-HOLIDAY
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Homewood Suites by Hilton

  • 230 Greystone Boulevard
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-239-4663
  • Fax: (803) 239-2700
  • Tollfree: 800-CALL HOME
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Able House Inn Bed & Breakfast

  • 244 East Columbia Avenue
  • Leesville, SC 29070
  • Phone: 803-532-2763
  • Fax: (803) 532-2763
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Acapulco USA Campground

  • 960 Rock N Creek Road
  • Leesville, SC 29070
  • Phone: 803-798-8559
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Airport Inn

  • 1935 Airport Boulevard
  • Cayce, SC 29033
  • Phone: 803-936-0015
  • Fax: (803) 936-0015

American Inn St. Andrews

  • 1337 Garner Lane
  • Columbia, SC 29210
  • Phone: 803-731-5533
  • Fax: (803) 551-5578

American Inn West Columbia

  • 1617 Charleston Hwy
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-796-3714
  • Fax: (803) 796-3716

Americas Best Value Inn

  • 131 Veterans Road
  • Columbia, SC 29209
  • Phone: 803-695-3485
  • Fax: (803) 695-3485
  • Tollfree: 888-315-2378
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Americas Value Inn & Suites

  • 114 McSwain Drive
  • West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Phone: 803-708-9746
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