Extended Stay America Suites - Columbia - Ft. Jackson

5430 Forest DriveColumbia29206USA
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About Extended Stay America Suites - Columbia - Ft. Jackson

Extended StayAmerica Columbia - Fort Jackson offers budget long stay lodgings at a contemporary low-rise beside Interstate 77 in the eastern suburbs of Columbia, South Carolina. Highlights include complimentary parking and free Wi-Fi throughout. Fort Jackson army base is situated just across the freeway.

Colourful, modernized rooms enjoying air-conditioning, free weekly housekeeping and upgraded bedding boast en suite bathrooms, desks, ironing equipment, flat-screen cable televisions and fully-equipped kitchenettes. Accessible rooms are offered.

Facilities comprise a launderette, 24-hour reception, lift and vending machines. Children can stay free. Pets are welcomed for a surcharge.

A complimentary takeaway breakfast is provided. Dining options situated within half-a-mile include pizzerias and cafes plus Chinese, fast food and Mexican restaurants.

Non-smoking Extended StayAmerica Columbia - Fort Jackson is five miles from Columbia Place shopping centre. Downtown is about 15 minutes’ drive away for South Carolina State House, Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and Columbia Museum of Art. Frankie’s of Columbia theme park is about 15 miles away.


5430 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC, 29206, USA
Telephone: +1(803)7822025 | Fax: +1(803)7821449 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Handy location near shops, dining and barracks

This property's location off Interstate 77 in the eastern outskirts of South Carolina's state capital of Columbia appealed to reviewers because there were several eateries in the vicinity as well as shopping options, petrol stations and bus stops. Visitors to Fort Jackson were delighted with the hotel's location because it was so close to the barracks. The free parking proved popular with motorists, who also mentioned it was easy to reach regional attractions, universities, golf courses and shopping malls plus the airport and downtown Columbia.

Customer service praised

Guests frequently sang the praises of the professional, obliging and friendly members of staff, who offered good customer service. The pet-friendly policy was welcomed by animal lovers.

Updated rooms with well-equipped kitchenettes

The smartly revamped rooms were a hit with many guests, especially those on extended stays because there were self-catering facilities provided in the fully-equipped kitchenettes. Lots of travellers said they found their rooms spacious and clean. Those prioritizing affordability usually felt their stays represented reasonable value for money due to the wallet-friendly rates.

Negative Reviews

Reports of road noise and nuisance smells

Light sleepers remarked that in certain rooms facing the freeway it was occasionally possible to hear nuisance noise from passing traffic. In some rooms there were also reports of unpleasant musty smells and lingering smoky odours, despite the smoke-free policy.

Maintenance and cleanliness grumbles

Cleanliness and maintenance issues disappointed guests in certain rooms. These included stained bedding, bathrooms and carpets that could have been more extensively cleaned, clogged drains and sluggish free Wi-Fi speeds. Some critics also wished the free housekeeping had been provided more than once a week.

Free breakfast disappointed some reviewers

The free grab-and-go breakfast underwhelmed some reviewers, who claimed the range of food and drink options was too restricted.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1482 reviews across the web
6.1 /10
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    6.0 /10
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    6.4 /10
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    6.4 /10
6.1 out of 10 based on 1482 reviews