Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia - Downtown

501 Taylor StreetColumbia29201USA
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About Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia - Downtown

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Downtown Columbia is located about a mile from the University of South Carolina and the Columbia Riverfront Park. Comfy rooms and free standard Internet access are some hotel features that recommend themselves.

There are 81 spacious room with amenities such as satellite TV, mini fridge, microwave, and coffeemakers. Rooms have desks, and windows with double glazing.

The hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool and fitness center. There is a 24-hour business center, and ample parking onsite. The hotel has a self serve laundry for guest use.

Complimentary breakfast is served at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia - Downtown. Guests can get lunch and dinner at the Blue Marlin close by.

The South Carolina State House, the Columbia Marionette Theater and the University of South Carolina are some of the attractions of the area. Riverbanks Zoo and the Carolina Coliseum event center are also close by.


501 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC, 29201, USA
Telephone: +1(803)7444000 | Fax: +1(803)7444010 | 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
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00

Positive Reviews

Great place to stay

Business as well as leisure travelers have recommended Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Downtown Columbia as a great place to stay. The hotel maintains the standards set by and expected by guests from the Holiday Inn Express chain.

Newly refurbished

After a recent refurbishment, the rooms are found to be clean, comfortable and well looked after, offering guests a relaxing place to stay. The beds are comfy and the rooms are quiet. There is ample free parking available onsite.

Good staff, convenient location

The customer service of the hotel receives good ratings. The staff is described as both competent and friendly, and trying to give special consideration to people with disabilities or allergies. The proximity of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Downtown Columbia to the University of South Carolina makes it particularly convenient for parents visiting their kids in college.

Negative Reviews

Breakfast is not the best

Though the complimentary breakfast receives positive mentions, there are many who thought that it lacked variety and was unimpressive.

Pool, fitness equipment issues

The pool is outdoor and seasonal; as such may be closed parts of the year. Also guests have remarked upon some of the fitness equipment being broken or out of commission.

Thin walls, small bathrooms, Wi-Fi woes

Some guests felt that the rooms have thin walls so that noise from adjoining rooms tends to carry. One guest said that they could hear the TV from the next guestroom. Several guests felt that the bathrooms were rather small. Some guests also felt that the quality of Wi-Fi was poor.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1486 reviews across the web
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8.4 out of 10 based on 1486 reviews