Be a guest in our welcoming hotels in Columbia, the friendly, relaxed capital city of South Carolina. You’re in easy reach of the award-winning Riverbanks Zoo, the historic Statehouse, and vibrant dining-and-shopping districts of Five Points and Vista.
It’s a short drive downtown from our central Columbia hotels to the South Carolina Statehouse, its mossy green lawn shaded by fragrant magnolia trees—bronze stars mark the spots where cannonballs landed during General Sherman’s fiery Civil War “march to the sea.” Slithery snakes and giant tortoises inhabit the Riverbanks Zoo, along with 2,000 other wild critters. Sunbathe on the rocks above the mild but frothy rapids of the Saluda River, directly behind the zoo.
Join the brigades of backpacked students strolling the tree-shaded urban campus of the University of South Carolina, ringed with lively coffee shops and cafes. Or head out from our Columbia hotels and do as the natives do: spend an evening dining and drinking in the Five Points neighborhood or the riverside Vista district—both hopping with good-value international restaurants and rollicking music clubs. If it’s classic Southern food you crave, head to a local barbecue joint for lip-smacking South Carolina barbecue washed down with sudsy Dixie beer.
Unwind and absorb the region’s leisurely pace just minutes from our Columbia hotels in the city’s riverside parks, where you can park yourself under a live oak fringed with Spanish moss and dream of the Old South—all for free, of course. Stay at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Columbia for four seasons of down-home pleasures, whether you’re tucking into an old-fashioned corndog at the State Fair or sipping cocktails on a balmy evening of moonlight and magnolias.
Feel great about your stay in Columbia, SC at our hotel's eco-friendly property. We're the first hotel in South Carolina to be designed for LEED Gold certification, meet EcoRoom Certification and we're 100% smoke free. Fresh-stay certified.
The hotel's locale in the Harbison Blvd area is a Columbia, SC favorite. We are central to attractions, dozens of restaurants, and many businesses. Whether you're looking for fun or rushing to a meeting, you won't have to venture far.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blythewood features a lobby atrium, outdoor pool, workout facility and business center. Each morning guests enjoy our complimentary hot breakfast buffet featuring pancakes and cinnamon rolls.
My Fiance and I love to take little weekend getaways, and this has been one of our top picks. We stayed here a couple months back for the weekend, and vowed to stay again. Last weekend, we came and[More]
oh my goodness. We were reminded why we stayed the first time. The rooms were immaculate. We had the whirlpool suite, and it was beautiful and romantic. The staff when we checked was welcoming, and we felt at home. The atmosphere is peaceful, and quiet. We made a weekend of it. Checked in Friday, and had a blast. Then on Saturday, we were so comfortable, we didn't even leave the room until about 6pm. It feels like home. I would most definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. Did I mention, the convenience? Its down the street from two wal-marts, and restaurants are surrounding the hotel. I really did enjoy my stay for the second time, and I am quite sure there will be a third time! [Less]
Overall we had a great stay. We only checked in to sleep and were up and out so we did not check out most of the amenities.
The only flaw was the bathtub not draining correctly and filling with[More]
water during a shower.
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