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.
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbia Downtown – The Vista
Very friendly staff. Clean room, comfy bed with oversized pillows. Breakfast was good. Easy check in and out. I'd recommend if you're passing through to stay here. Very quiet property.[Less]
Friendly and welcome staff
From day 1 when an early check in was facilitated, to early mornings when the pool area was opened so I could work in the shade, to the friendly breakfast staff, this hotel is great! Plus the pool[More] area is clean with wooded area behind for bird watching while relaxing! And the cinnamon rolls are yummy :)[Less]
Great bed and freezing cold AC
Best breakfast and cinnamon buns in SC! The bed and pillows were so comfortable and the room A/C was nice and cold, love low story hotels, easy in and easy out.[Less]
Excellent service and staff. Great amenities. Room was clean and inclusive. Beds were comfortable. Hotel provided everything needed for a long term stay to include a laundry room. Perfect for[More] traveling families![Less]
Great hotel! Great staff! Cleanliness was outstanding! I liked the amenities in the room! The laundry basket was a huge plus! I had zero complaints and would definitely recommend this hotel to[More] co-workers, family and friends![Less]
Clean and refreshing
Stayed for business and enjoyed being able to relax after work. Proximity to restaurants and night life was convenient. Will stay again when visiting columbia. Thanks for a great experience.[Less]
Great Short Term Stay
The staff was so friendly and helpful. I wanted to check in early since my flight got me in at 10:30am. I waited for a few hours at a restaurant down the street, then called the front desk. I didn't[More] have to give my whole life story or reasons for wanting to check in early, I simply asked the lady at the front desk looked up an available room, and said I can check-in. An hour early may not seem like much, but it was much needed at the time. I rested like a well fed baby.[Less]
Everything was great
I was there and I always stay at this hotel because I feel comfortable and safe my husband has had 6 emergency surgery on his head and this is where I stay thank you.[Less]