Rated 2 out of 5 by ss0324 not so great
Though my reservation was two weeks in advance and clearly stated king bed and I am a platinum member I received no upgrade and no king bed. Room service was 15 percent higher than other spg hotels I have stayed at.
February 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TravelingLecturer Wonderful catering/banquet service!
I taught a seminar in one of the meeting rooms and the staff could not have been more helpful! The meeting room was excellent as well.
Starting with Blake who dropped everything when we asked questions and got us our answers asap. Then there was Julie who also went the extra mile and Alberto - the manager who arranged a last minute luncheon buffet to help our folks out. He was gracious and helpful and and the buffet was outstanding
February 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fabulousand40 Nice Time
I appreciate this hotel being quiet. Had a long day...
February 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Princess1 Awesome
Always a pleasure staying here. Rooms are clean and spacious front desk staff is always friendly, patient and accommodating. I look forward to staying with you in the near future.
February 16, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 Stink Bugs Gone Wild
My first room I was assigned was like being on the television program called "What would you do?". In order to get to the room you have to go up a staircase with all of your luggage, because there are no elevators to the second floor. The room number 260 something had a disturbing smell once you entered the room. Upon entering the room you immediately see the window to the outside of the property and as you look above the window it appears as though the ceiling is about to cave in - (it look like some severe water damage). This room is in severe need of service and should never be available for accommodation as a Sheraton room offer. I immediately called Guest Services to complain and was told there wasn't another room on the property that had a king size bed and would I settle for a double beds. At this point, I just wanted to be out of the room, even if I had to sleep on a cot in the main entrance. After being transferred to another room which had an elevator and is catered to the SPG - Sheraton Preferred Guest floor I noticed a major difference in the appearance of the room and the smell of the room. The room on the third floor (room 337), did not have the king size bed I wanted because I am a tall person and like a large bed, but I made due with the smaller double beds. The room was much better in appearance and smell than the room I was originally provided. After getting settled, the service of the staff made my stay more enjoyable. There was one more issue I discovered during my stay and even in the room I was transferred to, I noticed an insect invader called the brown marmorated "stink bug". Now this explains the smell I noticed in room 260 something, and now I discovered not one, not two, but three stink bugs in my new room. The Sheraton Columbia Town Center needs a major fumigation and I for one will not stay there again until they fix this problem. If I saw at least three in my room there has to be an infestation of these bugs all over in every part of the hotel. The thought of it makes me chill when you actually see these bugs and think they could be anywhere in the hotel. When I lay down I would like to think a "stink bug" is not under the covers with me or crawling over to lay down with me! I will find other accommodations in Columbia MD on my next visit.
February 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brooklyn2013 Friendly place to stay
Spent one day in Columbia. The hotel staff was very friendly. Room was very clean.
February 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by David Excellent front desk employees
The people at the front desk are the best.
February 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ykny Corporate Rate
I stayed with a corporate rate but i was told that the breakfast was not free... I was very curious because i always ate when i stayed at the hotel.. I asked a front man when i checked out and i was told it was free. Please make staff's understanding consistent.
January 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MisterX Decent hotel
I've stayed at the hotel 3 times now and it's a decent hotel. Unfortunately my last time I had a room that had connecting doors on both sides. As a result there was a lot of noise disturbance. I actually had to sleep with ear plugs because the people next to me were skyping deep into the night.
However, when you have a room that doesn't have connecting doors, you barely hear anything and it's a great way to relax.
January 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thomas25 Personal Staff & Great Customer Service
The hotel staff was wonderful & made sure I was well taken care upon my arrival. My room service was excellent & came on time as stated
January 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lean27 Extreme Service
Exemplary customer service from hotel staff.
December 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MssyLou Great staff; great room; great location
Front desk staff was outstanding; Melissa went out of her way to make the hotel feel like home. Room was great - wonderful view of the lake and the peaceful setting. Room service staff and food was outstanding. Excellent visit - would recommend the Sheraton in Columbia, MD to all those coming to the area.
December 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Muffin2012 This hotel has a great location.
We have stayed at the Columbia Sheraton for the last 12 years at Christmas and several other times as well. We are satisfied customers.
December 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Audrey22 A clean and friendly hotel
My stay was perfect. The staff was very helpful and friendly. My room was attractive, crispy clean, and had all the amenities. The food was ample and tasty. Thank you for such a pleasant stay. I plan to return again.
December 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Harris The Good and the very minor Not so Good.
On Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, I noticed a live ladybug on the rug, along with some other stains. I also noticed a blood stain on the lower edge of the inside comforter that did not come from us. I have a Public Health degree, so this is not acceptable. The bathroom was small compared to such a large room, room 407. Otherwise, it was a very nice room at the end with a curved windo and a very nice view. very nice staff
December 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Renthal Columbia's quiet secret
Wonderful hotel with spacious rooms, great views and friendly staff. Close mall gave choices for food and shopping and quick access to freeway for nearby exploring.
December 22, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by inspire99 Columbia Maryland T own Center
okay stay. I am a SPG member, but still could not get early check in, or requested late check out. The toilet didn't flush properly, and the beds to be updated. The room was very clean, and the attendants were kind, considerate, and helpful. They definitely have not done the remodeling yet, even though your website advertises such.
December 18, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Joe34 Billing issue
There is a problem with billing me for 1 nights stay when the room had been payed in advance . The stay was pleasant just need to be reimbursed for one night , I called yesterday and talked to accounting to look into it and have not heard back and it's been 24 hrs .
December 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by cerjhm Great Service
I really appreciate the help from the Sheraton Staff. LA always take great care of me in reserving rooms and dynamically when I need anything. Pinar is consistent in her great service at the bar. I would grade all of the associates as strong, but LA and Pinar are the best.
December 16, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by NJUK Pleasant stay
A good location, friendly and helpful staff, well kept room, nice reception area and facilities.
December 16, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alisu Great staff - Nice hotel -
I stay at the Columbia Sheraton quite a bit, at least once a month every year, for two nights on average. This is a nice hotel, very comfortable. I love the location next to the little Lake and the view from some of the rooms. The hotel has a good restaurant and a very nice bar where you can also eat. Maintenance in the rooms could be a bit better: frequently there is a problem with toilet paper holders not firmly installed, or some problems with drape rail. However, what makes this hotel really great for me is the incredibly committed staff. If you have ANY kind of problem or need, they are willing and happy to assist you and resolve it quickly and efficiently. From the front desk staff, to the food, all are focused on your well being and happiness as a guest.
December 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lini83 This hotel is very comfortable
The staff is friendly and the room is very comfortable. I think all Sheraton hotel walls are very thin so it seem to be a bit noisy in the morning when everyone is moving about the hallways but overall this is a great place to lodge its close to lots of things to occupy yourself.
December 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cynthia Good, but noisy neighbor
I frequently stay at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center and don't have any issues, however this last week I was in room 402 and the guest in room 401 caused me several sleepless nights. I think the combination of poor soundproofing between rooms and possibly a hearing impairment by the other guest led to a pretty unsatisfactory visit for me this time around.
December 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by None123 Better Sound-Proofed Doors
Rooms in the Lodge portion of the hotel could benefit from better sound-proofed doors. Aside from that, room and facilities all met expectations.
December 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by RDW12345 Not the Room Service
The hotel was really nice. The employees were wonderful. Then, on Sat night I ordered room service. Specifically I ordered Prime Rib (the special). It was overcooked, fatty (beyond what is acceptable) and well overpriced. I would stay at the hotel again and just go elsewhere for dinner.
December 4, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by RoBo1949 No hot water
Three of the four mornings there was no hot water in the room. Tuesday morning was fine, but Wednesday morning no hot water, and hence no shower. I called the front desk and they contacted engineering. Called again Wednesday evening and engineering opened the room next door, which had hot water. Thursday I used that room for my shower. Again Friday no hot water in the room. No mention of any of this was made by the front desk person when I checked out. To say I was unhappy about my stay would be a gross understatement.
December 3, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by freezy Need my AC constantly
AC was not working properly--when you put fan on HIGH it only acted as "AUTO.
TV SLEEP button didn't work--was very quiet room however
December 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by kjohnPT Dependable service, consistent performance
I use this property several times throughout the year for family members coming from out of town and business guests. Time after time, the quality of staff is excellent. The recently renovated facilities are an added bonus. The only thing it is lacking is an indoor pool.
November 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by NewCanaanHector Impeccable stay
As usual, the Sheraton at Columbia provided excellent lodgings and food.
The map idea for the Lodge is a great one! Makes it easier to get to your room with your car directly.
The ONLY thing we missed, and it was a very minor point was the free bottle of water in the room, which has been a standard at Sheraton for some time.
November 20, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Scooter The hotel personnel was the worst!
Very dissappointed with my stay from the start of checking in until I left. First they did not honor the rate that was given to me at time of my reservation, the amount was higher and no one contacted me of any changes. Second my room was cold and had very little hot water. I did not like being in the basement of a building in the back of the building looking at the woods. VERY UPSETTING WITH MY STAY!
November 15, 2012