Rated 5 out of 5 by MDexplorer Nice Historic charm
We were there last Saturday night after teh Kenny Chesney concert. I thought maybe because the hotel was sold out, it would be loud and we wouldn't get a good night's rest, but I was wrong. Everything was just fine, not much hall noise and a great visit overall. The Club Lounge hot breakfast was great. Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, sausage gravy, coffee, tea, fruit - all wonderful. It nice when you can grab something quick and ready, then go back to room to finish packing. All staff was pleasant and allowed us to check in a bit early so we could head to the concert. Also, the hotel is located in a nice area, walking distance to state house and other pieces of history. The remodel kept some of the old charm. Nice job. Thanks Columbia Sheraton!
May 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mini6322 Awesome
Great location, great retro look
May 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by DisappointedOhio Not at all what I expected
I've stayed in other Starwood Resorts before and have been very pleased. This is the first time I have stayed in a Sheraton (5 star#. I was not impressed whatsoever. The air conditioner would not lower and the bathroom was dirty. There was something blue running down the shower sides and the the tub would not drain #up to my ankles in dirty water). I noted these issues to the staff and left a card with my comments. The bed and the location were the best things about our stay. I was expecting so much more - especially for the price. I've stayed at 3 star hotels that were much cleaner and ejoyable. Very disappointed.
September 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by LightTraveler Great Location! Friendly Staff!
The location was central to government offices on Bull Street and the University. I was pleasantly surprised to find so much characters at this property - combination of old charm and modern amenities. The wood floor is amazing. Thank you for the nice upgrade; suite 1202 was perfect.
The staff made my stay that much more pleasant, especially Ryan and Cedric in the club lounge. Both went out of their way to ensure I had a relaxing time while in the lounge. Thank you for the attention to details; I appreciate the personal touches.
April 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LuLusMom Returning to Columbia...3rd year in a row!
I returned to the Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel for the third year in a row. I travel to Columbia to attend Runaway Runway (annual fashion show featuring clothing made from recycled materials). I just love this hotel!
The front desk staff was ready for me and my LuLu (Yorkie) when we checked in, quick to get me my key and assist me to my room so that we could relax after our flight. Both our beds were clean and all fluffed-up for us - just the way we like them and my request for my favorite room was fulfilled too! Fantastic! I decided to host drinks in my room for my friends that evening, so I requested glasses, bottle openers and a few things like that and everything was quickly brought up. I wanted to offer my friends some munchies, but not have a meal, so the restaurant's chef created a special cheese/fruit/nut tray made to order and brought that right up too (beautifully presented, just the right amount of food as well)! Anything I needed was promptly brought to me...with a smile - everything just a quick phone call away, so easy...leaving me time to enjoy my stay and visit with my friends!
As always, I slept like a rock and woke up to a beautiful downtown city view with the sun peeking in between the blinds. I had plenty of space in my room and huge bathroom to settle in, move around, play with LuLu and get ready. I didn't watch television, but had one in my room and in my bathroom...so if I had, I wouldn't have missed a beat! I used the iron and the hair dryer too (happy to not have to lug my own with me on the plane).
I enjoyed walking around the neighborhood and appreciated the downtown location, going to the open market just a few blocks up, and the convenience of knowing that if I ventured too far, I just had to call the front desk and a courtesy van would come pick me up within minutes and drive me back to the hotel.The lobby's snack coffee shop always has just what I need too, and I usually end up popping in there for something at some point. Having a few cocktails before (and after!) my nights out on the town up at the rooftop bar are a highlight of my stay and always perfect - rain or shine!!! The bar staff is great, quick and fun...always accommodating.
This year, the one thing that really sticks out in my mind were the courtesy van drivers! Love those guys! So much fun and so friendly. The nearby restaurant recommended for brunch was due to open in 10 minutes...but no worries, my driver took me for a drive around to see some beautiful landmarks (got my photo taken with that huge gamecock statue - what a hoot!). Can't wait for next year! I'll be back! Thanks!
May 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by deerisle Great historic hotel with renovated rooms
This is a charming property. I was only at the hotel a few hours (arrived late at night and left early the next morning), but I was very impressed. There are several restaurants and bars in the hotel-- each with its own character. The rooftop (open-air) bar was smokey and not my taste, but the basement restaurant and bar decent food and beer on tap. The other venues looked good, but I didn't try them.
The club lounge had drinks and snack 24 hours which was nice. Breakfast didn't start until 7am and I had to leave before then. It looked adequate to good though. The rooms (we had two rooms) were excellent as were the beds. Everything was clean and just what you'd expect. I left wishing that I had more time to spend at this property and the surrounding area. I'd definitely come back.
April 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by april Going Above and Beyond
We would like to thank the staff of the Sheraton in Columbia for going above and beyond. Our daughter got married a week ago and this was the hotel where all the guest stayed. This was a busy weekend (graduation celebrations, private parties and other weddings) yet the staff assisted in all ways. Everyone was helpful and very friendly. Again, thank you for making this a memorable weekend.
April 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Our outsanding stay!
We had an outstanding stay at the Sheraton Columbia South Carolina, on 4-5 August 2012. The staff is very pleasant. During Check-in and "especially" during our Check-out the morning of the 5th, the front desk personnel and managent staff were outstanding. We love this hotel. This is our place to stay in Columbia!!!
August 5, 2012