Hotels in Columbia, South Carolina

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Columbia overview

Columbia is special for its historical sites and sports, and known for its zoo and college atmosphere. You'll enjoy the ample coffee and bar options, along with outdoor areas for running and camping. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area like South Carolina State House. Make some time to enjoy the local sights such as University of South Carolina. A family- and business-friendly area, Columbia also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Columbia

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Columbia can comfortably accommodate all visitors. There are 115 hotels in the Columbia area and you can shop as many as 30 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 25%.
  • • 46 2-star hotels with an average price of $48 per night
  • • 61 3-star hotels with an average price of $69 per night
  • • 6 4-star hotels with an average price of $99 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 17812 user reviews of Columbia hotels:
  • • The 1425 Inn (Columbia)
  • • Staybridge Suites Columbia (Columbia)
  • • Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia/Southeast-Ft. Jackson (Columbia)
  • • Hilton Garden Inn Columbia NE (Columbia)
  • • Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/The Vista (Columbia)

How to get to Columbia

Fly in to Columbia, SC (CAE-Columbia Metropolitan), 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from downtown Columbia. Columbia Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Columbia

Outdoor activities are at hand such as camping, football, and running, along with attractions like:
  • • Colonial Life Arena
  • • Carolina Coliseum
  • • Eugene E. Stone III Stadium
  • • Carolina Stadium
  • • Charlie W. Johnson Stadium
Highlights like its zoo are popular with families and top attractions include:
  • • South Carolina State Fairgrounds
  • • Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
  • • Frankie's Fun Park
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Columbia Place Mall
  • • Village at Sandhill Mall
Enjoy the university setting or the collegiate vibe around the area of:
  • • University of South Carolina
  • • Allen University
Some recommended attractions include:
  • • Columbia Museum of Art
  • • Tunnel Vision Mural
  • • Nathaniel J. Frederick House
  • • South Carolina State House
  • • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

When to visit Columbia

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 73°F day, 35°F night
  • • April-June: 92°F day, 49°F night
  • • July-September: 93°F day, 61°F night
  • • October-December: 81°F day, 35°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 11.2 inches
  • • April-June: 10.6 inches
  • • July-September: 14.2 inches
  • • October-December: 9.5 inches