Clarion Hotel Downtown - Columbia

ex. Carolina University Inn

1615 Gervais Street, Columbia, United States, 29201  show map
 3 stars
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Clarion Hotel Downtown - Columbia

Paid Wi-Fi

Paid parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area




Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool


Located close to a cathedral and a museum, Clarion Hotel Downtown offers a free car park and a sauna. Occupying a 6-story colonial building, the hotel was remodeled in 2007.

The convenient location close to a port provides a quick access to South Carolina State Museum, which is 2.1 km away. This designer venue is 1 km away from the center of Columbia.

This hotel is conveniently based near hills and gardens.

Metropolitan airport can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Clarion Hotel Downtown.


This property offers 86 non-smoking guestrooms complete with cable television, high-speed internet, a microwave, climate control and a work area. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and a spa bathtub.

Eat & Drink

The cocktail bar serves salads and soup. Back Porch offers American meals and lies within 100 meters of the property.


Guests can take advantage of laundry, room service and free shuttle service.


A sun terrace, an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course are available for guests' enjoyment. Sport facilities include bowling, billiards and fishing.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   86.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Exterior corridors
  • Carte blanche

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Water sports
  • Bowling
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables
  • Fishing


  • Airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Brunch

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Sauna
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities


  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Voice mail
  • AM/FM alarm clock



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE


Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

1615 Gervais Street, Columbia, United States, 29201

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City Center
  • Columbia
    900 m
  • Metropolitan Airport (CAE)
    11.2 km
  • Back Porch
    90 m
  • Carolina's Restaurant (cuisine: American)
    90 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms:

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Usc Visitors Ctr1.0 km

Places of interest

  • Five Points900 m


  • Spin City700 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Robert Mills House and Gardens600 m


  • Williams Brice Football Stadium900 m


  • Cultural Council of Richland100 m
  • Columbia Museum of Art200 m
  • Mc Kissick Museums400 m
  • Palmetto Mastersingers500 m
  • Historic Columbia House Museums700 m


  • Killian Park700 m
  • Parks and Recreation Dept800 m
  • King Memorial Park1.1 km


  • Richland Township Auditorium600 m

Universities, Institutes

  • SC Indpndnt Cllge and Univ Inc100 m
  • Usc Art Dept300 m
  • Usc Psychological Svc Ctr400 m
  • Usc History Dept500 m
  • University of South Carolina500 m
  • Usc Educational Support Svc500 m
  • Usc Foreign Language Lab500 m
  • Baptist Medical Ctr School600 m
  • Institute of Archaeology600 m
  • USC Horseshoe700 m
  • Allen University800 m
  • Usc Biological Sciences1.0 km
  • University of SC-Continuing ED1.0 km

Medical care and Hospitals

  • US Veterans Ctr400 m
  • Palmetto Baptist Med Center700 m

College Campuses

  • University of South Carolina School of Law - USC Columbia1.1 km

Local attractions

  • Governor's Mansion1.8 km
    800 Richland St, Columbia
  • South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum2.1 km
    301 Gervais Street, Columbia
  • South Carolina Military Museum4.0 km
    1225 Bluff Road, Columbia
  • South Carolina State Museum2.1 km
    301 Gervais St, Columbia
  • Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park3.6 km
    312 Laurel Street, Columbia

Near the hotel

  • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral620 m
    Columbia, SC
  • Rooftop Lounge780 m
    1400 Main Street Columbia, SC 29201
  • State Capitol900 m
    Columbia, SC
  • Adluh Flour Mill1.4 km
    804 Gervais Street, Columbia
  • McKissick Museum750 m
    816 Bull Street, Columbia
  • Columbia Museum of Art880 m
    Corner of Main and Hampton Sts, Columbia
  • Five Points940 m
    Intersection of Greene St. and Harden St., Columbia

Restaurants nearby

  • Back Porch90 m

    Address: 1616 Gervais St
    Phone: (803) 779-4626

    77% likes this, based on 24 reviews

  • Tsunami530 m

    Address: Gervais Street

    66% likes this, based on 71 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: GBP 8 - GBP 12

  • The Top Of Carolina540 m

    Address: 900 Barnwell St.
    Phone: 803-777-7919

    53% likes this, based on 22 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Carolina's Restaurant90 m

    Address: 1615 Gervais Street
    Phone: 800.277.8711

    54% likes this, based on 10 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Nathan's Restaurant520 m

    Address: 1840 Hampton St
    Phone: 803-254-0484

    53% likes this, based on 6 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms:

Clarion Hotel Downtown Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Clarion Hotel Downtown

Average guest rating

6.6out of 10
Based on 79 reviews

Guest reviews

  • 6.6

    Bed good. Noise loud. Towels not enough. Walk to long. No hot water

    No hot water not enough towels very noisy by elevator.

  • 5.4

    room clean-quiet floor - centralized location

    property in process of renovation/construction property has no ambience - the lobby bar/lounge disheveled - complimentary morning meal was poorly organized and should not be offered, it was not represenative of the Clarion brand- the room was sparse , not inviting/ appear to be furnished with second hand furnishings-- definitely not worthy of the room rate charged !!

  • 5.4

    Major renovation underway. .

  • 7.4


    Good complimentary service

  • 3.2

    The location

    The telephone in my room did not work nor the alarm. I had to make several trips down to the front desk to get questions answered. The staff was not particularly helpful or friendly.

  • 6.6

    Room was large clean and comfortable. Overall facility needed paint cleaning and refurbishing.

    Dirty carpet in entrances and foyers.

  • 7.0

    Under construction. It will be great - just picked the wrong time to go to this property. Staff was great and helpful though.

  • 7.8

    The staff was over the top nice. They greeted you any time you came in or left or when they met you in the hall. The beds were very comfortable.

    The breakfast was below par. The make your own waffles were crumbly. They were not only not "good", they were "bad". Something needed to be changed out or something there. The bananas were brown like they had been put into the refrigerator. To be charged $12.00 for that was pretty bad.

  • 5.4

    didn't realize the property was under construction - parking was difficult. Our room carpets were recently cleaned - and they were still damp when we arrived. The smell was damp, dank and not pleasant. My family had just traveled 12 1/2 hours and was exhausted, so basically everyone passed out - except me. The smell kept me up all night. I called when it was first noticed, and then again mentioned it in the am. No compensation was made. sad.

  • 7.0


    Out let n bathroom did not work

  • 7.8

    The building is historic and interesting. The staff was friendly and helpful. Location was perfect for visiting USC . Free coffee and cookies in the lobby. Compared to all the other surrounding hotels it was a great value.

    The room seemed clean when I arrived but the next morning I noticed there was a dirty wash cloth hanging on my shower bar that wasn't mine. Everything else seemed to be clean and orderl but that wasn't cool. There was also a slight musty smell. Not bad just enough to notice as I walked in.

  • 4.0

    Bathroom dirty and shower Luke warm. Old ripped chair in room torn lampshades. Totally gross place.

  • 6.6



  • 4.0

    room was not ready poor help from staff

  • 5.0

    Staff was friendly, welcoming, and available.

    The place is beat. There is obviously no maintenance taking place while the construction of new rooms is in progress.

How to reach hotel

hotel Clarion Hotel Downtown - Columbia Columbia location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1615 Gervais Street, Columbia, United States, 29201

Get directions
City Center
  • Columbia
    900 m
  • Metropolitan Airport (CAE)
    11.2 km
  • Back Porch
    90 m
  • Carolina's Restaurant (cuisine: American)
    90 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms: