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

Indoor swimming pool


The comfortable 3-star Clarion Hotel Downtown offers quick access to Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, which is about 1350 meters away. Residing in a 6-story colonial building, the hotel was renovated in 2007.

Located in a business area with a zoo, a fun park and a stadium, guests will see why Clarion Hotel Downtown is admired by many tourists. The center of Columbia is 1 km away from the venue.

The hotel is situated near a museum and a cathedral.

Metropolitan airport can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Clarion Hotel Downtown.


There are 86 non-smoking rooms fitted with climate control, high-speed internet, cable television, a microwave and a work area. For more comfort a shower, a hairdryer and a spa bathtub are provided.

Eat & Drink

After exploring sights of Columbia, residents can go back to Clarion Hotel Downtown for salads and soup served in the onsite cocktail bar. Offering American dishes, Back Porch is a 5-minute walk away.


The on-site comforts include a safety deposit box, an ATM and an elevator.


Guests can benefit from whirlpool baths and massage at the hotel. The property provides a gym and a fitness center along with 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
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Sauna
  • 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
    3000 ft
  • Back Porch
    300 ft
  • Carolina's Restaurant (cuisine: American)
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of floors:
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Clarion Hotel Downtown Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Usc Visitors Ctr3300 ft

Places of interest


  • Spin City2300 ft

Monuments and Landmarks


  • Williams Brice Football Stadium3000 ft


  • Cultural Council of Richland400 ft
  • Columbia Museum of Art700 ft
  • Mc Kissick Museums1400 ft
  • Palmetto Mastersingers1700 ft
  • Historic Columbia House Museums2300 ft


  • Killian Park2300 ft
  • Parks and Recreation Dept2700 ft
  • King Memorial Park3700 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • SC Indpndnt Cllge and Univ Inc400 ft
  • Usc Art Dept1000 ft
  • Usc Psychological Svc Ctr1400 ft
  • Usc History Dept1700 ft
  • University of South Carolina1700 ft
  • Usc Educational Support Svc1700 ft
  • Usc Foreign Language Lab1700 ft
  • Baptist Medical Ctr School2000 ft
  • Institute of Archaeology2000 ft
  • USC Horseshoe2300 ft
  • Allen University2700 ft
  • Usc Biological Sciences3300 ft
  • University of SC-Continuing ED3300 ft

Medical care and Hospitals

  • US Veterans Ctr1400 ft
  • Palmetto Baptist Med Center2300 ft

Local attractions

  • Governor's Mansion1.1 mi
    800 Richland St, Columbia
  • South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum1.3 mi
    301 Gervais Street, Columbia
  • South Carolina Military Museum2.5 mi
    1225 Bluff Road, Columbia
  • South Carolina State Museum1.3 mi
    301 Gervais St, Columbia
  • Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park2.3 mi
    312 Laurel Street, Columbia

Near the hotel

  • Trinity Episcopal Cathedral2100 ft
    Columbia, SC
  • Rooftop Lounge2600 ft
    1400 Main Street Columbia, SC 29201
  • State Capitol3000 ft
    Columbia, SC
  • Adluh Flour Mill4600 ft
    804 Gervais Street, Columbia
  • McKissick Museum2500 ft
    816 Bull Street, Columbia
  • Columbia Museum of Art2900 ft
    Corner of Main and Hampton Sts, Columbia
  • Five Points3100 ft
    Intersection of Greene St. and Harden St., Columbia

Restaurants nearby

  • Back Porch300 ft

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

    77% likes this, based on 24 reviews

  • Tsunami1800 ft

    Address: Gervais Street

    66% likes this, based on 71 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: USD 11 - USD 16

  • The Top Of Carolina1800 ft

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

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

  • Carolina's Restaurant300 ft

    Address: 1615 Gervais Street
    Phone: 800.277.8711

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

  • Nathan's Restaurant1800 ft

    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

6.0out 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
    3000 ft
  • Back Porch
    300 ft
  • Carolina's Restaurant (cuisine: American)
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of floors:
  • Number of rooms: