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220 East Exchange Blvd.
Columbia  SC  29209  USA
LAT: 33.968762 LONG: -80.95253
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+1 (800) 830-5222 (US/Canada Toll-free)

Telephone: +1 (803) 776-6660 Fax: +1 (803) 776-3727


Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbia, SC


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Our Hotel Offers Downtown Convenience near Fort Jackson

Just off I-77, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Columbia, SC gives you easy access to downtown without the inner-city hassle. You can quickly get to Fort Jackson, the University of South Carolina, Five Points and Riverbanks Zoo from the hotel. After a day of exploring Columbia, make a splash in our indoor pool, and then plan your next day’s adventure with free Internet.

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Hotel Amenities & Services
If you’re in Columbia for Family Day at Fort Jackson, you can plan your visit to the base using the hotel’s free high-speed Internet access. Before you go, take time for our free hot Be Our Guest Breakfast in the dining room or a workout in the fitness center. Our amenities and services include:

  • Free High-Speed Internet Access 
  • Complimentary, Hot Be Our Guest Breakfast 
  • Indoor Pool 
  • Fitness Center 
  • Free Weekday USA TODAY® Newspaper

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Our Rooms & Suites
After a USC Gamecocks game or a day at the zoo, relax and recharge in your guest room or suite. You can stock the fridge with drinks and snacks for the kids and make a fresh cup of coffee for yourself. Standard room amenities include:

  • Free High-Speed Internet Access 
  • Coffeemaker 
  • Microwave and Refrigerator 
  • Cable TV 
  • Children Under 18 Stay Free with an Adult

Traveling with a large group? Instead of booking separate rooms, opt for a Two-bedroom Apartment-style Suite, featuring all standard amenities as well as these extras:

  • Two Bedrooms and Bathrooms 
  • Living Room with Sleeper Sofa 
  • TV in Each Bedroom and Living Room 
  • Kitchen

Where to Eat While You’re Here
Help yourself to a golden waffle and fresh fruit at the hotel’s complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast, or grab a bagel for a quick bite before you head downtown. For lunch and dinner, try a nearby restaurant like Saky Japanese Restaurant, one of the best sushi bars in town. Combining Asian cuisine with Southern hospitality, Saky offers a unique take on sashimi and sushi.

Things to Do in Columbia, SC
South Carolina’s capital has a wealth of shopping, dining and entertainment options for you and your family. After attending graduation at USC or Fort Jackson, head to the Vista, a riverside district known for its mix of family fun and nightlife. Also, check out these local attractions:

Five Points – Less than five miles from the hotel, Five Points is a medley of unique shops, restaurants and local concerts. There’s always a festival or live music spilling into the streets, so plan a visit to experience this 100-year-old destination.

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden – Discover the wild side of Columbia at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, about a 20-minute drive away. Be sure to watch the feeding sessions for the gorillas and penguins, or take a behind-the-scenes tour of the big cats exhibit.

South Carolina State Museum – From Finn, the giant megalodon shark, to a world-class collection of rare telescopes, the South Carolina State Museum offers four floors of exhibits, artwork and artifacts less than eight miles from the hotel. Catch a laser show at the museum’s planetarium and engage all your senses in the 4D theater.

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Groups & Meetings
Celebrate with your grads at the Country Inn & Suites, which offers groups rates and amenities to make your stay affordable and convenient. We can customize a Web page for your event so that your guests stay informed of every detail.

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100% Non-Smoking Facility

100% Pet-Free Facility

Contact Us
220 East Exchange Blvd.
GPS Coordinates:
LAT: 33.968762
LONG: -80.95253
Reservations: +1 (800) 830-5222 ( US/Canada Toll-free )
Telephone: +1 (803) 776-6660
Fax: +1 (803) 776-3727