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. Nervous about your soldier’s graduation? Work out your pre-ceremony jitters in our fitness center. Amenities and services include:
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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:
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:
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 gives you 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 graduation at USC or Fort Jackson, head to the Vista, a riverside district known for its mix of family fun and nightlife. Check out these other 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 of Five Points, 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
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