Situated just off I-26, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Columbia Airport, SC lies five minutes from Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) and offers complimentary airport shuttle service. In town to see the Gamecocks play or take a college tour? The University of South Carolina (USC) is less than six miles away. The hotel is also just a short drive from Lexington Medical Center, and you can get to Riverbanks Zoo & Garden and other downtown Columbia attractions in about 15 minutes.
If you need to decompress after a long day on the road, soak in our hotel’s heated indoor pool. Traveling for work? We offer a 24-hour business center as well as express check-in and check-out to help you get to the airport on time. Amenities and services include:
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Our Hotel Rooms
When you’re ready to relax after a visit to USC or the zoo, kick back in one of our comfortable rooms or suites. Store your kids’ drinks and snacks in the fridge, and give your teens some space by reserving adjoining rooms. Standard room amenities include:
In Columbia for a few weeks on business? Opt for an Extended-stay Suite, featuring all standard amenities as well as these extras:
Bars & Restaurants
Start your day with a waffle and hot coffee at the hotel’s complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast. If you need to catch a flight, grab a bagel or a Danish on your way out the door.
For lunch and dinner, try a nearby restaurant like Terra, serving seasonal, local cuisine. The menu includes specialties like wood oven pizza, steak frites and grilled mahi mahi, all prepared with fresh ingredients.
Things to Do in Columbia, SC
Take time in between flights to explore all that the city has to offer. Watch the antics of sea lions and penguins at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, or wander through the antique shops and artisan vendors at The Vista. Check out these other local attractions:
EdVenture – Located about five miles from the hotel, this hands-on museum inspires a love of learning. Your kids can become a vet for the day, tinker with their own wind-powered creations, and uncover the secrets of DNA in a real lab at the largest children’s museum in the South.
South Carolina State House – See history in the making at the South Carolina State House, where you can listen in on a Senate session before touring the granite capitol that took more than 50 years to build. Situated less than seven miles from the hotel, the State House also includes a gift shop that sells SC’s official state dinnerware.
University of South Carolina – Explore more than 200 years of history at this scenic campus that lies less than 15 minutes away. Walk through the Horseshoe, the site of the original college that now serves as a park, or join 80,000 screaming fans for an SEC football game.
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