Off I-26, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Columbia Airport, SC welcomes you to its location near Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE). After your flight, you can hop on our complimentary shuttle to reach the hotel. In town to see the Gamecocks play? The University of South Carolina is nearby, along with other downtown attractions like Riverbanks Zoo. If you need to decompress after a long drive, slide into the water of the hotel’s indoor pool.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
Traveling for business? We offer a business center, open 24 hours, as well as express check-in and check-out, perfect for helping you get to the airport on time. Amenities and services include:
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Our Rooms & Suites
When you’re ready to relax after a visit to USC or the zoo, kick back in a guest room or suite. Keep drinks and snacks for the kids handy 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? Then opt for an Extended-stay Suite, featuring all standard amenities as well as these extras:
Where to Eat While You’re Here
Start your day with a hot waffle and coffee at the hotel’s complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast. For lunch and dinner, try a nearby restaurant like Lizard’s Thicket, serving West Columbia’s favorite homestyle cooking. Be sure to sample the southern fried catfish, one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes. Love the sweet tea? Take it home by the gallon!
Things to Do in West Columbia, SC
If you have a few hours before your flight, you can explore what 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 riverside Congaree Vista. Check out these other local attractions:
EdVenture – 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.
SC Capitol Building and State House – See history in the making at the South Carolina Capitol Building and State House, where you can listen in on a house session before touring the granite capitol that took over 50 years to build. Take home a piece of history from the gift shop, which sells SC’s official state dinnerware.
University of South Carolina – Even if you’re not a prospective student, be sure to visit the 200-year-old campus of USC, less than 15 minutes away. While there, you can walk through the Horseshoe, the site of the original college that’s now a park, or join 80,000 screaming fans for an SEC football game.
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Groups & Meetings
If you’re in West Columbia with a sports team or business group, the Country Inn & Suites offers group rates to make your stay affordable and convenient. Take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service to Columbia Airport, and let our staff make your group feel welcome.
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