Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Columbia, SC
220 East Exchange Boulevard
Columbia , SC 29209
Just off I-77, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson®, Columbia, SC gives you easy access to downtown without the inner-city hassle. From the hotel, you can quickly get to Family Day at Fort Jackson, football games at the University of South Carolina, shops and restaurants in Five Points and animals exhibits at Riverbanks Zoo.
After a day of exploring Columbia, make a splash in our indoor pool, and then plan your next day’s adventure with free Wi-Fi. Before you head out in the morning, take time to savor our free, hot Be Our Guest Breakfast in the dining room or work out in the fitness center. Our amenities and services include:
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Our Hotel Rooms
Relax and recharge in your guest room or suite after a USC Gamecocks game or a day at the zoo. 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:
Bars & Restaurants
Help yourself to a golden waffle and fresh fruit at the hotel’s complimentary, hot 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 with 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. Don’t miss 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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Plan Your Next Group Visit
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 group so that your guests stay informed of every detail.
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100% Non-Smoking Facility
100% Pet-Free Facility