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We are so thankful for the technology of virtual meetings and that will continue to play an important role in the landscape of meetings moving forward, but nothing compares with the real connections and engagement of gathering face to face. With experience hosting events in this new normal since June 2020, you can rest assured that our staff has had safety as a top priority since reopening our doors. Read more to learn how we can help you plan your meeting safely and help your attendees feel at ease.
The Convention Center is right in the middle of Columbia’s bustling downtown. With over 2,000 hotel rooms within one mile and plenty of restaurants within four blocks, getting your fill of our city is easy. After your meeting wraps, dig into some traditional Southern barbecue, or cozy up to the bar with a cocktail – no matter your style, we’ve got you covered. Check out the hotels and restaurants nearby below.
The Hilton Columbia Center is conveniently located across the street from the Convention Center. The hotel features meeting rooms, room service, an outdoor saltwater pool, and a Ruth's Chris Steak House Restaurant.
The Hyatt Place Hotel is located in the heart of the Vista just minutes from the Columbia Convention Center. The hotel offers free breakfast, a 24/7 market, flexible meeting space, and a coffee to cocktails bar for guests.
Located in the Vista, the stylish Aloft Columbia Downtown is conveniently near the shops, dining, and nightlife in the area. The Aloft is a pet-friendly hotel that has a funky bar and lounge, a fitness center and meeting spaces.
6. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Columbia Downtown/The Vista
Located on the West end of the Vista, SpringHill Suites is a brief walk to the shops and restaurants in the area. The hotel offers a meeting space, fitness center, indoor pool, full service bar, and free onsite parking.
The Courtyard Marriott is located on the USC campus, near the Colonial Life Arena and down the road from Williams Brice Stadium. Within walking distance to the Convention Center, the UofSC campus and the Colonial Life Arena, the Courtyard by Marriott at USC offers onsite Bistro dining, laundry facilities, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center.
The Sheraton is nestled along Main Street in the heart of downtown within walking distance to a number of shops, museums, and restaurants, and a five minute drive to the Convention Center. The Sheraton features a Starbucks coffee shop in its basement and a rooftop bar that overlooks the city.
Located in the heart of downtown Columbia, this 300 room hotel is near local shops, a variety of restaurants, and the State House. The hotel features a spacious lobby and on-site restaurant as well as versatile meeting spaces.
Nestled in the heart of the Main Street District you'll find boutique hotel, Hotel Trundle. It's an urban retreat that mixes a historic foundation with bright colors & creative designs that reflect Columbia's vibrant culture. Around every corner, and in every detail, you'll find local art, furnishings and sentiment. Take in a complimentary local beer at check in, sit back and relax, and let your meeting feel more like a vacation.
Graduate Columbia is located just steps from the historic Horseshoe on campus. Located in a restored, turn-of-the-century home, this hotel features eclectic décor centered around Columbia's local flare, 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, and a lobby-level café and bar.