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"Quiet clean nice breakfast better if had more choices but the staff was helpful " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 14 Jun 2018

Hotel Description

Hotel near Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in West Columbia

Close to airport

You'll find Three Rivers Greenway and Cayce Historical Museum within 3 miles (5 km) of this hotel. Colonial Life Arena and South Carolina State House are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Free perks

This hotel features a fitness center and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 142 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Room service, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$56* Per night/room Sep 8 - Sep 9

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Clarion Inn Airport ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.8 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Clarion Inn Airport

Everyone (8) Family (2)
5 out of 5
I like that there was a shopping center, and restaurants in walking distance of the hotel.

Posted by on May 13, 2019

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1 out of 5
Listed as a Hotel but is a motel. Pictures are deceiving. Could see daylight around my door which caused a constant wind throughout the room all night long. Bed very uncomfortable. Towels were old and had holes in them. Travelocity had it at 3 stars, I would give it zero stars. Food from kitchen was wrong 3 times and disgusting. Burger was way overcooked and the ketchup was spoiled. Fries were good.

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 14, 2019 by AGM

We are very sorry to hear that we failed to meet your expectations. We strive to make sure all our guest have a pleasant stay. Please feel free to contact us directly to discuss this matter further. We would love the opportunity to change your opinion of us and regain your business.

4 out of 5
The bed was very comfortable. When I put on the heater it set the smoke detector off. The toliet made a weird noise when flushed. The room was very clean. The breakfast was excellent

Posted by , from ohio on Oct 14, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 15, 2018 by AGM

Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and taking the time to give your feedback.. We reported the issues for maintenance to take care of.

5 out of 5
Quiet clean nice breakfast better if had more choices but the staff was helpful

Posted by , from Conway on Jun 14, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 20, 2018 by FD GUEST REP

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again.

3 out of 5

Good enough

Hotel was in a good area a little dark. room was ok. not enough lifght. took lamp shades off (very Dust) . Carpet needed to be cleaned. Staff was friendly. Good enough for one night stay

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016

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2 out of 5

Less than expected

I made the secret purchase based in the star rating. I did not expect exterior doors. I also was frustrated that the walk up rate ($50) was much less than my 40% off special rate. After reading reviews, we had no expectations for breakfast, and they were met. It was terrible. The room was clean, but the entire place is in need of renovation. I would not rate it as 2.5 or 3 stars. If you need a place to sleep and get it for $50, it's ok. Nothing more than that.

Posted by , from Richmond, VA on Nov 15, 2015

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1 out of 5

Not what you see in the pictures!

We were very dissatisfied with this hotel. After checking in we found that the pool was filled with a glowing green sludge. When I asked the man at the front counter he said it was due to the fact that it had been raining all week. Then we tried to get in our room to find our key wouldn't work,after 2 more trips to the front desk they said it must be the door and sent the maintenance guy. When my father in law went to leave his room the doorknob came right off in his hand. We had further problems with the door to my room on 2 other occasions. We called the front desk to find out if we could print an email and were told they had a biz net room. Having no idea what that meant we went looking and found their "biz net" room 2 5 yr old computers and an old fashioned printer with an out of order sign on it. When I went to the front desk to ask for help with it the lady at the desk who apparently had homework to do and was not impressed with the fact that I as the customer/guest needed her attention gave me the email address to send it to the front desk. She was almost rude when I returned a few minutes later expecting her to print it off for me. All in all the worst hotel I have ever personally stayed in.

Posted by , from columbia sc on Oct 3, 2015

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1 out of 5

Nothing like the pictures!!

Located on a very dark street. The room smelled and felt dirty. There was exposed wiring in our room and only half the outlets worked. The towels had stains on them and when I got up in the middle of the night to use the restroom I saw a bug on the bathroom wall. With all of that being said the scariest part was when we were woke up at 4 a.m. by 4 men arguing in the parking lot. The argument ended in a fist fight and all of this lasted almost a 1/2 hr. with no hotel staff intervention. I would definitely recommend staying in a different hotel.

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015

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2 out of 5

A $55 room for $100

Pros: The pool was clean & well maintained with a desirable water temperature. The courtyard was pretty as surrounded with magnolia trees.
Cons: Buy more towels. Paint the rooms with Kilz or a similar mildew covering paint & paint the rooms. Offer hot breakfast to guests.
Location: Located off the main drag & close to the interstate. I believe the highway was US Highway 1 & it drove right into an area with great restaurants
Stayed in this hotel as closest to the airport. There was mold on the ceiling in the bathroom. Patched holes all over the walls that were not repainted over. There were two of us & they only gave us 2 bath towels. I did go to the office on the first day & get 4 more towels as we were going to the pool. The last day of our stay (3 day stay) they were totally out of towels and we had to wait until they brought us more towels later in the day. I have never stayed in a hotel where they ran out of towels. The hotel was not crazy busy with guests either. The pool was nice but it was the hotel was in an unsavory part of town. The continental breakfast was bagels and cold cereal. I have stayed at hotels for the same price in which a hot breakfast was included. I would not recommend this hotel.

Posted by , from South Carolina on May 26, 2015

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1 out of 5

I would never stay here ever AGAIN

Pros: Free Internet
Cons: Noisy, Poor breakfast
The staff is very slow. It took us almost 45 minutes to check in because of the slowness of the people working at the front desk. We found roaches in our room and I went down to the front desk to tell them and they said they would bring up bug spray and we never heard from them again. Their continental breakfast was terrible and if you wanted to add eggs or bacon, you had to pay an additional 5.99. This was the worst experience I have ever had at a hotel in my entire life!

Posted by , from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Jun 21, 2011

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities will be closed during the winter:

  • Swimming pool

Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. A fitness center, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Clarion Inn Airport. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this West Columbia hotel.

  • 142 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Long-term parking (surcharge) , Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Train station: Columbia Station (8.3 km / 5.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking; extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Clarion Inn Airport offers 142 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Premium cable television is provided. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Basketball on site


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10 per stay.


  • Pets: USD 15 per pet, per day
  • Maximum 2 per room


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Prepaid credit cards are not accepted for any bookings or onsite payments. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Prepaid credit cards are not accepted for any bookings or onsite payments.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Clarion Airport West Columbia
  • Rodeway Inn Airport Hotel West Columbia
  • Clarion Inn Airport West Columbia
  • Rodeway Inn Airport West Columbia

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.