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Hotel near University of South Carolina in Columbia

In Columbia

A stay at this Downtown Columbia hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of University of South Carolina and 2 miles (3 km) of Colonial Life Arena. Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and South Carolina State House are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Renovated in 2017

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast and free WiFi. Business travelers can take advantage of the 24-hour business center. Self parking and a convenience store are also offered on site.

Cable TV, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 45 guestrooms also offer premium bedding and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$74* Per night/room Jun 6 - Jun 7

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Gallus Stadium Park Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Gallus Stadium Park Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection

Everyone (8) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 21, 2019

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3 out of 5
Property needs some love. Doors didn’t lock, check in staff wasn’t rude but just not friendly at all. Shower had no door. It’s definitely a college hotel. Not the worst I’ve ever stayed in but.

Posted by on Oct 12, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on May 3, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019

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4 out of 5
The hotel was very clean and modern. My room was clean and good sized. Stayed in the back of the building and didn't hear the train at night. I read the reviews for the hotel so I was skeptical. Really friendly staff. Did not have breakfast so I can't vouch for that. Definitely could not walk to get a bite to eat, but there was a lot of options for delivery. Wasn't as industrial as I thought it would be. I mean it wasn't off the beaten path.

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019

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4 out of 5
The staff were great! I had to sign an agreement that i wouldn't smoke in the room, but when we got to our room and opened the door we were overcome with cigarette smoke! It almost took our breath away! The hotel staff was super friendly and professional but the smoke was horrible and still smells on my things :(

Posted by on Mar 11, 2019

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4 out of 5

They Maximized the Space

Pros: The front desk staff were extremely pleasant and friendly.
Cons: Replace the king-sized bed with a queen.
Location: Ideal spot to attend University of SC game. 20 minutes from airport. Eat at California Dreaming and any spot along Gervais St. Grubhub delivers
The Gallus is located near the U of SC's football stadium which explains its name. It offers the amenities most travelers seek when booking a room: free wifi; free breakfast; free parking. The staff is pleasant; there's lemon water and coffee available into the late hours in the lobby; and the facility is clean. The rooms are miniscule; however, the developers of this property used every trick in the book to make the absolute most use of the allotted space. I described it as a dorm room but it sufficed for my stay of several days. I would suggest that they replace the king-sized bed with a queen for more floor space but then you really only need the room to bathe and sleep, right? I enjoyed my stay.

Posted by , from TN on Jul 4, 2018

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3 out of 5
The hotel itself isn't bad--it was nice inside, comfortable and quiet. My issues were that I wasn't expecting the hotel to be so small. Every time I entered and exited I felt self conscious, so that was a bit awkward. Also the hotel needs to significantly improve its security measures. One evening I was so exhausted and entered my room only to discover that it actually wasn't my room--I had accidentally entered the room next door. What was alarming was that I had gained entry using my room key. Fortunately the room was unoccupied, but I knew that if I had card access to the next room over, someone else probably had access to my room too. My other issue with this hotel (and I guess the staff have no control over this) was how geographically isolated it was from downtown, though close to other amenities such as the USC Stadium. I don't have a car so I had walk along a long winding road without sidewalks, plus lots of railroad tracks. If I were to visit Columbia again I'd choose another hotel if I had other options.

Posted by on Jun 6, 2018

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4 out of 5
Convenient to USC room was small but clean, breakfast was eggs,sausage,toast, grits and yogurt. A fair amount of traffic and train noise earlier in evening but was able to sleep.

Posted by , from charleston sc on Mar 25, 2018

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4 out of 5

Good choice for those on a budget

Pros: Good bed, good value.
Cons: More lights at back section of rear parking lot.
Location: About 1 mile from downtown.
If you want to be close to downtown Columbia but don't want to spend a lot, this hotel is a good choice. The hotel is in an industrial area near the football stadium, Owens field airport and the Amtrack station. The exterior doesn't look like much but the interior is clean and updated. Staff was friendly and helpful. The train does run close to the hotel so if you're a light sleeper this might be a concern. In any case it's a good choice if you want to save a few dollars.

Posted by , from Charlotte on Jan 1, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 2, 2018 by Glenn Garrell-Wilkerson

Thank you for taking the time to respond with your kind words regarding our property. We look forward to providing you with the same excellent service in the future.

About the Gallus Stadium Park Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection

Location 621 S Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Free breakfast is served daily. The business-friendly Gallus Stadium Park Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection also features coffee/tea in a common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a grocery/convenience store. For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of Gallus Stadium Park Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection was completed in October 2017. This Columbia hotel is smoke free.

  • 45 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Convenience store
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) (13.5 km / 8.4 mi)
  • Train station: Columbia Station (3.1 km / 1.9 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Gallus Stadium Park Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection offers 45 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Televisions come with cable channels. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast on weekdays from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

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 may be 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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Choice). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Commitment to Clean (Choice)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Hotel Names

  • Gallus Stadium Park Inn Columbia
  • Gallus Stadium Park Inn
  • Gallus Stadium Park Columbia
  • Gallus Stadium Park

You should know

  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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