Columbia is home to the main campus of the University of South
Carolina, chartered in 1801 as the South Carolina College and in
1906 as the University of South Carolina. The University of South
Carolina is an urban university and is located in downtown
Columbia. As part of a new initiative to make the USC a
world-class research and technology school, Innovista is coming to
life, an unique new "Innovation District" situated between
the campus' core and the banks of the Congaree River. Innovista is
a standard-setting environment that will integrate the public and
private sector researches with retail, restaurant, residential,
and recreational facilities all designed to display a contemporary
urban landscape. This atmosphere is what makes Columbia the to place to be!
Things To Do:
• Colleges & Universities
• Family Fun
• Local Attractions
• Outdoor Activities
If you are in town visiting your alma mater or dropping off your favorite new freshman, the Hilton® Columbia
Center is the place to stay. Our elegant hotel is located in the heart of the downtown Columbia which places
us in central location of all Colleges and Universities in town. Elegant in atmosphere and striking in detail, the Hilton® Columbia Center
is located in the fastest-growing
corridor of South Carolina, the center of the financial, entertainment and historic district, and
only .3 miles from University of South Carolina.
Upon finishing your campus visit, take advantage of the best restaurants and night clubs you can find in Columbia,
all within walking distance of the hotel, and shopping is conveniently located nearby in the Congaree Vista.
If you prefer to stay in, you can dine right in the hotel at Ruth's Chris® Steak House Restaurant, a fine dining restaurant
that is open for lunch and dinner. Private dining rooms are available upon request, or you can order from our room service.
Our room service is exclusive for our hotel guests with an extensive menu variety available for private in-room dining. At dusk,
the bar really comes into its own. Relax with a perfectly mixed cocktail at our full-service bar - open daily until late.
Nearby Colleges and Universities:
Whether you're visiting Columbia, South Carolina for business or pleasure, choose the Hilton® Columbia Center located
in the heart of the Historic Congaree Vista District. Book your reservations with us online today and receive Our Best Rates. Guaranteed!