Free hot breakfast an indoor pool and the University of South Carolina less than six miles away make Country Inn & Suites By Carlson - Columbia a fave of our guests who also like the free parking. The three-floor hotel has 79 rooms all with cushy beds featuring wooden headboards and pillowtop mattresses dressed in cotton-rich sheets. That's entertainment: Rooms have internet access and a flat-panel TVs with premium cable. This is convenience: A microwave mini-fridge and large work desk with activity chair. Here comes happiness in the morning in the form of a free breakfast of scrambled eggs sausage biscuits and gravy freshly made Belgian waffles French toast cereals fruit coffee and juice. There's an indoor pool and hot tub and the hotel also has a fitness center laundry facility and free parking. The hotel is in southeast Columbia right off I-77 and two miles southwest of the edge of Fort Jackson. The University of South Carolina is less than six miles northwest of the hotel. Kids thrill to the fun at EdVenture (seven miles west) billed as the South's largest children's museum. If you're driving from Columbia Metropolitan Airport the hotel is 13.5 miles east. our guests give thumbs up to Country Inn & Suites By Carlson - Columbia offering free hot breakfast cushy beds and an indoor pool.