Free breakfast free Wi-Fi an indoor pool and downtown Columbia location two blocks from the University of South Carolina are the highlights of the non-smoking Hyatt Place Columbia/Downtown/The Vista. Opened in 2015 the non-smoking Hyatt Place has 130 stylish and contemporary rooms in a six-floor building. Watch your favorite program on the swiveling 42-inch flat-panel TV with DirecTV and then drift off into dreams on the plush Hyatt Grand Bed. Rooms also have sofa beds mini-fridges coffee/tea makers and free Wi-Fi with remote printing. Before heading to the Gamecocks game fuel up on a free breakfast featuring items like breakfast sandwiches freshly baked pastries cereal and fruit. Other drinking and dining options include a coffee and cocktails bar 24-hour food market and 24-hour gallery café with fare like burgers flatbreads pizzas and salads. Don't get too full for a swim in the indoor saltwater pool. The hotel also has a 24-hour fitness room business center coin-op laundry parking (for a fee) and free shuttle service within a three-mile radius. Up to two pets (dogs only) 50 pounds or less per pet (or not more than 75 pounds total) are allowed for a one-time fee per room. The downtown Hyatt Place is in the Congaree Vista area with its upscale shops and restaurants two blocks north of the northwest tip of the University of South Carolina campus and Colonial Life Arena (Gamecock basketball). The South Carolina State Fair and Williams Brice Stadium are two-and-a-half miles south. The South Carolina State House is two-and-a-half blocks east the South Carolina State Museum and Congaree River are a half-mile west and the Amtrak station is a half-mile south of the hotel. If you're coming from Columbia Metropolitan Airport the hotel is seven miles southwest. This Hyatt Place is a hit with our guests for its comfy beds good breakfast and excellent Vista location near shopping and dining.