Given everything from full modern kitchens and free Wi-Fi to a heated indoor pool and uptown/downtown setting its clear guests are overwhelmingly impressed with the new pet-friendly Staybridge Suites Columbia. A non-smoking hotel that opened in 2009 this five-floor interior-corridor brick abode offers 93 spacious accommodations resembling upscale condos rather than mere hotel rooms. The modern kitchens outfitted with granite countertops stainless steel appliances and rich cabinetry are almost too pretty to use. Free Wi-Fi and wired high-speed internet remote printing to the business center sleep sofas and 42-inch LCD HDTVs are also standard issue. Enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet served every day in the fireside lounge. Monday through Thursday you can toast to a fun evening ahead at free evening receptions with beer and wine. Let off steam any time at the 24-hour fitness center. Of course the indoor heated pool suits all seasons and the hotels pet-friendly policy is a major plus. Conveniently located off I-126 the hotel puts guests near the center of things with easy access to points beyond. Attractions within a five-minute ride range from the University of South Carolina Benedict College and Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center to the South Carolina State House trendy Vista district and EdVenture Childrens Museum. Columbia Metropolitan Airport is 10 miles. Thrilled with the "great" free breakfast and "mod" decor guests get everything they bargained for at downtowns new pet-friendly Staybridge Suites Columbia.