People often do things in hotels that they would never do in their own homes, such as sleep soundly, watch Marley and Me, or let the kids drink as much shampoo as they want. Let loose with today's Groupon: for $94, you get a one-night stay in a king suite and a complimentary breakfast at the Inn at USC, located in the University of South Carolina's picturesque Horseshoe section of campus (up to a $189 value).
The Inn at USC hosts travelers in a vintage-inspired historical boutique hotel coupled with modern amenities. Spacious king suites sprawl into separate sitting rooms with kitchenettes and wet bars, and suites' deluxe bathrooms may flaunt both walk-in showers and garden or whirlpool tubs. Vaulted ceilings gaze lovingly at lush damask-inspired drapes in some units, while others extend into private balconies, perfect for rehearsing a lovelorn soliloquy to an audience of borrowed pillows. More of the Inn at USC's extensive amenities include wireless Internet, cable televisions with HBO, complimentary toiletries, and more. Upon waking up in the king-size, triple-sheeted pillow-top bed, guests may stroll to the Palmetto Room for a made-to-order hot breakfast served with coffee, tea, juice, pastries, and fruit.
The Inn at USC's front desk is staffed 24 hours per day, poised for requests for fresh towels and even tinier shampoos from guests in its 117 rooms and suites. The lobby and welcome center are housed within the historic Black House, a home built in 1910 by local businessman John Jefferson Cain, which was renovated and included in the Inn's construction in 2005. The hotel's unique blend of Georgian and art-deco design, marble fireplaces and countertops, and refined woodwork set a distinctive, old-school scene for trips, business meetings, weddings, and fake time-travel events.
1619 Pendleton St.
Columbia, South Carolina 29201