What You'll Get
Cowboys invented the handlebar mustache so they'd always have somewhere to hang their hat. Save yourself the grooming time and hang your Stetson at the stately The Inn at Claussen's, located in the historic Five Points section of Columbia. For $85, today's Groupon gets you a one-night stay in a traditional queen or king room, bottle of wine, half a dozen chocolate covered strawberries, and breakfast for two people (up to a $179 value).
Built in 1928 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Inn at Claussen's welcomes guests with a mix of old world splendor and contemporary sumptuousness. The hotel consists of 28 rooms individually outfitted with a stylish queen or king bed. Traditional rooms are colored in hues extracted from toasty fires and accented with period furniture to highlight the rich history. Each unit comes equipped with a private bath, cable television, a human gyroscope, and wireless high-speed Internet. Check out a pictorial preview of the room and inn here.
Every stay includes breakfast delivered to your room and turndown service, upon request. Guests will also be treated to honored courtesies such as daily wine and cheese receptions as well as strawberries drizzled in chocolate. In between lounging in luxury, take some time to explore the area attractions such as the University of South Carolina, the Congaree Vista, and the Capital building.
Frommer's recommends the Inn at Claussen's. The Inn, which was previously called Claussen's Bakery, is also listed in the National Register of Historical Places. TripAdvisors give the Inn at Claussen's a modest 3.5 owl eyes.
- Just 2 miles southeast of downtown, this is the premier inn of Columbia. It's in the fashionable Five Points district, near the University of South Carolina, and it offers far more charm than any other in the local landscape. The tastefully decorated rooms may have watermelon-color walls, pine armoires, Windsor chairs, and small patios; some have four-poster beds. - Frommer's
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 28, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Reservation required; subject to availability. May use value toward upgrade. Not valid for Premium rooms. Blackout dates apply. Rate reflects double occupancy. Tax not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.