Hotel Reviews – TownePlace Suites Richland Columbia Point

I know a hotel stay won’t be dull when I’m greeted by a gentleman walking around the hotel lobby in his boxer shorts.  That was unexpected and also the first impression I had of the TownePlace Suites Richland Columbia Point.

As I would quickly learn, nothing about this property was in the realm of the “expected”.  And that is sometimes a good thing!

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Arrival

Parking was plentiful near the hotel.  This property is located across the street from a Courtyard by Marriott where I stayed earlier this year.

Check In

Check in was quickly delivered by a friendly front desk clerk.  The only delay was my own response because my mouth was still hanging open from the boxer-clad guest.

I sensed a bit of whimsy from this property beyond the boxers – the lobby had bright red walls.

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The lobby contained a few interesting décor elements including a large local map marking points of interest (great for guests to find their way around town).

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The Room

I was assigned room 207 on the second floor.  While it was a small space, it was laid out well and tastefully furnished.  Features included comfortable bedding, a small sofa, desk set up, kitchenette, closet, and bathroom.

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I loved the desk – the swing out component would make this a decent room to work from.

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The hotel had marketing materials touting a partnership with The Container Store’s Elfa closet organization line.  I heart The Containter Store and they even have a loyalty program!

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Unfortunately my room did not yet have the new closet set up.

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The bathroom was small but clean.  The hairdryer was one of the best I’ve ever had in a chain hotel.

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The kitchenette was small but functional.

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Other Considerations

As with most suites hotels, the property had a small pantry selling frozen entrees, beverages, snacks, and sundries.

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The hotel has a small business center off the main lobby.

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Summary

I’ve been infatuated with suite-style hotels as of late and the TownePlace Suites provided another peek into this style of stay.  Whether I could feel SO at home that I’d venture to the lobby in my underwear is still up for debate.  But I’d definitely have no problem staying here for a few weeks on a project!

 

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