The hotel also has an exercise room, a laundry facility, free parking and a sitting area with private work booths. Parking is free. The hotel is in the Vista section of downtown, four blocks east of EdVenture and the South Carolina State Museum. Bicentennial Park and the Congaree River are a half-mile west. The State House is about a half-mile east of the hotel and the University of South Carolina is a mile southeast. If you're driving from Columbia Metropolitan Airport, the hotel is seven miles northeast. Surrounded by historic charm, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Columbia Downtown/The Vista hotel gives our guests comfortable, spacious suites and free breakfast and Wi-Fi.