In 1910, the Cain-Matthews-Tompkins-Black House, located at 1619 Pendleton St., was built by landowner John J. Cain. Ninety-five years later, The USC Development Foundation and IMIC Hotels opened what is now the Inn at USC Wyndham Garden. A joint effort by the Historic Columbia Foundation and other preservationists, the historic home was able to be preserved during construction of the hotel and today serves as the Inn’s lobby.
The Inn at USC Wyndham Garden located in the heart of downtown Columbia overlooks the historic campus of the University of South Carolina. Just steps from the historic Horseshoe, the charming boutique property is convenient to many of the area’s premier attractions, including Williams-Brice Stadium, the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion, the South Carolina State House, the State Museum and the Columbia Museum of Art. Visitors are also drawn to an eclectic blend of dining options, live entertainment and the arts to suit any taste and budget. Nearby entertainment magnets include popular gathering spots such as Five Points and the Congaree Vista district.
The Inn is widely known for its rare blend of historic grandeur in upscale accommodations and impeccable service. A boutique style hotel with 116 luxury guest rooms, the Inn combines the ambience and charm of the antebellum South with the most modern amenities sought by today’s travelers. Each of the Inn’s stylishly outfitted guestrooms and suites feature complimentary wireless high speed Internet access, plush pillow-top king or queen-size beds, coffee makers, refrigerators, microwaves, and premium cable television. A wide range of accommodation options assures guests of finding the perfect lodging to fit their individual needs.
The Inn’s staff also works closely with event coordinators to ensure the success of corporate meetings, seminars, cocktail receptions, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and other special events. The Inn at USC Wyndham Garden looks forward to a bright future of serving the people of Columbia and the local business community as well as the thousands who visit each year to absorb the city’s rich cultural heritage and enjoy its numerous attractions.