The Hampton Inn and the Hilton both come as a package (they are owned by the same company). Both hotels were incredibly accommodating in letting me leave gift baskets for our guests. They are both centrally located in downtown Columbia so our guests had PLENTY to do on Saturday before the wedding!
The Hampton was a great location and a very resonable rate for the Vista area. We chose it because of the location mainly. Our wedding was at 5 so we wanted people to be able to shop or go site seeing easily during the time before that. We went to the visitors bureau and got brochures and maps etc for the guest bags. That worked out well. It also had a pool for the kids and I think breakfast in the lobby. Everyone seemed to like it.
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