Zipping through the Capital of Southern Hospitality on a business trip or carefree vacation? Aloft Columbia Downtown offers easy breezy access to the entire area-but is light-years from all those run-of-the-mill hotels. Abuzz with the energy of discovery and interaction, this bold new lodging alternative will surely inspire you to explore the Congaree Vista, our bustling district that has been revitalized from warehouses and other industrial buildings. Stay and play awhile! You'll discover we're close to numerous downtown businesses and the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Tour the South Carolina State House or the University of South Carolina. Check out the exhibits at the South Carolina State Museum, the Columbia Museum of Art, or the EdVenture Children's Museum. Enjoy the outdoors at the Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park, or admire the fauna and flora at the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden. Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE) is only 8 miles away.