On June 26th, 2005, the State Newspaper (Columbia, SC) announced the annual sampling of the best businesses in the area. The ballots are tabulated and accumulated in a special supplement to the Newspaper. For the 2nd year in a row, the Hampton Inn located at 822 Gervais Street is the reader's choice for Best Hotel / Motel in Columbia, South Carolina. This prestigious award is thanks to the much hard work of our entire staff and loyal patrons who make our hotel what it is today. Tony Tam, General Manager / J. Sterling "Chip" Davis, III, Regional Manager.