OUR CULTURE
Soda City’s Bejeweled Boutique Retreat

Having degrees in architecture and passionate preservationists Rita Patel and Marcus Munse, Hotel Trundle is a love letter to South Carolina’s capital city - a boutique hotel in the heart of Columbia’s Main Street Historic District. It magnificently

unites three historic buildings, each meticulously restored to showcase the beauty of a bygone era through exposed brick, stamped tin ceiling tiles, deep moldings, and custom wood trim.

Columbia, curated

“We live, play and work here - we love Columbia - and we want to support this city, to create a platform for community and provide thoughtfully curated experiences for locals and visitors.”

- Rita Patel, Owner

grey chair with purple curtains

Hotel Comforts

  • Complimentary local beer at check-in
  • Sip and Nibble manager’s reception
  • Light local breakfast
  • Fitness Studio with elliptical machine, exercise bike, treadmill, and free weights
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Lending Locker Business Hub with wireless printer
  • Concierge services

Local Partnerships

hand birds on wallpaper

Art

Because nothing inspires us quite like the original works of some of Columbia’s most incredible artists, we commissioned a few of our favorites to add their artistic stamp to our lobby and public spaces. A big shout-out to these creative geniuses:  

Cedric Umoja - Don’t miss his curated graffiti wall on the Sumter St. storefront
Angela Zokan - Find her paper collage works on the lobby's gallery wall
Lauren Dillon - Take a peek at this plaster artist’s sculptured plaster installation just inside our lobby doors

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Maya Smith - This artist and illustrator amps up our lobby art installations 
Ashley Concannon - Her breathtaking photographs add artistic edge to the lobby
Dalvin Spann - Giving our interior corridors an all-important "Lego" up 
Bonnie Younginer - A touch of artist bliss, in the form of a hand-woven textile piece, adds texture on the gallery wall 
That Godzilla Guy - Find Sean McGuinness's quirky artwork along corridors and on door hangers and key cards
Ashley Williams - Look for her colorful works in and around the lobby
Sylvio Lynch - Lynch's pencil adds layers of depth to our lobby gallery wall
Leah Richardson - Tasked with completing the corridor art
Lauren Dillon - Tasked with creating the 'selfie wall' that will define the Hotel and it’s ideal of “Living joyfully. Dreaming fearlessly”
A Classical Glass -  This unique business specializes in custom designed stained glass for church, home, business, etc.

Print/Graphic Design

ByFarr - Credit for our in-room journal goes to the talented team at this heart-of-Columbia graphic design firm

board game on side table next to two green couches
brown leather couch

Furnishings

Bricker & Beam - Furniture designer Josh Cox shares our passion for heirloom-quality craftsmanship. You’ll see it expressed in our custom, handcrafted beds, our community breakfast table, and even our reception desk
Best Mattress - A fourth-generation mattress company with a deep appreciation for comfort
The Shoppes On Main - Our go-to for accessories to dress up our public spaces
Harris Pillow - Comfort out of Beaufort, SC.

Food/Drink

Ally & Eloise - One bite and you’ll know why this is our bakeshop-of-choice for continental breakfast treats
Craft and Draft - We trust the big (beer) selections to these Columbia craft brew experts
Indah Coffee Company - Indah’s roasting wizards keep our guests fueled with the best coffee in town
Loveland Coffee- This family owned coffee shop offers in-room delivery
Carolina Kernels - Enjoy some premium gourmet popcorn at turndown
Vino Garage - Our go-to for unique wine finds and rare beers 
Lula Drake - Enjoy a unique collection of wines from an equally unique parlour

beer pouring into Hotel Trundle glass
TRUNDLE Culture Photography

Photography

If a picture is worth a thousand words, we'd be rendered speechless without the behind-the-lens magic of our trio of top-tier photographers and photography studios. Take a bow: Kickstand Studio, Forrest Clonts, and Sean Rayford

Meet the rockstars who helped bring Hotel Trundle to life. We couldn’t have done it without these gifted artisans, designers, craftsmen, and coffee roasters who call Columbia home.

Thank You