Going to University of South Carolina for the first time? Hotels-Rates can help you find the best hotel in Sumter, SC. Hotels-Rates can provide detailed information on amenities, convenience to surrounding areas and close-by points of interest. Our comprehensive hotel database shows that there are 14 hotels in Sumter within 5 miles of University of South Carolina, with the lowest rate for those hotels being $49.01. If you are searching for interesting places in Sumter, we think you might like the Riverbanks Zoo, which is less than 10 miles from the school.