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Francis Marion Hotel

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 4 October 2015

It is important for anyone staying here to know that the floor space in the bathrooms is about 6 square feet. It is a micro-bathroom. There is little counter space. If you can live with that, then this hotel may be a great place for you. My wife and I enjoyed our stay here. It is centrally located, the staff...

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FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

I really appreciate your kind words about the hotel and staff, Richard. We're very proud to be a part of Charleston's history. It's great to hear we represented our community well and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Two nite stop in Charleston. ..dreary weather as a nor-easter hit and areas flooded. We were high and dry here. Easy on and off the free Carta bus. Walkable to all sights when not pouring Great service, tiny bathroom, good time at the bar when rain prevented exploring.

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FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

We'll always try our best to take care of our guests, so I'm glad you enjoyed your time here despite the flooding. Please consider us for accommodations during your next visit! Best regards, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

louisville, United States
Reviewed 1 October 2015

we enjoyed our stay very much and the staff was very accommodating. We ate once in the dinning room for breakfast , were not overwhelmed by the food though the staff were very nice. When the staff found we were celebrating our anniversary they upgraded our room and gave us champagne and chocolate strawberries. Totally unexpected but very much appreciated.

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FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review, Susan! We appreciate you celebrating your anniversary with us, so the champagne and room upgrade was the least we could do. I'm glad you had such a pleasant stay. All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I enjoy my stay at the Francis Marion so much that I didn't want to leave the hotel (and it was my first visit to Charleston for heaven sake)! The hotel is beautiful and the room was amazing. STAFF IS ON POINT! Front desk are very kind and helpful. And the night shift, front desk ladies were awesome. Also, housekeeping...

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FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

Wow, Jonathan, thank you for the wonderful compliments about your room and our staff! I'm just thrilled we made you feel so welcomed on your first visit to Charleston. Looking forward to welcoming you back. All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

New York
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The lobby and common areas are nice. However our bedroom was a bit tired (carpets and paint). Worse, the wooden bathroom door had swollen to the point it was impossible to close even a bit. We had to get someone to come and plane the side of the door. The bathroom iteself was VERY small, with rusty pipes leading to...

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FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so disappointed that you didn't enjoy your stay with us, Gerry. As you probably know, the Francis Marion is over 90 years old, which is why our bathrooms are smaller than most are used to. That being said, I'm sorry that there was any rust and that the door couldn't close. I will follow up on that, and I...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We held over 2 weeks worth of conferences and meetings with over 200 guests during the month of September and it was in short - Perfect ! Francis Marion and their staff provided an excellent venue to showcase not only our business, but our beautiful city as well. Perfectly executed by all staff and the catered food was far superior...

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FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

On behalf of everyone here, it was our pleasure hosting your conference, Vinny. I always want my guests to feel welcome and taken care of, so I'm glad you found your stay to be perfect. Furthermore, I'm happy you enjoyed our catering. I hope you'll be back again, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

I had a booked a birthday trip in charleston through one of the major website for my birthday and have requested a king size bed. When we go to the hotel we were told the booking wasn't done right and that the hotel had no king size beds. The front desk manager Gary offered us an upgrade for the night...

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FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

While I apologize for the booking error, Mohammed, I'm so pleased your birthday weekend a success! I will pass along your comments to Gary as well. I hope you'll be back again soon. Best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Washington, DC
Reviewed 27 September 2015

The Francis Marion Hotel is one of the grand old hotels of downtown Charleston, with all the advantages and disadvantages that come with that characterization. + Location, Location, Location: Right in the heart of downtown on King Street, and a beautiful walk down King or Meeting Streets into the historic old city. + Grand Lobby: Lots of comfortable seating and...

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FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and it sounds like our location, staff, and views really impressed you! While it's true that our elevators are slower than modern ones, we hope you still enjoyed their vintage look. I hope you'll be back for another stay soon. Best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Basildon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Firstly if you have seen and loved the Notebook then Charleston is the place to visit. Visit the theatre, the town and then eat at the High Cotton Restaurant. Then to top off an excellent town stay at this wonderful hotel. Located at the top end of king Street the whole area can be explored on foot. Excellent service, clean...

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FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so glad you had a great stay at our hotel. It's great to hear that you found both our service and rooms to be excellent. I hope you'll be back again for another stay. Best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 24 September 2015

The Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston is from an era when travel and staying in hotels was a luxury. The hotel, which opened in 1924, greets you with a wonderful exterior art deco look followed by a luxurious lobby with Greek revival elements. The staff went out of its way to be helpful - from check in to answering questions...

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FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you enjoyed the historical charm of our hotel, Jeff. We've tried to create an environment that's authentic in design, but modern in comfort -- which is exactly how you described our hotel, thank you. I'm sorry about the noise levels, but hopefully the location made up for that too. I hope you'll be back for another...

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  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience unsurpassed views of the historic harbor at the Francis Marion Hotel, the only high-rise hotel in Charleston’s historic district. All 234 guest rooms including 10 Suites and 7 Penthouse Suites are tastefully furnished for today’s sophisticated traveler, and provide modern conveniences from wireless Internet access, voicemail and data ports to on-demand movies. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Francis Marion Hotel

Address: 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403-6468
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Price Range: $242 - $534 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Francis Marion Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 234
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Also Known As:
Francis Marion Charleston
Hotel Francis Marion
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Charleston
#13 Business Hotel in Charleston
#15 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#21 Family Hotel in Charleston
#24 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
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“Try the Francis Marion for a step back in time.”
Cruisintwin1, 27 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a high room with a view of the water.”
944randyb, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Request a harbor view on a high floor.”
bobandmarieclaude, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking Marion Square have terrific views.”
elivers2017, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms probably had a good view; ours on the 4th floor did not. Ask when making reservation.”
brandel50, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
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