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Caro, Michigan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel a a Historic building built in the early 1920's. It was restored to the original look and is beautiful to see. Big chandeliers hanging in the lobby and it has a Starbucks right in the hotel for the coffee drinkers along with a restaurant and small gift shop. It's right downtown on King St. and lots of shopping...

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

Thank you for your considerate comments. It certainly sounds like you had an excellent time while visiting Charleston. Your tips on visiting the area are very helpful, as well. I hope we might host you again the next time you find yourself in our great city. Sincerely, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

It was our first trip to Charleston so we wanted to make it special and stay in a beautiful, period hotel. Francis Marion Hotel is exquisite. The renovation that has been performed to update this hotel, but still leave the original details from the 1920's makes this an amazing place to stay. The location is fantastic as everything in the...

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

It's such an honor to have earned your recommendation -- thank you for such a shining review! I'm so glad the atmosphere and service were just what you had in mind, and I'd love to welcome you in again someday! Best wishes, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Winder, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended a wedding here and thought the staff did an excellent job. Sure there were a few minor things that were not good but considering it was a busy weekend for them I thought it was a very enjoyable time.

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

I'm happy to hear that we could help contribute to this special day, and it's nice to know you enjoyed your time with us, as well. Thank you, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel deserves many more superlatives than I've seen in reviews. It has style, comfort, location, cleanliness, and a super helpful staff. They're particularly attentive: I mentioned we were visiting to celebrate a special family occasion, and they pulled out all the stops to make it a memorable celebration. Only downside: like many hotels in this category, the bathroom is...

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

You're too kind, Yehuda. Thank you for being our guest and taking some time to share some feedback with us. You're always welcome to be our guest. Safe travels. Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Bluffton, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend visiting from Australia and I stayed at the Francis Marion the first week in January. I was upgraded to a corner suite, which was a great convenience for us both, and had a lovely big bedroom with fabulous views of the harbor and up King Street. My friend's room, much smaller, overlooked the harbor. Both rooms were in...

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

It was our pleasure to host you while you explored Charleston, and I appreciate you taking a moment to share some feedback with us. Our city is wonderfully walkable, and it's nice to hear that you had an opportunity to take in so much of it. Thank you for being our guest. Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Frederick, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely older hotel that has retained it's charm. The staff were excellent. Our son is in a wheelchair and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Location is excellent for seeing the city. The only thing that was of any concern was the bathroom was very small. However the shower was great and the room was very clean. The bathroom...

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

It was our pleasure to host you and your family while you were visiting Charleston, Cheryl. Thank you for being our guest and sharing some feedback. Safe travels, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Bowling Green, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basically a charming older hotel, centrally located in Charleston. Three of us stayed in a double twin bedroom for two nights. One of the top things I liked was that after check in a concierge texted me offering to assist us with anything we needed. The entire hotel was well appointed and stylish while being very reasonable in price for...

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

While I'm happy to hear that your stay with us was nice, overall, Jordan, it's unfortunate that our cleaning staff disturbed your sleep and I apologize. Thank you for your feedback about your stay. Safe travels, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is in an excellent location within walking distance to all the best restaurants, shopping, and other attractions that Charleston has to offer. On Saturday morning, we walked across the street to the large farmer's market, which was a wonderful treat. The hotel itself is very charming, maintaining the historic aspects that make a trip to Charleston so special....

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

Thank you for being our guest, Gina. It is so nice to know that we could help enhance your time spent in Charleston. We certainly look forward to your next visit to our great city. Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The biggest advantage is that hotel is in dead center of town, parking is allocated nearby hotel, rooms are not so big, wi-fi is free and also coffee in lobby, A/C in room blows into back side of bed, strongly recommend urgent renovation.

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

We've been a part of Charleston for quite some time, Toni, and we're honored that we can host travelers visiting our fine city. We do honor our historic building and balance that with specific update projects to it. Thank you for being our guest. Sincerely, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Francis Marion is everything a hotel needs to be. It is well located near the historic district. The lobby, which is in the promotional photos, leads you to think this is a grander hotel than it actually is. The room are well appointed, but they are small and the bathrooms are tiny. Two people cannot stand in the bathroom...

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

We appreciate the detailed comments regarding your visit. Thank you for the feedback and choosing the Francis Marion Hotel. Sincerely, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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
Internet
  • 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
  • Conference Facilities
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: €139 - €347 (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:
#4 Spa Hotel in Charleston
#13 Business Hotel in Charleston
#14 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#21 Family Hotel in Charleston
#24 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
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“It's worth the extra to get a room on an upper floor with harbor view”
 of 5 bubbles SCoaster, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“King street side has a great view of the park and the waterfront.”
 of 5 bubbles mi_haelj2017, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for the view of the square accoss the street”
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“Try to get a room overlooking Marion Square, the view is excellent.”
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“#212 - Great view! Corner room - large!”
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