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Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 26 May 2015

The Francis Marion is one of those hotels you must stay at in Charleston, SC. A wonderful place with a lot of character. Beautiful old hotel but the rooms have all the amenities you need. The restaurant in the hotel, the Swamp Fox is delicious. The valets/bellboys are wonderful!

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

So happy to hear that you appreciate the character of our historic hotel! That's the best compliment we could ever ask for, and I'll be sure to share the kind words with the rest of the staff as soon as I can -- particularly the valets and bellboys. Hope you'll be back to see us soon! All the best, Stephen...

Oxford, Mississippi
Reviewed 26 May 2015

My husband and I recently stayed for 6 days at the Francis Marion Hotel while I attended a conference. We were greeted by friendly and helpful staff. The location is perfect for business or pleasure. Would definitely stay there again if traveling in the area!

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

I'm so happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your nearly week-long stay with us! I can't wait to pass the compliments along to the rest of the staff, who I know will be just as thrilled as I am. We look forward to hosting you again the next time you travel to Charleston! Take care, Stephen Parker,...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We booked the Francis Marion for a Memorial Day weekend in Charleston. We booked only a couple of weeks out, at that point most of the Downtown hotels were $450-$600/night. The Francis Marion was in the $200 range, so we booked it, but also wondered - what will it be like? It is a classic Grand Hotel built in the...

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

I'm so happy you decided to stay with us over Memorial Day weekend, Margaret -- thanks for sharing such a kind review! We always appreciate kind words about our historic decor and renovations, and it's wonderful to hear that the service was just what were you were hoping for. I hope you'll join us again soon! Take care, Stephen Parker,...

Statesboro, Georgia
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I enjoyed this beautiful, historic hotel. It's just across from Marion Park, a beautiful green park with lots going on--arts fair, farmers' market on Saturdays, vendors. The next block down from the hotel houses unique (mainly upscale) shopping and restaurants. The Swamp Fox restaurant within the hotel has superb Spinach Fettuccine--the best I've ever eaten.

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

I'm thrilled that you loved your stay with us so much, Betsy -- from the delicious fettuccine at the Swamp Fox to the quiet seventh floor room! It sounds like you were able to check out everything you wanted in the city, too, which is always wonderful to hear. Hope you'll be back to see us soon! All the best,...

Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

This hotel is an original and keeps its original character. Clean, comfortable, and very affordable. Architectural features are dated and the TV's have picture tubes - I like the break from rubber stamp business decor. Plus, remember the long hall in the Shining movie with the twins standing at one end? Yes our hall looked just like it. I highly...

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

It's always wonderful to hear from someone who appreciates the unique character and history of our hotel! Glad your stay was clean and comfortable for start to finish, and a pleasant deviation from the typical businesslike decor. Hope you'll be back to see us again very soon! Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Hersham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2015

This was my second stay at this fantastic hotel. The beds are the most comfortable I have slept in any hotel . The staff are all very friendly and go out of there way to help. The best breakfast selection .. Give it a go..

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

Simon, glad to see you loved the beds and breakfast. In my humble opinion, that's the most important part! We do hope to have you back if you're ever in the area again. Safe travels, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Our child was graduating from the College of Charleston, so my husband and I chose to stay at the Francis Marion Hotel. This hotel has a great location: it's at the top (north) of Charleston's Historic District, just across the street from the college. Not only is the location convenient to the college, it's within walking distance of restaurants, shopping...

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

It's always such a special moment to see your child graduate -- congratulations! We're so glad you decided to stay with us for such a special occasion, and we're especially thrilled to hear that your stay was just as wonderful as all the other times you've stayed with us. We're always working to improve our hotel -- glad you noticed...

Evansville, Indiana
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

This hotel made our vacation great. Great location, within walking distance of every thing. Starbucks in the lobby also a bonus. We had a great room that was once two rooms and now joined; therefore, it had two bathrooms. Great upgrade. Everything was clean and the bed was great.

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

Happy to hear we could help make your vacation to Charleston such a success, Joanne! That's the best compliment we could ever hope for. Glad your room was so comfortable, and I hope you'll be back to see us again soon. Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

west lafayette indiana
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

The hotel was clean and staff was great however, we had a suite and it was absolutely pathetic. Had to wait AT LEAST 15 minutes for Luke warm water. If you weigh over 170 you will fell like a sardine in the bathroom. Seriously.. The bathrooms were like small closets. Would not stay here again

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

While I'm happy to hear that you felt welcomed by our friendly staff, of course I'm disappointed that you were less impressed with the room itself. As a historic hotel, we're working with limited space and resources -- this is one of the trade-offs for the old world atmosphere convenient central locations, but of course we always want you to...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 22 May 2015

We've stayed at this hotel quite a few times. It's never been a good value but we love the location. On our most recent stay we noticed a distinct decline in the quality of service. This trip, we loved Bill and Constance and Kerry at the concierge desk but the front desk staff seemed lost when addressing the simplest issues,...

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

This is definitely the last kind of impression that we hoped to leave you with, particularly someone who's chosen to stay with us multiple times over the years! Our front desk staff is usually praised for their hospitality, so I'm disappointed to hear that anyone was curt or unwelcoming to you in any way. I'm also sorry to hear that...

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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
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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: €126 - €328 (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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“Valet service very helpful.”
 of 5 bubbles MartyLK, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Corner rooms are bigger and brighter,it was a little noise from the street when people was loud.”
 of 5 bubbles rosanamuscio, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“upper floors are best, but they also cost more”
 of 5 bubbles Jim1133, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upgade to a deluxe!Worth every cent.”
 of 5 bubbles 69EllenC, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request a room on a higher floor for a view of the harbor and Old Town”
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