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Francis Marion Hotel

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Reviewed 3 July 2016

We stayed here for three nights. We had a traditional room until they upgraded us due it being our anniversary which was a nice gesture. The room that we were upgraded to was basically a hospitality suite which had a full kitchen and three circle...More

1  Thank klassact
Response from FMH_Manager, Owner at Francis Marion HotelResponded 6 July 2016

I certainly appreciate this feedback on our upgrade we offered you to celebrate your anniversary. While some of our guests appreciate a bit more room during their stay, it is good to be reminded that others appreciate the intimacy of our other rooms. The Swamp...More

Reviewed 3 July 2016

We stayed in room 327. It should have never been turned into a hotel room as the size was small. The bathroom was minuscule! The pedestal sink partially blocked the doorway. The bathroom door opened out into the hotel room because there was no room...More

2  Thank wan2bcalm
Response from FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion HotelResponded 6 July 2016

It sounds like your expectations weren't met, during your first visit, and I apologize that you were not aware of the restroom facilities we offer. We would love for each room to provide an amazing view of the city, but not all rooms will supply...More

Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

If you want to stay in downtown Charleston it's hard to beat the Francis Marion. On the corner of Calhoun and King this hotel is walking distance to the market, restaurants, and most major sites around the city. The lobby is beautiful and the staff...More

2  Thank Blsackett
Response from FMH_Manager, Owner at Francis Marion HotelResponded 6 July 2016

Our building has been undergoing upgrades for several important items that affect our guests' experience. As our location has a great deal of historical significance, we undertake these project carefully and gradually. We appreciate your patience as some items are still more a legacy of...More

Reviewed 2 July 2016

The hotel is at a great location for shopping eating etc. The Saturday we were there they had a great farmers market across street at a little park. The staff was extremely nice & helpful. Rooms were nice, beds were comfortable. Our son had his...More

1  Thank brynders
Response from FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion HotelResponded 6 July 2016

So glad we could be part of your son's special day. Thank you for letting us host you while you explored Charleston and celebrated the occasion. Safe travels, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I normally don't write reviews about places, but I got to about the Francis Marion Hotel. I arrived about 4 hours early from my check in time and they not only got me in a room, they also gave me a free upgrade with king...More

1  Thank bribri612
Response from FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion HotelResponded 6 July 2016

Thank you for leaving your old habits behind to leave us some feedback on your stay. Our hospitality is equal only to our city's beauty. We are glad you found both to be wonderful. Safe travels, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

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US$182 - US$1,429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#5 Spa Hotel in Charleston
#13 Family Hotel in Charleston
#13 Business Hotel in Charleston
#15 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#24 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
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US$182 - US$1,429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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#5 Spa Hotel in Charleston
#13 Family Hotel in Charleston
#13 Business Hotel in Charleston
#15 Luxury Hotel in Charleston
#24 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
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JamesKandJohnA
17 May 2018|
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Response from Laura M | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 30 minute walk. Not bad at all.
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Golfpa1
9 February 2018|
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Response from Caitlin S | Reviewed this property |
I would say to at least spend a long weekend there, but you could certainly make a week trip out of it as well! We found that this hotel was a great walking distance from downtown, and didn't use our car to drive anywhere... More
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chs262
21 October 2017|
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Response from doclago1 | Reviewed this property |
I could be wrong but I don't believe there is one. There are plenty of taxis and Ubers available. It's about $40 for cab from the airport to the hotel
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