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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 24 June 2015

I have been to Charleston before but never stayed at this hotel. This is a piece of history in a prime location! Loved the ambiance, the service and the restaurant. Although breakfast was not part of the package, it was incredibly reasonable at the hotel restaurant. We had full, hot breakfasts daily for $8.00 per plate that included eggs, grits,...

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

I'm so glad you chose to stay with us on your most recent visit to Charleston! It sounds like the central location was just what you were hoping for, and I'm happy you could join us for a number of delicious, hearty meals as well. I hope we can welcome you back for another relaxing stay very soon! Take care,...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Great location, staff was very friendly, and the hotel is lovely and old. But there was something gross on the shower curtain. Yuck! Bed is comfortable. TV remote did not work. Wifi was very, very slow, but it was free.

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

We definitely always want attention to detail to top our list of qualities! I'm so sorry you were disappointed with the cleanliness, Michelle, especially when you enjoyed the location and friendly staff so much. I'll be checking in about the Wi-Fi issue as well, because I definitely understand how important that is for our guests. I hope you'll give us...

Vidalia, Georgia
Reviewed 22 June 2015

The Francis Marion Hotel was absolutely a wonderful place to stay! You were greeted graciously from the door to check-in and beyond. The rooms were neat and clean and the conference room was very appropriate.

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

Glad your stay with us was so lovely, from the moment you walked in to your comfortable room itself! I can't wait to share this great review with the rest of the staff, and I hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Charleston soon. Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

The location is great, the staff was super and friendly, the Swamp Fox (attached restaurant and bar) suited us perfectly for cocktails and breakfast. Disadvantages include: no pool, small-ish rooms, fairly clean, but pretty dated overall. I don't think we would choose this hotel again, as it didn't suit our needs, per se... But not a bad spot and I...

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

Of course, we hope for the experience at our hotel to be about more than just the friendly staff -- we want you to be completely comfortable as well. If you're ever dissatisfied with any aspect of your room, please let someone know so that we can find another one that you may like better. We're always working to improve...

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 June 2015

The Francis Marion was recommended to us as a place to stay for our trip. I have to say that from our first contact with the hotel to make reservations to arrival we were excited. Located on historic King Street was a plus as we made reservations at several restaurants there only blocks away. On the way to Charleston I...

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

I'm so happy to hear that we made your first visit to Charleston such a success! It's always wonderful to be able to check out all the sights and sounds from a central location. Glad you got a chance to try brunch at the Swamp Fox too! We look forward to welcoming you and your wife back again soon. All...

Harrisburg, North Carolina
Reviewed 19 June 2015

I loved the old world charm of the hotel and that's what I wanted, just what the old days should have been like. We walked to everything. The room service was great everyone was very polite and they made sure you were taking care of. We had dinner down stairs and the food was great I can't wait to return...

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

Old world charm is exactly what we aim for -- glad you got some much-needed R&R at our historic hotel! It's always nice to be within walking distance of everything we need, and I hope you got to see all the sights and sounds you'd hoped for. Hurry back to see us again soon! All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel...

Edmond, Oklahoma
Reviewed 19 June 2015

I attended a professional meeting at the Francis Marion, and my family tagged along to enjoy Charleston. We were booked into a double bed room, and the staff was fantastic about setting up a roll away bed at no charge. When we discovered that the beautifully restored historic hotel room was going to be difficult to manage with a family...

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

This review made my day, Jessica -- so glad we could give you a taste of southern hospitality and make you feel right at home. We're always happy to switch out rooms as needed, since we want you to be completely comfortable at all times. I completely agree that it's wonderful to have a central location, and I hope you...

Brentwood, Tennessee
Reviewed 18 June 2015

We ha heard that the Francis Marion excells at Customer Relations and we found that to be the case from top to bottom. It is a historic hotel, so you are not going to find some of the amenities you find in chain hotels, but the elegance, attention to detail, friendliness, and atmospere of quiet gentililty were wonderful. We ate...

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

One of our very favorite things is to give you a little taste of southern hospitality and charm at our hotel. So happy to hear that we succeeded! It sounds like you enjoyed a delightful stay with us, and we can't wait to welcome you back. All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 17 June 2015

The people at The Frances Marion personified old fashion, genuine Southern Hospitality. Very convenient to all Spoleto venues and comfortable walking distance to all of our favorite restaurants and shopping on King Street.

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

Old-fashioned southern hospitality is our bread and butter, and I'm thrilled to hear that you loved your stay with us so much. We hope you'll be back in Charleston to see us again soon! Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager

Nogales, Arizona
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Loved everything about our stay except for the rollaway bed.. The rollaway was horrible plastic covered mattress 1 inch from the floor. Book a suite if you have more than two people to a room. That way everyone will be comfortable. King bed great for two and the doubles will only accommodate only one person per bed comfortably. The service...

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Glad you enjoyed your stay overall, Marcia, although I'm sorry to hear that the roll-away bed was so uncomfortable. Please don't ever hesitate to let us know if you need to change rooms as we always want you to have a restful night's sleep. I hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Charleston again soon! Take care,...

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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
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  • 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
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  • 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: €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”
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“King street side has a great view of the park and the waterfront.”
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“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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