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Albany, New York
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66 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

The lobby is impressive and the room we had was huge. It was an historic hotel that had a little bit of wear, the ceiling in the bathroom could have used a paint job. But overall it was in a great location and for the value you really couldn't beat it.

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1 Thank TPXB
FMH_Manager, Manager at Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us so much! We really appreciate this wonderful review, and we'll certainly be taking your feedback into account as we move forward with renovations of our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager More 

Savannah, Georgia
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42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

I prefer staying in historic hotel properties for their uniqueness. Francis Marion did not disappoint. Bell/Valet Staff were perfect greeters upon arrival. When I made the hotel reservation, I had requested an upper floor with a view of Marion Square for photo opportunities of The Citadel Recognition Day activities. Had reserved one king room and one double/double room that we... More 

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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 charm and uniqueness of historic hotels like ours! Thanks for leaving us such a kind review here on TripAdvisor. I'm glad you were able to enjoy a room with such a lovely review, and I hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you and your family back to Charleston again... More 

Lynchburg
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49 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

It's old, it's historic, its walls are paper thin. I could hear the neighbors brush their teeth, take a bath, talk to each other, watch tv. It's like they were in the room with me. And with no vent in the teeny tiny bathroom, there wasn't even a way to attempt to drown out the noise. Worst two nights of... More 

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

We always want you to get a comfortable night's rest at our place, and I'm so sorry you were disappointed! As an older hotel, built in 1924, it's true that we're working with limited resources, but we're constantly striving to improve. Please rest assured that I'll take this feedback to the whole team so that we can discuss the best... More 

Suwanee, Georgia
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78 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed here while touring College of Charleston with younger son. Perfect location as hotel is about a 5 minute walk to this school's visitor center and the bookstore is practically right next door. I knew before arriving that is an older hotel. I agree with others that the bathroom was small but the size of the room made up for... More 

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

So glad the location was everything you'd hoped for and more! It's always exciting to be able to see everything you want to see when you come to visit Charleston. It sounds like you enjoyed a lovely stay with us overall, and we can't wait to welcome you back soon. All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015

The staff was excellent , Room was nice and since I was traveling with a friend it was nice to have separate bathrooms. Location was great within walking distance to great shopping , the market and great places to eat.

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

I can't wait to pass the compliments along to the staff! So glad you and your friend enjoyed such a comfortable stay with us and got a chance to check out all that Charleston has to offer. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager More 

Royal Palm Beach
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2015

From the first moment we walked in, we were greeted at the front desk with geniune southern hospitality....the friendly, efficient, knowledgeable staff helped us check in early, suggested places for Easter services, brunch, and sightseeing activities. All excellent suggestions, especially the Magnolia restaurant for a delicious southern cuisine brunch! We had a room on the 9th floor, stylishly appointed in... More 

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

Glad we could give you a little taste of Southern hospitality! I can't wait to share this wonderful review with the rest of our staff, who I know will be thrilled to hear the kind words. I hope you were able to see everything you wished in Charleston, and that you'll be back to see us again very soon! All... More 

Middletown
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42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Boutique Hotel located in the heart of Charleston. The Hotel has been updated but retained much of its old world charm. Most attractions are walkable from the hotel. Check out time is noon which is a benefit if you would like to sleep in, however it lessens your chances of an early check in. Guaranteed check in is 4:00pm and... More 

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

Thanks for this incredible shout-out here on TripAdvisor, Jed! We really appreciate it. Sounds like you had a lovely stay with us all-around, and we can't wait to welcome you back the next time you choose to travel to Charleston. All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager More 

Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Our team spent several days at the Francis Marion Hotel in beautiful Charleston SC. The staff supporting our meeting did an outstanding job. The hotel is beautiful clean and very comfortable. Every member of the staff went out of their way to make every one of our guest feel special. They do a tremendous job showing every one of their... More 

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

I'm so happy we could host you and your team while you stayed in Charleston -- and that we were able to make each and every one of you feel so welcomed and special! I can't wait to pass the wonderful feedback along to the rest of the staff, who I know will be thrilled to hear it. I hope... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

I stayed five nights at the Francis Marion on a business trip. It was my first trip to Charleston, and it was just delightful. The front desk staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful, and the moment we walked in the door with our suitcases, someone took them and brought them up the elevator for us. The lobby is... More 

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

So glad we could make your first trip to Charleston so delightful all-around, from the comfortable beds to the friendly staff! I can't wait to pass the kind words along to the rest of the team, and I hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager More 

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35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, the best customer service! Front desk and bellmen were wonderful with recommendations. Rooms were nice and spacious. Walking distance from everything! Would definitely stay there again!

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

It's always great to have a spacious, comfortable home away from home! So glad you enjoyed your stay at our hotel, Annabelle. I hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Charleston again soon! All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager More 

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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
Things to do
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: €127 - €333 (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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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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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”
 of 5 bubbles 475irener, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
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