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Kings Park, New York
Reviewed 22 May 2015

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Renton, Washington
Reviewed 21 May 2015

This hotel is 91 years old and some rooms are very small. Some rooms have been renovated and are now the size of 1 1/2 rooms. We had a corner room with a very nice view and a king bed, but it was a very small room. The bathroom was the size or two small bathtubs and no counterspace for...

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

It's true that we're working with limited space and resources since our hotel was built in 1924, but we certainly want never want this to interfere with your comfort or overall enjoyment of your stay, Gayle. We're always in the process of making improvements, and we appreciate constructive feedback like this to help us do just that. If you're ever...

Santa Barbara
Reviewed 21 May 2015

My wife and I enjoyed our two day stay here on a Thursday and Friday in May during one of Charleston's busiest weekends coinciding with Charleston College graduation ceremonies. We had booked a Deluxe King room within a few days of our arrival. Though the room was large, as well as the bathroom and on a high floor, it faced...

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

I'm so happy that you and your wife chose to stay with us and enjoyed your visit so thoroughly! We always want your visit to be as comfortable and relaxing as possible, and I'm thrilled to hear that Victoria was able to find an alternate room for you when you requested it. Nothing beats a room with a view, does...

Shelbyville, Michigan
Reviewed 20 May 2015

This was our first visit to Historical Charleston. This property was amazing from the minute we arrived until we had to depart. The entire staff was not only extremely friendly but went out of their way to make sure we were completely satisfied! I would definitely recommend staying here!!!

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I'm happy to hear that we helped make your first visit to Charleston such a success, Rett -- that's music to our ears! It's always important to us to make you feel right at home in our hotel and city, so it's wonderful to know that this goal has shone through. We look forward to welcoming you back, hopefully sooner...

Ridgeland, Mississippi
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

As another reviewer stated, you trade the old world charm for more practical rooms. The rooms do, however, offer all the modern conveniences, only in a smaller footprint. I was part of a conference group, and the conference facilities are quite good, with good audio-visual equipment. The HVAC was not working in the restaurant so it was closed the first...

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It's always wonderful to hear from a guest who appreciates the old world charm of our historic hotel! It's true that our place is a bit older, and thus more limited in terms of space and resources, but I'm happy to hear that the size did not detract from your overall comfort. I hope the rest of your conference went...

Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

Just had a week at this wonderful hotel, room was really good and although bathroom was really small the rest of the hotel made up of it. staff were brilliant and very helpful loved every minute. Hotel restaurant served great and very reasonable priced food.

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So happy to hear that you enjoyed your week-long stay with us, Eunice, from the helpful staff to your meals at the Swamp Fox. Offering you a little taste of southern hospitality is one of our top priorities, so it's wonderful to know that this has shone through. We hope to welcome you back to Charleston again soon! Take care,...

Colleyville, TX
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Hotel is in a terrific location for walking around the town -close to really good restaurants and the waterfront. Especially want to commend Kerry-Leigh the concierge - she's really sweet and couldn't do enough for us! Had a wonderful stay!

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I'm so happy to hear that you had such a lovely stay with us! It's hard to beat a central location in a city like Charleston, and it's wonderful that you were able to check out so many of the sights and sounds in the area. I hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back for more soon! All...

Treasure Island, Florida
Reviewed 18 May 2015

This is an older hotel in Charleston, full of charm (including the small bathrooms - no problem as they are very functional, and additional vanity space is set up in the bedroom area). The staff at this hotel is simply outstanding!! From the Front Desk, to the Concierge, to the Valets - they are full of information and wonderful suggestions!...

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

I can't wait to share this kind review with the rest of our staff -- I know they'll be just as thrilled as I am to read it! It's really important to us to make you feel completely welcomed and relaxed when you stay with us, so it's wonderful to hear that this goal has shone through. It sounds like...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We had our daughter's wedding at the Historical Francis Marion Hotel's Gold Ballroom and it was the most amazing, elegant wedding. We were blessed with the hotel's coordinator who was amazing. All of the venue's staff did an excellent job. There were comments all evening as to how excellent the food was for the cocktail reception and the wedding sit...

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There's nothing we love more than weddings, Jane, and it was an honor to host your daughter's! I'm so happy to hear that everything went so smoothly for you and your guests, from the delicious food to the historic atmosphere. I hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon, and please tell your daughter and her husband that...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Nice, convenient location. Hotel was nice as well as clean. Had a less than satisfactory encounter with several front desk personnel. This encounter made me wonder about the “supposed charm and hospitality” of the hotel. This is one of several hotels that I have stayed in and refers the others because of the encounter.

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I'm really concerned to see this, Ashley, because this is definitely the last kind of impression we hoped to leave you with -- and not the normal response to a stay with us at all! Friendly front desk service is very important to us, so I'm surprised to hear that anyone made you feel unwelcome in any way. If you'd...

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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
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: €140 - €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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