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General Francis Marion Hotel

107 E Main St, Marion, VA 24354-3105
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 5 hotels in Marion
Travellers' Choice
The historic General Francis Marion Hotel was originally built in 1927 and was restored to its original elegance in the early 2000s. The hotel's 36 guest rooms are beautifully appointed in period furniture with emphasis on comfort and luxury. The Speakeasy, the hotel's restaurant, offers superb dining in a Roaring '20s atmosphere. Located just feet from the famous Lincoln Theatre, the hotel is listed in both the National and the Virginia Historic Registers.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Meeting rooms
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Richard L wrote a review 17 Jan
Winchester, Virginia40 contributions8 helpful votes
We went to Marion to see a Mountain Music concert and stayed here because it was next door to the Lincoln Theatre. It is a wonderful hotel, about 100 years old. We stayed in a suite that was not much more expensive and got a most comfortable king sized bed that seemed bigger than king. All of the staff were so nice and friendly. It was so clean and plenty of hot water. Continental breakfast was also very good. I recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2021
1 Helpful vote
Dana K wrote a review Jul 2020
Erie, Pennsylvania345 contributions89 helpful votes
The room was small but well furnished. The bed was squishy too soft. The bathroom was large and there was plenty of hot water. The staff were very friendly and helpful...from the front desk staff to the breakfast staff.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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bear_bat_traveler wrote a review Jun 2020
New York40 contributions17 helpful votes
Agree with much from the previous review. Small room with good sized bath. Our water temp and pressure was fine. Comfortable bed. Clean, quiet room. Good air conditioning. Free parking in lot behind hotel, and we were happy to see our motorcycles appeared on a security monitor at the front desk. Sad breakfast during these times , but we were happy to discover some microwaveable sausage and cheese croissants next to the Greek yogurt, so it seemed they had tried to give some options. Front desk staff in both am and pm were badly uninformed about options for supper or alternate breakfast location. Moon Dog next door was fine for supper. On a Monday, only The Tank in nearby Atkins was open for breakfast. See several pictures of the historic hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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jyeames wrote a review Mar 2020
Newport, North Carolina99 contributions57 helpful votes
Small room with a large tiled bath. Very comfortable bed with excellent pillows. Erratic water temperature in the shower. No flat surface to use as a work station, no coffee maker in the room. Breakfast was disappinting...After waiting in the breakfast room for 10 minutes, I couldn't find anyone in the kitchen or at the front desk so I called in on my cell. Heather said they would cook eggs but that was all. Never did come to the room though! We left and went elsewhere. The room was clean and quiet, the bartender excellent and my Haddock fish & chips was very good!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Nicholas E wrote a review Mar 2020
9 contributions3 helpful votes
My fiancé and I flew up to southwest Virginia from Florida for a weekend anniversary trip in the mountains. The General Francis Marion exceeded our expectations in every way. The hotel is just a short drive from Grayson Highlands State Park where we hiked in the snow with wild ponies. After a long day on the Appalachian Trail we were happy that our bed was like sleeping on a cloud. So comfy! The restaurant in the first floor of the hotel is an unbelievable find for such a small town. Delicious! We also enjoyed live mountain music at the restaurant and bar right next door. Great pizza! Downtown Marion May be small, but it packs plenty of options in ones pace. There was also a sushi restaurant with great bento box lunches and a pub with awesome local atmosphere. We would definitely recommend the General Francis Marion Hotel!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$129 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about General Francis Marion Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to General Francis Marion Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Lincoln Theater (0.05 km), The Past Time Antique Emporium (0.2 km), and The Wayne C Henderson School of Appalachian Arts (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at General Francis Marion Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at General Francis Marion Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at General Francis Marion Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to General Francis Marion Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wolfe's BBQ Restaurant & Catering, Wooden Pickle Food & Spirits, and The Speakeasy.
Is General Francis Marion Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Marion.
Does General Francis Marion Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to General Francis Marion Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Antiques at Winterhurst, LLC (14.8 km).
Is General Francis Marion Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.