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Francis Marion Hotel

3.5 of 5 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cherry Hill, NJ, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our stay at the Francis Marion was excellent! The staff was great - lots of southern charm. The location couldn't be better - easy walking distance to many attractions and shopping. Close to College of Charleston, as well. The rooms are decorated keeping in mind the historical times, but the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was tiny - our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location, quite swanky for the $. We lucked out at College of Charleston graduation and got one of the few rooms that are actually double sized. (one per floor) Parking is extra, there's no pool, it's not cheap (but not expensive), but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Staff is wonderfully helpful (imagine my graduate not returning his tux on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel had been recommended by a friend. I had hoped to stay here all four days of our stay in Charleston over Columbus Day weekend but they were booked except for our last night in town (even though I was making my reservations three months in advance). So I took what we could get and I am so glad... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel right in downtown Charleston, near all major attractions and right near C of C campus.; Staff very friendly and helpful, as you would expect in the South. Swamp Fox restaurant serves delicious food, ate breakfast and dinner there and both excellent meals.

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel for two nights during our honeymoon. The staff were amazing the manager couldn't do enough for us and even upgraded our room for us. We stayed in a suite which couldn't have been more romantic and comfortable it was a wonderful stay- I notice people make comments that the hotel is tired and needs upgrading... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed for 3 nights for a business trip. I thought the hotel was very comfortable and the service was excellent. Everyone I talked to was very attentive and helpful. The location of the hotel is great, close to a lot of great restaurants. I highly recommend this hotel.

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of six retired gals who have been friends since grade school, occasionally travel together in Europe and through-out the United States, chose Charleston and Savannah for our visit this year. The experience at the Francis Marion Hotel, by far, was the best we have experienced. It was led by and enhanced by Seanan Keleher, Assistant Manager, who went... More

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Hedgesville, WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I just returned from a delightful stay in Charleston, SC. We spent 4 days there at the Francis Marion with her two other sisters and their husbands. Our stay at Francis Marion was almost perfect. The staff was just so helpful and courteous at every turn. The rooms were very comfortable and the maid staff, Charlene, did... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two days in Charleston and loved our stay at the Francis Marion. Great view out our 6th floor room overlooking King St. Location was perfect as we did a lot of walking down King and Meeting Streets. Several restaurants and shops within a mile of the hotel. Staff was super friendly, especially Jackie at the front desk. She... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I reserved the hotel after reading about the history and location of the property. We checked in on Friday and stayed till Tuesday. I forget his name, but one of the fine front desk managers was very kind to upgrade us to a suite on Sunday when I mentioned that we were just married. Another gentleman moved... More

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Address: 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Francis Marion Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 234
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