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Francis Marion Hotel

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387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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109 reviews 109 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently was part of a business conference and found the hotel's access issues very troubling. Yes, it is an older building. But clearly it has been renovated, and yet very little has been done for those with compromised mobility. Examples...the "dumbwaiter" style elevator to the ballroom is not ideal. There is one meeting room that cannot be accessed at... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice hotel within walking distance of everything downtown, great history but very well maintained. Staff is friendly & efficient. We have stayed in many "upscale" hotels in Charleston & this one is the BEST!!!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nicest, most helpful staff ever. Your wish is their command. Excellent dining recommendations . Great suggestions for transportation and wonderful directions. They are very quick to phone and make any arrangements for you. Anything one could want is within walking distance.

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience from the moment I made my reservation with the assistant manager, Seanen, til the moment we left the hotel. We were given a beautiful double room with 2 baths and two closets...great for two friends traveling together. We had a view of the park and the waterfront. The front desk staff and the concierge helped... More 

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

What a fabulous review! Thanks so much for reaching out -- I'm happy to hear that your room was both beautiful and comfortable, and that you thoroughly appreciated the convenient location as well. I hope you'll be back to see us again soon! All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is old, but very nice. The bath rooms were very small, but who cares about the small bath room. The beds are very comfy. The hotel has a lot of charm. The bell men were exceptional! I would love to return some day.

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

It sounds like you enjoyed a wonderful stay overall! I can't wait to pass the compliments along to the rest of the staff as well -- glad we could give you a little taste of southern hospitality. We hope to welcome you back to Charleston soon! Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice room but ac did not work thank you goodness it was 60 degrees outside. Got 30 dollars credit. Great location close to all great restaurants.shops....churches. Love Starbucks on the first floor . Parking 21$.

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

Glad your stay was great overall, but I'm sorry to hear that your air conditioner didn't work. We are in the process of replacing all guest room HVAC units. Fortunately, the weather was in your favor, but our front desk staff is also always more than happy to assist with any issues that arise during your visit. We hope to... More 

Montclair, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently visited Charleston and stayed at the Francis Marion. Our experience at this hotel was awesome, in large part because of their Assistant Front Desk Manager, Seanan. He was extremely helpful and caring and made sure we were well taken care of. Hotels - their fixtures, carpeting, etc. can only go so far - it is... More 

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

So glad you and your wife decided to stay with us! I can't wait to pass the compliments along to Seanan, who I know will be thrilled to hear them. We look forward to welcoming the two of you back to Charleston soon! All the best, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager More 

Joplin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel has a very good location, but service was poor at best ! The bar Friday night only had one bartender and was packed ! No server , when management was informed the just went and hid. The rooms Tv keeps malfunctioning to blank screen . There are no outlet to charge anything . You can hardly turn around... More 

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

I'm glad you were a fan of the location, but I'm so sorry you were less impressed with the service! That's not at all the usual reaction to our place -- as you can see from the rest of our reviews here, we're known for our hospitality. Please don't hesitate to contact me personally if you'd like to discuss what... More 

Gurgaon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic old hotel in downtown Charleston, its a located to a place which is very convenient for walking to all the attractions of the city. This hotel also in the route of free bus service which will take you to all the attractions of the city. The rooms and bathrooms are not very big but everything is in perfect order... More 

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

I'm overjoyed to see how much you enjoyed staying with us! It sounds like you share our appreciation for that southern charm, and I'm really looking forward to passing along your compliments to some of our staff members -- they'll love what you had to say. Keep us in mind next time you visit Charleston! All the best, Stephen Parker,... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think we had at least 15 to 20 rooms for family and wedding guests. Quaint hotel with great service. Some rooms small and very small bathrooms. Great location and outstanding service. Family really enjoyed the restaurant Swamp Fox for breakfast and happy hour, great gathering place.

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

I'm glad to hear your family enjoyed the celebration at the Francis Marion! We have several different room layouts and sizes, and some are smaller than others. The hotel was built with over 300 rooms and we currently have 235. Improvements are constantly in process and we plan to enlarge some bathrooms next year. Thanks for your kind comment about... More 

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