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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
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    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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Francis Marion for two nights in May. The hotel is perfectly located for exploring downtown Charleston. We were able to walk just about every where that we wanted to go. The staff was very friendly and helpful with suggestions about where to go and how to arrange tours. There is a Starbucks attached to the hotel... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel is in an excellent location - right on King Street, between the shopping district and the restaurant district. Also very close to College of Charleston, and right above a Starbucks and across from a park, which often has some sort of fair going on. Hotel is only a little over a mile from the southernmost point of the city,... More 

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Albuquerque
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

No whining from us about the small bathrooms! This is a historic hotel and they've done a good job of renovated many of the rooms. The rooms are clean (high priority), staff is attentive and kind, beds really comfortable. We wish the bar in the beautiful lobby was operating -- we would love to sit there in the evening after... More 

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Leonia, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lacking other rooms, I was assigned one of the suites in the 12th floor, larger than most 2-bedroom apartments, with a separate dining and living room, so my experience is not likely to be typical. Helpful concierge and front desk staff. About 15 minutes walk from the historical part of Charleston.

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Charlestown RI USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great hotel , good location, restaurant on premises was wonderful, the room with 2 doubles was spacious, bathroom was very small but huge closest for hanging and storage. all staff were wonderful from the bell boys to parking attendants to front desk and housekeeping , have no complaints only good things to say about this property

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were here for conference and I really enjoyed this hotel. Very old world, but classy. Extremely friendly and tolerant staff... and the buffet lunches for the conference were excellent! I would definitely go back here even for a private stay.

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Walnut Creek, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just came back from first visit to Charleston and tried to book some B&B's but think there was graduation and most were busy so splurged on the Francis Merrion hotel which had a great location although not as close to many attractions downtown so did a little more walking, but in Charleston that's a good thing. Beds were some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my second stay at this hotel and it was great stay. The staff at this hotel is fabulous they are on point at all times. Every person I encountered was nice and extremely helpful. The rooms were very clean and comfortable the only thing I would say is the bathrooms are way too small. Will defiantly stay here... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed 3 nights, May 17-20, 2015. Room was very comfortable and nicely decorated. Desk staff were very friendly and quite helpful. Only complaint was the room safe didn't work. Location was great. Very near restaurants, bars, etc. We loved Charleston overall and hope to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have stayed here several times. We like to bring out of town guests here to feel a bit of old Charleston. Yes, the bath rooms are small in most of the rooms, but the room size makes up for this. Beds are comfortable, rooms are clean with nice decorations. The hotel lobby is wonderful and we enjoyed playing cards... More 

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