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Francis Marion Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
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Ranked #26 of 54 hotels in Charleston
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went at the beginning of the week and was given a room on the upper floors with a spectacular view. I can see how some might complain of the rooms being small but honestly there's more than enough room for two average-sized people. Everything is kept very clean and staff are extremely helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Francis Marion staff was warm and welcoming! The hotel has an excellent location, centrally located so it is easy to walk to just about everything you want to see and do in Charleston. I also loved having the Starbucks located in the lobby, so you have easy access to coffee/tea whenever you want it. The rooms were plenty spacious...upgrade to... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel was absolutely wonderful! My boyfriend and I had found a good deal on it from Travelocity and it was definitely worth every penny. The lobby is beautiful with the chandeliers, furniture and music! The front desk was very friendly and the location was great. We just kept our car in the garage and walked our entire trip. We... More

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New York City, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The lobby of the Francis Marion is really immaculate; you feel like you're taken back in time, but everything is super clean and new feeling. There was some construction in the elevators, but there were signs apologizing for the maintenance. The direct connection to both a Starbucks and a 'general store' was great (in case you needed anything, you didn't... More

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Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having been a resident of the Lowcountry for some 8 years, we are always excited to return to Charleston every chance we can. Our first choice of hotels is The Francis Marion. The service is second to none - from the bell stand where the staff is professionally dressed in uniform to the front desk staff that are charming and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an excellent hotel with friendly staff. It is perfectly located for easy access to walking around Charleston, shopping and local restaurants. The hotel has a very good restaurant and bar. The complimentary bottle of wine was much appreciated.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel thru Expedia which was really reasonable for a downtown location. It has a Starbucks on street level which is really convenient. We planned on using the public trolley to get downtown (it is free!!) and it picks you up right across the street. As long as you have a timetable (I downloaded off the internet) it... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to Charleston to perform a destination wedding. Through Hotwire I landed at the Francis Marion Hotel. It is a beautiful old hotel with a Starbuck's downstairs, a beautiful park across the street and friendly, helpful staff throughout the hotel. I used the valet parking and was extremely happy with the service. On Saturday there was incredible Farmer's and... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a treat. Such a nice hotel for such a wonderful location. Walking distance to everything you need including top notch dining and tons of sight seeing. Has a Starbucks inside the lower level. Swamp Fox restaurant and bar also on sight. Local Cross Fit gym within walking distance was extremely convenient. Rooms are fabulous where Old world charm meets... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice hotel with a great location. Staff was very helpful even if the concierge was never to be found during our stay. Rooms are spotless but like most old hotels...could use an update on amenities. Perfect location to get anywhere we needed to be.

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Address: 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Francis Marion Hotel 3.5*
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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 
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