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Francis Marion Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
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Ranked #29 of 54 hotels in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The bed was great, the food simply awesome! The staff, however, aimed to please in every way possible. To me, the highlight of the trip was the staff, from the desk to the bellhop to the wait staff. Located in downtown historic Charleston, renovated to preserve its historic foundation, the Francis Marion is THE place to stay in the Lowcountry... More

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21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Valet parking which was great. Friendly staff. Tenth floor room with great views over city. Big comfortable beds - bathroom a bit small. Perfect location for king st and surrounding historic district - walking distant everywhere. Starbucks downstairs. Good price for $200 a night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had never been in Charleston before and had very little time between business engagements. Coming in cold and tired, I wasn't happy with the choice of room (don't like that pesky ice machine)! Management bent over backward to find me a great room - instead of fobbing me off on another room, the head clerk personally escorted me (and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed out several historic hotels on the East Coast and this was one of our favorites. Great location, spacious rooms that were immaculate (even though the bathrooms are small), welcoming and knowledgeable staff. The Swamp Fox was the best breakfast buffet we had on our five state tour. We loved Charleston and this hotel!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently I brought my first group to The Francis Marion for a three day conference. I couldn't be happier. Even with some last minute changes, everyone was friendly, helpful and quick. Caroline Bean was a pleasure to work with as well as the whole conference services team. Sharon in banquets is WONDERFUL! For anyone who is thinking of meeting in... More

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30 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can't have it all... The Francis Marion is a delightful hotel in Charleston and perfectly located for downtown. This is one of those Historic Hotels and this sometimes can mean its very stuffy but this wasn't the case. The staff were excellent, the valet staff were especially brilliant - knowledgable and helpful - and this made the hotel a... More

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

Thanks for staying with us when you were in town visiting! Although I'm sorry you felt a little cramped in your bathroom, I'm relieved to hear you understand that comes with the territory of staying in a historic hotel. I hope you'll remember us next time you're planning a trip to Charleston! Safe travels, Gayle Karolczyk, General Manager More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Francis Marion for 4 nights while attending a convention in the hotel. The room was on the small side and the bathroom was a postage stamp, but they were comfortable and adequate. The hotel staff is very gracious and helpful. There is an on-site restaurant, The Swamp Fox, that was very nice. There is also a... More

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Bury St Edmunds
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed as a family and enjoyed the location; others have said stay at a higher floor as it is on the street so can be noisy. An old hotel with character; for us it was perfect to get around town on foot, opposite the park where there are markets. If you stay on a market day i strongly recommend... More

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

I'm sorry our parking options weren't terribly convenient for you, but I'm relieved to hear that didn't keep you from enjoying your stay! I agree that the market is not to be missed, and I'm sure other reviewers will be just as glad as I am that you mentioned it in your review. Hope to see you next time you're... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is old, but maintains that historic charm. The location is great, right on King Street but not in the middle of a noisy area. We ran every day and on Saturday enjoyed the farmers' market in Marion Square. The staff were very helpful and the lobby is clean and well-appointed. The room size was great (we had a... More

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

Your recommendation is music to my ears! Our team works hard to preserve the past while also improving our historic hotel, so I was delighted to read you took notice of that when you were here. I hope you'll keep us in mind next time you're planning a trip to Charleston! Safe travels, Gayle Karolczyk, General Manager More

Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a long time professional meeting and event planner, I know what I am looking for when working with hotels. I can honestly say that the Francis Marion is one of the best I have worked with, anywhere in the country. (And that's saying a lot!) From initial contact with the sales staff, to execution of the program, to working... More

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

Wow! I'm absolutely blown away by your incredibly thoughtful recommendation. We sincerely love hosting meetings and events at our hotel, and I'm thrilled that you took the time to spread the word about that aspect of our business in particular. Hope to work with you again soon! Warm regards, Gayle Karolczyk, General Manager More

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Additional Information about Francis Marion Hotel

Also Known As:
Francis Marion Charleston
Hotel Francis Marion
Address: 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Charleston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Charleston
#24 Family Hotel in Charleston
#25 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Francis Marion Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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