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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have stayed at the Francis Marion several times and have enjoyed my stay and the location each time. The staff is very friendly, efficient and knowledgeable about the area. The rooms are nice and very well appointed with amenities to make a stay very comfortable. I love coming into the hotel and enjoying the feel of an old world... More

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Baltimore, MD
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our three days at the Francis Marion Hotel. The service is absolutely perfect and the hotel is in great shape for a building of its age. The location is okay, but a bit north of most of the sites in the city. As nearly all of the reviews have noted, the bathrooms are tiny, but overall the rooms... More

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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got into the city and since it was a last minute booking we couldn't find any other hotel for the Labor Day stay. The concierge informed us that we have the executive room, it was everything but executive. Room had an odd space with 2 chair alcove which was useless, not facing anything. The bathroom was the biggest disappointment!... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My first trip to Charleston, the Francis Marion was in a great location. Easy to walk to local attractions, beautiful lobby, clean and incredibly spacious rooms (I had a walk in closet!) The staff were friendly and accommodating. Would absolutely recommend staying here.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My fiancée (now wife!) and I were in Charleston for our wedding in the middle of August and spent the week staying at the Francis Marion Hotel. And what a truly wonderful stay it was. From the moment we checked in to the moment we reluctantly had to leave a week later, our stay at the Francis Marion was fantastic.... More

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely historic hotel with a superb staff and lovely rooms. The rooms were beautiful with wonderful comfortable beds and bedding. We had a terrific view of the park and even the water from our room. The bathroom was tiny but well appointed and plenty of room outside the actual bathroom to apply makeup if that is a concern. We did... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a ball in Charleston! Did not have to drive anywhere because everything was in walking distance. On top of the wonderful experience of Charleston, The Francis Marion Hotel made my stay even better! Thanks FMH!!

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night and were generally happy with the hotel. The room size was good but the bathroom very small. This did not bother us much as we were staying for one night only but I would imagine it being annoying on longer stays. The hotel is a bit dated but in a way it added to its... More

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This property went above and beyond to make our stay special. The sweet gal at the front desk (I think her name was Marita) made excellent recommendations for getting around town, restaurants, and things to do! We had even mentioned to her that we spent one night of our honeymoon in Charleston and didn't really get to see anything since... More

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Mt airy
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great old style hotel. Rooms smaller than normal but was just fine for two. I sent an email to inform them this was for our 20th anniversary and would like a room with a view. Valerie Ross went above and beyond. We were put on the 8th floor overlooking the park with the USS Yorktown in the distance. When we... 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*
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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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