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Francis Marion Hotel

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387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
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  • Location
    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
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were pleasantly surprised by how nice the hotel lobby was. The staff was very friendly and we got to check in and get a room early. The room was a little small and old, but the air conditioning worked well which was important as it was over 90 out! We really enjoyed our stay and it was very centrally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited Charleston to take advantage of the opportunity for members of two families including husbands, wives, children, grandchildren and close friends for a family reunion. The Francis Marion Hotel was wonderful. Upon arrival, Lauren checked us into the three rooms reserved for this visit and made arrangements to have our luggage stored until our rooms were ready. Two of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was in town for a meeting but looking forward to seeing some of Charleston. The meeting was held at the Francis Merion Hotel and the staff was fantastic. Everyone was very pleasant and eager to help. Special note to the bell desk when I was running late for my flight and my uber was delayed I cancelled and wanted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Friend and I stayed here for our friend's wedding recently. The location was great in walking distance to everything on King and market street, which was convenient since we did not rent a car. Lots of shopping and restaurants in walking distance. In case you need anything or forgot something, there is a Walgreens conveniently located across the street. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The day my daughter and I arrived for a nice weekend together, it was a very solemn day in Charleston as it was the day of Rev. Pinckney's funeral and President Obama and VP Biden were in town. Our cab driver from the airport was wonderful trying to get us around all of the congestion and giving us a tour... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I loved everthing about this hotel. The lady who checked us in was extremely friendly and very helpful. She gave great advise on what to see while we stayed and also places to eat. The hotel is in a great location, we could walk to lots of restaurants and shopping. And it is also located on the free trolly line.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This past weekend we flew into Charleston for a family wedding being held at the hotel. I had enjoyed a wedding there a few years ago but had not stayed at the hotel, so I was looking forward to this experience. As pulled up to the Hotel I was greeted by a valet with a big smile and great Welcome.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights w/ my sister in law for a girls get away. The hotel staff was great. Rachael at the front desk was super sweet and friendly. Very helpful. We would ask for suggestions on places to eat and were never steered wrong. Although, I dont think there's a bad place to eat in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, great room, great service, great hotel. Ideally situated for central Charleston it was ideal for walking the city, also had great views across the park, we sat and watched Ghostbusters on the giant screen in the park at night. For absolute ease use the valet parking, worth every cent.

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

There's nothing quite like seeing Ghostbusters outdoors on the big screen, is there? Glad you enjoyed your visit so much, Paul, from the convenient location to the friendly service. I hope we can welcome you back to Charleston again soon! Take care, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Liked everything about this hotel. Would stay again. As a solo female felt completely safe and comfortable. very convenient location. Breakfast was wonderful and bar was warm and cozy. Staff was great.

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

So glad we could make you feel right at home, and that you enjoyed everything from the central location to the delicious breakfast. I can't wait to pass the compliments along to the rest of the staff! Hurry back, Stephen Parker, Hotel Manager More 

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