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Francis Marion Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
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Ranked #28 of 54 hotels in Charleston
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The lobby of the hotel was lovely and very charming, however the room was a little dated and could do with a little updating. That being said, the room was well kept. The location was excellent, the airport bus is within walking distance, it is within walking distance to all of the sights and along the free bus route. There... More

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Bristow, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Francis Marion last year and again this year and LOVED it! Love the location, the view, the convenience of the Swamp Fox Restaurant and Starbucks in the lobby. Great service and love the pedicabs to take you anywhere in the city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff here was exceptional and amazing! Will definitely stay here again and recommend to family and friends! Can't say anything bad about this hotel. Rooms were great, room service was great, staff was great! Restaurant, spa and Starbucks on site.

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Daleville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my brief stay at the Francis Marion Hotel. Old world style in a perfect location.Very convenient and within walking distance of historic Charleston.The hotel itself could use a bit of sprucing up.

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Rome, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend and I went to Charleston for three days of site-seeing. The Francis Marion is located within walking distance of several sites. It has old-world charm with modern conveniences. Our room exceeded our expectations!!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Checked in with a friendly and helpful staff. Went to my room and was NOT impressed (very dirty--as in needs a deep cleaning). The doors had dirt/grime on them, hair hanging from lamp shades, and "caked" dust on the curtain valances. I'm normally not one to complain but I couldn't take it--especially for how much I was paying! Went to... More

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Oakton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a 1920's era hotel that has been beautifully restored. The hotel is located in the heart of Charleston and within walking distance to all the great shops, restaurants and attractions.There's a free cable car that stops in front of the hotel and will take you to most places if you're not able to walk which we needed for... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Francis Marion is in an excellent location to explore historic Charleston. While the rooms are comfortable (bathroom very small but adequate) it is perhaps not as polished as it once was. The breakfast in the Swamp Fox was great and the staff at check-in were very helpful. For those parking, it is $16 per day in the adjacent car... More

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

I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our hotel's location, as well as the Swamp Fox breakfast. I appreciate your feedback on the rooms, too, and find it helpful to not when looking for ways to improve. I appreciate you staying with us while in Charleston, and would love to have you visit again! Best wishes, Gayle Karolczyk, General... More

Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel primarily for its wonderful location; it is in easy walking distance of most of the sites we wanted to visit. The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. Unfortunately, even though the hotel still exudes an atmosphere of elegance and luxuriousness with its beautiful architecture and furnishings, the room we stayed in really showed its age. Power... More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review on your recent stay with us! It's helpful to hear what you thought of your room that your family stayed in, and I appreciate your feedback on the bathroom, too. Our hotel was built in 1924, and while we take great care to preserve it's history, we... More

Toronto, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am giving this hotel a 4/5 but would rather give it a 3.5/5. The location of the hotel is excellent, and the staff are quite friendly and helpful. Having said that, the hotel itself is quite old so for that reason, the rooms are quite small. Our room on the 10th floor was tiny, and had two tiny beds... More

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

Thanks for letting me know what you thought of your recent stay. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the location and staff, but I wish we could've made your room even more comfortable. Hope you'll be back to stay with us the next time you're in Charleston, and our team wishes you safe travels! Take care, Gayle Karolczyk, General... 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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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#12 Business Hotel in Charleston #24 Family Hotel in Charleston #26 Romantic Hotel in Charleston
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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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