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General Francis Marion Hotel

107 East Main Street, Marion, VA 24354
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Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Marion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Collierville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my son to enroll in a nearby boarding school. We ended up spending the night in this hotel. It was charming and reasonably priced. I had the trout in the restaurant and it was good. The beds are comfy and the bathrooms very luxurious. What an unexpected surprise!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really excited to visit this hotel because of the history within it. Upon arriving, we parked in the rear parking lot. Entering through a small alley doorway, where you could hear the water dripping down the drain from the roof top air conditioner. Upon entering, my first thought was the smell of "old." There were wood planked floors... More

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

We take a great deal of pride in our hotel’s history. The artwork in the hotel, in the rooms and on the walls of the public spaces, is representative of art work that was popular during the 1920’s. The card room features the front page of the Smyth County News dated Thursday, January 27, 1927. The article was written prior... More

Newport News, Va
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely surprise to find such a nice, classic hotel in a small city in the Virginia mountains. The location downtown was great, walkable to restaurants and galleries. The decor of the room and bath was beautifully well done and the folks tending the front desk were welcoming and helpful. Parking is right behind the hotel. At the complimentary... More

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. We are a motorcycle friendly hotel and our location is located near a number of great roads you could ride for days. The hotel is 1.8 miles from the Back of the Dragon; 32 miles, three remarkable mountains, 260 curves and elevations of up to 3,500 feet. We... More

Keswick, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up in Marion by happenstance. We stopped at Auto zone where the young man directed us to GFM Hotel. Amy at front desk was amazing. She made sure we got the best rate possible. We were riding bike and she quickly guided us to the ride of the Back of the Dragon. The Hotel is from the 1st... More

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. We are a motorcycle friendly hotel and our location is located near a number of great roads you could ride for days. The hotel is 1.8 miles from the Back of the Dragon; 32 miles, three remarkable mountains, 260 curves and elevations of up to 3,500 feet. We... More

Gate City, Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were in the area for another event and got to stay at this great little hotel. From the moment of check in until we turned in our key things were just perfect. The room was not big on square feet but it was not big on price either. I liked that the history of the hotel was available. The... More

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. It is our desire to make each guest's stay "perfect " and it is gratifying to hear that we have achieved our goal. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future. Thank you for reviewing our hotel on TripAdvisor. More

Arvada, Colorado, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Loved our stay at General Francis Marion hotel. It was a great boutique hotel conveniently located for a quick in and out stay. The room was exceptionally clean and bed very comfortable. The decor was pleasing. We did not partake in the hotels lovely bar and restaurant but it was inviting. Would stay again with no qualms. A continental style... More

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. The hotel has a great location. It is convenient to I-81 and downtown where you can walk to shopping and dining. We hope that the next time you stay with us, you will dine in our award winning restaurant, The Black Rooster. Thank you for taking the time to... More

Franklin, TN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stopped for the night based on my Road Tripper app. This hotel is a cross between a B&B and a hotel we loved it. Clean, affordable, friendly staff and adorable. There free continental breakfast included homemade scrambled eggs. I would deduct 1/2 a star for the mattress. If they upgraded the mattresses this place would be perfect.

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your comments regarding the staff and the great value our hotel rates offer our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

Pittsville
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Overall, we liked staying here. The folks in the lounge and the restaurant were without exception very friendly and attentive. Front desk guy was very helpful at check in too. They've done a great job in the reclamation of this old hotel. Our room was clean although the bed could have been more firm. If you want a room with... More

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Trip Advisor. Our maintenance man has checked the thermostats in our rooms and has verified that they are all in working order. Our hotel is a green hotel, and that results in a 6-10 degree range of control in each room with the base temperature of each guest room... More

Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I reserved this hotel while in the area for business blindly at the recommendation of coworkers. Woah! I was not expecting this piece of restored beauty. The entry is amazing and surprisingly parking is plentiful. I quickly got checked in and went up to my room. The hallways were original and small and comfortably dark and sexy. It made me... More

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. We strive to exceed the expectation of each and every guest; and it is always gratifying to hear from a guest when we have succeeded in doing so. Our hotel and The Black Rooster Restaurant have received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 and AAA Approved Diamond Rating... More

Greenville, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were riding our motorcycle in the Virginia mountains. Read about this hotel written by bikers who rode the Back of the Dragon road (#16). The best part of the hotel was Karen. Both on the phone and in person, she went out of her way to make our stay as good as possible. She researched how to get on... More

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Robert L, General Manager at General Francis Marion Hotel, responded to this review

Our staff is invested in providing all of our guests an optimal level of service. There are thermostats in each room, and any member of our front desk staff, on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, will be happy to help you make your room temperature comfortable on your next stay. Thank you for recognizing the hotel's... More

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Address: 107 East Main Street, Marion, VA 24354
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Location: United States > Virginia > Marion
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The historic General Francis Marion Hotel was originally built in 1927 and was restored to its original elegance. The hotel's 36 guest rooms are beautifully appointed in period furniture with emphasis on comfort and luxury. The Black Rooster, the hotel's restaurant offers superb dining in a Roaring '20s atmosphere. Located just up the street from the famous Lincoln Theatre, the hotel is listed in both the National and the Virginia Historic Registers. ... more   less 
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