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General Francis Marion Hotel

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107 East Main Street, Marion, VA 24354
General Francis Marion Hotel
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Marion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
lexfrank Lexington, Kentucky
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked a night at this hotel strictly on the prior reviews here on Trip Advisor. What a disappointment! Our room was very small, the bed was one of the worst we ever slept on in a hotel, dirty bathroom floor etc etc etc. To bring the luggage into the building you need to park in the rear parking area... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay in this historic inn, and were surprised how interesting the little town of Marion was. Our room was cozy. We enjoyed watching the town life from the hotel balcony. Drawbacks were the thin walls - you could hear all your neighbors - and the abysmal breakfast.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I loved it , nice and Friendly. i would recommend anyone to stay here. the lady at the front desk was sweet and awesome, nice , very respectful. Didnt give me or my bf a stank face like some hotel desk support does

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are always excited that our guest service makes an lasting impression. We hope you can come back and enjoy another visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I first stayed at the General Francis Marion Hotel due to business in Marion. I was tired of staying at "business" hotels and the actual lack of national chain hotels made my decision easy. To say I was surprised by my initial visit is an understatement; the friendliness of the hotel staff, the obvious history of the property, along with... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on TripAdvisor. Praise from a "roadwarrior" who logs over 200 nights a year, is very meaningful to my staff and I. We appreciate your business. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This quality of hotel you wouldn't expect to find on the main street of a small, rural southern town. The attention to detail, the comfort of the room (especially the bed and linens), the quality of food at the restaurant and bar, the ambiance of the town itself, all surpassed our expectations. Andre, at the front desk took excellent care... More 

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

We are very glad that you enjoyed your time at our hotel and your dinner at The Black Rooster Restaurant & Lounge. Thank you for recognizing the good value our property provides for our guests. Your review on TripAdvisor is greatly appreciated. More 

Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I was participating in a local women's motorcycle rally and this hotel was great! Service, price and history were awesome! I ate all of my meals at the hotel restaurant because they have their own chef who changes the menu daily--OUTSTANDING MEALS AND SERVEICE!!! Prices for the meals were very inexpensive for some of the best meals and desert I... More 

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

Our staff makes every effort to exceed the expectations of all of our guests; we are always gratified to hear we have succeeded. We are happy that you enjoyed the hotel, our restaurant, The Black Rooster and the town of Marion. The hotel just got back from the International Motorcycle Show in Washington DC. We are already anticipating this summer's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We stumbled upon this wonderful gem while visiting Marion last weekend. We were there to see the Christmas along the Crooked Road show at the Lincoln Theater next door. The gentleman at the reception desk was very warm and friendly. He set us up with the perfect sized room. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable. The location... 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. I am pleased that you found our front staff welcoming. We are fortunate to have staff that is invested in providing exceptional customer service. We hope that you will return to our hotel and enjoy other great performances at the Lincoln Theatre. The General Francis Marion Hotel and... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Step back in time for some old charm but with modern amenities. A real gem, nicely updated well appointed rooms. This hotel has a great bar with good choice of wines. The restaurant has excellent food and breakfast is included with the room.

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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 glad you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and that you appreciated the 1927 atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel soon! More 

DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We recently attended a wedding in our old hometown of Marion, VA. This hotel was a charming, wonderful find. The decor kept with the time and each room was clean, beautifully adorned with the old charm. It was a nice change to have a key instead of the modern cards to enter the room. The bathroom was quaintly done with... More 

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

We strive to exceed the expectation of each and every guest and we are always gratified to hear that we have succeeded. We are happy that you appreciated the 1927 ambiance of our hotel. We look forward to your return and the opportunity to serve you again. Thank you for taking the time to review our property on TripAdvisor. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband and I made our first visit to Marion after reading a nice blog post about the town. We were looking for a mountain town that around 2 hours from Charlotte, NC. We usually go to Boone or Asheville but so glad we found Marion. It is small and charming with just enough to do. We drove straight to... 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 trip to Marion and our hotel. Thank you for your kind words regarding our property, Gilchrist & Soames amenities, our downtown location, The Black Rooster Lounge and Sunday Brunch. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. We appreciate your TripAdvisor review. More 

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